Monday, May 21, 2018

ALFB: Live Model Sessions 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

ALFB sponsors live model painting sessions on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, at 2205 Avenue I, at the corner of 5th St., in Rosenberg.  The model fee varies from $5-$10, based on the number of artists who attend.  No instruction is involved, and you may use the medium of your choice.  Models are arranged by portrait artist, Robin Williamson, who sends out an email the week prior to each session.  There is room for 9 easels, so the first 8 people who respond to Robin's email will be able to attend.  Contact Robin at to get on her email list.

Love of Your Light Art Glass Premiere: June 9th

Love of Your Light Art Glass Lighting Premiere at Wimberley Glassworks on June 9th

Join Wimberley Glassworks for the reveal of our River Timber art installation, and an unveiling of our newest lighting designs, June 9th 3-7pm. Guest will also enjoy live music, glassblowing demos and Antique Gin Fizzes by Treaty Oaks Distilling.
This intimate afternoon, sponsored by Treaty Oaks Distilling, is a free event. RSVP at Eventbrite and get entered to win a set of hand-blown cocktail glasses complete with a bottle of Treaty Oak Gin during the event. See details at WGW.COM

Wimberley Glassworks

Questions?  Contact:
Vanessa Horodecky
Marketing Manager
Wimberley Glassworks

Painting In Italy with Vie Dunn-Harr

Painting in Italy 2018                          September 5-12

"The possibilities are infinite when a group of creative souls come together."

Citta della Pieve is a charming medieval village, situated in a panoramic position, located in the Umbrian Region on the border of Tuscany.
Painting in Italy will be lead by Painter Vie Dunn-Harr. Every style and approach welcomed. Although, there will be instruction in technique,
color, and design for those interested, the focus of this workshop will not be on painting a particular way as much as one's perception, creative
expression, and the unique voice of each artist. We will strive to discover the path which leads to the next plateau in our journey as artists.
We will work plein air and in the studio. No oils please, Vie is allergic. Our studio space is housed in the Oratory of San Bartolomeo, built
around 1326. Within the studio space is the Gothic fresco "Sorrow of the Angels" painted by Jacopo Mino del Pellicciaio of the Sienese School
of thought.
Exploring and creating are lovely companions, as are artists and Italy.

For pricing, photos, and more information go to: or e-mail Vie at:

Painter Vie Dunn-Harr

Archway Gallery presents Dwellings by Silvia PintoSouza

Archway Gallery presents
 Featuring New Paintings by Silvia PintoSouza
Exhibition             June 2 through July 3, 2018
Opening Reception
DATE:                Saturday, June 2, 2018
TIME:                    5 – 8 p.m. 
Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:           Archway Gallery,
2305 Dunlavy, 
Houston, Texas 77006

Complimentary Valet Parking
& Light Refreshments
Archway Gallery presents Dwellings featuring new paintings by Silvia PintoSouza on view June 2 through July 3, 2018.
The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, 
June 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery and will talk about her work at 6:30 p.m.
Through the centuries, each civilization has typically had different types of dwellings developed by society of the time. Vitruvius, a 1st century Roman architect, described the three qualities required of architecture in his treatise,
De architectura as being: Firmness, Usefulness, and Delight; these include aesthetic, sensual, and intellectual qualities. Silvia PintoSouza explains, "No matter where I go, I recognize these architectural qualities and when viewing dwellings from afar, I feel invited to imagine what goes on in these spaces… What kind of people are behind those doors and windows? What type of life they are living? How do they feel and what are their thoughts about life? Clusters of buildings bear a remarkable testimony; they are buzzing with life…. We can imagine that everyone inside has a sense of belonging both to the city and to the dwelling that shelters them. Each one of these structures has many stories to tell. Their walls touch but they hide so many separate intimate activities of their inhabitants. The buildings are alive; they resemble their occupants and their cultural values… Some are colorful and light in design while others are simply white-washed; and then there are some which are soberly built in stone. There is so much activity enclosed in those walls; all the years of continuous settlement and successive interventions have each left their imprints. They tell me from every corner, 'Life is happening here!'"
PintoSouza is a painter for whom artistic aesthetics is very important. She feels that much of our cultural life is visual and the aesthetic appreciation of art is a major part of it. "When I look at something that I find striking and beautiful, I feel the need to paint it. I start by creating in my mind a pre-image: I look at the shapes, the colors, the light, the shadows and I create the painting in my mind. I want to produce something of aesthetic value, a work of art  that I would enjoy looking at." The artist feels that in today's art world the 'Art for the sake of Art' idea has given way to an art that essentially refers to a political or social issue. She continues, "Of course, there is room for all concepts; we all have different ideas we want to express in different ways, but I feel that the aesthetic side of the work seems to have become secondary and of a lesser importance." We are reminded that Fernando Botero, a world famous Colombian artist, once said, ''The true objective in art is the pursuit of happiness, but the world seems to have forgotten about it." Silvia PintoSouza totally agrees with this statement and comments, "Happiness is also beauty. Since the aesthetic element in art is very important to me as an artist, I spend days working on a painting trying to accomplish what is beautiful or pleasing as seen through my eyes." While she spends time on the composition, color scheme, and textural aspects, ultimately, the important thing to the artist is that when a work of art leaves her studio, she has to be in love with it; it has to give her happiness. She paints what impacts her visual senses and says, "I want my work to speak for me with simplicity. There is no need for pompous words or descriptions that take away from what I feel is the real purpose of art… Finding pleasure in viewing art is what I call happiness!"

After graduating with a degree in Architectural Drawing, Silvia PintoSouza traveled from Colombia to London where she pursued her art training and received her Art and Design diploma from Byam Shaw School of Fine Art and Design, now known as Central Saint Martin's School of Art. She then took a course on Photo Printing at the Slade School of Art at University College London where she met her husband Marco. She moved with him to Rio de Janeiro, his native land, and there she continued her training in metal printing, lithography, woodcut, and silkscreen. For the last 25 years she has lived in Houston and has devoted herself exclusively to painting. Throughout her career, Silvia has received several awards and honors from various institutions and has exhibited artwork in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and South America; her artwork is included in collections throughout the world. She joined Archway Gallery in May 2016 and has enjoyed the comradery and creative environment of this unique gallery.
ABOUT ARCHWAY GALLERY  Artist owned and operated since 1976Archway 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 opportunity 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 or call 713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on Facebook.

Sugar Land Art Center: Summer Programs

Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery presents Gopaal Seyn (Neil) Summer Programs
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Our mailing address is:
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

A Year on the Plaza Art Competition

CONTACT: Kristen Carter, Sunwest Communications or 469-547-0207

Winner receives $2,500 stipend; no entry fees

Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter The Catholic Foundation's 'A Year on the Plaza' Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 23 at 3:00 p.m. for an exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist.

The Catholic Foundation hosts this unique competition to identify a piece of original artwork to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Works must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe but do not require a religious theme

"This is such a unique opportunity for artists across Texas and for us at The Catholic Foundation," said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. "We get to showcase a beautiful piece of work for the community to enjoy in our Plaza while also honoring a talented artist and providing visibility in a creative way. I look forward to seeing the submissions each year."

There are no entry fees, and the winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend. Honorable mentions are also recognized with $250 each. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally enlarged to cover the wall in the Plaza. Photography or computer-generated art are not eligible. The Request for Proposal is available at

A panel of highly respected members of the local arts community will determine the winning piece which will be installed and unveiled in October 2018.

"I can't believe it! I'm very proud. I never thought I would be in a situation like this," said 2017 winning artist Adriana Rivera.

About The Catholic Foundation Plaza
The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900-square-foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall. The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to the Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the "Public Art Walk Dallas." Dedicated in 2006, the Plaza was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation's 50th anniversary. The wall currently displays last year's winning piece, "Tree of Life" by Adriana Rivera. Smaller replicas of all past winning artwork are mounted on the wall as well.

About The Catholic Foundation
The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders' vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 56 years, the Foundation has provided more than $148 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages approximately $225 million in assets and houses more than 430 charitable funds and trusts.

For additional information about The Catholic Foundation, call 972.661.9792 or visit

Kristen Carter
Senior Account Executive

One Galleria Tower  |  13355 Noel Road, Ste. 1000  |  Dallas, Texas 75240
Office direct: (469) 547-0207 |  Mobile: (214) 717-1630
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Glaser: Time To Start Voting!

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Pitzer's: Wildlife Art by Trevor Swanson

Amazingly detailed oil paintings!
Amazingly detailed oil paintings!
Art is a place where we celebrate the things
that have meaning to us
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Trevor Swanson is one of today's most gifted and promising wildlife artists. Coming from a long line of talented artists, Trevor is a brilliant example of inspired talent passing from one generation to another. Trevor started painting at a very young age. Almost intuitively, he acquired an appreciation for the realism detail and value systems essential to wildlife rendering. Through patient study, he further mastered the technical skills needed to create truly outstanding works of art.