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Please welcome new member Dan Provencher to the CAAA Main Gallery

Dan works in acrylics and has provided four paintings for our display.

Added 12 Sep 16

AerialViews Vol 21 #3, Aug 2016

The August issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Looking Back - The Lockheed Hudson
  • Cartoons and Caricatures II
  • All About Pigments - Yellow
  • Shadows - The Supporting Cast
  • Making Gesso Grounds
  • Monochromatic Painting
  • The Digital Sketchbook
Plus more news and photos!
Added 30 aug 16

The Annual CAAA Conference is coming up!

This year's conference will take place from September 15th -17th at the National Air Force Museum of Canada at CFB Trenton.

Added 14 Aug 16

Michael McLaughlin has added several paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Added 25 Jul 16

Dale MacMullin has added a new egg tempera painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Hawker Hurricanes fly over Georges Island in Halifax Harbour early in the war.

Added 02 Jun 16

AerialViews Vol 21 #2, May 2016

The May issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA. It is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Cartoons and Caricatures
  • Wes Lowe begins a step-by-step Lockheed Constellation painting
  • Pigments - The Colour of Passion
  • The Night Witches
  • Icon on the Auction Block
  • Painting Highlights
  • CFB Greenwood Restoration Projects
  • Hints from Harley
Plus more news and photos!
Added 24 May 16

Wes Lowe has added a new oil painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Wes' painting depicts the great Martin 130 Flying Boat at the Pan Am base at Hawaii in the 1930's.

Added 22 May 16

Additional Back Issues of AerialViews available for download

The second batch of AerialViews back issues is now available for download in PDF format from the AerialViews Newsletter page. Dale MacMullin has been busy all winter scanning and converting old issues of AerialViews so that we may have a digital archive of CAAA newsletters. We will be making them available for the benefit of new members who may have missed these earlier gems of wisdom or who just want to review the year-to-year history of CAAA. These PDF files are password-protected (intended for CAAA members only). If you are a CAAA member, please contact a member of the executive to get the password.

Added 12 May 16

Call to Artists

The National Air Force Museum of Canada is hosting a display of aerospace art called "Soaring Art" from May 19th to May 23rd, 2016.

Added 06 Apr 16

Hal Skaarup has added six paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Lots of work has been pouring in from the east coast lately! Today New Brunswick artist Harold Skaarup added six new paintings to our gallery.

Added 20 Mar 16

Peter Robichaud has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added a painting of the 2012 Demonstration Hornet to our gallery.

Added 16 Mar 16

Back Issues of AerialViews are now available for download

The first batch of AerialViews back issues is now available for download in PDF format from the AerialViews Newsletter page. Dale MacMullin has been busy all winter scanning and converting old issues of AerialViews so that we may have a digital archive of CAAA newsletters. We will be making them available for the benefit of new members who may have missed these earlier gems of wisdom or who just want to review the year-to-year history of CAAA. These PDF files are password-protected (intended for CAAA members only). If you are a CAAA member, please contact a member of the executive to get the password.

Added 07 Mar 16

Peter Robichaud has added another new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added a new painting to our gallery. This one features a specific event in NORAD history.

Added 26 Feb 16

Peter Robichaud has added four exciting new paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added new paintings to our gallery.

Added 15 Feb 16

AerialViews Vol 21 #1, February 2016

The February issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA, it is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Painting on Panels
  • Notes on Painting by Wes Lowe
  • Pigments - Dark as Satan's Heart
  • White Pigments Revisited
  • Light Matters - all about lighting
  • Do We Really See Rays of Light? by Charles Thompson
  • Looking Back - RCAF Post-War Roundels
Plus more news and photos!
Added 14 Feb 16

Display Opportunity for Aviation Artists

Wisconsin Aviation is holding their first Aviation Art Contest on May 14th, 2016. Submission guidelines include an image of your work and a $10 processing fee by May 7th. Shipping costs are not covered. Categories will range from elementary level through professional. Monetary prize amounts are to be determined based on the number of entries.

For more details download the full announcement.

Added 31 Jan 16

Layne Larsen has added a new drawing to the CAAA Main Gallery

Layne Larsen has added a pencil drawing of a Halifax Pilot to our gallery.

Added 17 Jan 16

Peter Robichaud has added another new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added a new painting to our gallery. This may well be the first painting of the new CH-148 Cyclone helicopter.

Added 22 Nov 15

AerialViews Vol 20 #4, November 2015

The November issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA, it is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Extensive 2015 Conference Report with photos
  • Wes Lowe describes his work
  • Pigments - the Colour of Purity
  • All About Paper
Plus more news and photos!
Added 18 Nov 15

Peter Robichaud has added two new paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added new paintings to our gallery.

Added 10 Nov 15

Call For Entries for the ASAA 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Next year the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary during its annual forum and exhibition. The artwork will be on display at the James C. Weston Galley at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. Having our work highlighted in the heart of the city will be a great plus for the organization and will guarantee high traffic and exposure for you, the individual artists.

So, now is the time to get serious about your entries!

Details for submission will appear in the next Aero Brush and on the website by November 1st. This exhibition is open to both ASAA members and non-members. For further information, download the Call for Entries.

Dates to remember:

  • Call for Entries deadline: March 13th 2016
  • Forum dates: June 3rd through June 8th 2016 (Yes, this is Friday through Wednesday)
  • Exhibition dates: June 1 - July 25, 2016
Added 29 Oct 15

AerialViews Vol 20 #3, August 2015

The August issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA, it is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Important Reminder! This issue includes the Registration Form for the 2015 conference. If you misplace the form, you can download a printable version here.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Members' Gallery: Peter Robichaud
  • Sumi-e techniques
  • Conference Update - information on the upcoming conference
  • Wings - the Third Dimension
  • All About Pigments
  • Brightening Acrylics
Plus more news and photos!
Added 13 Aug 15

Martha Southwell has added two portraits to the CAAA Main Gallery

Portrait artist Martha Southwell has added two paintings to our members' display gallery.

Added 12 jul 15

AerialViews Vol 20 #2, May 2015

The May issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members. If you want to receive this fine publication, all you have to do is join CAAA, it is included with your membership and is sent out quarterly to associate members, artist members and institutional members.

Important Reminder! Memberships expire this month. Members, please be sure to use the renewal form included with this issue of AerialViews before it slips your mind. You can also use PayPal on-line payments to join or renew.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Painting Murals
  • Update on CAAA on-line activities
  • Opportunities for Aviation Artists
  • The Tail-Enders - Pusher Propeller Fighter Designs
  • The One That Got Away - Ike's Constellation
  • Book Review: "Birdmen" by Lawrence Goldstone
  • Two paintings by CAAA member Cher Pruys demonstrating her mastery of reflections
Plus more news and photos!
Added 22 May 15

Peter Robichaud has added a new painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added a new Sea King painting, "Fleet Flypast" to our gallery.

Added 04 May 15

Membership Renewal Time

The annual renewal form will be included in the forthcoming issue of AerialViews, but you can download it here and get a jump on it. Please note the new USA and overseas rates which have been adjusted (downwards!) due to the depreciation of the Candadian dollar.

Added 20 Apr 15

Peter Robichaud has added four paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added paintings of an assortment of Canadian aviation subjects to our members' display gallery.

Added 16 Apr 15

Join or Renew Using PayPal

Members can now renew their memberships using PayPal on-line payments.

Added 24 Mar 15

AerialViews Vol 20 #1, Feb 2015

The February issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) has been mailed out to members.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Gallery: Some Real WWII Avart (in colour!)
  • Safeguarding Your Digital Photographs
  • Binding Agents in paint
  • Looking Back: The Barkley-Grow T8P-1
  • Black: The Queen of Colours
  • Report on the CAAA Website
  • Cutting Things Square
  • A Bit of Nostalgia: The DC-1, -2 and -3
Plus more news and photos!
Added 3 Mar 15

Wes Lowe has added a painting to the CAAA Main Gallery

Wesley's painting features 410 Sqn Mosquitoes being serviced on an airfield in Europe.

Added 11 Feb 15

Peter Robichaud has added five more paintings to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added a fine selection of paintings of the CF-101B Voodoo and the CF-18 Hornet to our members' display gallery.

Added 03 Feb 15

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Bob Poole has added an evocative painting of two Canadair Sabres from the Transition Unit in the evening sky over Chatham.

Added 28 Jan 15

Five more Peter Robichaud paintings have been added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Peter Robichaud has added more paintings to our members' display gallery. This time the focus is on the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter.

Added 07 Jan 15

New member added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Please welcome our newest CAAA member, Peter Robichaud, and have a look at a small selection of his acrylic paintings. More to come!

Added 26 Nov 14

AerialViews Vol 19 #4, Nov 2014

The November issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) was mailed out to members last week. Although it has been reduced to 16 pages from 20, there has been no apparent reduction in content.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • 2014 Conference Report
  • AGM Minutes from the 2014 Conference
  • Meeting the Challenge of the Digital Camera - Don Connolly
  • RCAF Northrop Nomad Recovery
  • New Canadian Military Aviation Museums Springing Up
  • Albatros Replica
  • P-61B Black Widow restoration
  • Sole Surviving Hawker Typhoon visits CASM
  • 2014 Conference photos
Plus more news and photos!
Added 20 N0v 14

ASAA Call For Entries

The American Society of Aviation Artists has issued a Call For Entries for the 2015 International Aerospace Art Exhibition. Selected works will be the best submitted by artists from around the world. In addition to ASAA sponsored awards, prizes sponsored by Boeing, ForeFeathers Enterprises, & Winsor-Newton will be awarded. This Exhibition is open to ASAA members as well as non-members.

Updated 03 Nov 14

The Story of My Paintings - Charles Thompson

The latest issue of AerialViews included an article provided by Charles Thompson about creating two paintings depicting the same event for the same client, but several years apart and from different viewpoints. The black-and-white half-tone images in AerialViews didn't do the paintings justice, so the article has been reproduced here in colour.

Updated 03 Sep 14

Photos from the CAAA 2014 Conference on Facebook

A brief report on the conference has been posted on our Facebook page along with several photos of our activities.

Updated 27 Aug 14

The CAAA Has Changed its Name!

At the August 2014 Annual General Meeting, which was held in Winnipeg at the Western Canada Aviation Museum, CAAA members decided to update the name of the organization to the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association to better reflect the full spectrum of subject matter that our artists portray.

Updated 25 Aug 14

AerialViews Vol 19 #3, Aug 2014

The August issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association (CAAA) was mailed out to members last week.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • 2014 Conference Schedule
  • Members' Gallery: Dale McMullin
  • Putting the Picture Together - Part II
  • Looking Back: An Airfield Island (Tinian)
  • Visual Artists vs National Gallery
  • The Story Behind My Paintings - Charles Thompson
Plus news, tips, and photos!
Added 18 Aug 14

New links have been added to our Links and Resources section

We've added links to The CF Artists Program, the Manchester Aviation Art Society, an aviation artists' forum, and new research sites.

This section is still expanding. Whether you're looking for something specific or just some general inspiration, you'll find it here! Do you have a favourite web or book resource? Let us know so we can add it to the list.

Added 21 Jul 14

Display Opportunity for all CAAA artists

New Brunswick member and Maritimes Coordinator Pierre Vachon has been casting about for display opportunities and has come up with a great one. The city of Edmunston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Lancaster KB882, which has been on display ever since. In addition to commemorating the aircraft, the city is attempting to raise funds to restore, shelter and preserve the aircraft: fifty years in the elements are taking their toll.

Added 19 Apr 14

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has contributed a painting of a recent dramatic incident: the rescue of a crane operator who was trapped above a burning building in Kingston, Ontario.

Added 26 Mar 14

New Paintings added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Michael McLaughlin has added several of his disctintive paintings to the main gallery.

Added 25 Mar 14

 

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