LHAA Holiday Dinner

Our December Meeting is our annual Holiday Dinner where we gather for good food and present our LHAA Student Art Scholarship. Last year’s event at Cafe du Bois was a huge hit, so we are going to have our dinner there again this year!

Our Holiday Dinner will take place at Cafe du Bois in Kingwood on December 9, at 7pm!

You will need to RSVP and pay for your seat/dinner at the next general meeting on November 18. The cost is $25. If you cannot make the November Meeting, but would like to attend the Holiday Dinner, please contact Randi Barrett.

You choices for your dinner are:

Starter: Choice of one

Cup of Soup – Mushroom, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo or Soup du Jour (unknown at this time)
Petite Salad – Pear & Danish Blue salad – Baby field greens with fresh pears, crumbled Danish
Blue, roasted pecans & our blueberry port dressing or Mango/Avocado salad – Baby field greens with avocado, mango, tomato and Feta cheese, served with oriental sweet chili vinaigrette

Entrees: Choice of one

Bacon Cheeseburger Balls over a bed of linguine pasta in an Alfredo sauce
Honey Grilled Shrimp over a bed of rice with mixed vegetables
Steak Tips Diane with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables
Chicken Chardonnay – airline cut of chicken in a creamy chardonnay sauce served with rice and mixed vegetables

Drinks:

Price includes iced water, iced tea and coffee.

Sodas and alcoholic beverages may be purchased for an additional cost. Sodas are $2.00 with unlimited refills and beer is $4.00.

We can offer our house wines or house champagne at $6.00 per glass.

B. Carlos Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina)
B. Carlos Malbec (Argentina)
B. Carlos Shiraz (Argentina)
Ceviche Sauvignon Blanc (California)
Estrada Creek Chardonnay (California)
Tiamo Prosecco (Italy)

December News

The Prez Sez

Tinsel, bows and wrapping paper, busy malls and the fragrance of pine and cinnamon, the Nutcracker and that jolly man in a red velvet suit. Must be Christmas!! Tis the season for family, food and fun – I hope you all get just what you asked for from St. Nick. Mostly I hope you will have a wonderful time with family and friends at this special time of year. I would like to take this opportunity to once again congratulate the ribbon winners from our Fall Show. I continue to be impressed and inspired by the wonderful art that is created by the members of our group! I know you are all now in the midst of creating some new, exciting paintings to enter in the Spring Show. There will be no regular meeting this month as we will be having the Scholarship Dinner instead. I hope you will all be able to attend. It is very rewarding for our group to be able to aid a future artist even in a small way. So until next year, enjoy your families, unwrap lots of goodies and paint every chance you get. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Holiday Dinner

For those who RSVP’ed, just a reminder that we will be dining at Cafe du Bois, and dinner starts 7pm! We will be presenting the LHAA Student Scholarship to the winner from Lone Star College at this time.

Creative Challenge – January

Our next Creative Challenge will take place in January (no CC for December). The topic is “Reflections”.

Demo for January General Meeting

GOLDA RADER CDA/CZT – “Collage/Zentangles”
Golda is a Certified Decorative Artist and a Certified Zentangle teacher.  She has taught design and published for over 20 years.  She is a member of DPPT in Humble, TX and a teacher at the Conroe Art League. Golda currently has a new book with Laurie Speltz called “Tangled Together’. For more information on Zentangle classes and video classed, please see the Raderizms on Facebook, Pinterest and Blogspot.

Golda Rader

Golda Rader

Art Tip of the Month

Value does all the work, but Color gets all the credit. This is an artistic truth we all know, but sometimes forget about in the frenzy of creation. In order to be more aware of the value of Value I suggest the following tip: Before adding the finishing touches to your artwork, take a picture with your digital camera using the black and white setting, or change it to black and white on your computer. You’ll be able to quickly judge if your values are correct.

You can also make a simple value viewer by cutting a small piece of white card stock or other heavy paper into about a 2″x2″  square, then punch a hole in the center. Make 2 and use one on your reference photo and one on your painting to check not only value, but also for correct color.

November Meeting recap

Thank you Deborah Hill for introducing us to your unique style and to a wide range of new projects. Perhaps those in our groups who tries out these techniques will be willing to show off their creations!

Deborah Hill

Deborah Hill

Reminder: Show & Competition

Don’t forget to register to compete in our upcoming show!

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, November 10.
Late Entries accepted through November 12.

All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG website, no walk-ins accepted.
Entry fees are due at the Artwork Check In.  Cash or check is acceptable.

Click here for all of the show information, registration instructions

Our Fall Show & Competition is coming up in November. We hope you can join us!

Saturday, November 15, 2014
2pm – 6pm
Homewood Suites
23320 Highway 59N, Kingwood TX 77339

Schedule of Events:

Artwork Check-in: 10am-11:30am
Judging 12:30pm – 2pm (Judge and support team only)
Public Viewing and Reception: 2pm – 6pm
Judge Intro, Best of Show Award, Judge Critique and Walk Through: 3:30pm
Artwork Pick up/Show Take Down: 6pm

Art Tip of the Month

Brush Rescue

If you have a brush that is bent or splayed, completely coat the bristles with either hair gel (the gel type not the foam type) or honey!! Pour a little honey into your hand and work the bristles thru it til well coated, reshape bristles to a point then store laying flat or sitting up for at least a week. Then use Dawn original or a good brush cleaner to clean honey from the bristles. If the brush is still bent, reapply. Most of the town, it only takes one application. I find that honey works best because it holds the shape more tightly.

-Debra Jones

November General Meeting

The Prez Sez

Show Time!! The Show must go on. There’s No Business Like Show Business!! Obviously, I’m excited about this month’s upcoming art show, on November 15th! I hope everyone will be able to easily enter your pieces on the computer. If you know a member who’s having difficulty please try to help them as well. All the information for the show is on the website and can easily to downloaded and printed out for entry. I hope everyone is keeping up with the group through the website. Kristin and Kelly have done an outstanding job of putting it together and now the Newsletter has also been incorporated into the website. So if you have a question about the next meeting date, need show info, want to see pictures of the winners of the Monthly Challenge or any other questions about our group, please check the website. If you will click on the Follow button, you’ll receive an email letting you know that new things have been added. The website is now a great tool to help all the members keep up to date with what’s happening. Be sure you check it out –  LakeHoustonAreaArtists.com

Art Show & Competition, November 15th

Visit the Shows & Comeptitions page which contains information you’ll need to enter the show.

Demo for November, Deborah Hill using Mixed Media

Deborah Hill is a professional artist using water soluble art materials, collage and found objects interchangeably in her work. She paints imaginative images that are distinct and inventive yet immediately recognizable. Her assemblage/bricolage sculpture reflects the same esthetic and attention to subtle detail.

Visit her website to learn more about her and to see more of her artwork.

Creative Challenge

Don’t forget to create something for the creative challenge this month. The topic is “Pumpkin Patched”.

October Meeting recap

Thank you everyone for coming to the October Meeting. Bob Shepherd gave a great demo, and we had lots of Show and Tell and Creative Challenge entries! Lots of fun! Here are some photos from the meeting:

Teaching Opportunity

For anyone interesting in doing a project/class with the kindergarten kids at Lakeland Elementary:

The schedule is from 8:30am -1:30pm (6 classes 30 min)

Dates available:

Fri/Nov 21
Fri/Dec 12
Fri/Jan 30
Fri/Feb 27
Fri/Mar 27
Fri/Apr 24
Fri/May 29

Please contact Rosemary Cantu to schedule your project.

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