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!