February 2021 Newsletter

 

EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

CLASSES

For COVID-wise Art Appreciation Tips

when visiting CAL see the video below

Watch by clicking here

EVENTS

Participate, Share, and Celebrate the Arts

 

The Select 12 have now been chosen for the auction by artist and educator Cynthia Reid https://cynreid.com

All the panels are now hanging in the gallery.  Come in to see the art in person and then log in to http://Www.32Auctions.com/CAL12x12 to place your bid.  Online bidding continues through Friday, February 26th, at 11:45pm.  All proceeds go to support the Student Show on May 8, 2021.

Look for a new video about the 12x12 Show – coming soon!

6th annual CAL National has closed with 615 pieces of art from 34 states across the nation. The judges have made their final selections and artwork from all across the country is due to start arriving on February 11th.  To read more, click here.

Adding to the excitement of the show is a special Collaborative Mural with Vickie McMillan-Hayes click here for more infoThe public is invited to join in this collaboration by registering for one of four sessions on March 8, 2021.

SPRING JUDGED SHOW

This year the show has gone virtual!  Entry dates are January 18th through March 7th.  Make sure you get your art entered.  All judging will be done online.  Winners of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Honorable Mention, Best of Show, Best Landscape, Best Floral and Best Student will be qualified to compete in the LSAG Convention Show on May 22nd.  Winning art will also be invited to hang in the CAL gallery during the month of April 2021.  Read all about it here.

NO MARCH TAKE IN/OUT

Someone order Take-Out?

There is no take-in/out for March.  We will be unpacking and hanging the winning entries from the CAL National.  Volunteers are always needed!  Please contact George Bramlett at showsandexhibits@conroeartleague.com or Brett Hall at pastpresident@conroeartleague.com if you can assist with this fun project.  It’s a little like opening presents at Christmas – always a surprise in what you will find.

 
 
 
 

The People Have Spoken

The People's Choice Winner for the second month in a row is Marla Loss. Her painting titled Window Pain was voted for the January award.

 You can preview the art by clicking here

 
 

The boys of Scout Troop 1517 had a great time earning their art merit badge at the CAL gallery on January 30th.  CAL teacher, Rebekah Billings, generously donated her time to conduct this class and help the boys earn their badge.  Thank you Rebekah!  CAL loves having the Scouts visit.

Reminder

The next General Meeting is February 27th and it will be via Zoom at 10:00am. 

Student Raffle

Be sure to get your tickets for the February raffle item.   Cindy Rae Fancher has donated two hours of instruction and more supplies to get started than you can imagine.  Enter here!

Ends February 26, 2021 5:00 PM (CST)


 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Join fellow CAL members in hosting the “Face Painting” booth at Kidz Fest this year.  The children love this event and every year there is a long line at the CAL face painting booth.  Due to COVID, this year the children will be required to wear a mask while they are painted, and you will be painting their arm or hand instead of their face. 

If you know Junior or Senior High School teens that would like to volunteer at Kidzfest let them know they can receive a letter of community service hours to add to their college portfolio.

The event is being held on April 24th and we need to fill two shifts of volunteer painters.  We need 15 volunteers per shift, so grab a friend (or two) and join in the fun.  Please contact Judi Lanza by calling or texting 936-203-2423 or by email at judilanza@aol.com.

MENOTRS & MASTERMINDERS

Last year, several C.A.L. members/artist joined to Create Appreciate and Learn from each other on all aspects of art business. Toward the end of the year the group dubbed themselves Mentors & Masterminds. A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members.

We meet every other Monday at 9 am by zoom. If you are not able to attend, there may be ways for you at see a video-taped version on the previous meeting. To receive a zoom invitation and any informational documents please email marketing@conroeartleague.com.

Check us out on Facebook.

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Also Check out the CAL CommunityGroup 


Follow this Facebook Group to find out about the CAL Artists Circle that meets virtually twice a month.  This group is open to all members as well as non-members and is a great way to stay engaged in all things art.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

 

*MARCH DATES AVILABLE NOW

Landscape Painting en

Plein Air Colors

with Donna Bland

This three day workshop will provide you valuable guidance to create lively landscapes.

Sign Up

 Paint Like A Venetian

with Shep

August 02, - August 23

 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico

Workshop is six nights and 5 painting classes per session. 

Sign Up
 

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, in your art journey

 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 

Doodling with the best

Cindy Rae Fancher

Certified Zentangle Teacher, will be teaching the art of Tangling o Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  For more information contact Cindyraefancherart@att.net

Learn more

BEGINNER LUCK

Painting with Amy Risbon

We are offering three new classes.  Amy Risbon will be teaching Beginners Acrylic painting on Monday afternoons from 4:00-6:00.  Contact Amy at atkinsona310@gmail.com for more information.

Learn more
 
 
 

GO FIGURE?

Figure Drawing

 The first and third Thursdays at 10 am.  After a COVID pause this group has restarted – classroom is limited to 8 artists.

Learn more

STRESSED? Brush it off

Painting with Lois Blackburne

Classes are Fridays 9:30 -12:00.

Learn more
 
 

WET AND WILD

 Watercolor with Carrie Allbritton

Classes will be held Monday’s 1:00-3:00.

Learn more

WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEING A LITTLE SHADY?

Come and take in Gary's tips of the trade.

Drawing Classes

with Gary Hernandez

Learn more
 
 

MAKE A STATEMENT!

Come visit with Gary and other classmates and brush up on your skills.

Oil Painting Classes

with Gary Hernandez

Learn more

POINT AND CLICK!

Get some helpful tips to capture the world   as you see it. 

Photography Classes

with Ed Gorman

Learn more
 
 

PAINT LIKE A PRO!

Learn from Juan the everlasting    impression a portrait can leave.

Portraits with

Juan Cantavella

Learn more

JUST ADD WATER...

Leave your mark; let Gary help. 

Watercolor Painting with

Gary Hernandez

Learn more
 

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

 

ART IN EVERY FORM!

Homeschool Art with

Rebekah Billings

on Wednedays

Learn all types of art mediums.

Learn more

YOU'VE GOT CHARACTER....

Learn how to create comic book characters with Austin Vanderwilt

Saturday afternoons beginning      February 20th.

Contact Austin at austinvanderwilt@gmail.com for more information.

 
 
 

DRAWING 101

Drawing Fundamentals

with Sara Moons

Bring dimension to a paper.

Learn more

GROUP CLASSES

GET SOME FRESH AIR!

Painting Outdoors with

Kathy Fediw

No instruction, no pressure,

just paint.

Join Us
 
 

WHY PAINT ALONE?

Bring your supplies and paint with Mary Williams and the rest of the gang

All mediums and levels welcome


Join Us