LHAA October 2021 General Meeting

Members’ Poll About January 2022 General Meetings

Our board has gotten together and decided that we would like to try getting together in person again, starting with our general meeting in January of 2022. But this is a decision that should also involve you, the members. We would be all together in our hotel meeting room for a couple of hours, and some people might not be ready for that yet. So please let us know how you feel – whether you want to start attending meetings in person or not. Send us an email at lakehoustonart@gmail.com.

Art Changeout at Skero’s

The next changeout of art at Skero’s will be on Wednesday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. If you have art there, please drop by to pick it up. And any paid member is eligible to bring fresh artwork to take the place of what was there. Just make sure your work is ready to hang (picture wire installed). And speaking of paid members. . .

Membership Fees Due

We have not yet received membership dues from many of you. Please renew your membership as soon as possible! We need dues to be paid by the end of October. Paid memberships will also mean that you are eligible to enter our Fall 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition.

Fall 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition

Our judge for the Fall Art Show will be Shirley Leago. She will be giving a critique of the winning art pieces during our November General Meeting. Entries are due by the end of Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The procedure for entry should be available under “Shows and Competitions” on our website. More information on the show will be arriving very soon. Stay tuned!

October General Meeting, Zoom, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Look for your invitation to the Zoom meeting on Monday or Tuesday of that week. Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. Continuing to take advantage of the wider range of artists now available to us through Zoom, our demo artist this month will be coming to us from Eugene, Oregon.

Demo Artist for October – Sarah Sedwick – Oil Painting

          Sarah Sedwick is an oil painter who makes her home in Eugene, Oregon.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1979, she began oil painting at age ten. In 2001 she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, with a focus on illustration and painting, and a minor degree in art history.  Her work focuses mainly on still life and portraiture, painting from direct observation.  Sarah has been writing a studio blog since 2008, posting new paintings as they’re made and chronicling her art journey. She is also active on Instagram and Facebook.

          Teaching is an integral part of her creative work.  She teaches still life and portrait painting workshops around the country and internationally, as well as an online art mentorship program.

 

LHAA September 2021 General Meeting

About Our Meetings During the 2021-2022 Season

In looking through the responses from our membership about future meetings and art shows, it was clear that most members want to go back to meeting in person. We were all looking forward in May to a return to our live meetings. But the recent rise of the Delta variant of COVID has seen another huge spike in infections. In light of recent events, we have decided that it is wiser to continue our Zoom meetings, at least until the new year arrives. As much as we want to be able to be with all of you in person again, we care more about your health and the health of your families. That also means that our Fall 2021 Art Show will be virtual again. We continue to hope to return to our normal meetings soon!

Our September Zoom Meeting Will Be Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting and artist demo starting at 7:00. Until we have more paid memberships for the new season, everyone who was a member last year will be invited again this month. Remember to pay your dues for the 2021-2022 season! Same low price!

September Demo Artist: Jessie Rasche “On the Farm” Oil Painting

We are continuing to take advantage of our Zoom meetings by inviting an artist to speak to us from South Dakota!

Jessie is a professional artist, painting and teaching (online) from her studio in South Dakota. Her work focuses on landscapes full of animals, and people working and playing. The main theme of her work is personal connection between people, between animals, and with the land. Through a painterly use of oils, Jessie expresses a love of the materials as well as the subject matter. 

Her work has shown in fine art galleries and museums in the West, Midwest, South, and East United States. She has paintings in public collections, and has wonderful collectors in over 30 states, Canada, the Isle of Man, and the UK.Jessie teaches online drawing and painting classes for beginning to professional level artists, and is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. 

Painting Class: Online Oil Painting Class  
Free Painting Lesson: Learn to Mix Harmonious Colors
Shop Artwork: Online Gallery
Follow me: Instagram | Youtube Art Newsletter
Contact me: (605) 695-5815 | art@jessierasche.com 
Jessie offers a special discount for any members who want to try her online classes: https://jessierasche.com/lhaa/

Upcoming Art Changeouts

We will be changing out the artwork on display at the Kingwood Public Library this Friday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. Anyone who has had work hanging there should be on hand to pick it up. Anyone who wishes to hang something new at the library is welcome as well. Your work should be ready to hang, with picture wire installed.

The next changeout of the art at Skero’s will be sometime in October. Stay tuned for more details!

Virtual Art Show and Competition for Fall 2021

Our Fall 2021 Virtual Art Show and Competition will be held in late October or early November 2021. Details to be announced later.

Results of the LSAG 2021 Virtual Art Show

We have a message from Lone Star Art Guild:

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Results of the LSAG 2021 Virtual Show are available for you to see at the following link:

https://lsag2021show.artcall.org/pages/web-gallery

Please let your members know the following:

·         Cash awards and ribbons will be available to your league very soon.  Each President is being contacted to arrange distribution.  (Please let Ollie or Stephanie know if you have not been contacted.)  Ribbons will be mailed or delivered to the address each president previously provided.  Checks will be sent in one large envelope with individual artists envelopes inside.  Awards and ribbons should be distributed as soon as possible from your home league location.

·         Artists requesting critiques have previously been sent a zoom link for the call on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  If there are members who did not receive a zoom link, please let Stephanie know  – stephani_clark@sbcglobal.net.  Artists should have 1 piece of artwork in mind for critique.

There were 570 entries in the show, and there are some amazing works of art for you to view.  CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who had art both qualify and place in the show this year.  What an amazing group of artists!

Please let us know if you have questions!

Ollie Schiller, President / Brenda Bowman, Secretary

Congratulations to all our wonderful artists who participated in this show!

A Message From Our May Demo Artist

Our Demo Artist, Cheryl Evans Send Us a Note

Hi Carol,
Thanks so much for allowing me to do the demo for your group tonight. I can tell that you all have a great time!
Here is the painting. I had a great time! Stay safe and have a great summer.
Artfully Yours,

Cheryl Evans

Our thanks to everyone who stuck with us during our Zoom meetings! We hope that in September we will be able to go back to being together in person!

Don’t Forget to Register For the LSAG Show

Everyone who qualified to enter the June LSAG Art Show has until June 4 to register and submit their images. That’s just over two weeks from now. If you are having difficulty, contact us or LSAG for help.

May 2021 General Meeting

Our General Meeting for May Will Be Tuesday, May 18, 2021

This will be our last meeting of the 2020-2021 season. It will be on Zoom, and all paid members are invited to attend. Meet and Greet will start at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. Look for your invitation in your email.

Demo Artist For May Is Cheryl Evans – Watercolor

Cheryl Evans is a producing artist and art educator. She received her BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University where she concentrated on drawing and painting and began her long love affair with watercolor. She received a Master of Arts degree from University of Houston Clear Lake.
She was named Art Educator of the Year in 2012 by Texas Art Education Association.
She spent 32 years teaching in the public school system and continues to teach watercolor at Alvin Community College. Evans is passionate about sharing her work and knowledge in workshops and demonstrations. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Art Society- Houston, and continues to show and exhibit in Texas, nationally, and internationally. Her work is in numerous public, corporate, and private collections the United States, Norway, England, Mexico, and Japan.

“I hope my work brings you a sense of joy and a glimpse of the beauty that I have worked to capture with my work. Enjoy!”

Cheryl Evans
kapche@aol.com
713-515-1901

Time For Signing Up For the 2021-2022 Season

We all hope to be able to go back to in person meetings in the fall, so don’t forget to pay your membership fee for the next season! You can pay online via PayPal, or send in a check to our mailing address under “Contact Us”. We are ready and waiting for your return!

Art Class At the YMCA For Senior Adults

Joel Salmons is offering a study and discussion group at the Lake Houston YMCA for senior adults who are Y members. It is called “Art at the Y”. The group will talk about Art Masterpiece works. The group meets on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting in May and running throughout the summer. Contact us for more information!

Thank You To All the Artists Who Participated in the Spring Art Show!

Your work is superb, and we thoroughly enjoyed the Zoom walkthrough with our judge, Laura Spector. For any of you who missed the walkthrough, the images are still available on our website. Come have a look, and feel free to add your comments!