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January 2021 Zoom General Meeting

Greetings and a Very Happy 2021 to You All!

We have all been going through some pretty difficult and often solitary times. It is healing to keep in touch with our fellow artists and to share what we have been doing. Not being able to meet in person is very limiting and frustrating, but we are still here and working to connect us with each other every month, through our Zoom meetings. We encourage you to keep showing up at our virtual meetings to share information and instruction.

We are now taking advantage of our new Zoom format, which is not limited by location, to bring you demo artists from other parts of the country. Please note that this month’s demo artist will be presenting from Delta, Colorado! As you can see below, her work is stunning, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us to see her presentation.

Our General Meeting Will Be On Monday, January 18, 2021

Please note the change in our usual meeting day.
Check-in for the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Only paid 2020-2021 members will be invited.

Our Demo Artist for January is Sheryl Williams – Alcohol Ink

Light and Shadow, laughter and joy, using deep, rich colors in Alcohol Ink, Sheryl Williams brings her heart to her paintings. She only paints an image that touches her and hopes they will touch you as well. Each painting is created to evoke an emotional reaction. She loves the play of light. An award winning artist in both watercolor and alcohol ink, she also loves to teach. A huge thrill is that moment when the student “gets it” and has expressed their own love of art.

As a watercolor artist, Sheryl paints in a style that is deep, rich, vivacious colors with lots of layering. She has pushed the envelope in the Alcohol Ink community to paint in a representational style with a medium that is usually used for abstract painting. Having taken a course with Susan Harrison-Tustain, she loves to paint portraits and is drawn to paint young innocents. Her color selection goes from realistic to wild ranges of colors.

“My love of art started when I was in grammar school and my father brought home a set of prints of famous paintings from all over the world. As an impressionable 10 year old I was given the assignment of presenting slides of famous paintings and introducing artists to the other “gifted” ten year olds. It was really neat and I always thank my Dad for introducing me to the world of art. My mom taught me the love of creating and crafting but our true family love has always been music. I have a Master’s Degree in Music in Conducting and my family still gets together around the piano to sing and make music.”

LSAG Annual Art Show

At their recent meeting, LSAG decided that their annual event this coming spring will be virtual, just as our Fall Art Show was. The actual date is TBD. We will let you know as soon as possible when entries will be accepted. Remember, any of your art that won an award of First Honorable Mention or higher, whether from the 2019/20 or 2020/21 season will be eligible for entry into this show.

Our Fall Art Show seemed to go very smoothly, and we have been so encouraged about the new format that we will be conducting the Spring 2021 Art Show the same way. Details will be available soon.

November General Meeting

Our General Meeting for November will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

As before, all paid members will receive an invitation by email to the meeting.

November Demo Artists: Jodi Ohl – Building Layers and Making Marks in Abstract Paintings

Jodi Ohl is a best-selling author, award winning mixed media artist and creative instructor, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC. Having left her day job in 2011 to pursue her artistic career full time, she has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature.  Jodi has been published in over 3 dozen popular mixed media magazines such as Somerset Studios, Somerset Holidasy, Artful Journaling, Artful Blogging, and was a long time contributing free-lance writer for Cloth Paper scissors. In addition, her work has appeared  in over 10 mixed media art books and collections.

 Jodi’s best-selling book, “Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink”was released by North Light Books in late 2016  and is currently working on a variety of new writing and video projects. Combining her approachable teaching and writing style, Abstract in Acrylic and Ink,  is much like having a seat next to the artist at one of her popular workshops.  Jodi welcomes visitors to her website  Jodi Ohl  (www.jodiohl.com)  where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.  Be a part of the inner circle by subscribing to her newsletter by clicking HERE.

Fall Virtual Art Show and Competition

Many thanks to all of you who helped with and participated in our Fall Show! All the artwork was first-rate!
All winners of awards through First Honorable Mention will be eligible to enter the LSAG art show (also virtual) in the spring!
More information to follow.

October General Meeting

Our general meeting for October will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 via Zoom

Everyone who has paid their annual dues for the 2020/2021 season by October 1 will be invited to the meeting.

Demo Artist for October is Laura Spector – Liquid Charcoal

Laura Spector began creating artwork in 1994 as a performance and video artist. She began her acclaimed Museum Anatomy project in 1996, which has included collaborating with museum curators in 16 countries searching for hidden, stolen, lost and destroyed paintings to use as inspiration for new artwork.

Spector is a Fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts, an Individual Grant Recipient of the Houston Art Alliance, and an artist-in-residence at AtelierHaus Hilmsen (Germany). Her artwork has been exhibited at: Grand Rapids Art Museum for ArtPrize8, FotoFest2014, Lawndale Center for the Art’s “Big Show” in 2017 and 2013, and MOP at RedLine Contemporary Art Center in 2017. In 2018, she exhibited Museum Anatomy: The German Works at ​​G-Spot Gallery.

Currently, she is teaching classes at Susanne M. Glasscock School for Continuing Studies at Rice University, Art League Houston, private classes at her Houston studio, and an upcoming metalpoint class at WAS-H.

Dates To Remember

October 1 – Dues for 2020/2021 season due
October 14, midnight – Entries for the Fall Art Show and Competition MUST be completed. NO late entries accepted.
October 20 – October general meeting
October 24 – Fall Art Show judging
October 26 – Art show winners and entries viewable on website

For Information About Entering Our Upcoming Show:

LHAA Fall 2020 Virtual Art Show and Competition

Be Sure to Get a Paypal Account to Enter the Show!

Getting your own account is quite simple and easy.

Our Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting – Monday, September 14, 2020

We will be conducting a meeting of our board on Monday, September 14, via Zoom. Anyone who is unfamiliar with Zoom and wishes to learn how to use it may join this meeting. Invitations will be sent out to all our paid members. We will start signing in at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:00. You do not need to join this meeting unless you want to practice your Zoom skills.

General Meeting – Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Our general meeting, as mentioned in our previous post, will be via Zoom on Tuesday, September 15. As with Monday’s meeting, we will start signing in at 6:30 and start the meeting at 7:00. Again, invitations will go out to paid members from 2019/2020 and newer members for 2020/2021.

For More Information About Joining a Zoom Meeting:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting#:~:text=Open%20Safari.-,Go%20to%20join.zoom.us.,zoom.us%2C%20click%20Allow.

September 2020 General Meeting

Artists!

We will be holding a Zoom meeting for our paid members on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. All artists who were paid members for the 2019/2020 season will receive an invitation by email. In that invitation will be a link you can click at the appropriate time and day to join the meeting.

When you click on the link you will be taken to a virtual “waiting room” and given an opportunity to test your audio to be sure that you can hear us. The meeting host will let you in to the meeting once your name is checked against the list of invitees. For this meeting, everyone but the presenter and our Prez, Debra Jones, will be muted except during the designated time for questions and answers.

Artist Demo – Holly Hunter Berry – Animal Portraits

Representationalist, impressionist, colorist, expressionist are a few of the “ist” terms that have defined her work at various times. She continues to grow and push herself to explore new fresh approaches to communicating her message. Never tired of “pushing paint around” she looks forward to working at the easel every day possible. At this stage in Holly’s career she enjoys giving back to the community by teaching her weekly classes and periodic workshops. She tries to teach in a way as to take the mystery out of the painting process. Intuition is important but a strong foundation is important as well and that is her focus. Intuition is personal and can’t be taught…that is the voice of the artist! In addition to giving demonstrations for art groups she has also been asked to be a judge at various art shows.

Anyone Not Familiar With Zoom?

We will invite anyone not yet familiar with Zoom to attend our board meeting on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Send us a message on the “Contact Us” form and you will be added to the invitation.

Dues For the 2020/2021 Season

Membership Dues Will Be Due on October 1, 2020, to get ready for the Fall Art Show.

Fall 2020 Art Show and Competition

Our Fall Art Show and Competition will be a virtual one this year. It is scheduled for late October. Details to follow.