Monday, May 22, 2017

LSAG: Judges Announced on THIS Friday

LSAG Convention Judges will be announced THIS Friday.  Check back on the blog sometime on Friday at    lsag.blogspot.com   or wait for next week's newsletter for this important announcement.

LSAG: How to Register for Convention 2017

 Registration:  Open only through Tuesday, May 23 at NOON.  

Registering for Convention 2017 is simple.
Decide if you are going to be entering any pre-qualified artwork or not.  ​Then choose below to see what's next. 


If you are entering artwork:

1-Go to SHOWS, then ENTER on this website.  Read over the PROSPECTUS and be sure you understand the rules.
Use of the database means you are COMPLYING with the prospectus.

2-Click on TAKE ME TO THE DATABASE on the same page.

3-Log in to the database and click REGISTRATION on the left.
All of your eligible pieces will show up.  Click on the ones you want to enter.
If a piece qualified twice, it will show up twice.  Only click on ONE of the duplicate entries.
Verify your DIVISION.
***IMPORTANT:  If you changed divisions mid-year, (if you moved up), you will be exhibiting ALL of your pieces in your NEW division.
Your division should show your LIFE EXPERIENCE with ART and NOT your newness to the area NOR your newness to your league or LSAG. 


4-List the sale prices OR enter  $0.00  if it is not for sale.  
-If pieces ARE for sale, list the sale prices in dollars and cents (e.g. $50.00).
-If pieces ARE NOT for sale, put  $0.00 in the dollar amount field.  Do NOT put 'NFS' in the blank
and do NOT leave the field blank.

5-Decide if you are ATTENDING or NOT attending and select the appropriate box.

Also if you wish to add any GUESTS, check the box AND indicate the number of guests as well.
Read the WAIVER and check the box indicating your agreement and compliance.
REVIEW your entry page & make sure your choices are accurate and complete, then click SUBMIT.
You will NOT be able to go back, so consider this as you would if placing an order.     


6-PRINT out your registration confirmation AND write a check made out to your HOME LEAGUE.
Send your registration copy and check to your HOME LEAGUE Treasurer or whomever is so designated in your league.  

Note:  Your league may accept other forms of payment.  Verify details directly with your league.
If you cannot print out your registration, add a slip of paper with
-your name, 
-number of entries, 
-whether you are 'attending'  OR  'not attending' the convention
-and total paid.
-Also indicate the number of guests if you have registered any on your confirmation.  Do NOT add new guests here. 

Please be reminded you may NOT write in any additions or make changes on your registration confirmation.  
Edits of any kind will NOT be honored.  Fees will NOT be reimbursed.

*****Your home league  has a deadline to meet, so be sure you send your fees to your Treasurer or other league designee
NO LATER THAN Tuesday, May 30th. ***** 
No Individual Member's fees will be accepted at convention.  You must go through your home league.




If you are NOT entering artwork:

1-Go to SHOWS, then ENTER on this website.  


2-Click on TAKE ME TO THE DATABASE on the same page.

3-Log in to the database and click REGISTRATION on the left.  If you do not have a login, contact your HOME LEAGUE DATABASE MANAGER or HOME LEAGUE PRESIDENT.  

Verify your DIVISION.  
IMPORTANT:  Even if you do not participate in the shows, your division should show your LIFE EXPERIENCE with ART
and NOT your newness to the area NOR your newness to your league or LSAG.

4-Select the box indicating that you are  ATTENDING.

Also if you wish to add any GUESTS, check the box AND indicate the number of guests as well.
Read the WAIVER and check the box indicating your agreement.  Even if you are not entering art, you must still read and agree to the waiver.
REVIEW your entry page & make sure your choices are accurate and complete, then click SUBMIT.  
You will NOT be able to go back, so consider this as you would if placing an order.     

5-PRINT out your registration confirmation AND write a check made out to your HOME LEAGUE.
Send your registration copy and check to your HOME LEAGUE Treasurer or whomever is so designated in your league.  

Note:  Your league may accept other forms of payment.  Verify details directly with your league.
If you cannot print out your registration, add a slip of paper with
-your name, 
'attending' 
-and total paid.
-Also indicate the number of guests if you have registered any on your confirmation.  Do NOT add new guests here. 


Please be reminded you may NOT write in any additions or make changes on your registration confirmation.  
Edits of any kind will NOT be honored.  Fees will NOT be reimbursed.

*****Your home league  has a deadline to meet, so be sure you send your fees to your Treasurer or other league designee
NO LATER THAN Tuesday, May 30th. ***** 
No Individual Member's fees will be accepted at convention.  You must go through your home league.




QUESTIONS on REGISTRATION: 
Contact Stephanie at  lsagvpshows@gmail.com
or
Polly at  lsagpresident@gmail.com


If you are not able to connect to the database through the website, visit lsag.wspub.com (NO www. please).



Special Meals for Those with Food Allergies:
Please contact Polly at lsagpresident@gmail.com
if you need to request a special meal due to a food allergy.

Convention 2017 Info

CONVENTION 2017
2017 Convention Hosts and Theme:
Art League of Bay City - Registration
Art League of Ft. Bend – Demo Artists
Imperial Art Alliance/Art League of Ft. Bend – Show Staff
National Society of Artists – Luncheon Decorations
Theme:  "We Art the World"

Registration Details:
Registration opens Tuesday, May 9 and remain open for two weeks.
Registration closes Tuesday, May 23 at 12:00 noon  

(Please Note:  At the time of publishing on Monday, registration was open; however, registration closed before this newsletter was distributed on Wednesday.  As always, the blog is available at anytime anywhere by going to the newsletter / blog main page.)  

Directions on how to enter are posted in this newsletter AND on the LSAG website on the How To Enter page.


NOTES ABOUT REGISTERING:
Please do not add or subtract anything from your registration. Edits will not be honored nor will additions in any way (not in attendance, artwork, guests, or otherwise).
The Deadline to send in your payment to your league treasurer or other league person in charge of handling your home league's registrations is Tuesday, May 30.
Pre-registered attendees and non-attending show participants can pick up their registration packets during art intake hours on Saturday, June 3 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Please allow time BEFORE closing to prepare pieces with labels that will be provided in your packets.
Saturday, June 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:  Intake of all pre-registered artwork. There will be no walk-in art entries; walk in art will not be accepted.


Demo & Show Schedule:
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Vendor Setup                                                            9:00 a.m.
Registration                                                             10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.    
Demo #1 – Carla Gauthier, Watercolor                    11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Demo #2 – Judy Crowe, Oil, Still Life                      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Demo #3 – Patty Pendergast, Acrylic Animals         2:20 – 4:30 p.m.
Annual Membership Meeting, Awards                               5:00 p.m.
Catered Dinner                                                                   6:15 p.m.
Convention Closes                                                             8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Judging Begins                                                             11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Demo #4 – Linda Dellandre, Pastel                               1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Demo #5 – Gary Frisk, Plein Air                                     1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Show Opens for Public Viewing                                      3:25 - 5:15 p.m.
Convention ends on                                                         5:15 p.m.


2017 Convention Demo Artists:
Carla Gauthier, Watercolor - carlagauthier.com
Judy Crowe, Oil, Still Life  - judycrowe.com
Patty Pendergast, Acrylic,/Animals – pattypendergast.com
Linda DelLandre, Pastel – lindadellandre.com
Gary Frisk, Plein Air – garyfriskart.com


2017 Convention Judges:
The Convention Judges will be announced May 26, 2017


New This Year:
We are looking forward to a different and exciting Convention this year and hope you will join us.  Our host leagues are putting forth great effort to ensure everything runs smoothly and your experience is encouraging and rewarding. We want you to have the best time possible. Our Convention this year breaks from the Friday/Saturday program of  past and will be held on a Saturday/Sunday this year. It is our hope that you will enjoy the events and dinner on Saturday and return on Sunday to take advantage of the continued events, including the judging of our Show and Exhibit. We will have vendor representation this year and hope some new elements introduced to the Program will please and entertain everyone. We're making some exciting preparations for the future of LSAG and hope you'll be there to share the excitement.
The LSAG is gratified to be hosted by Fluor Corporation, a community leader in the Sugar Land area.


Qualifiers for the Show:
Qualifiers for the Juried Show are awarded by judges throughout the art year at league level shows.  Winners of a 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and 1st Honorable Mention in each division & category are eligible--- up to 4 qualifiers in a division & category but based on the judge's discretion.   All Best of awards are also eligible.
Please Note:  Qualifiers for the juried show are awarded by judges throughout the art year at league level shows.  Winners of a 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and 1st Honorable Mention in each division & category are eligible -- up to 4 qualifiers in a division & category based on the judge's discretion.  All Best Of awards are also eligible.  Honorable Mention awards do not qualify for LSAG's Convention.  

CAL: Carrie Allbritton Mixed Media Abstract Workshop



Carrie Allbritton
Mixed Media
Abstract/Non-objective


Ever wonder what makes an abstract/non-objective painting an award winner? Why do some paintings compel you to look closer and others do not? It is not just a case of putting texture or pretty colors on your paper or canvas; it is in knowing the rules of design and how to use them more effectively. It's knowing how to use color and texture to its best advantage and having the confidence to move forward.
With Carrie's careful guidance and demonstrations, you will complete a painting a day, any size, on any surface.

August 31, September 1 & 2
  9am- 4:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $200

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301
936-756-9572


To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00
Make your check payable to Conroe Art League
 Conroe Art League, P.O. Box 3623, Conroe, TX 77305, Attn: Kathryn Marks
Credit cards are accepted at the gallery
 Balance due on or before August 18, 2017
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list.

CAL: Carol Nelson's Mixed Media Workshop




FOUR FULL DAYS of mixed media creating with 

Carol Nelson
Experiments in Mixed Media





This four day workshop will feature a series of projects in which we will explore mixed media techniques which Carol uses in her paintings. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day

Carol's approach to mixed media works for both realism and abstraction.  You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques, such as use and preparation of Tyvek, metals and metal foils, embossed foils, combusted origami foil, rusted iron paint, making your own unique collage papers, making unique focal medallions using air dry clay, inexpensive substitutes for pricey art materials, and much more.

 Carol will also discuss abstract composition and color theory, various kinds of supports, how to attach various collage elements, and presentation options for a finished piece.

The fourth day will be Carol's abstracted trees. There will be a $15 materials fee due the first day of class.
View more of Carol Nelson's Art and receive a supply list at carolnelsonfineart.com

    October 17 – 20, 2017       
9:00 – 4:00

Workshop Fee: $400

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301
936-756-9572


To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $100.00
Make your check payable to Conroe Art League
 Conroe Art League, P.O. Box 3623, Conroe, TX 77305, Attn: Kathryn Marks
Credit cards are accepted at the gallery
Balance due on or before Oct 5, 2017     Contact Kathryn Marks for a payment plan
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place

CAL: Sami Collins' Masking Technique Workshop



An Air of Whimsy: Painter's Gamut   Sami B. Collins

Fleshing out the Imaginary / Gamut Masking Workshop with Acrylics

Resourcing/researching, thumbnail drawing


Like exercising to keep your body in shape, we need to give our mind a little practice to keep our ideas fresh and improve the way we draft our work.  We will take another look at the 'Gamut Masking' technique to build coordination within our color palette and browse various materials to help stir the senses and feed into the "Once upon a time…" scenario. You will be putting together your own fantastical scene that tells a very unique- if not subtle- recollection about yourself, someone you know or something you've learned. Most importantly, Sami hopes everyone can walk away with a new perspective and perhaps a few new shortcuts to move your story forward.
See more of Sami's work at…www.sbyrum93.wixsite.com/samicommissions
Please note dates have been changed from May, now to July
July 29, 30, and 31     9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

Workshop Fee:  $270

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301
936-756-9572


To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $90.00
Make your Check payable to Conroe Art League

Conroe Art League
P.O. Box 3623
Conroe, TX 77305
Attn: Kathryn Marks

Credit cards and checks are accepted at the gallery
Balance due on or before July 15, 2017
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list

CAL: Peter Andrew's Acrylic Transfer Workshop



Hands-On Acrylic Transfers 
 Peter Andrew

Picture
"The story goes, that once upon a time, Robert Rauschenberg, the great American painter, was in his studio messing around and he spilled paint thinner onto a canvas that had a magazine page sitting on it.  I think he may have let it sit for a while, but when he went to pick up the page, the image had been melted by the solvent and reproduced itself onto the canvas. Voila!" - Paul Fujita

Transfers are a fast and fun way to place photo and digital based images onto canvas, glass, carpet, metal or wood.  Peter Andrew will show you how to incorporate this technique into your next art piece.

If you would like more information about Peter Andrew, visit his website at www.peterandrew.net

July 15, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Workshop fee: $40

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301
936-756-9572

To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable full payment of $40.00
Make your Check payable to Conroe Art League

Conroe Art League
P.O. Box 3623
Conroe, TX 77305
Attn: Theo Szurek

Credit cards are accepted at the gallery
Payment due on or before July 1, 2017
Email theoszurek@yahoo.com when your payment has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list

CAL: Carrie Allbritton's Watercolor Workshop




Carrie Allbritton
Big, Bold, & Beautiful
Watercolor Flower Workshop

Come and enjoy watercolor that is really fun and different!
 Everything you do in this three day workshop will be new and innovative.
Carrie will guide you in step by step instructions.
You will be working with a 3D still life of flowers and beautifully create a unique background.
See more of Carrie's paintings on allbrittonart.com

June 8 – 10, 2017
9am- 4:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $200


Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301
936-756-9572


To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00
Make your check payable to Conroe Art League
 Conroe Art League, P.O. Box 3623, Conroe, TX 77305, Attn: Kathryn Marks
Credit cards are accepted at the gallery
 Balance due on or before May 24, 2017
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list.


Archway Gallery Presents Ink&Image 2017



Archway Gallery presents Ink&Image 2017 
 in conjunction with PrintHouston
Featuring Printmaking by Anderson, Coker, Cromwell, Gray, Joiner, Perkins, and Riccetti



Group Show               June 3 through July 5, 2017

Opening Reception
DATE:                         Saturday, June 3, 2017
TIME:                          5 – 8 p.m.; with Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:                 The Front Space at Archway Gallery,
2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006

Complimentary Valet Parking                                                         

Houston, Texas (April 28, 2017) Ink&Image 2017, at Archway Gallery June 3 – July 5, highlights the breadth of contemporary printmaking with prints by seven Archway Gallery artists: Joel Anderson, Christie Coker, Kevin Cromwell, Mary Lee Gray, Harold Joiner, donna e perkins, and Shirl Riccetti. Ink&Image is a venue of the biennial city-wide series of exhibits and events celebrating the ancient art of printmaking, sponsored by the professional printmaking organization, PrintMatters. 

Archway artists follow the ancient tradition of making marks as statements, including those of the stamped and stenciled hands found in caves and shelters on every continent of the world, except Antarctica. There are thousands of these stamped and stenciled prints made by men, women and children who lived as early as 40,000 years ago. These hand prints seem to say clearly, "We are here. We are."

Ink&Image artists create art that explores the scope of making prints using relief, intaglio, monoprint, monotype, combinations of these, as well as experimental processes.

The Archway artists will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 5 - 8 p.m. to visit with viewers and explain their printmaking processes; the Artist Talk will be at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary valet parking and light refreshments will be available.

Joel Anderson is an encaustic artist incorporating modern, digital elements into an ancient art medium. For this exhibition, Anderson layers encaustic over monoprints or other base imagery then adds upper layer graphics via a digital image transfer process. Other techniques specific to encaustic are also shown, such as coating with shellac and then lighting the whole piece on fire.
Christie Coker typically works with acrylic paint on textured surfaces using sights and sounds from nature as her inspiration. For this show, she continues her exploration of texture while incorporating printmaking techniques into the artistic process. Coker received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in art from Lamar University. She has also studied at the MFAH's Glassell School and has participated in workshops that encourage artistic growth. After a successful career as a classroom art teacher, the artist developed curriculum for a local non-profit organization providing art enrichment for children in the greater Houston area.  Currently focused on producing art full-time, Coker has been represented by Archway Gallery since 2001. Her work is included in private collections in the United States and abroad.

Kevin Cromwell has been working as a printmaker for the last four years after starting with a "Steamroller Print" event in 2012.  He works to make that process more visible in his latest works. Cromwell is currently exhibiting prints at the Universidad de Veracruz Ana in Mexico and has recently travelled to the University of Belgrade in Serbia to promote PrintMatters and the annual "Steamroller Print" festival.

For printmaker Mary Lee Gray making art involves using images, color and form to communicate a response to what has touched her life. Gray's initial impulse may come from a tree etched against light, a human form in movement or very still, a thought, phrase, idea, random sound, or even from the tools and processes used to make the piece. Making a work of art resembles putting together a puzzle from disparate parts. The surprising result is a new image that can stand alone, speak for itself, and provoke a response from the viewer. Art is a discrete form of communication.

Harold Joiner is a painter who explores themes related to the natural or built environment. His work ranges from the purely abstract to the fully representational; he is inspired by what he sees in the cities, parks and nature preserves, as well as the open countryside of central and south Texas. Joiner is new to printmaking and has recently explored the use of unusual media in the development of prints. One such exploration involves using wax paper as the applicator for prints on smooth paper or on Yupo, a slick plasticized surface which is like Mylar. The resist of the wax paper in combination with the slick surface creates pleasant abstractions reminiscent of natural forms.

Painter donna e perkins approaches monotype printmaking in an experimental and playful manner. She is interested in the play of light on metallic surfaces.

With an extensive background in drawing, Shirl Riccetti has always enjoyed the physical activity and drama of transferring one image many ways. So much can be told in the placement, color intensity, and design on the paper. Riccetti received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of St. Francis. She continued her education at the La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco Art Institute, and Rice University. Her international painting trips include the Mas de la Chappelle, Provence, the Couvent du Jardon, Aups in France, as well as the Amalfi Coast of Italy, Spain, Portugal, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Riccetti writes a monthly column for the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, called "Art on the Go", for artists who travel.

Artist owned and operated since 1976
Archway Gallery, one of Houston's and the nation's oldest artist-owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been exhibiting the work of the area's finest artists, providing a great selection of affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a variety of media and styles. One of the more than 30 member artists is always on site, providing visitors a unique experience to meet the artists who created the work, offering a personal insight into the process. Each month features a special exhibition highlighting member artist(s). The public is invited to the monthly opening receptions that celebrate the new installations and work, usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.  In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and authors, as well as a "Tea and Tour" program, providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and refreshments.  With 30 artist-members, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art directly from the artist. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call 713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on Facebook.



--   donna e perkins  www.donnaeperkins.com  

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VT Studio Center Residency Program: Deadline June 15th





Deadline is June, 15th 2017
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New Residency Fellowship Opportunities for Artists & Writers:
Deadline June 15th!

Image: Autumn Dusk - The Red Mill, ©Christopher Burk, 2016
Image: Mason House (detail)©Christopher Burk, 2016.

ALL artists and writers who apply at our June 15th, 2017 deadline will be automatically considered for a VSC fellowship.

Every VSC residency includes a private room, private studio space, and all meals. 

Applications must be received by June 15th, 2017.
For a complete list of special awards and eligibility requirements, visit: http://vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships
"As a result of being exposed to many different kinds of art made by artists at all stages of their careers, I have a better idea of how art communities can come together and thrive. As a young artist this opportunity has been eye-opening, in that I can now see the variety of ways in which being an artist is possible." - Kira Buckel, February 2017 
Red Mill from across the bridge
Group outside Maverick Writing Studios at dusk