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December 31 - deadline for 2019 discounted dues

Dues for 2019, if paid by December 31 are:

Basic membership $15 ($24 later)

Gallery membership $25 ($36 later)

Student membership $5 ($12 later)

Patron membership is $100 at any time, and includes a gallery.

January 4-February 14 - PACT Exhibit at Cultivate 7 Twelve gallery

The Professional Artists of Central Texas will have a Small Works Exhibit at Cultivate 7 twelve gallery, 712 Austin Ave, beginning with an opening reception 6-10 pm on Friday, January 5. Eleven artists will be represented, some of whom have done demos for the Art Guild. Others are good possibilities for the future. Look them over and let our program chairs, Jo Forbus and Mylr Luper, know which ones you would like to see at our meetings.

February 2 - March 2 - Mi Corizon/My Heart Exhibit at Art Forum Waco

For the Valentine month, the Art Forum of Waco,1826 Morrow Ave, is hosting an exhibit of paintings related to love in one way or another. Some entries are from Waco and elsewhere in Texas, but others are from New Mexico and three foreign countries. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 2, from 6 to 9 pm. It is free and open to the public. The exhibit can also be seen Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm through March 2. It is co-sponsored by Meet&Catch Up with Art. A thumbnail of the poster for the exhibit is at the right. Click on it to enlarge it.

February 4 - Bring Art to the Arboretum

Please bring your art Monday between 9 and 11. If you can't do that, please ask someone else to do it for you.

February 5-28 - Chesley Smith Exhibit in Dawson

Chesley Smith will have a one person show at the First Methodist church in Dawson this month. On Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm, there will be an opening reception. Dawson is a few miles beyond Hubbard.

February 17 - Meeting and Reception for the Arboretum Exhibit

Invite your friends to the reception for our exhibit on Sunday between 1:30 and 3:00. Please tell them that we plan to have viewing, conversation, and refreshments 1:30-2:15, and a critique of the art 2:15-3:00.

March 2 - Deadline for Entries in ReStART Exhibit/Gala/Awards/Auction

ReStART is a Texas Educators Association. This is a fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity, a worthy cause. It could be a lot of fun, and you may keep 50% of the purchase price.

There are six categories:

Fine Art

Doors and Windows

Yard Art and Signs

Musical Instruments

Biologicals and Landscapes.

Artists may submit up to 3 entries. The registration fee is $15/work, but entrants will receive a $30 ReStore credit to buy materials. At least 1/3 of the work must be material from the ReStore. Receipt copies must be turned in. Most media are acceptable, but entries may NOT be crafts, quilts, stained glass or jewelry. All works must be for sale. There is a 50% commission. Artists are encouraged to donate their 50% also.

The exhibit will be juried. The works accepted must be delivered to either the Habitat office (220 N 11th Street, 9-4:30 weekdays) or the ReStore (1224 Franklin Ave, 9-4:30 Wed-Fri, 9-2:30 Sat) between February 27 and March 2. Works not selected may be donated to the ReStore or picked up there March 8 or 9.

Works to be hung must be no larger than 60 per side, including frame, nor smaller than 8x10, image only. They must not exceed 25 pounds, and must have a hanging wire.

Free standing works must be no more than 60 in height, width or depth, nor smaller than 5 in the longest direction. Doors can be any size, but must come from the ReStore. Works must not exceed 65 pounds. There will be tables for the smaller items, but artists are encouraged to supply their own stands, and, if fragile, enclosures.

The opening Gala Reception, Awards Presentation and Auction will be 6-10 pm March 7 at 712 Austin Ave. The exhibit will continue at the ReStore, 9-4:30 Wed-Fri, 9-2:30 Sat, March 9-30.

There will be paper copies of the application at the Arboretum reception on February 17.

 

Below are some pictures of the Restore interior for those of you who haven't been there before. Only a few aisles are shown. As usual, they be hard to see until you click on them.

 

                   

March 4 - Pick up art at Arboretum

Please pick up your art Monday between 9 and 11. If you can't do that, please ask someone else to do it for you.

 

March 7 - Bring Art to MCC

Please bring your art Thursday between 2:30 and 3:30. If you can't do that, please ask someone else to do it for you.

March 10 - Judy Steward - Quilting Art

Judy recently had a one person show at the Art Forum of Waco. She had many pieces of her art on display. She will bring many of those to our meeting for us to see up close. She will tell us the whys and hows of particular pieces, and, if all goes well, even show how her quilting machine works. You will enjoy this, so don't miss it. We will meet as usual in the Garden Room at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive, at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation. The meeting will begin at 2:00, and the presentation will begin after a brief business session. visitors are welcome. A few of Judy's pieces are shown below. It's not apparent in the photos, but they vary in size from about one foot to over six feet wide.

                   

 

April 7 - Lee James - palette Painting with Acrylics

Lee James moved to the Waco area just a few years ago, but he has been painting for many decades. He has a gallery and a studio in McGreggor. Some of his paintings are on display at the Arboretum through February 3. We will meet as usual in the Garden Room at the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway Drive, at 1:30 for refreshments and conversation. The meeting will begin at 2:00, and the presentation will begin after a brief business session. visitors are welcome. Some of Lee's paintings are shown below. The first includes Lee.

                   

April 20 - Entry Deadline for the Bosque Museum Wildflower Show

Entries open to original drawings, oil/acrylic, pastel & water media, done within last the 2 years.

They must include identified Texas wildflowers, and have a frame & hanging wire.

Maximum size is 24"x24" including matt, but not frame.

One entry per person. Fee is $30. All art must be for sale. The museum get a 25% commission.

Prizes: best of show $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, best of Bosque Co $150, popular choice $100.

Entries must be delivered to the Museum 10-4, April 18-20. Acceptance (or not) sent April 26.

Opening reception May 4, 2-4. Show open to public 10-5, May7-25.

Art must be removed May 28 by artist or designated person.

Full guidelines and entry form at www.bosquemuseum.org/wildflowers.

Current and Future Exhibits

The Art Guild of Central Texas has scheduled the following exhibits:

= MCC - November 20-Jan 8

= Arboretum Exhibit - February 4-March 4

= Exhibit rules are found on our Bylaws & Rules Page.

Other Exhibits:

  For more information on competitions visit http://www.artshow.com/juriedshows/index.html

 

Locations to Paint as a Group

 

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Waco Art Center

The Waco Art Center is located on the McLennan Community College campus.  See their site for more details.  Art Center Waco

Work Shops

Please see our "Classes" for more information and other workshops.

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