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April 1 - Deadline for Bastrop 2-D Competition
Entry by email, no photography.
Entry fee $30 for three entries.
First prize $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $125, 3 honorable
mentions $50 each.
Winners in online gallery for a year with artist contact
info. No commission if sells.
Details and entry form at
April 12 - Short Presentations from Members
For April, we
have scheduled several short presentations by members. Tim Lowe will
talk about shading, Mary Behrens will present helpful hints about
portrait painting, Judy Franklin will show examples of mats selected to
enhance watercolors, and Bill Franklin will demonstrate how to cut
beveled mats to fit the frame and the painting. We may have time for
another presentation. If you would like to volunteer one, please call
Mary Behrens at 254-776-6384, or email her at
We will meet in the garden room at the Central
9191 Woodway Drive, at 1:30 for
conversation and refreshments. The meeting will begin at 2, and the
presentations soon thereafter. Bring friends (first visit is free) and
bring some of your art for Show and Tell.
April 12 - Short Presentations by Members
Four of our
members made short presentations following Show and Tell. Tim Lowe did a
demo/participation on drawing. He brought an illustration of a waterfall
and paper for those who wanted to try reproducing it. The photo at the
top right shows Tim during the instruction. Mary Brehens showed how an
original can be enlarged to fit the canvas, using a grid system which
she provided. She also showed some of her art for which this system was
used. She and some of the participants are shown at the top left. Judy
how different mats enhanced watercolors. She showed several of her
paintings, and explained why she made the mat color
that she did. She also showed how a tilted horizon can be straightened
during matting. She then held a nearly completed painting against mats
of various colors (shown at the lower right). The group decided which
color they thought best enhanced the painting. Then Bill Franklin cut
that color mat, showing how a mat cutter can do the job very quickly and
easily. Bill is holding the completed mat at the lower left. Thumbnail
photos are all the same width, making horizontals look smaller, but you
can enlarge them by clicking on them.
all of the presenters. The response to them was very positive. In fact,
there was a general agreement that this sort of program should be
repeated in the future by other members. Thanks also to those who
brought refreshments and to those who brought art for Show and Tell,
some of which is shown below.
Tim Lowe Gloria Meadows
Christine Niekamp Jammie Smith
April 22 - Deadline for Art and Wine on the Square Exhibit in Belton
Entry by email, 2D or 3D works in any medium, no crafts,
signed and numbered reproductions OK.
10' x 10' Booth costs $35. Event is on courthouse lawn.
If you want shelter, you must provide your own. No tent stakes allowed.
April 25, 10-11:30 am set up, 12-7 pm sales, 7-8 pm break
MyGivingTree@yahoo.com for entry form and further details.
April 23 - Top Young Artist
Scholarship Reception at Art Center Waco
There will be a reception
and awards presentation for high school artists at 5:30 on Thursday,
April 24, 5:30 7:30, with food and music. The exhibit will continue
through May 24, 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 Sundays. No entry
fee, but donations welcome.
April 23 - Top Young Artists Awards & Reception at Art Center Waco
were many nice works of art from area students. Of particular note was
the People's Choice award of $1000 to one of John Peridichi's Vanguard
students, shown at the right. Some of the other works are shown below.
The exhibit will be on display through May 24,
10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 Sundays. No entry fee, but
April 25 June 6
The BIRDS Exhibition at the Art Forum of Waco
Central Texas Artist
Collective (CAST - again!) and the Art Forum of Waco will be having an
artist exhibit called the BIRDS EXHIBITION. The opening reception will
be on April 25 from 6 9 PM. Artwork provided by Texas Artists living,
creating and investing in Waco and beyond. Cost: Free. Time: The opening
will be on April 25th from 6 9 PM. The exhibit will be on display
until June 6th, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM 6 PM. Location: The Art
Forum of Waco, 1826 Morrow Ave. Contact info: CTAC email
firstname.lastname@example.org or Art Forum of Waco email
March 23 - May
4 - Art Guild Exhibit at MCC
We had a
great turnout for the MCC exhibit: a total of 30 paintings from 10
members, several of whom are new. They are show below as they appear from
left to right in the foyer of the Ball Performing Arts Building. Come by
and look at them up close. The best viewing time is in the evening when
there is no glare from the windows. You can attend any of the evening
performances. All are at 7:30, except for Sunday Matinees, and all except
the drama are FREE!
April 14 Rock Ensemble
April 21 Country Ensemble
April 22 - 25 Proof (drama)
April 26 Friday Band Ensemble
April 28 Vocal Techniques
May 4 Waco Jazz Orchestra
May 5 Waco Community Band