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Paint & Photograph Rowlett call for entries

Open to all artists 18 and older, using oil, acrylic, collage, pen & ink, watercolor, pencil, etc, and photography. On registration day, you pick up your map, names and locations of designated places to paint or photograph, and a Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Welcome Bag. NOTE: Artists MUST begin on site from SKETCHES, reference photos may be used to complete art. ALL PHOTOS must be taken during the designated days.

ENTRY: Postmarked no later than Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. A late fee of $5.00 will be applied after this date. REGISTER/Map w/Locations/Goodie Bag: Sat., Oct 28, 2017, 10 -11am, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main. Registration form: PaintRowlettFlier


TAKE-IN: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10-11am, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, must be framed and matted when appropriate, and ready to hang with wire — no other hanging methods acceptable. JUROR: Maureen Brouillette, Established artist in Dallas/Fort Worth, and also nationwide. Specializing in mixed media techniques. http://www.mbrouillette.com/bio.html

RECEPTION/AWARDS: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2:00pm, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett TAKE-DOWN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 (NOTE: The take down date may be extended into Jan. 2018) 10am- 12 noon, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett

Best of Show $400, with 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for 2D media category and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for photography category, various purchase awards, including the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce.

Artists Round Texas reserves the right to refuse art not meeting eligibility requirements and/or any with content considered unsuitable. All art must be for sale, and may not be removed before the end of show. Artists handle their own sales, with removal of art at the end of the show. For any questions, call 972-475-1836, duplicate this form as needed, or download extra forms at www.artistsroundtx.org, and visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Artists-Round-Texas-134907919887670

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OPS Waxahachie paint-out Nov. 9, 2017

Registration is now open for painting in historic Waxahachie, TX: https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/event-2627753.

Sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society. Annual associate membership is $45.

“The Downtown Square in Waxahachie, with its charming turn-of-the-century architecture and friendly people, is truly a time capsule of an era long since past. One can easily take a step back, for just a little while, to a place and time when values were a little clearer and life a little simpler. Waxahachie offers the visitor this opportunity to use their imagination to go back to another era such as turn of the century 1905, or perhaps the roaring 1920’s by just walking the downtown square. Your imagination is your only limitation!” (from the City of Waxahachie website)

Join other OPS members for a paint out in this unique town. Painters have a range of subject to paint from the rolling hills with barns and farm implements to the variety of historic homes that are everywhere in town…so much to choose from.

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SWS 2017 Fall Paint Out Oct. 6 & 7

Mark your calendars for the Southwestern Watercolor Society Fall Paint Out!

When:  October 6-7 2017 

Where:  Jefferson & Marshall, Texas

A signup sheet will be at the September SWS meeting or contact Ron Bigony, paint out chair RonBigony@aol.com

For more details, see flyer: SWS Fall Paintout Marshall-Jefferson 2017


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1st Annual Keller Art Walk call for artists

Arts take center stage in new Keller festival

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society.

Keller, TX – The first annual Keller Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 8 pm, will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Location: Old Town Keller West

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Student musicians from Keller ISD and a variety of local vendors and professional entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spots are still available. Applications can be found at www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk. For more information, call 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

About KPAS: Keller Public Arts Society is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting public art in Keller.  Our mission is to provide a platform for on-going support and participation in the preservation and growth of the local artistic community through collaboration with city government and civic organizations, as well as local businesses, clubs and individuals interested in supporting the arts.  Membership is free.


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Paint plein-air and studio in watercolor, acrylic or oil, the spectacular Fall colors of the Aspens in the mountains surrounding Lake City, CO. Sept. 18-23rd. 5-1/2 Days. 

In the mornings we will make preliminary basic structure value sketches, color sketches and drawings, painting in the studio in the  afternoon. Mixed media will also be introduced. Demonstrations all of the way. 
Cost $500.00. 
If interested or want further details, contact Jane at her Colorado home at 970-944-2794.
Limited enrollment. website
Jane Jones has studied with over 80 of the country’s leading instructors and is in demand herself as an instructor, lecturer and juror. Winner of innumerable prestigious awards in local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, Jane is a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Associated Creative Artists, Texas Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Oklahoma and Western Federation Watercolor Society. She has served as lecturer and juror for more than 80 different art organizations throughout the country.

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Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth – Monthly Outing- May 20th

The moring sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The morning sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Let’s Sketch Irving Convention Center!

Greetings sketchers!

Our next sketch outing for Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth will be 10:00am Saturday, May 20th at the Irving Convention Center. The Irving Convention Center is a 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2) facility located on a 40 acres (16 ha) tract in Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. The center is a piece of Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture. The building is recognized for its unique architecture and vertical design….for more info about the place please visit – https://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/.

We will meet in front of the center address – 500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039 at 10:00am. We’ll start with introductions and announcements, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or in groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene at 12:30 pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo. Hang around for lunch if you can.

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

What are the rules?
1.  There are no rules.
2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.
3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.
4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.
5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at sudeepkatt@gmail.com.  Please join us!

Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe.  For more information see www.urbansketchers.org.

Note: the local chapter has a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/urbansketchersdfw/

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12th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie!



“Paint Historic Waxahachie!”

A Competition Paint Out Event Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association

May 6 – 14, 2017

Entry Deadline, April 1 to be eligible for *Pre-event Painting

Late entries accepted on space available basis.

*Pre-event Painting Opportunity: Register by April 1 and you can paint ANY day, ANY where in Ellis County April 1 through April 30. Painters welcome to drop in and hang out at ART on the Square during the month of April – for more information download the prospectus.

Official Paint Out Week: 5/6/2017 – 5/14/2017
Reception & Awards: 5/12/2017, 6PM – 8PM
ART on the Square Gallery
113 W. Franklin St.
Waxahachie, Texas 75165


Entry Fee:

ECAA Member $45

Non-Member $65



Open to any artist who paints en plein aire in all fine art mediums. Work submitted with entry should reflect best quality of your plein aire painting…the image and your bio will be listed in the event souvenir program, “Collector’s Guide to a Paint Out”. All art must be created in the field (no studio work).

Artists selected must agree to paint on location a minimum of 2 days during the official painting period between May 6th and May 14th. Event sponsored by Ellis County Art Association, ART on the

Square, 113 West Franklin., Waxahachie, TX 75165.www.elliscountyart.net

Event coordinator, Tina Bohlman 972-.741-6154

email: admin@elliscountyart.net

or download Prospectus for complete information.


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Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon

Mike Mahon - Santa Fe Wonderland

The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

The exhibit runs from April 8 to May 13. The opening reception and presentation of awards will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 to 6:00. On Sunday, April 9, the gallery will be open from 1:00 to 5:00, with artist demonstrations from 2:00 to 4:00.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village   http://theartistsshowplace.com/





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CELEBRATE IRVING call for art & photography

IrvngHH front view with sign

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is hosting Irving-themed exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. This is the Irving Heritage House’s 100th Anniversary, and the focus of the celebration is on anything Irving. The West Gallery at Jaycee Park will be devoted mainly to art created byThelma Coleman, with the larger East Gallery open to others.

Our call to artists and photographers is open to all adults and children in the DFW area. Subject must be Irving-related.


  • Mar. 26 – May 5 Celebrate Irving Exhibit; April 4, 7 p.m. – Reception. (East & West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061)
  • Mar. 26 – May 27 – Celebrate Irving Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062

Drop off works on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. . You may drop off work for the West Irving Library on Sunday, March 26th from 1-3pm (or the day before at the Jaycee Center).

Art and photos should be framed or on wrap-around canvas and should be wired and ready for hanging. Limit of 3 per person at each location.

Contact IAA at irvingartassociation@gmail.com or the IAA Office at 972-721-8063. Reserve your spot now!


Special event on Sunday, March 19 1:30 – 4:00 pm:

Art in the Park – Paint or Draw Plein Air (or take photos) in Jaycee Park

Supplies needed: paint & brushes or drawing tools plus canvas or paper. An easel is useful but not absolutely necessary since there is some seating. Paper towels, water cup, etc. A camera is a good backup.

Get inspired by nature! There’s ducks and geese in the park, Hippo statues,  water fountain, playground, Art Center, police memorial,  and gardens. If it’s rainy or windy, we can work inside the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from photos.

If you want to do plein air at another park in Irving, feel free! Invite a friend too.

Create artwork or photos you can enter for free in the Celebrate Irving Exhibits (at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library.)


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“NEW TO PLEIN AIR” Workshop with TINA BOHLMAN March 17 & 18

Bohlman OMAs
              “OMA’S ” 9×12 Watercolor


3/17/2017 – 3/18/2017
Fee: $150.00

Class limited to 8

Are you an experienced painter but NEW to PLEIN AIR? This is the workshop for you! The focus is on the challenges encountered when painting outdoors. Open to all media, the class is primarily structured for the intermediate to advanced painter that is NEW to the plein air experience or is looking for a refresher course. Each day begins with a short lecture and demonstration. In the field, participants will complete thumbnail value sketches and at least 2 small paintings or color studies. The workshop goal is for participants to become comfortable in the “outdoor studio” and embrace the plein air experience. The class objectives are:

*Getting comfortable in your outdoor “studio”.

*Tips for painting on location.

*Using a sketchbook: working with thumbnail value sketches.

*Developing skills of observation

*Taking good “color notes”

All media welcome! This workshop is not medium specific. Demonstrations will be in watercolor or oil, depending on subject matter – but painters may work in any medium.

Friday: Classroom, 9 am – 12 noon. Break for lunch. Plein Air 1 pm – 4 pm Includes afternoon demo & use of the sketchbook

Saturday: : Plein Air, 9 am – 4 pm will include morning plein air demo, plein air painting-lunch- plein air painting.


EMAIL: tina@tinabohlman.com

Tina on location at Farmer's Market

Tina on location at Farmer’s Market

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SWS Spring Paint Out in Palestine and Buffalo Ranch


2017 SWS Spring Paint Out: Palestine, TX and Buffalo Ranch April 21-22

This will be a GREAT event! Palestine is a treasure of rustic and historical buildings and antique shops. Flyer: Palestine Paint Out

Bryce and Trish Weigand have graciously offered to host the Saturday 5pm reception at their ranch, in Oakwood, about 25 minutes south/west of Palestine. Members are welcome to visit and paint at the ranch Saturday. (Maps and directions will be provided). As usual, BYOB your beverage of choice. The Weigand’s will provide two Mexican casseroles, one ground beef and one ground turkey and salad. A cash donation box will be available to cover dinner costs. We would like 3-4 people to bring a dessert to share (for 10 people each).

We have a block of rooms discounted at Hampton Inn & Suites, 2700 South Loop 256, Palestine, Texas, 75801. You must book your reservation by March 31, to get the discounted rate. We have 10 King singles and 14 Queen doubles, both $95 per night. Check in 3pm, check out 11am. Includes breakfast. Friday we will have a short meeting at 5:30p, then dinner on your own. You can book directly at the hotel phone 903-723-0016, or online at www.hampton.com , mention discount code SWS. A signup sheet will be available at the February meeting.

See the Palestine Chamber of Commerce visitor center for maps, restaurants and attractions. http://www.visitpalestine.com/

Paint Out Chairs: Loubono@att.net, cell 469-744-7559, Gaylord@gaylordocon.com, cell 214-876-4851


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Bruce Peil: Three Day Painting Workshop Jan. 19-21


Instructor Bruce Peil will be offering a Studio / Plein Air Workshop on January 19 -21 at his studio in Athens, TX.

These workshops are about how to capture the feeling of the light and mood of the scene.  You will also learn how to mix the colors that you see with a simplified palette and understand how you did it. $375.00 for three days.

Lodging is also available on site at our B&B/Artist Retreat.

For more information, contact the instructor through his website or you can also call Bruce at 903-677-1117 or 903-681-1542 or email at brucepeil@mycvc.net with questions. For more about Bruce and his work, see his website at http://brucepeilart.com


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OPS hosts Paint Out at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards Jan. 20-21


January 2017 PAINT OUT

Ft. Worth Stock Yards

Ft. Worth, Texas

January 20-21, 2017

Join us for two days of fun and painting at the historic Ft. Worth Stock Yards.  There are sure to be plenty of painting subjects:  Historic buildings, iconic signs, people, cattle, and much more.

More information and online registration: Paint Out – Ft. Worth Stock Yards


The Outdoor Painters Society was formed to create opportunities and incentive for artists of like mind to come together and paint “en plein air” ( Outside in the open air )    For more information and to join see our website http://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/. Membership year is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

We welcome all artists that are interested in painting outdoors or supporters that want to stay close to the group. We promote the tradition of Plein Air painting and our paint outs provide opportunities for emerging artists to socialize and even learn from profesionals.

About 75% of OPS reside in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado, but our membership is “without borders” with members from all across the country from the eastern seaboard to the west coast. We organize 9 or 10 paint outs a year and paint together with the outings ranging from 1 day or as long as a week.

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Large Oil Landscape Painting with Roger Parsons (and Plein Air too)


(Mon. – Fri.) Jan. 9 – 13, 10 am to 4 pm

Tuition: $300 for HCAF Members & $340 for Non-Members

Participants will take their small plein air landscape study and turn it into a large format painting. We will focus on drawing, composition, value, edges, and color, implementing rules of perspective and principles of design to make bigger and better representational art. Participants will draw the first couple of days, then transition to painting the latter half of the week. This is a studio class in oils for intermediate painters with some knowledge and experience.

Please bring at least one plein air panting (dry), 2 – 3 reference photos of the scene, and a larger canvas panel for the studio painting.

Bonus: Everyday we’ll have a “working lunch,” so bring a sack lunch. We will discuss different art issues; from specific topics selected by the instructor, to open discussion of topics raised by participants.

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

Call 830-367-5120 to register.


Plein Air with Roger Parsons


Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Tuition: $200 for HCAF Members & $240 for Non-Memnbers

Participants will paint landscapes on location.  The class will focus on composition & design principles, and color mixing to establish color and values in a painting from direct observation.  Composition, simplifying and editing are also important.  Roger will step you though his process from beginning to end.  There will be demos at least three of the four classes, and individual assistance and critiques.  This is a field class in oils for intermediate painters with some painting knowledge and experience.

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

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Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017 call for entries


Entries are now being accepted for Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017.

Visit the OPS website for more information and the prospectus.

Enter online:  Plein Air Southwest Salon 2017


PASW 2017 Juror is Kenn Erroll Backhaus. The exhibit is held at Southwest Gallery in Dallas,

Entry deadline: January 8, 2017
Acceptance notice: January 16, 2017
Artist’s Dinner:  April 7, 2017
Show dates: April 8, – May 15, 2017
Quick Draw: April 8, 2017
Opening Reception: April 8, 2017

Entrant must be a member of Outdoor Painters Society.  Visit www.outdoorpainterssociety.com,
Select the tab “Join us” and follow the instructions for online payment through Paypal. New members joining during November and December will be credited to 2017 membership.

For general information about the Outdoor Painters Society or Plein Air Southwest Salon please visit:www.outdoorpainterssociety.com

For specific questions about Plein Air Southwest and the Prospectus, contact:  Tina Bohlman tina@tinabohlman.com

For questions regarding dues and membership, contact :Randy Saffle,

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Texas Hill Country Paint Out Nov. 18 – 19


Texas Hill Country Paint Out

Paint Out at WENMOHS RANCH in the Texas Hill Country

Cypress Mills, Texas

November 18-19, 2016

Host:  Dena Wenmohs

Once again we will return to this marvelous ranch for a few days of painting the Texas fall colors.  There are just a few days left to register for the paint out at Wenmohs Ranch in the Hill Country.  We’re looking forward to two days of great landscape painting.  Hope you can join us.

More information and online registration: Texas Hill Country Paint Out 2016



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Jane Jones 2017 Workshops & Critique Schedule


Jane Jones has studied with over 80 of the country’s leading instructors and is in demand herself as an instructor, lecturer and juror. Winner of innumerable prestigious awards in local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, Jane is a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Associated Creative Artists, Texas Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Oklahoma and Western Federation Watercolor Society. She has served as lecturer and juror for more than 80 different art organizations throughout the country.

https://janejonesart.com/workshops Contact her at janejonesart@yahoo.com or https://janejonesart.com/contact (you may also sign up for her email list.)

Take your art to the next level with art critique groups sessions with Jane Jones. She will offer evaluations of 1 to 3 pieces at each session. Her critiques are held at at Highland Springs at 8000 Frankford Rd. (located at Coit and Frankford Rd. just south of President George Bush Hwy.)
Fridays 9:30am – 12:00 OR 1:30 – 4:00pm (Limited enrollment)
Nov 11, Dec 9, 2016; Jan 20, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, 2017, $120
INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUE SESSIONS: $10 per painting or $50 per hour
Contact her at janejonesart@yahoo.com.
Contact Jane at janejonesart@yahoo.com.
ABSTRACTING NATURE: Jan 31-Feb 3 (4 days)
$400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
COLOR-WATERCOLOR & ACRYLIC: Feb 27-Mar 3 (5 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
EXPERIMENTAL/DESIGN: May 2-5 (4 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
PLEIN AIR/STUDIO: PAINT THE FALL COLORS – WATERCOLOR AND MIXED MEDIA: September 18-23 (5 ½ days) $500, Jane’s Lake City Studio – Lake City, CO

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Lilian Garcia-Roig exhibition: Oct. 22 – Nov. 26


We are pleased to announce Lilian Garcia-Roig’s exhibition, Fleeting (Autumn Woods and Flowing Waters), from October 22 through November 26, at Valley House Gallery.

The exhibition opens Oct. 22, with a reception from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. At5:30pm, Lilian Garcia-Roig will give a gallery talk about her recent paintings and watercolors.

This exhibition includes on-site paintings made in Northern Florida and at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia during an artist residency. A series of watercolors from the Skykomish River in the Cascades will be shown for the first time.

Lilian Garcia-Roig was born in Havana, Cuba, reared in Houston, and lives in Tallahassee, where she is a Professor at Florida State University. She received degrees at Southern Methodist University (BFA) and the University of Pennsylvania (MFA) and taught for nine years at The University of Texas at Austin. Lilian Garcia-Roig will travel to Cuba in 2017 for an artist residency program.

When her physician parents emigrated from Cuba to Houston, Lilian Garcia-Roig was confronted with a striking difference between cultures, which ultimately led her drive to create a form of plein-air painting that straddles abstraction and a sense of realism. Her immigrant experience prompted her to push for new boundaries in her painting.

In 1990, at the recommendation of SMU professor Roger Winter, Garcia-Roig attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Skowhegan, Maine. When she arrived, the glorious fall landscape was in full swing. That was the first time that Garcia-Roig addressed the landscape in her painting, instead of the figure. Unlike other plein-air painters, she doesn’t seek to convey a view, but rather the tangle of the woods. Ultimately, her choices express the essence of the subject without being tied down to a traditional pictorial landscape view.

On her palette, Garcia-Roig uses as many as 65 commercial oil pigments, supplemented by around 100 mixtures of her own devising that she prepares ahead-of-time. This preparation allows her the freedom to paint in her maximalist style in which her surfaces are encrusted with bold strokes of paint, set on top of one another, as she pulls elements from ever-changing light to make her paintings.

Cezanne scholar, Richard Shiff, Ph.D. and Lilian Garcia-Roig were colleagues when she taught at The University of Texas at Austin, where Shiff currently directs the Center for the Study of Modernism. In his essay on her work, Shiff writes:

“With her densely physical paintings, Garcia-Roig, like Thoreau, touches eternity. This is quite a claim, but it feels right to me. It is my own claim, not Garcia-Roig’s; she is more modest, more pragmatic, about such things. So I need to explain. To paint nature is to be involved with natural cycles of passage and renewal. To paint water is to confront, all the more obviously, the phenomenon of time—eternal, ever-moving time. With her pictures of moving water, Garcia-Roig enters a natural cycle in a specific location. Water itself, no matter where we find it, participates in a round of evaporation and condensation. And, as a fluid, it can assume any shape and take any direction. Its natural movement is downward – “seeking its level” in accord with the universal force of gravity – but evaporation (and at times sublimation) reverses this effect to restart the cycle.”

“It may be that Garcia-Roig cares little about gravity, condensation, evaporation, and the like – these are a natural scientist’s abstractions, not those of an artist who renders nature with her own material means. Yet each of Garcia-Roig’s paintings enters a natural cycle. Her art is less about fixing the image of a moment, more about participating in the moment, which heightens the artist’s sensitivity to her existence within nature’s continuity. In one sense, as Garcia-Roig paints, she must lag behind time, which defeats her attempts at being true to nature, seizing water’s movement by its passing color – the tail of the beast. Whatever effect she captures has already run past. But we need to recall that the finished painting is as much an abstraction as a representation. As a material abstraction – as the object that Garcia-Roig has fashioned – the work is complete when (in her words) “my eye is never stopped in any one place in the painting.”  In this respect, when she faces her finished painting, it is no longer “finished.” At this moment of contact, the painting never ceases to move, nor do Garcia-Roig’s vision and comprehension of it come to a static rest. Her art establishes an eternal harmonic balance – an energizing equilibrium that, like nature’s configuration, keeps changing.”

Among her awards are a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, a Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award in Painting, a State of Florida Individual Artist Grant Fellowship, and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Museum collections include the Austin Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, San Angelo Museum of Art, Museum of South Texas, Huntsville Museum of Art, and Polk Museum of Art, among others.

This is Lilian Garcia-Roig’s 9th exhibition at Valley House Gallery.

View the exhibition online at www.valleyhouse.com

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Paint Rowlett entries due Oct. 17

It’s that time again. Call for entries for the 4th annual Paint & Photograph Rowlett Juried Art Show.

This show is open to anyone 18 and over. Previously only a plein air painting competition, this year photography was added to the art media, because of requests from photographers in the area. The two categories each have their separate awards, plus there are numerous purchase prizes, one from the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce and the Rowlett Mayor. Best of show is $400 cash prize.

The juror is Hebe Brooks, Master Artist, The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’s Society, Trained in Photography, and an active docent of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

If you would like to enter this fun art competition, download a prospectus and registration from www.artistsroundtx.org Prospectus also here: paintrowlett-flier

ENTRY: Postmarked no later than Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. No entries will be accepted after this date.
REGISTER/Map w/Locations/Goodie Bag: Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 10 -11am, Rowlett Annex Bldg,
3900 Main
TAKE-IN: Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 10-11am, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, must be framed and matted
when appropriate, and ready to hang with wire — no other hanging methods acceptable.
JUROR: Hebe Brooks, Master Artist, The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’s Society, Trained in Photography,
and an active docent of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
RECEPTION/AWARDS: Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 2:00pm, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett
TAKE-DOWN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 10am-12 noon, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett

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OPS hosts Paint Out Mineola, Texas on Oct. 21


Once again Carol Devereaux will be hosting OPS painters at this quaint East Texas town on October 21, 2016.  Walk the brick streets and step back in time to enjoy that old town feeling.  The piney woods, mixed with the glorious colors of the fall leaves should be picture perfect this time of year.   

More information and online registration: Mineola, Texas Paint Out

For membership information see http://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/join.  The Outdoor Painters Society was formed to create opportunities and incentive for artists of like mind to come together and paint “en plein air” ( Outside in the open air ) more


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JOHN P. LASATER IV – SUNSETS & NOCTURNES – workshop Sept. 22-24

"Radient Light"    by John Lasater IV


Price: $475.00
Workshop Dates: 9/22/2016 – 9/24/2016
Location: Ellis County Art Association
                113 W. Franklin St.
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  https://elliscountyart.net/workshop/13081/john-p-lasater-iv-sunsets-and-nocturnes


“Radient Light”    by John Lasater IV


“Sunsets, Late Light & Nocturnes” – Plein Air Workshop

Class is limited to 16 students. This is a plein air class on painting sunsets & nocturnes that will start late afternoon and continue until 10 or 11 pm at night.   A light supper is included in the workshop fee. Please read the daily agenda below to be certain that the class times will fit your schedule. 

There are many difficult challenges for a plein air painter, one of which is capturing dramatic evening scenery with realistic values and rich, atmospheric colors. This workshop will give you help you capture the golden moment and nocturnal mysteries with satisfying accuracy.

Beyond that, John’s desire as an instructor is to give you a measure of confidence that will make you free to become who you were meant to be as an artist. He teaches the basics of shapes, colors, values and edges, but also how to follow your heart and challenge the rules.


  • Gain experience with some of the toughest plein air subjects – changing sunset light and mysterious nocturnes.
  • Choosing where to paint – things to think about before settling on a spot to paint.
  • Preparing your canvas for a dramatic scene.
  • Learning to control color and bring importance to the areas of emphasis.
  • How to create movement in an atmospheric painting, or a painting with multiple light sources.
  • How to paint in and around light sources like the sun and street lights.
  • Familiarization with tools, oil paint, and application
  • When to call it quits and how to paint in multiple sessions.


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Fresh Paint: Plein Air Works by 4 Artists in Keller


Steve Miller “Still Waters”

Liz Bonham, Beverly Boren, Maryann Brummer and Steve Miller will be our featured artists for “Fresh Paint: Plein Air Works by 4 Artists”, July 5 to 27, 2016. Each artist brings the beauty of the natural light and landscape to life in their oil paintings. All are accomplished, award winning artists who strive to share the joy they see in God’s creation.

Enjoy the exhibit Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. An Evening with the Artists will take place on Thursday, July 14th from 7 to 9 pm and all are welcome to attend this free event at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76244. Please check out our website for more information about the artists and contact information, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts. 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

Trout Lake Quiet 8x16

Trout Lake Quiet


The Marina by Liz Bonham

The Marina by Liz Bonham

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Paint Historic Waxahachie May 13 – 22


On Friday morning, May 13, 2016 – Paint Historic Waxahachie artists kick off a week-long painting “marathon”. The downtown business district and Saturday’s Farmers Market is the destination of the event artists as well as along the streets of the city’s historic neighborhoods.

MAY 13 THROUGH MAY 22, 2016





Artists, it’s not too late to enter — see http://elliscountyart.net/event/41279/paint-historic-waxahachie

Judging: May 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Friday evening, May 20: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ellis County Art Association 113 W. Franklin St.
o Artists, Guests & Patrons Mixer & Preview Sale
o BBQ Buffet – Awards Presentation

Saturday & Sunday May 21-22 Exhibition opens to the public!

Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association.


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Cecy Turner demo for Trinity Arts Guild May 2

Cecy painting Mary's Lake web

Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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

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

Guest Artist: Cecy Turner

A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

Cecy Turner Early Winter larger (1)

Cecy has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies. Texture and the effects of light and shadow have become important elements in her paintings. She is fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for her. She says cannot improve nature, but can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what she feel. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for her as well. She paints to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what she sees. For more about Cecy, see her website: http://cecyturner.com/

Cecy Turner Silent-Hush-larger

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Artists’ Showplace: Outdoor Painters Society with A Double Weekend of Featured Artists


Outdoor Painters Society with A Double Weekend of Featured Artists

Saturday, April 30, 2016

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Best of Show in OPS 2016



Award of Excellence in OPS 2016
Live Demonstrations & Light Refreshments
Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cecy Turner
Meet the Artist & Light Refreshments
Shop for Mother’s Day  – Jewelry from Santa Fe by Mitzi
Friday, April 29

SaturdayApril 30

Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248




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Friday morning, May 13, 2016 – Paint Historic Waxahachie artists kick off a week-long painting “marathon”.  The downtown business district and Saturday’s Farmers Market is the destination of the event artists as well as along the streets of the city’s historic neighbor-hoods.  http://elliscountyart.net/blog/104811/11th-annual-paint-historic-waxahachie. Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association.

ARTIST INFORMATION: http://elliscountyart.net/event/41279/paint-historic-waxahachie
Check in: 113 W. Franklin Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165.Artists must have their painting support authenticated with the official event stamp for paintings to qualify for the exhibition & sale.

Entry Fee:  $60

Open to any artist using Plein Air technique in all fine art mediums.

This 11th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts.

CLICK HERE to Enter and Pay Online

CLICK HERE to download & view 2016 Prospectus

CLICK HERE to download Entry Form for Mail In Registration



MAY 13 THROUGH MAY 22, 2016





So….what’s a paint out En plein aire is a French phrase meaning “in the open air”.  Commonly known as a “paint out”, a plein aire event is an interactive encounter with art and artists, stimulating curiosity, inquiry and reflection.

Painting on location from start to finish, the artist is doing more than merely painting outdoors; the artist is capturingmoment in time. Celebrating the art, history and architecture of Waxahachie, our plein air event allows visitors and locals alike the unique opportunity to learn about outdoor painting, support art education in the community, and meet some of the best plein air artists in Texas.


SATURDAY MAY 21  – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM                                                                           “PLEIN AIR–THE NEXT GENERATION”





 Over 200 original paintings created during this 10 day event will be available for purchase.  We hope you will drop by –  – and perhaps purchase a painting.  Artists will be in attendance  This is a great opportunity to take home a permanent reminder of a magical experience

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Creative Arts Classes at the Dallas Arboretum


Creative Arts classes at the Dallas Arboretum give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a number of fun and inspired classes.  http://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/adult-programs/creative-arts-classes

Using the garden for inspiration, these classes let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Class topics: fused glass, watercolor, collage, dyeing, plein air painting, mosaics, calligraphy


Fused Art Glass: Kiln Carved Glass
Saturday, April 16
This spring, whet your appetite for this versatile and magical medium with Larry Pile, instructor at Kessler Craftsman & Creative Arts Center. Using thick ceramic fiber paper, you will cut a design in relief, select transparent kiln glass and make a colorful and dimensional curved plate or flat tile in kiln glass. Get fired up to make stunning pieces


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SWS Spring 2016 Paint Out • Bonham • April 29-30


Mark your calendars for another fun filled paint out with fellow Southwestern Watercolor Society artists! The Paint Out days are April 29 and 30. We will follow the same successful format used last fall by Walt and Isabel Davis. About 35 members participated. Click here for complete information about the upcoming Spring SWS Paint Out. (PDF document)

-Friday meet around 5pm at the hotel to discuss plans for Saturday, then dinner out on your own in smaller groups as you prefer, then meet back at the hotel for visiting. ! -Saturday at 5:30pm, we will meet back at the hotel meeting room to share our watercolors, plein air experience and BYOB happy hour. We will order in a variety of pizzas and salad, and stay and visit as long as you like. ! We will also use the “Buddy system” again. If you are a more experienced member who would like to be a buddy, or a newer member or your first time paint out, please contact me. I will keep a list to match buddies and share back via email or SWS meetings. You will then coordinate Saturday plans with your buddy.

Details: Holiday Inn Express, phone 903-486-6111 ! 1101 GK Reddy Avenue, Bonham, TX 75418 ! Link to Hotel’s website- www.ihg.com  ! Ask for Southwestern Watercolor Society discounted rate of $82 for either a single or double room. ! We have a block of 10 single rooms and 12 doubles. Please book your rooms by April 8th to lock in the discount before the rooms are released. We will also have a signup sheet at meetings for headcount. ! The hotel is non-smoking, has free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a pool and exercise room. ! Link to Bonham Chamber of Commerce www.fannincountytexas.com !

Paintout Contacts:

Assistant Chairman – Lou Bono, loubonno@att.net469-744-7559
Chairman – Gaylord O’Con, Gaylord@gaylordocn.com214-876-4851

Images from Bonham, Texas

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2016 Plein Air Southwest Salon at Southwest Gallery

PleinAairSW LOGO

Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried plein air competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased each April at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The Salon features plein air paintings from the “best of the best” painters working today.
Plein Air Southwest Salon has earned the reputation as one of the premier events of Spring. The Outdoor Painters Society sponsors the event to promote an appreciation for the process of painting “en plein air” which is French for “in open air”. Most works are completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

For the 11th year, Plein Air Southwest Salon 2016 will be hosted by Southwest Gallery at 4500 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244. 88 artists representing 19 states will be exhibiting, plus the juror Marc Hanson and guest artist Lori Putnam.

Ann Hardy "Wenmohs Ranch"

Ann Hardy “Wenmoh’s Ranch”

Exhibition opens:  April  9, 2016
Plein Air 3-day Workshop with Marc Hanson:  April 5 – 7, 2016
(Workshop full – register for the wait list)
Artists dinner & social gathering:  April 8, 2016
Quick Paint:  April 9, 2016
Opening Reception and Awards:  April 9, 2016
Exhibition closes :  May 14 * (date subject to change to accommodate gallery schedule)

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“Paint the Glen” Paint Out April 8 & 9 call for artists


“Paint the Glen” Paint Out
8th Annual Glen Rose Plein Air Event
April 8th and 9th, 2016
Sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Somervell History Foundation, Barnard’s Mill Art League and White Buffalo Gallery
Pre-registration application may be mailed (Completed form and $25.00 check or money order maybe payable to:  Barnard’s Mill Art League, 105 Summit View, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. After April 1, 2016 $35.00) Entries may be made at the door day of the event.
Artist may check-in starting at 7:30 onSaturday, April 18 at Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum, 307 SW Barnard St., Glen Rose, Texas 76043.  ALL artists must have their boards, paper, canvas, etc. stamped starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at the check in area prior to any work being done.  Images may not exceed 30 X 30 inches.  Only One Entry to be judged per person but 3 items can be stamped at check-in.  All work must be done outside during this prescribed period of time.
Artist is responsible for selecting their paint out locations in the designated area (map provided with city limit boundaries clearly marked.  This area includes the Historic District, downtown square, Heritage, Park, Oakdale Park, and the area inside the city limit boundaries.  Artists will be very aware of private property and will in fact be responsible for asking permission to paint private homes.  We have many “paintable” areas to choose from.
Participating artists will be allowed to display up to three pieces of artwork created during the day event.  Tables will be provided.  Artists are encouraged to bring table & floor easels.  Artwork may be framed or unframed.  All unsold paintings must be picked up at the end of the sale and exhibit.  This year ourJudge will R. Gregory Summers from Overland Park, Kansas a recognized Plein Air painter in his own right.
Barnard’s Mill Art League will retain a commission of 25% of any artwork sold.  The buyer will make a check out to Barnard’s Mill Art League and the Barnard’s Mill Art League will issue and mail a check to the artist within ten days.
Artists may display/sell prior works (paintings, notecards, prints, etc.) at the easel location, but not at the exhibit/sale.  There will be no outdoor display space.  Only artwork created during the paint out may be submitted for the sale/exhibit.
Any artist at any skill level may enter.  All work must be done outside, in the defined area.
We suggest that artists carry their own insurance.  All reasonable care will be taken with original artwork.  BMAL will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any work.  Entry shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist.
The following prizes will be awarded:
1st prize $500.00
2nd prize $250.00
3rd prize $100.00
Additional Honorable Mention recognition will be given
There will be a wine and cheese mix and mingle at the White Buffalo Gallery on the Historic Square in Glen Rose from 4:00 to 6:00.  There are places to eat close to the square for those that want to and the NON-JURIED Nocturnal Paint will be on the square where there will be enough light to paint by.  The Convention and Visitor Bureau has a web site, which will give you a places to stay and places to eat.  A good opportunity to visit and mingle with other artists.
7:30- 11:00 AM                  Artists registration at Barnard’s Mill, 307 SW Barnard St.  Artists have supports stamped.  Artists receive welcome package
1:30 PM                                Artwork should be delivered no later than 1:00 pm for Judging.  Reception in Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum until Judging complete at 3:00.
3:00 PM                                Awards, Sales/exhibit at Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum.

Water provided for all artists.
RETURN THE REGISTRATION FORM WITH YOUR $25.00 REGISTRATION FEE if paid byApril 1st and $35.00 after that date and the morning of event. You will need to check in at Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum starting at7:30 to get your boards/canvas/paper, etc. stamped.  One piece of work may be entered in the Paint Out per person.

Barnard’s Mill Art League
% Dianne Gruber
105 Summit View
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-396-9188                     email: theartistspencil@windstream.net


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Cecy Turner’s February News

Cecy painting Mary's Lake web

A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

To receive her email newsletter, sign up here or email her at cecy@cecyturner.com.

Her websites: cecyturner.com http://www.anaspenaday.com/ 

From her February 2016 Newsletter:

The most exciting news is that Art of the West Magazine has featured my work in their March/April issue in the article, “Mother Nature’s Magic” beginning on page 63.


Panhandle-Plains Invitational Western Art Show and Sale 

Continuing through March 27th: If you happen to be in the Canyon, Texas, area just south of Amarillo, you ought to drop by and see this wonderful show. It is on the second floor of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Avenue in Canyon, Texas. The Opening Reception is March 5th from 6-8 p.m. My oil below, “The Day Is Done,”  is one of my three paintings included in the show.



Solo Show at Sunset Gallery

March 4-29

Also, if you are in the panhandle area of Texas, please stop by and see my solo show at Sunset Art Gallery, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 122, in Amarillo, Texas. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 4th from 5-9 p.m.
“Afternoon Radiance” is one of the many paintings, both oils and watercolors, that I will have in the show, which hangs until March 29th. I hope you can stop by and
see it.
Plein Air Southwest Salon

Don’t miss this wonderful juried show of plein air paintings by the members of the Outdoor Painters Society! It begins on April 9th with a Quick Draw that morning (location TBA) and an Opening Reception from 4-7:00 at Southwest Galleries, Sigma at Alpha Rd., in Dallas, Texas.
“Endo Valley Treasures” is one of my four entries selected and was painted on location in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Solo Show in May

“Twilight Hush”  16×12 Oil
“Twilight Hush” will be one of the many paintings I’ll have on display at my SOLO SHOW in Dallas at Southwest Gallery’s Artists’ Showplace in May. Opening Reception is May 7th from 6-9 p.m. I will send out a special reminder about this. Mark it on your calendars!

Texas and Neighbors 31st Annual Regional Exhibit
takes place at the Irving Art Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas from April 17th-May 14th.
My watercolor, “Golden Glow,” was selected for the exhibit by juror, Soon Warren.
Opening Reception is April 17th from 2-5 p.m.

American Plains Artists Signature Show

March 4 – April 23 at SouthWind Art Gallery, 3074 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS
Opening Reception March 4th from 5-7 p.m.
I have two watercolors in the show, one of which is below:

Annual Oil Workshop sponsored by the Rockwall Art League in
Rockwall, Texas  
If you are an intermediate or advanced oil painter who would like to get more LIGHT in your work, this workshop is for you.

Dates: November 9-10th
Location: Harry Myers Recreation Center, Rockwall, Texas
Time: 9-4
Cost: $140 for the two days. $70 deposit required to hold your spot. Email Cecy if you would like to register.

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“People and Places” by Liz Bonham at Elm Street Studio


“People and Places” by Liz Bonham

January 5 – February 27

Reception February 5, 2016 6 to 8pm

This special exhibition of Liz Bonham’s studio and Plein Air oil paintings captures the people and places that she has come across in her most recent travels both, close and far from home. Bonham frequently paints “en plein air” because it is a way to express what she sees around her, and it enables her to connect with nature and creation on a more intimate level. About her paintings Bonham says “It is only after creating an emotional connection with what is seen, that an artist can translate that emotion onto canvas and project it back to the viewer. It is only from life that one can truly experience the overwhelming colors and sensitive values in nature. I believe that is why the plein air movement has taken off in the art world recently.” Visitors to the gallery will be able to see the juxtaposition of several of the same scenes – one painted en plein air, and the other painted later in the studio.

Bonham’s work will be on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller starting January 5th and running through February 27, 2016. A complimentary reception for visitors will be held on Friday, February 5th from 6 to 8pm at which guests can meet Mrs. Bonham. As always, a portion of art sale proceeds will benefit a local charity. Mrs. Bonham has selected the Community Enrichment Center Food Bank.


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Early Registration Discount for PAINT HISTORIC TERRELL – April 13th – 23rd, 2016


During Early Registration, Dec 8th – 28th everyone pays Members cost!!!! contactnetfaa@gmail.com www.netfaa.org

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Boerne Plein Aire Show & Sale

2015 THCI Teaser Postcard v2

With more than 50 talented artists participating, it will be the largest in the 13-year history of this event. Works of art will include paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolor; graphite, photography, pottery, jewelry, fused glass, encaustics, reliefs, sculpture and mixed media.

Additionally, featured artists will conduct a series of “how-to” lectures and demonstrations throughout Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday and Thursday, October 14 – 15, from 7:30 am. – 5 pm
En Plein Aire “Paint Out”

En Plien Aire artists will be painting outdoors throughout Boerne and its parks, recreational and heritage centers. Finished works of the open-air artists will be offered in a “Wet Paint” Sale that begins during the opening night preview event in the Ballroom.

–from the BPA web page at http://boerneprofessionalartists.com


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SWS Fall Paint Out in Waxahachie Oct. 2-4


Southwestern Watercolor Society‘s next paint out is scheduled for October 2-4 in picturesque Waxahachie.

Call 972-938-1600 today to make a reservation as there are competing events in Waxahachie that weekend and available rooms are limited.  Ask to be put on a waiting list if what you want is not available.

Friday evening of the paint out weekend we will gather at the hotel around 5 p.m. to talk about painting locations, restaurant recommendations, etc.  Maps and location information will be shared. After the meeting, rather than having a common meal, we will disperse in smaller groups to eat at restaurants of choice.  Afterwards, we can meet back at the hotel for more visiting and parlor games for those so inclined.

Saturday we will gather again at the hotel to show our paintings, and for BYOB happy hour.  We will order in pizza and stay to visit as long as we like.

Contact Walt Davis for more information.

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