May 2023 General Meeting

Art Display at Kingwood Public Library

Thanks to Elena Gonzalez and her husband, the art on display at Kingwood Public Library has been refreshed, and is available for the public to come by and enjoy it! This display will remain here until our season begins again in the fall, at which time we will be inviting more of our members to bring in their art to share! Many thanks to everyone who helped us with hanging the beautiful art.

Our General Meeting for May

Our May 2023 General Meeting will be the last of our season. The next General Meeting will be in September. The May meeting will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

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

Demo Artist for May – Mari Omori

Born and raised in Japan, Mari Omori is a multimedia artist, educator, and curator with an MFA from UCLA and BA from California State University Northridge. Omori’s awards include Sabbatical Research Grants along with International Exploration and Travel Grants from Lone Star College System, 2018 and 2008. Artist-in-residency experiences include the Babaran Segragunung Culture House, Jogyakarta, Indonesia, 2018; the Mino Culture Art Project, Japan, 2008; and the Palm Beach County Cultural Grant through the Morikami Museum, Florida, 2006.

Other research projects include Pilgrimage, surveying post-earthquake inTohoku, Japan, 2016 and The Past Made Visible, a study of cochineal ink, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2013.

Working in diverse materials such as fiber, bronze, installation, book publication and video, Omori explores concepts of time, identity, and transformation. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works are in private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Art Museum of South Texas; the Mino Washi Museum, Japan; and Lone Star College-Kingwood, where she is a professor of Art, a position she has held since 2001.

Mari’s demo will include group participation with the following:  tea, watercolors, and unconventional mark making tools.  Should be lots of fun!

Don’t Forget the Creative Challenge!

Remember that the May meeting is your time to submit your contribution to the Creative Challenge – Spring Without the Green (Don’t use the color green). The winner will receive a $50 Jerry’s Artarama certificate!

Spring 2023 Art Show

Our Spring Art Show went very well! Thanks to the signs arranged by Steve Frayne, we got a lot of people stopping by to see the artwork!

Here are the winners:

Professional A
1st  Everybody Comes to KaDeWe, Peggy Steup
2nd  The Foundation Endures, Peggy Steup
3rd  Pet Sitter, Peggy Steup
1HM  Life on a Mossy Log, Peggy Steup

Professional C
1st  Flatonia 1, Joel Salmons
2nd Flatonia Granary, Joel Salmons

Professional D
1st Eyes Have a Language of Their Own, Laura Villafani
2nd  Elton, Laura Villafani
3rd  Magenta Starburst, Kristin Dumas

Professional E
1st  Brave, Laura Villafani
2nd  Ready to Chase My Dreams, Laura Villafani
3rd  Bless You and Keep You II, Sheila Stoll

Professional F
1st  Sentinel, Linda Dumas
2nd  The Fishermen, Linda Dumas

Professional G
1st  Rusty, Linda Dumas
2nd  The Support Group, Linda Dumas
3rd  Heart Healthy, Linda Dumas
1HM  Blue Succulent, Linda Dumas

Professional H
1st  Burnt Offerings, Sheila Stoll

Professional I
1st  How Many Ladybugs, Andrea Wilkinson

Semi-Professional A
1st  Eagle and Egg, Leo Cowden
2nd  Glow, Carol Showalter
3rd  Summer Leaves, Treena Rowan

Semi-Professional D
BOS  Unforgettable, Bonnie Butler

Semi-Professional E
1st  Lost in Translation, Carol Showalter

Semi-Professional H
1st  Soar, Bonnie Butler

Non-Professional A
1st  Butterflies and Bees, David Kent
2nd  The Cana Dance, Elena Gonzales
3rd  Two Hearts, Elena Gonzales
1HM  Blue Morning, Victoria Kirk

Non-Professional F
1st  Have a Seat, Rebecca Hall

Non-Professional G
1st  Patterns, Rebecca Hall
2nd  Sunset, Rebecca Hall
3rd  Kingsbury, TX, Rebecca Hall

Non-Professional J
1st  The Rose of Gethsemane, Gene Frederiksen

Adult Student B
1st  Motmot Meeting, Aimee Woolwine

High School Student A
1st  Sea Tales, Therese Gonzales

Congratulations to all our winners! You, along with anyone who won a ribbon for 1st HM, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, or Best of Show, are all eligible to submit these artworks to the Lone Star Art Guild competition in June. Entries are already being accepted, and the deadline to enter is June 3. The show is entirely virtual, so you will need to take a good quality photograph of each of your entries. Taking good quality photos will be discussed at our general meeting, so be sure not to miss it. Our Show Chair, Amy Conroy, will be contacting you to help you with the entry process.

Watch your email for further bulletins!