Our General Meeting for March is
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo
March Artist Demo – Crystal Brown – Oil Portraiture
Krystal W. Brown is an award winning artist who specializes in fine art oil paintings and commissioned portraits who is equally accomplished in drawing and painting. She works in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and oil. Krystal has a Bachelor’s Degree in fine art from the University of Montana with an emphasis in painting and has been producing fine art for over 20 years. Krystal is based in the Houston area and is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Cecilia Beaux Forum and the Woodlands Art League where she facilitates a life group every week.
I look forward to meeting you and spending an evening sharing a mutual love of art and demoing my process.
Krystal W. Brown
Reminder – Spring Art Show and Competition
Don’t forget! Our Spring Art Show and Competition will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at:
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Pkwy
Kingwood, TX 77339
We are accepting entries now!
Deadline for registration is Monday, April 3. You MUST preregister!
See our website for further information.
Rodeo Art on Display Now – Linda Dumas
Kristin (Dumas) and I are steering judges for the School Art Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
. This is a most rewarding endeavor, as we get to see hundreds of student artworks, divided by school level and district. We have had kindergarten work win best of show or gold medal in the local show. Middle school is steadily improving, despite what you have heard about hormones tamping down the creative urge. High school! What can I say? There are so many pieces that will blow you away in this demonstration of talent and creativity. Teachers and districts who support art instruction consistently turn in the best work. Students whose work is accepted for auction receive a significant financial reward, as well as some available college scholarships. Many others receive scholarships to Glassell or to the Western Art Academy. The Academy has professional western artists who work with the lucky students for four weeks in a life-changing atmosphere of art immersion and instruction. In the high school contest, 2D works are classified by colored drawing, painting, mixed media, or monochromatic work. 3D includes sculpture and pottery. There is a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion over the entire body of entries, as well as a Grand and Reserve Champion in each of the different classes. Since being included in the rodeo auctions, the school art auction has risen to second place world records consistently, surpassed only by the steer auction
. Last year no piece sold for less than $10,000, with the top price being over $200,000. The auction this year will be on March 19. If you visit the rodeo before this day, check out the Hayloft Gallery and the winners display near the entrance to the exhibit halls. Also, of great interest this year, elementary and middle school Champions and Reserve Champions will be joining the auction.
See some of the pieces at http://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/School-Art-Program
. If you are interested in judging, you must join the rodeo and apply to the school art committee. It is a tremendously rewarding job.