Monday, January 16, 2017

LSAG: Dec. / Jan. Leadership Changes

Dear league leadership,

Some leagues change leadership with Dec. or Jan. elections.  Please notifiy LSAG promptly within a month of changes and by the end of February.  Other leagues who have had recent changes for whatever reason, please let us know.  

All leagues should keep LSAG informed of the following 6 offices/ chairs and their email and one phone number for each:

-president
-treasurer
-show chair
-database chair
-publicity chair  (person responsible for communicating your league's business and LSAG shows to the newsletter at lsagannouncements@gmail.com
-LSAG representatives  (2 in addition to the president)

If you have more than one person serving in a position, please include both & their contact information.  Please do not send other officers/ chairs.  These are the only ones we will need names and contact information for.

LSAG updates league leadership at the beginning of the art year, after any Dec. / Jan. elections for those for whom it applies, and after convention.

Thanks.     

LSAG: Database Updates Due Feb. 28th

Attention League Leadership:  
Presidents, Treasurers, those over Membership for your league, & 
Database Managers

It is winter cleaning time!  The fall art show season has ended.  Between now and the end of February is the time to check your current membership rolls with new members included and be sure your list is the same as what is in the LSAG database.

Presidents, Treasurers, & those over Membership:  Read this information & communicate to the Database Manager who is on your current membership rolls and details needed as requested by the DM.

Database Managers:  Login using your DM account to the database to do the following.

*For members already in the system, do nothing.
*For past members not in the system, add them. (see 'Adding Members' below)
*For new members, add them to the database. (see 'Adding Members' below)
*For those who are no longer members or who have not yet renewed, contact them to see if they are renewing or if they intend to change their home league.  Give them a deadline to respond.
             If  they are not renewing AND they do not have any listed art, you may delete them.  *****Do NOT remove a member who has current art wins for this year or you will be deleting their art wins also.
            If they are changing their home league, tell them they must send an email to  lsagconnect@gmail.com  stating such.  It is LSAG policy that the artist must contact us for such a change to occur.

ALL members of your group, whether they participate in shows or not, should be shown in the database.

Duplicate accounts for the same person occur on occasion.  Check your league's roster for this.  *****Again, do NOT remove the account with art listed. 

This may seem obvious, but there are still members listed in the database who are deceased.  Please be sure to remove those members.


This is the perfect time to follow up with those NON-members who may have participated in your show and earned a ribbon to see if they are interested in becoming a member of your group.  Remind them that only members can participate in the convention juried exhibit and show.  They should remain as NON-members in the database unless they have joined your or another group.  Do NOT remove them from the database; their wins need to be reflected in your show wins as they can choose to join your group or another group anytime during the year up until convention registration closes. 

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Adding Members to the Database:  Completed by Database Managers or Show Chairs

What you need:  their first & last name AND their ACTUAL division based on their LIFE experience with art.  If you don't know their actual division, list them as an Elementary student and ask them to update their account.  It is no longer acceptable to list them as Adult Students as this category has been abused by those who are not at all Adult Students and fail to meet the criteria as stipulated in the LSAG Constitution/ By Laws & Prospectus which outlines our rules.  You will also need their email address (particularly if they need a login for shows or to adjust their division).  All other details can be added by the artists themselves.



If you have a read this and still have a question on what you are to do, contact   lsagconnect@gmail.com . 

LSAG: Convention Details

Save the Date!

A venue for the 2017 Convention has been secured. 
Convention 2017 will be held 
Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th 
at Fluor in Sugar Land

The last day to record wins for a show will be 
Friday, April 28.  Shows must be held prior to this date. 

Don't wait for your monthly league meeting.  
Please reference the LSAG website for further details.
Details on everything from the schedule to demo artists will first be announced here and then updated on the website as they were last year.  Check the link on the website called
Convention 2017.

LSAG: Send In Your Winter and Spring Shows

Having a show this winter?  One in the spring?

There are 2 places your show appears:  on the website on the show schedule page AND on the database so your members, other LSAG members, and others can sign up to participate.  If you have it in one place, it does not mean it is going to magically appear in the other.

WEBSITE:   Send your league & show date to lsagconnect@gmail.com 
so it can be listed in the show schedule on the website.  If you know your judge, you may send that at the same time HOWEVER this must be updated later.

DATABASE:   Please remember that YOUR LEAGUE Show Chair or Database Manager is responsible for adding the show listing to the database.  Look at the others listed to see how they are set up.

League letters / Spring, Winter, or Fall / Open or Closed* / 'Show'

(ie- ABC Spring Open Show)

ALL LSAG shows are judged; ALL LSAG shows are art shows.  These distinctions are not needed.  ALL shows listed are from the 2016-2017 art year.  Specifying the year is not needed.

ALL shows get wiped from the system after convention.  LSAG's art year runs from August to July.  
All fall shows THIS ART YEAR are from August to November 2016. All winter shows are from December 2016-February 2017.  
All spring shows are from March to the end date 2017 (determined once convention date is set).

Once you know who your judge will be for your show, you will need to add your judge's last name to the database listing.  You also need to let us know at  lsagconnect@gmail.com  who your judge is so we can add it to the schedule listing on the website.  

Why?  LSAG convention rules indicate that league judges that year should not be asked to judge convention.  We need to know who the judges are for your league shows so we know who NOT to ask to be a convention judge that same year.  They may be asked to judge another convention.  We'd rather not guess or go through a lot of research to find out.  It is much easier for you to do your task for your one league than for us to do it for 17 leagues. 

 *To be an LSAG member league, ALL leagues must offer a minimum of ONE / maximum of TWO open shows each art year that are LSAG sanctioned and follow all LSAG rules.

CAL: Spring Judged Show on March 4th



MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND CONROE ART LEAGUE'S SPRING JUDGED SHOW AND LUNCHEON

When:  March 4, 2017

Where: First Baptist Church, 600 N. Main, Conroe, TX

Take-in times:   Friday, March 3rd from  4PM - 6PM and Saturday March 4th from  8AM - 10:30AM.  Judging starts at 11.

Check future posts for more details or go to our website:

NWAL Spring Show: March 19th / Register by March 15th





NORTH WEST ART LEAGUE'S 2017 SPRING ART SHOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 18th
Cypress Creek Christian Church,  6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring TX 77379  
(Forum Activity Room)
Judge:  Shirley Moore-Leago
This show is open to all artists, both members and non-members, and all media types. 
For  additional information, as well as a detailed list of categories and divisions, please visit our website at
www.northwestartleague.org
$100 cash award for the Best of Show Adult - $30 cash award for the Best of Show School Student
Ribbons will be awarded for Best Floral, Best Watercolor & Best Landscape
Ribbons will be given to 1st, 2nd 3rd place, 1st Honorable Mention &/or Honorable Mention for each Division/Category    
Artist are encouraged to pre-register their entries on-line through the LSAG Database.
To register, please go online at www.lonestarartguild.org
***There will be no walk-in registration.***  
Registration closes Tuesday, March 15th at  midnight
If payment is made BEFORE March 16th  the cost per piece for artwork is:
$5 for NWAL members, $6 for LSAG Club Members;  $1 for Students and $10 for Non-Members
If payment is made AFTER March 16th   the cost per piece for artwork is :
$8 for NWAL members, $9 for LSAG Club Members;  $3 for Students and $13 for Non-Members
Please mail your payment to:
Karen Corner . NWAL Treasurer . 17607 Sorrel. Spring . TX . 77000
Artists can drop off their artwork on Friday, October 17th between 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Judging will commence at 10:00 a.m. - The show will be open to the public at 1:30 p.m.
Awards will be announced & a Judges Critique will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Artwork should not be removed before 3:30 p.m.
For further information please email Polly Ward at pkingward@yahoo.com or
Jerry Sue Greenhill at jerrysuegreenhill@sbcglobal.net


















CAL: Pat Meyer Flower Workshop on Feb. 10 & 11




Pat Meyer           
"
Every Flower has a Personality"

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You will explore advanced techniques that will allow you to express what you want to say in your paintings.

To create the focal point, you will assemble your flowers into a cast of characters. Experiment with various techniques that allow you to bring expressive life into each flower as you refine your focal point.

This is a fun and challenging oil painting class, as we discuss the proper blend of harmony, composition and values.

Day 1- Floral Design Principles & Concepts
Demo & Paint-Along Instruction
Setup Composition Considerations
Layout & Drawing Tips
Targeting A Focal Point
Creating Color Harmony
Value Insights
How To Paint Flowers - Part 1

Day 2 - Put Your New Skills to Work
Painting Your Own Still Life Work Of Art
Demo & Hands On Instruction
Make Your Paintings Sing And Glow With Personality
Create Atmosphere In Your Paintings
How To Paint Flowers - Part 2

To learn more about nationally known oil artist, Pat Meyer, visit www.PatMeyer-artist.com 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Phyllis: "Never had a teacher give more in a class than Pat."
Dedra: "After just a few lessons with Pat my husband commented, that he could see a huge improvement."
Dawn: "I was ready to give up painting before coming to Pat's class. She has inspired me to continue to paint and grow."
                                                                                                                                       February 10 &11
                                                                                                                                                 9:00-4:00 
                                                                                                                               Workshop Fee: $230.00
                                                                                                                             Conroe Art League Gallery
                                                                                                                                        127 Simonton St.
                                                                                                                                       Conroe, TX 77301
                                                                                                                                           936-756-9572
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To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00

ALB: February 18th Garage Sale to Fund Programs




The Art League of Baytown will hold a "Garage" Sale to raise funds for the league's programs.  A large variety of pre-owned items to choose from:  Clothes, decor, art, housewares, furniture, and more.  Come find some wonderful deals and support the worthy programs.

The Art League of Baytown
Annual "Garage" Sale

Saturday, February 18
9am-2pm

Art Center of Baytown
110 W. Texas Avenue
Baytown, TX  77520

Art League of Baytown members donate their time and talents to benefit programs such as their Rising Stars class for special needs adults, art workshops for Shriner's Burn Hospital in Galveston, art programs for senior citizens, art activities at local events, and arts programs at local schools and Lee College.

Art League of Baytown  • 110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX • Open Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   281.427.2222 • art-league-of-baytown.org   •  www.facebook.com/110W.TexasAvenue/




CAL: Better Painting with Robbie Fitzpatrick on March 10 & 11




Robbie Fitzpatrick
Five Important Steps to Better Painting


 How do you know when your painting is finished?  ….It should be done, when you've achieved your goal for that particular piece.  Oh, you didn't have a goal?  How did you decide what to paint?  What colors to use?  What to include from your motif….what to leave out?  What can you do to paint a "better" piece?   These are the "basics" addressed, although the steps, techniques, tips, hints, and secrets….should also be great tools to take home.

Since I use watercolor as my medium, I'll be using it as my medium to demonstrate.  The principles shared….and many "tips"….should apply to other mediums as well….oil, acrylic, pencils, pastel, etc.


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March 10 & 11  9:00-4:00

Workshop Fee: $300

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

ALB: Cheryl Evans Watercolor Portrait Workshop Feb. 24 & 25





ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT, SO REGISTER SOON!

CHERYL EVANS WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
With Live Model

DATE/TIME:  February 24th wine and demo 6-8pm
Bring a small snack to share with wine!
February 25th workshop 10am - 3pm
Bring your lunch

COST:             $65.00
You must come to the Art Center and pay a minimum $25 deposit to secure your place in the class. The balance is due prior to attending the workshop.
Deposits are non-refundable

SUPPLIES:     Participants will be emailed a supply list. 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 713 725-1891 / KarenBryant25@hotmail.com


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 • art-league-of- baytown.org   •  www.facebook.com/110W.TexasAvenue/



CAL: Join Us for One of Our Many Classes




The Wonders of Watercolor
- Carrie Allbritton


Mondays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
and Tuesdays 6 pm - 9 pm     $25

     Carrie discounts that old saying that watercolor is the hardest media and unforgiving, believing instead that when you understand the paints and what they do on paper, you will find it fun, rewarding and very forgiving. Contact Carrie directly for a complete supply list at carrieallbritton@gmail.com or 936-444-7303
     Carrie Allbritton has been a successful watercolor instructor for over twenty years.  She is a very hands on teacher, who loves nothing more than "turning on" a beginning student to the Wonders of Watercolor.  Her expertise is in bright, clear, intense colors mixed from just a few colors.  She teaches with a limited pallet of colors.  Carrie believes that each student deserves her time so she can carefully explain how watercolor works, how to mix a rainbow of colors and the proper way to apply the paint to the paper. ​

Photography Learning - Ed Gorman


1st Thursday of each month 11 am - 4 pm 

The Photography Learning Center is back at the Conroe Art Gallery!! If you have questions about photography or how to use your camera, (whether it's a DSLR, SLR, film, cell phone, iPad, etc.) then come to the Conroe Art Gallery. Ed will show you how to work your camera and take better photographs. Contact Ed Gorman 
edgorman1973@gmail.com
 for more information, or call 936-443-3487
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Beginning Colored Pencil - Golda Rader


Wednesdays     1:30 - 4pm      $30

Call or email for more information at 281 689 2423 or raderizms@hughes.net. Class size is 15 people.

Ceramics - Carol Berger


Wednesdays      9 - 12am or 6 - 9pm     $350/10 sessions

    Bring a friend, come play with clay! The fall class will begin September 14 and will be held in my studio space. It is designed for beginner and intermediate students. The student has the option of instruction in a variety of methods of clay creation, or instructor assistance with a projects of their choice.
    
The fee includes bisque and glaze firings and use of glazes for art done in class. Cone 5 clay is available for purchase separately. Contact Carol Berger directly to sign up : 936-522-7877 or carol@mdberger.com 3015 Hemingway Dr. Montgmery TX. 77356



- Carrie Allbritton


Mondays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
and Tuesdays 6 pm - 9 pm     $25

     Carrie discounts that old saying that watercolor is the hardest media and unforgiving, believing instead that when you understand the paints and what they do on paper, you will find it fun, rewarding and very forgiving. Contact Carrie directly for a complete supply list at carrieallbritton@gmail.com or 936-444-7303
     Carrie Allbritton has been a successful watercolor instructor for over twenty years.  She is a very hands on teacher, who loves nothing more than "turning on" a beginning student to the Wonders of Watercolor.  Her expertise is in bright, clear, intense colors mixed from just a few colors.  She teaches with a limited pallet of colors.  Carrie believes that each student deserves her time so she can carefully explain how watercolor works, how to mix a rainbow of colors and the proper way to apply the paint to the paper. ​

Photography Learning - Ed Gorman


1st Thursday of each month 11 am - 4 pm 

The Photography Learning Center is back at the Conroe Art Gallery!! If you have questions about photography or how to use your camera, (whether it's a DSLR, SLR, film, cell phone, iPad, etc.) then come to the Conroe Art Gallery. Ed will show you how to work your camera and take better photographs. Contact Ed Gorman 
edgorman1973@gmail.com
 for more information, or call 936-443-3487
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Beginning Colored Pencil - Golda Rader


Wednesdays     1:30 - 4pm      $30

Call or email for more information at 281 689 2423 or raderizms@hughes.net. Class size is 15 people.

Ceramics - Carol Berger


Wednesdays      9 - 12am or 6 - 9pm     $350/10 sessions

    Bring a friend, come play with clay! The fall class will begin September 14 and will be held in my studio space. It is designed for beginner and intermediate students. The student has the option of instruction in a variety of methods of clay creation, or instructor assistance with a projects of their choice.
    
The fee includes bisque and glaze firings and use of glazes for art done in class. Cone 5 clay is available for purchase separately. Contact Carol Berger directly to sign up : 936-522-7877 or carol@mdberger.com 3015 Hemingway Dr. Montgmery TX. 77356



Creative circle - A Gathering


Wednesdays  9 am - 12 noon     

​Bring your current project.  Students will explore ALL kinds of new ideas and interests which will be determined by them. The class is limited to 12 people. 

Silver Clay Jewelry - Kathryn Marks


- 2nd  Monday of each month  
1 pm - 4 pm     $30

- Once a month Saturday   
9 am - 12 pm     $30

     Explore the unlimited potential of Precious Metal Clay during these exciting and in depth classes with Kathryn Marks, a silver and ceramic artist.  You will create your own unique silver jewelry or art piece or replicate Kathryn's in a step by step process. You will receive hands on training in basic techniques to more intricate designs depending on your skill level from a beginner to intermediate. To sign up or for more information, please contact Kathryn Marks at kathrynmarks@ymail.com and view her work at http://www.mmmsandme.wordpress.com
     Supplies are not included. Before attending class, please gather these materials. PMC3, not any other silver clay (remember the "3") or PMC Flex Clay 16 grams - 25 grams. These are $35 - $55 and are available at Spring Beads in Old Town Spring ( 421 Gentry, Suite 202 Spring TX 77373) or online at  metalclaysupply.com and  cooltools.us

Oil Painting - Gary Hernandez 


Tuesdays 1 pm - 3:30 pm     $35

Each student works at his/her own pace in a creative and pleasant atmosphere. The students will learn the tools and materials of oil painting. New students will be painting a new painting at the first session.
You will copy master paintings as a pathway to creating your own style of painting.
 
-How to use a grid to quickly layout the painting.
-How to select the right palette.
-How to select and mix colors.
-How to select the right paint brushes
-How to apply color theory and use the color wheel.
-How to pick the right canvas and how to coat a canvas
-How to varnish a painting
-How to paint in Grisaille

These are only a few of the tips Gary will teach you to create successful paintings
and more importantly have an enjoyable painting experience.

Contact Gary Hernandez directly to sign up 713.569-9209 or garyhernandezstudio@yahoo.com 
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Drawing - Gary Hernandez


Tuesdays 10 am - 12:30 pm     $35

     A drawing class for the beginner to intermediate student in need of the "how-to" to drawing.  This class will be structured for year round classes. The student will learn the use of drawing tools and drawing materials, perspective, measuring distance and angle, variety of line and form, shading and so many other things that will enhance your drawing experience.  The student will also draw from still life, pictures and imagination.
     Materials are not included and must be purchased before hand. These include a HB DRAWING PENCIL, 2B Drawing Pencil,  Hand held pencil sharpener, Kneaded eraser, Varnish eraser, 11"x14" Strathmore 400 Drawing Pad and  5 1/2" x 8" Strathmore Soft Cover Drawing Journal.  The fee per class is payable a moth in advance ( $140 for a 4 class month and $175 for a 5 class month).  Contact Gary Hernandez directly to sign up 713-569-9209 or garyhernandezstudio@yahoo.com ​​
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The Figure Group - Non-Instructive


​Every other Thursday 10 am-1 pm     $10

The Figure Group is an open non-instructive life drawing session with a model. All skill levels are welcome to participate in the medium of their choice for a ten dollar model fee. No reservation required. Sessions begin with short gestures building to 30-45 minute poses. The group meets every other week, check the calendar or contact: Darby Kachmar at darbykachmar@me.com936-228-5126 or Vickie Nash lvnash@aol.com 713-249-2956 for more information.