Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WAL: ATC Group open to all

Now meeting at South County Community Center. rm. 105
Monday, May 6th

WAL Art Trading Cards Group
Teri Valentine has stepped forward to lead this group! We meet once a month on a Monday  evening to create and trade Artist's Trading Cards . The cards only restriction is that they must measure 2-1/2"X 3-1/2", be original art (photographs do count), fit into a standard trading card sleeve, and have the artist's contact information on the back. Bring your materials with a bit extra to share, some wine, learn new techniques, and start your own art collection! Check out and post on the Woodlands Area ATC FB page
Suggested chip-in for supplies:: $5 plus bring whatever you have to create cards and share with others.
For info contact Teri Valentine at terilynn248@aol.com

WAL: Vickie McMillan Workshop

Vickie McMillan Workshop: 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 are given with encouragement, kindness, and specific direction. "Just as actors need directors and writers need editors, we as artists need that second or third 'set of eyes'. Critiques help us understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists….Matt Fussell in "The Importance of Critique in Art".

W@orkshop fee:$75. Register online; pay online or by check made out to WAL the day of the workshop. Limited to 8 participants.

Please bring your painting supplies for this unusual "hands on" mentoring event!

CAL: Passionate Purposeful Painting Workshop

WAL: Classes

Small Group Drawing and Painting with Tom LaRock

Small Group Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock
$130 for 4 weeks, supplies not included
Suitable for beginners through expert
Thursday afternoons 1 PM or  evenings 6:30
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.  
Contact Tom LaRock at (281)292-4811 or by email at tom@tomlarockart.com for more information. Please register for class online; payment can also be made online or by bringing a check made out to Tom LaRock to the first class. Do not mail check to P.O.Box shown on wbsite; form has not been updated.

Acrylic and Mixed Media  with Lauren Combs
Mondays or Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:30; 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30
Intro Package - 3 weeks, all supplies included for $100
Regular session - 4 classes for $100, supplies not included
Single session price - $30,  supplies not included
Suitable for beginner through intermediate; older teen through adult

NEW ! 

Colored Pencil for Beginners
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to noon
Four classes for $100 prepaid or $35 per class, supplies not included
Four students min, 6 max. Ages 15 to adult. Class begins May 1st or when minimum is met.
Instructor: Lauren Combs
Easy to transport or work on in small places, colored pencils are ideal for the artist who loves drawing, art journaling, mixed media, and more.
In this class we will begin by learning basic techniques of blending, shading, color selection, and composition by beginning with a simple floral. Later we will move on and add landscapes, animals, and still life to the mix…each subject will add another technique to the artist's toolbox.
For the first class project you may choose pansies, a sunflower, or poppy.
I recommend Prismacolor Premier pencils to begin as they are professional level, easily blended, and widely available. We will discuss other brands as we continue. Contact me for the recommended supply list before you buy pencils or other tools! lp313combs54@hotmail.com
Classes held at Studio in the Woods
26002 Budde Rd
The Woodlands, TX 77380

CAL: Let's Go With the flow

While the Conroe Art League's new website is under construction, please contact Bibi Blonn at sv_discovery@hotmail.com / 281-638-2078 with any questions about this workshop or other classes.

WAL: Summer Acrylic and Mixed Media for Kids

Wednesday mornings beginning in June.
Four classes - June 6th, 10th, 13th, 20th,  Make up or add-on (additional fee) June 27th. 10:30 to noon
All supplies included, $140.  Limited to six, ages 10 to 15. 
Your child will make a new painting each week - ready to hang or pop into a frame, using different techniques, styles, and painting surfaces.
Painting and other art forms can give your child a sense of pride and a means of self-expression that will last a lifetime, whether or not they intend to follow art as a career. 
Subjects and samples to be announced soon.


CAL: The Diversity of Colored Pencils

While the Conroe Art League's new website is under construction, please contact Bibi Blonn at sv_discovery@hotmail.com / 281-638-2078 with any questions about this workshop or other classes.

Market Street, The Woodlands - Spring Art Show


Amateur and professional artists will showcase their paintings, photography, jewelry, metal works, sculptures, digital art, mixed media and other works of art at Market Street's 2019 Spring Fine Arts Show on Saturday, May 4.

Free and open to the public, the Spring Fine Arts Show at Market Street is one of the most popular gatherings for artists in The Woodlands where families can browse for great buys, enjoy live music and participate in artist demonstrations.  Fun activities for aspiring artists of all ages also are scheduled.

Contemplative Photography Workshops with Denise Bossarte

Contemplative Photography Workshops
with Denise Bossarte, award winning photographer and Artist of Texas Signature Member
Are you a beginner wanting to get a better understanding of the basic photographic forms?
Are you an experienced photographer or artist looking to "refresh" your eye and enhance your work?

Then the Contemplative Photography workshop is for you!

This one day workshop offers a unique opportunity experience a contemplative practice using cameras as a way to expand how you see and interact with the world.

Glade Arts Foundation JUNE 8th
Sat, June 8th, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
register at: http://gladeartsfoundation.org/view-course.cfm?id=37

For more information, email Denise at photos@foundworlds.com

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Local & Nationally

Recognized Artists 

Through the Devil
by Michael Albrechtsen

Finally Alone
by Nelson Boren
20" x 24" - Original Watercolor

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VAA: 36th Juried OPEN Exhibition

36th Juried Open Exhibition

36th Juried Open Exhibition

June 17, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Silver Street Studios, West Wing
2000 Edwards Street
Houston, Texas 77007

Juror: Christine Jelson West
Houston First, Cultural Programs Manager


Photo by Dennis Nance

Christine Jelson West joined Houston First Corporation as their first Cultural Programs Manager in 2015. There she is the curator and manager of the permanent and temporary public art programs in all HFC assets. She also programs free public events for Avenida Houston District. She previously served as the Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center where she began a successful artist residency and established the annual rotating mural program. She was the Executive Director of the Galveston Arts Center from 2004 to 2007, securing a National Treasures grant for the restoration of their historic building.

A native Houstonian, West has over 18 years' experience in non-profit and public arts administration having also worked for the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Fresh Arts Coalition and Glasstire, Texas Visual Art Online. She is active in the Texas art community and has served on several boards including the Houston Museum District Association and Glasstire and is currently the Vice President for Special Programs for the Texas Association of Museums. She has curated and juried numerous regional art exhibitions, has participated in grant review panels for local, state and national granting organizations and currently serves on the Grants Committee for the Houston Arts Alliance.


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The Printing Museum is one of only a handful of organizations nationwide 
that examines and explores print and its continuing impact on our daily lives. Located in Houston's vibrant North Montrose District. 
The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, letterpress, book binding, lithography and papermaking studios, and a gift shop.

Hours: Friday & Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM with guided tours at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM. Tuesday - Thursday, Group Tours by appointment only.

Houston, Texas 77019
Radius Books is a non-profit publishing company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Radius Books encourages, promotes, and publishes books of artistic 
and cultural value for a wide audience.

It is our firm belief that the arts are vital to our nation and our culture's future.

Through our education and outreach programs, we promote an ongoing dialogue among writers, thinkers, and artists.

Over the past ten years, through our Library Donation Program, we have donated over 40,000 art books to underfunded libraries, schools, and community centers nationwide.
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