Winners from the LSAG Convention 2019

Congratulations, Artists!

Our artists made a spectacular showing at the Lone Star Art Guild Convention 2019!  In the Non-Professional category particularly you came away with a bucketful of awards!  Here are our winners for 2019:

Professional
D.  3rd Pl.— Linda Dumas,  Zenderella
E.  HM—Kelsey Profitt, This Is My Prison
E.  HM—Linda Dumas, Shopping for Kimono Fabric
G.  HM—Linda Dumas, Julie’s Jigsaw
G.  3rd Pl.—Linda Dumas, A Different Time and Place
G.  HM—Linda Dumas,  Witch’s Flowers
H.  HM—Linda Dumas,  Road Trip
Semi-Professional
A. HM—Leonard Cowden,  Russian Movers
B. HM—Amy Conroy,  Peach Mandevilla
C. 3rd Pl—Dorothy Carlson, Tookie
Non-Professional
A.  3rd Pl.—David Kent, Jupiter Rising
A. HM—David Kent, Dragonfly
B. HM—Joel Salmons, American Highways 12 Mile Prairie US90
C. 2nd PL—Marcela Daneri, A Winter Day
E.   HM  – Marcela Daneri, Blue
E.   HM  – Marcela Daneri, Blanche
E.   HM—Marcela Daneri, Blue Hydrangeas
G.   HM.—Rebecca Hall, Let the Good Times Roll
G.  1st Pl—Rebecca Hall, 1013
G. 2nd Pl.—Melissa McInnis, Cactus Garden
G.   3rd Pl.—Diane Binnie, The Roost
G. HM—Diane Binnie, Treeman
G.    HM—Diane Binnie, The Door
School Student— Middle School
B. 1st Pl.—Victoria Geis, Tranquillity
B. 2nd Pl.— Victoria Geis, Spooky
D.  1st Pl..—Victoria Geis, Poker Face

Heartfelt congratulations to all you fearless artists!  We are proud of each of you!

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

For All Artists Who Are Planning to Display Their Art at the Bender Center:

Set-up for the display is Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
The pre-showtime hours during which we need to be there are:

Friday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, July 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Takedown is tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Our presence is requested at the pre-show so that we can discuss our art with the public.  This will afford us an excellent opportunity to market our artwork.  If you have unavoidable previous plans that prevent your coming to one of the events, please make sure that someone is there who can answer questions about your work.

Participants should plan on bringing 3-4 art pieces.  That number may need to be adjusted during hanging on June 10, depending on how many total works are there.  There is no harm in having one or two extra artworks on hand in case extra space is available.

We are also encouraged to invite friends and family members to attend one or more of the shows at the Center.  These are musical programs intended to provide an enjoyable evening for the whole family.  You can find the schedule or performances on their website.

The Bender Performing Arts Center is located at:

611 Higgins Street
Humble, TX  77338

As a reminder, to be eligible to hang your art you must be a paid member and have helped us in some way during this season.

If you mean to hang your art here with us, please respond with a phone number at which I can reach you.

Thanks,
Joel Salmons
joels1@comcast.net

 

May General Meeting

Artists

We have had a terrific year, and have several new members to welcome to our group!  We thank each of you for your contributions to the society.  And now we are approaching the time for our final general meeting of the year.

Our May General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at:

Our Meetings are held at:
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Some Items We Need to Mention First

The deadline to enter your prize winning art in the LSAG Convention is this Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Payment MUST be received by Friday, May 17 in our P.O. Box.  You can find information about the convention at

lonestarartguild.org

Art Changeout at Kingwood Public Library

We will be changing the art at Kingwood Public Library on Monday, May 20, 2019.  We will start at 10:30 a.m.  If you have art hanging at the library, be prepared to take it home with you.  If you have helped us as a volunteer during the season you may bring some new pieces to hang.  Remember, your art must be ready to hang, with picture wire – NOT the toothed hangers.

Charles Bender Center for the Performing Arts

During the summer, we will have an opportunity to display our art at the Charles Bender Center in Humble.  All paid members who have served as volunteers in some capacity may bring in art to display.  The work will be on display from June 10 through July 15.  Please keep in mind that we are to be there not only to show our work, but also to help promote the shows at the center!  All displaying artists will be on hand on three evenings (dates TBD) to meet and chat with the public about their art.  This is an excellent setting for selling your art!  But you must be prepared to come to some of these shows to meet the people interested in your work.  Further details will be forthcoming at the May meeting.

May Demo Artist:  Debra Latham

debralathamlhaaDebra Latham, a long time award-winning artist, has her work displayed in public & private collections in the United States and abroad.  Her representational work in rich oils can be described as impressionistic realism with a loose and expressive style — everything from landscape to figurative, plein air to studio pieces.

Debra is a native Texan and much of her inspiration comes from her travels & the family farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches oil painting in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband.  She won her first of many art competitions in the 5th grade. At the age of 12, she received her first commission – to paint a mural on the gym wall of her middle school.  Debra recalls,“The only compensation was to skip basketball practice twice a week.  It was probably best.  I was a better painter than basketball player.”

Debra, a self-taught artist who studied with Jeff Hein, Dan Gerhartz, Rob Liberace, Clayton J. Beck & Jeff Legg, didn’t pursue becoming a professional artist until her 2 children were grown.  She credits her inspirations as John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Pino, David Leffel, Nydia Lazano, Daniel Gerhartz and Robert Coombs.

 

LHAA Spring Show Recap and LSAG Convention Show

To All Ribbon Winners in our Spring 2019 Show

Congratulations to our Best of Show winner, Jenny Grigg, and all of our other ribbon winners in our spring show last weekend.  Hopefully everyone had a good time and enjoyed looking at all of the great art work from our members and our guests from other leagues!  A big thank you to all of you who stepped up and helped during the show.  Special thanks to the bunch that helped set up, take down and transport the panels!
The registration opens today, May 1, for the LSAG Convention Show and continues through midnight May 15th.  All 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Honorable Mention and Best of Show winners from the spring LHAA show qualify.  Also the ribbon winners (as specified above) from the Spring (due to Harvey) and Fall 2018 LHAA shows also qualify.
The show will be held on Friday, May 31 through Saturday, June 1st at Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas.  Please go to lonestarartguild.org  and look under “Convention” for more information and registration instructions.
Lone Star Art Guild Show & Exhibit
Lone Star Convention and Expo Center
9055 Airport Road
Conroe, TX  77303
Your local club database manager does not have access to the convention entry process so is unable to help you with your actual registration.  If you have database problems, LSAG has Stephani_clark@sbcglobal.net as your contact person.
All entries are online and payment for entries are made to your local club treasurer.  Please send your entry fees to:
Lake Houston Area Artists
P.O. Box 6681
Kingwood, Texas 77325
Payment must be received by Friday, May 17th.  Please consider the amount of time it will take in the US Postal system for it to arrive by then.  Payment should be mailed immediately upon registering art work.  Please also include a copy of your registration summary from LSAG.
Congratulations again and hope to see you at the Convention show!

Spring Show Entry Deadline

Members

Our Spring Show regular entry price will be in effect until midnight tonight, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  After that no more entries will be accepted.

Spring Art Show and Competition

Reminder:  Our Spring Art Show is Next Weekend – Saturday, April 27

The deadline for entry into the show is Monday, April 22, with late entries permitted until Wednesday, April 24.  Absolutely no entries accepted after Wednesday!

An extra exciting news item – Jennifer Wooden from the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center will be attending our show!  She wants to see examples of our work before we display them at the Center (date TBD).  So lets show her our best!  Even if you are not entering the show, be sure to bring in something for the gallery presentation, which will be in the same room as show entries.  Bring in as many pieces as you want to the gallery.

You do not need to pre-register or pay in order to display your work in the gallery – just be a paid member who has helped (or is helping) us.  Gallery art will be displayed on the same kind of boards as the show entries, so they DO need to be ready to hang – with wire hangers (not the toothed hangers).  Be sure to include a paper with your name, email, phone number, and any other contact information you want to include.

Early school board voting will be going on at the Kingwood Community Center that day as well, so we have the potential to bring in a lot more visitors!

There are still plenty of small jobs available if you want to help out at the show.  Be sure to check for openings when you bring in your art.  See you next Saturday!

 

April General Meeting

Our April general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

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April Demo Artist:  Andrea Patton – Alcohol Inks

I want my art to be something you feel, you experience, you desire.  When I paint I get lost in the moment.  I cannot explain it.  To create something new and original is a beautiful feeling.  I hope you are touched by my art.  That is my greatest hope.

I started drawing when I was 8 years old. I have always loved to draw animals and nature.  I painted murals in acrylics in Houston beginning in 1995 and then began exploring other mediums such as alcohol inks and watercolors.  I took private lessons in Houston and joined an artists group.  I traveled to Italy in 2012 and took many photos of the wonderful vineyards, visited the historic museums, viewed David by Michelangelo, which had been my lifelong dream. In 2014 my company transferred me to beautiful Alaska. The nature and wonder of Alaska have inspired be beyond my wildest dreams.  My artwork has been auctioned at United Way Events and the Anchorage Go Red for Women for heart disease and stroke.   While in Alaska I took watercolor lessons from Don Kolstad and alcohol ink lessons from Francine Dufour Jones.  I also took acrylic painting lessons from Jennifer Bowman.  I started giving private and group lessons in Alcohol Ink painting in 2014.  In December 2015 I moved back to Texas and started a new session on birds of the world.  One of my favorite artists is the incredible John J. Audobon, ornithologist and artist.  You can also see my art at The Copper Shade Tree in Round Top, Texas;  The Art Cellar in Houston; Turnagain Gallery in Bird, Alaska and The Dancing Leaf Gallery in Talkeetna, Alaska.

In 2018 I won Artist of the Year for my painting of a Nuthatch called “Into the Storm”.  Humbled and honored!

Remember the Date

Our Spring Art Show and Competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019.  If you plan to enter your artwork, registration is open now.  Remember also that you must be a paid member to enter.  Be sure your membership is paid by Monday, April 22.

Also, we will have a gallery show at the same time, as we did at the Fall Show.  If you have any other artwork that you would like to display, please bring it at the same time as your show entries, along with a 8 1/2 by 11 inch page with your name and contact information for anyone who is interested in buying.

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 22, 2019
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 24, 2019
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG database, no walk-ins accepted.