Category Archives: General Meetings

May 2021 General Meeting

Our General Meeting for May Will Be Tuesday, May 18, 2021

This will be our last meeting of the 2020-2021 season. It will be on Zoom, and all paid members are invited to attend. Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. Look for your invitation in your email.

Demo Artist For May Is Cheryl Evans – Watercolor

Cheryl Evans is a producing artist and art educator. She received her BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University where she concentrated on drawing and painting and began her long love affair with watercolor. She received a Master of Arts degree from University of Houston Clear Lake.
She was named Art Educator of the Year in 2012 by Texas Art Education Association.
She spent 32 years teaching in the public school system and continues to teach watercolor at Alvin Community College. Evans is passionate about sharing her work and knowledge in workshops and demonstrations. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Art Society- Houston, and continues to show and exhibit in Texas, nationally, and internationally. Her work is in numerous public, corporate, and private collections the United States, Norway, England, Mexico, and Japan.

“I hope my work brings you a sense of joy and a glimpse of the beauty that I have worked to capture with my work. Enjoy!”

Cheryl Evans
kapche@aol.com
713-515-1901

Time For Signing Up For the 2021-2022 Season

We all hope to be able to go back to in person meetings in the fall, so don’t forget to pay your membership fee for the next season! You can pay online via PayPal, or send in a check to our mailing address under “Contact Us”. We are ready and waiting for your return!

Art Class At the YMCA For Senior Adults

Joel Salmons is offering a study and discussion group at the Lake Houston YMCA for senior adults who are Y members. It is called “Art at the Y”. The group will talk about Art Masterpiece works. The group meets on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting in May and running throughout the summer. Contact us for more information!

Thank You To All the Artists Who Participated in the Spring Art Show!

Your work is superb, and we thoroughly enjoyed the Zoom walkthrough with our judge, Laura Spector. For any of you who missed the walkthrough, the images are still available on our website. Come have a look, and feel free to add your comments!

April Zoom Judge’s Walkthrough

Judging is Complete for our Spring 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition!

To find out who our winners are, be sure to attend the Zoom Judge’s Walkthrough on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. This will take the place of our regular monthly general meeting. Our judge, Laura Spector, will give a presentation highlighting each of the winners, with commentary added. All paid members will be invited to the meeting. So watch your email for your invitation! Meet and greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m.

After the meeting, the show results will be made available for general viewing on our website, with judge’s comments included. All entries will be visible here, with extra comments. You can learn what you did right, and how to get better!

This will be our first virtual judge’s walkthrough, so be sure to attend. These reviews are valuable to all artists as an opportunity to improve their work.

Art Changeout at Skero’s Scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021

Any artists who have work currently hanging at Skero’s needs to come pick it up on Friday at 1:30 p.m., and bring 2 – 4 other pieces to take its place for another 3 months. If you have questions, please contact Lynda Feierabend for more information. Emails have already gone out to each of you.

LSAG Spring Virtual Art Show

ArtCall will be accepting entries to the LSAG virtual Art Show starting May 1. We will let you know when the link is active. All artists who received an award of First Honorable Mention and above (through First Place and Best of Show) at one of our shows, starting with the Fall 2019 Art Show, will be eligible for entry. Remember, this is a virtual show, so you will need a good-quality image of your work (if you don’t already have one) to submit electronically.

Registration for the 2021/2022 Season

Any artists wanting to register for our upcoming 2021/2022 season may send in their payment at any time. Online adult membership is $43, and students K – 12 pay $12.

May 2021 General Meeting

Our general meeting for May will be Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. This will be our final meeting of the 2020/2021 season. Our demo artist for the meeting will be Cheryl Evans, watercolorist.

March 2021 General Zoom Meeting

Our General Meeting for March will be on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Invitations will be sent to all paid members. If you click on the link that says “Join Zoom Meeting” you should be able to go straight to the meeting waiting room.
6:30 p.m. Sign in, meet and greet. Be sure to share with us your latest news and projects!
7:00 p.m. Meeting begins

March Demo Artist: Lesley Humphrey– Watercolor

Lesley is well-known throughout the world as a horse painter, but she loves to paint all subjects, including figures, in all media.  A great example, herewith her watercolor painting “The Composer” is a winner in ‘Splash 22’ this year, an ‘Artist’s Magazine’ international competition and publication, due June, 2021.  
Consistently, Lesley’s work seems to live on the gap between abstract and real, including elements from the subconscious as well as the visual world, evoking emotion and interest in the viewer.  During her demonstration for us, she will be painting a subject of her choosing, using some of the ideas and techniques that make her paintings so expressive and unique.
Top left: Featured in ‘The Artist’s Magazine’ Splash 22: “The Composer”. 24” x 18” watercolor and gouache on 140 lb. hot pressed watercolor paper.
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Spring 2021 Art Show and Competition

Don’t forget! We are currently accepting entries for our Spring Art Show. The show will again be virtual, so you will need to follow the instructions in our Shows and Competitions section to enter. The deadline for entries is April 7. The judge’s walkthrough will take the place of our April meeting, on April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

All Paid Members

If your contact information has changed, please let us know so we can continue to send you updates and reminders about upcoming events.

February Zoom General Meeting

Our General Meeting for February Will Be On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

During these Zoom meetings, we have spent the first half hour allowing time for everyone to join the meeting, check their microphone and camera, and chat. We would like you also, if you desire, to share with us what you have been doing with your art, your recent projects, and news about your work with us, as we would have done at one of our in-person meetings. We all miss having the opportunity to visit with each other as we used to. Our regular meeting will start at 7:00 p.m., with the demo shortly afterward.

When you receive your link to the Zoom meeting, feel free to try it out ahead of time, to make sure you can sign in. No one will be there yet, of course, but you will be able to make sure your camera and microphone are working properly. Also, if you would like to receive text messages to remind you about the meeting, let us know by sending you mobile phone number to our email, lakehoustonart@gmail.com.

February Demo Artist – Andrea Patton – Alcohol Inks

“I want my art to be something you feel, you experience, you desire. I get lost in the moment when I paint. When I create something new and original it is a beautiful feeling. My greatest hope is that you experience this as well”
Andrea Patton started drawing when she was 8 years old. She painted acrylic murals in Texas in 1995 and then began exploring watercolors and alcohol inks. She took many painting lessons in Alaska and Texas. She has traveled all over the US, Canada, Ireland and Italy to find inspiration for her art. The beauty
of Alaska inspired her beyond her wildest dreams and she visits as often as possible. Her artwork has been auctioned at United Way Events and the Anchorage Go Red for Women for heart disease and stroke. She gives private alcohol ink art lessons in her studio in Houston, Texas; online classes and travels to give group lessons.

Andrea’s art is owned by collectors all over the US and Canada. She shows in several galleries in Alaska and Texas. In 2018 she won “Artist of the Year” for her Nuthatch painting “Into the Storm”. She was also named “NARA Paper Artist of the Month” in September 2020. 

Our Spring 2021 Art Show and Competition

We are beginning plans for our Spring 2021 Art Show and Competition. Anyone who is a paid member of LHAA or LSAG is eligible to enter.

Deadline for Show Entries: midnight Wednesday, April 7, 2021
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG databaseno late entries accepted.
This year we plan to do a Judge’s Walkthrough via Zoom, in place of our regular monthly general meeting. All paid members are invited, and winners of the Art Show Competition will be revealed, with commentary by our judge.

For registration instructions, see our page, “Shows and Competitions” on our website. Also visit the page “Photographing your Art” for tips on producing a good quality photo of your entry.

Further information to come, along with a downloadable copy of our show poster and the show prospectus.

Registration for the show is possible starting today! Follow our instructions to get through the three steps to register.

Clarification for Artists Who Have Recently Sold Art

The commission taken by LHAA from the sale price of any artwork sold as the result of one of our displays or shows is currently 10%.

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.