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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 Presbyterian Church, 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 pencils 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 Franklin showed how different mats enhanced watercolors. She showed several of her paintings, and explained why she made the mat color choices 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.

Thanks to 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.

Show and Tell


  Nancy Cagle            Tim Lowe        Gloria Meadows  Christine Niekamp   Jammie Smith        Kit Travis

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 down.

Email: 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

There 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 donations welcome.



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 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 Concert

April 21 Country Ensemble Concert

April 22 - 25 “Proof” (drama)

April 26 Friday Band Ensemble Concert

April 28 Vocal Techniques Concert

May 4 Waco Jazz Orchestra Concert

May 5 Waco Community Band Concert

Sandra Scott

Tim Lowe

Ellen Foster

Christine Niekamp

Christine Niekamp

Bill Franklin

Mary Brehens

Judy Franklin

Jammie Smith

Kit Travis

Pat Blackwell



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