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Suzanne Kelley Clark Workshop on Plein Air Sept. 22-26

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Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop with Suzanne Kelley Clark

September 22-26, 2014
Springhill Retreat
Richardson, Texas
McKenna Studio Workshops is presenting a 5 day plein air oil painting workshop Sept. 22-26, 2014, with artist and SMU continuing education instructor Suzanne Kelley Clark, at the Springhill Retreat Center in Richardson, TX.
I am wondering if members of the Irving Arts Association might be interested in attending, and how we could get the word out to them, a calendar posting, email, or I could bring flyers to a general meeting?
Registration cut-off date is August 21. For more information on the workshop, the website is: http://www.mckennastudioworkshops.com.
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Outdoor Landscape Painting with Ray Larrow coming in October

The O’Keefe Studio is very proud to announce another very exciting opportunity coming this fall…

Outdoor Landscape  Painting Workshop

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Taught by artist Ray Larrow

Hosted by The O’Keefe Studio

Join artist Ray Larrow for an exciting landscape painting workshop where participants will learn everything from A-Z regarding successful execution of landscape paintings (en plein air).  Participants can expect to create multiple unique paintings from specific locations in the beautiful sculpture garden at Valley House Gallery, here in Dallas, TX.  The workshop will begin with an overview of the tools, supplies and techniques needed for a painter of any level to achieve their artistic desires in relationship to the landscape motif.  Ray will discuss color mixing, brushes, substrates and surfaces, compositional tactics, as well as how to realistically complete a comprehensive painting, on-site, in under three hours.  This workshop is appropriate for beginners and practiced painters alike and will provide invaluable knowledge towards furthering a lifetime of Fine Art Painting.

Dates, Times and Locations:

Friday, October 10th, 7-9pm - Introductory lecture by Ray Larrow (at The O’Keefe Studio)

Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 – 4:00pm – Paint in the landscape with instruction from Ray in Valley House Gallery’s 4.3-acre sculpture garden

Sunday, October 12th, 1:00 – 4:00pm - Paint in the landscape with instruction from Ray in Valley House Gallery’s 4.3-acre sculpture garden

Thursday, October 16th, 7:00 – 8:30pm – Ray will give a lecture and powerpoint presentation on – painting – at The O’Keefe Studio

Friday, October 17th, 1:00 – 4:00pm – Paint in the landscape with instruction from Ray in Valley House Gallery’s 4.3-acre sculpture garden

Saturday, October 18th, 5:00 – 7:00pm – Closing critique of participants work. Michael O’Keefe will join Ray Larrow for this critique that will take place at The O’Keefe Studio

Cost (includes all sessions listed above): $350

 

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Due to the space requirements, we can only have 12 people in this workshop. Spaces fill quickly! Please confirm availability and send your deposit to hold your space:  
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
Please register asap
Balance due September 26th: $250.00
Cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation after September 26th, $250.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. No refund for cancellations after October 3rd.
 Payment Options:
• Check (made payable to “Michael O’Keefe”) to The O’Keefe Studio, 580 W. Arapaho Rd. #290, Richardson, TX, 75080
• Credit card at the studio or by calling Michael: (718)541-4164
• Cash - please email Michael to schedule a time to exchange money: mokeefesculpture@mac.com

 

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*All Paintings above by Ray Larrow, photo: Ray’s easel in the landscape

About Ray Larrow:

Michael O’Keefe and Ray Larrow, both originally from New England, met when they entered the MFA program together at Southern Methodist University in 2004.  Ray received his MFA in Painting from SMU in 2006.  While in graduate school, Michael considered Ray his most respected colleague.  Prior to attending SMU, Ray received a BFA in painting and drawing from Boston University in 2000.  Ray has taught at various colleges, including SMU, University of North Texas, and Holyoke Community College, where he has been since 2007.  Currently, Ray is also a co-founder and instructor at The Umbrella Tank, an independent teaching studio in Holyoke, MA.

 

Suggested Materials:

- Stretched canvases (suggested):
(1) 11×14″
(2) 11×14″
(2)16×20″

 

- Oil colors (Winsor & Newton recommended):
Titanium white
French ultramarine (blue)
Sap green
Chrome yellow hue
Yellow ochre
Winsor red
Raw sienna
Burnt umber
Ivory black
Payne’s gray

 

- Brushes:
Princeton Series 5400 – Long Handle
Round brushes: sizes 2,4,8,10,12
Bright brushes: sizes 2,6
[with regard to brushes, you may certainly bring or use alternative types and sizes you might already possess]

 

- (1) medium sized metal painting knife (wooden handle)
- (3) very cheap bristle brushes, 1/2″ and 1″
- (1) medium sized tube of burnt umber acrylic paint

 

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Call for Entries: Paint Rowlett Plein Air Juried Art Competition

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Eligibility

Open to all artists 18 years and older, using any fine art media; oil, acrylic, collage, pen & ink, watercolor, pencil, etc. Blank canvases and other blank art surfaces will be stamped on Sat., Sept. 20th at registration, when you will pick up your map showing ten selected locations and a Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Welcome bag with goodies. You will also receive three 4×6 blank cards, which are also being judged as a separate catagory. NOTE: Your art MUST begin on site from your SKETCHES. Reference photos may be used only to complete art. 

Schedule

Entry Deadline;   Postmarked no later than Sat., Sept. 13. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Registration;   Saturday, Sept. 20 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main, Rowlett, TX

All artwork is to be created from September 20 – September 27. 

Take-in;   Saturday, September 27 – 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library

Juror;  Merry Fuhrer

Reception/Awards;   Thursday, October 2, 6:30pm, Rowlett Public Library

Take-down;    Saturday, November 1, 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Public Library

Awards

1st Place; $400, with appropriate 2nd, 3rd, 4th place, a Best of 4×6 Cards, and various purchase awards.

Particulars

A.R.T. reserves the right to refuse art not meeting eligibility requirements and/or any with content considered unsuitable. All art must be for sale, and cannot be removed before the end of show, unless purchased. Artists handle their own sales, and must show ID to a Rowlett Public Library Staff person before buyer removes art.

For questions, call; 972-475-1836, download extra forms at; www.artistsroundtx.org, or visit us on Facebook.

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SWS Fall Paintout in Corsicana Sept. 26 – 28

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Mark your calendars now for the fall SWS paint out September 26-28 in Corsicana, Texas. Deb Miller at Warehouse Gallery in the downtown arts district will be our sponsor. For more about Corsicana, see http://www.cityofcorsicana.com/.

We have a block of 20 rooms reserved at the Best Western, Corsicana (13 queen doubles and 7 kings). Call 903 872-0020 to make a reservation and ask for the SWS block at the special $59 per night rate for the nights of the 26th and 27th.

Please sign up right away if you think there is a good chance you will go so we can make plans for dinner, etc. Changes or cancellations to the hotel reservations can be made by September 19 without penalty.

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Our Saturday night reception and show will be at the Warehouse Gallery in the Corsicana arts district downtown, and we can sell our work that night as well. Deb Miller has arranged for inclement weather workspace on Saturday. She is also helping us get the word out to invite the local art crowd.

If you think you will be able to attend, make your reservation and respond to Walt and Isabel Davis to get on the list. Walt and Isabel Davis, (903) 886-2711widavis7@gmail.com

For more about Southwestern Watercolor Society, see the website: swswatercolor.org

 

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Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event entry deadline July 31

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Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event

Paint along the Guadalupe River as it runs through historic Kerrville in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Enjoy private and public access painting locations, demos, daily receptions, quick draw, awards and an optional extended exhibition opportunity.

Event: October 1 – 4, 2014
Exhibition & Sale: October 4 – 25, 2014

Event information: http://kacckerrville.com/?page_id=97

 KOPE Application 2014

 Click Here to Register

Eligibility: Open to any artist who paints in any medium using the plein air technique. Participating artists must paint on location using surfaces stamped during the event. Early Entry Fee: $75 event registration, refunded if not accepted. Due by July 31, 2014. Regular Entry Fee: $85 event registration, refunded if not accepted.

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
228 Earl Garrett Street
Kerrville, Texas 78028
830.895.2911
www.kacckerrville.com

arts@kacckerrville.com

 

 

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Winning Art at Paint Historic Waxahachie

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If you didn’t attend the Paint Historic Waxahachie 2014 exhibition, you missed a beautiful show!  36 artists produced 237 paintings.  The event was held in a “gallery setting” on the courthouse square by the Ellis County Art Association (ECAA)

Click on this link to see all the winning paintings!

BEST IN SHOW – TINA BOHLMAN “ALLEY VIEW – Ellis County Court house” WATERCOLOR

FIRST PLACE – MICHAEL HOLTER “SMOKIN’ BBQ & FILLER UP” – WATERCOLOR

SECOND PLACE– DEBOB JACOB “YELLOW HOUSE ON BROWN ST.” – OIL

THIRD PLACE – TED CLEMENS “SERVICE ENTRY” – OIL

RICHESON AWARD – STEVE MILLER“ROGERS HOTEL” – OIL

RICHESON AWARD – NANCY BOZEMAN “FERRIS” – OIL

RICHESON AWARD – KENT BREWER“MAYPEARL WATER TOWER” – OIL

GAMBLIN AWARD – OLIVETTE HUBLER “SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SQUARE” OIL

LIQUETEX AWARD – TAMMY WASCOVICH “COURT IN SESSION” – ACRYLIC ON WOOD

BLICK AWARD – LINDA SCHINDLER“ROBERTS HOUSE ON BROWN ST.” – OIL

BLICK AWARD – HENRY PRIKRYL“FEED STORE” – OIL

HOLBEIN AWARE – LYNN LaROSE“LEON’S BBQ” – OIL

CHROMA AWARD – LIL MITCHELL “BLUE TRIM” – WATERCOLOR

CHEAP JOE’S AWARD – DAVID TRIPP“COLLEGE STREET RHAPSODY” – WATERCOLOR

HONORABLE MENTION – JOYCE THOMAS “LILLY POND” – OIL

HONORABLE MENTION – JEFF OTT“SYCAMORE” – OIL

HONORABLE MENTION $25 – TRAVIS STEWART“SUMMER CLOSEOUT” – OIL

PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTES (BEST BODY OF WORK) JEFF OTT ARTIST’S CHOICE VOTES (BEST BODY OF WORK) KENT BREWER

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BEST IN SHOW – TINA BOHLMAN “ALLEY VIEW- Ellis County Courthouse” – Watercolor

 

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Paint Historic Waxahachie June 2 – 8; reception June 7

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Official Paint Out Dates:  6/2 – 6/8

Reception:  June 7, 4:00 to 6:00 pm

June 7 & 8: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

“Wet Paint” Exhibition & Sale

114 S. Rogers St. (on the courthouse square)

Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside

Ellis County Art Association

http://elliscountyart.net/

 

 

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PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE call for artists

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Paint Historic Waxahachie

Event Dates: June 2 – 8, 2014
Reception: June 7th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside
972-937-3414
Check in: 501 West Main St.
Waxahachie TX 75165

Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association

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Entry Fee:  $60

Open to any artist using Plein Air technique in all fine art mediums.  Click the links below for more information and to enter by main or online.

Easels in Ellis County!  This 9th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts. Don’t miss out on the fun and friendly competition of the best plein air painting event in North Texas!  Enter today!

Entries still being accepted - Limited to 50 artists. To be included in our “Collector’s Guide” souvenir program, we must have your entry by April 30. Late registrations accepted 1st come - 1st served.

Register before May 1st to paint the 5 weekends in May prior to Paint Out Week! Painters that register and pay online by April 30, will be eligible to paint in designated locations the weekends of May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, in addition to Memorial Day weekend of May 24-26 and May 31 and June 1st. Each paint out location will be revealed along with instructions for check in by email 2 -3 days prior to each weekend.

CLICK HERE to view & download General Guidelines & Information

CLICK HERE to view & download Entry Form (for mail in entry)

CLICK HERE: to Enter Online

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NEW TO PLEIN AIR? Take a 2-day Watercolor Workshop

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NEW TO PLEIN AIR?  2-day Watercolor Workshop

$175.00

Workshop Dates: 4/12/2014 – 4/15/2014

Location: Waxahachie, Texas

501 W. Main Street

Waxahachie Texas 75165

Experienced in watercolor but new to Plein Air?

2-DAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

FOR THE NEW PLEIN AIR PAINTER

INSTRUCTOR: TINA BOHLMAN www.tinabohlman.com

DATES: APRIL 12-13, 2014

HOURS: DAILY: 10 AM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION: WAXAHACHIE, TX – Ellis County Art Association Art Center, 501 West Main St., Waxahachie, TX 75165

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SWS Paintout at White Rock Lake

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Spring is coming, and we have scheduled our first SWS local area paint out.

Location:     White Rock Lake - Sunset Bay  or Dreyfuss  Point south of the Bath House Cultural Center, or near the Sailing Clubs north of the Bath House.

Date:       Saturday, March 29, 2014

Times:     10:00 am to 1:00 pm (or later). Whoever wishes to after painting, meet at the parking area by the Bath House Cultural Center at 1:00 pm to show our work to each other.

Directions:   From the North (Northwest Highway south on Buckner Blvd.), take immediate right exit on East Lawther Road and follow it around to the boat areas. You will pass fishermen and a view of a foot bridge to the west. There are a lot of parking areas to choose from, and views of the lake, the boats and even the City skyline in the distance. The only toilets are Port-a-potties.

Coming from the South on Buckner Blvd., exit Mockingbird westbound, and exit to East Lawther Road and follow directions as above.

If you want to paint south of The Bath House Cultural Center, exit at the light at Lake Highlands Road and go west. Take the first left on Tiffany, and choose either Dreyfuss Point or Sunset Inn. Toilets appear to be open at Dreyfuss Point, but there are Port-a-potties at Sunset. You can also reach these sites if you take the exit at Northcliff to the Bath House, but turn left at the intersection with Lake Highlands and follow it around to the two sites (or go across through the housing area on Tiffany). You will find pelicans at Sunset and I believe Loons at Dreyfuss (birds, not people), along with views across the lake. There should be sailboats on the lake with the nice weather. Some of you may wish to paint at the Bath House, also.

Information:      I will be the contact person at the location - my cell number is 214 288-4546 if you get lost and need directions.  Bring snacks or a bag lunch and water, a hat and sunscreen (maybe bug spray, too).

Please contact me with any questions you might have. I am looking forward to seeing many of you there! If you are not on our e-mail list, send me a note at acousticdesign@earthlink.net to be added for future notifications.
Bill Johnson

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Plein Air Painting at Prairie Fest 2014

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We wanted DFW artists to know that there will be plein air painting at this year’s Prairie Fest. Come out and paint, or just to enjoy the festival.

Who:  Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area (FOTHNA)

What:
The 9th annual Prairie Fest is a free outdoor festival celebrating the
natural world.  A FW Weekly Best Outdoor Cultural Event winner, the
family-friendly, solar-powered event is Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11
am to sunset, rain or shine.  Along with arts, entertainment, and
tasty local food and beverages, you’ll find prairie wildflower tours,
storytellers and science hikes on rolling hills – while spontaneous
happenings inside the Prairie Circle of 50 exhibitors feature services
and products for sustainable living.

Where:
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View Street
Fort Worth, TX 76103

When: Saturday April 26th, 11am – Sundown

Why:  To bring your local Prairie to the People!

MORE INFO: www.tandyhills.org/fest

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Julio Suarez Workshop on Drawing Artists & Nature Together

Sorry, the workshop has been cancelled.

http://www.texasandneighbors.com/Suarezworkshop.htm

“DRAWING ARTISTS AND NATURE TOGETHER”

A Drawing & Watercolor Painting Workshop

Texas and Neighbors Juror Workshop

Julio Suarez, Instructor

April 5 – 6, 2014

Saturday April 5th:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday April 6th:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For registration, see http://www.texasandneighbors.com/Suarezworkshop.htm

Julio Suarez invites artists of all levels and abilities who enjoy sketching, drawing and watercolor painting to this two–day workshop celebrating nature and creative interpretation of natural objects in unique compositions. Workshop fee: $140 ($135 for IAA members) Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

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In this workshop, participants will draw and paint from direct observation using natural specimens and photographs. Thumbnail sketches, gestural drawing and values studies will be studied in developing compositions for watercolor paintings, sometimes with application of pen and ink. Topics covered include composition, ink studies, color relativity and harmonies and different ways of approaching botanical painting. Emphasis will be placed on expressing yourself through your personal style with new skills. In a relaxed learning environment, the instructor will offer creative drawing and painting exercises and provide individual attention with demonstration and useful tips.

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Click here to see the supply list. The instructor will provide natural specimens (flowers, plants, pinecones, shells and more), photographs and handouts as resources. Plein air sketching on the grounds of Jaycee Park will be available weather-permitting.


 

juliosuarezJulio Suarez is a visual artist and art educator since dedicating his life to art in 1991. The award-winning artist works in watercolor and acrylic primarily but also enjoys the challenge of mixed media, printmaking and botanical illustration. He earned a B.A. from New York University and studied fine art at Collin College. He continues his art education through ongoing professional art workshops in painting and museum programs.

His art work, including watercolors and pen and ink illustrations have been published in poetry books, college magazines, corporate and personal greeting cards and marketing materials. His personal art work, consisting of paintings (watercolor, acrylic), greeting card design and prints, has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Metroplex. His commissioned artwork is in private collections throughout the US, Canada, China and Japan.

He has served as art juror for participants in the North Texas Business Council for the Arts and has presented lectures and art workshops in the Metroplex, Corsicana and Tyler. He is a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Suarez is an art enrichment teacher and teaching artist for children, teachers and adults affiliated with SMU, Plano Parks and Recreation Therapeutic department, the Navarro Council of the Arts and Big Thought. In addition to drawing and painting, he teaches the art of cartooning in hand-drawn comics, digital storytelling and graphic novels. Please visit his website at: www.juliorsuarez.com and his “Earth, Petal Wing” blog at: www.earthpetalwingblogspot.com.

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Paint Historic Terrell – 2014

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Join this plein air event just 20 minutes East of Dallas in Historic Terrell March 22-29, 2014.  $800 total in awards. March 5 entry deadline for being included in the Paint Out literature.

www.netfaa.org Sponsored by the North East Texas Fine Art Alliance.

Reception & Awards Presentation, March 29 2:30-5pm at Terrell Heritage Museum

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Cecy Turner: New Paintings & Open Studio Exhibit Dec. 6

New Plein Air, Landscape and Florals on Cecy Turner Web Site

Turner2The Past Lives On” Plein Air Oil 9 x 12

Turner1Copeland Falls “Plein Air Oil 12 x 9

Turner3Fall Aspens on Tunnel Road” Plein Air Watercolor

10 x 7.5

Turner4Summer Breakthrough at Wild Basin

Oil Landscape 20 x 30

Turner5A Lively Bunch” Floral Watercolor 11 x 15

Turner6Pick Up Stix at String Lake” Plein Air Oil 9 x 12

These are only six of the new paintings recently added to my web site, www.cecyturner.com.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 4-8 P.M.
at my home studio, 7824 Glenneagle Dr., Dallas, TX 75248 972-661-5215

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Ann Larsen Plein Air Workshop Nov. 8 – 10

MAKE THE LANDSCAPE YOUR OWN! with ANN LARSEN

$275.00
Workshop Dates: 11/8/2013 – 11/10/2013
Location: Ellis County Art Center
501 West Main Street
Waxahachie Texas 75165
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Ellis County Art Association is excited to announce a plein air workshop with critically acclaimed New York plein air impressionist, Ann Larsen.  A board and Signature Member of American Women Artists, Ann will lead an intensive plein air workshop November 8, 9, and 10, 2013.  Class size is limited and this workshop will fill quickly!  A deposit of $125 will guarantee your spot.Details at http://elliscountyart.net/workshops. Contact Information: Tina Bohlman admin@elliscountyart.net 972-937-3414. For more about the artist see http://annlarsen.com/

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Plein Air Challenge Winners

Fall is quickly approaching and our DFW art organizations are back in session. During summer break, Sharon Giles launched a Plein Air Painting Challenge. The entries certainly show how talented and busy local artists are, even during our hot Texas summers.

Winners:
Our top entry is Echo Canyon, Taos, New Mexico by Ann H Rowley.
In second place; Ginger’s Kitchen Window by Jimmy Magouirk.
In third is The Pink House on Elm by Mary Jo Woodruff.

Thanks for participating Lori Cusik, Cynthia Jaeger Fritz, Robyn Jorde, Jimmy Magouirk, Ann H Rowley, Nancy Sterling, Mary Jo Woodruff. Enjoy viewing our entries…

Echo Canyon, Taos, New Mexico.  Oil on Canvas, Ann H. Rowley

First Place
Echo Canyon, Taos, New Mexico.
Oil on Canvas by Ann H. Rowley.

Ginger's Kitchen Window.  Lorenzo, Texas Watercolor Jimmy Magouirk Literally painted between sand storms in June, ever watchful of my easel being blown over!  My's wife's Aunt Ginger's old house, where she raised her 3 children, now used for storage. Ginger lives next door on the family cotton farm.

Second Place
Ginger’s Kitchen Window.
Lorenzo, Texas, Watercolor by Jimmy Magouirk. Literally painted between sand storms in June, ever watchful of my easel being blown over!
My’s wife’s Aunt Ginger’s old house, where she raised her 3 children, now used for storage. Ginger lives next door on the family cotton farm.

The Pink House on Elm. 5"x7" acrylic on RayMar panel Mary Jo Woodruff Just one of the residences in Terrell, TX on a previous "Paint Historic Terrell" event. Completed in  plein aire.

Third Place
The Pink House on Elm.
5″x7″ acrylic on RayMar panel by Mary Jo Woodruff. Just one of the residences in Terrell, TX on a previous “Paint Historic Terrell” event. Completed in plein aire.

Ranger-Title-Company_Cynthia-Yaeger-Fritz. Cynthia Jaeger Fritz,  Terrell, TX, Watercolor

Ranger title Company by Cynthia Jaeger Fritz, Terrell, TX, Watercolor.

Country Home. Lori Cusick, Mt. Vernon, TX Oil on Linen Panel, 11"h x 14"w

Country Home by Lori Cusick, Mt. Vernon, TX. Oil on Linen Panel, 11″h x 14″w

The View on the Other Side. Frankford Church, Far North DallasOil on board, 8 X 10Nancy Sterling TylerThis very plain & conservative preserved church built in the late 1800's in the community of Frankford, is now enveloped by large homes near Frankford Road and the ND Tollway. The small original windows have diamond shaped stained glass panes at the top. Nearby there is a windmill, creek, bridge and a charming cemetery where my ancestors are buried. This tranquil area is one of my favorite places to paint outdoors. Hope you like the scene too.

The View on the Other Side. Frankford Church in Far North Dallas. Oil on board, 8 X 10 by Nancy Sterling Tyler. This very plain & conservative preserved church, built in the late 1800′s in the community of Frankford, is now enveloped by large homes near Frankford Road and the ND Tollway. The small original windows have diamond shaped stained glass panes at the top. Nearby there is a windmill, creek, bridge and a charming cemetery where my ancestors are buried. This tranquil area is one of my favorite places to paint outdoors. Hope you like the scene too.

Title: 8/14/23 (this was a daily painting). Robyn Jorde.  Location: Cedar Hill Media: watercolor

Title: 8/14/23 (this was a daily painting). Robyn Jorde. Location: Cedar Hill. Media: watercolor

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Plein Air Painting in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Trinity Arts Guild Member Dan Spangler invites artists to join him on Saturday, September 28 (at 8:30 am in the Fort Worth Botanic gardens for a day of plein aire painting.  Meet in the Rose Garden. The weather men are promising cooler weather on the horizon and this will be a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful gardens.  There is something for everyone, flowers for our floral painters, interesting architectural pieces, landscape, water, wildlife.  If you don’t have much experience with plein air contact Dan at danspangler@att.net or 817-897-3808 for suggestions on how to prepare. He is thinking about doing this twice a month if there is interest.

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For more about the garden, see http://fwbg.org/. Dan currently has work on exhibit at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and in the IAA Animal Art Show.

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Plein Air in the Texas Hill Country, Joe Anna Arnett

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Plein Air in the Texas Hill Country
September 30 – October 2, Kerrville, Texas
Instructor: Joe Anna Arnett
$375
Join Joe Anna for three days, painting outdoors along the banks of the Guadalupe River and the town of Kerrville. All levels of artist are welcome and all artists will receive individual attention. This workshop is part of the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center’s Kerrville Outdoor Painters Event. For more information call 830.895.2911 or e-mail arts@kacckerrville.com http://www.kacckerrville.com/education.html#Arnett

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Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event

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Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event
October 2-5, 2013
Exhibition and Sale: October 5-26, 2013
Paint along the Guadalupe River as it runs through historic Kerrville in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Enjoy public and private access painting locations, demos, daily receptions, quick draw, awards, art sale, and an extended exhibition opportunity. Juried. Registration, $85 refundable if not accepted.
For more information call 830.895.2911 or e-mail arts@kacckerrville.com. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, Kerrville, Texas, 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, TX 78028

Late Entry Fee: $85 event registration, refunded if not accepted.

http://www.kacckerrville.com/kope.html

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Carnivalé – Venice, Italy – ArtTrek Feb. 22 – Mar. 1, 2014

Carnivalé – Venice, Italy – ArtTrek
Feb. 22 – Mar. 1, 2014
Early Registration Deadline for $600 savings: Sept. 4, 2013
Final Registration Deadline: Oct. 12, 2013

You’ve seen the images of the people with elaborate costumes and ornate masks set against the stunning backdrop of Venice. Well, now is your chance to not only be a part of this fabulous spectacle, but to also capture the festival in all of it’s glory. Imagine working on your photography and painting skills in an environment with such visual stimulation and artistic opportunities.

Workshop includes:
* Round trip air fare, all transfers.

* Hotel for 6 nights. (Double occupancy) (Accommodations are in shared
rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee)

* Private boat from the airport.

* Breakfast.

* Boat trip to the islands of Burano & Murano.

* Emergency Medical Insurance.

* Instruction, guidance, experience and fun.
For more information visit our website http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks/ or contact niki@nikigulley.com

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Cinque Terre & Lake Como, Italy Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop

Cinque Terre & Lake Como, Italy
Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop
Led by Niki Gulley & Scott Williams

Early Registration Deadline for a $600 savings! Sept. 28, 2013
Travel Dates: Sept. 12-21, 2014
Final Registration Deadline: Nov. 2, 2013

Expanding the scope of our travel this year, we have combined a couple of new stunning destinations into one exciting workshop, Cinque Terre & Lake Como.

Work Shop includes:

* Round trip air fare, all transportation to Cinque Terre & Lake Como
* Lodging for 8 nights, 4 nights in each location. (Pricing is for shared rooms)
* Continental Breakfast
* 4 Days of train tickets in Cinque Terre
* Hiking Pass for trails in Cinque Terre
* Boat transportation in Lake Como to Bellagio
* Admission to Villa Monastero in Varenna
* Boat transportation and admission to Villa Balbianello in Lake Como
* Emergency Medical insurance
* Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

For more information visit our website: http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks/ or niki@nikigulley.com

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PAINT plein air Sept. 7

PAINT Fall Gallery Nite 2013

 

Ft. Worth Fall Gallery Nite Saturday, September 7, 2013 2pm—6pm

Visit the Professional Artists in North Texas for an afternoon of painting on the lawn and patio of the Ft. Worth Community Arts Center during Ft. Worth’s FALL GALLERY WALK.

PAINT members will be there painting en plein air between 2pm and 6pm.

website: http://www.northtexasartists.com/

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Provence, France ArtTrek with Niki Gulley & Scott Williams

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Join Niki Gulley & Scott Williams for Provence, France ArtTrek 2014
Travel Date: June 26 – July 4, 2014
Early Registration Deadline to save $600 – Sept. 28th, 2013

Work Shop includes:
* Roundtrip air fare, all transfers.
* Hotel for 7 nights. (Double occupancy) (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee)
* Side trips to the hill towns of Les Beaux, Greoux les Baines, Roussillon
* Abbey de Montmajour addmission.
* Wine tasting in Fontvielle & Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
* Emergency Medical Insurance.
* Instruction, guidance, experience and fun.

For more information visit our website http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks/ or contact Niki at niki@nikigulley.com

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Plein Air Challenge from Art News DFW

ENTER THE PLEIN AIR CHALLENGE from Art News DFW

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This challenge goes out to all you North Texas artists who have been braving the notoriously fickle Texas out-of-doors to create your art.

Post an image of your recent paintings or drawings begun outside (may be finished in the studio) on our Facebook page “Art News DFW” or our Facebook group “Art Groups DFW“.

Please include this information: TITLE, LOCATION, MEDIA, and NAME of ARTIST, plus any comments about the artwork or the plein air experience.

EXTENDED DEADLINE is AUGUST 31, 2013.

Those artwork with the most “Likes” will be honored by being recognized on the Art News DFW website and on our Flickr “Art In DFW” gallery.

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Paint Rowlett call for entries

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Call for Entries - PAINT ROWLETT Plein Air ART COMPETITION 
DOWNLOAD FORM HERE

  • Entry deadline Aug.3; late deadline Aug. 10
  • Registration Aug. 24, Rowlett Public Library
  • Paint Out Aug. 24 – Aug. 31
  • Take in Aug. 31, Rowlett Public Library
  • Reception / Awards Sept. 5
  • Take down Sept. 30

Sponsored by A.R.T. – Artists ‘Round Texas http://www.artistsroundtx.org/

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SWS Paint Out in Paris Sept 27-29

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Lets meet in Paris in the Fall. (Paris, Texas, that is) That will be the location for our next paint out, so mark your calendar now for September 27 – 29.

The date is earlier this year because the October calendar is full and November is risky weatherwise.

Our fall destination has its own miniature Eiffel Tower and the new Trail de Paris popular with hikers and bikers. The town is chock full of interesting architecture from the Sam Bell Maxey house to the Lamar County Historic Museum in the restored home of judge Jim Noble Thompson. Check out the twelve foot Jesus in cowboy boots in Evergreen Cemetery and the 1927 Culbertson Fountain between Clarksville and Lamar Streets. There is even a picturesque concrete batch plant for the industrially inclined.

Call the Holiday Inn Express (903.785.0088) and tell them you are with the Southwestern Watercolor Society to get our special rate of $99/night for a double with two queen beds or $89/night for a single with one king. Ask for Carmen if you have questions. If we fill 15 rooms we get the meeting room for the weekend free. We can have ourSaturday evening BYOB reception and show there and use it for a studio in case of bad weather.

Dinner Saturday night will be at the Cattle Drive Steakhouse in a newly renovated historic building just off the square. Locals give its steaks, both grilled and chicken fried, high marks, but there are lighter options as well.

The best thing about this year’s fall paint out would be for you to be there to liven things up.

See you in Paris in the Fall. For additional information contact  Walt Davis at:

widavis7@gmail.com or (903) 886-2711

SWS Website: swswatercolor.org

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PAINT OUT AT DESOTO CREEKFEST—JUNE 1, 2013

The DeSoto Parks & Recreation has scheduled Creekfest for Saturday, June 1st with entertainment and activities from 3 to 10pm at Town Center in the plaza and amphitheater areas. http://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=331

Artists are invited to come out for a Plein Air Paint Out along the trail that day. The event starts at 3pm, thus painters are invited to be in place from 3 to 5pm. If you would prefer to do it in the morning, that would be fine too. Please let Julie Danford or Ken Reese of the DeSoto Art League know if you are interested. http://www.desotoartleague.com

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Plein Air at the Dallas Heritage Village: Enter the “Following Frank Reaugh” exhibit & sale

Call for Entries: Following Frank Reaugh
A Celebration of Plein Air Painting at Dallas Heritage Village

Enter through Thursday, August 01, 2013

For more information and complete details, please visit: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=156

Dallas Heritage Village
1515 South Harwood St.
Dallas, TX  75215-1273

Home to a wide variety of educational activities throughout the year, Dallas Heritage Village is pleased to host its second annual art exhibition and sale on October 4-6. Open to any artist, at least 21 years of age, the 2013 exhibition and sale will be held in Browder Springs Hall, an historic structure recently adapted for exhibitions on the museum’s grounds.

All entries in this year’s event will be limited to Plein Air paintings. This year’s sale and exhibition will honor the dean of Texas plein air painting, Frank Reaugh. Over the course of his five decades in Dallas, Reaugh was an important figure on the Dallas and Texas art scenes. A gifted artist, teacher, and inventor, Reaugh influenced the development of countless artists and students in Dallas and throughout Texas. A founder of the Dallas Art Society, which eventually evolved into the Dallas Museum of Art, Reaugh was a dedicated teacher who led annual painting trips to West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. A champion of plein air painting and master with pastels, Reaugh is primarily known for his studies of the Texas landscape and longhorn cattle.

In recognition of Reaugh’s contribution to the art of Dallas and Texas, this year’s $1,000 prize for best in show will be named the Frank Reaugh Award. Entries: All entries will be juried from digital images submitted to OnlineJuriedShows.com. Awards will be judged from original works of art. Entries are currently being accepted. Closing deadline for entries is August 1, 2013.

Calendar:
May 6, 2013: entry period begins
August 1, 2013: entry deadline
August 15, 2013: notifications to artists
September 16, 2013: artwork accepted at Dallas Heritage Village
September 27, 2013: deadline for delivering artwork to Dallas Heritage Village
October 4-6, 2013: Exhibition and Sale at Dallas Heritage Village
October 6-November 3: artwork available for sale at Dallas Heritage Village and online.
November 4, 2013: artwork available for pick up and return shipping

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Tandy Hills Prairie Fest April 27

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http://tandyhills.org/fest
A Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) group is going to paint/draw en plein aire at Tandy Hills Prairie Fest, Saturday, April 27; meet at 9AM.  The event is free.  Call Doug Clark at 682.478.8060 to meet up with others.  Find more information and a map HERE.

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Tina Bohlman on Plein Aire April 25 in DeSoto

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APRIL 25, 2013 PROGRAM TINA BOHLMAN PLEIN AIRE PAINTING at

7:00 PM

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 212 W. PLEASANT RUN, DESOTO, TEXAS 75115

http://www.desotoartleague.com/

 

TINA BOHLMAN – APRIL 2013 DEMO ARTIST

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Tina Bohlman comes to us with a long history of experience and expertise.  She says she is mostly self-taught but has supplemented her training with years of extensive study in workshops by some of the nations top artists. Tina mainly paints in watercolor but occasionally paints in oils.  Her first love is painting outdoors Plein Aire style and prefers that to painting indoors. A veteran of numerous competitions and quick-draw events, Tina has won over 60 awards including First Place and Best of Show titles. She says, “Nothing compares for inspiration and capturing light and emotion than painting au plein aire. It requires technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude.  It’s a marathon race against the sun.  I love it”. Tina is the founder and chairman of the annual “Paint Historic Waxahachie”.  Her work is widely collected in private and corporate collections in over 35 states and many foreign countries. She is a member of many different art clubs and associations. Tina has just been elected President of the Outdoor Painters Society. Her website: http://tinabohlman.com/

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Plein Air Painting Workshop in the Texas Hill Country

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Plein Air Painting Workshop in the Texas Hill Country

Taught by Niki Gulley

April 5-7, 2013

During Bluebonnet & Wildflower season!

9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

If you have always wanted to paint in the Texas Hill Country during the spring when the weather is ideal and it is teeming with bluebonnets and wildflowers, this is your chance. Enjoy the rolling hills and rustic charm of Fredericksburg and the surrounding area while Niki Gulley shows you how to capture its beauty on canvas, and improve your painting skills.

“Rows & Rows of Bluebonnets” © Niki Gulley http://www.nikigulley.com

While working in the studio may feel most comfortable to you, there is something special that goes into painting on location – the sights, sounds and feelings of being immersed in the real life setting all go into your art, and the result is something full of energy and expression that is often lost in the studio.

Also, by painting on site, you’ll learn how to portray light more accurately than using photographs (which are often lacking information in the highlights shadows and color depth), while also learning to paint quickly to avoid overworking your canvas. So if you have always wanted to learn to paint or have had the desire to step outside of the studio, this workshop will give you the opportunity to work from life, which is guaranteed to improve your painting!

One of our painting locations in Fredericksburg, TX for the plein air workshop in April, filled with interesting buildings, nostalgia and hill country landscapes for subjects.
Bring your favorite medium – oils, pastels, acrylics or watercolors. All levels of experience are welcome including beginners and advanced.

$395 April 5-7

Minimum 6 students / Maximum 12

See http://goodartcompany.com/gacart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=39_47&products_id=215 for more details and to register.
For more information on Niki Gulley, visit http://www.nikigulley.com.

One Woman Show, “Nature’s Kaleidoscope”

The Good Art Company Gallery

April 5 – 30, 2013

Artist Reception: April 5th • 7-9 pm

218 West Main St., Fredericksburg, TX goodartcompany.com/gac/

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Plein Air with Tina Bohlman Mar. 15 – 17

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TAG is sponsoring a “Source to Studio” Workshop with Tina Bohlman 3 Days—March 15 through 17, 2013 $50 Deposit will hold your place. This workshop combines plein air with classroom work.

The focus of this workshop is to learn how to gather information through sketches, color notes and on-location paintings to use as sources for a studio painting.

All media welcome – demonstrations will be in watercolor, but painters may work in any medium. The workshop isn’t about mixing and applying paint – it is assumed that everyone already knows how to do that. The 3 day workshop will combine plein air with classroom work. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday will be on location sketching and painting….gathering information. Sunday will be in the classroom creating a “studio” painting using our plein air sketches and paintings as reference.

Register online at www.trinityartsguild.org. Questions? Call Bonnie Dunn or Irma Ward at 817-874-3032. http://trinityartsguild.org/workshops/tinabohlman.html

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PAINT HISTORIC TERRELL call for artist participation

 PAINT HISTORIC TERRELL

 March 16-31, 2013

 

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Paint Historic Terrell is open to all artists, 18 years and older, using any fine art media.  All artwork is to be created during the week of March 16-23.  Blank canvas, board, and/or paper supports MUST be stamped at the Terrell Heritage Museum, 207 Frances Street from 9:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. during registration and 9:00-12:00p.m. Paint Out days (except Sunday).  A category for ACEO’s has been continued this year.  Please note:  Reference photos and sketches may be used to complete your artwork; however, the painting or drawing must begin on site.  Members $25 Non Members $35, Entry deadline for inclusion in printed material is Mar. 1.  Late Entry fee $10.00

Awards

                                                                                1st place                       $400

2nd place                      $200

3rd place                      $100

                                                                4th place                      $  50

Best of ACEO             $  50

 

For more information contact:                  Ramona Murphy                              903-560-1531

Mary Jo Woodruff                           972-427-6511     mjowoodruff@sbcglobal.net

www.clubnetfaa.com

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