Category Archives: General Meetings

March General Meeting

Our March General Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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

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March Demo Artist:  Boz Droca  –  Composition

Boz Droca is a representational artist working in the tradition of the great naturalist masters of the 19th century. By painting directly from nature Boz is trying to capture a realistic sense of light and space, but for him it is very important to evoke poetry in his artwork.

His father was a people artist and great draughtsman, so Boz has been drawing and painting from an early age. He knew that he would be an artist at the age of 5, when he saw beautiful icons and paintings in local 600 year-old church.  After completing his education at the University of Sarajevo, Boz pursued a career as an illustrator and portrait artist. He exhibited his work across Europe (Italy, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, France and Turkey).

Over the years of his career Boz has combined innate creativity, academic training and the influence of great artists from his Balkan roots (M.Corovic, M.Berber, B.Aleksic, M.Popovic), as well as western masters (A.G.Lopez,C.Bravo,R.Kinstler), to shape his own artistic language.

After moving to Houston in 1999, Boz continued to work as a fine artist, but also became part of the Russell Erwin studio for murals and decorative art.  He fell in love with Texas landscapes.  He visited Big Bend and studied with masters Bill Zane and David Caton. The result was two sold out one man exhibitions: “Color of Remembrance “and “From Mediterranean to Texas”.  He exhibited his work in “Gallery Central (Arkansas),”Gallerie Mado Chalvet”, Segovia and Boz Crown gallery (Houston, Texas).

Boz is also known for his unique teaching style based on his script “Power of observation”. He has tutored painting classes and given demonstration to various groups of students. Recently he has taught art at HCAA Houston.  As a member of the Portrait society of America for sixteen years, Boz improved his portrait skills with great American masters Raymond Kinstler and Daniele Greene. Boz’s work has appeared in many magazines and publications in the US and Europe.  Recently one of Boz’s paintings was included in the great art collection of HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Princess Katarina of Serbia.

Don’t Forget!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 is our Spring Art Show and Competition.  As we did with our Fall Show, there will be an opportunity for paid members to bring some of their other art (not entered in the competition) for a gallery display.  Bring those pieces in the same time you bring your other artwork on the 27th.

Note:  When you bring in your art for the show, be sure to bring Cash or Check only – NO credit cards.  At present we are unable to accept credit cards for art show fees.

Another Note:  Those of you who have art hanging in Dr. Nunnery’s office that you want to enter into the show may pick it up on Thursday, April 18 at 1:45 p.m.  Other paintings may remain there until we have an art change-out.

February General Meeting

 

This Month’s General Meeting Will Be On Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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

February Demo Artist:  Holly Hunter Berry – Abstract Expressionist

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.

Holly’s paintings have been exhibited in both solo and group shows in the United States, Central America and Europe for almost 40 years.

There are private collectors in the United States, Central America and Europe. She has been represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona  and in several locations in Texas. Corporate commissions include the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and the Scottsdale Healthcare System, Shea Campus, Woman’s Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Upcoming Dates

Spring Art Show and Competition – Saturday, April 27, 2019 (details to follow)

 Those of you with pieces on display at Dr. Nunnery’s office will have an        opportunity on April 18 to retrieve them if you want to enter them into the show.

Art Change-out at Kingwood Public Library – Monday, May 20, 2019

You have the opportunity to take down your work that is on the library wall and replace it with another piece of artwork.  Don’t forget to fill out your tags ahead of time!

For All Our Newest Members

Please be advised that our membership year extends from September of 2018 to May of 2019 (like the school year).  The dues you paid in the fall (or early 2019) will grant you full membership until the end of May.  For the purposes of activities in LSAG and other art events in the summer, though, you will still be considered a member.

 

January General Meeting

Our Next General Meeting Will Be

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Homewood Suites
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

Art Demo for January – Linda Hamilton – Acrylic Pours

One of our own, Linda Hamilton, will be with us to demonstrate a new and interesting technique.  Come and see what beautiful new artworks are possible!

Next Art Changeout Date

We will be changing out the art at the Kingwood Public Library on Monday, January 28, 2019.  Further details to follow.  Any member who has volunteered to help us out is welcome to bring a piece of art (make sure it’s ready to hang) for display.  If you help us on the 28th with the hanging, that counts!

November General Meeting

Our General Meeting for November will be on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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

Art Topic:  Why Didn’t My Painting Win a Ribbon?

Hello all you talented artists.  Aren’t we lucky to be able to make something never made before?  We will be talking about judging art at our next meeting, November 20.  Please bring some artBring something that you think works and something you have wrestled with unsuccessfully.  We will talk about good things and fixing things and giving up things.  I have a few that the judges weren’t crazy about, but I love them anyway.  There IS that.  This won’t work unless everyone participates.
        Be thinking…

Linda Dumas

Remember:  Everybody bring one piece of art that you think is good and one that isn’t working!

 

October General Meeting

Our October General Meeting Will Be

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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

Artist Demo for October, Robbie Fitzpatrick – Watercolor

For most of my life, I thought myself a writer.  As a child, I’d wished I could draw, but I knew I could write…so I wrote.  A sixth-grade teacher stayed after school to help some of us learn to draw horses; the junior high school Creative Writing Club asked me to do the illustrations for our anthology.  A visit by a hurricane, that kept me ensconced in my townhouse working through the exercises of a book entitled Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, started the wheels really turning.

Much later, after achieving a B.A. in English and Speech Education, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston, and finally a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M, I moved into the art world through the venue of pottery.  Something about wet mud was mesmerizing, but more so was the enjoyment of painting on green ware, and waiting for the pictures to emerge from the kiln.

With a “small” nudge from my husband, I re-considered the direction of my art.  Hmm….there ensued a torrent of pencil drawings.  Still, wanting more  and loving color, I reached  for watercolor pigment, and the simplicity of black and white was transformed into the transparent colors of watercolor.

Eventually, I entered some drawings and a couple of watercolors in an area art show.  I won a first and third.  After a year or so of studying books, I took my first formal lesson at the Houston Art League.  There, I confirmed that I most enjoy the detail, and life, of Realism.

I heard of teachers who taught realism, and I saw their work.  I showed up for class, and I have been learning and growing ever since, studying hard with the 2 Collaborating Artists, Keiko Yasuoka and Duncan Simmons.  The journey took off!!

September Demo Artist Laura Spector

A great big Thank You to our demo artist for September, Laura Spector!  Laura is a very knowledgeable and entertaining teacher who gave us all a new understanding of color, value and hue, and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

 

September General Meeting

Welcome Back, Artists!

We hope that your summer has been fun, creative and not too hot!  It is a pleasure to see you all back for a new season of art events.  And the first event coming up will be our LHAA Fall Art Show and Competition on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Kingwood Community Center.  There will be more information about the show soon.  Start gathering up your art pieces for display in October!

Our First General Meeting of the New Season Will Be:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Anyone who has not yet paid dues for our 2018-2019 season should bring cash or check to the meeting.  Remember, you must be a paid member to enter the fall art show.

September Demo Artist:  Laura Spector – Color          LauraSpector1

Laura Spector currently resides in Houston, Texas, after having lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for ten years. She has been teaching painting to adults and to children since 2004; when she introduced the first foreign community arts center, ArtSpace, to the residents of northern Thailand. Currently, she teaches drawing and painting classes to adults at The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Education at Rice University and Art League Houston and private classes from her Winter Street studio. Previously, she taught high school students at the High School of Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). From 2009-2014, she was a Senior Content Writer for Education.com, contributing art projects for children, grades K-12.

While in Houston, her work has been exhibited in FotoFest 2014, and The Big Show at the Lawndale Art Center in 2013. She and her collaborator, Chadwick Gray have exhibited at Red Bud Gallery in February 2016.  Her artwork has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book, The Real Real Thing:  The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner.  Museum Anatomy artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.

Library Art Changeout – Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Any member of LHAA who has helped us out with some event is eligible to bring their artwork to display at the Kingwood Public Library!

Anyone who has art currently hanging should come prepared to take your work home.

Any members who have work that you would like to hang on the library wall should bring it in!

Your work should be ready to hang, and you should be prepared to create a label for it with such information as the title of the work, framed dimensions, your name and contact information, and price (although the price will not be shown on the tag).

If you have helped us as a volunteer this season you are eligible to bring samples of your work to be displayed at the library for viewing by (and sale to) the public.  Helping to take down the previous art pieces and to hang the new ones counts as volunteering!  The entire process should not take more than an hour or so.

Change of Policy Regarding Artwork Sold 

Any painting hung in an LHAA-sponsored venue will be subject to a 15% commission if sold within six months of the sales exposure.

April General Meeting

Our April General Meeting Will Be on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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

April Demo Artist Will Be Our Own President, Debra Jones – Pastels

Debra studied fine art painting at the Baton Rouge Academy of Fine Arts.  Shortly after, she moved to Washington State where she painted and taught for 23 years.  She taught art at elementary and middle school levels for 10 years and opened her own art school  where she taught privately for another 15 years before retiring and returning to Texas.  These days she mostly focuses on watercolor, pastels, and colored pencils.  She is a firm believer that when it comes to art, we learn by doing and is open to any new experience in painting.  She invites you to adopt her own personal motto – Don’t Be Afraid To Be Bold!

Reminder:  

On Sunday, April 15 we will be changing out the art hanging at the Kingwood Hospital Rehab Unit, Building A.  Community Art Relations Chair Lynda Feierabend will be at the side door of the building at 1:00 p.m. to receive your art and to direct you.

Each artist is limited to two pieces for hanging at this location.  If you already have art there, you may want to change what pieces you have on display or remove anything over your allotted two pieces.

If you have helped LHAA with any event or activity this year you are eligible to hang your art with us.  Helping us with the art change-out on Sunday counts!