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May General Meeting

Artists

We have had a terrific year, and have several new members to welcome to our group!  We thank each of you for your contributions to the society.  And now we are approaching the time for our final general meeting of the year.

Our May General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at:

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

Some Items We Need to Mention First

The deadline to enter your prize winning art in the LSAG Convention is this Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Payment MUST be received by Friday, May 17 in our P.O. Box.  You can find information about the convention at

lonestarartguild.org

Art Changeout at Kingwood Public Library

We will be changing the art at Kingwood Public Library on Monday, May 20, 2019.  We will start at 10:30 a.m.  If you have art hanging at the library, be prepared to take it home with you.  If you have helped us as a volunteer during the season you may bring some new pieces to hang.  Remember, your art must be ready to hang, with picture wire – NOT the toothed hangers.

Charles Bender Center for the Performing Arts

During the summer, we will have an opportunity to display our art at the Charles Bender Center in Humble.  All paid members who have served as volunteers in some capacity may bring in art to display.  The work will be on display from June 10 through July 15.  Please keep in mind that we are to be there not only to show our work, but also to help promote the shows at the center!  All displaying artists will be on hand on three evenings (dates TBD) to meet and chat with the public about their art.  This is an excellent setting for selling your art!  But you must be prepared to come to some of these shows to meet the people interested in your work.  Further details will be forthcoming at the May meeting.

May Demo Artist:  Debra Latham

debralathamlhaaDebra Latham, a long time award-winning artist, has her work displayed in public & private collections in the United States and abroad.  Her representational work in rich oils can be described as impressionistic realism with a loose and expressive style — everything from landscape to figurative, plein air to studio pieces.

Debra is a native Texan and much of her inspiration comes from her travels & the family farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches oil painting in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband.  She won her first of many art competitions in the 5th grade. At the age of 12, she received her first commission – to paint a mural on the gym wall of her middle school.  Debra recalls,“The only compensation was to skip basketball practice twice a week.  It was probably best.  I was a better painter than basketball player.”

Debra, a self-taught artist who studied with Jeff Hein, Dan Gerhartz, Rob Liberace, Clayton J. Beck & Jeff Legg, didn’t pursue becoming a professional artist until her 2 children were grown.  She credits her inspirations as John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Pino, David Leffel, Nydia Lazano, Daniel Gerhartz and Robert Coombs.

 

April General Meeting

Our April general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

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April Demo Artist:  Andrea Patton – Alcohol Inks

I want my art to be something you feel, you experience, you desire.  When I paint I get lost in the moment.  I cannot explain it.  To create something new and original is a beautiful feeling.  I hope you are touched by my art.  That is my greatest hope.

I started drawing when I was 8 years old. I have always loved to draw animals and nature.  I painted murals in acrylics in Houston beginning in 1995 and then began exploring other mediums such as alcohol inks and watercolors.  I took private lessons in Houston and joined an artists group.  I traveled to Italy in 2012 and took many photos of the wonderful vineyards, visited the historic museums, viewed David by Michelangelo, which had been my lifelong dream. In 2014 my company transferred me to beautiful Alaska. The nature and wonder of Alaska have inspired be beyond my wildest dreams.  My artwork has been auctioned at United Way Events and the Anchorage Go Red for Women for heart disease and stroke.   While in Alaska I took watercolor lessons from Don Kolstad and alcohol ink lessons from Francine Dufour Jones.  I also took acrylic painting lessons from Jennifer Bowman.  I started giving private and group lessons in Alcohol Ink painting in 2014.  In December 2015 I moved back to Texas and started a new session on birds of the world.  One of my favorite artists is the incredible John J. Audobon, ornithologist and artist.  You can also see my art at The Copper Shade Tree in Round Top, Texas;  The Art Cellar in Houston; Turnagain Gallery in Bird, Alaska and The Dancing Leaf Gallery in Talkeetna, Alaska.

In 2018 I won Artist of the Year for my painting of a Nuthatch called “Into the Storm”.  Humbled and honored!

Remember the Date

Our Spring Art Show and Competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019.  If you plan to enter your artwork, registration is open now.  Remember also that you must be a paid member to enter.  Be sure your membership is paid by Monday, April 22.

Also, we will have a gallery show at the same time, as we did at the Fall Show.  If you have any other artwork that you would like to display, please bring it at the same time as your show entries, along with a 8 1/2 by 11 inch page with your name and contact information for anyone who is interested in buying.

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 22, 2019
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 24, 2019
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG database, no walk-ins accepted.

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.