February General Meeting

January Demo – Watercolor

Thank you to Sam Caldwell for January’s Demo!  It was one of our most interesting, informative, and entertaining!

Library Art Changeout

Thanks also to all who helped us switch the art works on display at the Kingwood Public Library.  The new wall looks fabulous!  Stop by and take a look.

February General Meeting:

February 21, 2017
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

February Demo Artist – Lynda Jung, Experimental Watercolor

Lynda Jung:   Sam Houston State University Bachelor of Fine Arts and Advanced Education, retired art teacher, mentor of numerous student winners in juried art competitions, owner of First Choice Art and Designers, member of Watercolor Art Society Houston, Lake Houston Area Art Association, Texas Watercolor Society, top exhibit juried awards winner in  WASH, 2016 International Show Art winner, Lone Star Art Guild 2016 Convention Best Floral winner, Conroe 2016 Fall Best of Show Watercolor winner, and regional and state competitions in watercolor, oil, acrylics and mixed media. She is also a gallery exhibitor, married, mother, great grandmother, has completed Glassell School of Art advanced studies, and studied with numerous workshop mentors that has enriched her knowledge and developed her skills to create a portfolio consisting of varied art renditions. Lynda’s imagination, skill, and passion led her to explore the process in using color, value mastery, texture, and experimental collage to create abstracts, impressionistic punk, floral, and scenic paintings. These include watercolor (her preference), oil, acrylics and unusual mixed medium on yupo and various paper surfaces for exhibition, and considerations for private acquisition and enjoyment. Lynda’s paintings may be found in numerous private collections, and Monster Head Advertising Agency in Dallas.

“For me it is all about the art process and the unexpected challenges. As I develop my abstract paintings, I begin with color, making variations in shapes, arrangements, imagery, brushstrokes, and figures which are supplemented by brilliant use of colors to create an effect that an observer will find pleasing and challenging to interpret. You may also note a special blessing on some paintings and my name which appears to be hidden.”

 

Contact:                 Lynda Jung

                                Ljvdesigner@aol.com

                                281-354-4366

 

 Don’t forget our upcoming Art Show and Competition!
April 8, 2017

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Texas Artist Wine Label Competition

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Messina Hof Winery & Resort (Bryan, Texas) is currently accepting entries for their 27th annual Texas Artist Wine Label Competition!  This year’s theme is “Celebration!”, which highlights Messina Hof’s 40th anniversary.  The Wine Label Competition is a center point of the annual Wine & Roses Festival, which brings visitors from across the state to enjoy Texas wine, live music, art, and to vote for the winner of the Wine Label Competition.  The winner will have their artwork featured on a new Messina Hof bottle of wine!

Entry deadline is March 3rd.  For more information about the contest, visit Messina Hof’s website

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Congratulations to the
2016 Wine Label Competition winner, Laura Whitlock!
Here she is pictured
with her winning piece,
“The Fox and his Lute.”

 

 

Get your artwork on a bottle of wine!

SWAN Day Juried Art Competition

swandaylogoCALL TO WOMEN ARTISTS – SWAN Day Juried Art Competition

Swan Day is an international event designed to showcase and support our
community’s artistic women and their creativity.  Join us for G. Lee Gallery’s
third annual celebration of women in the arts.
Entry guidelines click:  SWAN Day Juried Art Competition
Entry deadline:  Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, honorable mention will be announced
Reception 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at G. Lee Gallery, 2215
Post Office Street, Galveston, TX.

What is SWAN day?  Support Women Artists Now!
Read more about it:
SWAN Day

Spring Art Show and Competition

For all Members!

Here is information for all artists interested in entering and/or attending our Spring Art Show and Competition.  Please note the date:  April 8, 2017.

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Feel free to copy the above poster and distribute it throughout the area.  Many businesses will allow you to post the information in their windows.  Post it on your Facebook page!  Let everyone know!  You are our advertisers!

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Reminder of Library Art Changeout

Remember

This coming Monday, January 23, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.,is the day to change the artwork hanging at the Kingwood Public Library.

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 (although the price will not be shown on the tag).

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!  The entire process should not take more than an hour or so.

January 2017 General Meeting

Kingwood Library Art Changeout

The next changeout of the art at the Kingwood Public Library will be Monday, January 23, at 10:30 a.m.  The library will be closed to the public at that time, so please go to the back entrance.

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!

Important Note:
             The artwork that you hang at the library is definitely for sale.  Your contact                   information will be posted with your work.  If a prospective buyer contacts you,               you will be able to deliver the artwork you sell at the next art changeout.  Do not             go to the library yourself to take your artwork down!  The librarians won’t know         who you are, so they won’t (and shouldn’t) just let you walk out the door with              it!)

Spring Art Show

The date for the Spring Art Show has been changed!  The new date is Saturday, April 8, 2017.  The location is still the same:
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, TX 77339

Our First General Meeting of 2017 Will Be:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Homewood Suites

23320 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX  77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Demo Artist for January – Sam Caldwell, Watercolor

Sam Caldwell
Texas State Artist 2004
Texas Ducks Unlimited Artist 2011-2012

Sam Caldwell’s coastal scenes of waterfowl, gamefish and people are prized by collectors from Texas to Maine.  Working primarily in transparent watercolor, the Houston native seeks to capture the atmosphere of the moment, as well as the color and drama inherent in his outdoor subjects.

Many of his recent images feature young hunters and fishers.  “Wildlife is primary in my work.” he says, but notes that “people are important elements of wildlife.”
Early in his career, Sam became involved in outdoor organizations like Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association.  He remains deeply involved in promoting coastal scenes as fine art, and uses his printed images to help the coast.  He is proud that the American Red Cross chose one of his paintings to help provide funds for 9-11 relief.  The Coastal Conservation Association has benefited from numerous Caldwell art prints.  Ducks Unlimited named Caldwell Texas State Artist for 2006-2007, and again for 2011 and 2012.

Sam is involved in many charitable organizations, including Cystic Fibrosis, Coastal Conservation Association, Operation Game Thief and the Texas Park & Wildlife Foundation.
Caldwell is also well known as an outdoor writer.  His co-authored book for the CCA, Change of Tides, A Narrative History of the Coastal Conservation Association, was named as Texas’ best outdoor book for 2000.
Sam Caldwell’s paintings and prints can be seen at his gallery and studio in Kingwood, Near Houston, and on his website at http://www.samcaldwell.com

LSAG 2017 Convention

Any piece of artwork that receives 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or First Honorable Mention at either our Fall or Spring Art Show is eligible to enter the art contest at the Lone Star Art Guild Convention in the summer.  This year’s convention will be:

June 3-June 4, 2017
Fluor Corporation
Sugarland, Texas

Deadline for entries will be April 28.  Details to follow.

December Scholarship Dinner Reminder

Remember, everyone – 

December’s meeting will be our annual Scholarship Dinner! There is still time to make a reservation!

Chimichurri’s South American Grill at King’s Harbor

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

3:00 p.m.

  • For $25 per person you can have a very nice lunch and help us recognize a promising young artist!  You can send a check (made out to LHAA) to:
    • LHAA
    • PO Box 6682
    • Kingwood, TX. 77325

The money for our reservation must be submitted by December 10, so don’t delay!