January 2021 Zoom General Meeting

Greetings and a Very Happy 2021 to You All!

We have all been going through some pretty difficult and often solitary times. It is healing to keep in touch with our fellow artists and to share what we have been doing. Not being able to meet in person is very limiting and frustrating, but we are still here and working to connect us with each other every month, through our Zoom meetings. We encourage you to keep showing up at our virtual meetings to share information and instruction.

We are now taking advantage of our new Zoom format, which is not limited by location, to bring you demo artists from other parts of the country. Please note that this month’s demo artist will be presenting from Delta, Colorado! As you can see below, her work is stunning, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us to see her presentation.

Our General Meeting Will Be On Monday, January 18, 2021

Please note the change in our usual meeting day.
Check-in for the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Only paid 2020-2021 members will be invited.

Our Demo Artist for January is Sheryl Williams – Alcohol Ink

Light and Shadow, laughter and joy, using deep, rich colors in Alcohol Ink, Sheryl Williams brings her heart to her paintings. She only paints an image that touches her and hopes they will touch you as well. Each painting is created to evoke an emotional reaction. She loves the play of light. An award winning artist in both watercolor and alcohol ink, she also loves to teach. A huge thrill is that moment when the student “gets it” and has expressed their own love of art.

As a watercolor artist, Sheryl paints in a style that is deep, rich, vivacious colors with lots of layering. She has pushed the envelope in the Alcohol Ink community to paint in a representational style with a medium that is usually used for abstract painting. Having taken a course with Susan Harrison-Tustain, she loves to paint portraits and is drawn to paint young innocents. Her color selection goes from realistic to wild ranges of colors.

“My love of art started when I was in grammar school and my father brought home a set of prints of famous paintings from all over the world. As an impressionable 10 year old I was given the assignment of presenting slides of famous paintings and introducing artists to the other “gifted” ten year olds. It was really neat and I always thank my Dad for introducing me to the world of art. My mom taught me the love of creating and crafting but our true family love has always been music. I have a Master’s Degree in Music in Conducting and my family still gets together around the piano to sing and make music.”

LSAG Annual Art Show

At their recent meeting, LSAG decided that their annual event this coming spring will be virtual, just as our Fall Art Show was. The actual date is TBD. We will let you know as soon as possible when entries will be accepted. Remember, any of your art that won an award of First Honorable Mention or higher, whether from the 2019/20 or 2020/21 season will be eligible for entry into this show.

Our Fall Art Show seemed to go very smoothly, and we have been so encouraged about the new format that we will be conducting the Spring 2021 Art Show the same way. Details will be available soon.

LSAG Open Meeting Invitation

LHAA Members

We are all being invited to attend an open Zoom meeting of the Lone Star Art Guild (our parent organization) on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. They are inviting us to contribute to some upcoming decisions that will affect us all. Anyone who has paid their LHAA dues will receive the official invitation in a separate email.

For those of us who have not attended an LSAG meeting before this will be an interesting opportunity to get some first hand information about plans for the immediate future. A couple of items on the agenda will be discussion about online competitions and about the May convention and art contest.

This is short notice, but we hope you will consider attending the meeting.

Thank you!

November General Meeting

Our General Meeting for November will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

As before, all paid members will receive an invitation by email to the meeting.

November Demo Artists: Jodi Ohl – Building Layers and Making Marks in Abstract Paintings

Jodi Ohl is a best-selling author, award winning mixed media artist and creative instructor, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC. Having left her day job in 2011 to pursue her artistic career full time, she has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature.  Jodi has been published in over 3 dozen popular mixed media magazines such as Somerset Studios, Somerset Holidasy, Artful Journaling, Artful Blogging, and was a long time contributing free-lance writer for Cloth Paper scissors. In addition, her work has appeared  in over 10 mixed media art books and collections.

 Jodi’s best-selling book, “Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink”was released by North Light Books in late 2016  and is currently working on a variety of new writing and video projects. Combining her approachable teaching and writing style, Abstract in Acrylic and Ink,  is much like having a seat next to the artist at one of her popular workshops.  Jodi welcomes visitors to her website  Jodi Ohl  (www.jodiohl.com)  where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.  Be a part of the inner circle by subscribing to her newsletter by clicking HERE.

Fall Virtual Art Show and Competition

Many thanks to all of you who helped with and participated in our Fall Show! All the artwork was first-rate!
All winners of awards through First Honorable Mention will be eligible to enter the LSAG art show (also virtual) in the spring!
More information to follow.

Winners of Our Fall 2020 Virtual Art Show

Our Best of Show

“Star Bright” by Ujaini Grigg

Lake Houston Area Artists Fall 2020 Virtual Art Show

October 24, 2020 –
Judge:  Fran Ellisor

Best of Show:  Star Bright, Ujjaini Grigg

Division I, Professional
Category A – Oil/Acrylic Painting
1st:  Amsterdam Reflections, Margaret Steup
2nd:  The Morning Paper, Margaret Steup
3rd:  Season’s Treasures, Ujjani Grigg
1st HM:  Citrus, Sheila Stoll

Category B – Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
1st:  The Pensive Lady, Sally Kullman
2nd:  Terry’s Spring Garden, Lynda Jung
3rd:  King of the Masai Mara, Sally Kullman
1st HM:  Me and My Mama, Sally Kullman

Category E – Mixed Media
1st:  Angelic, Sheila Stoll
2nd:  Felt It, Linda Dumas
3rd:  Geode, Sheila Stoll
1st HM:  That Tree, Linda Dumas

Category F – Photography
1st:  Freeport 1V, Shah Zartasha
2nd:  Willis Lighthouse IV, Shah Zartasha

Category G – Digital Art
1st:  Blue Scribble, Linda Dumas
2nd:  Toledo Rooftops, Espana; Carol Donahue
3rd:  Underwater Fantasia, Linda Dumas
1st HM:  Summer Weather, Linda Dumas

Category H – Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art
1st:  Bronze, Gold and Chinese Calligraphy, Linda Dumas
2nd:  At the Fair, Linda Dumas
3rd:  Landscape with Orange, Linda Dumas

Division II, Semi-Professional

Category A – Oil/Acrylic Painting
1st:  Wednesday’s Bunch, Carol Showalter
2nd:  Big Bend in Spring, Dayle Booth
3rd:  Special Occasion, Carol Showalter
1st HM:  Josie, Amy Conroy

Category B – Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
1st:  I Heart You, Lynda Feierabend
2nd:  Morning Song, Lynda Feierabend
3rd:  Peaceful Easy Feeling, Lynda Feierabend
1st HM:  Peace on Earth, Lynda Feierabend

Category D – Drawing
1st:  Can We Heal our Cancer?, David Berthold
2nd:  Quest into #imagination, David Berthold
3rd:  Covid Ward, David Berthold
1st HM:  Composite of Recurring Dream, David Berthold

Category E – Mixed Media
1st:  JellyBeans, Marcela Daneri
2nd:  After the Storm, Joey Barnes
3rd:  End of Season, Carol Showalter
1st HM:  Ghost, Marcela Daneri

Division III – Non-Professional

Category A – Oil/Acrylic Painting
1st:  Pascal, Jaime Retamales
2nd:  Blue Jazz City, Louis Ocepek
3rd:  “joy”, Susana Lewandowski
1st HM:  Metropolis, Louis Ocepek

Category D – Drawing
1st:  Besties, Sydney Conroy

Category E – Mixed Media
1st:  California Burns Below, Jude Kirkeeide

Category F – Photography
1st:  Lady on the Flower, Sydney Conroy
2nd:  Wildflower, Sydney Conroy
3rd: Perspective, Sydney Conroy
1st HM:  Rosey, Sydney Conroy

Category G – Digital Art
1st:  Mellow Yellow, Rebecca Hall
2nd:  Ruffles, Rebecca Hall
3rd:  Rose of Sharon, Rebecca Hall

Division V – School Student, Middle School

Category A – Oil/Acrylic Painting
1st:  Red Bird, Victoria Geis

Division V – School Student, Elementary School

Category B – Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
1st:  Out of this Universe, Avery Venegas
2nd:  Flowers In a Colorful Sky, Avery Venegas
3rd:  Texas Sunset, Avery Venegas

Category E – Mixed Media
1st:  In the Jungle, Charlie Haynes

Congratulations to all our wonderful artists! Great work!
And many thanks to our judge, Fran Ellisor, for devoting much care and attention to her choices.

To See All the Art Show Entries:

I. Professional A. Oil/Acrylic Painting
I. Professional B. Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
I. Professional E. Mixed Media
I. Professional F. Photography
I. Professional G. Digital Art
I. Professional H. Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art
II. Semi-Professional Oil/Acrylic Painting
II. Semi-Professional B. Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
II. Semi-Professional D. Drawing
II. Semi-Professional E. Mixed Media
III. Non-Professional A. Oil/Acrylic Painting
III. Non-Professional D. Drawing
III. Non-Professional E. Mixed Media
III. Non-Professional F. Photography
III. Non-Professional G. Digital Art
V-MS. Middle School Student A. Oil/Acrylic
V-ES. Elementary School Student B. Watercolor/Acrylic Painting
V-ES. Elementary School Student E. Mixed Media


Click on the image of each artwork to see artist information, price (click the “i” button), and the judge’s comments (click the little comments bubble, bottom right). Anyone interested in purchasing the art shown should contact us at:
lakehoustonart@gmail.com

Ribbons will be mailed out to our entrants from other art leagues, and to our student members. Everyone else will get a ribbon when we are able to assemble in person again.

Registration Trouble?

Artists

If you are having trouble registering on the LSAG database to enter the Fall Show, please let us know at lakehoustonart@gmail.com

We will do our best to help you out, (and grant a short extension on the deadline to enter) as long as we have positive confirmation of your intention to enter.

Be sure to communicate ASAP!