Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LSAG Welcomes A New League!

Lone Star Art Guild is pleased to announce its newest member to our guild,
Art League of Baytown!

Art League of Baytown, ALB, was incorporated in 1954, gained their non-profit status in 1963, and acquired a permanent home with the help of the City of Baytown in 2008.  They have over 160 members.  They offer holiday events, classes including some for special needs adults, workshops, demos, a gallery featuring different shows during the year, and more. 

Visit them online at
and get to know our newest league!
We're 17 and counting!

LSAG: Updates Due Sept. 30

We are open for updates on the LSAG website through Sept. 30.  Please submit your league leadership ----specifically as outlined below---- AND your show / judge info.

League Leadership:  Please send ONLY the following officers / chairs to us with contact phone number and email---

Show Chair(s)  
Publicity Chair (person responsible for sending announcements to the newsletter) 
Database Manager  
TWO LSAG Representatives (outside of the President).  

Please send to  Sending to a different email will NOT get your update published.  We have already transitioned to new leadership, 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.

Show Schedule:
Judges need to be reported in order for Database Mgrs to enter shows in the database for registration.

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, 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: Use of the Adult Student Division

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.

If you are currently listed as an Adult Student
and no longer qualify under the guidelines
or have a degree in art & do not qualify,
please adjust your division by Sept. 15.
1-Login to your account on the database.
2-Click 'View Profile'.
3-Adjust your division & click SAVE:
Adult students with a DEGREE in ART move to Semi or Professional.
Adult students in college for the 3rd year of art 
move to Non-Professional;
Adult students new to art & being self taught or with lessons outside of college for the 4th year 
move to Non-Professional.  

LSAG: Use of the Database / Acknowledgement of the LSAG Prospectus

Use of the database is your agreement to the FULL 
LSAG prospectus as shown on the website.  

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 in 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 or ANY piece that has had more than one person work on it 
(only ONE artist may have worked on the piece from start to finish regardless of  an industry or craft standard) 

CAL: Fall Judged Show Group 2 / Register by Sept. 26


Registration deadline for  Group 2 is midnight Monday September 26th, 2016.

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  artist 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 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: Fall Judged Show Oct. 8 / Walk Ins Welcome

TAL invites all artists to enter our Fall Fine Art Show October 8, to be judged by
Doug Hiser.  The show will be from 1:30-4:00 PM in the Beckendorf Conference
Center at Lone Star College, 30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball 77377. 

Registration information is online at, including a
map for the Lone Star College campus.  Register online through midnight, October 1.
Pre-registration online is encouraged.  Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, contact Joan Barkovich:

NWAL: Fall Show October 15th / Register by Oct. 11

Cypress Creek Christian Church,  6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring TX 77379  (Forum Activity Room)
Judge:  Gary Hernandez
This show is open to all artist, 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
$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 & Honorable Mention for each Division/Category
Registration can be completed through the LSAG Database by going on-line.
To register, please go online at
If you do not have an LSAG account please contact Polly Ward at
There will be no walk-in registration.
Registration closes Tuesday, October 11th at  midnight
If payment is made BEFORE October 11th  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 October 11th 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 between 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th

There will be no artwork drop-off Saturday, the day of the show! 
Judging will commence at 10:00 a.m. - The show will 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 or
Jerry Sue Greenhill at

ALFB: Fall Judged Open Show Oct. 29 / Entry Deadline Oct. 21

Art League of Fort Bend Fall Judged Open Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016, and will be judged by Debra Latham.  Deadline for entry is Friday, October 21, 2016.  Art intake will be Friday, October 28, from 2-6 p.m.  The show will be held at the Vogelsang's Heritage Hall, 1903 Avenue G, Rosenberg 77471. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 29, in conjunction with the Rosenberg Fall Festival.  Visit us at for an entry form.  LSAG members are encouraged to register online, then mail their checks and a copy of the registration form to Sue Zelko, 1802 Teal Brook Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77479.  Cash awards for Best of Show, Adults and School Students, and City Councilman's Choice.  If you have additional questions, please contact show chair Sue Syvertson,

CAL: Judy Wilder Dalton Workshop

TAL New President - Gabe Riquelme

TAL proudly announces Gabe Riquelme as TAL's new President.
Under Gabe's leadership, TAL looks forward to an exciting new year
of growth and enrichment.  The members wish to thank Bob Trivers
for standing in to lead the meetings, as well as Marilyn Henagin,
Denise Gilbert, Bill Epps, Julia Davis and others who volunteered
during our search to fill the position.  

Join us for our Fall Show on October 8th (details and info online at and for our next meeting and artist
demonstration on November 12th.   TAL meets at 9:30 a.m. the 2nd
Saturday of most months in the Amegy Bank Bldg., 2nd floor,
Hwy 249 @ Medical Complex Dr., Tomball.

BFAL: Tina Bohlman Workshop Oct. 15 & 16

October 15-16, Brenham Fine Arts League will host a Tina Bohlman workshop. All mediums both in classroom and in plein air. The workshop will be held on a Saturday and Sunday. 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 - Annie Lockhart Workshop

Plein Air Workshop with Suzie Baker: November 9-12

Come have some fun painting outdoors.

Consider it therapy for post-election day anxiety.
(though we will do our best to not talk about it!!)

Plein Air - Responding to Nature, Oil Painting Workshop

Sponsored By the Woodlands Art League, The Woodlands, Texas.

Four-day: Wednesday-Saturday
Best for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Instructor: Suzie Baker

Workshop Dates: 11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Oklahoma Community Center (Hufsmith Conroe Rd, Magnolia, TX 77354) and field locations 
Maps will be provided to field locations at the workshop.
Class max 12 (only 4 spots remaining)
Cost: $425 (WAL member) - $465 (nonmember)

Find a further description and a supply list here
Sign up by emailing


Ann Bell Open Studio: Saturday, October 1

Ann Bell invites you to visit her in her creative art studio
at 2711 Main #114, in Midtown Houston, Main at Dennis streets
Saturday, October 1, noon til 5 pm.
Ann is participating in the annual Art Square Open House. 
Many of the other studios will also be  open.
Art Square is in the same building as Art Supply on Main.
2711 Main at Dennis, across from McGowen Metro station.
You can park in Art Supply's parking lot.
Ann participates every year! It's always fun!

Her studio is at the end of the ground floor hallway.
In addition to paintings, Ann offers handmade greeting cards and
packs of vintage papers and stamps for you to use in your collages.
Please come and enjoy the abundance of art.
If you need directions, please phone Ann at 281-330-3827,
or email her at

WAL News

What's Happening at WAL?

Market Street Art Show is coming on September 24th 

-with lots planned for our Big Booth, an Artists and Artisans booth, Plein Air Paint out, demos of all types…and more! 

*We are in need of volunteers.  Please visit the website to volunteer a small amount of your time @
 Go To:  Community Involvement.  Please scroll to see the many options...we can use any talent!!

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

Susan Hotard Portrait Painting Workshop

Only a few spots left!  
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! 

CAL Classes: Colored Pencil / Mixed Media / Watercolor / Photography / Classes for Homeschoolers

Beginning Colored Pencil with Golda Rader
Wendesdays 1:30 to 4 Pm


Mixed Media Classes for Adults
- Sara Moons

Thursdays     6- 8:30 pm     $35 per class


The Wonders or 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 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
 for more information, or call 936-443-3487

CAL Classes: Ceramics / Acrylics / Jewelry / Oils / Drawing / Figure & Creative Circle Groups

Creative circle - Golda Rader

Wednesdays  9 am - 12 noon      $10

Students will explore ALL kinds of new ideas and interests which will be determined by them. The class is limited to 12 people so hurry quick. Golda states that she is not teaching the class per se. She is simple facilitating the class and helping grow the creative mind. Contact Golda for more information:

Silver Clay Jewelry - Kathryn Marks

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

- Once a month Saturday  ( Feb 6, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 7, June 11, July 9, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12)    
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 and view her work at
     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 and

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 

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 ​​

The Figure Group - Non-Instructive

​Every other Thursday 10 am-1 pm     $10

 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 713-249-2956 for more information. 

Glaser Frames: Flowers Contest

Glaser Frames Newsletter
September 2016

New Contest Information
You voted, and our next contest will be.

"It's All About Flowers"

Entry information and news about the contest 
will be in the next newsletter, 
The October Newsletter.


 Glaser Frames would like congratulate 
the artists who have won one of our Framing Awards.

Glaser Frames sponsors art associations with framing awards. 

                       "Looking South From Peralta"               "CafĂ© Doorway"                                      
Congratulations to Tim Breaux      and      Paul Schulenburg 
 Award of Excellence

"Aspen Impressions Winter"

Congratulations to Jennifer Riefenberg, 
 First place 

"Lingering Snow" 
Congratulations to Carol Strock Wasson 
Third place

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 Buy 6 frames and get the 7th frame of equal or lessor value to the smallest 


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let us know which discount you wish to use.  

This offer may not be combined with any other discount, offer,award or
used on shipping of artwork
Offer Expires: October 31 2016
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