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Apple Tree Bazaar
If you would like to display and/or sell your art at
Apple Tree and can spend some time helping at the booth, let Bill
Franklin know ASAP so that we can arrange a schedule that keep the booth
manned by two people at all times. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 741-0960. Setup is 9 am - noon on
Friday, November 1. If you are bringing art, please do so between 10 and
11:30 after the booth has been erected, but with some time left to hang
or arrange the art.
The public sale occurs 1 - 5 pm on Friday and 9 - 4 on
Saturday. This is chance to show and perhaps sell your art, and also a
chance to interest others in joining the Art Guild.
November 1-2 -
Apple Tree Bazaar
We didn't sell much, but
there were a few interested people, so we can hope for a new member or
two. Thanks to Nancy Cagle, who worked from 10 to 5 Friday and again
much of Saturday. She also has stored the booth materials in her garage
and helped load and unload them. Also helping were Karen Groman, who
worked 1 - 5 Friday, Myrl Luper, who worked 2-4 Saturday, and Judy and
Bill Franklin who set up and took down the booth as well as helping some
on Saturday. Other members having their own booths were Pat Blackman and
Sue Young. Photos of all three booths are below.
Pat Blackwell's booth
Sue Young's booth
November 10 -
Christine Niekamp - Floral Painting in Oil
own Christine Niekamp will demonstrate painting with oil using a pot of
geraniums as her subject. Members are already
familiar with - and impressed by - her art, since she regularly brings
her paintings to meetings for Show and Tell and also enters them in
exhibits. For those who are new, or not (yet) members, a few examples
are show here.
will meet at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive. Come
at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation. The meeting will begin at 2,
and will include the election of officers for 2014. The demo will follow
shortly. Bring your art for Show and Tell, and bring friends. The first
visit is free, and a membership for 2014 is only $15 ($25 including a
web gallery) if paid before the end of the year.
November 10 -
Christine Niekamp - floral in oils
Christine Niekamp was a
commercial artist with Olan Mills for many years prior to her
retirement. She has painted many portraits of family members and others,
and also many
scenes of the Texas countryside. For her demo, Christine worked on an
oil painting on canvas of two planters of geraniums on a porch. She had
already painted the first layer in her
colors (top right) and she planned to paint the second layer today. She
used oil paints, turpenoid to clean her brushes and linseed oil to thin
her paint to the desired consistency. Using a size 10 flat brush and
several colors of green, she began by deepening the background colors,
adding texture, and putting in shadows. She then used a dry brush to
blend and smooth
wet paint (top left). She added lighter colors to the flowers, using
cadmium red medium, and cadmium orange and mixing them on the canvas.
She was saving the tight, detailed work for the final layer, which she
would paint at home when this layer dried
(middle right). She again used a dry brush to blend and smooth out the
colors on the flowers (bottom left). She began working on the planters,
blending raw umber with titanium white to create shadows and highlights
to mold the curved shapes of the pots . She used black sparingly for
between the leaves and flowers, and sap green to highlight some of the
leaves. She added white to the underpainting of the porch floor and the
post in the background. As a final step she turned the painting upside
down to paint the cast shadows under the planters. The lower right image
is the painting at the end of the demo. We all looked forward to seeing
the completed painting at a future meeting.
We thank Christine for a
good look at how to add layers in developing a painting. We also thank
those who brought refreshments and those who brought works for show and
tell, which are shown below.
Linda Green John Perdichi
November 18 -
Art Guild Exhibit at MCC
Please bring up to three
hangable art works for our exhibit at the Ball Performing Arts Theater
at MCC on Monday, November 18, between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. They must not
have been exhibited at MCC before, must be at least 16" x 20", and must
have a hanging wire. There is no restriction on subject or medium.
November 18 -
January 6 - Art Guild Exhibit at MCC
The exhibit is worth
seeing, although it represents the work of only seven of our artists, a
total of 18 pieces. Some are quite large, and all are interesting. Come
see it at night when it shows best, and you can also see a performance.
The schedule of performances follows. All are at 7:30 and FEE, except as
noted! Photos of the exhibit are bow the performance schedule, but they
are better seen in person.
Nov 20-23 The Beaux'
Stratagem (drama) $10, $8 for seniors & students
Nov 25 Corale & Wind
Dec 2 Tartan Singers
Dec 3 Vocal Techniques
Dec 4 Spotlight Concert
Dec 9 Waco Jazz Orchestra
Dec 10 Waco Community Band
November 30 -
Hunting Art Prize deadline
The Hunting Art Prize is
$50,000. Only residents of Texas may enter. There is no entry fee. While
there is some chance of selling your entry, there is only one prize. The
winner is announced at a quite lavish gala in Houston in May, to which
dealers and art collectors are invited to meet the artists and consider
what they might want to buy. To enter, you must submit a photograph by
email by the end of November at
www.huntingartprize.com. If selected, you will need to ship
or carry your art work to Houston around April 1.