Recently Received Letter from the Northwest Art League
I am the secretary and newsletter representative for Northwest Art League (NWAL).
We have continued to hold our monthly meetings online via Zoom, every third Saturday of the month. We thought that since our meetings are virtual, this would be a perfect time for members of other leagues to join in with us. No traveling involved, yay! We would really appreciate it if you would share this information to your art group.
Here is what is happening in February and March:
We have an art DVD showing via Zoom, every Saturday morning, at 09:30 a.m., except when we have our meeting or show. The DVD showing for tomorrow (Saturday, 2/6), will be Fast and Loose with Frank Francese (Watercolor).
Our next meeting will be on February 20, at 10:00 a.m. Following the meeting, we will have a demo artist. This month, the demo artist will be Joan Fullerton, teaching abstract art and concentrating on introspection.
In March (20th), we will have our spring art show, which will also be virtual. Art entries will be accepted as a photograph and the art will be registered online. There will be a Zoom meeting on the day of the show to announce the winners and listen to the judge’s critique. Last year, we held the fall art show virtually and it was a great success.
We have all been going through some pretty difficult and often solitary times. It is healing to keep in touch with our fellow artists and to share what we have been doing. Not being able to meet in person is very limiting and frustrating, but we are still here and working to connect us with each other every month, through our Zoom meetings. We encourage you to keep showing up at our virtual meetings to share information and instruction.
We are now taking advantage of our new Zoom format, which is not limited by location, to bring you demo artists from other parts of the country. Please note that this month’s demo artist will be presenting from Delta, Colorado! As you can see below, her work is stunning, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us to see her presentation.
Our General Meeting Will Be On Monday, January 18, 2021
Please note the change in our usual meeting day. Check-in for the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Only paid 2020-2021 members will be invited.
Our Demo Artist for January is Sheryl Williams– Alcohol Ink
Light and Shadow, laughter and joy, using deep, rich colors in Alcohol Ink, Sheryl Williams brings her heart to her paintings. She only paints an image that touches her and hopes they will touch you as well. Each painting is created to evoke an emotional reaction. She loves the play of light. An award winning artist in both watercolor and alcohol ink, she also loves to teach. A huge thrill is that moment when the student “gets it” and has expressed their own love of art.
As a watercolor artist, Sheryl paints in a style that is deep, rich, vivacious colors with lots of layering. She has pushed the envelope in the Alcohol Ink community to paint in a representational style with a medium that is usually used for abstract painting. Having taken a course with Susan Harrison-Tustain, she loves to paint portraits and is drawn to paint young innocents. Her color selection goes from realistic to wild ranges of colors.
“My love of art started when I was in grammar school and my father brought home a set of prints of famous paintings from all over the world. As an impressionable 10 year old I was given the assignment of presenting slides of famous paintings and introducing artists to the other “gifted” ten year olds. It was really neat and I always thank my Dad for introducing me to the world of art. My mom taught me the love of creating and crafting but our true family love has always been music. I have a Master’s Degree in Music in Conducting and my family still gets together around the piano to sing and make music.”
LSAG Annual Art Show
At their recent meeting, LSAG decided that their annual event this coming spring will be virtual, just as our Fall Art Show was. The actual date is TBD. We will let you know as soon as possible when entries will be accepted. Remember, any of your art that won an award of First Honorable Mention or higher, whether from the 2019/20 or 2020/21 season will be eligible for entry into this show.
Our Fall Art Show seemed to go very smoothly, and we have been so encouraged about the new format that we will be conducting the Spring 2021 Art Show the same way. Details will be available soon.
We are all being invited to attend an open Zoom meeting of the Lone Star Art Guild (our parent organization) on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. They are inviting us to contribute to some upcoming decisions that will affect us all. Anyone who has paid their LHAA dues will receive the official invitation in a separate email.
For those of us who have not attended an LSAG meeting before this will be an interesting opportunity to get some first hand information about plans for the immediate future. A couple of items on the agenda will be discussion about online competitions and about the May convention and art contest.
This is short notice, but we hope you will consider attending the meeting.
Lake Houston Area Artists Fall 2020 Virtual Art Show
October 24, 2020 – Judge: Fran Ellisor
Best of Show: Star Bright, Ujjaini Grigg
Division I, Professional Category A – Oil/Acrylic Painting 1st: Amsterdam Reflections, Margaret Steup 2nd: The Morning Paper, Margaret Steup 3rd: Season’s Treasures, Ujjani Grigg 1st HM: Citrus, Sheila Stoll
Click on the image of each artwork to see artist information, price (click the “i” button), and the judge’s comments (click the little comments bubble, bottom right). Anyone interested in purchasing the art shown should contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribbons will be mailed out to our entrants from other art leagues, and to our student members. Everyone else will get a ribbon when we are able to assemble in person again.
Welcome to Lake Houston Area Artists, formerly known as Kingwood Art Society.
The Mission of the Lake Houston Area Artists is to encourage artistic development of local professional and amateur artists and cultivate an appreciation of the visual arts through education, exhibition and community outreach.
Our group offers art related opportunities for artists and art enthusiasts around the Lake Houston area, including Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Huffman, Crosby, Porter, New Caney and others.
April 7, 2021
Art Show entries due by midnight
April 20, 2021
Zoom meeting for judge’s walkthrough of Art Show, with commentary on selected works. Winners to be visible on website after the meeting.
May 1, 2021
Open ArtCall for LSAG Spring Virtual Art Show
June 4, 2021
ArtCall closes for LSAG entries
June 19, 2021 10:00a.m. – 2:30 p.m. LSAG Show and requested Zoom critique