Category Archives: Shows & Competitions

It’s Show Time

Reminder to all Members

Spring is here, or it was (what’s with these cold temperatures), and that means that our spring show is rapidly approaching.  Our show is Saturday, April 28th at the Kingwood Community Center.
The last day for entries to be received in the database, no exceptions, is through midnight Wednesday, April 25th.  Payment for the entries is due the day of the show at art work check in, which is Saturday April 28th, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  Please see the attached prospectus for details on entries and the timeline of the show.
Please see our website for online entry instructions.  It is at: under shows and competitions, then “instructions for registration”.
Also please see the attached poster for the show.  Please forward this to your family and friends and encourage them to come view the show.
If you are a past member and are not a current paid member, you are no longer in the LSAG database and will not be able to access the database.  Please get your membership dues in immediately if you plan to be in the show.
We must receive payment no later than Saturday, April 21st to add you back into the database.  This would apply to any prospective new members as well.
Our next monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 17th would be the perfect opportunity to renew your membership and see a great demo artist!
We are very excited to be in our new location at the Kingwood Community Center and are looking forward to a fun and productive show!

Please read the following information if you would like to compete!


If you would like to compete, here are the instructions for the Registration. NOTE: You MUST register to compete. No Walk-ins will be accepted.

Show Rules

Show Rules – Read this to acquaint yourself with the rules.

Picking a Division & Category

Divisions & Categories – Read this to determine your Division and Categories.

Once Again, the Deadlines Are:

Be sure your membership dues are paid by Saturday, April 21
Submit your entries by Wednesday, April 25

LSAG database,

Spring Art Show and Competition

Spring Art Show and Competition


Our Spring Art Show and Competition will be on April 28, 2018

Click on the link below for our advertising poster.  You are encouraged to print copies and distribute them to friends, family, and local businesses.


The show will be held at the:

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

Artwork check-in will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with public viewing and reception from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (See the show prospectus link in the newsletter for February.

Instructions for entering the show are on our website under “Shows and Competitions”.  

Fees per entry:
LHAA members:  $8.00
LSAG members:  $10.00
School Students:  $2.00
Late entries:  $10.00

Deadline for Show Entries is Monday, April 23, 2018
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 25, 2018
All artists MUST pre-register – NO walk-ins accepted.


March General Meeting

Our General Meeting for March is

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Homewood Suites
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

March Artist Demo – Crystal Brown – Oil Portraiture

Krystal W. Brown is an award winning artist who specializes in fine art oil paintings and commissioned portraits who is equally accomplished in drawing and painting. She works in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and oil. Krystal has a Bachelor’s Degree in fine art from the University of Montana with an emphasis in painting and has been producing fine art for over 20 years. Krystal is based in the Houston area and is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Cecilia Beaux Forum and the Woodlands Art League where she facilitates a life group every week.
I look forward to meeting you and spending an evening sharing a mutual love of art and demoing my process.
Krystal W. Brown

Reminder – Spring Art Show and Competition

Don’t forget!  Our Spring Art Show and Competition will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at:

Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Pkwy
Kingwood, TX  77339

We are accepting entries now!
Deadline for registration is Monday, April 3.  You MUST preregister!
See our website for further information.

Rodeo Art on Display Now – Linda Dumas

Kristin (Dumas) and I are steering judges for the School Art Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  This is a most rewarding endeavor, as we get to see hundreds of student artworks, divided by school level and district.  We have had kindergarten work win best of show or gold medal in the local show.  Middle school is steadily improving, despite what you have heard about hormones tamping down the creative urge.  High school!  What can I say?  There are so many pieces that will blow you away in this demonstration of talent and creativity.  Teachers and districts who support art instruction consistently turn in the best work.  Students whose work is accepted for auction receive a significant financial reward, as well as some available college scholarships.  Many others receive scholarships to Glassell or to the Western Art Academy.  The Academy has professional western artists who work with the lucky students for four weeks in a life-changing atmosphere of art immersion and instruction.   In the high school contest,  2D works are classified by colored drawing, painting, mixed media, or monochromatic work. 3D includes sculpture and pottery.  There is a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion over the entire body of entries, as well as a Grand and Reserve Champion in each of the different classes.  Since being included in the rodeo auctions, the school art auction has risen to second place world records consistently, surpassed only by the steer auction.  Last year  no piece sold for less than $10,000, with the top price being over $200,000.  The auction this year will be on March 19.  If you visit the rodeo before this day, check out the Hayloft Gallery and the winners display near the entrance to the exhibit halls. Also, of great interest this year, elementary and middle school Champions and Reserve Champions will be joining the auction.  See some of the pieces at  If you are interested in judging, you must join the rodeo and apply to the school art committee.  It is a tremendously rewarding job.

Texas Artist Wine Label Competition


Messina Hof Winery & Resort (Bryan, Texas) is currently accepting entries for their 27th annual Texas Artist Wine Label Competition!  This year’s theme is “Celebration!”, which highlights Messina Hof’s 40th anniversary.  The Wine Label Competition is a center point of the annual Wine & Roses Festival, which brings visitors from across the state to enjoy Texas wine, live music, art, and to vote for the winner of the Wine Label Competition.  The winner will have their artwork featured on a new Messina Hof bottle of wine!

Entry deadline is March 3rd.  For more information about the contest, visit Messina Hof’s website




Congratulations to the
2016 Wine Label Competition winner, Laura Whitlock!
Here she is pictured
with her winning piece,
“The Fox and his Lute.”



Get your artwork on a bottle of wine!

Spring Art Show and Competition

For all Members!

Here is information for all artists interested in entering and/or attending our Spring Art Show and Competition.  Please note the date:  April 8, 2017.


Feel free to copy the above poster and distribute it throughout the area.  Many businesses will allow you to post the information in their windows.  Post it on your Facebook page!  Let everyone know!  You are our advertisers!


Spring Show & Competition – April 2016

Our Spring Show & Competition is coming up in April

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 22, 2016

Panel Pick up from storage:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Panel set up at KCC:  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Artwork Check-in: 9 am-10:30 am
Judging: 11:00pm – 12:30 pm (Judge and support team only)
Public Viewing and Reception: 12:30 pm – 4 pm
Judge Intro, Best of Show Award, Judge Critique and Walk Through: 2 pm
Artwork Pick up/Show Take Down: 4 pm

Deadline for Show Entries:

Monday, April 18, 2016
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 20, 2016
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG website, no walk-ins accepted.
Entry fees are due at the Artwork Check In.  Cash or check is acceptable.

Entry Fees (per entry):

LHAA Members: $8.00
LSAG Members: $10.00
School Students: $2.00
Late Entries: $10.00
No refunds for entries entered but not received.

Meet our Judge!

Laurie-HumbleLaurie Humble is the author of the best-selling North Light book, Watercolor Depth and Realism. Her works have appeared in more than Fifty National and International Exhibitions garnering numerous awards. She holds signature memberships in nine art and watercolor societies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Texas State University.

Her work was the subject of a feature article, in American Artist Magazine, and has appeared in Southwest Art, and International Artist. Laurie’s work appeared on the cover of the October 2008 issue of Watercolor Artist, accompanied by a feature article. Her work is included in the book, Splash 10, a North Light publication, as well as the F & W media 2009 calendar.

Her works in both watercolor and oil, are included in private and permanent collections across the country.


If you would like to compete, here are the instructions for the Registration.
NOTE: You MUST register to compete. No Walk-ins will be accepted.

Show Rules

Show Rules – Read this to acquaint yourself with the rules.

Picking a Division & Category

Divisions & Categories – Read this to determine your Division and Categories.


If you would like to print out high resolution poster for the show, you can download a copy here.

LHAA Poster Spring 2016

Permission to use Images

Please Note: Submission of an entry and/or entries to LHAA’s art show grants show administrators the right to use images of those entries for purposes of publicizing the LHAA Art Show.  If you do not wish to have your images used please notify a show administrator.

September General Meeting

Welcome back, artists!  

The Prez Sez

Another Summer season is in the books and it’s time again to get together for demos to motivate, fellow artists to inspire us, and the fun of socializing with other members. We have another great year lined up with lots of exciting artist demos, paint outs, and opportunities to hang our work in Art Shows. The Fall Show is a little earlier this year, so get busy finishing up your latest masterpieces!! The Fall Show will be October 24th at the Kingwood Christian Church. Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30pm Meet & Greet, 7:00pm Meeting. It will be an Open House style gathering again with several artists doing demos at once with time to walk around and visit with the new and old members. This is the perfect opportunity to invite or bring someone new!! Our meeting location is the Homewood Suites Hotel, 23320 Hwy 59N. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Our first meeting of the new art season is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hospitality: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting:  7:00 p.m.

Our location as last year, will be:
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX  77339

The Homewood Suites are located just north of Kingwood Drive between Loop 494 and the 59 N access road. ALL levels are art ability and experience are welcomed. School students, adult students, non-professional, semi-professional and profession levels are available for competition and shows.

This first meeting will feature an open-house format,
with several members giving demos:

  • Vanita Doyle: Zentangle, incorporated into a small painting.
  • Linda Dumas:  Black & White plus a surprise.
    This 4-inch square is non-threatening when black, and a great way to warm up.
  • Kristin Dumas:  Acrylic paint pulling techniques.

Mark the date!

General Meeting Schedule for our 2015-2016 season:

  • October 20, 2015: Linda Dellandre demonstrates Pastels
  • November 17, 2015: Mark Stewart shows working with watercolor
  • December 8, 2015: will be the scholarship dinner with time and place to be announced
  • January 19, 2016: Daniel Elliott shows how to work improvisationally with oil paints
  • February 16, 2016: Gina Rector leads a demo of fiber art with member participation
  • March 16, 2016: Debra Jones shows pastels in another direction
  • April 19, 2016: Shelly Porter will demonstrate abstract watercolor/acrylics
  • May 17, 2016: Amanda Armisteat Pecjacek will show working with mixed media

Our Fall Show & Competition this year will take place on October 24, 2015.

Kingwood Christian Church
3910 W. Lake Houston Pkwy
Kingwood, TX  77339

Further details to follow.

This year’s Christmas Scholarship Dinner will be on December 8, 2015 at 3.00 p.m.

Chimichurri’s South American Grill
1660 W. Lake Houston Pkwy.
Kingwood, TX  77339

Membership Information

Click here for information about becoming a member.

Come join us for another creative year!