LHAA May News

The Prez Sez

Hard to believe that this month is the last meeting for our organization year! My how time flies. We have had a productive and exciting year of art creation, competitions, and fabulous demos at our regular meetings! I would like to again thank Linda and Kristin Dumas for the April demo – it was exciting, motivating and just plain fun! The Spring Show was a great success with sales that increased our donation amount for the next year’s scholarship fund which means we can offer an amount that can truly make a difference in the art education of the recipient. Congratulations to all the ribbon winners and good luck at the LSAG show in June. In conclusion, I would like to thank the members and especially my Board members for your support in my year as President. I couldn’t have done it without all of you. I hope to see you all at this month’s meeting. If not, enjoy the Summer season, be safe and Paint, Paint, Paint!!!

May’s Demo – Marty Caldwell Wax Batik

Marty Caldwell is a Decorative and Fine Art Painter and Instructor with a passion for painting. Her painting career began many years ago with a winning piece of art in the third grade. This passion for painting has led her to many areas of the decorative art and painting world. Now she enjoys in sharing through teaching, designing, and being with fellow artists and students!

She is an active member of the Society of Decorative Painters with membership in two Houston, Texas area chapters, Decorative Painting Pals of Texas – Humble, TX and Decorative Artists of Texas – Pasadena, TX . She served as President of the Decorative Painting Pals of Texas in 2007. And She is also a member and past president of the Liberty Art League in Liberty, TX.

Marty Caldwell, Wax Batik Marty Caldwell, Wax Batik

Creative Challenge for May

Flower Power – Georgia O’Keefe Style

Art Tip of the Month  

Acrylic Paint Removal – In my many years of teaching acrylics, I always get a dot or two on clothing or the rug. To remove the acrylic, I have found that denatured alcohol with a Q-tip will remove dried paint. Then wash gently with regular soap. You can get this product in the paint department at Walmart or a local paint store.

April’s Demo Recap

Vanita introduced Linda and Kristin Dumas to do the demo on HOW TO GET STARTED, WHEN YOU JUST CANT!  Besides the talk and the “doing”, Linda had a nice many paged hand-out for all of us.  It was very enlightening, with a lot of questions and inter-play with the members.  Thank you Linda and Kristin.

Thank you!

From the Shows & Competitions co-chairs…

We would like to thank all of our participants and volunteers in our 2015 spring show! We would especially like to thank those that helped during the show. Without your help, the show would not be possible.

Congratulations to all of our ribbon winners and our Best of Show recipient, Linney Hamilton. For those of you who are new to our shows, any ribbon winner from the fall or spring show of the current year is eligible to compete in the LSAG Convention Show this summer. That is, any art work that received a first, second, third, honorable mention or best of show may be entered in the convention show. More information about the convention show will be available soon.

Thanks again for helping to make our show fun and a success!

Amy Conroy and Becky Hall
Show Co-Chairs

Linney-Hamilton-Bestofshow

Best of Show winner, by Linney Hamilton

Spring Show & Competition

Show Reminders

We have extended the deadline to enter our Spring Show & Competition to Wednesday with the regular fees. No late fees! Yay! Registration for the show will end on Wednesday night and no entries will be accepted afterwards.

We are asking for some help with publicity for this show. Please forward the show poster to your friends and family, or put it in the window of your favorite business.

LHAA Poster Spring 2015

We are also asking those interested to please bring some snacks or beverages to the show and hang out during the public showing from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.

Any questions, please call or email Amy Conroy at 281-360-8935, or amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com

Mini-Boutique

If anyone is interested in selling items in the mini-boutique, please print out this Inventory sheet and bring it with you when you drop off your items on Saturday morning.

LHAA Group Project – Here is the plan…..

Each of our artists interested in participating will use one new canvas, Sized 6” x 6” x 1.5”. Our theme for this project is “Seasons-Spring and Summer”. Each artist can express this in their own way, so the canvases will all be different.

For publicity purposes these will be aligned in the graphic pattern of a very large mosaic- it should be a treat for the eyes!!! . (We hope the newspaper will think so too and give us good coverage! ) These will be on sale at the Art Show and Competition in April. The target price for each canvas will be $30.00. 50% of this amount will go to the Scholarship Fund, and 50% will go to the artist.

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Purchase canvas 6”x6”x 1.5.” Please note that this is gallery wrap. Be sure the depth is 1.5”.
  2. Choose a design of your choice that remind you of spring and summer seasons. So many possibilities. Just a few ideas are… flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables, decorative pots, colorful garden tools, birds, birdhouses, insects, gardens, seascapes, etc, etc, etc.
  3. Use any medium of your choice.
  4. Prepare a card and tape it to the backside of the canvas. List your name, painting title, and medium.

DEADLINES

Please bring your canvas to the Art Show and Competition and it will be added to the display.

April General Meeting

The Prez Sez…

This month is our Spring Show. It will be held at the Kingwood Christian Church on W. Lake Houston Parkway. All the information for entering is on the website. I hope you are all putting the finishing touches on some fabulous paintings to enter. In addition, we are having a group art project for everyone to get involved with. Half the proceeds will go to our Scholarship Fund so that our gift to a deserving student can have a meaningful impact on their artistic education. It will also help get our show more publicity and that could mean more foot traffic and sales for our show. The project theme is Spring and Summer. It will be a small painting on a 6 x 6 x 1.5″ canvas of anything that makes you think of Spring or Summer. The exact instructions are also on the website so check it out and paint a little breath of the season! I can’t wait to see the paintings displayed all together. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing and a fun and lucrative project for our future shows!! I hope you will all try to participate. The deadline is March 31st for photographing for publicity or bring it to the show for display and sales. Ready, Set, PAINT!!!!

April’s Demo

Kristin and Linda Dumas are a daughter-in-law, mother-in-law team of artists who propose to show you how to get started with a piece of art when you are suffering from artist block.  They have studied with Veranne Graham and Mary Todd Beam and discovered some wonderful techniques to get creativity going.  Kristin is a graphic designer who also works in pen and ink, colored pencil, and fractal art.  Linda has been an artist in many different media, including collage, mixed media, pottery, oil, mosaic.  Her favorite is whatever she is doing at the moment.  They chaired the Kingwood Fine Art Festival for several years, and have held many different offices in Lake Houston Area Artists.  They have collected ideas from many wonderful artists and have also done a fair amount of experimenting in art.  They are thrilled to be able to share what they have learned.

Creative Challenge

The topic for April’s Creative Challenge is Water ways (painting water)

Art Tip of the Month

Rough Canvas fix – Are you tired of your canvas or board being rough after gessoing? Let dry thoroughly and sand with an ordinary unprinted brown paper bag to smooth the surface. No scratching of the surface and satin smooth! This also works with purchased canvases!

March’s Demo recap

Thank you to Kathy Earthrowl for giving us an inspiring and uplifting demonstration with ‘Sensory Art’.

Show & Competition

It is hard to believe that our spring show is less than 2 weeks away. I hope that the cool rainy weather has given you the opportunity to get lots of artwork done for the show.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Artwork Check-in: 9 am-10:30 am
Judging 11:00pm – 12:30 pm (Judge and support team only)
Public Viewing and Reception: 12:30 pm – 4 pm
Judge Intro, Best of Show Award, Judge Critique and Walk Through: 2 pm
Artwork Pick up/Show Take Down: 4 pm

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 13, 2015
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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.

General information

Our show is now posted on the Lone Star Art Guild website at lonestarartguild.org. Online entries can be made any time between now and April 13th at the regular fee, and April 14th or 15th at the late fee.

Please see “shows and competitions” for show information including online instructions. If you have never entered our show before, you will need to send me your email address and what division you would like to compete in so that I can send you an activation link. My email address is amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com

We are encouraging each of you to email or print out our promotional poster and invite family and friends to come to our event. The show is open to the public from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Our show will be held at Kingwood Christian Church which has a nice, big kitchen and lots of tables and chairs to sit and visit.

We ask that anyone who would like to bring a beverage, appetizer or dessert to share to please do so. Just bring it when you come in on Saturday.

The judge walk through is scheduled for 2:00 pm and is always a great opportunity to glean valuable information about your artwork and others as well. The judge for our show is quite an accomplished artist. Details about our judge, Karen Vernon, can be found at our website.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Amy Conroy and Becky Hall
Amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com
Rebecca.hall44@gmail.com

Spring Show & Competition

It is hard to believe that our spring show is less than a month away. I hope that the cool rainy weather has given you the opportunity to get lots of artwork done for the show.

Our show is now posted on the Lone Star Art Guild website at lonestarartguild.org. Online entries can be made any time between now and April 13th at the regular fee, and April 14th or 15th at the late fee.

Please see “shows and competitions” for show information including online instructions. If you have never entered our show before, you will need to send me your email address and what division you would like to compete in so that I can send you an activation link. My email address is amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com

We are encouraging each of you to email or print out our promotional poster and invite family and friends to come to our event. The show is open to the public from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Our show will be held at Kingwood Christian Church which has a nice, big kitchen and lots of tables and chairs to sit and visit.

We ask that anyone who would like to bring a beverage, appetizer or dessert to share to please do so. Just bring it when you come in on Saturday.

The judge walk through is scheduled for 2:00 pm and is always a great opportunity to glean valuable information about your artwork and others as well. The judge for our show is quite an accomplished artist. Details about our judge, Karen Vernon, can be found at our website.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Amy Conroy and Becky Hall
Amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com
Rebecca.hall44@gmail.com

LHAA Group Art Project

YOU ARE INVITED TO MAKE A “MINI-MASTERPIECE” WITH LHAA

A fun new group art project is in the works at LHAA!! It is one that we hope will benefit our LHAA Scholarship fund, give us newspaper publicity and increase foot traffic at our upcoming Spring Art Show and Competition. So please join your fellow artists as we get our creative juices flowing!

HERE IS THE PLAN…..

Each of our artists interested in participating will use one new canvas, Sized 6” x 6” x 1.5”. Our theme for this project is “Seasons-Spring and Summer”. Each artist can express this in their own way, so the canvases will all be different.

For publicity purposes these will be aligned in the graphic pattern of a very large mosaic- it should be a treat for the eyes!!! . (We hope the newspaper will think so too and give us good coverage! ) These will be on sale at the Art Show and Competition in April. The target price for each canvas will be $30.00. 50% of this amount will go to the Scholarship Fund, and 50% will go to the artist.

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Purchase canvas 6”x6”x 1.5.” Please note that this is gallery wrap. Be sure the depth is 1.5”.
  2. Choose a design of your choice that remind you of spring and summer seasons. So many possibilities. Just a few ideas are… flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables, decorative pots, colorful garden tools, birds, birdhouses, insects, gardens, seascapes, etc, etc, etc.
  3. Use any medium of your choice.
  4. Prepare a card and tape it to the backside of the canvas. List your name, painting title, and medium.

DEADLINES

Please bring your finished canvas to the Kingwood Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 am. Go upstairs where the LHAA painting change out will be going on . ( We hope to get as many canvases as possible and photograph the mosaic display that day.)

If you are unable to drop off your canvas on March 31, or could not get it done on time, please bring your canvas to the Art Show and Competition and it will be added to the display.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Please contact Sheila Bridges
cell: 713- 501- 0845
home: 281-360-1868
rbbridges@sprynet.com

Community Art Change-Out

The artwork change-out at the Kingwood Library is set for March 31, at 10:30 am.

Volunteers are needed to help with arranging and hanging the artwork.

Please contact Carita Curfman for more information.

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