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January 2022 General Meeting

ZOOM Meeting – Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Happy New Year! We hope each of you had a wonderful Holiday season.
Last November we all had high hopes that we would be able to go back to live meetings, starting in January. Unfortunately, the very high case numbers due to the Omicron variant have made us change our plan. According to our sources, we are probably at the peak of this wave, and it should start to diminish after another couple of weeks. That is the good news. The bad news is that it seems like a very bad time to get back together. So lets buckle up for at least one more ZOOM meeting, and hope that February brings us better news.

Demo Artist for January – Suzie Baker

In recent years, Suzie has gained national acclaim, earning a stellar reputation for her versatility as both a plein-air landscape artist as well as a studio painter of still lifes, figurative works, and portraits. In fact, in the Art Renewal Center’s 13th International Salon, she was recognized in both the Plein Air and Figurative Categories, which is a truly remarkable achievement. Among the many other awards she’s received recently are Best in Show and Artists Choice Awards at the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest (2018), Best in Show at Shadows on the Teche (2018), the Irvine Museum Award and Montage Award at the 2018 Maui Plein Air Invitational, an Award of Excellence from American Women Artists’ Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibition (2017), and the Artists’ Choice award at the 2017 Telluride Plein Air Festival. Her award-winning paintings have been featured in such publications as Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Southwest Art. Also known as a generous and uplifting teacher, Suzie has just produced her first art instruction video with Streamline Publishing.

General Meeting for February is Scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

We very much hope that it will be an in-person meeting. We will keep you informed.
Keep watching the case numbers! We are.

Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout

Art Changeout at the Kingwood Library will be Friday, December 17, 2021

We will be there for the changeout at 11:00 a.m. If you have art hanging at the library but can’t make it to the changeout, it will be left there until next time. If you have new pieces and wish to display them on the library wall, you must be a paid member of LHAA, and your art must be ready to hang, equipped with picture wire, not sawtooth hangers.

Our best wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope to see you in January!

November 2021 General Meeting and Art Show Results

Our November Zoom Meeting Will Be Tuesday, November 16, 2021

All paid LHAA members, plus art show entrants, will be invited to attend. This meeting will be your opportunity to find out the winners of our Fall Art Show and Competition. The judge will conduct a Zoom walkthrough, giving critiques of the artwork and explaining her decisions. These critiques are valuable both to the artist and to others watching, as a way of improving our work. Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
After the meeting, show results will be available to all through links we will send out. Judge’s comments on each piece will be included. And feel free to add your own comments!
Also: Check out the new button at the top of our website. The results and images of last spring’s show will be visible there!

Our Judge, Shirley Leago

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Shirley was born in Wilson, Oklahoma but grew up in Houston, Texas.  She majored in fine arts and studied graphic design and painting at the University of Houston.  Dick Turner, the theorist, Loren Adams, the seascapes, Bob Wgant, the western artist master, and Lajos Markos, the western art and portrait master, have all had an influence on Shirley’s unique style that is like no other artist’s.  Shirley also enjoys painting other subject matter, such as portraits and still life, but her main interest rests with animals in their natural habitat.

One of Shirley’s passions has been teaching fine art painting for over 50 years.  She has taught painting theory and technique at Houston area studios for 30 years, and for the last 25 years, she has continued to teach at Texas Art Supply Baybrook in the Houston Bay Area.  She claims that an artist never quits learning, and by helping students, she continues to grow professionally with every problem that has to be solved in the classes.  Shirley teaches theory through various styles and media so that the student artists can choose how to present their work according to each one’s own personal style and vision.

Shirley has been an Advisor and Steering Judge for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Scholarship Program for 39 years.  Her painting “Lady’s Choice” was chosen for the cover of School Art Awards Presentation Program at the competition.  She has judged many local art shows and has performed many demonstrations for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the teachers in the surrounding School districts involved in the Rodeo School art Scholarship program and workshops for art associations and clubs.  Shirley has been a judge for the Kingwood Art Show, the national competition for the National Society of Artists, Conroe Art League Show, Houston Arts Society, and the Pearland Art Show.  Shirley judged the Woodlands Art League November 5, 2016.  She judged the Brazosport Art League in Lake Jackson, Texas August 7th, 2017 and gave critique on August 18th, 2017.

Art Display at Skero’s

On October 27, several of our artists brought their artwork to display at Skero’s Furniture. We have quite a nice display there, and more than one artist has sold work that was hanging here! It’s a wonderful venue for the public to see your work. The next changeout of art will be either in December or early January of 2022. Any paid member is welcome to display artwork.
We will continue to let you know whenever there is an opportunity to show your artwork to the public. Visibility generates sales and helps our organization!

LHAA Fall 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition

Our 2021 Virtual Fall Art Show Will be presented on Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Deadline for Entries is Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
See instructions in Prospectus below for the entry procedure.

SHOW PROSPECTUS

LHAA Fall 2021 Judged VIRTUAL Show and Competition

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  1. Artwork registration:  we will use the LSAG database to register your artwork.  Please go to:   lsag.wspub.com
  2. Artwork image submission:  all images of artwork must be sent to lakehoustonart@gmail.com   Each individual entry should be sent in a separate email.  Please include your name, Fall 2021, title of your artwork, division and category in the subject line.  Please see “How to Photograph your Artwork” on our website before attaching/sending your image.
  3. Artwork Payment:  All entry payments will be made through Paypal.  To pay, please go to lhaartists@gmail.com .  Please see our website for details.

The deadline for I., II, and III. above is:  midnight Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Public Viewing/Show Placement/Judge Critique:  Show results will be posted during our virtual zoom meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Our judge will do a virtual walk through and critique at this time.

ENTRY FEES (PER ENTRY): (No refunds for entries entered but not received)

LHAA members:  $8.00

LSAG members:  $10.00

School students:  $2.00

Please go to LakeHoustonAreaArtists.com for details and divisions/categories, etc.

LHAA October 2021 General Meeting

Members’ Poll About January 2022 General Meetings

Our board has gotten together and decided that we would like to try getting together in person again, starting with our general meeting in January of 2022. But this is a decision that should also involve you, the members. We would be all together in our hotel meeting room for a couple of hours, and some people might not be ready for that yet. So please let us know how you feel – whether you want to start attending meetings in person or not. Send us an email at lakehoustonart@gmail.com.

Art Changeout at Skero’s

The next changeout of art at Skero’s will be on Wednesday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. If you have art there, please drop by to pick it up. And any paid member is eligible to bring fresh artwork to take the place of what was there. Just make sure your work is ready to hang (picture wire installed). And speaking of paid members. . .

Membership Fees Due

We have not yet received membership dues from many of you. Please renew your membership as soon as possible! We need dues to be paid by the end of October. Paid memberships will also mean that you are eligible to enter our Fall 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition.

Fall 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition

Our judge for the Fall Art Show will be Shirley Leago. She will be giving a critique of the winning art pieces during our November General Meeting. Entries are due by the end of Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The procedure for entry should be available under “Shows and Competitions” on our website. More information on the show will be arriving very soon. Stay tuned!

October General Meeting, Zoom, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Look for your invitation to the Zoom meeting on Monday or Tuesday of that week. Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. Continuing to take advantage of the wider range of artists now available to us through Zoom, our demo artist this month will be coming to us from Eugene, Oregon.

Demo Artist for October – Sarah Sedwick – Oil Painting

          Sarah Sedwick is an oil painter who makes her home in Eugene, Oregon.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1979, she began oil painting at age ten. In 2001 she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, with a focus on illustration and painting, and a minor degree in art history.  Her work focuses mainly on still life and portraiture, painting from direct observation.  Sarah has been writing a studio blog since 2008, posting new paintings as they’re made and chronicling her art journey. She is also active on Instagram and Facebook.

          Teaching is an integral part of her creative work.  She teaches still life and portrait painting workshops around the country and internationally, as well as an online art mentorship program.