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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!

March General Meeting

Our General Meeting for March will be on:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

 

 

Demo Artist for March:  Richard Hall, Pen & Ink

Richard S. Hall studied architecture at Texas A&M University, The University of Texas, and at the University of Houston. He received his Baccalaureate in Zoology and Ph.D. in Education from Texas A&M University and his Masters in Medical Art/Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has exhibited in invitational and juried shows from Texas to New York and has numerous awards to his credit. He has also taught graduate and non-credit art and visual design courses and workshops since he was in college. Working largely in watercolor, he also likes working in pen & ink, acrylic, oils, and pastels to depict Southwestern and Gulf Coast scenes and impressions, particularly lighthouses, fishing vessels, barns, windmills, and sporting scenes. “I try to capture memories and dreams in my art. There is so much character along this coast that so many people miss or simply do not see. The old bait camps, fishing boats, back harbors and alleys that keep popping up in my work. My favorite medium is transparent watercolor. I find it most responsive, but it can humble you on occasions.  Richard’s illustrations can be found in many books, articles, films, and exhibits. He has several impressive mural com missions to his credit. In addition, his commissioned portraits continue to win the hearts of his clients. His recent book, “Lighthouses, Lightships, and Beacons of Texas: a comprehensive field guide”, Pintail Publishing, 2013, was an Independent Publishers “IPPY Award” winner for best regional non-fiction.  Richard’s work can be seen by appointment only at his studio: Silos at Sawyer Yards, studio #227, 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, Texas 77007

Don’t Forget to Register for the Spring Art Show and Competition!

Click on the link below for our advertising poster.  You are encouraged to print copies and distribute them to friends, family, and local businesses.

Spring 2018 Art Show Poster

The show will be held at the:

Kingwood Community Center,
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX  77345

Artwork check-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with public viewing and reception from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (See the show prospectus link in the newsletter for February.

Instructions for entering the show are on our website under “Shows and Competitions”.  

Fees per entry:
LHAA members:  $8.00
LSAG members:  $10.00
School Students:  $2.00
Late entries:  $10.00

Deadline for Show Entries is Monday, April 23, 2018
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 25, 2018
All artists MUST pre-register – NO walk-ins accepted.

February Demo Artist – Laura Spector – Alla Prima

 

Many thanks to Laura Spector, last month’s demo artist, for an extremely enjoyable and instructive demo of alla prima oil painting!  We all received a wealth of valuable information and tips.

 

February General Meeting

Our February General Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2018:

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

Demo Artist:  Laura Spector – Alla Prima

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.

January Demo Artist

Many thanks to our artist for January, Joan Barkovich, for her demo of printing on Gelli and zinc plates!  It’s a technique many of us had never seen before!

Many Thanks For Your Donations!

Thank you to all of you who donated money for us to get new panels for our art show!  We have been able to purchase several replacement panels, and we have enough for our Spring Art Show.

Spring Art Show

Our Spring Art Show will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Kingwood Community Center.

4102 Rustic Woods Dr.
Kingwood, TX  77345

Below is a copy of the prospectus for the show.  Watch for the poster to become available soon.

LHAA2018SHOWPROSPECTUS

January General Meeting

Happy New Year!

We hope your Holiday season was full of joy and creativity!  Now it’s time for our first general meeting of the new year!

Our January General Meeting Is

Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

January Demo Artist:  Joan Barkovich – Monoprinting With Gelli Plates and Zinc Plates

Growing up Catholic in the Philadelphia suburbs, classical religious imagery held Barkovich’s fascination. She spent hours studying the Renaissance paintings reproduced within the pages of her family’s Douay Bible, and marveled at the illusion of space and light they possess. Not surprisingly, iconography remains at the heart of her work; she is passionate about portraits. While she has spent many years depicting people, pets and livestock have become a primary interest since 2013.

After spending a number of years in the Missouri Ozarks, and returning to Houston in mid-2013 animals (their unique mannerisms and markings) dominate Barkovich’s pictures. Although the grid pattern is an obvious nod to Chuck Close, the grid also hearkens to early Christian mosaic icons as well as the corralling, and fencing of animals. The grid requires attention to every square inch (in this case, every square 3/8 of an inch) of paper or canvas. The slow process of picture making requires working from photographs, which present unique problems for Barkovich to successfully address. The subjects depicted, and her methodical process, are compelling and provoke the viewer to draft their own narrative.

Thank You to Ron Gordon, our November 2017 Demo Artist

Our thanks go to Ron Gordon for a liberating and creative demonstration!

Successful Art Hanging at Kingwood Medical Center

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Thanks to the help of our dedicated members, LHAA now has many of our art works hanging at the Rehab Center of Kingwood Medical Center for the enjoyment of the patients and employees!  We have even had a couple of sales as a result!

Every few months we will provide an opportunity for members to take down old paintings and other members to hang their own art.  If you are interested in displaying your work, come to this general meeting and hear details about how you can participate!