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October General Meeting

Dates To Remember

Tuesday, October 15 – Deadline to pay your membership dues in order to enter the Fall Art Show and Competition.  Pay online or bring your dues to the meeting!

Wednesday, October 23 – Deadline to enter the Fall Art Show and  Competition.  No exceptions!  Use the LSAG website to enter your name and information.  LSAG rules will not allow us to submit any entries after this date.

Saturday, October 26 – Fall Art Show and Competition!  See the website under “Shows and Competitions” for more information about entering.  Be sure to print out our poster!  Distribute it to friends, family, and local businesses.

Our October General Meeting is on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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

Our Demo Artist for October is Carye Yount – Quilling and Other Fantastic Things

Expanding horizons throughout art. Carye’s Creations takes art to a new level offering Twill Quill works , a 2 dimensional piece that has depth and mind captivating illusion. Peaceful Storm, Awakening Joy and Vanishing Rose paved the way for Broken Wave and Rush. keep an eye out for this emerging artist.

September 2019 General Meeting

Welcome Back, Artists!

And to you new members, welcome to our art society!  We are very pleased to have you with us, and hope that you will find it a rewarding experience.  We will be starting our 2019-2020 season with news about our ongoing activities and about some exciting new opportunities, so I hope you will all be there for our first meeting.

Our General Meeting for September will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Our Meetings are held at:

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

If you have any extra elementary level art supplies to spare:

Please bring them to the meeting.  We will be donating these to an elementary school in Humble to help advance their art education.

Our September Demo Artist is Golda Rader – Creativity Squared

The artwork of nationally known area decorative painter, designer, teacher and mixed media artist, Golda Rader is featured throughout the month of January at the Conroe Art League’s Gallery at the Madeley Building in downtown Conroe, in an exhibit titled “Women.” Don’t miss Golda’s imaginative, thought-provoking and brilliantly executed images of women rendered in mixed media, acrylics, pastels and “zentangle” for this special January exhibit. Golda is a Certified Decorative Painter with the National Society of Decorative Painters and upon receipt of teacher certification, introduced the greater Conroe area to the art of “zentangle.” Golda has been producing art since childhood, even winning a full scholarship to study art at the University of Houston. With a little time out to be a wife and mother, Golda has produced art and taught painting, mixed media, colored pencil, and more recently zentangle, for more than twenty years. She has taught art classes at 24 national art conventions throughout the US, and for four years led online art classes with as many as 400 students at a time. For the past five years, Golda has taught painting, mixed media, colored pencil and zentangle for the Conroe Art League and even found time to donate her vast artistic skills to help residents of the Bremond Nursing Home explore their own artistic potential.

Art Changeout at Kingwood Public Library is Monday, September 23, 2019

We will be changing the art at Kingwood Public Library on Monday, September 23, 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.  Our art display occupies one whole wall on the second floor of the library, and we rotate the pieces every 3-4 months.  Anyone interested in buying the art they see can contact the artist using the information on the label each of us fills out when we hang our work.

Our Fall Art Show and Competition Will Be Saturday, October 26, 2019

Location:  Kingwood Community Center
4102 Rustic Woods Drive
Kingwood, TX  77345

All paid members are eligible to enter their work in the show, but you MUST make sure to pay your membership dues by our October 15 meeting!  Since we can now pay dues online, it should take you only a minute or so.

For Artists Who Have Work On Display at Walden Which They Want to Enter Into the Show:

You can come and pick up your art on Sunday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m.  Please be sure to replace your piece with another artwork.  We can’t leave empty spots on the walls! If you are not entering your art in the show, you may leave it where it is for now.

Winners from the LSAG Convention 2019

Congratulations, Artists!

Our artists made a spectacular showing at the Lone Star Art Guild Convention 2019!  In the Non-Professional category particularly you came away with a bucketful of awards!  Here are our winners for 2019:

Professional
D.  3rd Pl.— Linda Dumas,  Zenderella
E.  HM—Kelsey Profitt, This Is My Prison
E.  HM—Linda Dumas, Shopping for Kimono Fabric
G.  HM—Linda Dumas, Julie’s Jigsaw
G.  3rd Pl.—Linda Dumas, A Different Time and Place
G.  HM—Linda Dumas,  Witch’s Flowers
H.  HM—Linda Dumas,  Road Trip
Semi-Professional
A. HM—Leonard Cowden,  Russian Movers
B. HM—Amy Conroy,  Peach Mandevilla
C. 3rd Pl—Dorothy Carlson, Tookie
Non-Professional
A.  3rd Pl.—David Kent, Jupiter Rising
A. HM—David Kent, Dragonfly
B. HM—Joel Salmons, American Highways 12 Mile Prairie US90
C. 2nd PL—Marcela Daneri, A Winter Day
E.   HM  – Marcela Daneri, Blue
E.   HM  – Marcela Daneri, Blanche
E.   HM—Marcela Daneri, Blue Hydrangeas
G.   HM.—Rebecca Hall, Let the Good Times Roll
G.  1st Pl—Rebecca Hall, 1013
G. 2nd Pl.—Melissa McInnis, Cactus Garden
G.   3rd Pl.—Diane Binnie, The Roost
G. HM—Diane Binnie, Treeman
G.    HM—Diane Binnie, The Door
School Student— Middle School
B. 1st Pl.—Victoria Geis, Tranquillity
B. 2nd Pl.— Victoria Geis, Spooky
D.  1st Pl..—Victoria Geis, Poker Face

Heartfelt congratulations to all you fearless artists!  We are proud of each of you!

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

For All Artists Who Are Planning to Display Their Art at the Bender Center:

Set-up for the display is Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
The pre-showtime hours during which we need to be there are:

Friday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, July 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Takedown is tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Our presence is requested at the pre-show so that we can discuss our art with the public.  This will afford us an excellent opportunity to market our artwork.  If you have unavoidable previous plans that prevent your coming to one of the events, please make sure that someone is there who can answer questions about your work.

Participants should plan on bringing 3-4 art pieces.  That number may need to be adjusted during hanging on June 10, depending on how many total works are there.  There is no harm in having one or two extra artworks on hand in case extra space is available.

We are also encouraged to invite friends and family members to attend one or more of the shows at the Center.  These are musical programs intended to provide an enjoyable evening for the whole family.  You can find the schedule or performances on their website.

The Bender Performing Arts Center is located at:

611 Higgins Street
Humble, TX  77338

As a reminder, to be eligible to hang your art you must be a paid member and have helped us in some way during this season.

If you mean to hang your art here with us, please respond with a phone number at which I can reach you.

Thanks,
Joel Salmons
joels1@comcast.net

 

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.

 

LHAA Spring Show Recap and LSAG Convention Show

To All Ribbon Winners in our Spring 2019 Show

Congratulations to our Best of Show winner, Jenny Grigg, and all of our other ribbon winners in our spring show last weekend.  Hopefully everyone had a good time and enjoyed looking at all of the great art work from our members and our guests from other leagues!  A big thank you to all of you who stepped up and helped during the show.  Special thanks to the bunch that helped set up, take down and transport the panels!
The registration opens today, May 1, for the LSAG Convention Show and continues through midnight May 15th.  All 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Honorable Mention and Best of Show winners from the spring LHAA show qualify.  Also the ribbon winners (as specified above) from the Spring (due to Harvey) and Fall 2018 LHAA shows also qualify.
The show will be held on Friday, May 31 through Saturday, June 1st at Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, Texas.  Please go to lonestarartguild.org  and look under “Convention” for more information and registration instructions.
Lone Star Art Guild Show & Exhibit
Lone Star Convention and Expo Center
9055 Airport Road
Conroe, TX  77303
Your local club database manager does not have access to the convention entry process so is unable to help you with your actual registration.  If you have database problems, LSAG has Stephani_clark@sbcglobal.net as your contact person.
All entries are online and payment for entries are made to your local club treasurer.  Please send your entry fees to:
Lake Houston Area Artists
P.O. Box 6681
Kingwood, Texas 77325
Payment must be received by Friday, May 17th.  Please consider the amount of time it will take in the US Postal system for it to arrive by then.  Payment should be mailed immediately upon registering art work.  Please also include a copy of your registration summary from LSAG.
Congratulations again and hope to see you at the Convention show!

Spring Show Entry Deadline

Members

Our Spring Show regular entry price will be in effect until midnight tonight, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  After that no more entries will be accepted.