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Spring Art Show and Art Changeout

Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Last Night’s Meeting

Inga Strause-Godejord gave a very interesting and informative demonstration of silk scarf painting – with much invited audience participation. A raffle of one of Inga’s beautiful scarves was held, and Ms. Helen Stoll was the happy winner!

Creative Challenge

We are reviving our Creative Challenge, with a few modifications. All members are invited to produce a piece of art that conforms to the current theme. You have two months to work on this, so no pressure. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate at our November meeting. Our first theme is “Connections”.

“Mini Masterpieces” Are Back

Another return this year is our “Mini Masterpieces.” These are small canvases, either 8 x 8″ or 12 x 12″, painted with your choice of subject and in your chosen medium. They are to be sold at the Fall Art Show (see below). The proceeds from these sales go toward our scholarship fund for a Lone Star art student in December. If you are interested, contact Becky Hall at rebecca.hall44@gmail.com. Becky also has a supply of small canvases available at a very low price.

Art Changeout at Skero’s

We will be changing out the art on display at Skero’s Furniture Store on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Any paid member who helps us as a volunteer is welcome to bring 2-3 pieces of art to hang on our own wall at Skero’s. Please make sure that your art is ready to hang, with picture wire installed. All skill levels are welcome. Come help, chat with your fellow artists, and make sure your work is well displayed. We have sold work at this location in the past, so this is a valuable opportunity to attract the public’s notice!

Fall 2022 Art Show and Competition

Our Fall Art Show will be on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Kingwood Community Center. Our judge for this show will be Kathleen Wagner. See the Prospectus for further details, and for rules and guidelines. A copy of our Show Poster can be found here. Feel free to print it out and distribute it to all interested parties, as well as businesses in the area.
In addition to show entries, we will be offering a gallery for other art works that our members would like to display. These can be any art, no matter how old, that you would like to show to the public. The pieces in the gallery may be for sale, but the sale can’t take place in the Community Center. So please furnish artist contact information so that prospective buyers can get in touch with you.
In order to participate in the art show you must be a paid LHAA or LSAG member. This is the time to pay your membership fees. We have a button on our website to let you fill out the membership form and pay online ($43). You may also bring your fees to our next meeting on October 18.

September 2022 General Meeting

Our First General Meeting of the 2022/23 Season Will Be On Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Welcome back to our returning members and welcome to all new members! We will be starting our new season with a general meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at:

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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

Our September Demo Artist is Inga Strause-Godejord – Hand Painted Silk Scarves

INGA STRAUSE GODEJORD

The name of my company is INGASILKS and I specialize in painting on silk, luxurious hand painted silk accessories for women and men. I am the owner of the company and its sole employee. I do every task from procuring the best quality materials to product design, production and marketing. I am proud of the fact that I can provide my clients with one of a kind, unique, sophisticated, individually designed and made by hand piece. Each piece begins its life as a pure white 100% silk stretched on a frame. Then a combination of techniques is used to create the vivid colorful scarves, ascots and cravats, from a fluid watercolor method to a more controlled resist technique. Each piece is steam-set for hours for brilliant and permanent color. My work differs from many other silk products in the marketplace in the fact that I do not print a design on my scarves but paint each design on by hand.

Another outlet for my passion for silk is teaching. I teach silk painting courses and private classes. I find great joy in this! It is very rewarding when after classes my students say that they never expected that painting on silk would be so relaxing, so meditative; feeling they had not experienced in other art.

LHAA Fall 2022 Art Show and Competition

Our Fall Art Show will be on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Kingwood Community Center. The judge for this show will be Kathleen Wagner. Stay tuned for details TBA.

Art Changeouts Coming Up

We have changeouts of the art we have on display at Kingwood Public Library and Skero’s Furniture. Remember, if you are a paid member who has helped us as a volunteer you are eligible to bring your works of art to show to the public. Helping with the hanging counts as volunteering! Be sure your art is ready to hang, with picture wire on the back.

Kingwood Public Library, 4400 Bens View Ln., Kingwood, TX 77339
Changeout: Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

Skero’s Furniture, 1317 Northpark Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339
Changeout: Friday September 30, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

LSAG Winners from LHAA

LSAG has released its list of winners of the 2022 LSAG Virtual Art Show

Here are the artists from LHAA who won prizes:

Division I – Professional
Margaret Steup, Company Coming, Oil/Acrylic Painting, 3rd Place
Joel Salmons, Junipers Serra’s Wish Bell, Pastels, Honorable Mention
Linda Dumas, Gentle Healer, Mixed Media, Honorable Mention
Linda Dumas, A Leaf in Rain, Digital Art, 2nd Place
Linda Dumas, Gold Tiny Ferns, Digital Art, 3rd Place
Sheila Stoll, Autumn in Missoula, Photography, 3rd Place
Sheila Stoll, Tale of a Whale, Studio Fine Craft, 2nd Place

Division II – Semi-Professional
Leo Cowden, Le Acorn Terrible, Oil/Acrylic Painting, 2nd Place
Leo Cowden, Wormwood, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Honorable Mention
Amy Conroy, Bird of Paradise, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Honorable Mention
Susan Foster, Portrait Study, Digital Art, 3rd Place

Sincere congratulations to all of you! Excellent work!

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.