Category Archives: Creative Challenge

April 2023 General Meeting

March Art Demo – Smash Mosaic

Our art demo for March was a great success! Many thanks to Sheila Stoll for letting us break things and put together our own mosaics!

April Art Demo

For our April Meeting we will be doing something different – Art Bargains. Do you have any art supplies in good condition that you’re not going to use, but that someone else might benefit from? Bring them to the meeting for an art swap! You might find a treasure for yourself, and help someone else discover something that will help them out. Brushes, canvases, frames, paints, pastels, books, DVDs, etc. – bring them in!

Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition

So far our upcoming Art Show doesn’t have many entries. If you have any pieces of art work that you would like to submit, please click on this link to register your entry with LSAG. Remember, our registration fees will help to contribute to a scholarship for a deserving art student! Don’t hesitate to print out and share our show poster with your friends and family.

Creative Challenge due in May

And please don’t forget the upcoming Creative Challenge! The theme is
SPRING WITHOUT THE GREEN. So no mixing blue and yellow together! Remember, the prize for the winner will be a $50 certificate from Jerry’s Artarama!

Show and Tell

Do you have some art that you’re working on that you would like to share with the group? Maybe you’re stuck on something and would like some positive feedback and suggestions? Bring it to the meeting!

Suggestions For the Future

If there is something new you would like to see – some new activity, new media, etc. – feel free to bring it up at the meeting. Or even better, write it down for us! We welcome fresh input from fresh minds!

March 2023 General Meeting

Our March 2023 General Meeting Will Be Held On Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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

Demo Artist for March: Sheila Stoll – Smash Mosaic

This Art Demo Will Be Interactive! See the description below


Breaking things isn’t always bad! Like they say, “One gals trash is another gals treasure!” How true this has been for me in my art-making experience. I use a wide range of materials in my work and most if it comes from our recycle bin, broken household items and even the side of the road. Nothing is beyond my scope when it comes to inspiration and breathing new life into discarded items is a real pleasure of mine.

Tonight we’re going to explore the glass smashing art experience of mosaic. Using a variety of glass and ceramic materials, we will design a collaborative piece together and discuss the basics of mosaic art. I will discuss choosing a substrate, which adhesive is best for those substrates, how to mix and use thinset mortar and grout and introduce the tools that are needed to get started making mosaic art. I have a few resource materials that will help you remember the tools and techniques that we will cover tonight, so don’t worry, I got you covered!

Speaking of covered, I’ve also provided gloves, safety goggles and masks. I will make every attempt at teaching you how to stay safe while you’re being wild and crazy smashing things around your house.

Creative Challenge: Spring – Without the Green

Don’t forget – The Creative Challenge is “Spring – Without the Green” Entries will be due at the May 2023 meeting. The prize for the winner is a $50 gift card from Jerry’s Artarama!

Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout

We will be changing out the artwork at the Kingwood Public Library on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00 am. The art you bring for display will remain at the library until September. Any paid member who has helped us in the past (or is willing to help with the changeout on this day) is eligible to bring in their art for display. Just be sure the piece is ready to hang, with picture wire. Help us keep the display fresh, with new things for library patrons to look at!

Library Art Changeout Postponed

Changeout of Art at Kingwood Public Library Has Been Postponed

Due to personal commitments, our Art Display Chair, Jeran Walker, has been forced to resign her position. Therefore we have postponed the changing of the art display at Kingwood Public Library until another person volunteers to take over the post. If any of you would be interested in this position, please let us know!

Creative Challenge For Spring

Our new Creative Challenge for Spring is, appropriately enough, Spring Without the Green. So, a Spring theme with NO green used! Entries will be due in May, and the prize this time is a $50 Jerry’s Artarama certificate! Now is the time to Think Spring!

January 2023 General Meeting

Our January General Meeting Will Be on Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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

January Demo Artist: Marcela Lugones Daneri – Mixed Media

Marcela Lugones Daneri is a mixed media artist currently living in Houston, Texas. She was born in Argentina but has spent most of her life living and traveling the world including Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, as well as North and South America. It is this global culture which gives rich layers to her life as well as her art.

Her approach is intuitive, layering collage, acrylics, inks, pastels and charcoal to convey her ideas in visual form. As an accomplished photographer she uses her own photographs for inspiration. Marcela’s relationship with color is deep and personal and brings a vibrant life to each piece

Library Art Hanging

Our next art changeout at the Kingwood Public Library will be on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. As always, any paid member who has helped out in some way (helping with the art hanging counts) is eligible to bring some pieces of artwork for display in the library. Be sure your art is ready to hang, with picture wire.

The library is a great place for the public to see your work. We do need to change the wall from time to time to keep it looking fresh and interesting. We are planning to switch the art in the library every 3 months or so. If you have business cards, bring a few with you so the prospective buyers can get in touch.

Future Art Displays

Our chair in charge of public art displays, Jeran Walker, would like to update the folder of artwork by current members so that she can more easily arrange for our creations to be shown at other locations. To that end, she would appreciate it if any interested members would put together a page containing a short artist bio and a few examples of some of your best work. Print out the sheet and bring it to a meeting for Jeran. If you can’t print your sheet in color, just email it to

Creative Challenge

Were you having such a great holiday season that you didn’t have time to work on the Creative Challenge? Good news! The Creative Challenge has been moved back a bit – to the February General Meeting. Remember, there is a $25 prize for the winner. The theme of this Creative Challenge is Opposites.

Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition

Our Spring Art Show will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Kingwood Community Center. Details will be posted as we get nearer to the event.

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!