Tuesday, September 24, 2019

LSAG: League Updates Taken In October

Local League Updates will be taken the month of October.
Please submit the 
*name of the person & position (see list below), 
*phone number, & 
*email address 
for THESE 6 positions ONLY:

-President of your local league
-League Show Chair
-League Database Manager
-Publicity Chair
-2 LSAG Representatives from your league (NOT including your president who is automatically a rep)

Also please check your league's listing under Connect to Local Leagues 
to be sure your meeting day, time, & place are still accurate.

*****Remember, we cannot connect you to the community without updated information.  We are dependent on each league's role of responsibility.

Please do NOT send this information in an attachment.  It will be returned.
Send it in the body of an email to

Updates should be sent between Oct. 1-31st.  Outside of these dates, please submit any updates as they occur to the current President of LSAG listed under  Connect to LSAG leadership.  The next updates for the website will occur in February.
Updates submitted on time in October will be posted to the website by early November if not before.    

LSAG: Interruption of Service During Christmas Holidays

Dear LSAG Leagues & Members,

The LSAG website will be undergoing some routine maintenance during the Christmas holidays.  You may experience times from the middle to the end of December that it is difficult to access the website or that shows the website as not being available.  Please take note of this and adjust your schedule/ plans accordingly.  It is advisable that you stay alert to the newsletter for any announcements.  

If you are not currently subscribed to our monthly newsletter, consider doing so by signing up here:   

Thanks for your understanding so we are able to offer our members the best quality site.

ALFB Judged Show Entry Deadline Sept. 27

ALFB's Open LSAG Judged Fall Show will be October 5, 2019, at the Fort Bend Art Center, 2012 Avenue G, Rosenberg. with art intake from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4th.  The judge will be Marty Hatcher.  There will be special awards and prizes, in addition to the LSAG ribbons.  Visit our website, www.artleaguefortbend.org to get your entry form.  Click on the "Events & Classes" Menu and select "Fall Show Entry."  Scroll down to the link and print your entry form.  Mail with your check as instructed by Friday, Sept. 27th.  Hope to see you there!

TAL Judged Show on Oct. 11 & 12th/Register by Oct 2nd

The Fall 2019 fine art show and sale will be held Friday-Saturday, October 11th & 12th inside the beautiful LSC-Tomball Community Library.  We are proud to partner with LSC-Tomball Community Library and a portion of proceeds will go to the Friends of the Tomball Community Library to support library services!

The show is free and open to the public with the added convenience of free parking.  More information is available at: www.thetomballartleague.com/

Entering art into the show is open to members and non-members alike and students are encouraged to enter.   There are five divisions, professional, semi-professional, non-professional, adult student and school student. Within the five divisions are 11 categories such as oils/acrylics, sculpture, pastels, etc.  A full prospectus and required forms can be found on the TAL website: www.thetomballartleague.com/2019fall_prospectus.pdf

Our featured judge for the fall show is professional local artist Laurie Humble (www.lauriehumble.com).   About the Artist:  While best known for her realist works in watercolor, highlighting unusual vantage points, Laurie works in many mediums and styles. Her works in both watercolor and oil are included in private and permanent collections across the country and have garnered awards in numerous National and International Exhibitions. She enjoys experimenting with new ways to use traditional mediums. Her current passions include painting large scale oil finger-painted statement pieces, and sculpting realist figurative and abstract pieces.   Her work has appeared on the cover and been the subject of a feature articles in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist. It has been included in Southwest Art, International Artist, the book Splash 10, and many others. She has produced five instructional DVD's, three with Art Academy Live and a two-DVD series, Secrets in Watercolor, with Artists Network TV.

Online (no exceptions) Pre-registration deadline: 10/02/19 Midnight
Walk-ins are for students only: 10/10/19  10:00AM-7:30PM
Art intake: 10/10/19 10:00AM - 7:30PM

Open to Public: 10/11/19  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open to Public:  10/12/19  2:00 - 3:00 PM
(Judging/Critique 10/12 9:00 AM-2:00 PM)

LSC-Tomball Community Library
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball  77375

Please contact us at our email address with any questions or concerns:

Lake Houston Area Artists 2019 Fall Art Show and Competition

Lake Houston Area Artists 2019 Fall Art Show and Competition
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77345
Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Late Entries Accepted through:  No late entries accepted
All Artists MUST pre-register
Elementary School up to Professional divisions welcome
LHAA members:  $8 per entry
LSAG members:  $10 per entry
School Student (Elementary, Middle and High School):  $2 per entry
Open to all members of LHAA and LSAG
Please visit our website for more information at:  lakehoustonareaartists.com
Contact Person:  Amy Conroy, amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com 

WAL: Resin 101 with Patricia Gilligan Burroughs

Resin 101 Workshop
with Patricia Gilligan Burroughs 
Saturday Sept 28th and Sunday Sept 29th
10 Am -1 PM
Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, 77380
$100 per person, includes all supplies
Learn the very basics and some advanced techniques to use resin in your work. Go beyond clear-coating and add pigments inclusions, multiple layers and more on wood supports.

WAL: New class - Plein Air

ALB: Day of the Dead Exhibit

Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
October 2 - November 9

October 2nd thru November 9th the Art League of Baytown will host our annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition of Member and Student Artwork and Altars
(Student Artwork is from Area School Students - Elementary thru High School).

The exhibit will also include a Community Altar where members and neighbors can remember their loved ones who have passed.

We would love for you to come see this wonderful cultural exhibit.

Now celebrated in countries around the world, Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead", is a two-day holiday which originated in Mexico to remember deceased loved ones. It's a Mexican national holiday and the country's largest celebration of the year. Dia de los Muertos extends well beyond Mexico to Guatemala, Brazil, Spain and Mexican-American communities in the United States.
The observance is November 1st and 2nd, coinciding with the Catholic All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Typically, the two-day celebration is divided into separate days to honor deceased youth, Dia de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) and Dia de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels) on November 1st, and Dia de los Muertos on November 2nd for adults. On Dia de los Muertos, families gather to celebrate those who have died as well as to build altars in their homes, schools or other public places to pay homage to the deceased. Many honor the dead with gifts of sugar skulls, chocolate, marigolds (the Mexican flower of death), sweetbreads and trinkets. Families also typically visit graves to deliver ofrendas (offerings) and hold vigils with candles and photos. They often believe that happy spirits will provide protection, good luck and wisdom to their families, and ofrenda building keeps the family close.

Art League of Baytown  • 110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX  77520 • Open Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  • 281.427.2222 • ArtLeagueOfBaytown.org   •  www.facebook.com/110W.TexasAvenue/    

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WAL: Gelliplate Workshop

Gelli Plate Printing
with Sara Saravo
Learn to monoprint on a variety of papers, create collages, and art pieces using stencils, masks, texture plates and texturing tools.
A 5X7 gelli plate and brayer will be your to take home, and all supplies for the projects are included on the fee.
Saturday, October12th
$60 per person
Maximum 10  sign up today!

ALB: Watercolor on Yupo with Fontaine Jacobs

Watercolor on Yupo

with Fontaine Jacobs

Join us on Saturday, October 12, 10-1

Cost: $50

Call: 281-427-2222 or Visit the Art Center of Baytown to register and pay in full by Oct. 5th 

       Art Center Open Wednesday - Friday, 10-4 & Saturday, 10-1
110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX 77520

Art League of Baytown  • 110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX  77520 • 
Open Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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WAL Fundraiser Workshops


Workshops held at Studio in the Woods
26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77380

$40 per person, seating limited. 
11:20-2 PM

October 5th - Lighted Wine Bottles
Paint a fall tree for your counter or to give as a gift. Bring a bottle of your choice (clear or pale glass best for this project) and all other supples, including a set of mini-lights are included!

October 19th - Alcohol Ink: Domino pendants, Learn basic AI techniques on small tiles, then create a pendant to wear or give as a gift. All supplies included.

Come help us raise funds for supplies and studio programs while spending an enjoyable 2 hours with others!

TAL-November Meeting Guest Demo Artist Laura Spector

Saturday, Nov. 9th,  10:30AM - 12:30PM

The Tomball Art League meetings are held in the LSC-Tomball Community Library meeting room, 30555 Tomball Pkwy, 77375. Join us at 10:30 (doors open at 10:00) for a brief business meeting followed by socializing/networking and finish with an inspiring demo artist. 

November's guest demo artist is by Laura Spector. BIO: 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 , Art League Houston, and private classes from her studio and at various international locations. 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.
In 2018, she was the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant award from the Houston Art Alliance. In 2016, she exhibited at ArtPrize8 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). She was also a recipient of an artist residency at AtelierHaus Hilmsen in Germany and is a Fellow of the prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts (2001). Spector was included as a finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Award in both 2006 and 2008, where her Museum Anatomy photographs were auctioned at Sotheby's Hong Kong. While in Houston, her work has been exhibited in FotoFest 2014, and The Big Show at the Lawndale Art Center in 2016 and 2013. Her solo exhibits in Houston include G-Spot Gallery (2018) and RedBud Gallery (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.
While creating the Museum Anatomy project, she, along with her collaborator Chadwick Gray (www.chadwickandspector.com), has had the privilege of working with curators from the Friedrich Danniel Museum, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Prado, The National Gallery (Prague), The National Gallery (Athens), MuseuMAfricA (Johannesburg), The Civica Museum (Palermo), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley), National Gallery (Bangkok), among others. Currently, Museum Anatomy is expanding into three-dimensional works of art.   https://spectorstudio.wordpress.com/

Michele Patton
Publicity Chair TAL

ALB: Salli Babbitt Encaustic Demo

Our monthly meetings are always free and open to the public!                                    
Come join us October 20 at 2pm
for our meeting and an Encaustic art demonstration by Houston artist

We would love to meet you and for you to learn more about the Art League of Baytown.

Art League of Baytown  • 110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX  77520 • Open Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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We need your feedback! Help us create a better festival experience for you.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
April 4 & 5, 2020
Please take this brief survey to help us bring you the best festival yet!

Your answers are anonymous unless you want to be added to the random drawing for a $100 gift card, courtesy of our partner supporting the arts,
Market Street, The Woodlands.

The survey will close on September 20th.
We will notify the winner on the 21st.

The Woodlands Arts Council | www.TheWoodlandsArtsCouncil.org

Kindness Rocks, The Woodlands

Kindness Rocks, The Woodlands is a new Facebook group for local artists who like to share rock painting ideas. We leave painted rocks with affirmations, symbols, or just lovely images to lift the spirits of others in our community. If you wish to join the group or happen to find one of our rocks, simply find us on Facebook and make the world a little nicer...on pebble at a time!

Weekly Newsletter from Houston Curator

Buy Original Artwork from Local Artists!  
Buy something handmade with love!
Original Artwork by Geraldo Saenz
What's Above Your Sofa?
Large Scale Artwork Exhibition & Sale at St. Luke's UMC in River Oaks

Artists Meet & Greet - Sunday, September 8, 10am - Noon

Large Scale artwork ready to take home and freshen up your surroundings! Let's make a change to your living room and display a new original piece of artwork by some of Houston's finest artists. Sept. 2 - Sept 30 with a preview on Sunday, Sept. 1 following worship and an Artists Reception on Sunday, Sept. 8, following the 8:45 AM service (10am - Noon). Many different media to chose from, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil Paintings, Collage, and more...

Participating Artists:
Laura Roux
Julie Clifton
Michele Collins
Jose Masis Oliver
Candis Smith
Richard S. Hall
Joy Hilley
Gerardo Saenz
Jose Madrigal
Suzanne Buckland, Curator

St. Luke's is located at 3471 Westheimer, Houston, 77027 and is open daily 8am - 8pm.
Curator Randy Murrow will be happy to assist you with your purchases, Contact Randy at (713) 402-5122.

Artist Julie Clifton
Julie Clifton will bedazzle Sean Anthony Salons in September

Sweet irony is knowing your art made of cake and frosting will be devoured by frantic partygoers. 
For the 42 years Julie made cakes, this was her reality. Though she loved delighting her clients, the short life span of her creations left only pictures and memories. 
When Julie found herself with free time the art poured from her fingers like water. First, the layered photo collages showed her unique vision. Next, the intricately layered pen and ink in black and white revealing the depth of her natural talent.  Now, Julie is exploring collage art using repurposed jewelry, silk and velvet. With her heart and mind she shows us how these luxurious girly things can continue to delight.  It's impossible to absorb every detail of Julies collages on the first viewing.  Her expert use of space and movement dazzles. The twists and folds of the fabrics cause light to dance and shimmer on their surface. Julie has juxtaposed the jewelry and finery of old into the millennial art of NOW. She's given these discarded items a new life and a new story.  In return,  they have given her a new purpose and passion

Julie will be the featured artist at Sean Anthony Salons, 3300 Chimney Rock, Houston, Sept. 9 - Oct. 14

Artists Opportunities

Artists: Looking for a space to have a solo show?

I'm currently seeking a few select artists who are interested in solo exhibitions at Sean Anthony Salons, 3300 Chimney Rock. You must have a catalog
of at least thirty pieces, coherent in style in a variety of sizes, family friendly, for sale, and committed for at least 30 days . Artists will be chosen by Suzanne Buckland and Sean Anthony. I currently have September, October and the remainder of  2019 open. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work during the holiday shopping months. Email me at confident_realm@yahoo.com for more information. Please include your website.     
I have two additional venues recently available for smaller solo exhibitions, Memorial Fine Watches (Memorial & Dairy Ashford area) and Family Hair Braiding on Chimney Rock. Email me for details.
Call to Artists: It's a Jungle out There! - Animal inspired Artwork at Eliana's
Seeking Animal or Jungle inspired artwork. to be exhibited and sold at Eliana's, 2033 Post Oak Blvd. Sept. 18 - Oct. 16. Tbis is a great venue to get your artwork seen. Over 100 patrons per day visit Eliana's, in the Galleria Area. There is an installation fee of $20 per piece for the entire month. Eliana's charges 25% commission on sales. All sizes accepted. Please email digital images to confident_realm@yahoo.com by Sept. 15 to enter.  

Original Artwork by Suzanne Buckland
A Note from Suzanne

I have been very honored to be part of the Houston Visual Art Community for over 15 years and to have participated and curated in many wonderful exhibitions throughout our great city. I'm always seeking new opportunities for local artists to get their art out before the public eye and show off their talents. I've always been an advocate of group art exhibitions in public and commercial spaces, taking art out to the people. I hope you can attend the receptions and patronize the businesses who assist the artists by showing and selling their artwork.

Holland Street Gallery Closing Sale

Gallery  Closing Sale
50% off
After more than 13 years in business, Holland St Gallery will be closing. It was a difficult decision because of the many talented artists that have been represented by the gallery and because of all the wonderful customers that have become lasting friends.
Our planned closing date is October 31st. Until then we will be offering 50% off of most merchandise, 25% off of hanging art, and 25% off of the bell collection.
The frame shop will remain open by appointment only and private art lessons are available upon request.
A special thanks to all that have supported us throughout the years. It is hard not to feel sad about closing, but I look forward to being with my family and an opportunity to have time to paint.

50% off most jewelry!

Most Everything 50% off
Art Books and Art Supplies
Clay, Jewelry, Glass,
& Furniture.

 Wall Art -25% off
Custom Framing -10% off

Gallery closes October 31st, 2019
Also Selling all Store Fixtures!
Holland St Gallery, 14 N Holland St, Bellville, TX 77418