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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

New Member in the CAAA Main Gallery

Please welcome new member Bob Poole and see some examples of his work.

Added 14 Sep 13

Another Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has been busy, adding another new painting to the Gallery. This one is a tribute to the CH-113 Labrador helicopter.

Added 13 Sep 13

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has added a painting with an "old and new" theme, depicting a CF-116 in formation with the CWH Lancaster, both in 419 Sqn markings.

Added 21 Aug 13

AerialViews Vol 18 #3, Aug 2013

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

Highlights of this issue include:

  • The World of Watercolour
  • The Pioneers: Carl Richard Nyberg (1858-1939)
  • An Identity Crisis - restoring a Mk.XIV Spitfire
  • All About Glazing
  • Drawing People the Easy Way
  • Refining Linear Perspective
  • Working from Photographs
  • Decoding the "-isms"
Plus much more news, tips, and photos!
Added 16 Aug 13

New images added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Tim Deacon has brightened up our gallery with selections from his new aviation-themed comic strip, "FlyBoy & Jay".

FlyBoy & Jay 1 - by Tim Deacon

Added 13 Aug 13

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has added a painting of a CF-18 Hornet in a winter setting to the CAAA Gallery.

Added 02 Aug 13

CAAA Constitution Now Available Online

In preparation for our overhaul of the CAAA constitution, a pdf copy is now available for reference.

Added 11 Jul 13

AerialViews Vol 18 #2, May 2013

Sorry - this announcement is a little late: The May issue of AerialViews, the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Aviation Artists Association (CAAA) was mailed out to members several weeks ago.

Highlights of this issue include:

  • It's All a Cut-Up, The art of collage
  • The Pioneers: Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915)
  • Another Law for Artists
  • Preparing a Canvas for Oil or Acrylic Painting
  • Colour Principles for Successful Paintings - Part II
  • The Anatomy of a Curve
  • Looking Back: The "Yellow Peril"
  • Harvard Reminiscences
Plus much more news, tips, photos and paintings!
Added 20 Jun 13

CAAA Member featured in Brushstroke Magazine

The work of Hélène Girard has been featured in the spring issue of Canadian Brushstroke Magazine

Added 13 Jun 13

New Painting added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Len Boyd has added a painting of the Vintage Wings of Canada Gray Ghost Corsair to the CAAA Gallery.

Added 12 Jun 13

Sea King Art Show Guidelines

The long-awaited 2013 Sea King Art Show Application Guidelines are now available. The deadline for applying is June 21, 2013 and art work must arrive in Shearwater by July 5th.

Added 21 May 13

Links to Sea King References

We have compiled a selection of links to Sea King videos, photos and articles that artists may find useful.

Added 25 Apr 13

Aviation Art Display Opportunity for west coast artists

Aviation artists are invited to display and sell their work at the Texada Island Fly-in.

Call for artists

About the Texada Island Fly-in

Added 17 Apr 13

New Member, New Paintings... in the CAAA Main Gallery

Please welcome new member Len Boyd and view some of his work in the CAAA Gallery.

Added 15 Apr 13

New Paintings Added to the CAAA Main Gallery

AerialViews editor Layne Larsen has added six new paintings to the CAAA Gallery.

Added 11 Apr 13

CAHS-CAAA Cross-Promotion Opportunities

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, on the Board of Directors and immediate Past-President of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has proposed some promotional opportunities for CAAA members:

In 2011, we had a great partnership with several members of the CAAA, where I put together a PowerPoint to highlight artists at our convention in Edmonton, and we included contact info, artwork names and prices. We're interested in doing something similar for this year's 50th anniversary convention in Ottawa, September 11-15. We may also have space for physical artwork if some of the local artists were interested in being involved.

Also, to help raise money for the Society, we've decided to put together calendars and greeting cards to sell at our convention. Several artists, like Jim Bruce, have already committed to providing high res digital images of some of their work for our use, in exchange for a couple of free calendars and cards, and promotion through out website (www.cahs.ca), e-newsletter, and social media accounts. We'd create pages on our website to highlight the artists involved with a Q&A, photo, links, and representative artworks. We're looking at putting in the order by June 1 at the latest, so would like to have commitments and artwork in hand as soon as possible.

We'll also be on the lookout for donations of door prizes or auction items for the conference (for which we could likely provide charitable receipts).

Hope the CAAA and its members will be game for some of these cross-promotional initiatives!

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

If you would like to take part in any or all of these initiatives, please contact Danielle directly as soon as possible: info@daniellemc.com

Added 10 Apr 13

New Addition to the CAAA Main Gallery

New member Dale MacMullin has added his biography and a new painting to the CAAA Gallery.

Added 14 Mar 13

New Paintings Added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Martha Southwell has updated her biography and added two new paintings to the CAAA Gallery.

Added 12 Mar 13

AerialViews Vol 18 #1, February 2013

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

Highlights of this issue include:

  • The Case for Doing More Commissioned Works - Part II
  • Looking Back: The "Also Rans"
  • What is Aviation Art? Ron Wong's Take on the subject
  • From the Bookshelf: "100 Ideas that Changed Art"
  • Colour Principles for Successful Paintings - Part I
  • Glossary of Colour Terms
  • Not Kids' Stuff - Colour Pencils
  • Distemper - An Ancient Medium
  • The Pioneers: Victor Tatin (1843 - 1913)
Plus much more news, tips, photos and paintings!
Added 26 Feb 13

New Paintings Added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Member Allan Botting has updated his section of the CAAA Gallery.

Added 19 Feb 13

New Paintings Added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Michael McLaughlin shares some of his acrylic paintings in the CAAA Gallery.

Added 14 Feb 13

Our Links and Resources for Aviation Artists has been updated

New sections on General Art Resources and Aviation Research have been added. Suggestions for additions to this list can be sent to the webmaster.

Added 23 Jan 13

New Paintings Added to the CAAA Main Gallery

Martin Myers has sent in a bunch of new paintings.

Added 15 Jan 13

 

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