Wednesday, August 24, 2016

LSAG: Updates Needed

We are open for updates on the LSAG website through Sept. 30.

League Leadership:  Please send ONLY the following officers / chairs to us with contact phone number and email---President / Treasurer/ Show Chair(s) / Publicity Chair / Database Manager / TWO LSAG Representatives (outside of the President).  

Please send to  Sending to a different email will NOT get your update published.  We are transitioning to new leadership this month, so your cooperation to send it to the Webmaster at the above e-dress is critical. 

We appreciate ALL league leadership, but your own league website is the appropriate venue for sharing additional members of your team.  We only post on the LSAG website those that we & other leagues would need to be able to contact.  The LSAG website frequently refers to connecting to leagues on their own websites and provides appropriate links. 

The next formal opportunity for updates to league leadership will be in January for those leagues who elect new leadership at the end of / beginning of the year.

We've heard from

Show Schedule:

We currently have fall show dates for the following leagues (as listed on your websites).  Judges are shown below if they have been reported.  Judges need to be reported in order for Database Mgrs to enter shows in the database for registration.

CAL- Robbie Fitzpatrick
HAS- Linda Dellandre
TAL- Doug Hiser

Please check the LSAG website Show Schedule under Shows and make sure the dates we have are correct.  This is each league's responsibility.  Again, they were taken from your website.

Again, when you send or verify your show, we ALSO NEED the name of your judge.  It is LSAG policy to not select judges for convention who have judged an LSAG show that year.

We are only listing shows up through March until the convention date is set.  The cutoff date for convention eligibility may be earlier this year.

LSAG: News & Notes

The LSAG Convention Winners List 
can be found under the August 8, 2016 newsletter & 
under Convention Honors under MORE on the LSAG website.


Have a degree in art?  Are you a teacher of art?

We will be happy to help promote your expertise in the field of art as a teacher or demo artist,
you do NOT qualify as an Adult Student or Non-Professional 
in our shows.  This should be obvious.
Please adjust your division to reflect your expertise.

If you are listed as an Adult Student
you must be someone who is 
in their first 2 years of college level art 
(and not entering your 3rd year) 
be new to creating art within your first 3 years of being 
self taught or taking lessons.

Leagues may NOT have an independent policy of allowing any new member to enter at the Adult Student level.
This is against LSAG rules.
Please refer to the very specific guidelines for Adult Students on the prospectus / rules & guidelines which is located on the website. 

Our strength is in the integrity of our members...and our leagues.


Know the Rules:

While a league might choose to welcome pieces that do not qualify under LSAG rules to its show,
Members & show participants may NOT add pieces to the database that are not appropriate for an LSAG show according to our rules.

Use of the database acknowledges each artist's understanding AND compliance of ALL of the rules.  
Therefore those pieces that go against the rules CANNOT be entered on the database.
This means NO nudes in the database; 
NO violence/ gore/ profanity/ obscenities in the database;
NO copies in the database;
and NO works that have been made as a result of a collaboration in the database...
and NO recording of wins thereof.

While your show might choose to accept any of these categories,
they are NOT eligible for entry or acknowledgement by LSAG.  
Artists may NOT use the LSAG database to enter them as eligible artworks NOR have them represented as winners.  Again, they are:
-nudity (partial or full; back or front)
-violence, gore, or profanity / obscenities 
(visually or in text or title)
-copies  (ALL artworks MUST be the original work of the artist)
-works that have been made as collaborations  
(only ONE artist may have worked on the piece from start to finish regardless of  an industry or craft standard) 


The Database is OPEN and ready for business!
Please pay close attention to the confirmation when you enter a piece in the database.


Newsletter Holiday Schedule:

If you have a show, classes, workshops or other events scheduled in November, December, & January,
please note the following and adjust your advertising in the LSAG newsletter accordingly.  

There will be NO newsletter on Nov. 23 or 30 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
November newsletters will be on Nov. 2, 9, & 16.
Deadline:  The Sunday BEFORE that newsletter, midnight.
Final deadline for Nov. 16 newsletter is Nov. 13.

There will be NO newsletter on Dec. 21 or 28 in observance of the 
Christmas holiday.
December newsletters will be on Dec. 7 & 14.
Deadline:  The Sunday BEFORE that newsletter, midnight.
Final deadline for Dec. 14 newsletter is Dec. 11.  

There will be NO newsletter on Jan. 4 in observance of the 
New Years holiday.
January newsletters will be on Jan. 11, 18, & 25
and continue weekly.

LSAG: Call for Featured Artists on Website

One of the pointers Charles Wallis shared in his presentation at the convention is to do things that promote yourself as an artist if you want to turn your art into a business.  LSAG would love to help you do so by adding you to our featured artists on the LSAG website.  

If you were a ribbon winner at Convention 2015 or 2016 or were recognized in any of the individual categories at Convention 2016 (volunteerism to community, volunteer to league/LSAG, President's Honors, Lifetime Achievement, or Exemplary Art Achievement), please consider being a featured artist on our website.  Details below; submit by August 31.

Featured Artists

Only current members of an LSAG league may submit as a featured artist.  Please note a submission via email complete with appropriate sized images in JPEG format must be submitted ALONG WITH a consent signed document that you print, fill in, & send via traditional mail.

This call is for ribbon winners at Convention 2015 & 2016 & those recognized in any of the INDIVIDUAL categories in Convention 2016.

Featured Artist:

-HOME league

-Medium(s) you work in

-The specific call you are applying for  (for example-- volunteer in my league or ribbon winner 2016) 

Once you are verified as a CURRENT member in good standing by your HOME league, we will send you additional information on the remainder of your submission, the sizing guidelines for pictures, & the  consent form.
Submissions of the above information will be taken NOW through August 31.  

You will receive an email from us indicating we have received it and another follow up in early September & guidelines for submitting the final details.  

SEND SUBMISSIONS to the Webmaster at

LSAG: Convention Attendees Questionnaire

If you were a full paying ATTENDEE at the LSAG Convention (not a Show Only Participant), you received an email from the email asking for your opinions in an online questionnaire.   Please take a few minutes to reply.  The survey will close on August 30, one month from the last day of convention.  This is the final reminder.

We regret we will not be sending this out in another format or posting it as we are far and away from receiving our max replies.  If you wish to participate, you will need to do so through Survey Monkey.

CAL: Fall Judged Shows / First Deadline Aug. 29

Deadline for entry for group 1 (Oils/ Acrylics, Drawings, Photography, Digital Art, Studio Fine Art) is the coming Monday, Aug. 29.  Registration is through CAL's website.

Art League
​Fall 2016 Judged show.

September and October 2016  

The Conroe Art League is excited to present its fall judged art show.  The show will take place over 2 months, September and October 2016.  It will be held at the Conroe Art League Gallery.

​Due to the size of the show, the work will be split into 2 groups.

Both shows will be judged by the same judge, Robbie Fitzpatrick. To learn more about the judge click here.

This change will allow the  artists' work(s) to have better exposure to more patrons.

First place, Second Place, Third pace and Honorable Mention  in several categories will receive cash awards. Ribbons will be given as well. The amount of the prize money will be determined by the number of entries.

Winners (Best of awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & FIRST HMs) will  qualify to advance to the LSAG show next fall if they are an LSAG member.

Three pieces will be selected as candidates for Best of Show, Best Landscape, and Best Floral that will compete against the October Group 2 entries.  To be eligible for the cash awards, these 3 candidates must remain in the gallery through the  Group 2 Reception  on  Oct. 8th and can remain on display at the artists discretion until end of the Group 2

Any artist may enter.

The show will be divided into 2  groups.     Each group will  hang at the gallery for 1 month.

TAL: Save the Date / Oct. 8 Judged Show

TAL FALL SHOW - Judged by  Doug Hiser

Working on a piece you are eager to enter in a show?  
Have other art ready to go?

Mark your calendar for October 8.  
The Show will be held at Lone Star College's 
Beckendorf Conference Center in Tomball.  

Details and registration information
online soon at

This is an LSAG Qualifier Show.

NSA: Call to Artists for National Juried Show / Deadline Sept. 2

32nd National Juried Show
32nd Juried NSA National Juried Show at The Rosenberg Library 
NSA is now accepting entries online. Open to all artists of different mediums in 2D and 3D that are original and no older than 3 years. Please no nudes or violence.

 Entry fee: $30 for first, $10 for each additional.
Prize money $3,000.

JPEG entries accepted at

Show Dates and Times:
Thurs. Oct 6 - Sat Oct 8
Thurs.-Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat, 5 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Sept 2nd: JPEG submission deadline 

Apply by Sept. 2 at

Sept 19th: Notification of acceptance by email
October 4: Shipped artwork due

October 6:
   Hand delivered artwork due Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m. 
   Hang Show, Time: TBD
   Opening Reception 6- 8pm 

October 8:
Award Ceremony:
   Time: 2:30 p.m-3:30 p.m.
Show open daily until 6pm except on Opening night(Oct.6) and during Galveston ArtWalk®. (Oct 8)  9:00am until 9:00pm

October 10:
Artwork Pickup 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Return Shipped artwork:  Week of October 10th, 2016
Show Location: Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Street
Galveston, Texas 77550-2220  /  (409) 763-8854                                                                                    

WAL: Meeting THIS Week / Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Happenings at WAL

AUGUST GENERAL MEETING - Thursday August 25th at South County Community Center
Art wanted! I am sending in another order to the printer for postcards to distribute at our events and to leave at businesses around the area. This time I would like to feature a piece of work by one of our rank-and-file members. At our August meeting, please bring in your best piece to share with members and we will choose with a vote of those present! Simple up and down...winner of the most votes will be the face of WAL for the next season! You must be present to win and to vote. Winner will also receive a gift certificate prize!

Voting for this and for the board will take place beginning at 6:30 and end at 8:30

Hope to see you there! 
Lauren Combs, President 

Learn to Draw and Paint the Human Figure with artist Hilda Rueda

Susan Hotard Portrait Painting Workshop
October 11 & 12 
9:00 am-4:00 PM @ Pinots Palette in The Woodlands 
Members: $298
Non-members $340
*model fee included in the course 
visit for details and to reserve your spot today!

Suzie Baker Plein Air Painting Workshop
November 9-12
9:30 am-4:00 PM 
Members: $425
Non-members $465
*various field locations to be announced two weeks prior to workshop
visit for details and to reserve your spot today! 

BFAL: Tina Bohlman Workshop on Oct. 15 &16

Brenham Fine Arts League 
will host a Tina Bohlman Workshop in mid October. 

All mediums both in classroom and in plein air 
are invited to join us. 

The workshop will be held on 
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16. 

Fee is $200 for BFAL members and $215 non members. 

Please look at her website to see her work. Tina Bohlman is the current President of the Outdoor Painters Society, a Signature member and award winner in both watercolor and oils. She is a fabulous teacher. 

Please contact to register and for additional information. 

CAL: Judy Wilder Dalton Workshop

Judy Wilder Dalton

September 29th,30th and October 1, 2016

Tomball Art League features Reva Power on Sept 10

TAL  – Sept 10 – Demo Artist, Reva Power

Join us September 10 for our meeting featuring artist
Reva Power 
demonstrating techniques in watercolor.
Mark your calendar for our Fall Fine Art Show October 8!
Details coming soon.

TAL meets at 9:30 AM the 2nd Saturday of the month
(some exceptions) 
in the Amegy Bank Building, 2nd Floor,
Hwy 249 @ Medical Complex Dr. in Tomball. 

For more info:

CAL: Paint Brand / Color Comparison Workshop Coming SOON


Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue: Driving Sales of your Art

Xanadu Gallery
Sell Your Art in Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue

We recently had a couple from Montana visit the gallery seeking art for their newly built home. They quickly fell in love with a bronze sculpture and a large painting. The couple purchased the sculpture right away, and before they left the gallery, Xanadu Director, Elaine, provided them with a copy of our latest Art Catalogue. Several days later they called back to purchase the large painting they had seen in the gallery and also ordered a $3,000 painting from the Catalogue!

At our recent art walk, a woman came into the gallery with the latest copy of Art Catalogue in hand, interested in one of the featured works. We arranged to have the piece delivered to the gallery, and when it came in a week later the client purchased the piece.

Art Catalogue has become a powerful sales tool that allows our collectors to see work they wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to see, while allowing artists from around the world to expose their work to our active base of collectors.

We not only share the Catalogue with buyers who are visiting the gallery, we also mail it out to a mix of our best collectors and high-end homes in our area.

We've worked very hard to make it easy for artists to participate in the Catalogue. A full page is only $190. You upload a digital image and information about your art, and we take care of all of the design and distribution. You ship the artwork when it sells, and Xanadu only takes a 20% commission on sales made through the Catalogue or our website.

We are currently taking registrations for the next issue of the Catalogue. Registration closes soon, and we are over half sold-out for this issue. If you would like to share your work with our collectors, please register now.

NEW! Artists who show their work in Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue are feautred on the artist page of
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      • Registering and sending us your art is easy.
      • We send the Catalogue to our best collectors and a select group of high-end homeowners in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley (AZ) area.
      • You may feature 1, 2 or 3 images on your page.
      • Xanadu takes only a 20% commission on sales from the Catalogue and our online gallery.
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HCAF: Juried Show Winners & Upcoming Mask Workshop

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners and honorable mentions! Also, a big thank you to all of the artists who submitted work to this wonderful exhibit, which is up until September 16!
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Spectra Artists: Calls, Got Walls?, and Gallery Showings

Artist meeting Saturday

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Spectra Artists, Inc. Monthly Meeting - Special Mural Tour

Spectra Artists, Inc. will meet on Saturday, August 27, 11:30am at St. Mary's & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, 7030 Lakeview Haven Dr., Houston, TX 77095 for a special tour of the fabulous murals being created by Artist George Edward and family of Passion Creative Art, Inc. They have painted a huge dome inside the church and are now working on the walls which will depict stories from The Old Testament Bible. This is a special treat to tour this venue with the artists. Public invited!

Small Works at St. Luke's UMC Rotunda Gallery

Spectra Artists, Inc. invite you to visit St. Luke's United Methodist Church Rotunda Gallery, 3471 Westheimer August 29 - September 26 to see our group exhibition and sale. The gallery is open daily 8am - 8pm. Members of Spectra Artists, Inc. will be on hand following the Traditional Worship on Sunday, September 4, 9:45AM.

Park in the back of the church and enjoy a stroll through the beautiful courtyard before visiting the gallery. For information on purchasing artwork call
Randy Murrow
Music & Fine Arts at St. Luke's United Methodist Church
(713) 402-5122 

Original Artwork by Darlene Abdouch
Simply Stunning!!!

Spectra Artists, Inc. Presents "Simply Stunning" at Sean Anthony Salon, 3300 Chimney Rock Rd. Houston, TX 77056. August 8 -  September 12, 2016. Stop into Sean Anthony Salon to see fabulous large scale abstract artwork, very modern!

Participating Artists:
David Stein
Mary Lou Lusk
Dennis Fehr
Darlene Abdouch
Nan Toole
Suzanne Buckland

Each month Spectra Artists will feature different artists.
Local Artists - Original Artwork

Call to Artists

Fall Festival & Artisan Market at West Oaks Mall
 For More Information Click Here

Spectra Artists, Inc. is a Texas Non-Profit Corp. benefiting Houston area artists. For more information see our website at
Galerie Spectra Promo
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Spectra Artists, Inc. Seeks a new home!
A possible location has been found!
We need your financial support! 

Dear Artists & Patrons:
It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Galerie Spectra is no longer in MCM. Spectra Artists, Inc.'s home has been at Memorial City Mall since our inception, March 2015. Unfortunately, our space in the mall has been leased to a retail store, to be developed sometime this summer. We currently have no gallery space, but are actively seeking a new space somewhere in West Houston. To that end, a crowd funding campaign has been created. Please consider making a donation at 

Should you have any ideas or information on a permanent location possibility for our Texas Non-Profit  Corporation, benefiting local artists and the community, please contact me at

Thank you for your support!
Suzanne Buckland, President, Spectra Artists, Inc.
Got Walls?

Spectra Artists, Inc. can help you fill those walls with beautiful original artwork by local artists! We provide the art on a continuous monthly rotation, you provide the walls. Salons, Restaurants, Office Buildings, Churches, any public space! Contact Suzanne at or call 832-656-9671.

Spectra Artists, Inc., 12235 Kingsride Lane, Houston, TX 77024