January News

 The Prez Sez…

Happy New Year!!! New years always feel like new beginnings and can be very motivating. Hopefully you all made a New Year’s Resolution to paint more!! It is good for us to set goals because we give ourselves a target to reach for. For painting, keep it simple!! Choose some aspect of art or technique that is maybe giving you trouble or that you’d like to know more about and work to master it. Our Spring Show is in April, so now is the time to plan ahead with an April target for completion. You can’t use up Creativity. The more you use, the more you have!! Since we didn’t have a regular meeting last month, don’t forget that the Creative Challenge for this month is Reflections. I look forward to seeing how you interpret that theme. I will see you all at the meeting on January 20th.

Demo for January General Meeting

GOLDA RADER CDA/CZT – “Collage/Zentangles”
Golda is a Certified Decorative Artist and a Certified Zentangle teacher.  She has taught design and published for over 20 years.  She is a member of DPPT in Humble, TX and a teacher at the Conroe Art League. Golda currently has a new book with Laurie Speltz called “Tangled Together’. For more information on Zentangle classes and video classed, please see the Raderizms on Facebook, Pinterest and Blogspot.

Creative Challenge – January

Our next Creative Challenge will take place in January (no CC for December). The topic is “Reflections”.

Community Art Displays

The dates for the artwork change-out at the Library and Cafe Du Bois have been set:

• Wednesday, January 284th at 10:30am at the Kingwood Library
• Thursday, January 29th at 2:45pm at Cafe du Bois

Please contact Carita Curfman for more information.

LHAA members who volunteer their time will have the opportunity to have their artwork selected to hang in our scheduled hangings at the Kingwood Library and/or Café du Bois at the discretion of our Community Art Display Chairs.

LHAA Presents Scholarship

On December 9th The Lake Houston Area Artists and guests gathered for a holiday celebration and delicious dinner at the Café du Bois Restaurant. The occasion was the presentation of the 2014 LHAA scholarship award to Luis Aleman, an art student studying at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

Luis is focusing on the Graphic Design Field. The LHAA Scholarship judges (Sheila Bridges, Linda Hamilton and Kristin Dumas) were impressed with Luis’s ability to handle a variety of subject matter and express themes in a creative way. Skillful handling of the challenging mediums of graphite and charcoal in his work create a large range of values from light to dark.

Luis is a young man with his eye on the future. In his spare time he has been self- studying the Japanese language. His goal is to become a comic book author, and be the illustrator for his own stories.

Luis Aleman