Visual Art League of Lewisville http://visualartleague.org/
Classroom C, Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 North Charles St., Lewisville, Texas 75067
VAL has its general meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Each month in conjunction with the general meeting, VAL produces an “Art Talk” series of known speakers and art demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting. Generally the meetings are in a classroom, but they may also be in the Gallery, the Black Box Theater, or the Recital Hall.
Next VAL Meetings and Artists’ Talks/Demonstrations:
September 8th — Guest Speaker Doris Vasek
Doris Vasek never knew she would become an artist. Her fascination with color and techniques led her through mediums such as embroidery, stained glass, weaving, spinning and quilting. Doris began studying watercolor art with Naomi Brotherton in 2005. Since then, Doris has taken workshops with many respected artists.
Doris took an oil and cold wax workshop with Rebecca Crowell in 2012. The oil and wax process was eye opening. The process tends to “make” colors directly on the art panel. Doris loves it! Instead of looking for “something” to paint, the oil and wax process is intuitive. It has been a revelation for her.
Doris is a native Texan and paints in her studio in Rockwall, Texas. Her art is in numerous private collections and has been accepted to juried exhibitions for Dutch Art Gallery, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Visual Art Association, Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition, Visual Art Society of Texas, Georgetown Art Hop and the 2013 Texas National Exhibition. Her works are currently showing at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas and The Gallery at Round Top in Round Top, Texas.
“My abstract works are about color and texture composition. The colors are made on the surface of panels or paper. Very little paint is ever mixed on my palette. Sometime, the most luscious colors appear in the tiniest areas. They can become inspiration for the whole piece. I love knowing that all of the colors I have ever applied will always be a part of each painting, even if they are deep down in the painting.”
“I invite the viewer to enjoy each painting from a distance and then come closer to find the little jewels of color and texture in some of the smallest places. The viewer may find a color or shape that is one of a kind, never to be repeated.”
Also coming up is the ATC workshop which takes place on Saturday, September 12th from 1:30-4:30 in Classroom 3. The theme this month is Indian Summer
Our “Photography- Altered” show and the showcase feature “Spontaneous” will continue through September 19th in the North Wing Gallery.
Asel Awards went to Tina Alvarez, first place and Christy Martin, second place.
Louise Flanagan, Jennifer Horn and Kathy Maybury will be exhibiting their works through November 1st at Tierneys Café & Tavern.
Darla Bostick will exhibit her works at the Commercial Bank for the month of September.
We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, Asel Art, Avalon Emporium and Container Store for their support.