Please Volunteer!

It’s that time of year again when we are looking for volunteers to fill board positions. Please consider volunteering your time to help steward our wonderful group!

The board meets once a month on the second Monday, September – June. Duties vary based on the job you are filling.

Below is the current slate of volunteers and positions that are open.

President: Debra Jones
First V.P. (Demos & Workshops):

1) Carol Showalter
2) Linda Dumas

Second V.P. (Shows & Competitions):

1) _______________________________________________
2) _______________________________________________
3) (Database) Amy Conroy

The Show Chair has 3 positions and work together to cover these responsibilities are:

  • Find/secure a location for our Fall and Spring shows
  • Select judges
  • Keeping inventory of needed supplies
  • Order ribbons
  • Encourage group members to volunteers to work the shows
  • Prepare advertising materials
  • Set-up and Take down (with other volunteers’ help)
  • Walk with judge and hang ribbons, take judge to lunch
  • Keep database up to date


Sheila Bridges


Linda Achard



Community Artwork Display:

Ruth Dewey

Facility: _________________________________________________

  • Duties of the facility chair are to locate and arrange a location for the coming year’s General Meetings.

LSAG Delegate:

1) (President) Debra Jones
2) Steve Frayne
3) _______________________________________________

  • LSAG Delegates are LHAA representatives to LSAG. They attend 2 LSAG meetings a year, relay info from LSAG to the club, and vote on behalf of the club when appropriate.


Linney Hamilaton

Member At Large:

1) Becky Hall
2) Sally Kullman
3) _______________________________________________

  • Members at large are essentially the voice of the membership to the board.

Publicity: _________________________________________________

  • Publicity takes care of contacting outlets like newspapers and social media to promot our club and events.


1) (Organizer) Sheila Bridges (looking for replacement)
2) Steve Frayne
3) Krissy Richardson
4) Linney Hamilton


Peggy Steup
Kristin Dumas


Kristin Dumas

April News

Our General Meeting for April is

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Homewood Suites
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

April Artist Demo – Portia Bell – Watermedia on Yupo

Portia A. Bell received her Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting/Studio Arts degree from the University of Houston.  She has also studied at the Glassell School of Art.  She has won numerous competitions and awards.  She formerly served on the Board of the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H), as the Vice President and Education Director.  She currently teaches there.  She is formerly represented by Morton Street Gallery in Richmond, Texas and by the former Simply Art Gallery in Galveston, Texas.  Her work has appeared in The American Art Collector and Prime Living Magazine.

Next Art Change-Out

The next Art Change-out at the Library is schedule for April 24 and 10:30 am.
A few reminder notes:
  • Artwork hanging at the library or other locations may not be removed for any reason (shows, sales, etc) until the next scheduled change-out.
  • Hanging space is reserved for those who have volunteered in any capacity for LHAA.

Spring Show & Competition – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped with and or attended our spring 2017 art show and competition! It may have been a little smaller than recent shows, but I think it was a great success.

Special thanks to those of you who provided manpower (including husbands) to move the panels, to those who filled in for Amy and those who stayed and held my hand all day! I appreciate everyone’s help! The show would not happen without you.

Thanks as well to our judge, Sue Syvertson, who did a great job with our show and critiqued every entry for any artist that was there. She was very complimentary of the quality of the show. Congratulations to our best of show winner, Ti (Gridtiya Chotiwan), on her beautiful portrait. Congratulations go out to all of our other ribbon winners as well!

Ti Chotiwan – Best of Show, Spring 2017

As a reminder, all recipients of a first place, second place, third place, first honorable mention (yellow ribbon) and best of show ribbon may advance to the convention show this summer.

Our next show is scheduled for October 28, 2017. Amy and I have been show chairs for the last 5 years. We have enjoyed doing this job and have both learned a lot in the process, but it is time for us to turn it over to someone new. We are hoping someone will take it over in fall 2017. If you are interested, please let us or any board member know. If we are not able to find replacements, we may not be able to have shows in the future.

Thanks again for all of those who came out and helped with the show!
Amy Conroy and Becky Hall


Spring Art Show April 8

Urgent reminder – 

Our Spring Art Show and Competition will be Saturday, April 8.  As of now we have only a few entries.  Monday, April 3 is the deadline for regular entries, but it will still be possible to enter the show as late as Wednesday, April 4.  So there is still time.

If you have art that you wish to enter, don’t delay.  We all want to see your beautiful work!  And any winning pieces (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 1st Honorable Mention) you submit now will be eligible for the larger LSAG Convention this summer.

See our website for information about entering.


Art Show Reminder

2017 Spring Show & Competition

Our next Show & Competition will take place:

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Kingwood Christian Church
3910 West Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, TX 77339

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

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 3, 2017
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 5, 2017
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG database, no walk-ins accepted.

Entry Fees:

LHAA members: $8
LSAG members: $10
School Students: $2
Late Entries: $10
No refunds for entries entered but not received

Contacts: Amy Conroy, Becky Hall

Welcome our Judge, Sue Syvertson!

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.


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


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.

February General Meeting

January Demo – Watercolor

Thank you to Sam Caldwell for January’s Demo!  It was one of our most interesting, informative, and entertaining!

Library Art Changeout

Thanks also to all who helped us switch the art works on display at the Kingwood Public Library.  The new wall looks fabulous!  Stop by and take a look.

February General Meeting:

February 21, 2017
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

February Demo Artist – Lynda Jung, Experimental Watercolor

Lynda Jung:   Sam Houston State University Bachelor of Fine Arts and Advanced Education, retired art teacher, mentor of numerous student winners in juried art competitions, owner of First Choice Art and Designers, member of Watercolor Art Society Houston, Lake Houston Area Art Association, Texas Watercolor Society, top exhibit juried awards winner in  WASH, 2016 International Show Art winner, Lone Star Art Guild 2016 Convention Best Floral winner, Conroe 2016 Fall Best of Show Watercolor winner, and regional and state competitions in watercolor, oil, acrylics and mixed media. She is also a gallery exhibitor, married, mother, great grandmother, has completed Glassell School of Art advanced studies, and studied with numerous workshop mentors that has enriched her knowledge and developed her skills to create a portfolio consisting of varied art renditions. Lynda’s imagination, skill, and passion led her to explore the process in using color, value mastery, texture, and experimental collage to create abstracts, impressionistic punk, floral, and scenic paintings. These include watercolor (her preference), oil, acrylics and unusual mixed medium on yupo and various paper surfaces for exhibition, and considerations for private acquisition and enjoyment. Lynda’s paintings may be found in numerous private collections, and Monster Head Advertising Agency in Dallas.

“For me it is all about the art process and the unexpected challenges. As I develop my abstract paintings, I begin with color, making variations in shapes, arrangements, imagery, brushstrokes, and figures which are supplemented by brilliant use of colors to create an effect that an observer will find pleasing and challenging to interpret. You may also note a special blessing on some paintings and my name which appears to be hidden.”


Contact:                 Lynda Jung




 Don’t forget our upcoming Art Show and Competition!
April 8, 2017


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!