Category Archives: General Meetings

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.

Welcome Back Social

Our March 2022 General Meeting Will be a “Welcome Back” Event

In order to welcome back our loyal members, we are planning a social at our upcoming meeting! In addition to the pleasure of getting back together again and enjoying the artist demo, we will be serving refreshments and giving out a door prize for some lucky artist. Anyone who has an interest in the visual arts is welcome to come as well. So let your artistic friends, family, and neighbors know about this opportunity!

Reminder: Discounted Membership Fees

As we mentioned before, anyone who wants to become a member for the remainder of this 2021/22 season will need to pay only $20 for an adult membership. Bring your money or check to the meeting. You need to be a paid member to register for the upcoming Spring 2022 Art Show and Competition.

April’s Art Show Takes the Place of Our April 2022 General Meeting

After the Spring Show in April there will be only one more general meeting – the third Tuesday of May. More details on the show to follow.

March 2022 General Meeting

Our General Meeting for March 2022 Will be In Person

We are very happy to announce our return to live meetings! Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at:

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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

(Masks appreciated but not required)

Demo Artist for March – Cheng Lian – Still Life

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

Spring 2022 Art Show and Competition

We have permission to hold our Spring Art Show at the Kingwood Convention Center on Saturday, April 30, 2022. For some of you this may be your first experience with our live shows. You will be bringing in your work in the morning and collecting it and taking it home later in the afternoon. More information will be forthcoming, including the show prospectus and color poster. You do need to be a paid member of LHAA (or LSAG) to enter. And on that note . . .

Discounted Memberships Available For Those Who Haven’t Paid Yet

We are offering discounted late-season memberships to artists wishing to participate in our live show! Adult memberships will be $20 for the rest of the season, and student memberships only $5. The catch is that you will need to pay your membership fees in person at our next meeting. Please bring cash or check with you.

February 2022 General Meeting

Our February 2022 General Meeting will be on Zoom, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

All paid members will be invited to attend. Expect to receive your invitation Monday, February 14 or Tuesday, February 15.

Demo Artist for February – Art Talk

This month our demo artist will be our own Joel Salmons, giving an art talk on William Merrit Chase. Joel gives regular art talks for adults at the Lake Houston YMCA.

Joel Salmons

I am an American artist. I was raised in Texas, New Mexico, and California. The great Southwest
of my youth provides background, color, myth, and legend which informs my artistic
consciousness. I am a third generation Sam Houston State University graduate with a degree in
Art Education and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant from the Universities US Army
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). As fate would have ROTC turned out to be the
breadwinner and after a whirlwind forty plus years career later I retired from the Pentagon and
wanted to get back to art. I applied for and got my dream retirement job as an art educator at the
National Gallery of Art in Washington DC where I have been educating for the last five years.
My art is recognized regionally and I’m on the board of Lake Houston Area Artist Art Guild.

Future General Meetings

The general meeting for March 2022 will be – barring unforeseen circumstances – live! Arrangements are being made to go back to having our meetings at Homewood Suites in Kingwood. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in the evening. We will send out more specific instructions closer to the event.

Unless otherwise specified, future general meetings will also be live at Homewood Suites.

Spring 2022 Art Show and Competition

We are planning to go back to a live Art Show in April. The tentative date is Saturday, April 30, 2022. Location is TBD. Stay tuned – an announcement will be forthcoming.

Skero’s Art Display

We changed the art hanging at Skero’s Furniture Store in late January. The next changeout will be sometime in April. We will let you know the exact date as soon as possible. Remember that any paid LHAA member is eligible to display their art at one of our locations. Feel free to drop by and look at the art that is on the wall there now!