February Zoom General Meeting

Our General Meeting for February Will Be On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

During these Zoom meetings, we have spent the first half hour allowing time for everyone to join the meeting, check their microphone and camera, and chat. We would like you also, if you desire, to share with us what you have been doing with your art, your recent projects, and news about your work with us, as we would have done at one of our in-person meetings. We all miss having the opportunity to visit with each other as we used to. Our regular meeting will start at 7:00 p.m., with the demo shortly afterward.

When you receive your link to the Zoom meeting, feel free to try it out ahead of time, to make sure you can sign in. No one will be there yet, of course, but you will be able to make sure your camera and microphone are working properly. Also, if you would like to receive text messages to remind you about the meeting, let us know by sending you mobile phone number to our email, lakehoustonart@gmail.com.

February Demo Artist – Andrea Patton – Alcohol Inks

“I want my art to be something you feel, you experience, you desire. I get lost in the moment when I paint. When I create something new and original it is a beautiful feeling. My greatest hope is that you experience this as well”
Andrea Patton started drawing when she was 8 years old. She painted acrylic murals in Texas in 1995 and then began exploring watercolors and alcohol inks. She took many painting lessons in Alaska and Texas. She has traveled all over the US, Canada, Ireland and Italy to find inspiration for her art. The beauty
of Alaska inspired her beyond her wildest dreams and she visits as often as possible. Her artwork has been auctioned at United Way Events and the Anchorage Go Red for Women for heart disease and stroke. She gives private alcohol ink art lessons in her studio in Houston, Texas; online classes and travels to give group lessons.

Andrea’s art is owned by collectors all over the US and Canada. She shows in several galleries in Alaska and Texas. In 2018 she won “Artist of the Year” for her Nuthatch painting “Into the Storm”. She was also named “NARA Paper Artist of the Month” in September 2020. 

Our Spring 2021 Art Show and Competition

We are beginning plans for our Spring 2021 Art Show and Competition. Anyone who is a paid member of LHAA or LSAG is eligible to enter.

Deadline for Show Entries: midnight Wednesday, April 7, 2021
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG databaseno late entries accepted.
This year we plan to do a Judge’s Walkthrough via Zoom, in place of our regular monthly general meeting. All paid members are invited, and winners of the Art Show Competition will be revealed, with commentary by our judge.

For registration instructions, see our page, “Shows and Competitions” on our website. Also visit the page “Photographing your Art” for tips on producing a good quality photo of your entry.

Further information to come, along with a downloadable copy of our show poster and the show prospectus.

Registration for the show is possible starting today! Follow our instructions to get through the three steps to register.

Clarification for Artists Who Have Recently Sold Art

The commission taken by LHAA from the sale price of any artwork sold as the result of one of our displays or shows is currently 10%.

Art Opportunities In Our Area

Recently Received Letter from the Northwest Art League

Hello there😊

I am the secretary and newsletter representative for Northwest Art League (NWAL).

We have continued to hold our monthly meetings online via Zoom, every third Saturday of the month. We thought that since our meetings are virtual, this would be a perfect time for members of other leagues to join in with us. No traveling involved, yay! We would really appreciate it if you would share this information to your art group.

Here is what is happening in February and March:

  • We have an art DVD showing via Zoom, every Saturday morning, at 09:30 a.m., except when we have our meeting or show. The DVD showing for tomorrow (Saturday, 2/6), will be Fast and Loose with Frank Francese (Watercolor).
  • Our next meeting will be on February 20, at 10:00 a.m. Following the meeting, we will have a demo artist. This month, the demo artist will be Joan Fullerton, teaching abstract art and concentrating on introspection.
  • In March (20th), we will have our spring art show, which will also be virtual. Art entries will be accepted as a photograph and the art will be registered online. There will be a Zoom meeting on the day of the show to announce the winners and listen to the judge’s critique. Last year, we held the fall art show virtually and it was a great success.

For those wishing to attend, please email carolhoyland@comcast.net and I will forward the link.

If you agree, I will send a reminder email each month, a week or so before the meeting, that you can forward to your group.

Lastly, if you have any news or information that you would like to share with NWAL, I will happily forward it to our members.

Thank you so much!

Happy painting, stay safe.

Carol Hoyland, NWAL Newsletter.

Also – The Visual Art Society Spring Judged Art Show Invites Us to Participate:

https://www.visualartsociety.org/2021judgedshowcall

Congratulations to All Artists With Art at Dr. Le’s Office!

The doctor has enjoyed his wall of art so much that he is buying every piece! Excellent work, everyone!

 

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.