Category Archive: Meetings / Demonstrations

Sharon Giles acrylic demo at SWA in Fort Worth Nov. 20

NEXT MEETING Nov. 20, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles is a native Texan, born in Dallas and living in Irving. A former librarian, she enjoys organizing and publicizing information about visual arts in the North Texas area through the website ArtNewsDFW.com. She is also the webmaster for Irving Art Association.

She belongs to several local art societies and has earned signature status from the Society of Watercolor Artists, Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Texas & Neighbors Competition.

Sharon will be discussing and demonstrating her negative painting and layering process in watermedia.

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Nov. 28 Irving Art Association Meeting: Sudeep Kumar on Urban Sketching

The November 28th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature artist Sudeep Kumar, who will talk about  urban sketching with a demo and a hands-on afterword. He will also share information about Urban Sketchers global community, the Dallas/Fort Worth local chapter and how someone can join these groups.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome. Directions.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

Call for Art:  IAA Winter Art Exhibit Members, you may drop off your work early at the meeting. Regular drop off time is Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10am – 2pm. Up to three large pieces or five small ones on any theme. Don’t forgot your name, title of art, and contact information on the back. Exhibit runs Dec. 3 – Jan. 5, 2018.

About the Artist
Sudeep Kumar is a local area artist, living in Frisco, TX.
Art for him is like a meditation, a silent conversation with self. On one hand, his work is either capturing the energy/mood of a place or event and presenting it to the audience to have them connect to the subject more closely as if its an integral part of their life. On the other hand, its a portrait of human emotions underneath our daily struggle for survival or mundane day to day activities. In today’s world of technological advancement, he feels we as a species are losing touch with our surroundings, our environment, our fellow human beings. The real connection or intimacy is missing. That’s what he tries to present to the audience and have them take a step back from their busy life and explore their surroundings fully. He uses charcoal, ink pen, or watercolor to create this artwork and try to use minimum media/material to keep them simple without impacting the message they convey.
Since last more than a decade he has been painting, drawing, sketching, teaching, exhibiting, learning and inspiring the community. He is also a Faculty of Art of Living foundation, teaching meditation and breathing technique for overall well-being for all individuals.

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Don Andrews watercolor demo Nov. 14 for SWS in Dallas

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th   7:00-9:00 PM 

Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)
 
Our November Program will feature Artist, 
  Don Andrews.  
Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over 30 years.

Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society , and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society.
Don is the author of the books,
“Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor”, “Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor” and “Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist”.

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Visual Art League of Lewisville speaker Millie Giles on jurying process Nov. 14

On Tuesday November 14th from 7-9 in classroom 3 of the MCL Grand,100 N.Charles St., Lewisville

Millie Giles will talk about the jurying process for winning entry in art competitions.

This program is open to the public and there is no charge.

One of many programs offered to the public by The Visual Art League of Lewisville for their enjoyment and information.

go to www.visualartleague.org

 

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Pete Quaid oil demo Nov. 21 in Richardson

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month – from September to May – in the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

The business meeting is followed by a demo artist in any of several media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, and mixed media.

We also have Painting-of-the-Month available to members, which is voted on by peers at a break in the meeting. Cash awards are given out to winners. Show and Share, also at this time, is a display of any 3-d work by members.

Come early and participate in our Critique Corner at 6:00. Visitors are always encouraged to join us.

Our next meeting is November 21st. The November demo Artist is Pete Quaid, demonstrating his techniques in Oil.

http://www.richardson-arts.org/

I’ve been painting for 30 years.  As a young man I started my own business contracting the painting of billboards. After gathering some years of experience, I signed a contract with a Dallas company and painted their pictorial work in a studio environment for eight years.

With the advent of large printers, I chose to transfer my skills to painting murals.  My clients have included PepsiCo, GE, Southwest Airlines, Landry’s (Saltgrass, Rainforest), Simon Properties and many schools and restaurants.   I feel fortunate that I’ve been able to support myself with a paintbrush for over 30 years.

For the most part, I am self taught.  However, I’m grateful to all of the artists whose work I’ve studied because they have continued my education. In particular, Connie Erickson has provided her honest critique and her encouragement in my pursuit of fine art.  Beauty inspires me; training the eye to see color, values and design while pursuing the beauty that light reveals is a lifelong adventure.  John Pototschnik, Andrew Wages and Kaye Franklin have shaped my understanding of color. Read More…

For more information on Pete’s work, visit:
www.PeteQuaid.com

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David Griffin landscape demo in Waxahachie Nov. 6

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

www.elliscountyart.net

ecaa@elliscountyart.net

972-937-3414

NEXT MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – Meet & Greet – vote Mini Show!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

DALLAS ARTIST

DAVID GRIFFIN

Painting is more than a vocation,”My paintings are direct observations, results of a life and heritage spent close to the Land, the People, the West. It’s a calling to satisfy a deep desire to speak in a visual medium,telling stories; all the time looking West”. My ability to portray these subjects is not without its own struggle. Painting is hard work, but I’m committed to improving my ability to communicate the story in a passionate way, with honesty and vitality that the subject deserves.

David grew up in Lubbock, Texas. After studying Fine Art at Texas Tech University, he was invited to attend the first Illustrators Workshop New York, where for two years he studied with Bernie Fuchs, Mark English, and Bob Peak. His work was recognized many times by the Illustrators Annual national show during the 1970-80’s In 1985, he began to devote full time to painting professionally, sharing a studio with Bart Forbes for the next 10 years. He also studied with Bettina Steinke and James Reynolds.

In addition to having his work featured in magazines articles including Cowboys and Indians, Victoria, Dallas Morning News, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art ( cover and feature Oct.2013) and corporate collections,

David has been invited to participate in these nationally recognized shows:

American Art Classic; Renaissance Show and Sale,

Texas Art Gallery Collectors Sale,

Settler’s West Gallery,

Oil Painters of America Exhibit (Award of Excellence),

Salon International ( jury top 50 Award);

Coors National Western Art Exhibit and Sale 2010-2017.

National Ranching Heritage Museum, Texas Tech University,Two-man exhibit,2012.

American Impressionist Society 2015,

Maynard Dixon Invitational 2016, (awarded Silver Thunderbird for best body of work)

David and his wife Lorna live in Dallas, Texas, where they raised their three children, Ryan, Elizabeth, and Michael.

email: fivegriff@sbcglobal.net

website: www.davidgriffinstudio.com

 

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Don Lambert airbrush demo 11/6 for Grand Prairie Association of Artists

Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
 
The program will be a demonstration of airbrush painting by Don Lambert, a digital artist who likes western subjects.   He and his his wife Barbara, also run a gicle’e (fine art digital prints) printing business near Springtown, Tx.  In addition to the airbrush demo, Don and Barbara will also present information about gicle’e and copywriting.  More information about them at www.airbrushimaging.com.
 
 Other Business
There will be a business meeting prior to the program.  Topics will include fund raising projects.
 
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .
 

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Ted Houston November 21st Workshop & Demo

The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association (FBCAA) is hosting a demo and workshop with Ted Houston on November 21st in the craft room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch. 

We start our meeting at 9:00 AM, and the demo will be at 10:30 AM.  The workshop will be in the afternoon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and costs $10.  

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ted works in oils, watercolors, drawing and printmaking.  His work is an expressive use of line, form and color that covers a range of subjects.  Ted has trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and has taught classes at Ole Podrida.  Most recently he has been working in painting and printmaking at Brookhaven Community College.For more about Ted, see his website: https://www.zhibit.org/tedhoustonart

No registration necessary.  Guests are always welcome.

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Art Demos at Trinity Arts Guild: Curtis Frederick (Nov. 6) and Patty Jasper (Nov. 8)

The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Monday, November 6 Curtis Frederick at 7pm

Winner of the First Place Award for three dimensional art in the TAG 2017 Open Show.

I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Mesquite, Texas for the majority of my younger life. I now re- side in Rockwall, Texas where I own a landscape business. The love of art started at a very young age for me. As with many young artists, drawing was the first thing I was introduced to and could do well. It was not until college that I discovered clay. For me three dimensional designs was some- thing I could create in a fully immersed way. It is a challenge to make sure that each sculpture engages the viewer from all angles. Being somewhat of a re- bel, I try to push the envelope on the finishes of my clay pieces. You will find wood stain, acrylic paint, and even electrical tape on some of my ceramic sculptures. I also like to incorporate wood and steel to add an extra element to the piece.

I have found some of my best work comes from the imperfections, unplanned events, and through ex- perimentation. As I grow as an artist, I know that future is unknown but that is what drives me in this creative journey. My goal is to continue to challenge myself, to think outside of the box, and to bring something different and innovating to the art world.

 

 


 

TAG in the Morning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Patty Jasper   10am-noon

“Exploring Negative Painting”

Patty is grateful to the teachers, family and friends who have encouraged and supported her artistic pursuits. After moving to Texas, was able to reconnect with my love of art.
Patty has continued classes at TCC, she is active with both Haltom City’s Art In The City Gallery and TAG.

For our November Tag In The Morning meeting, we are going to explore negative painting. Bring your ideas or try some of our ideas. Will have some acrylics and canvas and watercolors and papers with brushes, few tools and containers. Let the fun begin!

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Presentation by Artist Kim Collins Nov. 1 in Denton

You are invited to a presentation by Artist Kim Collins sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Collins is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and in Europe. She is also a member of the Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild.

Kim Collins Artist Statement: ““My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media.  The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments.  I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box.  After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials.  I have never looked back.”

“I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses.  Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life.  Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.”

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

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Oct. 28 IAA Members Meeting – Art Tour of Strokers Dallas

For the October meeting of the Irving Art Association, we have an art adventure! We will be taking a tour of Strokers Dallas. Owner Rick Fairless is an artist and will give us a tour, and discuss the process they go through when deciding how to paint the bikes.

Meet up at the IAA Gallery (Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan in Irving) on Saturday, October 28th at 2:15 and car pool with us. Or meet us at Strokers Dallas, located at 9304 Harry Hines, Dallas 75235. The tour starts at 3:00 pm.

Please RSVP to info@irvingart.org so that we can make carpool arrangements.

Note: There will be no Artist of the Month competition or Silent Auction this month since we are not holding the meeting at the Center.

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Marian Hirsch Pastel Demonstration in Plano Oct. 24

Marian Hirsch will demonstrate fine points of pastel painting at October 24 Plano Art Associarion Members’ Meeting held at the ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. For more information, contact info@planoartassociation.org. Website: http://planoartassociation.org

This will be a great opportunity to see and hear from a top master of the pastel medium. Marian is noted for her vivid colors and lively landscape compositions.

     Marian’s Demonstration Statement
The intense, vivid colors and immediacy of application make pastels an individually expressive medium. The directness of the medium often brings a uniquely personal application – like handwriting.
The brilliance of color is one of the most seductive characteristics of the pastel medium for me. I will share how I approach my own work from inspiration to working methods and will go over many of the resources available today for pastel enthusiasts. I’ll be focusing on the visual language of the landscape as nature continues to provide a powerful catalyst in the evolution of my work.
There is always that moment when light falls on a subject in just such a way that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Then that creative spark ignites the painting process. Though I spend a lot of time working plein air, my pastels are composed and created in the studio.

About the Artist
This full-time professional artist is a signature member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America as well as Pastel Society of the Southwest.
    Her pastel paintings have been published in American Artist, Artist’s Magazine and International Artist Magazine. Corporations have responded to the richly colored landscapes, and her work is included in numerous corporate collections such as Verizon, Ford Motor Company, AT&T, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Merrill Lynch, Lucent Technologies, Ernst & Young and Dallas Business Journal. Three of her pastels now grace the new Fort Belvoir Hospital. For more about her art, please visit her website.www.marianhirsch.com 

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Visual Art League of Lewisville Presents Carol Stoecker Muralist Oct. 10

VAL presents member Carol Stoecker who will give a talk on doings murals. The Award winning custom decorative artist will be sharing some of her most popular mural designs created for residential clients and talking about how she creates her textured and painted brick and stone.  
Tuesday October 10th at 7:00 in classroom 3 of the MCL Grand Theatre, 100 N.
Charles St. in Lewisville
There is no charge and is open to the public.

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James Richards urban sketching demo Oct. 10

October 10th Southwestern Watercolor Society Program: James Richards urban sketching demonstration

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, LLUMC Asbury Hall, Lovers Lane at Inwood in Dallas
For more about SWS see http://www.swswatercolor.org
James Richards is an urban designer, artist, author and traveler based in
Fort Worth, Texas. His work explores great places and place-making
around the globe. He lectures and teaches design drawing and urban
sketching workshops across the U.S. and abroad.
James leads an urban sketching workshop starting at Asel Art Supply on
Cedar Springs in Dallas. As of September 29, there was one opening in
this workshop. See the workshop schedule on page 4 to see how to sign
up.
James also brings his urban sketching demonstration to the October SWS
member meeting. Don’t miss it!

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TAG in the Morning features Bennie Wood at Oct. 11th meeting

The next TAG in the Morning meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11, 10am to 12 noon

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Guest demo artist will be Bennie Wood.

This is a great opportunity to learn from Bennie Wood . She will be sharing her methods for solving the problem of a painting you are not happy with. Come get some great ideas to save that painting you think is beyond help.

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Chris Brandly oil demo for TAG Oct. 2nd

The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Guest demo artist will be Chris Brandley

Refreshments 6:30 pm Membership Registration 6:30 pm
Demonstration with Chris Brandley 7:00 pm

Chris Brandley was born in Warner Robins, Georgia in 1967. Being the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Chris grew up all over the world, where she was exposed to the Old Masters from an early age as her parents took her to museums everywhere they went. She was drawn to the Impressionist painters, and how they painted every- day life scenes and captured the light and use of color in expressive ways. In 1977 her family moved to Holland, where the breath-taking beauty was etched into her memories. Her experience in Europe plays an instrumental part in her current work.

In 1989 Chris graduated with a BFA in Art Education from Baylor University, and taught art in the public school system in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area for 11 years. In 2002 she stepped down from teach- ing school, and established her own business which included every- thing from painting commercial and residential murals and faux fin- ishes, to painting oil on canvas. After demand for her paintings grew, she decided to make another transition in 2012 and relinquish the faux and mural side of her business.

Ms. Brandley’s paintings embrace a range of subjects, with her fo- cus being on her expression of how a moment in time makes her feel, using light and vivid color. Chris has been commissioned by designers in both commercial and high end residential homes for oil paintings, murals, and decorative finishes, and has been represented by art galleries throughout Tex- as. She is an award winning artist, has participated in several art shows and exhibitions, and has a passion for teaching workshops in the “Alla Prima” method of oil painting.

Her work has been used in television backdrops and documentaries (i.e. Daystar Television Network and EWTN Global Catholic Televi- sion Network), and has also been licensed to international tile com- panies.
Chris Brandley currently resides in Keller, Texas, with her husband

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Association of Grand Prairie Artists October 2nd Meeting – Sarah Graham demo

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The next meeting of AGPA will be this Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Program:
This month we will feature a demonstration by Sarah Graham (  SarahGrahamArt.com).   She is a gifted watercolorist who likes to paint expressive portraits and dramatic landscapes.

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition.   She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.   Some of Sarah’s work is attached.
Other Business:
We will discuss options for the art objects to be sold in fall fund raising project which is used to raise prize money for the Grand Prairie ISD Student Art Contest.
The AGPA meets at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce at 900 Conover Street.   Meetings are open to the public at no charge.   Visitors are welcome.   Visit our website at www.gpartists.org  .

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Help us shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create the Dallas Cultural Plan—the first since 2002—which will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, determine how Dallas residents experience the arts and culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the City supports these activities throughout Dallas.

Dallas already has an amazing arts scene and community – it has grown tremendously with something to do, see, and experience artistically every day. Now, let’s keep arts and culture growing across the city.

Join us at any one of our four kickoff events being held across the city. During these public conversations, in a variety of activities, you will learn about the Dallas Cultural Plan process and share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural future. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event. Parking at all events will be available and free. If you cannot attend a kickoff meeting, additional community meetings will be held

Go to DALLAS CULTURAL PLAN to find out about the kickoff events and RSVP.

 

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A Presentation by Ana M. Lopez, Metalsmith, Educator and Decorative Arts Scholar Oct. 4

You are invited to a presentation by Ana M. Lopez on Wednesday, October 4th from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX .  Ms. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving a juror’s award from the 2016 Refined exhibition. Other recent exhibitions include Celebrating Women in Art Education, Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition and the solo show Metalphors at The Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Galleries.

She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She served as juror for the 2015 Materials Hard & Soft national craft exhibition and has lectured extensively on her own work including as a presenter at the 2017 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.

She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Craft.

To find out more about Ana and to see more of her artwork, see: https://www.anamlopez.com/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is  free for VAST members; $5 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Doug Prine western demo Sept. 19 in Grand Prairie

September meeting of the Association of Grand Prairie Artists will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 19th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
 
The program will be a demonstration by renowned, award winning master western artist, Doug Prine.   His work hangs in private collections in almost every state.   Having been a cowhand, reinactor and rodeo participant,  Doug prides himself in the authenticity of his representation of frontier life.  Earlier in life, he served as a combat artist in Vietnam .   After the Army, Prine attended Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an llustrator for the government before becoming a full time artist. He currently lives in Nemo , Tx with his wife Toni.
 
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org

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The IAA Members Art Experience Sept. 26

The September 26th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature 3 different HANDS-ON ART EXPERIENCES! We’ll be doing:

  • Acrylic Pours with Linda Wood Shotwell
  • Working with Stencils with Sharon Giles
  • Nail Polish Gems with Patsy Davila.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  DirectionsWarning: wear grunge clothes and/or bring your aprons.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

Guests $5 donation – RSVP to us at info@irvingart.org. Join or Renew.

 

Everyone participating in this meeting will have the opportunity to make their own 3 x 3 inch acrylic pour.Acrylic pours are one of the hottest paint experiences right now and you will love doing it. Take what you learn home with you and make a larger piece at home.
Come explore the expanding use of stencils and masks in artwork. It’s not just pouncing up and down with a stiff stencil brush anymore.Sharon will introduce you to brayers, sprays, stamping, sponges, pan pastel, even baby wipes and more!
But wait, that’s not all!!!! Patsy will show you how to create lovely gemstones just using nail polish.She’ll have supplies but you can bring your favorite polish.

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Judy Crowe oil demonstration Sept. 11 in Waxahachie

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION
NEXT MEETING September 11, 2017

www.elliscountyart.net

ecaa@elliscountyart.net

972-937-3414

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

 

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – Meet & Greet – vote Mini Show!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

SEPTEMBER DEMO ARTIST

JUDY CROWE from Glen Rose

Artists Statement:

Judy Crowe

“I loved to draw as child-mostly ladies in long beautiful dresses. At one point, I thought I might pursue clothes design as a career. My mother passed away when I was 17 though and the social worker at MD Anderson helped me so much that I began to seriously consider social work as my college major. It was only later that I was introduced to oil painting and became passionate about learning the skill. ”

“I love the works of the Old Masters but the Impressionist painters are the painters I most admire for their vibrant use of color and their individual brushwork. As it did for the impressionists, everyday subjects inspire me. I love flowers, landscapes, and figurative work. I simply appreciate the beauty of nature. It’s quite a challenge to capture the feel of a time or place on canvas rather than a photo representation. ”

This is going to be another demonstration NOT to miss! Please help us welcome Judy back to Waxahachie!

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Irving Art Association Meet & Greet Sept. 17

New to art or a new Irving Art Association member?

IAA invites you to a Meet & Greet

Sunday, September 17 from 2-4pm 

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.1975 Puritan, Irving TX directions

  • Meet and mingle with fellow artists and crafters
  • Explore our gallery located in the lovely setting of Jaycee Park – perfect for teaching art and holding art events.
  • Enjoy the art in our 16th Annual National Animal Art Exhibition.
  • Refreshments served.
  • Plus see the free art demo!

We’ll introduce you to IAA’s volunteer officers and programs — learn about meetings, meetups, art demonstrations, workshops, free classes, exhibit opportunities and much more!

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Trinity Arts Guild Meetings and Demonstrations for the 2017-2018 year

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) is open to area artists and art lovers. We embrace artists working in any medium. The Guild was formed in 1961 to help both professional and amateur artists explore, develop and expand their creative talents. 

 

 

TAG provides its members with gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. We participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

We are excited you want to learn about our non-profit organization and hope you will join us.  To see more about member benefits and joining TAG, got to https://www.trinityartsguild.net/membership.

The Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:

2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

Unique benefit: When you join Trinity Arts Guild, you get “two meetings/demos for the price of one”. Let me explain that — there are actually two meetings with demos every month September through June. The original meeting is is on the first Monday evening of the month (the original schedule) and the second meeting is on the second Wednesday morning (“TAG in the Morning”) The second was created when the Mid-Cities group merged with TAG.

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Visual Arts League of Lewisville Fall Meetings & Exhibits

The Mission of the Visual Art League is to promote the visual arts through education and exhibitions for the enrichment of the individual and the community. The Visual Art League supports the visual arts by providing the facilities for instruction in wide-ranging aspects of the arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and fine crafts, and providing gallery space for exhibitions in a variety of media.
The Arts Center is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Lewisville Arts Council and the City of Lewisville.
VAL Meetings and Artists’ Talks/Demonstrations
2nd Tuesday, Sept. 12 — Members’ Meeting, 7pm, MCL Grand
  Vote for new board members.
Guest Speaker:  Brandi Cooper  Subject:  Hands On Zentangle
2nd Tuesday, October 10 — Members’ Meeting, 7pm, MCL Grand
Guest Speaker:  Bev Boren  Subject:  Plein Air Painting

Schedule of VAL Exhibitions 
CURRENTLY
GALLERY:  Fresh Ideas 2017, VAL’s annual juried show

August 5 – September 9
Strike: Monday, September 11 1-5pm
HALLWAY:  “Make A Statement”
art addressing an issue important to the artist.
Strike: Monday, September 11 1-5pm
SHOWCASE:  ATC Cards
    August 30 – October 28
UPCOMING
 
HALLWAY:  Artist’s Choiceany type or subject of art that

the artist wishes to present
September 13 – October 28
Intake: 5 – 7pm MCL Grand Classroom 3, prior to theSeptember 12 members’ meeting
Please help hang the show on Wednesday, Sept. 13 1-4pm. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you!
SHOWCASE: Holiday Themed Art
November 1January 2
Intake: October 28
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Tierney’s Restaurant and Tavern Schedule
208 E Main St, Lewisville


To get into the rotation for the Tierney’s exhibit
please contact Darla Bostick at darlabostickart@gmail.com
August 27 — October 29
Rachel Smith – west dining room
Nancy Busey – bannister
Barbara Barnett- hallways
Swirl Bakery
3634 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound
Show your art at Swirl Bakery! The Art Show Proposal and Questionnaire that you need to fill out and submit for acceptance can be found on our VAL website at http://visualartleague.org/community-exhibits

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Contact Melissa Norwood if you have questions at

The artist showing her work currently is Rae Pleasant.  Rae uses mixed media in her work. She will be showing at Swirl through the second week in September. Let’s support Swirl Bakery for offering us this opportunity by stopping by to see the art and enjoy a pastry or lunch!
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Greater Lewisville Community Theater
160 West Main Street, Lewisville, one block from the MCL Grand
Congratulations to Nancy Busey on the sale of her art 
at the theater in August!
Artwork hangs in the theater lobby for people to look at during intermission or before the show starts.
All art work is to be for sale and artists do not have to pay a commission! Best of all, someone at the theater handles the sales for us. What could be better!?
The criteria is for paintings, drawings, photography, etc., to be hung, no larger than 18×24.  Ten pieces total from different artists are needed for each play.
If interested, please…
Contact R’Lene Winters at rlene@texesa.com
The following artists are exhibiting their artworks at the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre during the run of the play, “A  Flea in Her Ear” from September 1st through September  17thl
Darla Bostick, Daren Fagen, Jackie Haugen, Brent Boudreaux, Alfredo Santesteban, Irma Murray, Becky Kerbow, Carole Petulla, Linda Chidsey and Patricia Bailey.

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Presentation by Jim & Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame at the Sept. 6 Visual Arts Society of Texas meeting

You are invited to a presentation by Jim and Brandy Gilliam of Cadillac Art & Frame of Little Elm on the business of framing your artwork on Wednesday, September 6th from 7-9 p.m. , at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Cadillac Art & Frame is a family owned business that is a custom picture frame shop and an art gallery store. Jim has been custom framing pictures, shadow boxes, diplomas, wedding photos, art, photography, and jerseys since 1984.

To find out more about Cadillac Art & Frame, see:  www.cadillacartandframe.com, or on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cadillacartandframe.

The presentation is free for VAST members; $3 for guests.

 

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Richardson Civic Art Society’s Invitation for it’s 52nd Year

ARTISTS & FRIENDS OF THE ARTS

If you are at least 18 years old, you are invited to join the Richardson Civic Art Society

At: www.richardson-arts.org

Flyer: RCAS Members Flyer

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May of each year. Our first monthly meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in the Richardson Public Library, basement conference room at 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.

2017-2018 Events

  • October RCAS Membership Show (Open to all RCAS Members)
  • November Altrusa/World Peace Show (Open to all RISD school children)
  • December Young People’s Scholarship Show (Open to RISD high school art students)
  • February Rosemary Cheney Memorial Show (Open to RISD elementary school children)
  • March RCAS Spring Show (Open to RCAS Members and Non-Members)
  • April RCAS Regional Show (Eisemann Center, Open to all North Texas Artists)
  • July RCAS Summer Show and Sale (Open to all RCAS Members)

Membership Benefits

  • Three Juried RCAS art exhibits (with monetary awards) and one non-juried show and sale each year.
  • RCAS meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Enjoy refreshments and compete for the cash “Painting of the Month” award at each meeting.
  • Enjoy free monthly art demonstrations in various styles and mediums at each meeting.
  • Attend workshops offered to RCAS members at discounted prices.
  • Volunteer for a variety of activities including overseeing or assisting at art shows, being our official photographer, board member positions, publicizing RCAS activities, welcoming new members and coordinating refreshments for monthly meetings, to name just a few. Volunteers are the bedrock of our organization and any time or skills you can share will be greatly appreciated.

Funding

  • We are a 501 C3 Non-Profit Organization. We are funded in part by the City of Richardson through the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission and we collect a modest annual membership fee from our members.
  • Business and Individual Sponsors for our Exhibits are welcomed.  We accept Cash Prizes, Gift Certificates, and Sponsors Merchandise in exchange for Free Advertising on our website, Facebook page and in our published materials.

A great selection of Demo Artists have been selected for the 2017 – 2018 Season.

September 2017
Artist: Marie Renfro
October 2017
Artist: Cecy Turner
November 2017
Artist: Pete Quaid
Medium: Oils
December 2017
Artist: Benjamin Vincent
January 2018
Artist: Soon Warren
February 2018
Artist: George A. Jones
March 2018
Artist: Guy Beals
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd

 

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Get Acquainted with the Pastel Society of the Southwest

Get acquainted with the Pastel Society of the Southwest.  August 26th from 10am-5pm at The Martin Place, 1799 N. Graves St.  McKinney, TX.  Demonstrations by Donna Chambers, Marian Hirsch and Pernie Fallon.  Free raffle.  Try out pastels on different surfaces.  

Membership and show information.  http://www.pssw.info

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Visual Art League of Lewisville August Events: Fresh Ideas reception Aug. 5; Paula Haynes ATC demo/workshop & more

On Tuesday August 8th at 7:00 P.M. in Classroom C, Paula Haynes will speak about the Art Trading Cards.  This will be a “hands on” workshop.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge.

Starting August 5th through September 9th, Fresh Ideas 2017 will be exhibited at the MCL Grand Gallery.  This is a judged and award show.  Reception is August 5thfrom 7-9 P.M.  Refreshments will be served.  This opening is open to the public and there is no charge.

In the North Corridor is an exhibit Make a Statement.  This continues through September 9th.

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ECCA Meeting July 10 – Demo artist Bev Boren

NEXT MEETING JULY 10, 2017

Ellis County Art Association

113 W. FRANKLIN  Waxahachie, TX 75165

JULY DEMO ARTIST

BEVERLY BOREN

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben. She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint. Inspiration can come at any time and in any place. She is not confined to one subject area. She loves to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums. Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality. Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way. Beverly is accomplished in watercolor, pastel, graphite and oil. She’s also an outstanding photographer. Visit her website: http://www.bevboren.com

In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort. After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words. My best hope is that my work will stand simply on it’s own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”.

Beverly will be demonstrating her technique in oil. You don’t want to miss it – please plan to attend and welcome her to Waxahachie.

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Photographing Art Presented by Brad Sharp June 13 in Frisco

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Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.
Tuesday June 13, 7-9PM

Brad Sharp, chair of the Frisco Public Art Board, will present “Photographing Art”. He will share techniques for capturing and editing images to best represent your artwork for reproductions and exhibition entries. Topics include camera settings, lighting, image processing, file delivery, protecting your image, and more.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera (phone cameras welcome) and artwork for this hands-on workshop.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback.  We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night.

Members and visitors are welcome. https://vagf.org

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Paula Nemec demo June 12 in Granbury

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The next Lake Granbury Art Association meeting will be held on June 12th and 7:00 P.M. Our guest demonstration artist is Paula Nemec. Anyone with an interest in art is invited to attend.

Artist Statement:

Paul Gardner once said “A painting is never finished it simply stops in an interesting place.” I strive to create those interesting places using a vast range of media, Acrylics, Oils on canvas and paper, molded papers that often become sculptural and steel sculptures that often become functional furniture pieces. My pieces verge on the abstract with a touch of reality either in the symbols, shapes or figurative work. I am always painting my inner vision of the world around me and delight in capturing the human condition.. I work at combining the visual and the verbal, the abstract and the conceptual.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. I receive great pleasure in sharing this creative process with others. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. “My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity.”

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76049

For more information go to our website at:
www.granburyart.org

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
LGAA-Lake Granbury Art Association
www.facebook.com/LGAAShanleyHouseGallery

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Laurin McKracken demo on Art Marketing June 5 & Patty Cross alcohol inksdemo June 14 for TAG in Bedford

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Trinity Arts Guild: Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671

(817) 283-1422 http://trinityartsguild.net

June 5, 2017 – Laurin McKracken

Noted Watercolorist, will discuss how to market your artwork . Refreshments at 6:40 pm Demonstration will begin at 7:00 pm

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Laurin McCracken is the Chief Marketing Officer of Jacobs Global Building NA in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has put the skills learned over the years in drawing, photography and observation to use as a watercolorist. He studied with Gwen Bragg at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and with Alain Gavin at the Art Institute in Chicago. He has paintings in corporate and private collections, including McGraw-Hill’s Corporate Collection and the Urban Land Institute. He also has photographs in the Graphics Arts Collection, Princeton University.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.

He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, both as a practicing architect, a photographer and a painter. His photographs have been widely published in architectural journals and as book covers and book illustrations.

McCracken is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited in juried shows coast to coast including the Philadelphia Water Color Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, California Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.


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TAG in the Morning Meeting and  Demonstration 

June 14, 2017              10:00 AM                   Patty Cross

Patty Cross will be doing an Alcohol Inks demo and hands on mini class. Bring your creativity and about $4.00 to $8.00. to cover supplies. (Patty’s Husband Joe is very ill so if she cannot come there will be a fill in artist) Bring a covered dish for the end of year Luncheon to follow demo.

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Janice Hamilton pastel landscape demo in Grand Prairie June 5

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Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 5th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
The program will be a pastel landscape painting demonstration by the nationally known, local oil and pastel artist Janice Hamilton.  Janice has been an award winning artist and educator in North Texas for many years.   She enjoys painting floral, still-lifes, landscapes and abstracts.   Examples of her work are attached.  You can see more about her at www.jhamiltonart.com

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AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org
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SWA May 22 Demo Artist: Sarah Graham Harman

NEXT MEETING May 22, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website:http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sarah Graham Harman

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition, Sarah has travelled extensively, translating what she sees into wet color or pen-and-ink sketches. Sarah is frequently sought out as a demo-artist and juror for art associations and exhibitions in the DFW area. She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.

For more, see Sarah Graham Art. and https://sarahgrahamartblog.wordpress.com

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