Category Archives: General Meetings

November 2022 General Meeting

Our General Meeting for November Will Be Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Meeting place:
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Our Demo Artist for November is Wendy Moreland – Quilling

Wendy Moreland is a self-taught artist living in the Houston, TX area who has been concentrating on creating art since 2016. She enjoys creating with color and texture, working in a variety of media, including quilling and paper and acrylic mixed media. Wendy has worked to find ways to give back, donating art to Wings of Hope Equitherapy, hosting Kindness Matters this past July and spending time with Conroe Central Market’s Saturday Special Friends. New pieces will be available at the Glades Cultural Center Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 with the 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza with the 2 Girls, A Guy and a Trailer Group.

Creative Challenge Submissions at This Meeting

Remember – your creative challenge piece will be due at the November meeting. The theme: Connections Winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Jerry’s Artarama!

Leaving Skero’s

On Tuesday, November 29 we will be removing any works of art still hanging at Skero’s. If you still have art there, contact Jeran Walker to learn what time to come and take it away.

No General Meeting in December

December 12 will be our Scholarship Dinner, where we award a scholarship to a deserving LoneStar art student. Details TBD.

Paid Membership Fees?

Anyone who has not yet paid their membership dues will soon be removed from our list of paid members, and will not receive emails from us any more. You can pay in cash at the meeting ($40) or online at your convenience ($43).

Fall 2022 Best of Show – White Bird of Paradise, Amy Conroy

Fall 2022 Art Show Results

Professional

A.  Oil/Acrylic
1st   Margaret Steup, Berliner with Dog
2nd   Linda Achard, Too Close to the Sun
3rd   Margaret Steup, Nine O’clock on a Saturday
1st HM   Ettie Pate, The Spirit of Autumn

B.   Watercolor/Acrylic
1st   Ettie Pate, Cock A Doodle Doo

D.  Drawing
1st   Linda Achard, Kyla

E.  Mixed Media
1st   Sheila Stoll, The Moops
2nd   Sheila Stoll, Soar
3rd   Sheila Stoll, Reclaimed
1st HM   Sheila Stoll, Bless You & Keep You II

F.  Photography
1st   Ettie Pate, Alpine Bouquet

G.  Digital Art
1st   Linda Dumas, Permutations
2nd    Linda Dumas, Enchanted Forest
3rd    Linda Dumas, Decisions
1st HM   Linda Dumas, Night School’s Out

H. Abstract/Experimental?Non-Objective Art
1st Linda Dumas, Gravely Green
2nd Linda Dumas, Purple Times Three

Semi- Professional

A.  Oil/Acrylic
BOS   Amy Conroy, White Bird of Paradise
1st   Leo Cowden, Oblique Erosion
2nd   Carol Scheferman, Bonding
3rd   Carol Scheferman, Mystic Blue

E.  Mixed Media
1st   Marcela Daneri, She Partied with Abandon
2nd   Carol Showalter, Blue Vase
3rd   Marcela Daneri, Three’s Company
1st HM   Marcela Daneri, Hello Ewes

Non-Professional

A.   Oil/Acrylic
1st   Victoria Kirk, Maternal Memory
2nd   Victoria Kirk, Oxides

B.  Watercolor/Acrylic
1st   Kristi Lynch, Misty Green & Blue

C.  Pastel
1st   Kristi Lynch, Golden Gulf

E.  Mixed Media
1st   Kristi Lynch, Out to Pasture

G.  Digital Art
1st   Rebecca Hall, Uptown

H.  Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art
1st   Katy Scheferman, Quite Lovely

Adult Student

A. Oil/Acrylic
1st Virginia Box, In the Pink
2nd Virginia Box, Rose Blush

Middle School Student

E.  Mixed Media
1st   Victoria Geis, Under the Ocean

H.  Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art
1st   Victoria Geis, Bridges
2nd   Victoria Geis, Swirl Road
3rd   Victoria Geis, Trees

Grade School Student

E. Mixed Media
1st   Sloane Scheferman, Abduction
2nd Charlie Haynes, Lone Wolf

Congratulations to all our winners! Your work will be eligible to enter the LSAG Show in the Spring/Summer of 2023!





October 2022 General Meeting

Our General Meeting for October Will Be Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Meeting place:
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

October Demo Artist: Melanie Wade Leslie – Photo Transfer

A native Texan, Melanie holds academic degrees from Sam Houston State University (BFA – Painting) and the University of Houston (MFA – Studio Art) and has been an active artist and educator for many years.  Under her tutelage, her students have consistently benefited from her teaching, many earning awards and accolades for their work at regional, state and national levels.

  Melanie Wade Leslie is an experimental cross-media artist and printmaker with an affinity for color and texture. Her work has evolved over the past two and a half decades into more experimental combinations of drawing, painting and printmaking media, frequently embodying the historically iconic and metaphorically rich imagery of the horse. Focusing upon the unique and universal attributes of legendary equus, Melanie pursues an expressive manifestation of symbolic echoes, germinated out of inter-species collaboration that invites a dialog with the human spirit.

Her demo will be how to do photo transfers.

Reminder – Fall Art Show Coming Up

Remember that our Fall Art Show is to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Kingwood Community Center. You can find our show poster here. Please feel free to print it out and distribute it to family, friends, and local businesses. For the show prospectus, as well as rules and directions for entering, click here.
This is also the time to pay membership fees. You MUST be a paid member to enter the show! You can pay online by PayPal ($43 for adults, $12 for students K-12) or at our October meeting.
By the way, if you entered your art in the Spring 2022 show and didn’t win a ribbon (BOS, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 1st HM), you can enter that piece again in this show. Deadline for entries is midnight on Wednesday, October 26. Enter now and enter often!
In addition to the art show entries, we will have a gallery where members can display their art to the public. No sales are allowed at the show itself, but be sure to provide contact information so that interested parties can get in touch with you later to arrange a sale. There may be a lot of people at the Community Center that day for early voting, so the chances are good that members of the public will pop in to look around.
There will be further information about the Fall Show in a separate email.

September 2022 General Meeting

Our First General Meeting of the 2022/23 Season Will Be On Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Welcome back to our returning members and welcome to all new members! We will be starting our new season with a general meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at:

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Our September Demo Artist is Inga Strause-Godejord – Hand Painted Silk Scarves

INGA STRAUSE GODEJORD

The name of my company is INGASILKS and I specialize in painting on silk, luxurious hand painted silk accessories for women and men. I am the owner of the company and its sole employee. I do every task from procuring the best quality materials to product design, production and marketing. I am proud of the fact that I can provide my clients with one of a kind, unique, sophisticated, individually designed and made by hand piece. Each piece begins its life as a pure white 100% silk stretched on a frame. Then a combination of techniques is used to create the vivid colorful scarves, ascots and cravats, from a fluid watercolor method to a more controlled resist technique. Each piece is steam-set for hours for brilliant and permanent color. My work differs from many other silk products in the marketplace in the fact that I do not print a design on my scarves but paint each design on by hand.

Another outlet for my passion for silk is teaching. I teach silk painting courses and private classes. I find great joy in this! It is very rewarding when after classes my students say that they never expected that painting on silk would be so relaxing, so meditative; feeling they had not experienced in other art.

LHAA Fall 2022 Art Show and Competition

Our Fall Art Show will be on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Kingwood Community Center. The judge for this show will be Kathleen Wagner. Stay tuned for details TBA.

Art Changeouts Coming Up

We have changeouts of the art we have on display at Kingwood Public Library and Skero’s Furniture. Remember, if you are a paid member who has helped us as a volunteer you are eligible to bring your works of art to show to the public. Helping with the hanging counts as volunteering! Be sure your art is ready to hang, with picture wire on the back.

Kingwood Public Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood, TX 77339
Changeout: Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

Skero’s Furniture, 1317 Northpark Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339
Changeout: Friday September 30, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

May 2022 General Meeting – Change of Demo Artist

We Have Made a Change in Our May General Meeting

The meeting is still the same day and time and place, but the previous demo artist is unable to attend. In her place we will be featuring the demo artist that we would have had at the March General Meeting – Cheng Lian.

Cheng Lian was born in 1955 in Shanghai, China. Part of a close-knit, highly-talented family, he learned art since he was a little boy from his father, a famous artist and professor. He graduated from China Academy of Fine Art (a famous art school in China known as Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art), and he was an honored student in the art school. 

As an artist Cheng has traveled to many places in China, Asia, United States, North America, Europe and South America; he uses his artist eyes observing things that he has seen like people and scenery, and he created eye catching, breathe taking portraits, landscapes and still lifes with his unique style. 

Exhibitions: Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO; Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL; Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO; Trailside Galleries, Jackson Hole, WY; Insight Gallery, Frederiksberg, TX; Bosque Art Center, Clifton, TX; Thornwood Galleries, Houston, Dallas, TX; East-West Gallery, The Woodlands, TX; Billy Hork Galleries, Chicago IL; Lakeshore Gallery, Milwaukee WI; Lakeside Gallery, Lakeside MI 

Media & Publication: July/August 2015 (Volume 32 #6) The Artist’s Magazine, The Woodlands Online, American Art Collector (USA), Art World News – cover (USA), Artists of Chinese Origin in North America Directory (USA), Chinese Select Oil Painting Artists (Japan) 

2021-
 Bronze Medal Award, 2021 Juried Salon Show OPA
Best of America SMALL Painting Exhibit, NOAPS

Reminder: This will be our last general meeting until September 2022. We hope to see you there!

May 2022 General Meeting

Our May General Meeting, the Last One of the Season, Will Be On Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Meeting is at:
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

We will talk about the Spring Show, about the LSAG Virtual Show, and about plans for next season. This will be our last general meeting until September.

Demo Artist for May – Nancy Paris Pruden – Oils

Nancy Paris Pruden, an award-winning artist, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Growing up in Ft. Worth, Texas, Nancy started painting at a very early age when she won a scholarship to study drawing and later painting at the Experimental Art Program in Ft. Worth. By the time she graduated from high school, she was selling her art and is today shown in many national juried shows. Texture and color are her main interests, and she paints from life Alla Prima style in oils.

Graduating from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, Nancy continued her training with workshops under David Leffel, Gregg Kreutz, Quang Ho, Carolyn Anderson, and Joe Anna Arnett before attending the Art Students League in New York.

Art Changeout at Skero’s and Kingwood Library- Update

The art changeout at Skero’s will happen tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. This is a change from the previous announcement, so if you plan to be there, note the time change.

Also, the art changeout at Kingwood Public Library will be on Friday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. Any paid members who have volunteered their time to us (helping with the art changeout counts) are eligible to bring art for display at these locations. Be sure that your art is ready to hang, with picture wire.