Spring Art Show and Competition

Reminder:  Our Spring Art Show is Next Weekend – Saturday, April 27

The deadline for entry into the show is Monday, April 22, with late entries permitted until Wednesday, April 24.  Absolutely no entries accepted after Wednesday!

An extra exciting news item – Jennifer Wooden from the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center will be attending our show!  She wants to see examples of our work before we display them at the Center (date TBD).  So lets show her our best!  Even if you are not entering the show, be sure to bring in something for the gallery presentation, which will be in the same room as show entries.  Bring in as many pieces as you want to the gallery.

You do not need to pre-register or pay in order to display your work in the gallery – just be a paid member who has helped (or is helping) us.  Gallery art will be displayed on the same kind of boards as the show entries, so they DO need to be ready to hang – with wire hangers (not the toothed hangers).  Be sure to include a paper with your name, email, phone number, and any other contact information you want to include.

Early school board voting will be going on at the Kingwood Community Center that day as well, so we have the potential to bring in a lot more visitors!

There are still plenty of small jobs available if you want to help out at the show.  Be sure to check for openings when you bring in your art.  See you next Saturday!

 

April General Meeting

Our April general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

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April Demo Artist:  Andrea Patton – Alcohol Inks

I want my art to be something you feel, you experience, you desire.  When I paint I get lost in the moment.  I cannot explain it.  To create something new and original is a beautiful feeling.  I hope you are touched by my art.  That is my greatest hope.

I started drawing when I was 8 years old. I have always loved to draw animals and nature.  I painted murals in acrylics in Houston beginning in 1995 and then began exploring other mediums such as alcohol inks and watercolors.  I took private lessons in Houston and joined an artists group.  I traveled to Italy in 2012 and took many photos of the wonderful vineyards, visited the historic museums, viewed David by Michelangelo, which had been my lifelong dream. In 2014 my company transferred me to beautiful Alaska. The nature and wonder of Alaska have inspired be beyond my wildest dreams.  My artwork has been auctioned at United Way Events and the Anchorage Go Red for Women for heart disease and stroke.   While in Alaska I took watercolor lessons from Don Kolstad and alcohol ink lessons from Francine Dufour Jones.  I also took acrylic painting lessons from Jennifer Bowman.  I started giving private and group lessons in Alcohol Ink painting in 2014.  In December 2015 I moved back to Texas and started a new session on birds of the world.  One of my favorite artists is the incredible John J. Audobon, ornithologist and artist.  You can also see my art at The Copper Shade Tree in Round Top, Texas;  The Art Cellar in Houston; Turnagain Gallery in Bird, Alaska and The Dancing Leaf Gallery in Talkeetna, Alaska.

In 2018 I won Artist of the Year for my painting of a Nuthatch called “Into the Storm”.  Humbled and honored!

Remember the Date

Our Spring Art Show and Competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019.  If you plan to enter your artwork, registration is open now.  Remember also that you must be a paid member to enter.  Be sure your membership is paid by Monday, April 22.

Also, we will have a gallery show at the same time, as we did at the Fall Show.  If you have any other artwork that you would like to display, please bring it at the same time as your show entries, along with a 8 1/2 by 11 inch page with your name and contact information for anyone who is interested in buying.

Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 22, 2019
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 24, 2019
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG database, no walk-ins accepted.

Important Information

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To all Members Who Are Planning to Take Thursday’s Tour

Please DO NOT bring your art to the tour of the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 11!  This tour is meant to give us a look at the place where our art will be hanging.  Someone else’s art is there now.  We can better visualize this way how our own paintings will look.  We will find out later when we can bring pictures for display.

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To Everyone Who Has Art on Display at Dr. Nunnery’s Office

Dr. Nunnery is moving to a new location, so we need to remove all our art from there for the time being.  Thursday, April 18 at 1:45 p.m. is the day for you to come in to get your paintings.  Dr. Nunnery will let us know if we can bring our pieces back, sometime in June.  Please complete your removal before 4:00 p.m. on that day.

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An Amazing New Development

The newly re-opened Lake Houston YMCA has offered us an incredible opportunity!  Starting in May, LHAA will be teaching art classes for children at the Y!  Our own Joel Salmons, who has taught with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has complete lesson plans for teaching different age groups of children.  The classes will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (one group on each day) for about an hour each.  We need some volunteers to help with the teaching.  Any amount of time on any of the three days is appreciated.  The lesson plans are great, and the classes should be a lot of fun.  For further information, contact Joel Salmons at:
joels1@comcast.net

 

Invitation to All Members

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For All Our Members:

Representatives of the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center in downtown Humble have invited our group to display our art at their center!  We will be meeting at the Center at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 for a tour of the facility.  We will get to see where our art will be hanging.  We will also find our then on what day they would like us to bring in our art pieces.

We want all our members to be involved in this event!  If you have artwork that you would like to display at the center, come join us for the tour!

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center
611 Higgins St.
Humble, TX  77338

We do need to know exactly how many people will be hanging their art at the Center!   Please send a message to our coordinator, Lynda Feierabend at (lynda226@aol.com) if you are interested.

In case you are not familiar with it, the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center used to be the Charles Bender High School.  It was remodeled in 2014, and now, among other things, hosts a monthly concert series for the entire family.  So we will have a lot of viewers for our work, and the potential to make more sales!

March General Meeting

Our March General Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy
Kingwood, TX
77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

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March Demo Artist:  Boz Droca  –  Composition

Boz Droca is a representational artist working in the tradition of the great naturalist masters of the 19th century. By painting directly from nature Boz is trying to capture a realistic sense of light and space, but for him it is very important to evoke poetry in his artwork.

His father was a people artist and great draughtsman, so Boz has been drawing and painting from an early age. He knew that he would be an artist at the age of 5, when he saw beautiful icons and paintings in local 600 year-old church.  After completing his education at the University of Sarajevo, Boz pursued a career as an illustrator and portrait artist. He exhibited his work across Europe (Italy, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, France and Turkey).

Over the years of his career Boz has combined innate creativity, academic training and the influence of great artists from his Balkan roots (M.Corovic, M.Berber, B.Aleksic, M.Popovic), as well as western masters (A.G.Lopez,C.Bravo,R.Kinstler), to shape his own artistic language.

After moving to Houston in 1999, Boz continued to work as a fine artist, but also became part of the Russell Erwin studio for murals and decorative art.  He fell in love with Texas landscapes.  He visited Big Bend and studied with masters Bill Zane and David Caton. The result was two sold out one man exhibitions: “Color of Remembrance “and “From Mediterranean to Texas”.  He exhibited his work in “Gallery Central (Arkansas),”Gallerie Mado Chalvet”, Segovia and Boz Crown gallery (Houston, Texas).

Boz is also known for his unique teaching style based on his script “Power of observation”. He has tutored painting classes and given demonstration to various groups of students. Recently he has taught art at HCAA Houston.  As a member of the Portrait society of America for sixteen years, Boz improved his portrait skills with great American masters Raymond Kinstler and Daniele Greene. Boz’s work has appeared in many magazines and publications in the US and Europe.  Recently one of Boz’s paintings was included in the great art collection of HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Princess Katarina of Serbia.

Don’t Forget!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 is our Spring Art Show and Competition.  As we did with our Fall Show, there will be an opportunity for paid members to bring some of their other art (not entered in the competition) for a gallery display.  Bring those pieces in the same time you bring your other artwork on the 27th.

Note:  When you bring in your art for the show, be sure to bring Cash or Check only – NO credit cards.  At present we are unable to accept credit cards for art show fees.

Another Note:  Those of you who have art hanging in Dr. Nunnery’s office that you want to enter into the show may pick it up on Thursday, April 18 at 1:45 p.m.  Other paintings may remain there until we have an art change-out.

Spring Art Show and Competition

All Members:

Here are the poster and the prospectus for our upcoming Spring Art Show and Competition.  The show will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Please print out the poster and distribute it to friends, family, and local businesses.

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SHOW PROSPECTUS

LHAA Judged Show and Competition
April 27, 2019
Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Artwork Check In:  9:00 am – 10:30 am (entry fee payment cash and check only)

Judging:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Judge and Judge support team only)

Public Viewing and Reception:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Judge Introduction, Best of Show Award Presented, Judge Critique and Walk Through:  2:00 pm

Artwork Pick Up/Show Take Down:  3:30 pm

Deadline for Show Entries:  Monday, April 22, 2019

Late Entries Accepted through:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019

All artists MUST pre-register, no walk ins accepted

 

ENTRY FEES (PER ENTRY): (No refunds for entries entered but not received)

LHAA members:  $8.00

LSAG members:  $10.00

School Students:  $2.00

Late Entries:  $10.00

 

Please go to LakeHoustonAreaArtists.com for Online Registration Instructions, Divisions and Categories and Show Rules.

February General Meeting

 

This Month’s General Meeting Will Be On Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
77339

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6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

February Demo Artist:  Holly Hunter Berry – Abstract Expressionist

Representationalist, impressionist, colorist, expressionist are a few of the “ist” terms that have defined her work at various times. She continues to grow and push herself to explore new fresh approaches to communicating her message. Never tired of “pushing paint around” she looks forward to working at the easel every day possible. At this stage in Holly’s career she enjoys giving back to the community by teaching her weekly classes and periodic workshops. She tries to teach in a way as to take the mystery out of the painting process. Intuition is important but a strong foundation is important as well and that is her focus. Intuition is personal and can’t be taught…that is the voice of the artist! In addition to giving demonstrations for art groups she has also been asked to be a judge at various art shows.

Holly’s paintings have been exhibited in both solo and group shows in the United States, Central America and Europe for almost 40 years.

There are private collectors in the United States, Central America and Europe. She has been represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona  and in several locations in Texas. Corporate commissions include the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and the Scottsdale Healthcare System, Shea Campus, Woman’s Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Upcoming Dates

Spring Art Show and Competition – Saturday, April 27, 2019 (details to follow)

 Those of you with pieces on display at Dr. Nunnery’s office will have an        opportunity on April 18 to retrieve them if you want to enter them into the show.

Art Change-out at Kingwood Public Library – Monday, May 20, 2019

You have the opportunity to take down your work that is on the library wall and replace it with another piece of artwork.  Don’t forget to fill out your tags ahead of time!

For All Our Newest Members

Please be advised that our membership year extends from September of 2018 to May of 2019 (like the school year).  The dues you paid in the fall (or early 2019) will grant you full membership until the end of May.  For the purposes of activities in LSAG and other art events in the summer, though, you will still be considered a member.