April General Meeting

The Prez Sez…

This month is our Spring Show. It will be held at the Kingwood Christian Church on W. Lake Houston Parkway. All the information for entering is on the website. I hope you are all putting the finishing touches on some fabulous paintings to enter. In addition, we are having a group art project for everyone to get involved with. Half the proceeds will go to our Scholarship Fund so that our gift to a deserving student can have a meaningful impact on their artistic education. It will also help get our show more publicity and that could mean more foot traffic and sales for our show. The project theme is Spring and Summer. It will be a small painting on a 6 x 6 x 1.5″ canvas of anything that makes you think of Spring or Summer. The exact instructions are also on the website so check it out and paint a little breath of the season! I can’t wait to see the paintings displayed all together. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing and a fun and lucrative project for our future shows!! I hope you will all try to participate. The deadline is March 31st for photographing for publicity or bring it to the show for display and sales. Ready, Set, PAINT!!!!

April’s Demo

Kristin and Linda Dumas are a daughter-in-law, mother-in-law team of artists who propose to show you how to get started with a piece of art when you are suffering from artist block.  They have studied with Veranne Graham and Mary Todd Beam and discovered some wonderful techniques to get creativity going.  Kristin is a graphic designer who also works in pen and ink, colored pencil, and fractal art.  Linda has been an artist in many different media, including collage, mixed media, pottery, oil, mosaic.  Her favorite is whatever she is doing at the moment.  They chaired the Kingwood Fine Art Festival for several years, and have held many different offices in Lake Houston Area Artists.  They have collected ideas from many wonderful artists and have also done a fair amount of experimenting in art.  They are thrilled to be able to share what they have learned.

Creative Challenge

The topic for April’s Creative Challenge is Water ways (painting water)

Art Tip of the Month

Rough Canvas fix – Are you tired of your canvas or board being rough after gessoing? Let dry thoroughly and sand with an ordinary unprinted brown paper bag to smooth the surface. No scratching of the surface and satin smooth! This also works with purchased canvases!

March’s Demo recap

Thank you to Kathy Earthrowl for giving us an inspiring and uplifting demonstration with ‘Sensory Art’.

Show & Competition

It is hard to believe that our spring show is less than 2 weeks away. I hope that the cool rainy weather has given you the opportunity to get lots of artwork done for the show.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 13, 2015
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 15, 2015
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG website, no walk-ins accepted.
Entry fees are due at the Artwork Check In.  Cash or check is acceptable.

General information

Our show is now posted on the Lone Star Art Guild website at lonestarartguild.org. Online entries can be made any time between now and April 13th at the regular fee, and April 14th or 15th at the late fee.

Please see “shows and competitions” for show information including online instructions. If you have never entered our show before, you will need to send me your email address and what division you would like to compete in so that I can send you an activation link. My email address is amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com

We are encouraging each of you to email or print out our promotional poster and invite family and friends to come to our event. The show is open to the public from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Our show will be held at Kingwood Christian Church which has a nice, big kitchen and lots of tables and chairs to sit and visit.

We ask that anyone who would like to bring a beverage, appetizer or dessert to share to please do so. Just bring it when you come in on Saturday.

The judge walk through is scheduled for 2:00 pm and is always a great opportunity to glean valuable information about your artwork and others as well. The judge for our show is quite an accomplished artist. Details about our judge, Karen Vernon, can be found at our website.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Amy Conroy and Becky Hall