May 2023 General Meeting

Art Display at Kingwood Public Library

Thanks to Elena Gonzalez and her husband, the art on display at Kingwood Public Library has been refreshed, and is available for the public to come by and enjoy it! This display will remain here until our season begins again in the fall, at which time we will be inviting more of our members to bring in their art to share! Many thanks to everyone who helped us with hanging the beautiful art.

Our General Meeting for May

Our May 2023 General Meeting will be the last of our season. The next General Meeting will be in September. The May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

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

Demo Artist for May – Mari Omori

Born and raised in Japan, Mari Omori is a multimedia artist, educator, and curator with an MFA from UCLA and BA from California State University Northridge. Omori’s awards include Sabbatical Research Grants along with International Exploration and Travel Grants from Lone Star College System, 2018 and 2008. Artist-in-residency experiences include the Babaran Segragunung Culture House, Jogyakarta, Indonesia, 2018; the Mino Culture Art Project, Japan, 2008; and the Palm Beach County Cultural Grant through the Morikami Museum, Florida, 2006.

Other research projects include Pilgrimage, surveying post-earthquake inTohoku, Japan, 2016 and The Past Made Visible, a study of cochineal ink, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2013.

Working in diverse materials such as fiber, bronze, installation, book publication and video, Omori explores concepts of time, identity, and transformation. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works are in private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Art Museum of South Texas; the Mino Washi Museum, Japan; and Lone Star College-Kingwood, where she is a professor of Art, a position she has held since 2001.

Mari’s demo will include group participation with the following:  tea, watercolors, and unconventional mark making tools.  Should be lots of fun!

Don’t Forget the Creative Challenge!

Remember that the May meeting is your time to submit your contribution to the Creative Challenge – Spring Without the Green (Don’t use the color green). The winner will receive a $50 Jerry’s Artarama certificate!

Spring 2023 Art Show

Our Spring Art Show went very well! Thanks to the signs arranged by Steve Frayne, we got a lot of people stopping by to see the artwork!

Here are the winners:

Professional A
1st  Everybody Comes to KaDeWe, Peggy Steup
2nd  The Foundation Endures, Peggy Steup
3rd  Pet Sitter, Peggy Steup
1HM  Life on a Mossy Log, Peggy Steup

Professional C
1st  Flatonia 1, Joel Salmons
2nd Flatonia Granary, Joel Salmons

Professional D
1st Eyes Have a Language of Their Own, Laura Villafani
2nd  Elton, Laura Villafani
3rd  Magenta Starburst, Kristin Dumas

Professional E
1st  Brave, Laura Villafani
2nd  Ready to Chase My Dreams, Laura Villafani
3rd  Bless You and Keep You II, Sheila Stoll

Professional F
1st  Sentinel, Linda Dumas
2nd  The Fishermen, Linda Dumas

Professional G
1st  Rusty, Linda Dumas
2nd  The Support Group, Linda Dumas
3rd  Heart Healthy, Linda Dumas
1HM  Blue Succulent, Linda Dumas

Professional H
1st  Burnt Offerings, Sheila Stoll

Professional I
1st  How Many Ladybugs, Andrea Wilkinson

Semi-Professional A
1st  Eagle and Egg, Leo Cowden
2nd  Glow, Carol Showalter
3rd  Summer Leaves, Treena Rowan

Semi-Professional D
BOS  Unforgettable, Bonnie Butler

Semi-Professional E
1st  Lost in Translation, Carol Showalter

Semi-Professional H
1st  Soar, Bonnie Butler

Non-Professional A
1st  Butterflies and Bees, David Kent
2nd  The Cana Dance, Elena Gonzales
3rd  Two Hearts, Elena Gonzales
1HM  Blue Morning, Victoria Kirk

Non-Professional F
1st  Have a Seat, Rebecca Hall

Non-Professional G
1st  Patterns, Rebecca Hall
2nd  Sunset, Rebecca Hall
3rd  Kingsbury, TX, Rebecca Hall

Non-Professional J
1st  The Rose of Gethsemane, Gene Frederiksen

Adult Student B
1st  Motmot Meeting, Aimee Woolwine

High School Student A
1st  Sea Tales, Therese Gonzales

Congratulations to all our winners! You, along with anyone who won a ribbon for 1st HM, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, or Best of Show, are all eligible to submit these artworks to the Lone Star Art Guild competition in June. Entries are already being accepted, and the deadline to enter is June 3. The show is entirely virtual, so you will need to take a good quality photograph of each of your entries. Taking good quality photos will be discussed at our general meeting, so be sure not to miss it. Our Show Chair, Amy Conroy, will be contacting you to help you with the entry process.

Watch your email for further bulletins!

April 2023 General Meeting

March Art Demo – Smash Mosaic

Our art demo for March was a great success! Many thanks to Sheila Stoll for letting us break things and put together our own mosaics!

April Art Demo

For our April Meeting we will be doing something different – Art Bargains. Do you have any art supplies in good condition that you’re not going to use, but that someone else might benefit from? Bring them to the meeting for an art swap! You might find a treasure for yourself, and help someone else discover something that will help them out. Brushes, canvases, frames, paints, pastels, books, DVDs, etc. – bring them in!

Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition

So far our upcoming Art Show doesn’t have many entries. If you have any pieces of art work that you would like to submit, please click on this link to register your entry with LSAG. Remember, our registration fees will help to contribute to a scholarship for a deserving art student! Don’t hesitate to print out and share our show poster with your friends and family.

Creative Challenge due in May

And please don’t forget the upcoming Creative Challenge! The theme is
SPRING WITHOUT THE GREEN. So no mixing blue and yellow together! Remember, the prize for the winner will be a $50 certificate from Jerry’s Artarama!

Show and Tell

Do you have some art that you’re working on that you would like to share with the group? Maybe you’re stuck on something and would like some positive feedback and suggestions? Bring it to the meeting!

Suggestions For the Future

If there is something new you would like to see – some new activity, new media, etc. – feel free to bring it up at the meeting. Or even better, write it down for us! We welcome fresh input from fresh minds!

March 2023 General Meeting

Our March 2023 General Meeting Will Be Held On Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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

Demo Artist for March: Sheila Stoll – Smash Mosaic

This Art Demo Will Be Interactive! See the description below


Breaking things isn’t always bad! Like they say, “One gals trash is another gals treasure!” How true this has been for me in my art-making experience. I use a wide range of materials in my work and most if it comes from our recycle bin, broken household items and even the side of the road. Nothing is beyond my scope when it comes to inspiration and breathing new life into discarded items is a real pleasure of mine.

Tonight we’re going to explore the glass smashing art experience of mosaic. Using a variety of glass and ceramic materials, we will design a collaborative piece together and discuss the basics of mosaic art. I will discuss choosing a substrate, which adhesive is best for those substrates, how to mix and use thinset mortar and grout and introduce the tools that are needed to get started making mosaic art. I have a few resource materials that will help you remember the tools and techniques that we will cover tonight, so don’t worry, I got you covered!

Speaking of covered, I’ve also provided gloves, safety goggles and masks. I will make every attempt at teaching you how to stay safe while you’re being wild and crazy smashing things around your house.

Creative Challenge: Spring – Without the Green

Don’t forget – The Creative Challenge is “Spring – Without the Green” Entries will be due at the May 2023 meeting. The prize for the winner is a $50 gift card from Jerry’s Artarama!

Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout

We will be changing out the artwork at the Kingwood Public Library on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00 am. The art you bring for display will remain at the library until September. Any paid member who has helped us in the past (or is willing to help with the changeout on this day) is eligible to bring in their art for display. Just be sure the piece is ready to hang, with picture wire. Help us keep the display fresh, with new things for library patrons to look at!

LHAA Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition

Our Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition Will Be Held on Saturday, April 22, 2023


LHAA Judged Show and Competition – April 22, 2023

Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345


Artwork Check In:  9:00 am – 10:30 am (show entry fee payment due at art work check in, cash and check only)

Judging:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Judge and Judge support team only)

Artists in Action:  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (live art demonstrations)

Public Viewing and Reception:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Judge Introduction, Best of Show Award Presented, Judge Critique and Walk Through:  2:00 pm

Artwork Pick Up/Show Take Down:  3:30 pm

Show Entries Accepted through midnight:  Wednesday, April 19, 2023

All artists MUST pre-register on the LSAG database at, no walk ins

ENTRY FEES (PER ENTRY): (No refunds for entries entered but not received)

LHAA members:  $8.00

LSAG members:  $10.00

School Students:  $2.00

Late Entries:  N/A, no late entries accepted

Please go to for Online Registration Instructions, Divisions and Categories and Show Rules.

Library Art Changeout Postponed

Changeout of Art at Kingwood Public Library Has Been Postponed

Due to personal commitments, our Art Display Chair, Jeran Walker, has been forced to resign her position. Therefore we have postponed the changing of the art display at Kingwood Public Library until another person volunteers to take over the post. If any of you would be interested in this position, please let us know!

Creative Challenge For Spring

Our new Creative Challenge for Spring is, appropriately enough, Spring Without the Green. So, a Spring theme with NO green used! Entries will be due in May, and the prize this time is a $50 Jerry’s Artarama certificate! Now is the time to Think Spring!