January 2017 General Meeting

Kingwood Library Art Changeout

The next changeout of the art at the Kingwood Public Library will be Monday, January 23, at 10:30 a.m.  The library will be closed to the public at that time, so please go to the back entrance.

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!

Important Note:
             The artwork that you hang at the library is definitely for sale.  Your contact                   information will be posted with your work.  If a prospective buyer contacts you,               you will be able to deliver the artwork you sell at the next art changeout.  Do not             go to the library yourself to take your artwork down!  The librarians won’t know         who you are, so they won’t (and shouldn’t) just let you walk out the door with              it!)

Spring Art Show

The date for the Spring Art Show has been changed!  The new date is Saturday, April 8, 2017.  The location is still the same:
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, TX 77339

Our First General Meeting of 2017 Will Be:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Homewood Suites

23320 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX  77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Demo Artist for January – Sam Caldwell, Watercolor

Sam Caldwell
Texas State Artist 2004
Texas Ducks Unlimited Artist 2011-2012

Sam Caldwell’s coastal scenes of waterfowl, gamefish and people are prized by collectors from Texas to Maine.  Working primarily in transparent watercolor, the Houston native seeks to capture the atmosphere of the moment, as well as the color and drama inherent in his outdoor subjects.

Many of his recent images feature young hunters and fishers.  “Wildlife is primary in my work.” he says, but notes that “people are important elements of wildlife.”
Early in his career, Sam became involved in outdoor organizations like Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association.  He remains deeply involved in promoting coastal scenes as fine art, and uses his printed images to help the coast.  He is proud that the American Red Cross chose one of his paintings to help provide funds for 9-11 relief.  The Coastal Conservation Association has benefited from numerous Caldwell art prints.  Ducks Unlimited named Caldwell Texas State Artist for 2006-2007, and again for 2011 and 2012.

Sam is involved in many charitable organizations, including Cystic Fibrosis, Coastal Conservation Association, Operation Game Thief and the Texas Park & Wildlife Foundation.
Caldwell is also well known as an outdoor writer.  His co-authored book for the CCA, Change of Tides, A Narrative History of the Coastal Conservation Association, was named as Texas’ best outdoor book for 2000.
Sam Caldwell’s paintings and prints can be seen at his gallery and studio in Kingwood, Near Houston, and on his website at http://www.samcaldwell.com

LSAG 2017 Convention

Any piece of artwork that receives 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or First Honorable Mention at either our Fall or Spring Art Show is eligible to enter the art contest at the Lone Star Art Guild Convention in the summer.  This year’s convention will be:

June 3-June 4, 2017
Fluor Corporation
Sugarland, Texas

Deadline for entries will be April 28.  Details to follow.