Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LSAG: Convention 2017


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 will open Tuesday, May 9 and remain open for two weeks.
Registration will close Tuesday, May 23 at 12:00 noon
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 Pubic 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 the week of May 29, 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:  LSAG does not recognize regular Honorable Mentions as qualifiers as judges often award multiple regular honorable mentions in a given division and category.  Qualifiers are exclusively the top 4 awards and any "Best of" award given at the judge's discretion.   Regular honorable mentions are not nor have they ever been qualifying pieces for convention.  Leagues that enter regular HMs as qualifying pieces in the database will have disciplinary measures.  Repeatedly breaking this policy may result in the league not continuing to be an LSAG member league.

LSAG: Regular Newsletters Commence Next Week

Thanks to all of you for cooperating with our modified schedule during our Easter holiday and Spring Break.  Regular newsletters resume next week, so please send in your league's classes, workshops, and other announcements by Sunday midnight to be included in our first newsletter of May.  To have your announcement received, please send to  lsagannouncements@gmail.com.  Those sent in reply to this newsletter will not be published.  For more tips about how to post an announcement, see the LSAG website page of the same name under 'Newsletter'. 

Thanks,
LSAG Communications

LSAG: Nominations Open Now through Mother's Day

Recognition of Members at this year's convention: 


Recognition this year at convention will include honoring volunteers and other categories of members with special achievements as listed below.
Please read and refer to this information and do not send your nominations before or after the timeline.

*****Nominations are accepted from Easter to Mother's Day ONLY. 
Nominations are NOW OPEN.  If you send in any nominations, you will receive replies beginning on May 1st (not before).*****

What you need to know from the outset:
ANY LSAG Member can and should notify us of their OWN service or accomplishments.
ANY LSAG Member can and should notify us of their FELLOW MEMBERS' service or accomplishments.
ANY LSAG League can and should notify us of their members' service or accomplishments

There is NO responsibility on a league to conduct formal nominations or voting.  
In fact, we discourage it as it is not in the spirit of what we are trying to do.



You do not need to be present at convention to be recognized.  
We will be recognizing volunteers who 
-serve their league or LSAG past or present, 
-volunteers in their community in some art capacity past or present (teachers, philanthropists, or others), 
-those who have received some art related accolade, honor, or achievement the past year or an accumulation of such, 
-and those who deserve being recognized for their lifetime achievement in art.
Being recognized is not dependent on participation at convention. 
All details are below. 


You may nominate yourself; you may nominate a fellow artist.
However please understand if the person has already received the award last year (the first year this recognition was done)
they will not receive the same award again.
A member may receive each award once only. 


You may only nominate a given person for ONE award.  
Please do NOT nominate the same person for multiple awards.
A given individual will only receive ONE recognition award in a given year.
If you nominate one person for multiple awards, we will pick one. 
For example, you may not nominate Sally Stencil for Volunteer to LSAG, Volunteer in the Community, and Art Achievement.  
You may nominate her for ONE of these...even if she qualifies for all 3.


You may nominate MORE than one person for the SAME award.
For example, if you wish to nominate both Melanie Medium AND Carl Canvas as Volunteers in the Community, you may do so. 
  

You may nominate various people for different awards.
If you wish to nominate different people for each of the different awards, you may do so as per the guidelines just stated.  



Details:

1-Volunteers in a league or with LSAG:  Past and Present
Are you a volunteer this year with your league or another LSAG league and / or have you volunteered in the past?  If you have served your league or LSAG in any capacity for 3 years or more, please let us know.  We'd like to recognize you at convention for your contribution.  Years served do not have to be consecutive years nor do they have to be served in the same position or with the same league for all 3 years. 


2-Volunteers in the Community:  Past and Present 
Have you served the community with art?  Do you share art by teaching in a volunteer capacity or doing outreach to / for others?  Please share with us what you do or that of a fellow inspiring artist.  We want to recognize those who have done art related community service presently or in the past for 3 years or more.  Again, service does not have to be consecutive years nor do they have to be served in the same position or for the same organization for all 3 years.


3-Art Achievement:  
Do you have art related achievements OUTSIDE of LSAG that will inspire others in our guild?  The exciting art elements of your life or the life of a fellow artist you nominate can inspire all of us.  Please share with us.  Did you or they get signature status in another art organization, appeared in juried exhibits, earned a special recognition for your / their art?  
Tell us why you or a fellow artist deserves to be recognized for art achievement.  
Please do NOT send LSAG related achievements for this award.  This is specifically for achievements OUTSIDE of LSAG.


4- Lifetime Art Achievement:
This special recognition is for those who have been longtime members of LSAG for 10 years or more 
(does not have to be in the same league nor consecutive).  
As the name states, it is for artists who have over the course of the 10 yrs. or more OR in their lifetime 
created a body of artwork in any of the LSAG recognized categories or a combination of categories.  
A person must be a current LSAG member artist.  It can also be awarded posthumously to a recently deceased member by presenting it to a family member or designee in their honor.  
Please note:  Years are counted as 12 month periods and not multiplied based on your various mediums.  
So if Wendell Wash has been a member of WAL for 10 years and has built up a body of work in watercolors and pastels over his lifetime, then he qualifies.  
If Ginger Gesso has been a member for 5 years and built up a body of work in watercolors and pastels, we do NOT multiply her 2 mediums X 5 years to come up with the number 10.  She does NOT qualify as she has not been a member for 10 yrs.



What We Need:
--Name (first and last) of yourself if nominating yourself OR the fellow member you are nominating as well as your name 
--Home league of yourself OR the fellow member as well as yourself 
(Home leagues do NOT have to be the same.  You can nominate across leagues.)
--The award specified above that you feel where recognition is merited
--How you / they have contributed for said award 
(see descriptions above AND include number of years as applicable)
--Your / Their email address & phone number
(If it is a posthumous award for a deceased member, please make every effort to provide a family member's name, email, and phone #)  

Examples:
Artist: Polly Palette
Home League:  HAS
Award:  Volunteer service in the community-- I volunteer with ARTOutreach to Children's Hospital, Women's Center, and Homeless Shelter/ Soup Kitchen by donating art pieces and conducting workshops for patients and clients.  I have been doing this over the course of the past 5 years. 
pollypal@abc.com / 123.456.7890


Artist:  Dan Diptych, Home league CAAL
Nominated by:  Frieda Figure, Home league LHAA
Award:  Volunteer for league-- Dan has served as our treasurer for 4 years 2013-2016.
dantheman@aool.com  /  246.810.1214
flyingfrieda@googoo.com  /  357.911.1315 



When We Need It By & Where to Send It:
Please let us know the above nominations you wish to make 
between Easter and Mother's Day, Sunday, April 16th through Sunday, May 14th 
by sending an email to   lsagconnect@gmail.com .
Please take this time beforehand to get your details together INCLUDING years of membership, 
and do NOT send details PRIOR NOR AFTER the deadline. 
Please be specific.  
For example if you are nominating someone for service to their league / LSAG, give details as appropriate.  
Pharell Photog:  served as ABC secretary 1 yr. 2012-2013; ABC show chair 1 yr. 2013-2014; and LSAG historian 1 yr. 2014-2015



We hope you will contribute to what will be a special time of recognizing our artists at convention beyond the excitement of the show awards.  
***If you have a question anytime that is not answered here please let us know at  lsagconnect@gmail.com .
***Place a nomination during the Easter to Mother's Day window by emailing us at  lsagconnect@gmail.com .

Please note:  If you send your nomination elsewhere, it may not be received on time. 

If you wish to nominate yourself or a fellow artist, 
do NOT reply to this newsletter.
It will not be sent to the correct email address, and your nomination will not be received.

Monday, April 17, 2017

LSAG: Open Meeting THIS Saturday on 4/22

The LSAG Spring Open Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the Memorial Church of Christ Family Center, 900 Echo Lane in Houston from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Memorial Church of Christ is located directly across the street from Memorial High School. The Family Center is located directly behind the Church. You will see signs for the Houston Art Society's art show. If you follow those signs you will be directed to the correct room where our meeting will be held. 

I look forward to seeing each of you on April 22nd.

Respectfully,

Polly Ward
President, Lone Star Art Guild

LSAG: Convention Recognition / Nominations NOW Open

Recognition of Members at this year's convention: 


Recognition this year at convention will include honoring volunteers and other categories of members with special achievements as listed below.
Please read and refer to this information and do not send your nominations before or after the timeline.

*****Nominations are accepted from Easter to Mother's Day ONLY. 
Nominations are NOW OPEN.  If you send in any nominations, you will receive replies beginning on May 1st (not before).*****

What you need to know from the outset:
ANY LSAG Member can and should notify us of their OWN service or accomplishments.
ANY LSAG Member can and should notify us of their FELLOW MEMBERS' service or accomplishments.
ANY LSAG League can and should notify us of their members' service or accomplishments

There is NO responsibility on a league to conduct formal nominations or voting.  
In fact, we discourage it as it is not in the spirit of what we are trying to do.



You do not need to be present at convention to be recognized.  
We will be recognizing volunteers who 
-serve their league or LSAG past or present, 
-volunteers in their community in some art capacity past or present (teachers, philanthropists, or others), 
-those who have received some art related accolade, honor, or achievement the past year or an accumulation of such, 
-and those who deserve being recognized for their lifetime achievement in art.
Being recognized is not dependent on participation at convention. 
All details are below. 


You may nominate yourself; you may nominate a fellow artist.
However please understand if the person has already received the award last year (the first year this recognition was done)
they will not receive the same award again.
A member may receive each award once only. 


You may only nominate a given person for ONE award.  
Please do NOT nominate the same person for multiple awards.
A given individual will only receive ONE recognition award in a given year.
If you nominate one person for multiple awards, we will pick one. 
For example, you may not nominate Sally Stencil for Volunteer to LSAG, Volunteer in the Community, and Art Achievement.  
You may nominate her for ONE of these...even if she qualifies for all 3.


You may nominate MORE than one person for the SAME award.
For example, if you wish to nominate both Melanie Medium AND Carl Canvas as Volunteers in the Community, you may do so. 
  

You may nominate various people for different awards.
If you wish to nominate different people for each of the different awards, you may do so as per the guidelines just stated.  



Details:

1-Volunteers in a league or with LSAG:  Past and Present
Are you a volunteer this year with your league or another LSAG league and / or have you volunteered in the past?  If you have served your league or LSAG in any capacity for 3 years or more, please let us know.  We'd like to recognize you at convention for your contribution.  Years served do not have to be consecutive years nor do they have to be served in the same position or with the same league for all 3 years. 


2-Volunteers in the Community:  Past and Present 
Have you served the community with art?  Do you share art by teaching in a volunteer capacity or doing outreach to / for others?  Please share with us what you do or that of a fellow inspiring artist.  We want to recognize those who have done art related community service presently or in the past for 3 years or more.  Again, service does not have to be consecutive years nor do they have to be served in the same position or for the same organization for all 3 years.


3-Art Achievement:  
Do you have art related achievements OUTSIDE of LSAG that will inspire others in our guild?  The exciting art elements of your life or the life of a fellow artist you nominate can inspire all of us.  Please share with us.  Did you or they get signature status in another art organization, appeared in juried exhibits, earned a special recognition for your / their art?  
Tell us why you or a fellow artist deserves to be recognized for art achievement.  
Please do NOT send LSAG related achievements for this award.  This is specifically for achievements OUTSIDE of LSAG.


4- Lifetime Art Achievement:
This special recognition is for those who have been longtime members of LSAG for 10 years or more 
(does not have to be in the same league nor consecutive).  
As the name states, it is for artists who have over the course of the 10 yrs. or more OR in their lifetime 
created a body of artwork in any of the LSAG recognized categories or a combination of categories.  
A person must be a current LSAG member artist.  It can also be awarded posthumously to a recently deceased member by presenting it to a family member or designee in their honor.  
Please note:  Years are counted as 12 month periods and not multiplied based on your various mediums.  
So if Wendell Wash has been a member of WAL for 10 years and has built up a body of work in watercolors and pastels over his lifetime, then he qualifies.  
If Ginger Gesso has been a member for 5 years and built up a body of work in watercolors and pastels, we do NOT multiply her 2 mediums X 5 years to come up with the number 10.  She does NOT qualify as she has not been a member for 10 yrs.



What We Need:
--Name (first and last) of yourself if nominating yourself OR the fellow member you are nominating as well as your name 
--Home league of yourself OR the fellow member as well as yourself 
(Home leagues do NOT have to be the same.  You can nominate across leagues.)
--The award specified above that you feel where recognition is merited
--How you / they have contributed for said award 
(see descriptions above AND include number of years as applicable)
--Your / Their email address & phone number
(If it is a posthumous award for a deceased member, please make every effort to provide a family member's name, email, and phone #)  

Examples:
Artist: Polly Palette
Home League:  HAS
Award:  Volunteer service in the community-- I volunteer with ARTOutreach to Children's Hospital, Women's Center, and Homeless Shelter/ Soup Kitchen by donating art pieces and conducting workshops for patients and clients.  I have been doing this over the course of the past 5 years. 
pollypal@abc.com / 123.456.7890


Artist:  Dan Diptych, Home league CAAL
Nominated by:  Frieda Figure, Home league LHAA
Award:  Volunteer for league-- Dan has served as our treasurer for 4 years 2013-2016.
dantheman@aool.com  /  246.810.1214
flyingfrieda@googoo.com  /  357.911.1315 



When We Need It By & Where to Send It:
Please let us know the above nominations you wish to make 
between Easter and Mother's Day, Sunday, April 16th through Sunday, May 14th 
by sending an email to   lsagconnect@gmail.com .
Please take this time beforehand to get your details together INCLUDING years of membership, 
and do NOT send details PRIOR NOR AFTER the deadline. 
Please be specific.  
For example if you are nominating someone for service to their league / LSAG, give details as appropriate.  
Pharell Photog:  served as ABC secretary 1 yr. 2012-2013; ABC show chair 1 yr. 2013-2014; and LSAG historian 1 yr. 2014-2015



We hope you will contribute to what will be a special time of recognizing our artists at convention beyond the excitement of the show awards.  
***If you have a question anytime that is not answered here please let us know at  lsagconnect@gmail.com .
***Place a nomination during the Easter to Mother's Day window by emailing us at  lsagconnect@gmail.com .

Please note:  If you send your nomination elsewhere, it may not be received on time. 

If you wish to nominate yourself or a fellow artist, 
do NOT reply to this newsletter.
It will not be sent to the correct email address, and your nomination will not be received.