Category: Meetings / Demonstrations

Artist Linka Behn’s presentation “Grandmother’s Pearls and a Teacher’s Note: Connection and Direction,” at VAST on May 2

You are invited to a presentation by artist Linka Behn at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on May 2nd, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Behn’s presentation is entitled “Grandmother’s Pearls and a Teacher’s Note: Connection and Direction”.

Behn states, “I’ve always drawn. Born in SE Texas, and intensely shy, drawing was a way to communicate.”

“My art is mixed media, that combines a bit of the recognized with some of the imaginative by using abstracted layers, often with figures and strong women. Textures, colors, and objects shift from whole to merely sketched outlines. Found objects, symbols and words are buried, creating a multi-layered environment and inviting a story.”

She earned a BFA and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art later in life.

She states, “I strongly believe we are all creative, that creativity extends into all of life, enriching each step taken and changing all we experience.”

To find out more about Linka, visit:  http://goddardnetwork.com/Arts/linka-behn/

The presentation is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests.

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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VALA Events |Member Meeting April 18th | Bob Ross Workshop | Florescence Show

Hello VALA Members!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the VALA GALA!

http://www.valatx.org

Member Meeting Wednesday April 18th
Bob Ross Style Workshop on April 20th
Florescence Closing Reception on May 11th

This month we are having VALA member Stephani Childs teach us Mandala Dot Art! All materials provided!! Join us for our member meeting to catch up on VALA news and enjoy this FREE member activity!

Upcoming Workshops 

Sign up for the Bob Ross Style Workshop


Upcoming Events 

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Don Andrews watercolor demo for SWA April 16

NEXT MEETING Monday, April 16, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May..  Time: 7pm. (6:00 art critique)

Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

The exciting news is our demo artist is Don Andrews.  Don is a nationally known watercolor artist, and the juror for our International Juried Exhibition.

If you’re interested in seeing an entertaining watercolor artist that enjoys color, you won’t want to miss this demo!

Don Andrews

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Teta Smith demo on Abstraction April 17 in Irving

The April Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 3rd Tuesday evening, April 17 at 7pm. (The  gallery is closed on the 4th Tuesday for city maintenance this month.)

It will feature artist Teta Smith, who will give a demonstration on creating abstract paintings. In her words: “Have you ever wanted to know easy ways to start an abstract painting? Come to the meeting to find out. It will be either a fun, Abstract Demo or a complete failure. If it’s a failure, you’ll learn what not to do which is valuable as well. We’ll talk about inspiration, the 4 C’s, design, and guidelines and try to have fun in the process. You’ll leave with a handout that unlocks the quandary of where to begin an abstract painting.”

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.

About the Artist: TETA SMITH

Teta Smith, owner of Teta Smith Studio, paints luminescent contemporary paintings in watercolor, acrylic, collage, and oil with cold wax.“I create to involve the viewer by expressing emotions and intangible concepts, supported by strong design. My paintings take me to places that I can’t get to verbally, and convey so much that I can’t express in any other way. Phrases, brief comments, scripture or a scene, can touch me deeply and I feel compelled to paint it.”

Teta enjoys weaving in symbolism and avoids photo realism in her work, preferring the sort of elusive quality that prompts a closer look and viewer interpretation. Her love of color was rewarded when 3 of her paintings were featured in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland.“Teaching is so rewarding”says Teta. She teaches all levels of Watermedia, Collage and oil painting classes in her studio inThe Shops at Willow Bend.

Teta is an Associate member of National Watercolor Society, a Member of Southwestern Art Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Art FocusXC and Collage Visual Arts. Over the years her work has been accepted and won numerous awards in juried exhibitions. She is a frequent workshop coordinator, demo artist and juror.

For more about Teta, see her website: http://tetasmithart.com/

 

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists – April 23rd Meeting

April 23rd Meeting

We meet at 5:30 p.m. for our mini workshop, The Basics of Needlelace, presented by Carrie Noess. $5. Please bring your Go-Kit with basic sewing supplies.
Our member meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. We welcome spring with a program presented by Judy Cogan on The Origins of European Handmade Lace. Please see Programs and Workshops pagefor more details.

We will have Show and Tell this month. Please bring only one item to share.

We will hold a lace and trims raffle of Susan Brown’s collection during the general meeting.

For more about Dallas Area Fiber Artists see our website: https://www.dallasfiberartists.org
Location:

The Point Center for Arts and Education
Campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 W. Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75214

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Richardson Civic Art Society April 17 meeting: Frank Sowells demo on Acrylics

Our next meeting is April 17 at the Richardson Public Library, located on the southwest corner of Arapaho and Central Expressway.. The demo Artist for April will be Frank Sowells, demonstrating acrylics. For more about RCAS, see the website http://www.richardson-arts.org

Frank Sowells, Jr. was born to be an artist, winning his first art contest at the age of five. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas, and also studied at Texas Tech. He has worked in the commercial art field, and was a court illustrator for several years.

Frank later turned his attention to the fine arts, founding Art View Creations. He is inspired and influenced by a diverse group of fine artists including Alix Beaujour, Charles Bibbs, and Arthello Beck; and also by his pastor, T. D. Jakes. Frank believes that all things are possible with God.

Frank utilizes watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, pastel and oil in his works. His work has been called passionate – using strikingly vibrant color, evoking strong emotion, and expressing movement. He enjoys experimenting with new techniques and textures and strives to keep his work fresh and inventive. A frequent traveler, Frank has participated in numerous art exhibitions such as the United Negro College Fund, the National Black Arts Festival, and the African American Museum.

For more information on Frank Sowells and his work visit his web site at artviewcreations.com

 

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Plano Art Association April programs on Chinese Art

Members’ Meetings: Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our April Members Meeting will be combined with the “Eastern Impressions” event at Willow Bend. It will include a brief business meeting where our nominating committee will present a slate of officers for election at our Annual Meeting in May. An exciting program on Chinese art will be the feature. See North Texas Center for Performing Arts address above in story about the exhibit.

“Eastern Impressions” Exhibit: April 1 – May 30

PAA will be hosting a major two-month-long event featuring exhibits, demonstrations, presentations and pageantry by local Chinese arts groups. This will be an exciting opportunity for members to experience art from an Eastern perspective. The event is titled, “Eastern Impressions” and is at the new North Texas Center for Performing Arts in Willow Bend Mall.
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS,” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.

This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:

North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.
Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
Daily Exhibition Hours:
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
         Evening and weekend hours vary.
Call ahead to 972-422-2575
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd Floor near Dillard’s

6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575

Many thanks to the PAA volunteers who helped make this amazing exhibit possible: Ken Wheatley (lead developer of the exhibit), Maureen Jistel, Linda McCarley, Heather Wang, Ruth Siddiqi and Louise Dillard.

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Walt Davis watercolor demo for SWS April 10

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th   
7:00-9:00 PM
Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas

(northeast corner of Northwest Highway
and Inwood Road.)

http://swswatercolor.org

We are pleased to present one of our own, Walt Davis as our Demo Artist for the April Meeting
Walt Davis is a signature member and past president of SWS, signature member and AWS award winner, and author of an article on chromatic glazing in Watercolor Artist Magazine.  He spent 25 years at the Dallas Museum of Natural History.  For 15 of those years he traveled all over Texas collecting photographs and specimens for wildlife dioramas – work that informs his paintings to this day.  After they retired, he and his wife Isabel spent 4 years traveling around the 4,000 mile border of Texas and wrote about the experience in their book,
Exploring the Edges of Texas.
Here is a pencil sketch and preliminary color sketch of an abandoned adobe house on the Mexican side of Hot Springs Canyon, part of the Lower Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River area.  Walt and his wife visited the place during a six-day float trip many years ago, and soaked in the hot springs before a thunder storm passed over, right at dusk, and cooled things off.  Walt has wanted to paint it ever since.  This will be the subject of his upcoming demo for SWS.  The perspective will be tricky and the values have to be spot on to work.  Come watch Walt work his magic!

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Visual Art League of Lewisville features Janice Hamilton, Well Known Pastel Artist

The Visual Art League of Lewisville will present Janice Hamilton, well known Pastel artist at their monthly members’ meeting taking place on Tuesday, April 10th 7-9 pm at MCL (Medical Center of Lewisville), 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, Classroom #3.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge.
Ms. Hamilton has a degree in education and has studied art with a number of nationally known artists.  In 1993 she was included in the Artists of Texas Volume IV, Fine Arts Catalogue.  In 1994, one of her pastel paintings was included in the Dallas Museum of Arts’Beaux Arts Auction.
Her work has been featured in one-woman shows at the Grand Kernpinski, the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas and the Irving Art Center in Irving.  Her work was featured as one of the Master Pastel Artists of the World in the 2003 June-July issue of the International Artists Magazine.
She is active in many pastel and art societies.  She has taught pastels and pastel portrait classes in the continuing education classes at both Richland and Brookhaven Community Colleges.  She presently teaches art in private classes and at the TEXIN’s Art Club.

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Walt Davis demo on April 2 for Association of Grand Prairie Artists

Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday,  April 2nd at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago.

Mr. Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.   His work is frequently exhibited in local galleries.


He believes that watercolor delivers a more luminous color than any other medium.    Most of his work is inspired by the beauty of nature and the natural world.   Samples of his recent work are attached.   You can find more about him at www.waltdavisart.com .
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 Other Business
There will be a brief business meeting prior to the program. 
 
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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ACA April 3rd Meeting: demo artist NANCY MEDINA

It’s almost time again for our Monthly Demo Meeting, and our April Demo Artist will be Master Signature Artist and Teacher NANCY MEDINA. You won’t want to miss her colorful Demo and instruction. For more about Nancy, see her website: https://www.nancymedina.com/

Our Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at The Artists Showplace, 15615 N. Colt, Dallas Tx 75248 . Time- 2 – 4 pm . Be sure to bring a painting for our Monthly Contest, winners receive a gift certificate from Asel’s Art Supply and if you have a favorite refreshment you would like to share, please bring with you and share. Hope to see you there, and please share our news and bring a friend. See you there!!

For more about Associated Creative Artists, see our website http://acadallas.org

Submitted by ACA- Associated Creative Artist. Email: cheryljo3@yahoo.com

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Modernist Meetup March 28: Collage 20th Century Classics

The Dallas Modernist Meet Up is about:
Connecting those who live, work and play in the modern space
Fostering Ideas and Creativity Building Relationships

Having a Good Time!

YOU’RE INVITED 

WEDNESDAY MAR 28 // 6-8PM 

COLLAGE 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS

In the Dallas Design District
2034 Irving Blvd,
Dallas, TX 75207

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HOSTED BY
JEFF LEVINE
PUBLISHER
MODERNDALLAS.NET
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JEFF MITCHELL

MODERN LIVING REAL ESTATE

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Angelia Ford at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST)

You are invited to a presentation by Multimedia Artist Angelia Ford on April 4th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Ford is a Dallas-based artist who has this to say about her art:

“As an artist, I have always been motivated to create work with the intention of peeling away the outside layers of our human experience, in order to reveal who …we are at our core. The true beauty of art is its capability to stir emotion in the viewer and remind us of all that we have in common. In that respect, I feel it is my duty to create work that inspires personal reflection, which in turn invites the viewer to entertain a new perspective on the world around them.”

“The series of drawings titled “Creating Visibility for the Invisible” explores the dynamics of homelessness, and reveals the paths and circumstances that led to their subjects’ displacement. The drawings reflect upon the homeless individuals’ isolation, while examining the common misconceptions to focus on the long-standing chasm between the homeless and their surrounding communities. I talk to each individual for three to four hours in an effort to understand the reasons they became homeless. As references for my drawings, I take between fifteen to twenty photographs. The latitude and longitude of the location where I spoke to them is added to the drawing as a geographical point for the viewer. This is their home.”

“My work reveals the barriers that have been created by stereotypes, and considers the homeless population from a different perspective. In re-evaluating their plight through art, I recognize the homeless and nurture the hope that they will no longer be ignored. Instead, they are seen as people who are doing the best they can to survive. They are people who have a story, if only we would take time to listen.”

To find out more about Angelia and see more examples of her artwork, visit:  https://angeliaford.com/

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

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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Sculpting and Carving Books demo March 18 in Rowlett

Demonstration by Keith Kriegel.

Presented by Arists ‘Round Texas on Sunday March 18 at 2pm at the Rowlett Conmunity Center, 5300 Main, Rowlett TX. http://www.artistsroundtx.org

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Urban Sketchers DFW: March 17 SketchCrawl at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral for a St. Patrick’s Day SketchCrawl!

This March our monthly outing falls on St. Patrick’s day!  We’ll meet at Bailey’s Barbeque located at 826 Taylor Street at 12:00 for lunch.  We’ll walk a couple blocks east to arrive at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 1206 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 arriving at 1:30 pm for 2 hours of sketching inside or outside the beautiful church.  We’ll reconvene at 3:30 in front of the Church to compare sketches and OOH and AAH.

There is FREE parking in Sundance Square Garage 3, located at 420 Throckmorton St. about 8 blocks away.  As well as FREE street parking on Saturdays (if you can find it).  Omni Hotel is located across from the Church; however there is a $22 daily parking fee.

Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome!  A sketch outing isn’t a class, workshop or competition.  It’s an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.

What are the rules?

1.  There are no rules.

2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.

3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.

4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.

5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at ViningPaula@att.net.  Hope to see you there!.

Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe. FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/urbansketchersdfw/

For more information see www.urbansketchers.org.

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IAA Meeting March 27: Junanne Peck on Encaustics

The March Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday evening, March 27 at 7 pm.

It will feature artist Junanne Peck, who will give a demonstration of encaustics, the ancient art of painting with wax and resin.

Her demo will feature basic core information, including the history of encaustic, health and safety, and the fundamentals techniques of painting and fusing. If time allows, she will also show how to create depth and transparency, texture, ultra-smooth surfaces, transfer of drawings, stencils, and collage.

Doors open at 6:d0 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.

About the artist:

Junanne Peck was selected as a Texas Originals (TXO) Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Peck is a practicing artist-painter and printmaker for more than 30 years. Born in Texas and growing up in New Mexico. Her works are exhibited in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and throughout Texas. Her works have been in solo and group exhibits. Peck also curates exhibits. She has been presenting workshops with Akua Inks using the pin press and etching press for the last 10 years.

Peck studied painting and sculpture at New Mexico State and was introduced to printmaking in Austin, TX at Flat Bed press. “I love that original prints can exist in more than one place at once and be shared with a wide audience.” Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.

For more about the artist see her website: http://junannepeck@mac.com

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Ken Hosmer watercolor demo March 13 for SWS

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM. Location: Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.) http://www.swswatercolor.org
 
Featured watercolor demonstrator: Ken Hosmer

Ken has taught art workshops for over 30 years. He has been a guest workshop instructor for more than 100 art organizations across the United States and in exotic locations such as Italy, Greece and Mexico. The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic have published a number of his articles including, “Four Steps to Creative Color,” and “How to Paint Backward.” His painting, “Spring Calves,” and accompanying article were included in Splash 4: The Splendor of Light, published by North Light Books. His art instruction videos include More Dynamic Color, Secrets of Flower Painting, and Hosmer’s Famous Ink Sketch.

Originally from West Texas and New Mexico, Ken moved to Nebraska in 1997. He is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. http://kenhosmer.com/

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Michael Holter watercolor demo for SWA March 19

NEXT MEETING Monday, March 19, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May..  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: Michael Holter

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Michael says, “I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting? and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.”

“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting.”
“My wife, Cyndy, and I grew up in on the wide-open plains of North Dakota and arrived in Plano, TX by way of Minnesota (I can paint a snowy winter landscape with the best of ’em) prior to our east coast years in Virginia. We often travel enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.”

For more about Michael see his website: http://michaelholter.com/

 

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Granbury: Telise Rodelv demo March 12 on Abstracts; Camera Club meeting March 20 on composition

Lake Granbury Art Association

General Meeting, Monday, March 12

7:00 P.M. at the Shanley House

Mark your calendars!

 

 

Local Artist Telise Rodelv will give a demonstration on painting Abstracts with the oil/cold wax technic at the next meeting of the Lake Granbury Art Association. The LGAA meets at 7 p.m. Monday March 12 at the Shanley House Center for the Arts Gallery, 224 N Travis Street, right by the Hood County Library. This event is free and is open to the public.

Rodelv began her journey in art as a photographer, but painting with acrylics soon followed. Rodelv was fortunate to be part of “The Torpedo Factory Art Center†located near Washington DC, which is home to the largest number of working artist studios accessible to the public in the United States.  It was where Rodelv was able to learn different forms of art from a wide variety of Artists.  While there, she made custom tiles, painted murals, worked with textiles and painted a vast array of acrylic paintings.

From art to clothing, the mid-century modern style has always been “near and dear†to Rodelv’s heart. She was born and raised in Norway.  Rodelv has been living in Granbury for the last two years but she has been in the United States since her early twenties.  She has only been working with the oil/cold wax technic she will be demonstrating since her arrival in Granbury.  She is completely self-taught in this process.

Rodelv said “The gift of looking at all the beauty around me, then creating art from that inspiration, still brings me the most joy in my life.  It is my sincere wish that some of the joy and love I feel while creating comes through my art to the viewer, only then will I know I am giving the greatest gift back.”

Mlhaskins5660@att.net / 817-219-6782

 

 

March 17  SAT. Mini Workshop with Deanna Thibault

Doors open at 8:30, class discussion starts at 9,  Lunch around 12-12:45 (Bring a lunch or run and get something.)
Class over at 4, clean up before 4:30.  Cost $50, some supplies will be available, the ones you desire below you bring.
Let Deanna know if you are coming. Sign up by calling, 520-907-6108, or email deanna@thibault4art.com or you can contact her at the General Meeting on Monday, March 12 at the Shanley House. You can pay for her class at the meeting. 

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Designing a Painting May be Realistic or Abstract

 

Deanna will talk and Demo about several ways to get started

Then you choose and begin to sketch, list thoughts, color schemes etc or just dive in .

Lets Start a New Painting March 17th I am suggesting 20×20 canvas or larger, 22×30 watercolor paper or something in that ballpark, bring your drawing tools, acrylics, watercolor, normal water buckets etc. and let’s gather and work on a new project.

Hopefully something I talk about will excite you to maybe try something different, (painting the feeling of Spring, Symbols of Spring, or a Spring object).

If that does not excite you bring a topic or feeling or subject and PLAY.

Deanna is looking forward to sharing some ideas and techniques

Our “Little Short Show” is now up at the Shanley House. Come and visit to see all of our talented artists.

Granbury Camera Club

Join the group for the March meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 at The Shanley. This month we will focus on compositional technique.

We’re hoping for good weather! First, we will gather at 6:30 pm at The Shanley and start promptly with brief videos and instruction. Then, we will head out to practice what we’ve learned. We will walk in Shanley Park and over to Granbury Square to collect photos for our assignment, which promises to be a lot of fun.

We’ll follow up by having you post some of your favorite photos on our Granbury Camera Club Facebook page.

Bonus: Learn a fun post process technique designed to help you hone your composition skills.

While I will lead the brief instruction, I will use some great information from seasoned professional photographers. I also hope that we all help each other to “see” compositional opportunities during our outdoor exercise. Even better – This will be a great opportunity to get to know each other!

If you must arrive late, look for us in the park or on the square. If you call or text me, I’ll tell you where I am. Looking forward to March 20th!

Phyllis Webster

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Sundeep Kumar sketching demo/session March 5 for Association of Grand Prairie Artists

The March meeting of the Association of Grand Prairie Artists will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 5th at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
Our demonstrator is Sundeep Kumar.  He is a local area multimedia artist.  Sundeep uses charcoal, ink pen, or watercolor to create his artworks and tries to use minimum media/material to keep them simple without impacting the message that they convey.  His demo is about sketching and will include hands-on participation by attendees.  He will also be sharing information about Urban Sketchers global community, Dallas/Fortworth local chapter and how someone can join these groups. 
 
Participants should bring art supplies.   Bring any media of your choice, such as:
    a.  Drawing sheets / paper – Mixed media
    b.  Drawing material – Pan, Pencil, Ink Pen., Water color…anything you like.
 
 
 
 Other Business
There will be a brief business meeting prior to the program. 
 
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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March 6th ACA Meeting – Demo Artist Dorothy Woolbright

You don’t want to miss our March Meeting , our guest Artist is Dorothy Woolbright. She will be demonstrating in Oil. Dorothy lives in Oklahoma City, she has been featured in many Art Magazines, and has a long wait list to be a part of her ongoing Weekly Art Classes. she is excited to share with you her techniques in painting and knowledge she has captured throughout her painting career.

Be sure to mark your calendar, March 6th , 2-4 @ The Artist ShowPlace. If you have a special Dessert please feel free to bring and share. Also, bring a Painting for our Monthly Contest. See you there !!

For more about the Associated Creative Artists (ACA), see the website: http://acadallas.org/

Submitted by ACA- Associated Creative Artist. Email: cheryljo3@yahoo.com

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Justine Wollaston, “Who Am I Kidding? Stuff I’ve learned as a Professional Creative” at VAST – March 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) invites you to a presentation by artist Justine Wollaston entitled: “Who Am I Kidding? Stuff I’ve learned as a Professional Creative.”  The presentation takes place March 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Justine uses a variety of media in her endeavor to creatively connect with people.  She is not a big fan of eggplant.  Her favorite color is cavern pool blue.  She is most famous for her Eve of Pilot Point mural.  Her favorite song is “Wild Wild Life” by the Talking Heads.  Her first comedy feature is now streaming on Amazon and the most delicious champagne is Ruinart Rose.

To find out more about Justine and her work, see: http://www.houseofjustine.net/

The presentation is free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: info@vastarts.org

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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Reception Feb. 24

REMINDER

The 2018 Plein Air Event
Reception is this weekend
Saturday, February 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
ArtCentre of Plano

Last Friday and Saturday, Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, conducted an exciting two-day plein air event in downtown Plano and nearby areas. The amazing artwork that was created by 40+ painters is now on exhibit at the ArtCentre of Plano through March 24.
You are invited to a special reception for PAA members and others interested in viewing the exhibit.  (Gathering for this reception will replace the regular monthly PAA Members’ meeting.)

Above are photos of some of the artists on location in the Downtown Plano area on Saturday. The Heritage Farmstead was a location favored by the artists on Friday.

Last Friday evening the painters gathered for pizza and wine to witness a watercolor demonstration by Michael Holter…noted member of all three sponsoring organizations.

Last Saturday evening a “wet painting” pre-show was held at the ArtCenter where the paintings were jurored into the month-long exhibit. Cash and merchandise awards were presented to winning entries.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant from the City of Plano.
For more information on wonderful things to do in the City, go to www.plano.gov 


Plano Art Association

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Bev Boren demonstration for Richardson Civic Art Society Feb. 20

Our next meeting is February 20 at 6:30pm in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. http://www.richardson-arts.org/

The demo Artist for February will be Bev 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.

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”.

For more information about Bev Boren and her work visit:
www.BevBoren.com

UPCOMING
DEMONSTRATORS
NEXT MEETING:

Febuary 2018
Artist: Bev Boren
March 2018
Artist: Christina Yeliding
Abstract Acrylic on wood
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
Acrylic
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd
Watercolor

RCAS is always eager to welcome new members to our organization. We offer an opportunity for artists near or in Richardson, TX to showcase and sell their work several times a year in juried and non-juried art shows and to gather with other artists at our monthly meetings to meet like-minded friends, learn from each other and enjoy demonstrations presented by skilled professional artists each month. Artists, friends of artists and art lovers are invited to be our guests at one of our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. If would like to join our organization, you can do so on our website at www.Richardson-Arts.org.

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James Spurlock demo at LGAA Feb. 12

Lake Granbury Art Association Meeting
Monday, February 12th | 7pm
One of our most popular demonstrators will be featured at the February meeting. Local artist James Spurlock tends to draw a large crowd. The high-level of detail he is able to capture in his fast-paced demos boggles the mind. This demo is not to be missed.
 
You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. Here is a photo of James with a piece he painted for us in a previous year.
For more about James, see his website http://jamesrspurlock.com/
 
Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis St | Granbury, TX 76048

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IAA Meeting Feb. 18 – Katrina Doran on Mosaics

 

 

The February 18th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on a Sunday at 2pm this month, It will feature artist Katrina Doran, who will give a talk about mosaics from classical to contemporary and demonstrate tools and cutting. Special after demo workshop: For a hands-on project, we’ll make tiles in mosaic patterns (note: $10 fee for supplies).

Doors open at 1:00 pm and the Meeting starts at 2:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

 

About Katrina Doran:

Katrina Doran
Doran Studio:mosaic art & sculpture
DoranStudioMosaics.com

Biographical:

Katrina Doran is a mosaic artist who delights in the breaking of things so she may reassemble them into something entirely new. She has studied worldwide with modern masters of this fine craft and brings to her practice a uniform sensibility and order used, to good effect, for the purpose of establishing beauty and harmony. Her practice is grounded in classical mosaic techniques dating back over 2000 years. In all of Doran’s makings there is an element of surprise waiting to be discovered. Doran’s interest, enthusiasm and passion for her art form is contagious, making her a popular lecturer, teacher and workshop facilitator.

Background:

Katrina Doran remembers always being drawn to the making of things. Her youngest years were often spent alone in the woods of her family farm where she gathered sticks, clay, vines and charcoal in order to create. Her mother taught her how to cook and to sew and she took well to both with a natural instinct for how things go together as flavors, textures, colors and forms. Her father, an engineer, made certain she could work on mechanical things establishing a groundwork for working with tools while finding solutions for the repair and building of structural objects.

Doran began her college studies in interior design and when told her first ten years in the field would be drawing other people’s blueprints, she changed her major to psychology. Doran was beginning to glimpse an inner yearning to make a difference in the lives of others. Her work following college returned to the decorating of homes and the creation of harmonious interior environments. One day, a friend urged her to try something new and Doran found herself being trained in the theatrical arts launching her next career as a corporate entertainer. Here she learned how to interact with large groups of people and was able to contribute her creative skills to both costume and prop designs. This phase of working eradicated all pretense of shyness in Doran and established the protocol and structure for producing a good event.

Each phase and component of Doran’s life allowed for the next natural growth and expansion. The time came when the pull to create art was strong enough it led to the art of mosaic. Doran has not looked back except in appreciation of how all her experiences allow her to express her passion for creating and her ability to make a difference in the lives of others.

Doran creates custom mosaic works of art, teaches classes and conducts workshops for all ages. She is married to Denny Doran, a fine artist specializing in charcoal pencil portaits. Her son, Taylor Pierre Bryant a.k.a., Tay Tay Pierre, is a printmaker working on fashion designs. Together, they are in the process of developing an art compound, an environmental space designed to honor and support their pleasure in creating.

Artist Statement:

I am interested in creating curious objects of beauty that seem magical, as if they are from another time and place, or might have been something you once dreamed of. I am also interested in how we might create these things together or in the context of a group. I am fascinated by the ways we contribute to one another, the gifts we each have to share in order to express, expand, explore and grow. My vision for my life is to bring presence to a beauty beyond measure.

~Katrina Doran

Katrina Doran teaches mosaic art classes at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

Her works can be found in:

private settings throught the United States

The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School, Dallas, Texas
John Paul II, Plano, Texas
Visual Expressions Creative Arts School, Cedar Hill, Texas
Hospitality centers in California and Texas
Dallas International School, Dallas, Texas
Lee A. McShan, Jr. Elementary, Dallas, Texas
Anderson Elementary, Frisco, Texas
In partnership with Carlyn Ray Designs, works were created with the Alcuin school and Girls Inc.

For more about the artist, see her website: http://doranstudiomosaics.com

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SWS Meeting Feb. 13 – Richard Stephens watercolor demonstration

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM. Location: Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.) http://www.swswatercolor.org
Featured watercolor demonstrator: Richard Stephens:
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated
from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.
Although recognized for his landscape, architectural and figurative work
Stephens feels the real subjects of most of his paintings are his brush-
work and the light he tries to capture and amplify through value contrast
and an unexpected color pallet. Believing that drawing is the foundation
for all good art and design, Stephens often allows his pencil work to show
through and become an engaging element in his watercolors.

Stephens says, “My goal is to interpret, not to render. I want to engage
the viewer, entertain him and share my vision. When people view my
work that is the last step in the painting process. Of course I want people
to like my work, but like it or hate it, I don’t want them to be indifferent.”
Come to the February meeting February 13th to see Richard’s demo!

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Trinity Arts Guild demos for February: Steve Ko Feb. 5 and Patty Cross Feb. 14

The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Steve Ko – February 5, 2018  Portrait Painting
Demo Artist

Steve, was our Best of Show winner in the open show a couple years ago for his lovely portrait of one of his students painting a large canvas. He will be demonstrating a portrait painting from a live model at the February meeting. He is a wonderful speaker and an accomplished classical portrait artist. Steve will also be doing a workshop for us in April.

Steve Ko is an internationally known portrait artist and a teacher who is driven by an in- credible passion for creating art works in old master’s style such as John Singer Sargent. His works are often noted for their unique style, elegance, and technique.

Steve has developed his artistic ability at Art Center College of Design in California under the guidance of masters such as Burne Ho- garth, Harry Carmean, Gary Meyer, and Steve Huston.

His use of vibrant colors and unique brush strokes makes his work an excellent choice for a wide range of projects and purposes.

TAG in the Morning  Wednesday, February 14, 2017  10amnoon

Patty Cross demo on Alcohol Inks

We are looking forward to the Patty Cross demo on Alcohol inks on Valentine’s Day. See you there for a hands on demo with alcohol inks. If you have inks bring them. There will be a supply fee of $6.00.

 

 

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Darla Bostick watercolor demo Feb. 5 in Grand Prairie

Darla Bostick will be presenting two demos during the month of February. On Feb 5 she is scheduled to present “Fun with Texture and Watercolor” to the Association of Grand Prairie Artists regular monthly meeting in the Chamber of Commerce Building. The meeting begins at 6:30.

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 .

 

On Feb 19 she will present a different watercolor demo to the Society of Watercolor Artists which meets at 7pm at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the Everett Building.

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Jo Williams: Living Art Documentary Film Showing and Painting Demonstration at VAST on Feb. 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) proudly invites you to see the documentary film entitled Jo Williams: Living Art followed by a watercolor painting demonstration on February 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory Street, in Denton, TX.

Living Art: Jo Williams features the award-winning watercolorist and longtime resident of Denton, Texas, who, over the past 40 years has been an active supporter of the arts in the community and beyond. Besides achieving recognition from her profession as an artist and teacher, Jo Williams has volunteered countless hours, playing a key role in the growth and diversity of the Denton arts scene. This the first in a series of films focusing upon practicing artists who enrich their communities by Living their art. The film was funded in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a 2016 Artist Microgrant received by Living Art Director, Susan Carol Davis. To find out more about the film, see the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181138219.

To find out more about the Living Art series, see https://www.curiousdogcreative.com/living-art-jo-williams/.

Jo Williams is a native Texan who has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She is a versatile painter choosing subjects from the natural world. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United States.

Williams lives in Denton, TX, where she is very active in the arts community. She served for three years as the President of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and six years as chair of the City Commission for Public Arts.

She has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas and has spent most of her career teaching privately. She has taught week-long workshops during the summers in Provence and Brittany, France for Autistic Gourmet Adventures. She conducts workshops the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mexico. She has also taught continuing education classes for the University of North Texas. In the summer of 2000, she taught in the Colorado Plateau Painting Workshop at Flagstaff, AZ.

In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for art organizations and judges regional art exhibits. She also teaches classes at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. She holds signature memberships in the Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won a number of awards, including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League’s Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.

She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and an invitational exhibition at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Williams and her husband Johnny won the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in Denton in 2003. In 2008, Williams was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree to represent the 26tgh Congressional District. She also attended a reception at the White House for the artists. The ornament remains stored in the Smithsonian.

To find out more about Jo Williams and see her art, see: www.jowilliaimswatercolors.com

The film screening and presentation are free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Artists ‘Round Texas Get Creative & Inspired Workshop Jan. 21 in Rowlett

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2pm
Rowlett Community Centre • 5300 Main, Rowlett
Get Creative & Inspired #17 – Workshop

flyer: ART JanNewsletter 2017
The holidays are over, and now it’s now time to get those creative juices flowing – again!

Without giving too much away about our Jan- uary workshop, you can be sure it will get your mind’s eye looking at things a little bit different, and everyone will be able to create something unique and beautiful. Most all materials will be supplied. We only ask that you bring a glue gun, and wear old clothes. Here’s a hint; STENCILS. So come for fun, come to meet other members, and come to see how you can create something fabulous.

Guests are always welcome to attend for a $5.00 donation to cover supplies. Please bring a snack to share. Beverages are supplied.

Do you want to join A.R.T? Please go to our web site to download a membership form at: www.artistsroundtx.org, or call Membership chair, Laurieann Dygowski at: 972-475-1836.

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Jan. 22 SWA Meeting: Nancy Maas demonstration

NEXT MEETING Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 . 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. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: NANCY MAAS

Find out more about Nancy at her website: https://nmaas.com

In the words of the artist:

Painting provides a great deal of pleasure in my life, with a small dose of stress if things aren’t turning
out as I hoped. My Texas home studio is a dedicated space in which I can get as dirty as I like. There are
two “stations”, one for watercolor and the other for acrylics (a large easel serves both). I tend to be
rather free with paint as I start a new work, especially with acrylics, so the room is looking the part after
five years of throwing color spontaneously. Our dog Charle is my constant companion in the studio,
along with NPR (music only; no news) and a Diet Dr. Pepper.
I like to work a few hours at a time, starting in the morning and sometimes continuing in the afternoon. Break time consists of everything from lunch to walking the dog or biking with a friend, running an errand or going to the Y. I find if I leave an unfinished painting and come back after a time away, I can better see what needs to be done next. A mirror in my studio also helps, plus critique sessions, like SWA’s which I am determined to take better advantage of, and Tony Saladino’s which meet a few times a year.
In response to a question about good advice received, I would have to say that Randy Meador’s rule of putting down a good wash of fresh color, followed by LEAVING IT ALONE, is my first commandment
(which, sad to say, I often break). Also, Tony Saladino urges us to SIMPLIFY, which is especially
relevant to me in acrylics where I am constantly paring down an image (Let’s just say I don’t often bring
my watercolor weavings to his meetings). These two principles can keep me going for years. Otherwise,
as someone who always loved art but didn’t take a fine arts degree, books about watercolor masters like
Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent inspire me and can provide help in solving a problem.

As to mechanics, I use a baseline of Winsor & Newton paints, plus a few Daniel Smith’s (quinocridone
burnt orange), Holbein “opera”, and a few others. Sometimes I resort to white gouache to retrieve
whites, but only very sparingly. Critical brushes include several of the Silver Black Velvet synthetics, a
one inch flat, and, perhaps surprisingly, some larger “Simply Simmons” rounds. Now that my teaching career and the responsibilities of raising a family are in the past, I can paint at will – a privilege I almost feel I don’t deserve. In Spanish the word for retired is “jubilado/a”, suggesting a state of joy. That’s me now!

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Maker Meetup Community Beer Company March 3rd

Dallas Makerspace would like to invite you out to our second Maker Meetup, this time in Dallas. Community Beer Company is allowing us to reserve a few tables to promote this event. They are wonderful people and we are excited to have somewhere like this to meetup. The premise is simple – get makers together in a room to swap stories, network and generally just enjoy the evening together.

Please note Dallas Makerspace is not buying any drinks it’s actually against our protocol – we just wanted to get everyone together in a room.

It is our hope that you would be willing to promote this event within your organization and possibly over social media to help it be a success. This is a free event and has no agenda except for good conversation and people converging. This is something we hope to do quarterly but it all depends on the result of this event. I’ve made a facebook event found by following the QR code (also found on the poster). Please let me know if you have any questions about this event or if you would like to tour Dallas Makerspace (public tours are every at Thursday 7p).

https://www.facebook.com/events/518577275194925/

Submitted by Nicole Franczvai. Email: uglyknees@me.com

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J.C. Phrey Mixed Media Demonstration Jan. 23 in Irving

The January 23rd Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature artist J.C. Phrey,  who will demonstrate how to do a mixed media painting.

The example he’ll be working on will include aerosol, India Ink, Modeling Paste and Acrylic. He’ll be discussing texture and application of mixed media to desired effects as well as basic information about the items used and how it applies to his body of work. Items used for this will be brush, palette knives, plastic wrap, bubbles and hands. His intent is to get people outside of the traditional means of art and to show them fun and exciting ways to use their media of choice.

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.

About the Artist:

JC is an East Texas born artist who grew up in a secluded area where he was left to entertain himself. His home was bare with no television or radio and he was not allowed outside of his home until he began school in the 1st grade. He was extremely antisocial and found joy in books and creating stories in his mind that would later become his passion for art. Left with an abundance of paper and pen he began drawing at a very early age and taught himself to escape his hellish living environment through elaborate imagery and characters he would make.

He was born deaf and after starting school, underwent multiple surgeries to gain back 40% of his hearing. He first heard music in 1st grade and became infatuated with sound and the visual recreation of music through art. Listening to the stories told by Simon and Garfunkel, he would create the characters they sang about such as ‘The Boxer’, ‘Cecilia’ and even the ‘ The Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Music became his passion and creating that sound into art became his purpose.

Today he will listen to music by his favorite artists such as Radiohead and Led Zeppelin and paint with the emotion and melody of the music to capture the feeling the songs introduces to him through color and movement. Texture and mixed media are a constant in his body of work and help to create the image of music as seen through his eyes.

He now resides in DFW with his two children Mackenzie and Clint who are both artistically inclined. He works as a curator and producer of art shows, most notably the Revolutionary Walls which takes place in Bishops Arts. Always encouraging emerging artists and giving private instruction in his home Gallery, he has become what he wished he had as a child.  Now having several gallery tours and multiple festival art shows under his belt, he works mainly from home and finds joy in working on new projects with fellow artists and his children. Having sold over 500 works since 2013 he works mostly on commissions and his personal work, while collecting art from his favorite local artists.

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Presentation by Artist Jane E. Jones Jan. 3 in Denton

 

You are invited to a presentation by Jane E. Jones sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:45-9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Jones is a watercolor artist who has served as a workshop instructor, demonstrator, and critique leader. She is the owner of Jane E. Jones Art Studio which has been in business for 40 years. During this time Jane, taught all levels of watermedia classes and “on location” workshops.

She studied with many professional artists from across the United States and Europe. In addition, she has been invited to lecture and juror at more than eighty arts organizations. To see more of Jane’s art, go to: www.janejonesart.com

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

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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