Fall Art Show Reminder

Our Fall 2018 Show is Fast Approaching!

Just to remind you all, in order to participate in the show you MUST be a current LHAA member.  Per LSAG rules, we will need to update our database to reflect current members only.

If you have not renewed your membership yet for the 2018 – 2019 calendar year, please do so no later than this Friday, October 19th and be sure that the treasurer has your renewal by then.  The database will be updated on Saturday, October 20th.
If you would like to enter the show, please get your entries in ASAP!  The final deadline for show entries is midnight, Wednesday, October 24th.
Hope to see you there!

Poster for the Fall Art Show

Here is the poster for our upcoming Fall Art Show and Competition!  Please print out copies and share them with everyone!  Feel free to post it on your Facebook page and to contact local businesses who might let you place the poster in their window!  You are our advertisers!


October General Meeting

Our October General Meeting Will Be

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX

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

Artist Demo for October, Robbie Fitzpatrick – Watercolor

For most of my life, I thought myself a writer.  As a child, I’d wished I could draw, but I knew I could write…so I wrote.  A sixth-grade teacher stayed after school to help some of us learn to draw horses; the junior high school Creative Writing Club asked me to do the illustrations for our anthology.  A visit by a hurricane, that kept me ensconced in my townhouse working through the exercises of a book entitled Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, started the wheels really turning.

Much later, after achieving a B.A. in English and Speech Education, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston, and finally a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M, I moved into the art world through the venue of pottery.  Something about wet mud was mesmerizing, but more so was the enjoyment of painting on green ware, and waiting for the pictures to emerge from the kiln.

With a “small” nudge from my husband, I re-considered the direction of my art.  Hmm….there ensued a torrent of pencil drawings.  Still, wanting more  and loving color, I reached  for watercolor pigment, and the simplicity of black and white was transformed into the transparent colors of watercolor.

Eventually, I entered some drawings and a couple of watercolors in an area art show.  I won a first and third.  After a year or so of studying books, I took my first formal lesson at the Houston Art League.  There, I confirmed that I most enjoy the detail, and life, of Realism.

I heard of teachers who taught realism, and I saw their work.  I showed up for class, and I have been learning and growing ever since, studying hard with the 2 Collaborating Artists, Keiko Yasuoka and Duncan Simmons.  The journey took off!!

September Demo Artist Laura Spector

A great big Thank You to our demo artist for September, Laura Spector!  Laura is a very knowledgeable and entertaining teacher who gave us all a new understanding of color, value and hue, and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.


Fall Art Show and Competition


Here are the schedule and prospectus for our Fall Art Show:


 Show Date:  Saturday, October 27, 2018

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

 Panel Pick up from storage, set up at KCC:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 Show set up at KCC:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018

 Artwork Check in:  9:00 am to 10:30 am
 Show set up:  9:00 am – 11:00 am
 Judging:  11:00 am to 12:30 pm
 Show greeter:  12:20 pm to 2:00 pm
 Public Viewing and Reception:  12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
 Judge Introduction, Best of Show Awards Presented, Judge Critique and   Walk through: 2:00 pm
 Show Take Down:  4:00 pm



LHAA Judged Show and Competition
October 27, 2018
Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345


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

Deadline for Show Entries:  Monday, October 22, 2018
Late Entries Accepted through:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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.

Remember, all paid members of LHAA are eligible to enter!  Save the date!
Show poster coming soon!  Tell all your friends, families and neighbors!


September General Meeting

Welcome Back, Artists!

We hope that your summer has been fun, creative and not too hot!  It is a pleasure to see you all back for a new season of art events.  And the first event coming up will be our LHAA Fall Art Show and Competition on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Kingwood Community Center.  There will be more information about the show soon.  Start gathering up your art pieces for display in October!

Our First General Meeting of the New Season Will Be:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Homewood Suites
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo

Anyone who has not yet paid dues for our 2018-2019 season should bring cash or check to the meeting.  Remember, you must be a paid member to enter the fall art show.

September Demo Artist:  Laura Spector – Color          LauraSpector1

Laura Spector currently resides in Houston, Texas, after having lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for ten years. She has been teaching painting to adults and to children since 2004; when she introduced the first foreign community arts center, ArtSpace, to the residents of northern Thailand. Currently, she teaches drawing and painting classes to adults at The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Education at Rice University and Art League Houston and private classes from her Winter Street studio. Previously, she taught high school students at the High School of Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). From 2009-2014, she was a Senior Content Writer for Education.com, contributing art projects for children, grades K-12.

While in Houston, her work has been exhibited in FotoFest 2014, and The Big Show at the Lawndale Art Center in 2013. She and her collaborator, Chadwick Gray have exhibited at Red Bud Gallery in February 2016.  Her artwork has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book, The Real Real Thing:  The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner.  Museum Anatomy artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.

Library Art Changeout – Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Any member of LHAA who has helped us out with some event is eligible to bring their artwork to display at the Kingwood Public Library!

Anyone who has art currently hanging should come prepared to take your work home.

Any members who have work that you would like to hang on the library wall should bring it in!

Your work should be ready to hang, and you should be prepared to create a label for it with such information as the title of the work, framed dimensions, your name and contact information, and price (although the price will not be shown on the tag).

If you have helped us as a volunteer this season you are eligible to bring samples of your work to be displayed at the library for viewing by (and sale to) the public.  Helping to take down the previous art pieces and to hang the new ones counts as volunteering!  The entire process should not take more than an hour or so.

Change of Policy Regarding Artwork Sold 

Any painting hung in an LHAA-sponsored venue will be subject to a 15% commission if sold within six months of the sales exposure.

Back in the Library

Our Artwork is on Display at the Kingwood Public Library Again!

At the request of the library, our society has brought some of our art pieces to display on their wall once again.  A notable addition is the wall of student art, contributed by some of our new student members.  Thank you, kids!

On Wednesday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. the Kingwood Public Library will hold its official grand opening.  The Lake Houston Area Artists are invited to attend as their guests.  All of our members are welcome to attend, whether you have art hanging here or not.

Lets come help celebrate the return of our library!

Library Art Hanging

All Member Artists:

If you have art that you would like to hang at the Kingwood Public Library on Monday, June 18, at 9:00 a.m., please let us know.  It helps us to know how many pieces to expect, so we can plan appropriately.

If you will be joining us for the art hanging event, please send a message to Lynda Feierabend at:


We are recommending a maximum of two pieces of art per artist.  Hope to see you on Monday!