September 2016 General Meeting

Our September General Meeting will be:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Homewood Suites,  23320 Hwy 59N,  Kingwood, TX   77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Don’t forget – yearly dues will be due at this meeting!
Regular Adult members:  $40
Student members:  $10

Remember also that the updated yearbooks will be handed out at this meeting.

September Demo Artist:  Diane Brahm, Still life in oils

Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout

We will be changing out the artwork at the Kingwood Public Library on Monday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Anyone who has art currently hanging should come prepared to take your work home.

Any members who have work that you would like to hang on the library wall should bring it in!

Your work should be ready to hang, and you should be prepared to create a label for it with such information as the title of the work, framed dimensions, your name and contact information, and price.

If you have helped us as a volunteer this season you are eligible to bring samples of your work to be displayed at the library for viewing by (and sale to) the public.  Helping to take down the previous art pieces and to hang the new ones counts as volunteering!  Volunteers – the library will be closed at that time, so be sure to use the back door.

Continue to keep in mind

Our Fall Show is right around the corner, on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

At the meeting we will talk about some of the events and activities we are planning for the coming season, including an “Art Swap” in March.  We look forward to seeing old and new members!

Updates and Coming Attractions

Welcome back, artists!  We hope you have all had a fun and creative summer.  Here are a few pieces of information we’d like to share with you, looking back on our summer and looking forward to our 2016-2017 season.

LSAG Convention Winners

Our guild made a great showing at July’s LSAG convention!  Several of our artists came away with awards.  Here is a list of our winners:

Best Floral of Show:  Lynda Jung,  “Thistle”

High School Student Drawing 1st Place:  Amanda Blettner, “Amanda’s Two Cats”
High School Student Drawing 2nd Place:  Amanda Blettner, “Amanda”

Adult Student Mixed Media 3rd Place:  Peggy Bear, “Family”

Non-Pro Painting/Oil/Acrylic 1st Place: David Kent, “Jungle Floor”
Non-Pro Painting, WC/Acrylic 1st Place:  Lynda Jung, “The Eye of the Spider”
Non-Pro Painting, WC/Acrylic 2nd Place: Lynda Jung, “White and Purple Iris”

Semi-Pro Photography:  Sherry Wilson, “Pure of Heart”
Semi-Pro Painting/Oil/Acrylic 2nd Place:  Leonard Cowden, “Newkirk Crash Site”
Semi-Pro Painting/Oil/Acrylic Honorable Mention:  Leonard Cowden, “Morning Sun”
Semi-Pro painting/Oil/Acrylic Honorable Mention: Leonard Cowden, “1/2/82”
Semi-Pro Painting WC/Acrylic 2nd Place:  Gridtiya Chotiwan (Tee), “Angels of Fire”
Semi-Pro Painting/ Mixed Media 1st Place:  Gridtiya Chotiwan, “Rhino”
Semi-Pro Drawing Honorable Mention:  Kristin Dumas, “Geometric Expression II”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 1st Place:  Sherry Wilson, “Between”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 2nd Place:  Sherry Wilson, “Tree Home”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 3rd Place:  Sherry Wilson, “Bayou”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 1st Honorable Mention:  Sherry Wilson, “Vortex”

Pro Studio Fine Crafts 2nd Place:  Linda C. Dumas, “Ocean Floor”
Pro Studio Fine Crafts 1st Honorable Mention:  Linda C. Dumas, “I Came First”
Pro Digital Art 2nd Place:  Linda C. Dumas, “Tributaries”
Pro Experimental Art 1st Place:  Linda C. Dumas, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Congratulations to Lynda, Amanda, Peggy, David, Sherry, Leonard, Tee, Kristin, and Linda!  We are proud of you all!

General Meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at:
Homewood Suites,  23320 Hwy 59N,  Kingwood, TX   77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

September Demo Artist – Diane Brahm, Oil Still Life

Proudly embracing the beauty of classic realism in her painting and drawing, Diane is unafraid to challenge the purity of traditional art as she develops her contemporary approach to modern portraiture.

Academically trained in art at the University of Texas/Austin, her works show a solid sense of artistic capability. Classically mentored, her art has developed to reveal a fresh look at life. Brahm is adept handling oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media watercolor. Her art has won numerous awards in both regional and national shows, been published in national art magazines, and  is represented by several galleries.

She enjoys sharing her gifts by teaching art, currently at a suburban school in the Houston area. Diane also holds workshops for adults, teens, and school aged children. Her summers are filled with travel, always gathering visual information for future paintings, designs, and education.

Diane enjoys working with the local art community; pleased to judge and jury art shows, present insightful demonstrations, and teach mini-classes.  She has previously served on the boards of Houston Civic Arts Association, Houston Art Society, and West Houston Area Artists.

Get Ready!

The regular changeout of art at the Kingwood Public Library will be coming up soon.  Start thinking about what pieces you would like to have on display!


The Board has updated the yearbook for this coming year, and will be available at the September General Meeting. Our yearbook contains useful basic information about LHAA and LSAG, plus rules for our art shows, job descriptions for our board member positions, by-laws, and more.  Please note that you will receive one yearbook, with occurring updates ongoing included with your membership. If you need a new yearbook for whatever reason (you spilled paint on it or you used it in a collage), replacements will be available for small fee.  Due to the mailing cost of these yearbooks, we will not be sending them through the mail. Please attend a General Meeting to receive your new yearbook.

Art Show & Competition

We have tentative dates for our Fall and Spring Shows. Please make a note!
October 29, 2016
April 22, 2016

We will provide more details they become available.

We are looking forward to a great season. We hope you can join us!

Drawing Opportunity


LSAG Volunteer Update

Hello LHAA members. We are a hosting club for the LSAG Convention this year, and one of our responsibilities is to help with the running of the show. Currently, we are in need of people who can volunteer to help with the demos.

We need people who can help with setting up and taking down the demos. Below are the approximate time frames.

Friday PM: One demo artist
Demo artist @5 PM (assistants needed at 4 or 4:30 PM)
Demo artist finishes @7PM (assistants needed at 7 PM)

Saturday AM: Two demo artists
Demo artists @9 AM (assistants needed at 8 or 8:30 AM)
Demo artists finish @ 11 AM (assistants needed at 11 AM)

Saturday PM: Two demo artists
Demo artists @3 PM (assistants needed at 2 or 2:30 PM)
Demo artists finish @ 5 PM (assistants needed at 5 PM)

Please note: if you are registered to ‘Attend’ the convention (this is different than only entering artwork for judging) and you volunteer, you will still be able to attend the demos and lunch.

If you are willing to volunteer or have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you for your Assistance!



LSAG Convention Update

To all members who received an Honorable Mention award at our Fall or Spring 2016 shows:

It has been decided by LSAG that, because too many Honorable Mentions were qualified by LHAA, no Honorable Mentions will be accepted for the 2016 Convention.

We are sorry for this inconvenience, and any artwork that received an Honorable Mention will be allowed to enter the Fall 2016 Show.

LSAG Convention 2016
July 29 & 30
Klein ISD Multipurpose Center in Spring
Registration opens THIS WEEKEND, 
Sunday, June 5
and goes through June 30, midnight.
Be sure to follow the instructions in our previous post to register your artwork.
Send your registration information and fee to:
P.O. Box 6681
Kingwood, TX  77325

Registration Open for 2016 LSAG Convention

Note to all recipients of Honorable Mention awards:

This year LSAG is imposing limits on the number of Honorable Mentions that are allowed to enter the show.  Until we get more specific instructions, no one should register their pieces that received this award.  By all means, register all other award-winning works!

LSAG Convention 2016
July 29 & 30
Klein ISD Multipurpose Center in Spring 

Registration opens THIS WEEKEND,
Saturday, June 4
and goes through June 30, midnight.

“Be inspired & inspire others”

Our theme this year is clear.
This isn’t a tag line; it is what we want to accomplish at Convention.
We want you to go away from Convention with new excitement, new ideas, new approaches to your art, and a large dose of new inspiration so that you may create and motivate others to do the same.

Whether it is through the inspiring testimony of other members and what they are doing to dynamic demo artists, we want to re-light or brighten the creative light within each of us.
And it is bigger and brighter than ever! 

Two new presenters this year to take your art career to the next level:

Charles Wallis
on turning your art into your business
—INCLUDED in your convention admission—


Kari Schmidt
on artful presentation and framing


Demo Artists to Inspire:

Carolyn Hancock, Pastelist

Sarah Kitagawa, Watercolorist & Mixed Media

Shirley Moore Leago, Traditional Oils

Annie Lockhart, Intuitive Painting

M. Allison Sacra, Abstract Oils


Intake is largely on Friday with a short intake on Saturday morning.

Demos and presentations begin on Friday at 5 and go through Saturday…two more than usual.

What will surely be a spectacular show, recognition of LSAG members, league officers, and volunteers, a delicious luncheon, wonderful door prizes and centerpieces to be given away, and a full schedule of presenters and demo artists… join us!*

Luncheon is a full 3 course menu and can accommodate those with common allergens like nuts and seafood as well as gluten allergies.

Please notify us no later than June 30 so arrangements can be made.*  Costs:

Attending Member:  $45
Attending Non Member Guest:  $50

Non Attending / Show Participant Only:
Adult:  $15
School Student K-12:  $10

Entry Fees for ALL Show Participants Attending and Non Attending Artists:
Adult Entries:  $7 each
School Student K-12 Entries:  $5 each

If you are a parent / legal guardian, and your school student K-12 would like to attend this year’s convention, contact Alice at .


To Register:   
It is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

1.  Decide if you will attend, enter art, or be a non attending show participant.
2.  Beginning on Saturday, visit the database and login to register. 
3.  Send your fees and a copy of your registration to your HOME league —NOT to LSAG.


May Updates

Hello, Artists!

We would like to take a moment here to give you the latest information about recent and upcoming events.

May Meeting

Our May meeting (the last until September) allowed us to learn about encaustics from our demo artist, Gwendolyn Plunkett.  Since few of us knew anything about the technique, it proved to be a valuable experience.  Thank you, Gwendolyn!

Library Art Changeout

The art changeout at Kingwood Public Library took place on Monday, May 16.  The new wall of art looks great!  These art works will be at the library all summer, so stop by and check it out!

LSAG (Lone Star Art Guild) Convention Update

Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 29 & 30
Location: Klein Multipurpose Facility in Spring.

Registration for this event should open in June.  We will let you know as soon as we have more information.  Anyone whose work won a ribbon at our Fall or Spring Shows is eligible to register that work for the LSAG Convention.

Note:  Registration will be online, and you will need to send us your registration fee well in advance to have your registration verified.  Your check needs time to make it through the USPS to our post office box before the deadline.  So allow plenty of time.  Waiting until the last couple of days won’t work.

LHAA is one of the hosts for this year’s convention, and our responsibility is that of providing demo artists.  Here is where we need your help.  We need people to help our demo artists with their presentations.

The job includes:
(1) Arriving about half an hour before the presentation to make sure the artist has                everything he/she needs.
(2) Introducing the artist (Reading a short introduction from a piece of paper)
(3) Staying for the entire presentation to make sure it goes smoothly
(4) Helping the artist with cleanup if necessary

This amounts to a commitment of about an hour and a half of your time.  There will be four demos at the convention, so four people each willing to devote 1 1/2 hours to helping out would be greatly appreciated.  If you are interested, send us an email for further details.

The LSAG Convention is a great opportunity to display your work, pick up valuable tips from demos, and purchase art supplies.  We hope to see you there!