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"... to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications."

September 2015 Newsletter                                                                     Fall Issue        

President’s Message

Fall Greetings,

Fall Greetings, School has started, vacations are over, and the Crossroads show is upon us. Welcome back! Ready or not, we are all glad to be here and look forward to the show, and our evening together on Friday, September 18th in Gallery I. Wear a nametag so people can ask questions about our group and collage. Remember we are here to educate the masses about “Collage” as a Fine Art. The Virginia Collage Society was founded by Dare Boles more than a decade ago as an affiliate of the National Collage Society. We have most of our original members still with us, but we are growing and constantly evolving. Our meetings, workshops, and exhibits are always fun, eclectic, surprising, and friendly. We strive for excellence in our work, but we embrace difference and diversity. Our mission is to promote collage and assemblage as fine art, and to learn from the process. Visitors and new members are always welcome. We meet bi-monthly at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA.

Gene Mason Toutsi, president
Virginia Collage Society

Newsletter Editor

Information for the newsletter may be sent to Marti Fann at or call 804-590-9583.

Additional News from VCS

Emma Lou Martin is featured at the Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin St., Dooley Hall, until March 2nd. The exhibit is titled, “Bytes and Pieces”…Collages using computer parts, cell phone pieces as well as found objects from the streets of RVA. There is a reception First Friday, February 5th beginning at 6:30. Fun and not to be missed!

Also she has a new series, “The Art of the Flower” in collage coming to Art Works, Centre Gallery, opening the end of February.



Emma Lou Martin, "Nature’s Textures", Collage, 9x11, $300
insects, twigs, handmade papers, found objects

Dare Boles has had one of her collages published in

Dare Boles, "Water Well 1", Collage, 19x25, $400

Dare Boles, "Woman at the Well", Collage, 19x25, $400

Dare Boles, "African Still Life", Collage, 19x25, $400



Slantwall Show - 2015


VCS Luncheon at the Virginia Museum - after the postcard exchange


Slantwall Show


Photos of 2012 Anniversary Show


Photos of the Uptown Show







Gene Toutsi

1st Vice President (programs)

Emma Lou Martin

2nd Vice President (exhibits)

Janet Visser

Recording Secretary

Dare Boles

Corresponding Secretary

Marti Fann


Bev Lockwood


Becky White


All links open to a new window. Close that window to return to this page. If you would like a link listed email Marti Fann at - National Collage Society - Bon Air Artists Association - Crossroads Art Center - Art Works - Uptown Gallery - Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association - Marti Fann Watermeida Artist - J P Visser - Gene Mason Toutsi Paper-Cutting and Collage Artist - David Turner, Collagist Artist - Michal Mahgerefteh Poetic and Artistic Voice - Krishanna Spencer an eclectic array of talents and abilities... - Lois Shipley Fine Artist - An Online Portfolio of Artwork by Bill Kinsey - Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley Colorful Watercolors - The International Forum For Fine Art Collage - Dare Boles Art at Ceres Gallery - James River Art League

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