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Apple Tree Bazaar at HOT Exhibit Hall- November 3-4, 2006

Only the five people who signed up in July (Nancy Cagle, Bill and Judy Franklin, Gloria Meadows & Rose Jacobson) will be able to exhibit.

Set up Friday, Nov 3, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Each exhibitor will pay $10 and get approximately 1/5 of the exhibit space. 

Exhibit times: Nov 3, 1:00-5:30 p.m. and Nov 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Take down after 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

November 3-4 - Apple Tree Bazaar

The Art Guild had a single booth this year, but was able to move up front between Pat Blackwell (photo at upper left) and The Harrison Center (where Betty Schwartz and Jean & Rose Larkie were working, photo at right).  Sue Young also had a booth nearby (photo at lower left).  We had a lot of traffic, several good membership prospects, and such nice neighbors!  Thanks go to Linda & Gil Morales for loaning us their lattice panels.

 

Gloria Meadows did well, selling most of her painted rocks (photo at upper left).  Rose Jacobson and Nancy Cagle sold just enough to pay their share of the booth costs (but not their materials costs), (photos at right).  And Bill & Judy Franklin enjoyed visiting, but lost money (photo at lower left)While Gloria's rocks sold well, they didn't provide much return on the time invested.  As a result, Gloria announced that she was out of the painted rock business, and sold her display rack.  Since the others didn't sell much, the chances of getting people to chip in for a booth next year are slim.

 

To maintain a presence at Apple Tree, the association may have to cover the booth cost and hope for enough in commissions to cover a good part of the cost.  This year's commissions, plus $5 that Pat Blackwell gave us for letting her use one panel of our lattice, was enough to pay for over half of the $50 cost.  We will have to decide whether the publicity is worth the cost next year.

November 5 - Jean Blackwell - Handmade Greeting Cards

                                                  and Gift Tags

You'd better watch out, Jean Blackwell is coming to the Art Guild! And just in time to help us make holiday greeting cards and gift tags. She'll be there with lots of materials and lots of ideas for making cards that any artist would be proud to send, but that anyone can make. Some examples are shown here. Come prepared for paint and glue. Old clothes or an apron would be good. If you have any watercolor pencils, Jean specifically asked that you bring them along. You might also want to bring a few old greeting cards that can be recycled, or perhaps a favorite pair of scissors. But you need not bring anything. Jean will bring enough to go around.

Remember that first time visitors are free, and our regular dues are only $2 a month. Since there is only one month left in this year, anyone can join for a paltry $2. So bring friends along. Maybe they will want to join for next year. We'll be meeting at our usual time and place, 2 p.m. at the Waco Charter School, 615 N. 25th Street. Refreshments and conversation at 1:30 p.m. Officer elections will be on the agenda at 2 p.m., and the program will start soon thereafter. Also, please bring some recent art for Show & Tell at the break. It's always fun to see what others are doing.

November 5 - Jean Blackwell - Card Making

Jean Blackwell brought loads of materials for us to use.  She also brought three assistants: her daughter, Cara, her daughter-in-law, Susan, and Susan's friend, Joan.  With Jean leading and the others helping, we learned to make several kinds of very attractive, hand-made cards.

 

 

One style began with making an irregular border by tearing painters' tape lengthwise and taping it around the edges of the card with the torn edges forming a frame.  The area inside this frame was painted with a blending of several colors of shiny acrylic paint.  Then a stamp was used to make a pattern with embossing ink on top of the dried acrylic. While the embossing ink was still wet, a waxy powder was poured over it, sticking to the ink.  A heat gun was then used to melt the powder, in which bits of glitter were embedded.  The tape was removed, and the area under it was lightly brushed with paint to keep it from being a dead white.

 

 

Another style was made by painting a stamp with watercolor crayons, and transferring this to a blank card.  This image could be further painted or penciled to add details or introduce other colors.  A third style was a collage made by gluing several shapes, which Jean had prepared in advance, to form a scene.  Some examples are shown at the sides.  Rose Larkie and Rose Jacobson brought additional stamps and other materials, and shared them with us also.

 

Thanks, Jean for your expertise and all of the materials that you shared with us.  Thanks also to Gloria Meadows, Christine Niekamp, and jean Larkie for bringing refreshments, and to those who brought paintings for Show and Tell, samples of which are below.  Welcome to new (actually returning) member Dorothy DeVries.  We're glad to have you back!

 

Show and Tell:

         

Jean Blackwell     Bill Franklin       Judy Franklin   Rose Jacobson  Christine Niekamp

November 9-December 6 - Art Guild Exhibit at MCC

There will be no theme.  You may submit up to three works, each of which must measure at least 16" x 20" (to discourage theft).  Only hanging art can be accepted.  We hope to hang at least one work from each member artist.

Please deliver art to the Ball Performing Arts Center between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov 9.  At 4 p.m., an MCC art professor will critique the art and select the works to be hung.  You are encouraged to bring your art, stay for the critique, and take any unselected art home with you.

If you cannot come to MCC on Nov 9, some members have volunteered to accept your art at the Sunday Nov 5 meeting, with the understanding that you will agree to pick up unselected art from the transporter.

The exhibit ends Wednesday, Dec 6.  Please pick up your art between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.  If you cannot do so, make arrangements for someone else to do so, or you will be charged a fine of $5 per item.  Please read the rules at the bottom of this page.

McLennan Community College - November 9-December 6

Fourteen members entered paintings, and most of them brought their paintings to MCC and stayed for the selection and critique by David Zdrazil of the MCC art department.  The paintings were lined up along the wall, grouped by artist.  David went down the line picking his favorite of each artist and relating what he liked about it.  Since we had room to hang about 30 paintings, he was then asked to fill out the exhibit with other picks.  He chose to pick a second painting from each artist, bringing the total to 28.  Told that we could fit a couple more, he chose the third paintings from Rose Jacobson and Sue Young. 

The 30 works chosen are below in three long strips: the left hand ten, the middle ten, and the right hand ten.  For a better look, drop by and see them in the foyer of the Ball Performing Arts Center at MCC. They show best in the evening, so come for a double treat by attending one of the events there.  Many are free, and none is expensive.  Check the Trib or the MCC web site for possibilities.  We can be proud of the show, thanks to all those who submitted entries.  Note the sign and box of brochures at either end.  The brochures list the artists, titles and prices.  They also provide information about the Art Guild and our dues.

The exhibit ends Wednesday, Dec 6.  Please pick up your art between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.  If you cannot do so, make arrangements for someone else to do so, or you will be charged a fine of $5 per item.  Please read the rules at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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