February Demo Artist: Melanie Wade Leslie – Part 2 – How to Incorporate Photo Transfers Into Mixed Media
Due to a family emergency, Sheila Stoll will not be able to do her art demo at our February meeting. In her place, Melanie Wade Leslie, who was last October’s demo artist, will continue her demonstration. In Part 2 she will concentrate on incorporating photo transfers into your mixed media art.
Melanie Wade Leslie A native Texan, Melanie holds academic degrees from Sam Houston State University (BFA – Painting) and the University of Houston (MFA – Studio Art) and has been an active artist and educator for many years. Under her tutelage, her students have consistently benefited from her teaching, many earning awards and accolades for their work at regional, state and national levels.
Apart from her life as an educator, she has exhibited her printmaking work professionally in international group exhibitions across the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, India, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany and England. Her mixed media work has been exhibited in Texas, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Kentucky.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Melanie Wade Leslie is an experimental cross-media artist and printmaker with an affinity for color and texture. Her work has evolved over the past two and a half decades into more experimental combinations of drawing, painting and printmaking media, frequently embodying the historically iconic and metaphorically rich imagery of the horse. Focusing upon the unique and universal attributes of legendary equus, Melanie pursues an expressive manifestation of symbolic echoes, germinated out of inter-species collaboration that invites a dialog with the human spirit.
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.
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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!
January Demo Artist: Marcela Lugones Daneri – Mixed Media
Marcela Lugones Daneri is a mixed media artist currently living in Houston, Texas. She was born in Argentina but has spent most of her life living and traveling the world including Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, as well as North and South America. It is this global culture which gives rich layers to her life as well as her art.
Her approach is intuitive, layering collage, acrylics, inks, pastels and charcoal to convey her ideas in visual form. As an accomplished photographer she uses her own photographs for inspiration. Marcela’s relationship with color is deep and personal and brings a vibrant life to each piece
Library Art Hanging
Our next art changeout at the Kingwood Public Library will be on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. As always, any paid member who has helped out in some way (helping with the art hanging counts) is eligible to bring some pieces of artwork for display in the library. Be sure your art is ready to hang, with picture wire.
The library is a great place for the public to see your work. We do need to change the wall from time to time to keep it looking fresh and interesting. We are planning to switch the art in the library every 3 months or so. If you have business cards, bring a few with you so the prospective buyers can get in touch.
Future Art Displays
Our chair in charge of public art displays, Jeran Walker, would like to update the folder of artwork by current members so that she can more easily arrange for our creations to be shown at other locations. To that end, she would appreciate it if any interested members would put together a page containing a short artist bio and a few examples of some of your best work. Print out the sheet and bring it to a meeting for Jeran. If you can’t print your sheet in color, just email it to email@example.com.
Were you having such a great holiday season that you didn’t have time to work on the Creative Challenge? Good news! The Creative Challenge has been moved back a bit – to the February General Meeting. Remember, there is a $25 prize for the winner. The theme of this Creative Challenge is Opposites.
Spring 2023 Art Show and Competition
Our Spring Art Show will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Kingwood Community Center. Details will be posted as we get nearer to the event.
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!
October Demo Artist: Melanie Wade Leslie – Photo Transfer
A native Texan, Melanie holds academic degrees from Sam Houston State University (BFA – Painting) and the University of Houston (MFA – Studio Art) and has been an active artist and educator for many years. Under her tutelage, her students have consistently benefited from her teaching, many earning awards and accolades for their work at regional, state and national levels.
Melanie Wade Leslie is an experimental cross-media artist and printmaker with an affinity for color and texture. Her work has evolved over the past two and a half decades into more experimental combinations of drawing, painting and printmaking media, frequently embodying the historically iconic and metaphorically rich imagery of the horse. Focusing upon the unique and universal attributes of legendary equus, Melanie pursues an expressive manifestation of symbolic echoes, germinated out of inter-species collaboration that invites a dialog with the human spirit.
Her demo will be how to do photo transfers.
Reminder – Fall Art Show Coming Up
Remember that our Fall Art Show is to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Kingwood Community Center. You can find our show poster here. Please feel free to print it out and distribute it to family, friends, and local businesses. For the show prospectus, as well as rules and directions for entering, click here. This is also the time to pay membership fees. You MUST be a paid member to enter the show! You can pay online by PayPal ($43 for adults, $12 for students K-12) or at our October meeting. By the way, if you entered your art in the Spring 2022 show and didn’t win a ribbon (BOS, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 1st HM), you can enter that piece again in this show. Deadline for entries is midnight on Wednesday, October 26. Enter now and enter often! In addition to the art show entries, we will have a gallery where members can display their art to the public. No sales are allowed at the show itself, but be sure to provide contact information so that interested parties can get in touch with you later to arrange a sale. There may be a lot of people at the Community Center that day for early voting, so the chances are good that members of the public will pop in to look around. There will be further information about the Fall Show in a separate email.
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.