Category Archive: Meetings / Demonstrations

Bob Obrian: Caricature Demo Jan. 24 in Irving

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, January 24th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Bob Obrian. He will be demonstrating his unique methods of drawing caricatures. And will be asking for volunteers from the audience!

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


About the artist: Bob Obrian

It was during his college summer job that Bob O’brian embarked on his profession of drawing people live. Working on the boardwalk in Ocean city md for 3 summers starting back in 1971. After a stint working on Jackson Square in New Orleans  where Bob left in 1974 and  eventually landed in Houston Texas . He started up working drawing live caricatures at the Houston Livestock and rodeo and from there to establishing a business at one of Houston malls for the next 10 years. Bob has since moved to Dallas where he freelances doing his caricature work at private parties, weddings, trade shows, mitzvahs etc.

Also about a year or two ago Bob  began  drawing his caricatures electronically  on digital tablets.

He set up during the summer weekends at the Gaylord Texan to retail his caricatures and get some experience w this new computer age approach to art. And hopefully I can draw some of you at the demo and demonstrate how this new art is changing my approach to drawing faces.

Bob Obrian
817-267-5804
www.bobobrian.com
www.bobobriancaricatures.com

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SWA Meeting Jan. 23 – Guest Artist Marla Morrison Fucich

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NEXT MEETING JANUARY 23rd. 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: Marla Morrison Fucich

I currently live in the Dallas area. I have a B.F.A. from Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas, and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California. My work is rooted in drawing techniques. I use acrylic inks on smooth board, and enjoy the ‘action and reaction’ of design. While I reference items from nature, like leaves, bugs, and animal tails, for example, the work is non-objective

From 1999 to the present, I’ve been an Education Advisor for Winsor & Newton. I give workshops showcasing Winsor & Newton artists’ materials at colleges and universities in the North Texas Area. The presentations cover pigment history, how quality color is made, color bias, pigment characteristics, glazing technique, use of mediums and primers, how to choose the best brush, and more. Thanks to this job, I look forward to sharing painting information with any interested person.

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FBCAA: Alcohol Inks Demo/Workshop with Marinette Jagger Jan. 17

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Free Demo: 10:30 – 12:00
$10.00 Workshop 1:00 – 3:00
Farmers Branch Senior Center
14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

FBCAA is a non-profit group of artists founded in 1972. They hold exhibits usually at the FB library. Membership is $30. Meeting – demo -workshop is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 1401 Dennis Lane, FB.

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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SWS January Meeting features a Throw Down Match with Signature Artists

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Please join us for our SWS Meeting: 
Tuesday, January 10 
7:00-9:00 PM 
United Methodist Church 
Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood

SWS THROW DOWN and PAINT AROUND

The January meeting of SWS is usually an interesting one. Rarely is a visiting demo artist  painting for the gathering, but usually something out of the ordinary is planned. This January 12, 2017 we are presenting the third version of the “SWS THROW DOWN and PAINT AROUND “. Four Signature member artists will prepare and train for the event. Each will sketch the “bones” of his or her painting on a full sheet of 300# Arches cold pressed paper. Each artist will paint at his or her painting for 10 minutes and then shift to the next until all have painted on each painting. The original artist of each painting will then have 15 minutes to finish it. The four artists will each sign each of the four paintings. An auction of the paintings will follow. Bring your checkbook. This is a great chance to own some very unique art. As usual, the Painting of the Month Event will be up for voting while the artists are working and the awards will be made immediately following the final whistle ending the Throw Down The meeting will start promptly at 7 PM. Who are the four artists? Come to the meeting and find out!
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Court Bailey demo Jan. 11 for TAG in the Morning

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In November Trinity Arts Guild merged of Mid Cities Fine Artists and will now sponsor two demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting on the first Monday and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

For more information go to our updated website at www.trinityartsguild.net

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 in Boys Ranch Park

January 11, 2017 – TAG in the Morning
Court Bailey 10 am.

About Court Bailey

I have been in and out of the amateur art scene my whole life till I finally decided to became an Instructor in oils with Alexander Art, and Frank Clarke in watercolors.  I had been an instructor in the USAF and the FAA so it was a pretty easy transition. My problem, frequently, was that I would become discouraged and give up, then I came across a quote by Connor Cochran: “”…trying to do something is what creates the ability to do it… so it is the willingness to surrender to the struggle, not talent, that defines an artist”.  I have it in a prominent place in my studio and refer to it often.

I have always enjoyed trying new mediums and techniques and during  the holidays two years ago, I discovered Igor Kazarin, who’s work absolutely blew me away!  “Dry Brush” oil portraits were different, challenging and no one knew anything about the process … wow, I had to do this!  I found the process challenging but intriguing enough to persist (“surrender to the struggle”), and boy, does it teach you about values.  Dry Brushing is easily correctable with an ordinary eraser and when finished brings a softness that many mistake for charcoal or pastel.  By the way, this process is very popular in Europe with street artists but is hardly known in the U.S., hopefully, we can help change that, what a blast!.

Pam, said make it short, so if you want to see more of my artistic history, awards. blah, blah, blah, go to my web site: courtbaileyfineart.com.  I have one folder committed to Dry Brush Portraits.  See you Dec 14th.

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Association of Grand Prairie Artists Meeting Jan. 2

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JANUARY 2017 NEWS
 
Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 2nd  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
 
      Critique – Each attendee is asked to bring one or two of their artworks. They need not necessarily be recent works.  The items will be discussed and criticized by the membership.
 
        Planning Session – We will end with a brain storming session to develop ideas for meetings and workshops for the year.  Please bring your suggestions for speakers or workshop leaders through next June.   Contact information should also be included.
 
 Other Business
 
      Painted End Tables   An exhibition of our custom painted end tables has been on display every Saturday at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.  These tables were raffled off in December.   The net results will be presented at the meeting.
  
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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FRANCYS FLANAGAN oil demo Jan. 2 for ECAA

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ECAA NEXT MEETING

January 2, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN  Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

JANUARY DEMO ARTIST for Ellis County Art Association

FRANCYS FLANAGAN

 

We’re excited and honored to have our friend & a popular demo artist, Francys Flanagan as our demonstration guest for January.

Artist’s Statement:

“Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God’s gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I “grew up”, I never left it.

In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, “What if…..”

From the time I was a small girl I knew I would be an artist. I just didn’t know what kind. I read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers. Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, I knew that I too would be a painter.

I immersed myself, soul and body, in that pursuit. I studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.
I have also received instruction from William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.”

Francys is not only a superb oil painter and teacher…she’s an absolute joy to watch! Please Join us as we welcome her to ART on the Square!

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Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

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Allen Arts Alliance to Host

Information Session About

Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA)

  

The Allen Arts Alliance will host an information session open to all artists and creatives interested in getting involved in the new Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA) The social mixer and information session is open to all.

Please join us January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Blue House Too Artspace – Watters Creek @ Montgomery Farm, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen.

For more information, or to be added to the mailing list contact: Cherie Fruehan Cherie.Fruehan@gmail.com or Mary Grube, maryg@allenartsalliance.org

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Becky Hicks demo Jan. 9 for the Trinity Arts Guild

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The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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

Guest demo artist will be Becky Hicks.

 

Becky Hicks grew up in the small west Texas town of Breckenridge.  She spent many of her summers and holidays on her great-grandmother’s ranch, where her love for nature and all things “country” was born.  She began drawing and painting at five years old and was always encouraged by her family, friends and teachers to create art.  She knew at a very early age that she was an artist and would one day realize her dream of becoming a full time artist.

Becky currently resides in Keller, Tx with her husband, Dwain.  Several years ago she left the corporate world and has since successfully owned and operated a faux finishing and decorative painting business.  In addition she has been painting and selling her original oil paintings, which, along with the desire to teach others to paint, is her passion.

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For more about Becky, see her website: http://beckyhicksfineart.com/. Becky will also be teaching a workshop:

Becky Hicks “Paint Mor Chikins” Workshop Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

Feb. 11 & 12, 2017      9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost:  $200 – Trinity Arts Guild members

           $225 – non-members

​Register at http://www.trinityartsguild.net/workshops-and-classes

Becky will teach a cow portrait in this workshop using value, color, and texture to achieve a rendering of the subject rather than a copy. Everyone will paint from the same reference material.

Minimum class size – 10 participants; maximum class size – 15 participants

A deposit of $75 is required at the time of sign up. this deposit is non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To sign up: visit trinityartsguild.net or contact Beverly Richmond via email bjrichmond@me.com or phone/text 817-408-0719.

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Join us for an interactive demo of Alcohol Inks Jan. 14 in DeSoto

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The DeSoto Art League meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning at 2:00 PM and ending at 4 PM at the DeSoto Presbyterian Church at 212 W. Pleasant Run Rd. in DeSoto. Light refreshments provided.

On January 14th, 2017 the Art League will present painting with Alcohol Inks. There are several techniques that will be presented by Julie Danford and Jean Wiley. The inks are quite vivid and are unusual in that they can be applied to non-porous surfaces. This interactive demonstration will have you try the methods on photographic paper and ceramic tile. You will also learn how to make the inks yourself so you can add this technique to your artist’s palette. Consider yourself invited—as a member, or as a guest!

*Photo of tile painted by Julie Danford.

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A Presentation by Documentary Video Producer and Writer Marla Fields entitled: “Frank Reaugh – Landscape and Cattle Painter”

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You are invited to a presentation by Marla Fields at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) January monthly meeting on January 5th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

Marla will present film highlights that feature artist and poet Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), a key figure in the region’s development of visual art and art education during the 19th Century.

Marla Fields has been a freelance video producer and writer since 1994. Ms. Fields is responsible for and assisted in the creative, preproduction, production, and post-production of various training, promotional, and educational projects, both local and nationwide.

With over 20 years of experience in overseeing numerous productions from script-to-screen in the corporate arena, “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains” is her first full-length documentary.

She began her Reaugh journey in 2010 by establishing non-profit status for her production and raising funds though small grants and private donations. Since then, she has traveled the state thoroughly researching the artist and his students, recording key interviews, and capturing hundreds of images including the landscapes, landmarks and, of course, the longhorns that Mr. Reaugh sketched and treasured.

With the documentary complete, she is currently creating community events with organizations and institutions that share the common goal of bringing more awareness to this Texas treasure.

Marla is a native Texan, born in Lake Jackson, and resides in Frisco,Texas, just north of Dallas.

To find out more about Marla Fields and Artist Frank Reaugh, see: http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Gaylord O’Con watercolor demo on Urban Landscape Nov. 29

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, November 29th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gaylord O’Con. He will be demonstrating a street scene using his style of watercolor technique. Note: this month the meeting will be the 5th Tuesday, because of Thanksgiving.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions

About the Artist:

Gaylord O’Con, SWS, TxN, TWS
Watercolor Artist

Gaylord is a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist and is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society where he served as past president and is the current paint-out chairman. His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets and trolley cars. He is interested in capturing a scene using darks and lights with glowing colors and reflective shadows. Gaylord has over 15 years’ experience painting with watercolors. His art is in private collections around the United States in corporate facilities and homes.

Gaylord’s awards include “Best of Show” and “Purchase Award” at the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society in 2014 and “2nd Place” for the 26th and 27th Texas and Neighbors shows in 2011 and 2012. Exhibitions include 2014 Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Soule, Korea for painting “Hanging On” and 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit “City Streets”. Gaylord’s art hangs in the “LAST” Art Gallery on the square in McKinney, TX. Commissions include paintings for the lobby of the Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA and “The Sainte Chapelle” – Paris France for the Bradford’s home. He has gained valuable knowledge while studying with Keiko Tanabe, Nel Dorn Byrd, Michael Borne and Alvaro Castagnet.

Gaylord’s website is www.gaylordocon.com

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Jim Stewart Demo Nov. 21 for Society of Watercolor Artists

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Our next SWA meeting is November 21 at 7pm with Jim Stewart as our demo artist.

The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May.   (6:30 critique by Jo Williams; meeting at 7pm) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions.  website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

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About Jim Stewart:

James (Jim) Stewart, is a retired architectural designer in the commercial real estate development business, who has had a passion for painting since the late 1950’s.  After high school he served six months active duty in the US Army, then enrolled at McMurray College in the spring of 1962.  As an art major he became a muralist, ‘plein air’ and studio painter working in all mediums.  In addition he served as the college Gallery Master, student assistant to the Department Head, was a volunteer assistant with the Abilene art museum, and was a commercial advertising artist for the local Channel 11 television studio.  He was twice awarded in collegiate division art shows.  His mural “Texas Under Six Flags” still remains in the J. Rollins Library at McMurray.

Jim’s professional career was centered in Dallas where he served as VP of Architecture for the Vantage Companies ’67 –

’77, Projects Design and Development  Manager for the Collins – Ridnour  Company ’78 -’83, VP of Project Design and Development for Centre Development ’83 -’92 and Partner-VP of Development for Champion Partners ’93-’03.  Throughout his professional career he kept his interest in painting by producing commission works and golf related illustrations, however this took a backseat to competitive golf, tennis, racquetball, and motocross racing.  In retrospect he muses, “I should have spent more time painting, as I never received an injury from a paint brush”.

After retiring in mid-2003, he and his wife and some close friends, moved to Lake Chapala, Mexico, which lies just south of Guadalajara, where they lived until returning to Texas in December of 2008.   In addition to being an avid golfer, Jim reignited his passion for painting in 2010 and received Best of Show in his first juried event.  To date, he has been awarded and accepted into thirty five juried invitational, open,  and national exhibitions.  He is currently a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, a Signature Member of the Society of Watercolor Artists, and is a member the Lake Granbury Art Association, and the Pecan Plantation Art Guild.  He has won six Best of Show Awards, three Peoples’ Choice Awards and numerous Jurors’ and Meritorious Awards.

Stewart has studied with such Texas notable artists as Robert Miller, Bud Biggs, Jim Jones, Carol Collier,  Naomi Brotherton, and Scott Myers.  He is an awarded traditional painter who is rigid in conforming to the ‘fundamental principles of art’, and believes the success of a painting is found in its composition, accuracy, dramatic impact, and most importantly public appreciation.  Of his Peoples’ Choice Awards, he states “these are my most artistically fulfilling accomplishments”.   In the future he hopes to study with other traditional painters and believes that “the learning curve is proportional to the effort one makes to excel”.

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Desoto Art League hosts monthly art activities & demonstrations

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The Desoto Art League now meets the second Saturday of the month.

We have returned to the nice light and comfortable space of the Desoto Presbyterian Church, meeting time 2 – 4 p.m.

212 W Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

There is close parking including handicap spots, kitchen access (because we do enjoy our snacky goodies!), and bathrooms that are very close by.

We have welcomed artists of all stripes who like learning and experiencing new things since our inception almost 30 years ago.  We host a few pretty big art shows annually and many smaller shows throughout the year.  Come and get acquainted.  Bring your curiosity and your talent.  Try us out and see if you’d like to join us as a member for exclusive access to displaying your work.

For more information see the website http://www.desotoartleague.com/. Reach us at desotoartleague@gmail.com.

 

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November 15 RCAS meeting; demonstrating artist: Beverly Boren

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its’ November meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2016. November’s artist will be Bev Boren, demonstrating Watercolor or Oil. Meeting starts at 6:30.

Beverly Boren is a professional artist with a studio located in Trophy Club, Texas where she actively pursues her profession. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter including florals, landscapes, figurative and portraits. She is also passionate about photography.

 

Beverly is represented in the Frame Up Gallery in Mt. Vernon, Texas and The Last Gallery in McKinney, Texas. She is a member of the following art associations: Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and Oil Painters of America.

She has participated in selected exhibitions where she has won numerous awards including:

Pastel Society of the Southwest Dallas 1999, Still Life Award, Dallas 2001, Merit Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast, San Diego, California, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, 1999, Award of Excellence, “Art Splash” Graham, Texas, Still Life Award 2006, Selected in National Top 100 “Arts for the Parks” Miniature Division, 2004.

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RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org

for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City ofRichardson through the Arts Commission.

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Jane Kahler Oil Landscape demo Nov. 12 in Desoto

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DESOTO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH , 212 W PLEASANT RUN RD, DESOTO, 75115

Jane Kahler will demonstrate an oil painting landscape on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00 PM.

Jane started her career in commercial art.  During the years of working full time Jane worked in the art department of food wrapping design, then later as artist for embroidery and emblems.  Jane worked for Custom Chenille Embroidery for 35 years starting as designer & then as Vice President of sales in 1992.

Jane started painting in oil in the mid 70’s as a part time artist and after retirement in 2004 as a full time artist.  She joined as a partner of Artist Showplace at Coit & Arapaho in 2006 and has taught many classes there in oil painting since then.  Jane’s paintings are still exhibited there.

Jane has won many awards in the DFW area. She has been to many workshops and classes with Bruce Peil, John Pototschnik, Robert Pummill, Ann Templeton, Darnell Jones, Ralph Oberg, Victor Armstrong and others.

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Robert J. O’Brien Watercolor Demo Nov. 8 for SWS

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Please join us for our monthly Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS) Meeting:
Tuesday, November 8 7:00-9:00 PM
United Methodist Church (Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood)

SWS website: swswatercolor.org

Our demo Artist will be Robert J. O’Brien AWS NWS

Robert J. O’Brien, AWS NWS,  is a full time award winning artist and popular workshop instructor. He is a signature member of the American, National and New England Watercolor Societies as well as others.  He recently won the Silver Medal at the 2016 New England Watercolor Society’s Juried Members Exhibition at the Guild of Boston Artists.

For more information about Robert J. O’Brien  and his work, visit: www.robertjobrien.com

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ART TALK – John Bramblitt: SIGHTLESS WONDERS – PAINTING Nov. 8

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On Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 in Room 3 of the MCL Grand Theatre,  artist and writer John Bramblitt will be our guest speaker.

Mr. Bramblitt has lost his sight, but is painting unbelievable paintings and also has written  a book “Shouting in the Dark”.

He has appeared on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and BBC Radio and TV.  He was also featured in the New York Times and Psychology Today.  He is the subject of the award winning documentary shorts, “Line of Sight” and “Bramblitt”. His website:  http://bramblitt.myshopify.com/

MCL Grand Theatre is located at 100 Charles Street in Lewisville.

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

Go to www.visualartleague.org or call 972 420 9393

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Randy Meador Demo Artist for ECAA Nov. 7

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ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

NEXT MEETING November 7, 2016

At the new facility at

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

NOVEMBER DEMO ARTIST

RANDY MEADOR

We’re excited and honored to have Texas western artist Randy Meador as our demonstration guest for November.

Randy Meador says he owes his art career to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. “While reading a Churchill biography in 1991, I stopped and meditated on his words, ‘When I paint, nothing else exists.’ I wanted desperately to go there⦠regularly.” The former marketer and speaker began painting that day.

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Meador graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but initially chose a different career course in a variety of businesses.

“I pestered Buck Taylor (watercolor artist) at a Fort Worth Stock Show in 1992 and asked him who were the best watercolor artists, then proceeded to study all the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne, and others. They were my early teachers. I figured, ‘why not learn from some of the greats?’ Afterward, I just taught myself by making notes of everything that did and did not work. In the beginning, I think I owned every watercolor technique book ever written, and later it was humbling to find myself competing with many of those authors in juried exhibitions.”

When asked about inspiration for his subjects and technique, he draws what appears to be a sincere blank. “I’m really not sure I know what that means. I simply look for something that interests me and try really hard to render not what I see, but what I wished I could seeâ¦what I want it to look like⦠hopefully without screwing it up.”

Randy is not only a superb watercolor artist and teacher…he’s an absolute joy to watch! Please Join us as we welcome Randy to ART on the Square!

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ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net

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ACA Meeting Nov. 1 & Demo by Bruce Peil

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Our November meeting will be on this Tuesday, November 1st at Artists’ Showplace, as usual. If you need  directions, you can find them on our website here. Associated Creative Artists website: http://www.acadallas.org/
Our demo artist is Bruce Peil, co-founder of the Outdoor Painter’s Society and Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. Bring a painting and a snack, and be ready to enjoy his demo!
About the Artist:
Bruce Peil was born and raised in Oklahoma and now resides in Athens, Texas.  He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America,  the co-founder of the Outdoor Painters Society. and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists.  His paintings are widely collected and he is primarily known for his landscape paintings.
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No matter what the subject matter is, it’s that fleeting moment in time and the particular feeling of the light that I strive most to capture in my paintings.  I want the viewer to feel as though they are experiencing that moment in time.  My goal is to capture the truth about the subject without over embellishment of color or too many unimportant details that can distract the eye from the main idea. The light.”  http://brucepeilart.com/
Workshop schedule: Bruce Peil at his studio in : http://brucepeilart.com/workshops

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Artist Judy Mason at the VAST November 3rd Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Artist Judy Mason at the VAST November Meeting November 3rd, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Judy Mason’s Artist Statement: “It is my belief and experience that the most intriguing avenues of understanding are introduced by chance. There is an evolution of happenings meant to create something unique. As our artwork evolves, so does the individuality of the artist. Only when the artist decides to “rest” does his work become stale.

I find some repetition within my artwork to be fun, but too much of it quickly becomes predictable. That is where the danger lies. We, as artists, are performers and must constantly entertain ourselves and the audience.

Sharing that which is felt is an obligation, and hopefully, it can hold the attention of someone long enough to get that feeling transmitted. Then that work of art is considered successfully placed.”

Judy Mason’s artwork is shown in the Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene, Texas, and the Firehouse Art Gallery in Weatherford, Texas.

To find out more about Judy, see: www.judymasoneldridge.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. vastarts.org

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PSSW Monthly Meeting Nov. 6 – demo artist Olivette Hubler

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PSSW meeting will be held Sunday, November 6 from 3-5pm at Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main, Grapevine, Tx. 76021. Olivette Hubler is our featured artist. She began art lessons in pastel at the age of nine with from an Hungarian artist named Zita Lackey. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Painting. Join us while she demonstrates painting a landscape. For more about the artist see http://olivettehubler.com/ All are welcome.

For more information about Pastel Society of the Southwest, see pssw.info.

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Colby Parsons: New Technology and Clay Sculpture

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, October 25th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Colby Parsons, MFA,  Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media.

He will give a presentation about his work, which involves projecting imagery onto clay sculptures, and showing how he aligns video exactly with one of his artworks. The process involves very specific alignment so that the video exactly fits the form, making it almost appear as if the light is emanating from the clay.  His research also involves using digital fabrication tools to create forms. That includes scanning real objects digitally and then creating press molds of them with a milling machine. The work that comes out of those molds is then worked by hand to add detail. He is now also in the process of creating forms using a 3D printer that builds up layers using clay. Working with these processes has also led him to ways of generating forms using software, which has turned out to be quite a bit more complicated and time-consuming in some ways, but it is allowing for forms that would be almost impossible otherwise.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions. Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition and donations for the Silent Auction by 6:45. Guests are welcome.

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About the Artist:

Colby’s work has been shown in a variety of places including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum, and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.  He also created a site-specific installation for the 2010 Taiwanese Ceramic Biennial at the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.

To find out more about Colby Parsons, see:
http://www.colbyparsonsart.com/

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Jean Haines Watercolor Demo October 11 for SWS Meeting

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Southwestern Watercolor Society    http://swswatercolor.org
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 PM
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood – Ashbury Hall

jeanhainesportraitBack by popular demand, Jean Haines will be our Demo Artist for our October Meeting.
You don’t want to miss it!

International watercolorist, Jean Haines, is a member of the SWA, and regularly writes for numerous art magazines. Having lived in many countries and travelled extensively, Jean has had the opportunity to develop her skills, whilst under the influence of masters from Asia, the Middle East and Europe. While living in China, Jean studied brush control, which she believes had the greatest impact on the involvement of her style. Later, working with artists from India and Pakistan, she was introduced to a vibrant world of colour. This combination of East meets West, along with her no fear approach of working intuitively on paper, leads Jean to her amazing results.
Jean Haines has been credited for her extremely motivational teaching methods, as well as her enthusiasm and passion for watercolours. Following the launch of Jeans’ popular international best selling book “Atmospheric Watercolours” and the 2015 launch of her new book “Jean Haines World of Watercolour”, the workshops will be a reinforcement of her very original techniques.

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October 18th 2016 RCAS meeting; demonstrating artist: Maribeth Jagger

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its’ October meeting Tuesday, October 18, 2016. October’s artist will be Maribeth Jagger, demonstrating Alcohol Ink. Meeting starts at 6:30.

She primarily works with alcohol inks as she feels they vibrate with a purity of color, fluidity and energy that’s hard to replicate with other mediums. “I love the vibrancy and spontaneity of alcohol inks.

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Maribeth Jagger has painted most of her adult life. She received her art degree from Northwest Florida State University. Currently she teaches alcohol ink classes at The McKinney Art Studio in McKinney, Texas and at the Artist Showplace in Dallas.

She also gives workshops and demonstrations at various art clubs and organizations. Maribeth has taught art to many youth groups, like heading the Art in a Suitcase school program for the Chrysler Art Museum in Virginia Beach, VA and at the Colorado Springs Art Museum.


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For more information about Maribeth and her work, visit: http://maribethjaggerartist.weebly.com/gallery.html

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org

for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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Trinity Arts Guild – a new website & a new year

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Trinity Arts Guild is starting its new year of art events off right with a newly designed and beautiful website. Check it out: www.trinityartsguild.net.

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG), a 503 c non-profit organization, 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. Their purpose is to advance the cultural environment of the metroplex by making and displaying fine and applied arts.

TAG extends an invitation to visit the gallery, buy art directly from member artists, and to take advantage of the services offered to the visual arts community.  TAG provides its members gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. The group participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

TAG’s 2016-17 year begins August 29, 2016 with the first meeting of the year. Refreshments Served at 6:30 p.m. and Demonstration begins at 7:00 p.m.  The year’s schedule: (for demonstrator descriptions see http://www.trinityartsguild.net/meetings-and-demos)

August 29, 2106 Lynda Conley
October 3, 2016 Tony Saladino
November 7, 2016 Cherie Giddens
December 5, 2016 Christmas Party
January 2, 2017 Becky Hicks
February 6, 2017 Xiang Zhang
March 6, 2017 Janice Krendick
April 3, 2017 Sharen Chatterton
May 1, 2017 Paula Pillow
June 5, 2017 Laurin McCracken

Dues are officially due for the year on September 1, 2106.  Online membership registration is much easier with the new site.
The new site has a members gallery and members can participate by sending a JPEG image (send  to trinityartsguild61@gmail.com).
TAG has a lovely gallery and meeting place and holds monthly exhibits, both juried and nonjuried. This year’s schedule: (​*juried shows with awards)
  • August 30, 2016         Teachers, Students, New Members
  • October 4, 2016         Fall Members Show*
  • November 8, 2016     Youth Show*
  • December 13, 2016    The Christmas Show
  • January  10, 2017        Back to the Future
  • February 7, 2017        Exploration Challenge Show*
  • March 7, 2017             Animals (exotic or domestic)
  • April 1, 2017               Deadline for entries Open Show
  • April 4, 2017               X-scapes (landscapes, seascapes, any scapes you can see or imagine)
  • May 2, 2017                Open Show* (regional open show)
  • June 10, 2017             Awards Reception and Close of Open Show
  • June 13, 2017             Favorite Hobbies or Colors

Art instruction and free activities are also offered by the TAG Gallery. Weekly or quarterly classes in oils, acrylics, drawing and watercolor are offered by TAG member instructors: Barbara MacFarland, Bennie Wood, Johnny Mahto Hogue, and Pamela Oldham. Occasional workshops are announced. Plus free paint-ins are offered on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and a portrait session on Wednesday afternoon.

 

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Sharon Serrago demo for Society of Watercolor Artists Oct. 17

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Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX. As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.

A signature member of SWS, Sharon has been accepted into numerous exhibitions including Western Federation WS, Alabama WS, Georgia WS, Illinois WS, Irving WS, Houston WS, and several others.

An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists. Sharon’s work can be seen on her website: www.serrago.com

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Society of Watercolor Artists MONTHLY MEETINGS:

3rd Monday – September through May (except Jan and April 2016 are one week later). Guests are welcome.

January meeting is 4th Monday due to Holiday

  • 6pm – Critiques with Jo Williams of Denton.   Bring a painting which is in progress or completed for a critique.  Or, enjoy learning as other pieces are critiqued

  • 7-7:15pm – General meeting with announcements and introductions of newcomers

  • 7:15pm – Introduction of guest artist and demonstration begins

  • 8:00pm – Break for refreshments and view and vote on “Painting of the Month”

  • 8:15 – Guest artist continues demo

  • 8:45 – “Painting of the Month” winners are announced

Meetings are held at Everett Hall at Texas Health & Sciences Center at3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth  Click HERE for printable PDF file for MAP & Directions to SWA Meetings

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ACA Meeting and Fran Di Giacomo Demonstration – TUES. OCT 4 th

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ACA invites you to join us for our October 4th Meeting featuring Artist Fran Di Giacomo, she will be demonstrating her techniques in painting.

Fran Di Giacomo (pronounced de-JOCK-o-mo) is an award-winning artist represented by galleries and art publishers.  She has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers, including Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Art, and The Best of Portrait Painting. Her renowned portraiture includes such notables as former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger, former President George W. Bush, and sports figures Emmitt Smith and Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki. 

Fran is represented by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel & Royal Street Fine Art in Aspen. For more about the artist see her website http://www.frandigiacomo.com/

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Our meetings are held at The Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Road, ste 230, Dallas, Tx 75248. Time- 2pm-4pm. There will be the monthly Art Contest so be sure to bring a painting, Refreshments will be served, so if you have a special treat please bring it to share. Looking forward to seeing Fran demonstrating, and seeing all the great artists and friends at the meeting. http://www.acadallas.org/

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Tony Saladino demo October 3 in Bedford

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The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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

Schedule: Refreshments at 6:30 pm Special Member Info at 6:45 Vote at 7:00 Demo at 7:00 pm

Our Demo Artist is Tony Saladino

“As we look, study, and think about art, our lives are enriched. We are bombarded, every day, by repetitive visual images. They aren’t, necessarily, ones we freely choose. I hope that the images I make will please your eyes, stimulate your mind, and long be a source of pleasure. I also hope that you will find your visit interesting and educational.”

Tony Saladino was born in New Orleans. His BS degree is from LSU in New Orleans. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, University of Dallas, Wichita Falls Museum, Museum of International Art, Bahia, Brazil, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, and Parkersburg Art Center – Parkersburg, West Virginia.

He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. He has taught at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Oxbow Summer School of Art, Michigan.

“I enjoy the risk taking aspect of doing varied themes, and shifting from medium to medium. While I consider many of my pieces to be personal I am, nevertheless, concerned that the viewer sees images that are universal enough to compel him or her to keep looking at the work.”


 

REMINDER

Fall Members Only Juried Show. Intake is October 4, 2016 –  It’s almost time for our first show of 2016. The prospectus is available on our website. Registration and delivery of entries is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 4, 2016. http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

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“Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the VAST October 6th Meeting

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You are invited to “Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on October 6th, from 7 – 9 p.m, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

“Not All Who Wander are Lost” will reveal how a lifetime of travel and study have influenced Cope’s art. In addition, she will discuss the techniques developed on her way to becoming dotty, or as she likes to call it, “A Neopointilist.”
Gail Cope: Artist Statement

Curiosity and inventiveness have long been hallmarks of my work in the classroom and now in my paintings. One of my goals at the graduate level is to incorporate the experimentation with layers, bubbles, pointillism and media with meaning, symbolism and philosophy. After more than six decades of living, the lessons learned show in the works; the layers are complicated, overlapping and difficult to separate.
Inspiration comes from studying past and modern masters as well as reading philosophy and comparative religious texts. The labyrinth is a visible representation of the journey of life for many cultures and certainly is part of my work. The layering of structure over chaos plays a role in representing the attempt of the mind to bring some sense and insight into the apparently random and disordered universe.
Layering different media with a variety of images evokes the overwhelming glut of information and images from modern technology. Learning to focus on the important, relevant and meaningful makes a painting evocative of the struggles facing all humans. If the artist can find the quiet spaces among the loud and jumbled places, then there is hope.

Gail Cope received her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. To find out more about Gail, see: www.gailcopearts.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Pastor Garcia demo on Paper Mache & Paper Sculpture Sept. 27

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, September 27th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Pastor Garcia. 

He will discuss his methods of creating paper sculpture and do a brief demonstration. He will also bring examples of his work, including his delightful Alebrijes series, which are fantastical, imaginary creatures created in a style that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 pm and the IAA Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Guests are welcome.

About Pastor Garcia:

His creations are mostly made of paper; similar to paper mache (papier mâché) but he also mixes different kinds of materials, including clay, wire, cardboard, tissue paper, napkins, etc. Alebrijes are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. He use acrylics only to paint them and apply a glossy finish coat.

His sculptures were on display at the Irving Arts Center October 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014. He has also sold work through Artisan’s Collective in the Bishop Arts District and in craft fairs. Pastor Garcia also teaches classes in paper sculpture.

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Jo Moncrief demo artist for SWA Sept. 19

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SEPTEMBER MEETING, MONDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER

Don’t miss the September meeting of the Society of Watercolor Artists as we regroup after a summer hiatus!

Jo Moncrief, of Dallas, is our guest demo artist. JO MONCRIEF is continually turning the natural world around her into abstract compositions. On walks near her home she follows the patterns of shadows on the ground, the sun’s reflection on buildings and surroundings. Jo studies the intricate cracks and shading on the sidewalk and uses these patterns for many of her abstract designs. She studies the texture and pattern of people’s faces and figures turning them into abstracted images. Many of Jo’s paintings have a touch of humor or thoughtful message implied in the painting.

Jo began her artistic career as a ceramic artist. Gradually her ceramic artwork became less functional and more like paintings on clay. Her acrylic paintings reflect her clay background with lots of texture and the love of glazes and color. Jo paints or draws each day. Before she begins a painting, she prepares the canvas with texture. She then spatters, throws, lifts and/or moves paint around in a random manner to create an under painting. This under painting allows her to be more creative. Jo’s artwork can be found in galleries and many of the top juried art festivals in the U.S. Her artwork has been featured in articles in the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Van Zandt County Line, and more.

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Society of Watercolor Artists MONTHLY MEETINGS:

3rd Monday – September through May (except Jan and April 2016 are one week later)

January meeting is 4th Monday due to Holiday

  • 6pm – Critiques with Jo Williams of Denton.   Bring a painting which is in progress or completed for a critique.  Or, enjoy learning as other pieces are critiqued

  • 7-7:15pm – General meeting with announcements and introductions of newcomers

  • 7:15pm – Introduction of guest artist and demonstration begins

  • 8:00pm – Break for refreshments and view and vote on “Painting of the Month”

  • 8:15 – Guest artist continues demo

  • 8:45 – “Painting of the Month” winners are announced

Meetings are held at Everett Hall at Texas Health & Sciences Center at3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth  Click HERE for printable PDF file for MAP & Directions to SWA Meetings

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Fall News from the Visual Art League of Lewisville

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On Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 in Classroom 3 of the MCL Grand, the Visual Art League of Lewisville will present Craig Vandeman who is a metals and jewelry artist in Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  He will demonstrate on the techniques of making the “Ancient Chain”.  The MCL is located at 100 North Charles Street in Lewisville. This demonstration is open to the public and there is no charge. For more information see http://visualartleague.org/.

The Fresh Ideas 2016 exhibit continues in the main gallery through September 10th.  The hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5.

1st - “Next? (Target Series)” (Mixed Media) by Eilene Carver

1st – “Next? (Target Series)” (Mixed Media) by Eilene Carver

In the North Wing Gallery through October 29th is a display, “Don’t Fence Me In”.. Exhibiting artwork in Tierney’s Restaurant and Tavern through October 30th is Alice Agafon, Barbara Barnet and Mary Carradine.

The Visual Art League of Lewisville has been painting the theatre boards for the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for many years.  Saturday Night Fever is the current play.  Members of VAL volunteer their time to paint these boards. Jackie Haugen painted the poster with the red background, and Chuck Hendrickson painted the other two posters.

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Diana Coble demo for LGAA Sept. 12

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LGAA MEETING Monday, September 12 at 7:00 P.M.

The next LGAA meeting is Monday, September 12 starting at 7:00 P.M. at Shanley House Gallery. Anyone with an “interest” in art is invited to attend. For more information go to our website at: http://www.granburyart.org.

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at: LGAA-Lake Granbury Art Association
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Our demo artist this month will be Diane Coble. She will be demonstrating “Melted Crayon Silhouettes.” There will be an opportunity for a hands on sample for you to make.

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Misty Oliver Foster talk on Public Art at VAGF Sept. 13

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McKinney Mural; what I learned about public art
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Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.  September 13, Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Misty Oliver-Foster, owner of the working studio Fresh Paint, teacher, lecturer and artist will take us through the process of making public art. She plans to relate to us how she did it , why she did it and how long it took to create a public art mural in McKinney, Texas.

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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