Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Attention LSAG League Presidents, Representatives, & Members:

Please do not miss our
Fall Open Meeting
on Saturday, November 10th
beginning at 10:30 AM
Memorial Church of Christ
900 Echo Ln, Houston, 77024

Note from the LSAG President:  
This is a critical meeting for all members of the Guild.  At the very least we encourage all League Presidents and LSAG Representatives to attend.  Further announcements and plans concerning the future of LSAG and the 2019 Convention will be made this meeting.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

LSAG: Fall Meeting Reminder-- Nov. 10th

Attention LSAG League Presidents, Representatives, & Members:

Please do not miss our
Fall Open Meeting
on Saturday, November 10th
beginning at 10:30 AM
Memorial Church of Christ
900 Echo Ln, Houston, 77024

Note from the LSAG President:  
This is a critical meeting for all members of the Guild.  At the very least we encourage all League Presidents and LSAG Representatives to attend.  Further announcements and plans concerning the future of LSAG and the 2019 Convention will be made this meeting.  

LSAG: Final Call for Updates 10/31 - Next Updates Taken in Feb.

The month of October, 
we are accepting updates for league leadership changes 
that have occurred since our last update in the summer  
as a result of a recent election.

If you have an update for 
-Show Chair 
-Publicity Chair
-League Database Manager
-LSAG Representatives (outside of the President)

send them to  
by October 31st, midnight.

What is Needed?
-The person's name, email, & phone number, & of course the position(s)  they hold
-Send in the information in the BODY of an email; 
NO documents or attachments, please.
-Also please check your monthly meeting date, time, & place and send any corrections on that as well.
-What we have currently is listed on the 
'Connect to Local Leagues' page on the LSAG website. 
Visit there to see if your league shows updated information.

We know it takes many volunteers to run your organization, but kindly do not send us your full roster.
We only list the positions above.
If you do not have that specific named position for your league,
please supply the name & contact information of the person who does the tasks associated with the job.

Houston Art Society invites all to participate in their fall judged show, an LSAG qualifier on November 10th. EArly entry deadline, Nov. 5th. Please go to our website under Shows for further information.

TAL November Demo

Conroe Art League - 4th National Invitational Show

Artists are invited to enter the 4th Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show. This call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork created on or after January 1, 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded, and $1,500 will go to First Place, $1,000 to Second Place, and $500.00 to Third Place. There will be three Honorable Recognition awards.  Entry closes Friday, November 30, 2018, at midnight Mountain Time, and the show will exhibit at the Conroe Art League gallery, Conroe, TX, in March 2019. This is a juried show, and the judge is Dr. Jessica Locheed. Dr. Locheed is a professor of art history having earned both a Ph.D. and M. A. in art history at the University of Iowa, and she is currently on the Art History Faculty at Houston Community College. 

WAL: Studio News

Life Drawing/Painting Group
Fox Robison will be the organizer for a new life drawing and painting group which will meet twice per month at Studio in the Woods. All media welcome.  Model fees will be shared among participants. Mentoring may be available by arrangement.
Please contact Fox at rm@foxrobisonartistry.com for more information.

Open Studio Wednesday Afternoons

WAL holds open studio hours for members and those who wish to visit most Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Bring your own project (or participate in a focused mini-workshop for a small fee) , get inspired, browse through our lending library...or just hang out and have coffee!
26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, TX, 77280

Wednesday, November 14th at the Studio the focus will be on paper crafts. Come learn how a basic die cut machine can help you enhance your Artist Trading Cards, Altered Books, or any mixed media art. Start designing those special holiday cards or gifts. Check our website under events for detailand to RSVP. Supplies not included; $5 studio fee.

Classes at the studio:

Small Group Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock

Cost: $130 for 4 weeks
Thursday Afternoons from 2:30 to 5:00
Thursday Evenings from 6:30 to 9:00

Drawing and Painting with Tom LaRock is a class that is designed to help the artist of any level to improve their skill and understanding of of drawing and painting.  Emphasis is on understanding and developing each artist's ability to create drawings and paintings enjoyably with accuracy.  Developing the artist's understanding of drawing technique is essential for creating all types of art and this class will explore various methods of drawing with pencil and paint.  

Acrylic and Mixed Media with Lauren Combs
Four classes for $100, or take the intro package: three classes, all supplies included for $100 - makes a great gift! On-going classes, year round. Learn color mixing, use of acrylic mediums, painting on various Each student works at thier own pace to develop their own style and vision.surfaces. 
Mondays and/or Tuesdays 12:30 to 2:30 or every other Tuesdayevening, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

For info on these classes  and more go to https://wal.wildapricot.org/Classes-Adult

Imperial Art Alliance Announcements

Imperial Park Recreation Center
234 Matlage Way, Sugar Land, TX 77478
If you miss any demos or workshops visit our website or Facebook page for photos and updates from each event.

IAA Fall Judged Open Art Show | November 3, 2018
Show Location: George Ranch Historical Park 10215 FM 762 Richmond, Texas 77469
Registration Deadline was Saturday, October 27, 2018, but please come out and support your fellow artists.
Judging: 10 - 11 a.m. | Show Open to Public: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Winners announced at 2 p.m.
Show Awards Cash Prizes:
Best Of Show $100 Choice Awards: George Foundation Choice Award,
Perimeter Gallery Choice Award, Gallery Baroness Choice Award,
Gingerbread House (Elementary and Middle School Student Awards) $25
This is a Lone Star Art Guild (LSAG) qualifying event.

November 17, 2018
Artist: Salli Babbitt| Encaustics
IAA Meeting Demo | 10 a.m. to Noon
Mini-Workshop | 1 to 4 p.m.
Members $40 Non-members $55
Encaustics Gone Wild
Students will learn how to use white wax, Brush-O watercolor powder, and colored shellac to create the most fantastic encaustic artwork. Now torch it up! Add colored pigment sticks to create a painting that's a winner! Click here for more information or to register for the mini-workshop.

December 15, 2018
Annual Holiday party potluck, gift exchange & 35th Anniversary celebration

January 19, 2019
Artist: Lisa Morales | Paper Collage
IAA Meeting & Demo | 10 a.m. to Noon
Mini-Workshop | 1 to 4 p.m.
Members $30 Non-members $45
Much like a painter would use oil or acrylic paint as their medium, Lisa uses paper to achieve the same result. She paints and textures papers of all kinds to create "mini" pieces of art with each individual sheet of paper.

Conroe Art League - Jazz it up with Collage Workshop

WAL November Workshops

WAL Fundraiser: Painted Wine Bottles
with Lauren Combs

Join in the pre-holiday fun and create countertop lighted wine bottles for the holidays! We will supply everything needed but the bottles...and a gold or silver paint pen (optional).

Make one for yourself and one to give as a holiday gift...or make one for Fall and one for Winter in this fundraiser workshop. One set of LED lights provided per participant; these do not require your bottle to be drilled, so you can even paint a full bottle and give as a hostess gift.
No wine bottles? We will have a few but you may use bottles for olive oil, other liquors...even mason jars.
Crackers, cheese, and apple cider provided...adults may BYOB.
$40 per person includes all supplies.
November 13th, 6:30 PM

Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop  with Reva Power

Into Abstraction with a plan

The last of Reva's Beyond Basics series...don't miss it!  Take the mystery out of abstract watercolor painting with Reva's expert guidence.

Please contact instructor with questions on workshop or registration! Supply list sent upon registration. 

Reva's email : tobyreva@comcast.net

$75 ; 9 AM to 1:30 PM with half hour break for lunch
Reva Power is a watercolor artist and signature member of Watercolor Art Society Houston (WAS-H).

Let's Move On – Mentoring: Recover and Revitalize Your Art
If you  have paintings  in your studio that are languishing a slow death because you lost interest in them, suffered a creative block, or couldn't find a way to bring your vision to your canvas, then spending time and learning how to reconcile your old "stopping" place with a brilliant new direction, this workshop with Vickie McMillan is for you. Pack up and bring those unfinished pieces to this workshop! Or just start a new painting incorporating new texture ideas and techniques. Critiques by this master artist and marketer are given with encouragement, kindness, and specific direction.
Thursday, November 15th
Supplies not included

Information and registration on these and other workshops can be found on our website: https://wal.wildapricot.org/Work-Shops

ALFB Fabric Painting Workshop November 17


Fabric Artist Beth Fox is giving a fabric painting workshop at the Fort Bend Art Center, 2012 Avenue G, Rosenberg, TX, Saturday,

November 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The cost is $60 for ALFB members, $70 for non-members, and includes all supplies.  Contact Portia Bell at artbyportia@sbcglobal.net to reserve your spot.

WAL: November General Meeting

Due to the holiday this month our November meeting and demo take place on Thursday, November 29th, 6:30 PM at the South County Community Center on Lake Robbins Drive. Treena Rowan will be the host and featured artist, leading a hands-on printing demo. Supplies provided; RSVP's appreciated! Free and open to the public. Refreshments and social at 6:30 PM, demo will begin at 7 PM
If you are an ATC artist, bring some cards  to swap!

ALB: The Spirit of the Holidays is Alive in Baytown

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us.

The Art League of Baytown is very proud to be an active part of our community, the Historic Downtown Arts District and the Historic Baytown's A.C.E. Council (A.C.E. = Arts Culture and Entertainment District).  In addition, we work closely with the City of Baytown.  As a result, we are partnering for a variety of holiday fun throughout the month of December.  
Please join us for the following exciting events:

v  Christmas Gift Gallery November 14-December 22.  Each year, in addition to the wonderful art that is always available at the Art Center, local artists and artisans set up impressive displays of hand crafted gift items, holiday décor and more for the Art League of Baytown's Christmas Gift Gallery.  Choose from original artwork, handmade cards, Christmas ornaments and décor, pottery, jewelry, hand-painted wine glasses, and a variety of other items. The Art Center is located at 110 W. Texas Avenue in Baytown and is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 10-4 and Saturdays, 10-1.  And in December, the Art Center will be open additional days and hours:  Monday through Saturday, 10-4. 
v  City Christmas Parade down Texas Avenue (Thursday, December 6, 6:30-9:30pm) visit the Art League of Baytown before and during the parade for face painting, kid's arts and crafts projects and to purchase snacks, drinks, art, gifts, and raffle tickets.
v  City of Baytown Annual Art Show and Awards (Friday, December 7th.  6-9pm at Baytown Community Center)  Some Art League of Baytown members will be competing and will also have a booth set up where you can purchase art, gifts, holiday decor and raffle tickets.
v  21st Annual Christmas on Texas Avenue Festival  (Saturday, December 8th, 10am-4pm, Town Square Park) This is an exciting annual festival featuring vendor booths, food trucks, entertainment, photos with Santa, and a variety of family friendly activities.  Visit the Art League of Baytown at The Art Center and at our outdoor booths for child and adult arts and crafts projects, a sidewalk chalk art competition, and to purchase snacks, drinks, art, gifts, and raffle tickets.  (The ice rink in Town Square will also be open.)
v  Farmer's and Holiday Market  (Saturday, December 15th, 8am-1pm, Town Square Park) visit the Art League of Baytown at The Art Center and at our booth to purchase art, gifts, and raffle tickets.

PS:  Vendor applications are still being accepted for both the Christmas Gift Gallery and Christmas on Texas Avenue.  For Gift Gallery information please email Office@ArtLeagueOfBaytown.org or call the Art League of Baytown at 281-427-2222 for more information.
For vendor information for Christmas on Texas Avenue please visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasOnTexasAvenue/

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/

Conroe Art League - Painting Dramatic Clouds and Sky workshop

Conroe Art League -Impressionist Still Life in Oil Workshop

ALB: Jesse Lane Colored Pencil Workshop

Take your colored-pencil artwork to the next level with award-winning artist Jesse Lane.
Jesse has just added a workshop in the Houston area, hosted by the Art League of Baytown. 
And registration is now open.

Dramatic Portraits in Colored Pencil is a two-day workshop where Jesse will share his techniques for creating nuanced skin tones, compelling eyes and realistic hair.
Students will be provided with a beautiful, detailed

DATE:  Sat. Feb. 23 - Sun. Feb 24, 2019
TIME:  9 am-4 pm
CLASS: min. 15, max. 30 people
COST:  $300 Art League members/CPSA members/LSAG members, $330 non-members, $275 students
           $150 deposit due at sign-up, balance due by Feb.13, 2019. 
Cancellations made before Feb. 13 will be refunded and all fees returned.  If you cancel after Feb. 13 and we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list, you will receive a full refund.  If we are not able to fill your spot we will refund all but the $150 deposit.
PAYMENT: Payment can be made by mailing a check along with the registration form or by credit card at the Art League of Baytown. Sorry, we cannot accept credit payments online.    SUPPLIES: A supply list will be emailed to registered participants.  
LODGING: A block of rooms have been reserved at Spring Hill Suites at a rate of $89 per night for Feb. 22-24.  Free breakfast & free gated parking is available. The Art League is about 15 min. away. 

Space is limited, so register now. 

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/

New studio opened

Golda Sam & Company Art Studio, 
515 Lilly St, Conroe Tx. 77306
Owners: Golda Rader and Sam Hollis
Classes and Workshops Tues thru Saturday.
Current Classes:
Watercolor, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Drawing and Zentangle and Wine and Design

Come see us, would love to have you.

Teacher: Golda Rader CDA CZT Thurs. Nov 8th and Friday Nov 8th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 Medium: Color Pencil Complete 4 trays Supply list available upon payment $40.

Woodlands Arts Council

New this November!
The Woodlands Art Crawl & Craft Beer Tasting Saturday November 3, 2018, 2-5 pm
Hughes Landing® - Restaurant Row

Spotlight on Mexico
Sponsor An Interactive Living Museum
The Woodlands Arts Council is seeking support for an exciting new concept for the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival – A Spotlight on Mexico. Help us make this vision a reality by sponsoring an interactive living museum that will feature Mexico's rich culture, including art, destinations, culinary tasting, music, dance, trade and more.

Click to learn more here.

Become a 2019 Festival Sponsor and Showcase Your Brand
Join in giving back to our community through sponsorship of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Proceeds help support our year-long cultural and educational outreach programs. Packages range from $3,500 – $250,000. OUR SPONSORS GET RESULTS.

As a sponsor of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your brand to more than 15,000 consumers – in a relaxed, personal, and buying-oriented environment. Learn more here on how you can make a difference. Sponsor inquiries please email Wendy Paynter here.
Branding opportunities
Employee volunteer tie-ins
Educated & affluent audience
Connect with us and get the latest updates about the festival.
Artopoly Sponsors Needed
Artopoly at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a gathering place for the community to enjoy and participate in hands-on, interactive art projects and demonstrations that encourage festival patrons of all ages to discover art in all its forms. Artopoly showcases the year-round community and education outreach programs of The Woodlands Arts Council – Because Art Matters. To sponsor please email Wendy Paynter here.

Join the Flock

Become a Friend of the Council
Membership includes invitations to special events, admission tickets, exhibit openings, monthly newsletters and/or Friends of the Council gift package. All or a portion of your membership is tax-deductible and helps fulfill our mission to provide regional cultural and enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts. Click here to become a Friend of the Council.
Be a part of The Woodlands exceptional collection of public art, one of the largest in the country. The deadline for Phase IV Art Bench underwriting is fast approaching. Your contribution not only adds to the beauty of The Woodlands, but also provides much needed funding for The Woodlands Arts Council's year-round community and education outreach programs.  For more information contact theresa.terrell@howardhughes.com or wendy@thewoodlandsartscouncil.org 

The Woodlands Arts Council, P.O. Box 8184, The Woodlands, TX 77387
The Woodlands Arts Council | P. O. Box 8184, The Woodlands, TX 77387