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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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Art in the Park on Sept. 4th


On Friday, September 4 from 6-8p in the evening, the Irving Art Association will be offering an Art in the Park experience to neighbors and friends of the IAA and the Jaycee Center for the Arts. Visitors to the park will be able to observe and participate in face painting, chalk drawings or other sidewalk art. We’re even thinking of yarn bombing! Directions

There will also be the opportunity to create a piece of work to display in IAA’s Annual Youth Exhibit beginning September 27, 2015 and observe a professional artist at work.   This is a free activity for the whole family and we at the Irving Art Association look forward to getting to know all our friends and neighbors.

All area artists and IAA members are invited to participate. Bring your equipment and paint plein air (or in the art center in case of bad weather.) Contact irvingartassociation@gmail.com.


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Nancy Paris Pruden Plein Air Workshops in Park City


Nancy grew up in Fort Worth, but is now a resident of Houston. For more about her, see

http://www.parispruden.com. Contact her at nancyparispruden@yahoo.com.
The Plein Air painting above was painted from the top of the lift at Deer Valley and will be one of the locations for the Plein Air Workshops I will be teaching this August in Park City. We will concentrate on Composition, Values, Areal Perspective, Edges, Color Temperature, and Color Mixing and the class is open to beginners as well as advanced.  We will have 2 sessions for these 3 day workshops, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17, 18, and 19 and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 28, 29, and 30. You can take one or both sessions for a discount. The cost is $350. per 3 day sessions and you can sign up at the Kimbell Art Center in Park City, Utah. http://www.kimballartcenter.org/art-classes/

For more information, click on the link which will take you to “Adult Classes”. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. The class will be limited to 8 people so please sign up as soon as possible. This is a great way to experience the quiet beauty of painting in Nature. A supply list will be provided in oil but other mediums are acceptable.

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Less Than Two Weeks To Enter PleinAir Salon


The current PleinAir Salon contest will be ending in less than two weeks!

That’s right, you only have until July 31 to enter your best paintings in the Salon. We are excited to see the entries some of you have already made and are looking forward to more! Our judge is Bob Malenfant, Partner/Director of Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.

Many times, the winning artists are taken completely by surprise when their painting is chosen as a winner. Nothing delights us more than watching a Salon winner celebrate!

It may be your turn to win!

Don’t delay; enter your paintings now while you’re thinking about it, and then start dreaming about what you would do with one of our cash prizes — oh, the possibilities….

Just click here to go to the PleinAir Salon website, create an account if you haven’t already, and submit your best work.

If you’ve submitted before, your images are stored right in your account — no need to upload again. We make it really easy for you!

We’re looking forward to seeing your entries and wish you the best!

Your Team at the PleinAir Salon

PS: We invite different judges for each of our contests, so keep in mind that your submissions that didn’t win previously may be winners this time — enter now!

Enter the Plein Air Salon


PleinAir Magazine Covers
Grand Prize Winners
D. Eleinne Basa (2012), Shelby Keefe (2013), Stewart White (2014), Jim McVicker (2015)


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Tina Bohlman Landscape demo for DeSoto April 30

DeSoto Art League April Meeting
April 30, 2015


Tina Bohlman

This month we are once again privileged to host Tina Bohlman! A Texas native, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.tinabohlmanphoto Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works primarily in watercolor and occasionally in oil to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.

Almost every day, you can find me on location.  I believe to be able to  paint a subject, an artist has to know it.  For a landscape artist, direct observation on location is the primary way to become knowledgeable; to see the light and how it falls upon…or illuminates… a building or ground plane.

     She cultivated her natural artistic talent and her eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn the techniques and history of the art.  Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops with some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch,  Irving Shapiro and Jill Carver.  This has served her well because as she describes, watercolor is a challenging medium.  A veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events annually, including, Plein Air Southwest-Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, and Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, she prefers plein air rather than working in the studio.

Low water crossing, Dove Creek

 “I have been an outdoor painter for most of my art career. Nothing compares for inspiration and capturing light and emotion. Aware that my time in a particular moment is short, Plein Air in watercolor requires strong technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude.  As the light moves, moment by moment, across the sky, every stroke must be without hesitation.  It’s a marathon race with the sun; spirited, emotional…and exhausting.  I love it!”

The Old Jail


With this dedicated attitude and her skills and talent, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field.  Over the past thirty-five years, she has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and four Best in Show titles.  In addition to exhibiting, competition events and taking commissions for her work, she is the founder and chairman of the annual “Paint HistoricWaxahachie”, a plein air event that showcases more than 50 artists.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.

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SWS Spring Paint Out in Sulphur Springs May 1 – 3


SWS Paintouts were important to the beginning of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and continue to be an important part of SWS today. The first SWS paintout was held in 1964 and have continued yearly. Some SWS paintout locations around Texas have included Winnsboro, Marble Falls, Port Isabel, Archer City, Granbury, Jefferson, Comfort, Whitesboro, Mt. Vernon, Denison, Denton, Lake White Rock, and Nacogdoches.

Join in on the fellowship and fun.

The SWS spring paint out will be in Sulphur Springs this year May 1-3 (Friday-Sunday). We have a block of rooms available May 1 and 2 at the Holiday Inn Sulphur Springs for $80 per night plus tax.. Call 903.885.6851 to make a reservation, and mention SWS to get the special rate.

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) 886-2711, widavis7@gmail.com

–from the SWS website – For more images of Sulphur Springs see http://www.swswatercolor.org/members/sws-paintouts

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Plein Air Southwest 2015 Winners


Plein Air Southwest Salon 2015 is hosted by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas, 4500 Sigma Rd., Dallas, TX 75244 http://www.swgallery.com/

For images of all the winners see:



Jason Sacran
FULL PAGE AD $ 3,500.00
OPS $ 1,500
“County Barn”
John Lasater

“To be Resurrected”
John Cook

Stuart Fullerton

“Nash’s Farm”
Ned Mueller

“Sunny Delight”
Nancy Boren

“In the San Mateos”
Bill Gallen

“Middle of Nowhere”
Randy Saffle

“Summer Stroll”
Spencer Meagher

“Highland Lake Cove”
Rusty Jones

“A Perfect Day”
Ann Larson

Kaye Franklin

“Along the Virgin River”
Rosie Sandifer

“Gosby House”
Mark Farina

“High Up in the Catalinas”
Carol Swinney

Diane Frossard

“Summer Sparkle”
Cecilia Robertson
OPS $100

“East Texas Morning”
John Pototschnik

“High Knob Evening”
Susan Lynn

OPS $75
“Indian Canyon”
Iryna Milton

OPS $75
“Evening Shadows”
DeBob Jacob

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10th Annual Prairie Fest at Tandy Hills Natural Area


Saturday, April 25 at 11:00am – 8:00pm

Tandy Hills Natural Area

3400 View St, Fort Worth, Texas 76103

Come celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary with live, local music on 2 solar-powered stages, including End of the World Parade and Brave Combo. Enjoy guided wildflower tours for young and old at the Best Place to View Wildflowers in the Metroplex. Explore local art, craft, and green living exhibitors in the “Prairie Circle”. Experience site-specific interactive art installations, plein air painters and “live artists”, creating art on site. The festival features a kids area with educational activities and discovery hikes. Don’t miss performances by storytellers, belly dancers, and more! Tasty local food and beverages will be available.

Prairie Fest – the greenest outdoor festival in Texas – is presented by Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area to sustain and grow their award winning environmental education and conservation programs at Tandy Hills. https://www.facebook.com/events/1772733276284512/

Yellow Spring


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Plein Air Southwest Salon 2015 at Southwest Gallery

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Outdoor Painters Society and Southwest Gallery
(4500 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244)
invite you to attend

Plein Air Southwest Salon 2015

Saturday, April 11th from 2-6 pm
Plein Air Southwest Salon has become one of the premier events of the 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.

The Salon features plein air paintings from many of the best painters working today.

After careful thought and consideration the jury has selected 202 paintings by 82 artists representing 16 states in this years show!

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Seventh Annual Paint Historic Terrell 2015 – CANCELLED

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Update – cancelled  4/5

Paint Historic Terrell 2015 will be held April 11-19, with the awards reception on Saturday, April 25 at 2:30pm,  Terrell Heritage Museum, 207 N. Frances, Terrell, TX.  Whether an experienced plein air artist or novice, come join us for the fun in Terrell, TX located 30 minutes East of Dallas on SH 80!  Open to all artists l8 years and older, using any fine art media.  Registration form at www.netfaa.org or call Mary Jo Woodruff 972-345-3875.

Exhibit Reception April 25, 2015.

For the artist’s name to appear in the Paint Out literature, the registration form must be received by March 27, 2015.


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Inspired Texans opens April 1, with Reception April 9


Miller “Breaking Earths Bonds”


Plein air, still life, and portraits will be on exhibit at Keller Town Hall during the month of April. Irma Ward has brought together the award winning artistic talents of Texans Tina Bohloman, Shirley Kinworthy, Lynn LaRose, Steve Miller, TK Riddle, and Randy Saffle. Oils, watercolor and acrylic are the media for the show which will run from April 1st through the 29th, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkwy, Keller, TX 76248. A special reception with the artists will be held on Thursday evening, April 9th from 7 to 9 pm. The show is free and suitable for all ages. Please come and join us. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts.

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Still Life with Sunflowers and Lemons



Lynn LaRose_BlueCollarHarvest

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Joe Anna Arnett Plein Air at Clark and Chandor Gardens May 4-8


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The premier oil painting workshop venue in North Texas
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Joe Anna Arnett  May 4-8, 2015


OPA Signature Artist Joe Anna Arnett brings her masterful floral and plein air talent to Weatherford’s Clark and Chandor Gardens May 4-8, 2015.  Registration for this workshop ends on March 20!  There are still spaces available for this 16-student class to be held at Weatherford’s Chandor and Clark Gardens at the height of the iris and rose seasons.  And, registrants for this class will finalize a painting of their choice in the splendid private studio of the late Douglas Chandor, a British artist who made his home in Weatherford, TX, and who painted such notables as the Queen of England and Winston Churchill.
THE CLASS: Students will spend two days painting outdoors in Clark Gardens [www.clarkgardens.org], named by HGTV as one of the Great American Gardens.  More than 100 species will be blooming among the fountains, wandering peacocks and floating swans, pagodas and bridges of the Gardens, including  David Austin Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Dr. Griffith Buck Roses,  Peggy Martin Roses, over 1400 named iris including Bearded Iris, Dutch Iris, Louisiana Iris, Spuria and Japanese Iris, and 600 varieties of daylilies.  The next two days will be spent painting outdoors at Chandor Gardens, [www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/chandor]  the estate of the late Douglas Chandor and his Weatherford bride, Ina Kuteman Chandor.  The Garden was Chandor’s creation, and he often said that he painted in order to maintain and glorify his botanical creation.  The last day of class will be spent refining a painting in the private studio of the artist, a truly unique and special experience for all.

COST & WHAT IS INCLUDED: The fee for the class is $750.00, which includes 5 days of instruction, admissions to both Gardens and the Douglas Chandor Studio, and all lunches.  A tour of the home of Douglas and Ina Kuteman Chandor is also part of the workshop.  Accommodations are NOT included, but registrants will receive recommendations for B&Bs and hotels in Weatherford, an historic and quaint town 30 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and airport.

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Darla Bostick’s 8th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2015 in Abiquiu


You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 8th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2015 in Abiquiu, NM  4-10 October.  Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and mixed media work with opportunity for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, and create. Lodging and meals includedat Ghost Ranch property. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted from the magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour.  Space is limited to 14 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! The workshop fee is $495. Room and board at the Ranch are per their rates. Unclaimed rooms will be released 1 September, but I may be able to get rooms after that date.
Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch!
My website has more details:  www.darlabostick.com
Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660       Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

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Sign up to Paint Historic Waxahachie


Paint Historic Waxahachie

Exhibit Reception: 6/6/2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Waxahachie & the surrounding countryside
Check in: 113 West Franklin Street
Waxahachie TX 75165

Entry Fee:  $60


Late registrations accepted 1st come-1st serve. Limited to 50 artists

For Event information, Prospectus & Online Entry: 


This 10th annual plein air event showcases the best landscape artists in Texas and surrounding states as they paint Waxahachie’s historic downtown and residential districts.

The 10th Annual “Paint Historic Waxahachie” is open to any artist using plein air technique in all fine art mediums. Artists must agree to paint a minimum 2 days (or sessions) on location during the official 7 day painting period, May 29th through June 5th. Canvas, board or paper must be authenticated prior to painting. Artists are required to submit a minimum of 2 paintings for the exhibition and sale.

Event Coordinator:

Tina Bohlman 972-741-6154  


Entry form: 2015 ENTRY BROCHURE front&inside

Paint Historic Waxahachie 2015 is sponsored by the Ellis County Art Association,

a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art will

benefit Ellis County Art Association community fine art programs.



Easels in Ellis County! EARLY PAINTING OPPORTUNITY! Register & pay entry fee before May 1st and be eligible to paint during any of the 4 weekends prior to Paint Out week! The locations will be along county roads and in nearby small towns within a 15 mile radius of Waxahachie.  Early registrants will be notified of the “official painting location” every week, on the Wednesday prior to each weekend.

Official Paint Out week: Friday, May 29 through the “turn in” deadline of 3:00 PM Friday, June 5, 2015 Only the paintings received by 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 5th will be included in the judging. (additional paintings may be submitted for sale on Saturday & Sunday June 6-7)

Friday evening, June 5: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Artists, Guests & Patrons Mixer & Preview Sale BBQ Buffet – Awards Presentation

Saturday & Sunday June 6 & 7: Exhibition opens to the public! o Artists paint on Courthouse Square & Downtown business district and help promote exhibition. Artists may bring paintings completed during this period to ECAA during regular business hours. Exhibition and Sale opens to the public Saturday, June 6. The sale will continue until Friday, July 10.

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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Cecy Turner Landscape Painting Demos – Richardson, Irving & Rockwall

“Settling In”                           

     16×20 Oil


I’ll be doing an oil painting demonstration of a sunset

at the Richardson Public Library in the basement meeting room on Tuesday, March 17thbeginning at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080. Phone: 972-744-4350

The meeting usually lasts until just after 8:30 p.m.

“Beginnings of Fall”
15×11 Watercolor
Chosen for the 2015 Empire 100 Western Art Show at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ, from March 20th through April 19th.


Irving Art Association

I’ll be doing a watercolor demonstration of aspen trees

on Tuesday, March 24th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Irving Jaycee Center for the Arts at 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX 75061. Phone: 972-721-2488.
The meeting lasts until 9:00 p.m.
 The meeting is over around 9:00 p.m.

Rockwall Art League

I’ll be doing a watercolor demonstration of aspen trees.
Wednesday, April 29th

at the Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington in Rockwall, TX 75087, at 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 972-771-7740

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18×24 Oil


I hope you’ll join me for one of more of these fun and informative demonstrations. I’ll look forward to seeing you.

Please visit my new blog, An Aspen a Day, and sign up to receive notifications of new posts by clicking on “Leave a Comment” above the painting on one of the posts and entering your email address. Or, you may email Cecy and I will put you on my list to receive notifications.  I  post many tips on painting those beautiful trees and for things like backgrounds, handling those tough “greens,” leading the eye around the painting and much more! I think you will enjoy it whether you are an artist or a person who just loves aspen tree paintings.

Have a wonderful spring.
Best Regards,
Cecy Turner

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Montmartre inside Northpark Center April 18 – call for artists


CALL for Plein Air Painters – If you are in Dallas or not too far… We’re bringing Montmartre inside Northpark Center. On April 18th from 1pm to 5pm, plein air artists have the opportunity to come together for a day of painting in the unique art environment of the Northpark Center in Dallas, Texas which expects foot traffic at over 40,000 visitors! The NorthPark Center art collection features major works by renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, & Joel Shapiro, among others.

Email to: info@in3artworldwide.com

It’s a fresh and engaging way to present the art of painting that will give the public a whole new way to experience art in the making, meet artists, and make a purchase. Spectators are encouraged to interact with artists, follow their progress, find their favorites, and make their purchase. http://www.northparkcenter.com/pages/northpark-art-collection



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FREE Basic Classes in Plein Air or Fiber Art – Sign up now!

IAALOGO4CThe Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not created finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for 2015 classes. To register, please fill out the online registration form on the Free Basic Art Classes page.

A $5 supply fee due to the instructor will be collected at first class..

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.

Contact: IAA Workshop Chair Cynthia Padilla workshops@irvingart.org

2015 Schedule:

  • Basic Oil Painting Jan. 8, 22, 29, 2015
    Instructor: KC Arjoon 
    (email kcarjoon@gmail.com)

  • Basic Colored Pencil Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: Cynthia Padilla 
    (email workshops@irvingart.org)

  • Basic Plein Air Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: Cynthia Padilla (email workshops@irvingart.org)

  • Basic Fiber Art Mar. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 9
    Instructor: Sherrie Tootle
     (email workshops@irvingart.org)


Followup Intermediate Classes to the Free Basic Classes:

Sign up for these fee – based classes and utilize the skills learned in the basics. Contact workshops@rivingart.org

  • Oil Painting I Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: KC Arjoon 
    (email kcarjoon@gmail.com)

  • Colored Pencil I Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Cynthia Padilla (email workshops@irvingart.org)

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2015 Paint Historic Terrell

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The NorthEast Texas Fine Arts Alliance (NETFAA) announces the dates for
Paint Historic Terrell 2015!

Registration and painting begin on Saturday, April 11 continuing through Sunday, April 19.  The Reception and Awards presentation will follow on Saturday, April 25 at the Terrell Heritage Museum in Terrell, TX.  These extended dates include the Heritage Jubilee Festival, which will afford artists the opportunity to paint the midway and festival activities!  Increased awards and opportunities!  Registration information will be released soon.




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“Paint The Glen” Paint Out in Glen Rose April 18


Glen Rose, TX

Beginning as early as 7:30 a.m on Sat., Apr. 18., plein-air painters will check in and begin painting from Barnard’s Mill throughout the historic downtown area, and across the river in Heritage Park.

Plein-air is derived from the French words “en plein air”, meaning to paint outdoors. Sketching and painting outdoors has become tremendously popular in the last several years, so this is a marvelous opportunity to either paint in the event, or to observe artists while they paint. Artists welcome interested observers, so plan on visiting the historic and scenic sections of Glen Rose and the surrounding area and talking with the artists.

On Fri., Apr. 17, a reception and optional Nocturnal Paint is scheduled.

For more information, see the flyer: 2015 Paint the Glen
If you’re an artist interested in this one day event, please contact Pat Barrow 254-253-0311, 254-897-3081 or pbarrow@valornet


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Paint outs with the Outdoors Painters Society


The Outdoors Painters Society (OPS) promotes En Plein Air painting through paint outs, exhibitions and fellowship. 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.

OPS hosts a premier plein air painting juried “members only” event known as Plein Air Southwest that attracts national attention, elite artists and is promoted in major art magazines. The show and sale is hosted by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Membership year is from January 1 through December 31. Associate membership is $45/yr.

Scheduled paint outs:

Jan. 24 Rockwall

Feb. 20 – 21 near West Columbia, TX

Mar. 12 – 14 San Angelo

April 7 – 9 Phil Starke Plein Air Workshop https://outdoorpainterssociety.wildapricot.org/event-1803700

For a list of upcoming paint outs and events (and to register) see https://outdoorpainterssociety.wildapricot.org/page-1767689

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Plein Air Southwest entries due Jan. 5


Plein Air Southwest is an annual tradition of the Outdoors Painters Society, now in its 9th year. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried plein air competition, show and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased each April at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Participants selected for the show are carefully chosen by a jury panel. Each artist submits up to four paintings for consideration by the jury and if the artist participates in the Quick Draw competition their Quick Draw painting will be displayed as well. PHIL STARKE will be the 2015 Juror of Awards

Schedule of Events:

Deadline for Entry: Midnight (PST) January 5, 2015
Note: You must be an OPS member and paid in full for 2015 to qualify for show
Dues must be paid by deadline Jan 5 or entry will be disqualified with no refund of entry fees.

Notification of Acceptance/Decline: January 15, 2015
Receipt of Art due at Southwest Gallery: TBA
Plein Air Workshop with Phil Starke: April 7-8-9, 2015 (click here for details)
Exhibition Artists Quick Draw: 9:00 AM – April 11, 2015
Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards: 4:00 PM – April 11, 2015 (Southwest Gallery in Dallas)

For more information see https://outdoorpainterssociety.wildapricot.org/page-1860112

For the prospectus see http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=355

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Plein-Art Painting and Photography Art Trek to Tuscany, Italy sign up deadline is 1/14/14.


ArtTreks – Tuscany, Italy

Plein-Air Painting and Photography

Travel Date: Sept. 4-12, 2015

Final Sign Up Date: 1/14/15

Join us once more as our path takes us to the medieval towns, cypress tree-lined roads and glorious sun drenched splendor of the rolling hills that are Tuscany in the fall. Whether you are a painter or photographer, this unique workshop has been designed to allow you to hone your skills and expand your creativity, all while you further your artistic voice.

For more information about this Art Trek and more go to http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks/.  For more information about the photography go to: http://www.blind-squirrel.org.


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McKenna Studio Workshops provide quality painting workshops to artists who want to advance their painting skills. Our workshops are 3 to 5 days of intensive instruction, and typically have a maximum number of 16 students.


Portrait/Figure Oil Painting Workshop with Huihan Liu April 6 – 10, 2015

Glory of the Gardens with Joe Anna Arnett May 4 – 8, 2015

Dad Coming Huihan Liu (2)

Life Model Oil Painting Workshop
Huihan Liu
5 Day Workshop
April 6-10, 2015
A 5 day life model oil painting workshop designed for artists/students with previous
painting experience who want to continue to improve their skills, craftsmanship and visual
concepts. The class will focus on how to stage the model with light and shadow, and how
to do a quick study in order to finish the painting in a longer pose.

Huainan Liu was born in 1952 in Guangzhou China. He graduated from Guangzhou
Academy of Fine Art in Oil Painting with a BA in 1975,. He then went to the United States to
further his study, graduating from the Graduate School of the Academy of Art College, San
Francisco with an M.F.A. Huihan taught in the Academy of Art University in San Francisco
between 1993 and 2005.

Huihan’s paintings have garnered numerous awards. In 2012, Huihan’s painting “Spring of
Miao Village” was selected for exhibit in London during the 30th Olympic Games there, and
was included in the permanent collection of the National Museum in China. His “Song of
Spirit” won 2nd place in the 2014 OPA Masters Only Exhibition.

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Glory of the Gardens Plein Air Painting Workshop
Joe Anna Arnett
5 Day Workshop
May 4-8, 2015
A 5 day plein air oil painting workshop for artists/students with previous painting experience who want to continue to improve their skills, craftsmanship and visual
concepts. The workshop will be conducted in two of North Texas’ famous gardens: Clark
Gardens and Chandor Garden. The class will focus on selection, composition, and on
how to do studies to use for further development in the studio.

Joe Anna Arnett earned her BFA degree from the University of Texas in Austin, TX. In
1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists in America Show at the Denver Historical
Society Museum. She has also exhibited at museums around the country and in 2006, was
honored by the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as one of their featured artists in
the Rendezvous Exhibition. Joe Anna has exhibited in the prestigious Prix de West show
at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City [formerly known
as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame] for 14 years.

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Bruce Peil Workshop Sept. 18-20

Bruce Peil Workshop — September 18–20
Workshop with Bruce Peil:
Landscape painter Bruce Peil is offering a three-day workshop at his studio in Athens Texas September 18 thru 20. The fee for all three days is $350. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted. This will be a studio / plein air workshop with the emphasis on learning to capture a moment in time and the feeling of light in the painting. While using a limited primary palette, you will learn to mix the subtle colors that occur in nature and understand how you did it. Also when to “Paint what you see, not what you think you know”, and when to “Paint what you know will make a better painting, and not just what you see.”

All aspects of painting will be discussed. Values, Color, Contrast, Edges, Perspective, Composition, Equipment, etc. 
peiltetonvalley peilsunsetBruce and his wife Stacey operate a Bed and Breakfast / Artist Retreat that is a short walk from the studio. Reduced rates apply for those who want to stay here on the property. The rooms have been reduced from $135 per night to $90 per night, which includes breakfast, lunch, and complimentary wine in the evening after class.

A partial deposit is not required. Instead the full $350 should be sent to reserve your place in the work shop. The lodging fee can be paid after your arrival. If the workshop does not make, your original check will be returned in full. A material list and directions to the studio will be sent after sign up. You can go to www.brucepeilart.com for more info on the workshops and the lodging. You can also call Bruce at 903-677-1117 or 903-681-1542 or email at brucepeil@mycvc.net with questions. For those who want to sign up, mail your check to the address below with your contact information.
Bruce Peil
PO Box 2897
Athens, TX. 75751


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