Spring Art Show and Competition


Our Spring Art Show and Competition will be on April 28, 2018

Click on the link below for our advertising poster.  You are encouraged to print copies and distribute them to friends, family, and local businesses.


The show will be held at the:

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

Artwork check-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with public viewing and reception from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (See the show prospectus link in the newsletter for February.

Instructions for entering the show are on our website under “Shows and Competitions”.  

Fees per entry:
LHAA members:  $8.00
LSAG members:  $10.00
School Students:  $2.00
Late entries:  $10.00

Deadline for Show Entries is Monday, April 23, 2018
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 25, 2018
All artists MUST pre-register – NO walk-ins accepted.


February General Meeting

Our February General Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2018:

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

Demo Artist:  Laura Spector – Alla Prima

Laura Spector, currently resides in Houston, Texas after having lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for ten years. She has been teaching painting to adults and to children since 2004; when she introduced the first foreign community arts center, ArtSpace, to the residents of northern Thailand. Currently, she teaches drawing and painting classes to adults at The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Education at Rice University and Art League Houston and private classes from her Winter Street studio. Previously, she taught high school students at the High School of Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). From 2009-2014, she was a Senior Content Writer for Education.com, contributing art projects for children, grades K-12.

While in Houston, her work has been exhibited in FotoFest 2014, and The Big Show at the Lawndale Art Center in 2013. She and her collaborator, Chadwick Gray have exhibited at Red Bud Gallery in February 2016.  Her artwork has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book, The Real Real Thing:  The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner.  Museum Anatomy artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.

January Demo Artist

Many thanks to our artist for January, Joan Barkovich, for her demo of printing on Gelli and zinc plates!  It’s a technique many of us had never seen before!

Many Thanks For Your Donations!

Thank you to all of you who donated money for us to get new panels for our art show!  We have been able to purchase several replacement panels, and we have enough for our Spring Art Show.

Spring Art Show

Our Spring Art Show will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Kingwood Community Center.

4102 Rustic Woods Dr.
Kingwood, TX  77345

Below is a copy of the prospectus for the show.  Watch for the poster to become available soon.


Update for January Meeting

Due to Concerns About Weather

Our January general meeting has been moved to next Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 6:30.  Stay safe at home tomorrow night, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next week – same time, same place.

January General Meeting

Happy New Year!

We hope your Holiday season was full of joy and creativity!  Now it’s time for our first general meeting of the new year!

Our January General Meeting Is

Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

January Demo Artist:  Joan Barkovich – Monoprinting With Gelli Plates and Zinc Plates

Growing up Catholic in the Philadelphia suburbs, classical religious imagery held Barkovich’s fascination. She spent hours studying the Renaissance paintings reproduced within the pages of her family’s Douay Bible, and marveled at the illusion of space and light they possess. Not surprisingly, iconography remains at the heart of her work; she is passionate about portraits. While she has spent many years depicting people, pets and livestock have become a primary interest since 2013.

After spending a number of years in the Missouri Ozarks, and returning to Houston in mid-2013 animals (their unique mannerisms and markings) dominate Barkovich’s pictures. Although the grid pattern is an obvious nod to Chuck Close, the grid also hearkens to early Christian mosaic icons as well as the corralling, and fencing of animals. The grid requires attention to every square inch (in this case, every square 3/8 of an inch) of paper or canvas. The slow process of picture making requires working from photographs, which present unique problems for Barkovich to successfully address. The subjects depicted, and her methodical process, are compelling and provoke the viewer to draft their own narrative.

Thank You to Ron Gordon, our November 2017 Demo Artist

Our thanks go to Ron Gordon for a liberating and creative demonstration!

Successful Art Hanging at Kingwood Medical Center


Thanks to the help of our dedicated members, LHAA now has many of our art works hanging at the Rehab Center of Kingwood Medical Center for the enjoyment of the patients and employees!  We have even had a couple of sales as a result!

Every few months we will provide an opportunity for members to take down old paintings and other members to hang their own art.  If you are interested in displaying your work, come to this general meeting and hear details about how you can participate!

Christmas Luncheon

Artists – 

Although we have decided not to have our usual Scholarship Dinner this year, LHAA is still going to celebrate the holiday season together with a luncheon at:

Union Kitchen
23918 US 59
Kingwood, TX  77339

We will meet at the restaurant for lunch on Monday, December 11 at 11:30 a.m.

All our members are welcome!  Order from the menu; there is no fixed price.

We hope to see you there!



Tuesday Reminder

Here are more detailed instructions for bringing in your art today:

Today at 2:00 p.m. is our appointment time to bring in our art to the rehab unit at Kingwood Medical Center.

When coming into the hospital, the unit is Building A, which is the northernmost end of the hospital.  If coming from 59 going north, take the Kingwood exit and turn left and go under the overpass.  Go to the first stop sign, turn left and do a “U” turn and you will see the emergency room entrance.  Take that entrance and wiggle around until you see the end of building A, which is the end building.  You will see a wooden type fencing next to the building.  The door to the left of the fencing is the door that will be left open for us to enter and take in our paintings.  When you enter, you will see a room to your right with windows and that will be the room where we will lay or place our paintings.  It’s a meeting room of sorts with tables and chairs.  Easy to see and find.  The hospital personnel will hang our paintings for us.

We may park temporarily in the “illegal” parking area, which is in front of the door that will be open, long enough to drop off our art.

On the front of your paintings we will have tags to place, as well as inventory sheets, so bring a pen to write with and scissors with which to cut the tags.  If you choose to price your art, the price must be placed on the back of your art along with your name or business card.  The hospital would like for us to have the name of the painting, your name and phone number on the front of the painting if you choose to, or on the back if you prefer.  In the event that a painting is sold, the buyer will call you personally, then Ruth Dewey will call Eric to set up a time to come and make the purchase and get the art, and hopefully replace it with another piece.

Bring in as much art as you want.  You can bring more later by getting in touch with Ruth Dewey.  Please remember to contact us (LHAA Board, by email) if you want to pick up your art to take it or replace it with another painting later.  Ruth will set up an appointment for you.

We have Devon Alexander and Eric Anderson to give many thanks to for this opportunity to display our art and just get the word out that we are back in action and ready to go.  Make Art Great Again!

Art Display Opportunity

For All Paid Members

We have an exciting opportunity to display our art works!  The Rehabilitation Center at Kingwood Medical Center would like to hang our art for their patients, guests, and families.

On Tuesday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m., bring in some pieces of art that you would like to display for the public to Kingwood Medical Center, Building A, Rehab. Center.  Pieces should be fully ready to hang, with picture wire already installed.  The maintenance people will hang the art, and they will NOT be equipped to attach wires to your artwork.

Be sure your name, contact information, and price are attached to the back of each piece.

The Medical Center requests that no piece of art be smaller than 16 by 20 inches (framed – or in ready-to-hang condition).

Contact Ruth Dewey about bringing in your pictures:  lakehoustonart@gmail.com