February’s Demo Artist is Sheila Stoll – Smash Mosaic
SHEILA BUCCHINO STOLL Sheila Bucchino Stoll is an artist and educator with a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and holds certification to teach art K-12 in Texas. She founded Stoll Studio Art & Design, a Houston-based jewelry and art-making business in 2005, and has sold her work at boutiques in multiple locations throughout the United States. Currently working as a free-lance artist, her recent mosaic work can be seen at Houston locations such as Smither Park and the Houston-Galveston Archdiocese’s Office of Vocations. Working in various mediums, including acrylic, printmaking, mixed media and fibers, she exhibits and competes in local art events with her Lake Houston Art Association colleagues throughout the year. Sheila delights in being a wife and mother and loves that her work allows her to enjoy both her family and her passion for creating and sharing beautiful works of art.
STOLL STUDIO ART & DESIGN email@example.com 713.775.0369
This Art Demo Will Be Interactive! See the description below
SHEILA BUCCHINO STOLL – SMASHING GOOD FUN!
Breaking things isn’t always bad! Like they say, “One gals trash is another gals treasure!” How true this has been for me in my art-making experience. I use a wide range of materials in my work and most if it comes from our recycle bin, broken household items and even the side of the road. Nothing is beyond my scope when it comes to inspiration and breathing new life into discarded items is a real pleasure of mine.
Tonight we’re going to explore the glass smashing art experience of mosaic. Using a variety of glass and ceramic materials, we will design a collaborative piece together and discuss the basics of mosaic art. I will discuss choosing a substrate, which adhesive is best for those substrates, how to mix and use thinset mortar and grout and introduce the tools that are needed to get started making mosaic art. I have a few resource materials that will help you remember the tools and techniques that we will cover tonight, so don’t worry, I got you covered!
Speaking of covered, I’ve also provided gloves, safety goggles and masks. I will make every attempt at teaching you how to stay safe while you’re being wild and crazy smashing things around your house.
Coming in April – A New Art Show – People’s Choice!
This April, in addition to our Spring Art Show and Competition, we will be presenting a new “People’s Choice” Art Show at the Lake Houston YMCA. The show will be a one-day show on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bring in your artwork that you want to display – any age (as long as it’s “family friendly”). People entering and leaving will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite, and the lucky winning artist will receive a $25 prize! Please include your contact information so that anyone who is interested in buying your work can get in touch with you. LHAA collects a 10% commission on any art sales resulting from one of our displays or shows. Be sure to keep that in mind when pricing your work. Prices won’t appear on the work itself; you can give that information when buyers contact you.
You can drop off your art for this show at the Y either Friday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 am or Thursday evening from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Take down and art pickup will be Friday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition
Our Spring Art Show will be Saturday, April 22, 2023. As always, we will send you the show prospectus and poster and help you with registration. Watch this space!
Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout
We will be changing out the artwork at the Kingwood Public Library on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00 am. Any paid member who has helped us in the past (or is willing to help with the changeout on this day) is eligible to bring in their art for display. Just be sure the piece is ready to hang, with picture wire. Help us keep the display fresh, with new things for library patrons to look at!
Our Demo Artist for November is Wendy Moreland – Quilling
Wendy Moreland is a self-taught artist living in the Houston, TX area who has been concentrating on creating art since 2016. She enjoys creating with color and texture, working in a variety of media, including quilling and paper and acrylic mixed media. Wendy has worked to find ways to give back, donating art to Wings of Hope Equitherapy, hosting Kindness Matters this past July and spending time with Conroe Central Market’s Saturday Special Friends. New pieces will be available at the Glades Cultural Center Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 with the 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza with the 2 Girls, A Guy and a Trailer Group.
Creative Challenge Submissions at This Meeting
Remember – your creative challenge piece will be due at the November meeting. The theme: Connections Winner gets a $25 gift certificate to Jerry’s Artarama!
On Tuesday, November 29 we will be removing any works of art still hanging at Skero’s. If you still have art there, contact Jeran Walker to learn what time to come and take it away.
No General Meeting in December
December 12 will be our Scholarship Dinner, where we award a scholarship to a deserving LoneStar art student. Details TBD.
Paid Membership Fees?
Anyone who has not yet paid their membership dues will soon be removed from our list of paid members, and will not receive emails from us any more. You can pay in cash at the meeting ($40) or online at your convenience ($43).
Fall 2022 Best of Show – White Bird of Paradise, Amy Conroy
Fall 2022 Art Show Results
A. Oil/Acrylic 1st Margaret Steup, Berliner with Dog 2nd Linda Achard, Too Close to the Sun 3rd Margaret Steup, Nine O’clock on a Saturday 1st HM Ettie Pate, The Spirit of Autumn
B. Watercolor/Acrylic 1st Ettie Pate, Cock A Doodle Doo
D. Drawing 1st Linda Achard, Kyla
E. Mixed Media 1st Sheila Stoll, The Moops 2nd Sheila Stoll, Soar 3rd Sheila Stoll, Reclaimed 1st HM Sheila Stoll, Bless You & Keep You II
F. Photography 1st Ettie Pate, Alpine Bouquet
G. Digital Art 1st Linda Dumas, Permutations 2nd Linda Dumas, Enchanted Forest 3rd Linda Dumas, Decisions 1st HM Linda Dumas, Night School’s Out
H. Abstract/Experimental?Non-Objective Art 1st Linda Dumas, Gravely Green 2nd Linda Dumas, Purple Times Three
A. Oil/Acrylic BOS Amy Conroy, White Bird of Paradise 1st Leo Cowden, Oblique Erosion 2nd Carol Scheferman, Bonding 3rd Carol Scheferman, Mystic Blue
E. Mixed Media 1st Marcela Daneri, She Partied with Abandon 2nd Carol Showalter, Blue Vase 3rd Marcela Daneri, Three’s Company 1st HM Marcela Daneri, Hello Ewes
A. Oil/Acrylic 1st Victoria Kirk, Maternal Memory 2nd Victoria Kirk, Oxides
B. Watercolor/Acrylic 1st Kristi Lynch, Misty Green & Blue
C. Pastel 1st Kristi Lynch, Golden Gulf
E. Mixed Media 1st Kristi Lynch, Out to Pasture
G. Digital Art 1st Rebecca Hall, Uptown
H. Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art 1st Katy Scheferman, Quite Lovely
A. Oil/Acrylic 1st Virginia Box, In the Pink 2nd Virginia Box, Rose Blush
Middle School Student
E. Mixed Media 1st Victoria Geis, Under the Ocean
H. Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art 1st Victoria Geis, Bridges 2nd Victoria Geis, Swirl Road 3rd Victoria Geis, Trees
Grade School Student
E. Mixed Media 1st Sloane Scheferman, Abduction 2nd Charlie Haynes, Lone Wolf
Congratulations to all our winners! Your work will be eligible to enter the LSAG Show in the Spring/Summer of 2023!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 onFriday, 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.
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!
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.