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AerialViews Vol 19 #4, Nov 2014

The August 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

We have added a sample issue of our quarterly newsletter, AerialViews, in pdf format.

We are continuing to convert all previous issues to this format and these will eventually be made available to CAAA members in a password-protected format.

Added 28 Feb 14

New links have been added to our Links and Resources section

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 28 Feb 14

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Bob Poole has added a painting that depicts an unusual occurence for the Avro Arrow: the one and only time it landed away from Malton.

Added 13 Jan 14

New: CAAA Store!

If you've attended a CAAA convention recently, you probably noticed a few members wearing polo shirts with the striking CAAA Logo, and wondered "where can I get one of those?" We're bringing them back! Visit our new store and you can look like one of the team at the next convention.

Added 31 Oct 13

Several resources have been added to our Links and Resources section

This section has been growing steadily over the last year. Whether you're looking for something specific or just some general inspiration, you'll find it here! We're always looking for more, so please send in suggestions...

Added 28 Oct 13

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Wes Lowe presents an exciting depiction of a real-life incident involving the Sea King helicopter (includes a link to the story).

Added 26 Oct 13

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has added a painting of "Hawk One" the F-86 Sabre in commemorative Golden Hawks colours.

Added 25 Oct 13

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Bob Poole has added another painting to his gallery entry. This one is a Worldways Canada Lockheed L1011 Tristar.

Added 24 Oct 13

A few paintings I missed in the last update to the CAAA Main Gallery

I inadvertently left out a few of Cher's paintings when I did the last update.

Added 22 Oct 13

New Paintings added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Cher Pruys has added more of her award-winning paintings to the gallery. Take a look!

Added 10 Oct 13

A New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has sent in his painting of a Mustang Mk.IV for the members' gallery.

Added 08 Oct 13

A Great Loss to the CAAA

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of our founders and most prominent members, Charles Kadin. Charles' art career began in 1949 with training at Central Technical School in Toronto, but his love for aircraft and automobiles was kindled during his wartime childhood in Toronto. Growing up near the CNE grounds, Charles was afforded a front-row view of the flying activities of the Norwegian pilots training over the lake front. An uncle would occasionally take Charles to various airfields in the Toronto area where he recalled seeing new Mosquitos at DeHavilland and Lancasters at Victory Aircraft. All of these he drew avidly.

After graduating from CTS he worked for two years at Rolph-Clark-Stone as a typographical designer followed by twelve years with Eaton's Catalog as typographer, print quality controller and creative director. In 1975 he joined Harlequin Books where he built the art department for what became the largest paperback publisher in the world.

A member of the American Society of Aviation Artists since a chance meeting with Keith Ferris in the early 1980's, Charles was extremely proud to have been elected a Fellow Member of ASAA in April 2012. One of the original founders of the CAAA, Charles was serving as its president when the CAAA was awarded the prestigious "Belt of Orion" award by the Canadian Aviation Historical Society in 2002.

His energy, his willingness to contribute to the group and share his knowledge of art, his thoughtfulness and his humour are all greatly missed.

Added 30 Sep 13

 

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