POSTPONED: Art Change-out

The Community Art change-out at Cafe du Bois on Thursday, Jan 29th, has been postponed.

A new date has not yet been set. We will let you know the new date as soon as it has been established!

January News

 The Prez Sez…

Happy New Year!!! New years always feel like new beginnings and can be very motivating. Hopefully you all made a New Year’s Resolution to paint more!! It is good for us to set goals because we give ourselves a target to reach for. For painting, keep it simple!! Choose some aspect of art or technique that is maybe giving you trouble or that you’d like to know more about and work to master it. Our Spring Show is in April, so now is the time to plan ahead with an April target for completion. You can’t use up Creativity. The more you use, the more you have!! Since we didn’t have a regular meeting last month, don’t forget that the Creative Challenge for this month is Reflections. I look forward to seeing how you interpret that theme. I will see you all at the meeting on January 20th.

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.

Creative Challenge – January

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

Community Art Displays

The dates for the artwork change-out at the Library and Cafe Du Bois have been set:

• Wednesday, January 284th at 10:30am at the Kingwood Library
• Thursday, January 29th at 2:45pm at Cafe du Bois

Please contact Carita Curfman for more information.

LHAA members who volunteer their time will have the opportunity to have their artwork selected to hang in our scheduled hangings at the Kingwood Library and/or Café du Bois at the discretion of our Community Art Display Chairs.

LHAA Presents Scholarship

On December 9th The Lake Houston Area Artists and guests gathered for a holiday celebration and delicious dinner at the Café du Bois Restaurant. The occasion was the presentation of the 2014 LHAA scholarship award to Luis Aleman, an art student studying at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

Luis is focusing on the Graphic Design Field. The LHAA Scholarship judges (Sheila Bridges, Linda Hamilton and Kristin Dumas) were impressed with Luis’s ability to handle a variety of subject matter and express themes in a creative way. Skillful handling of the challenging mediums of graphite and charcoal in his work create a large range of values from light to dark.

Luis is a young man with his eye on the future. In his spare time he has been self- studying the Japanese language. His goal is to become a comic book author, and be the illustrator for his own stories.

Luis Aleman

Pat Conroy

It is with much sorrow that we inform you that Pat Conroy passed away the night of Monday, December 29th. Pat was a long time member of LHAA, wearing a number of hats, and a fabulous artist. She will be missed!

Here is the viewing and funeral information:

Friday, January 2, 2015
Viewing – 5 – 8 pm
Rosewood Funeral Home
2602 South Houston Avenue
Humble, TX 77396
281-441-2171

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Memorial Service – 9 am
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
527 South Houston Avenue
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-8211

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

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