Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LSAG: Reminder to Submit Show Awards

League Database Managers:

Please be reminded to submit your show awards within 10 days of your show.  These results have to be audited BEFORE convention registration can open.  Check for accuracy and remember that a maximum of 1 of each 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and 1st HM should be put in for each division and category.  Do NOT put in regular Honorable Mentions as they are not eligible for convention.  


LSAG: Open Meeting 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 in April.


Polly Ward
President, Lone Star Art Guild

LHAA: Open Judged Show on 4/8

Lake Houston Area Artists 2017 Spring Art Show, Sale and Competition
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Kingwood Christian Church, 3910 West Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, Texas 77339
Registration Deadline:  Monday, April 3, 2017
Late Entries Accepted through:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017
All Artists MUST pre-register
Elementary School up to Professional divisions welcome
LHAA members:  $8 per entry
LSAG members:  $10 per entry
School Student (Elementary, Middle and High School):  $2 per entry
Open to all members of LHAA and LSAG
Please visit our website for more information at:  lakehoustonareaartists.com
Contact Person:  Amy Conroy, amymcleod.conroy@gmail.com or Becky Hall, rebecca.hall44@gmail.com

CAL Spring Show Winners Reception

CAL's Two New Classes

Join CAL for their 2 new classes!



CAL Landscape Mixed Media Wkshp with Holly Hunter Berry

Passionate Purposeful Painting
 Holly Hunter Berry

A Contemporary Landscape Workshop using Mixed Media.

Acrylics, various textures, drawing mediums (pastels, charcoal, etc.) and more!

What can you expect from this workshop? Have you ever wanted to create a landscape but instead of looking exactly like what you see, have it be one that tells a story? Your interpretation of the landscape instead of just the facts? A landscape that is fun to create using a variety of materials?

 You will be creating a painting (plus numerous exercises) that is done with an awareness of a foundation of theory but with a large dose of intuition.(You will be given notes and a demo on how to use color, value, shapes, and line. Plus an overview on how to best compose your painting)

We will use photos for inspiration. You will be guided in how to work with them so you can bring life to your canvas and have it explode with color and inspiring shapes!

Holly will show you how to layer the paint so light goes through your painting, how to mix any color you want, how to create that "WOW" in your work! This will be a fun, energizing workshop where you get to loosen up and create something new and original, a landscape that is all yours!

 A variety of materials and supplies will be shared with you in addition to numerous notes.

You will leave the workshop with enough information from Holly's notes plus your exercises, so you can go home and continue exploring these new techniques!

Holly loves what she does and is passionate about painting and teaching what she's knows. Join her and allow her to share almost 40 years of experience with you!

Bring your supplies, a desire to create, and a great sense of humor too!
April 28 & 29     9am- 4:00 pm
Workshop Fee: $230

Conroe Art League Gallery
127 Simonton St.
Conroe, TX 77301
To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00
Make your check payable to Conroe Art League
 Conroe Art League, P.O. Box 3623, Conroe, TX 77305, Attn: Kathryn Marks
Credit cards are accepted at the gallery
 Balance due on or before April 14, 2017
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list.

CAL Watercolor Flower Wkshop with Carrie Allbritton

Carrie Allbritton
Big, Bold, & Beautiful
Watercolor Flower Workshop

Come and enjoy watercolor that is really fun and different!
 Everything you do in this three day workshop will be new and innovative.
Carrie will guide you in step by step instructions.
You will be working with a 3D still life of flowers and beautifully create a unique background.
See more of Carrie's paintings on allbrittonart.com

June 8 – 10, 2017
9am- 4:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $200

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

To reserve your place, send a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00
Make your check payable to Conroe Art League
 Conroe Art League, P.O. Box 3623, Conroe, TX 77305, Attn: Kathryn Marks
Credit cards are accepted at the gallery
 Balance due on or before May 24, 2017
Email kathrynmarksart@gmail.com when your deposit has been sent to reserve your place and receive a supply list.

CAL Landscape in Pastels Wkshop with Kathy Fediw

Kathy Fediw
Painting the Landscape in Pastels
For Beginners to Intermediate Level Artists

       Pastels are fast, forgiving and fun!  Learn how to paint the landscape in beautiful, luminous colors that will last for generations to come.
       In this workshop you'll learn how to paint mountains, trees, fields, and clouds in a painterly, impressionistic style.  Find out how to use linear and aerial perspective to create depth, and how diagonals can lead the viewer into the painting.  We will experiment with different papers and types of underpaintings, and you are encouraged to develop your own unique style.   You'll come away with at least 3 finished paintings and have fun learning from your award-winning instructor.
       Pizza on Friday evening, an assortment of pastel papers and a red value finder are included in the fee.

View more of Kathy's art at http://www.kathyfediw.com

March 31   5:30pm-8:00pm
April 1    9am- 4:00 pm

Workshop Fee: $140

Conroe Art League Gallery

127 Simonton St.

Conroe, TX 77301


Art Supply Annual Methods and Materials Expo THIS Week--March 31 – April 1

Art Supply on Main is pleased to present Art Supply Methods and Materials EXPO 2017 .  Join us Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 for our annual fun-filled 2 day event with Free on-going Demonstrations in our store, Special 2 day sales, Workshops, Door Prizes and more.   Yep, there is FREE Parking in our parking lot as well as street parking.
Meet many of our suppliers and see and try new products.  Sign up for one of our wonderful mini-workshops to learn more techniques and get more information about the products you use.  This year we have new vendors and new products to introduce to you.  Don't Miss this unique opportunity it won't be back again until 2018.
For more information on the workshops and Demonstrations visit www.artsupplyonmain.com
To sign up for a workshop visit www.artsupplyonline.com
Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1
On-going Demonstrations:
Friday:  9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Art Supply on Main - 2711 Main Street - Houston, Texas  77002
Contact:  Vikki Trammell -  713.652.5028 artsuply@swbell.net

Red Dot / Xanadu: A Look at the First Fully Painted Film

Check out this amazing new film about Van Gogh - it's painted! Trouble viewing? Try this!
Loving Vincent | A Look at the First Fully Painted Film
by Mara Blackwood | Editor

Social media has been buzzing recently about Loving Vincent, the world's first painted full-length film. The film tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh's life and mysterious death through 65,000 frames, hand painted in Van Gogh's style, according to the movie's website.

Read more . . .
Debate | Should you Watermark Art you Are Posting Online?
by Jason Horejs | Owner, Xanadu Gallery

I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could lead to unauthorized reproduction or theft of the artwork. I don't dismiss this threat out of hand, the theft of intellectual property is a very real problem. I would argue, however, that a watermark is a pretty poor way to deal with the problem, and that watermarks defeat the purpose of sharing work online in the first place.

Read more . . .
Debate: Should Artists Show Work in Doctor's Offices, Banks and Other Business Locations?
by Jason Horejs | Owner, Xanadu Gallery
Last week, I received an email raising the question of whether it would be worthwhile for an artist to show her work in a doctor's office. The doctor would display the work for a set time and allow the artist to have a stack of cards or brochures available to potential buyers. If work sold, the doctor wouldn't take a commission.

Read more . . .
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Lk Houston Arts Fest THIS Weekend / Vintage Fest SAVE the DATES

Do you enjoy the finer side of life? Enjoy Fine Arts? Join us NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY in Kingwood Town Center for the Lake Houston Arts Festival! Just over 100 artists will Fill Kingwood Town Center with handmade works and more. Food Trucks, a Kids Craft Area and more will be on hand to keep you and the whole family busy!

Texas Vintage Festival is a Celebration of all things Vintage, Antique, Retro and Unique that takes place over two weekends in two locations in the northeast and northwest corners of the metropolitan Houston area. Dates & Locations can be found HERE

Texas Vintage Festival brings together hundreds of booths selling antiques, retro and vintage crafts, decor, funky junk, fashions, artisan foods, fine art, garage sale items, jewelry, handmade items, mancave decor, electronics, yard art, and more!

In addition to hundreds of booths, there will also be craft beer and wine tastings, classic car show, a pin-up fashion show, live music by the area's best tributes to The Beatles, Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Blues Brothers and more, a huge kids zone with rides and games, a rumble of food trucks and more. 

Vendor booth and car show registration is now open for both events and can be found  HERE.

Houston Festivals & Events, 3517 Washington, Houston, TX 77007

You're invited to the Art Dash Party

Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Live entertainment, delicious small bites, drinks and more... don't miss out on the party of the year, a fundraiser for the community and education outreach programs of Because Art Matters. Mingle with Festival Artists and DASH for art in our famous 60-second Art Dash!

Plus, don't miss out on the exciting new, Mystery "Double Dash" Add-on your "VIP Dasher" tickets online now for an unforgettable and remarkable Arts Experience!
All proceeds benefit the education and outreach programs of The Woodlands Arts Council.

Presented by: 
 The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. (TWAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment. We do this by presenting The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and hosting community events+programs that support the performing, visual and literary arts.
The Woodlands Arts Council | P. O. Box 8184, The Woodlands, TX 77387