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March 11 - Pat Blackwell - Painting Demo

Long time Art Guild member and teacher Pat Blackwell will paint a Bluebonnet scene in acrylics using basic colors. Pat started painting in 1979, and opened an arts and crafts store in 1990, Pat’s Art at Brazos Craft Mall, with a large area for paintings. She also displayed and sold many other people’s work. She closed the store in about 2006 or 2007 and now operates out of her backyard workshop, with the main product being stained glass windows. Pat gives lessons in stained glass and painting. If you are interested, you can reach her at patsyruthb1@yahoo.com. A few of her works are shown here. As you might guess from the photo at the right, she will paint on anything that will stay still for a few minutes.

We will meet at our usual time and place, 1:30 in the Garden Room of the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway drive, Woodway, TX. Come at 1:30 for conversation and refreshments. At 2:00, the meeting will come to order, and the demo will follow soon after. Bring friends, and bring art to share with the group.

March 12 - Pick up art at Arboretum, Deliver art to MCC

Please pick up your art from the Arboretum between 11 and noon, Monday, March 12. Then deliver art to MCC between 2:30 and 3:30. If your art at the Arboretum has not previously been exhibited at MCC, you can just transfer it to MCC. If you cannot make it during the specified times, please ask someone to handle it for you.

April 6-7 Art on Elm Street

This is a great venue for displaying your art. The exhibit will be set up 10-5 on Friday, April 6. That evening, 6:30-8:30 there is an opening reception with wonderful food and music, which is free for exhibitors. The show is 10-5 on Saturday, April 7, and the art must be removed between 5 and 7 pm. Entries are limited to 3 per exhibitor. The application details will be made available soon, but you apply by email, and a jury decides from the images you send, which are accepted. There are no ribbons or prizes, but also no entry fee or commissions.

April 8 - Judith Baker - Watercolor Pencils

At our April meeting Clifton artist Judith Baker will demonstrate watercolor (water soluble) colored pencils using her sets of eight different brands. Judith plans to demonstrate a range of techniques using the various watercolor pencils. She will highlight how you would work with each brand, as they really do differ, and will also discuss acquisition and storage tips.

She has worked with colored pencils (CPs) for over a decade, and the foundation of her CP training was provided by Bet Borgeson – “…an awesome mentor”. (Judith explains that Bet, the “Godmother of Colored Pencil”, authored the groundbreaking first book about the CP medium in 1983 --followed by five more books in later years – holds many awards, and “…knows everything there is to know about colored pencils”.)

Judith’s particular interest is in botanical art, and she holds a diploma from the Society of Botanical Artists (UK) botanical illustration course. Both her pieces appearing here have botanical subjects. The bromeliad is entirely watercolor CPs. The ornamental corn uses watercolor pencils for underpainting, with both wax- and oil-based “dry” CPs layered on top. The ornamental corn piece is currently appearing in the Conroe Art League’s 3rd Annual National Invitational exhibit that runs through March 31st. You can view all 101 pieces in the show, including Judith’s, by clicking on the following link:

www.conroeartleague.com/now-on-view.html

We will meet at our usual time and place, 1:30 in the Garden Room of the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway drive, Woodway, TX. Come at 1:30 for conversation and refreshments. At 2:00, the meeting will come to order, and the demo will follow soon after. Bring friends, and bring art to share with the group.

April 20 - Entry deadline for the Bosque Wildflower Show and Sale

Art can be brought to the museum April 17-20.The show runs May 8-26, with an opening reception on May 5. Paintings must contain Texas wildflowers, must be for sale (25% commission), have museum quality frame, be 24" x 36" or smaller, including matting, and other requirements. Entry fee is $25 per entry (limit 2). Five prizes range from $500 best of show to $100 popular choice. Details and entry form at http://www.bosquemuseum.org/wildflower-art-show.

May 6 - Regular Meeting- Marsha Wilson - Wood Burning

Marsha caught our attention when we saw her work at Art on Elm Street and other venues. She will be demonstrating the technique of Pyrography or more commonly known as wood burning, using the Walnut Hallow versa tool. The versa tool has a temperature control and heats up to about 800°, making it possible to burn on a variety of surfaces. She will be demonstrating on Baltic Birch plywood, Bristol Board paper, and vegetable tanned leather. This is a must see. An example is at the right.

 

We will meet at our usual time and place, 1:30 in the Garden Room of the Central Presbyterian Church, 9191 Woodway drive, Woodway, TX. Come at 1:30 for conversation and refreshments. At 2:00, the meeting will come to order, and the demo will follow soon after. Bring friends, and bring art to share with the group.

May 9 - Pick up art at MCC

Please pick up your art from MCC, Wednesday, May 9, between 2:30 and 3:30. If you cannot make it during the specified times, please ask someone to handle it for you.

Current and Future Exhibits

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

= MCC -Mar 12- May 9

= 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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