Tuesday, October 31, 2017

LSAG: Notice Regarding Open Shows

Please keep in mind that Open shows are open to all LSAG member leagues.  If you are hosting an Open Show where winners will qualify for the 2018 convention it is imperative to announce your show on the LSAG website and in the LSAG newsletter.  Placing your show information in the LSAG Database (Shows) does not constitute an announcement.  Many LSAG members do not log into the database to garner information about upcoming shows.  Please make sure you get added to the website and newsletter in addition to the Guild database. 

For website announcement, send your show date, league and judge's name to   lsagconnect@gmail.com
For newsletter announcement send your copy to lsagannouncements@gmail.com.

Thank you.
Polly Ward, President 

Monday, October 30, 2017

LSAG: Open Meeting on Jan. 6th / 10 AM

The Fall Open Meeting, previously scheduled for Saturday, November 11th, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Lone Star College - CyFair College Library Meeting Room (Rm. 131).  The address for this function is 9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and should conclude by 12:00 noon. Topics of discussion will include a Treasurer's report for the 2017-2018 year, an update on the 2018 LSAG Convention and the appointment of a nominating committee to select a new Executive Board for the 2018-2019 show year.   All LSAG League Representatives and members are encouraged to attend.  Enter the building right under the library signage.  Once inside, the room is to your left near the restrooms.

Directions to the library from 290:
CyFair Library is located approximately in the middle of the Lone Star College-CyFair campus facing WEST Road.  Traveling west on 290 take the Barker Cypress Exit and turn LEFT at the light.   Travel to the intersection of West Road & turn RIGHT.  Entrance 3 is the best entrance and is closest to the library.   Make a right turn and then turn left to park in Lot H1, H2, or H3.  The library is in the Learning Commons building and is clearly marked as the public library.  Enter the door facing the parking lot.  Park in a spot that indicates it is for library guests or in the H1, H2, or H3 lots.  Parking outside of these lots / spaces requires a permit, but there is ample space in the library guest spaces and the lots indicated.

Directions to the library from I-10:
CyFair Library is located approximately in the middle of the Lone Star College-CyFair campus facing WEST Road.  Traveling west on I-10 take the Barker Cypress Exit and turn RIGHT onto Barker-Cypress.   Travel to the intersection of West Road & turn LEFT.  Entrance 3 is the best entrance and is closest to the library.   Make a right turn and then turn left to park in Lot H1, H2, or H3.  The library is in the Learning Commons building and is clearly marked as the public library.  Enter the door facing the parking lot.  Park in a spot that indicates it is for library guests or in the H1, H2, or H3 lots.  Parking outside of these lots / spaces requires a permit, but there is ample space in the library guest spaces and the lots indicated.

*****The convention host meeting will be held separately.  All host leagues have been contacted directly by the LSAG President with details.  If you have not done so already, please reply to her directly and plan to attend.  

Contact:  Polly Ward

LSAG Reminder: November & December Newsletters

The newsletter is currently being published monthly.  
The next newsletter deadline is Sunday, November 26th.  Please make a note of it.   

That newsletter will come out on Nov. 29th.  See tips below.  
If you are new, see How to Post / Posting Policy on our website under NEWSLETTER. 

Other newsletters for the remainder of the 2017 year are:
*December 17th deadline for posts for the newsletter coming out on Dec. 20th   (NOTE the earlier date.)

Tips Regarding This Change:
*When you are submitting a post think of events you are having the following month (or other future months) that you want to advertise.   

*Please do not send multiples for the same event.  Multiples will be discarded.

*It is in your best interest to wait until the week before the deadline to post your event so if you have any updates you can make them PRIOR to your submission.  

*If you have a correction, please follow that policy and 
RE-SUBMIT the ENTIRE post with the correction(s) made AND have CORRECTION (yes, in all caps) in your subject headline by the deadline
...or the corrected one may not be the one published.
Please do not send piecemeal corrections; they will not be honored.

*Please be respectful of the limited time I have and have your post publish-ready.  Check your work and have it as you wish it to look.  You can find tips on this on our website under Newsletter-- How To Post.  

*If you need to change the email on your subscription to the newsletter, please visit the LSAG website and follow the directions on the Subscribe page under NEWSLETTER.  We are not able to subscribe or unsubscribe you...or change your email address.   

*"Office Hours"
Please Note:  There will be no office hours during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years weeks, so if you send correspondence, it will be answered after these holidays. Outside of the holidays, I will check the lsagannouncements@gmail.com email where all posts should be sent once or twice a week only.  Please note the announcements email is exclusively for posts to the newsletter and not other LSAG business. Please visit the LSAG website and find the LEADERSHIP page under ABOUT US and direct your correspondance accordingly.

ALB: 65th Annual Christmas Gift Gallery / Call to Artists

          Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special?  Do you need a fantastic piece of art to decorate your home or workplace?  Do you like to support the work of local artists and their charitable programs?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the 65th Annual Christmas Gift Gallery at the Art Center of Baytown is a must see.

            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.  A portion of all sales go toward funding programs such as the Rising Stars art class for special needs adults, art workshops for Shriner's Burn Hospital in Galveston, and scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing further art education.

The Christmas Gift Gallery at the Art Center of Baytown opens November 8th and continues through Christmas.  New items are added throughout that time, so visit often.  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 and Sundays 1-4.  

If you would be interested in participating as a vendor for the Gift Gallery:
  •  please visit the Art League of Baytown Facebook page, or call or visit the Art Center to get more information and to register as a participant. 
  •  We accept artwork or unique crafts that are the creation of the participant.  We reserve the right to reject any item deemed unacceptable by the gallery committee.  
  • All items must be a minimum sales price of $5
  • Each participant is allowed one card table or 2x4 foot craft or display table with a red table cloth draped to the floor.  (participant provides table and table cloth)
  • Registration is $30 for members
  • Each participant must be a member of the Art League of Baytown ($30 per year for individual membership, $40 per year for a family membership, $10 per year for student membership, or $250 for a lifetime membership.)
  • Each participant is required to help staff the gallery at least 2 days per month or pay double for participation ($60 + membership).
  • The league is asking for a 15% donation for each item sold.
  • Participants are required to follow all inventory and pricing guidelines.
The Art Center of Baytown is operated by the Art League of Baytown, a 501.c.3 organization since 1963, whose mission it is to promote the fine arts of painting, sculpting, ceramics, and other fine art crafts and to create fellowship among practicing artists.  The Art League holds art classes and workshops at The Art Center, and has a variety of art and gifts available for purchase.  They also donate their time and talents to benefit programs such as their Rising Stars class for special needs adults and art workshops for Shriner's Burn Hospital in Galveston.  Go by The Art Center, call 281-427-2222, visit ArtLeagueOfBaytown.org, or follow them on Facebook, to find out more about this non-profit organization.

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/

CAL: Call to Artists for the National Invitational Show / Apply by Nov. 30


3rd AnnualConroe Art League Invitational Show (2018)
127 Simonton St, Conroe, TX 77301

APPLY TO THIS CALL:  Apply online through the CaFE website: callforentry.org or Click on the link below

Event Dates: 3/7/18 - 3/31/18
Entry Deadline: 11/30/17


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (Conroe Art League Invitational Show): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $25.00

Conroe Art League 3rd Annual National Invitational Show

You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show being held in The Gallery at the Madeley Building in Historic Downtown Conroe. The gallery is a premier exhibit space in a renovated 100-year old building that once housed an early telephone company.

The show will hang in the gallery through the month of March and be on display during Arts Week in Conroe. Conroe is a thriving arts community with over a dozen arts organizations in the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance which includes two live Theatres, a Symphony, a Literary Arts Society a Choral Society and more. Arts Week will highlight the National Invitational Show as well as The Young Texas Artists Competition, an internationally acclaimed classical music competition. This will bring an influx of arts patrons to the city which was recently named as the fastest growing city in the U.S.

About the Judge
Peter Andrew works as a fine artist with respect for color to express emotions. Known primarily for landscape, Andrew's work is at once figurative and abstract. Andrew strives to communicate a sense of awe about the observable world, hoping to bridge "the material with the immaterial."

Peter Andrew is a Professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University and an outreach artist with The Fine Art Collective, demonstrating Liquitex and Winsor & Newton artists' materials.

Peter Andrew's artwork can be viewed at www.peterandrew.net

Cash prizes will be awarded to three juried pieces: First Place, $1500; Second Place, $1000; Third Place, $500. Ribbons will be given to an additional three Honorable Recognition awards.

Art will be available for purchase if the artist chooses.  A commission of 20% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibit. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. Cash awards will also be mailed at this time. Works are insured while in the gallery and a terms agreement must be signed by the artist if selected. The gallery will keep digital images of selected artworks, and reserves the right to reproduce them for publicity purposes. Artwork must have been created by the applicant,must be original, and produced in the last two years. No Giclée prints are allowed.

Artists are responsible for shipping their work in sturdy, reusable boxes. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork. CAL will not be held responsible for any damage that occurs in transit. Artwork not picked up at exhibit closing will incur a storage fee.

Artwork Specifications
All artwork must have been conceived and created by the submitting artist within the last two years. Artwork may not exceed 50lbs. The maximum size for 2D artwork is 48"Wx60"H.  3D artwork is 24"Wx36"Hx24"D. All artwork must be ready to hang with gallery wire on the back.

Important Dates

Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone

We will attempt to notify all Artists by Wednesday, December 15, 2017
Artwork can be delivered to the Gallery on or before Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 6pm.

Exhibit Dates: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 thru Saturday, March 31, 2018
Artist Reception and Award Ceremony: Saturday, March 24, 2018 6pm to 8pm
Artwork Pickup and Return Shipping: Monday, April 2, 2018 10 am to 5 pm.
Artwork not sold will be shipped by Tuesday, April 3 via your pre paid instructions.

This is national call for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork.  Entry closes at midnight on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone. Selected works will be on exhibit at the  Conroe Art League Gallery throughout the month of March 2018. The Gallery is  located in the historic Madeley Building, 127 Simonton Street ,Conroe, TX 77301 ​  
Direct any questions to:  Brett Hall:  brettghall@icloud.com   

*****Please note this is a juried show & a great opportunity for all artists, but it is not an LSAG qualifying show.

IAA: Demo & Workshop with Suzie Baker Nov. 18 / Robin Williamson on Jan. 20 / More!

Nov. 4 -  IAA Fall LSAG Judged Open Art Show  (deadline to register was October 28)
Houston Community College - Stafford Fine Arts Gallery, 9910 Cash Road, Stafford, TX, 77477
1:30-4 pmExhibit Open to the Public
2:30 pm: Assembly, Awards, & Prizes

Nov. 18 -10 am IAA Mtg | Demo Artist - Susie Baker, Plein Air Painter
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, 104 Industrial Blvd. Suite Q, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Nov. 18 - 1-4 pm | Color Theory & Plein Air Painting Workshop-Suzie Baker
1-4pm 1/2 day Workshop at Parkway United Methodist Church Gardens
5801 New Territory Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Cost: $70 plus optional $15 supply fee*
Email: fineartbysuzanne@aol.com or Call (281) 642-4614

December: Member Christmas Party

Jan. 2010 am IAA Mtg. | Demo Artist - Robin Williamson, Composition Basics

All Month - IAA Show at Sugar Land Regional Airport | The theme for the show will be "The world through the eyes of an artist."
12888 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498

WAL: On Going Classes / Vicki MacMillan Workshop in February / More!

Fall and Winter classes are open for enrollment now! 

Please visit our website (www.woodlandsartleague.orgunder the events tab for more details and pricing for these classes. Contact instructors directly to register or if you have further questions. Unless otherwise noted classes will meet at Studio in the Woods,26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, 77381.

Monday: Mixed Media and Acrylic  with Lauren Combs (lp313combs54@hotmail.com), 12:30 PM; Oil Painting with Gary Hernandez (garyhernandezstudio@yahoo.com), 6 PM, Lake Robbins Dr Community Ctr.

Tuesdays: Acrylic Painting (all levels) with Lauren Combs, 12:30 PM and 6:30 PM; Drawing with Nora Barber (nora26@yahoo.com), 2PM, Hobby Lobby, Sawdust Rd.

Wednesdays: Silk Painting with Annia Gullien (aghtica@gmail.com), 10:30 AM; Watercolor with Rachel Altschuler (rmaartdesign@gmail.com), 2 PM; Art Lessons with Nora Barber, 12 PM or 2 PM at Hobby Lobby 1960W.
Thursdays: Oil Painting with Gary Hernandez, 10 AM, Northwoods Church, Watercolor with Rachel Altschuler 2 PM


Weekend "Pop-up" workshops, exhibits, and more!
While at our website please sign up for our newsletter/eblasts to learn of our mini-workshops as they are scheduled. They are also listed on our Facebook online gallery  and our Facebook group pages. Or you can sign up to get info and reminders of all our events direct to your inbox through our Meetup.com group, Woodlands Art League Events.
Coming soon: resin and alcohol inks with Brenda MacDougal; pour parties, gelatin plate printing, hot and cold wax techniques, lampwork and fused glass, polymer clay mosaic and more!


Vicki MacMillan Workshop: Texture in Landscape Art - February 2018 

Vickie is an internationally known conservation painter and photographer. She is well known in the Houston and Woodlands area for her large format collaborative work created with charity groups and other artists. She will be WAL's guest demo artist at our January 25th meeting. More details to be announced on our webpage in the next week; registration will begin November 15th! 

ALB: Build A Facebook Page Workshop on Nov. 13th

Do You Need Help Setting Up
An Artist / Business Facebook Page?

If So, Register for this Hands-On Workshop.
Instructor:  Rhonda Holleman 
- $50 per person

Monday, November 13th, 6-9 pm

Limited to 3-10 people per session.
Must bring laptop or tablet.

By the end of the workshop you will have a Facebook page set up and ready to use.
In addition, you will receive tips for getting the most out of your Facebook page, other social media, and marketing in general.

Spaces are Limited, so sign up soon!

DATE/TIME:  Monday, November 13th, 6-9pm

LOCATION:   The Art Center of Baytown,

COST:            $50.00
You must come to the Art Center (or call the Art Center or Instructor Rhonda Holleman) in order to pay a minimum $25 deposit to secure your place in the class. The balance is due by November 8th.
Deposits are non-refundable
(If deposit is not made your name will be placed on waiting list.  If class is cancelled, a refund will be made.)

SUPPLIES/PREPARATION:     Participants will be emailed instructions on what to bring and what to prepare prior to the workshop. Please make sure your email address is correctly listed when you sign up.

CONTACT:     The Art Center of Baytown – 281-427-2222 or

Workshop Coordinator, Karen Bryant

Instructor, Rhonda Holleman

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/

CAL: Anne Byrd's Colored Pencil & Wax Pastel in January

Anne Byrd
Colored Pencil and Wax Pastel

Enhance your colored pencil skills or explore a new drawing medium with this hands-on workshop. Students will learn various techniques in colored pencil and wax pastel as they complete a small piece over the course of three days.  
Anne has been making art in one form or another since before she can remember. She has tried various mediums, but always finds her way back to drawing and painting.  It makes sense, considering she fell in love with drawing first. Anne's subject matter is where she tends to let go a bit. She revels in displaying objects or scenarios that really shouldn't exist together, but somehow complete one another. Soft and hard, sweet and terrifying, innocent and tarnished. Images that borderline on the uncomfortable, but still feel cohesive and unified. Her pieces tell a story, but not the whole story. They are windows into certain glimpses in a narrative that is already in play. Visions of things you catch out of the corner of your eye, but cannot be sure are real or merely ghosts of your imagination.   annebyrdart.com
January 18, 19, and 20


Workshop Fee:  $235

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301

To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $75.00
Make your Check payable to Conroe Art League and send to:
Conroe Art League
P.O. Box 3623
Conroe, TX 77305
Attn: Kathryn Marks
Credit cards are accepted at the gallery and online at conroeartleague.com
Balance due on or before January 4, 2018
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place

ALB: Meeting / Demo on Nov. 19th


The Art League of Baytown 
Monthly Membership Business Meeting
November 19, 2017
2-4 p.m.
The Art Center of Baytown

Refreshments, Encaustics Demo by Lynn Hogan.
Open to the Public. Anyone who is interested in learning more about our organization is welcome to attend.

Come learn about all of the exciting things happening with the Art League. Lots of fun and exciting things on the way!


The Art League of Baytown

CAL: Doris Vasek's Oils & Cold Wax in February

Doris Vasek
Exploring Oil Painting and Cold Wax

Explore painting techniques using Oil Paints with Cold Wax Medium.
Explore the tools and techniques that are important to both abstract and realistic subject matter.
Be ready to learn about combining these mediums with other materials, surfaces and methods to achieve exciting results. Since there are no dangerous fumes or heat like encaustic painting, you can take what you learn straight back to your studio. No matter if you are an abstract or realistic painter, the oil and cold wax process can be applied.

Each day will include painting demos in the morning and afternoon.  Some demos will include information on how to design and think about painting abstractly.  In between demos, Doris will work individually with students to discover goals and style, plus you will have lots of painting time on your own.
Doris' paintings have been in numerous state and national juried exhibitions.  Currently, her paintings are shown at The Gallery at Round Top (Round Top, TX) and Dutch Art Gallery (Dallas, TX).  Her website is dorisvasek.com.  Doris is very happy painting in her studio in Rockwall, TX.

"Don't be afraid.  I was a very controlled watercolor painter before I learned about oil and cold wax painting. I quickly discovered a new love.  You will have fun learning something new, too."
February 15, 16, and 17  

Workshop Fee:  $345

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301

To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $100.00

Balance due on or before February 1, 2018

Make your Check payable to Conroe Art League and send to:
Conroe Art League
P.O. Box 3623
Conroe, TX 77305
Attn: Kathryn Marks

Credit cards and checks are accepted at the gallery

      Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list