We have had a terrific year, and have several new members to welcome to our group! We thank each of you for your contributions to the society. And now we are approaching the time for our final general meeting of the year.
Our May General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at:
Our Meetings are held at:
23320 Hwy 59N
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo
Some Items We Need to Mention First
The deadline to enter your prize winning art in the LSAG Convention is this Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Payment MUST be received by Friday, May 17 in our P.O. Box. You can find information about the convention at
Art Changeout at Kingwood Public Library
We will be changing the art at Kingwood Public Library on Monday, May 20, 2019. We will start at 10:30 a.m. If you have art hanging at the library, be prepared to take it home with you. If you have helped us as a volunteer during the season you may bring some new pieces to hang. Remember, your art must be ready to hang, with picture wire – NOT the toothed hangers.
Charles Bender Center for the Performing Arts
During the summer, we will have an opportunity to display our art at the Charles Bender Center in Humble. All paid members who have served as volunteers in some capacity may bring in art to display. The work will be on display from June 10 through July 15. Please keep in mind that we are to be there not only to show our work, but also to help promote the shows at the center! All displaying artists will be on hand on three evenings (dates TBD) to meet and chat with the public about their art. This is an excellent setting for selling your art! But you must be prepared to come to some of these shows to meet the people interested in your work. Further details will be forthcoming at the May meeting.
May Demo Artist: Debra Latham
Debra Latham, a long time award-winning artist, has her work displayed in public & private collections in the United States and abroad. Her representational work in rich oils can be described as impressionistic realism with a loose and expressive style — everything from landscape to figurative, plein air to studio pieces.
Debra is a native Texan and much of her inspiration comes from her travels & the family farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches oil painting in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband. She won her first of many art competitions in the 5th grade. At the age of 12, she received her first commission – to paint a mural on the gym wall of her middle school. Debra recalls,“The only compensation was to skip basketball practice twice a week. It was probably best. I was a better painter than basketball player.”
Debra, a self-taught artist who studied with Jeff Hein, Dan Gerhartz, Rob Liberace, Clayton J. Beck & Jeff Legg, didn’t pursue becoming a professional artist until her 2 children were grown. She credits her inspirations as John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Pino, David Leffel, Nydia Lazano, Daniel Gerhartz and Robert Coombs.