Fall Show Registration

If you have not already signed up for our show this coming Saturday, October 29th, please do so ASAP!  Our show deadline is today!
Regular price entries will be extended through midnight Wednesday, October 26th.  No entries will be accepted after this time.
Come out and enjoy seeing awesome art work and hearing what our judge, Liz Hill, has to say about her criteria for selecting our winners.  The judge walk through and critique will be at 2:00 pm.
Art work drop off is 9:00 am to 10:30 am and the show is open to the public from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, at which time all art work will be picked up by their owner.
Hope to see you all!

Reminder for Fall Art Show

Just a Quick Reminder

Everyone who received an Honorable Mention in our 2015 Fall Show or our 2016 Spring Show is eligible to submit those same pieces again to this show!  Give your work another chance!


October 2016 General Meeting

The Prez Sez

Hello to another exciting year for LHAA.  We have a fabulous line-up of demo artists for this year, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.  You won’t want to miss a single meeting so be sure to get your yearly dues to Linda Achard.  You can bring it to the next meeting or mail it to the P.O. Box address on the website.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the next general meeting.  Bring an interested friend – we’re always looking for new members!  Enjoy your October and beware the ghosts, goblins and witches!!

Our October General Meeting will be:

October 18, 2016
General Meeting
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX  77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

September Oil Painting Still Life Demo by Diane Brahm

Fall Show & Competition

Our Fall Art Show is October 29th so be sure to check the website for all the info you need to enter your latest masterpieces.  We are glad to welcome Liz Hill as our judge. For more information about our judge, visit our Shows & Competitions page.

Some quick links for the show:

Online Registration Instructions

Divisions & Categories

Show Rules

We are also still asking for entries in the Mini Masterpieces.  There are 2 sizes this year – the 6X6 and also 12X12.  The proceeds from sales go toward our yearly scholarship, and the sales were very successful last year.  So as you’re finishing up on your entries, consider including one or several of these small pieces.  Becky has a few 12X12 canvases for sale at a good price if you’re interested.

October Demo Artist – Betsy Barry, Botanical Illustration

I am an artist originally from the New England area, living and creating in Kingwood, Texas.

While I am thankful for modern technology and our ability to connect to others around the world, I feel as though through technology we have distanced ourselves from the living, growing things all around us. I hope to reconnect the viewers of my artwork with the simple, natural things we come across everyday, but that we often overlook.

In 2015, I completed the Distance Learning Diploma Course with the Society of Botanical Artists London.


Artist Betsy Barry works in her home studio in Kingwood on Feb. 26, 2016. (Photo by Jerry Baker/Freelance)

Creative Challenge Update

NOTE: The creative is being changed up this year! We well be assigning fewer challenges, 3 throughout the year, to offer more time for creativity and expression. Another change will be that we will no longer be voting for our favorite, but instead posting all the creations as a collection on the website.

Our new theme is “Falling Leaves”, and the due date is the November General Meeting on the 15. Remember, it does not have to be just a painting or drawing. It can be a collage, or a painting on a leaf, or a sculpture or whatever you feel is the best way to express “Falling Leaves”. Be creative and share your creation!

Fall Art Show Information

Our Fall Show & Competition is coming up quickly!

Our next Show & Competition will take place:

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, TX 77339

Schedule of Events:
Artwork Check-in: 9am-10:30am
Judging 11:00pm – 12:30pm (Judge and support team only)
Public Viewing and Reception: 12:30pm – 4pm
Judge Intro, Best of Show Award, Judge Critique and Walk Through: 2:00pm
Artwork Pick up/Show Take Down: 4pm

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, October 24, 2016
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, October 26, 2016
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG website, no walk-ins accepted.

For more information regarding the rules and how to register, please visit our Shows & Competition page.


September 2016 General Meeting

Our September General Meeting will be:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Homewood Suites,  23320 Hwy 59N,  Kingwood, TX   77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Don’t forget – yearly dues will be due at this meeting!
Regular Adult members:  $40
Student members:  $10

Remember also that the updated yearbooks will be handed out at this meeting.

September Demo Artist:  Diane Brahm, Still life in oils

Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout

We will be changing out the artwork at the Kingwood Public Library on Monday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m.

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!  Volunteers – the library will be closed at that time, so be sure to use the back door.

Continue to keep in mind

Our Fall Show is right around the corner, on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

At the meeting we will talk about some of the events and activities we are planning for the coming season, including an “Art Swap” in March.  We look forward to seeing old and new members!

Updates and Coming Attractions

Welcome back, artists!  We hope you have all had a fun and creative summer.  Here are a few pieces of information we’d like to share with you, looking back on our summer and looking forward to our 2016-2017 season.

LSAG Convention Winners

Our guild made a great showing at July’s LSAG convention!  Several of our artists came away with awards.  Here is a list of our winners:

Best Floral of Show:  Lynda Jung,  “Thistle”

High School Student Drawing 1st Place:  Amanda Blettner, “Amanda’s Two Cats”
High School Student Drawing 2nd Place:  Amanda Blettner, “Amanda”

Adult Student Mixed Media 3rd Place:  Peggy Bear, “Family”

Non-Pro Painting/Oil/Acrylic 1st Place: David Kent, “Jungle Floor”
Non-Pro Painting, WC/Acrylic 1st Place:  Lynda Jung, “The Eye of the Spider”
Non-Pro Painting, WC/Acrylic 2nd Place: Lynda Jung, “White and Purple Iris”

Semi-Pro Photography:  Sherry Wilson, “Pure of Heart”
Semi-Pro Painting/Oil/Acrylic 2nd Place:  Leonard Cowden, “Newkirk Crash Site”
Semi-Pro Painting/Oil/Acrylic Honorable Mention:  Leonard Cowden, “Morning Sun”
Semi-Pro painting/Oil/Acrylic Honorable Mention: Leonard Cowden, “1/2/82”
Semi-Pro Painting WC/Acrylic 2nd Place:  Gridtiya Chotiwan (Tee), “Angels of Fire”
Semi-Pro Painting/ Mixed Media 1st Place:  Gridtiya Chotiwan, “Rhino”
Semi-Pro Drawing Honorable Mention:  Kristin Dumas, “Geometric Expression II”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 1st Place:  Sherry Wilson, “Between”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 2nd Place:  Sherry Wilson, “Tree Home”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 3rd Place:  Sherry Wilson, “Bayou”
Semi-Pro Sculpture 1st Honorable Mention:  Sherry Wilson, “Vortex”

Pro Studio Fine Crafts 2nd Place:  Linda C. Dumas, “Ocean Floor”
Pro Studio Fine Crafts 1st Honorable Mention:  Linda C. Dumas, “I Came First”
Pro Digital Art 2nd Place:  Linda C. Dumas, “Tributaries”
Pro Experimental Art 1st Place:  Linda C. Dumas, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Congratulations to Lynda, Amanda, Peggy, David, Sherry, Leonard, Tee, Kristin, and Linda!  We are proud of you all!

General Meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at:
Homewood Suites,  23320 Hwy 59N,  Kingwood, TX   77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

September Demo Artist – Diane Brahm, Oil Still Life

Proudly embracing the beauty of classic realism in her painting and drawing, Diane is unafraid to challenge the purity of traditional art as she develops her contemporary approach to modern portraiture.

Academically trained in art at the University of Texas/Austin, her works show a solid sense of artistic capability. Classically mentored, her art has developed to reveal a fresh look at life. Brahm is adept handling oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media watercolor. Her art has won numerous awards in both regional and national shows, been published in national art magazines, and  is represented by several galleries.

She enjoys sharing her gifts by teaching art, currently at a suburban school in the Houston area. Diane also holds workshops for adults, teens, and school aged children. Her summers are filled with travel, always gathering visual information for future paintings, designs, and education.

Diane enjoys working with the local art community; pleased to judge and jury art shows, present insightful demonstrations, and teach mini-classes.  She has previously served on the boards of Houston Civic Arts Association, Houston Art Society, and West Houston Area Artists.

Get Ready!

The regular changeout of art at the Kingwood Public Library will be coming up soon.  Start thinking about what pieces you would like to have on display!


The Board has updated the yearbook for this coming year, and will be available at the September General Meeting. Our yearbook contains useful basic information about LHAA and LSAG, plus rules for our art shows, job descriptions for our board member positions, by-laws, and more.  Please note that you will receive one yearbook, with occurring updates ongoing included with your membership. If you need a new yearbook for whatever reason (you spilled paint on it or you used it in a collage), replacements will be available for small fee.  Due to the mailing cost of these yearbooks, we will not be sending them through the mail. Please attend a General Meeting to receive your new yearbook.

Art Show & Competition

We have tentative dates for our Fall and Spring Shows. Please make a note!
October 29, 2016
April 22, 2016

We will provide more details they become available.

We are looking forward to a great season. We hope you can join us!

LSAG Volunteer Update

Hello LHAA members. We are a hosting club for the LSAG Convention this year, and one of our responsibilities is to help with the running of the show. Currently, we are in need of people who can volunteer to help with the demos.

We need people who can help with setting up and taking down the demos. Below are the approximate time frames.

Friday PM: One demo artist
Demo artist @5 PM (assistants needed at 4 or 4:30 PM)
Demo artist finishes @7PM (assistants needed at 7 PM)

Saturday AM: Two demo artists
Demo artists @9 AM (assistants needed at 8 or 8:30 AM)
Demo artists finish @ 11 AM (assistants needed at 11 AM)

Saturday PM: Two demo artists
Demo artists @3 PM (assistants needed at 2 or 2:30 PM)
Demo artists finish @ 5 PM (assistants needed at 5 PM)

Please note: if you are registered to ‘Attend’ the convention (this is different than only entering artwork for judging) and you volunteer, you will still be able to attend the demos and lunch.

If you are willing to volunteer or have any questions, please contact us at lakehoustonart@gmail.com.

Thank you for your Assistance!