February 2022 Newsletter

 

EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

CLASSES

EVENTS

Participate, Share, and Celebrate the Arts

GALLERY HOURS

We are open Tuesday through Saturday

from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

New docent shift times are 11:00 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00.

The gallery will be open for Thirsty Thursday on February 24th with gallery staying open until 7:00.

COME ON OVER!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

The on-line auction has started with a roar and donations have already surpassed the 2021 show.  Bids will continue until 4:00pm CST on February 25th.  Place your bids to help us meet our goal of $7,500.  

The proceeds go to our Student Awards Show for Montgomery County High School Seniors scheduled for May 7th from 6:00-8:00PM.

Use QR below.

FEBRUARY MINI-SHOWS

CAL will host two mini-shows during the 12X12 show this month.

The Houston Area Oil Painters show is being held on February 11th, 12th and 13th with a reception on Friday, the 11th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  The artists participating are Gary Hernandez, Kristine Schneider, Beau Crump, and Debra Riley.

Jennifer Claussen will exhibit her "Return From Nature" series on February 18th, 19th and 20th with a reception on Friday, the 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

 

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN

 

The January winner is Debra Riley’s “California Poppies”.  The January winner is also the banner winner.

Lovely job Debra.

MARCH TAKE-IN/OUT

There is no March take-in, as the CAL International accepted artworks will be on exhibit through the month.

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, March 5th, at 4:00pm.

Student Raffle

Be sure to get your tickets for this month's raffle itemWendy Moreland has donated a paper quilling kit. It the perfect gift to get you started.

Support Montgomery County high school seniors and the student art awards by making a donation to participate in the drawing.

Purchase your tickets here.

 

ARTIST RECEPTION

The March reception will be Saturday the 5th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; which is when the CAL International will be displayed and awards in the amount of $5,500 will be announced.

GET TO KNOW YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS

We have conducted over 40 interviews with more in the line-up. Check out our growing library of in-depth talks with our CAL artists on MCPLive.tv studios in downtown Conroe.

You can see the entire playlist just click here.  

If you are interested in being interviewed please contact gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com.

 

Our members keep CAL looking great. Thank you to Rod McDougall for cleaning up and repainting our benches in the courtyard. Thank you to David Bartell for repairing a table for us. 

INVEST IN THE FUTURE

CAL continues to upgrade the gallery and classroom space.

We have added a new microwave to the classroom for those hungry artists on the go.

CAL INTERNATIONAL 2022

 Registration has closed with 558 entries from 29 states across the nation as well as entries from Japan, Indonesia and South Korea.  Finalists have been notified and over 60 artworks will hang in the gallery during the month of March.  Awards in the amount of $5,500 will be announced at the March reception.  Congratulations to all the finalists!

For more information visit our website's CAL 2022 page.

 
 

SPRING JUDGED SHOW 2022

 

Spring Judged Show is open on Cafe for  submissions through March 20th. Judge Doug Hiser's decisions will be announced on April 9 at the general meeting, and the  results will be posted on the  CAL website.

YOU BE THE JUDGE

We have a request for judges for the Fine Arts, Photography, Handicraft, Needlecraft, Homemaking, and Horticulture portion of the Montgomery County Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The 2022 show will be split into two days, Friday, March 25th, and Saturday, March 26th.  Judges for Preliminaries & Finals will be needed for both days.
If you can help with the judging, please contact  MCFANonLivestock@gmail.com.

 

EXPERIENCE THE ARTS IN CONROE

 

Members include:  Christian Youth Theater, Conroe Art League, Conroe Live, Conroe Symphony Orchestra, Crighton Theatre Foundation, Friends of the Flag Foundation, Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, Indie Films Foundation, Jazz Connection, Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, Montgomery County Historical Commission, Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Players Theatre Company, Stage Right, The Art of Music Studio, The Woodlands Show Chorus, and the Young Texas Artists Music Competition.

Mark your calendar

CYT HOUSTON presents The Spongebob Musical, February 11-13, at the Nancy Bock Center for the Performing Arts.  More information at cythouston.0rg/shows.

CONROE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents "Love Story" on February 12th at Mim's Baptist Church in Conroe.  Guest Conductor is Darla McBryde.  More information at conroesymphony.org.

GCAA ARTS Festival is Saturday, March 19th, 2022 – 10:00-5:00 At Founder’s Park and Downtown Conroe Hosted by Greater Conroe Arts Alliance.

The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance, made up of 18 Arts organizations in Montgomery County  Texas which represent the Performance and Visual Arts, is hosting its Annual Greater Conroe  Arts Festival on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in Historic  Downtown Conroe, this outstanding family event features Local and Texas Artists  representing all genres of The Arts. Some of the Festival highlights include:  

Ticketed Theatre Performances: (Purchase tickets on the theatre website) Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical at 2:00 at the Owen Theatre 

Marcia Ball at 8:00pm at the Crighton Theatre 

Conroe Art League ‘CAL National Art Show’ on display in the Gallery;  

Poetry by Lupe Mendez, the 2022 Texas State Poet Laureate winner 4:00 at CAL Gallery; 

Live performances on stage all day at Founders Plaza, including The Conroe Symphony,  Jazz Connection, The Art of Music Studio, Indie Films, Guitarist Sean Chilson, and more; 

Fine Arts Vendors - Fine Art for Sale in all mediums; 

Museum displays and activities; 

Community Participation Art Mural – Paint with award winning Artist Vickie Hayes;

Live Model painting with Award winning artists Juan Cantavella, Susan Hotard,  Hilda Lockley, Lenore Prudhomme & Hannah Wu- Visit the Live Model Tent Gallery & Art  for sale 

Live painted scenes from the festival & downtown Conroe with Award winning Plein Air  artists Nancy Paris Pruden, and Impressionist painter Fran Ellisor and friends;

Silent Auction for all art painted at the Festival; 

Pottery Demonstrations with Artist Carol Berger: 

Pottery Bowl making activity with Artist Carol Roach; 

KIDS ART VILLAGE 

Kids Art take home project with Rebekah Billings; 

Collaborative Kid’s 8 ft. x 4 ft participation Art Mural; 

Music petting zoo with The Art of Music Studio – School of Music & Arts;

Lego Build-a-long for all ages - help build a giant Lego Sculpture: 

Take Pictures with Anna & Elsa from Frozen with Christian Youth Theater;

Street Chalk Artists including Sylvia Blanco, Claudia Cepeda & Elizabeth Umanzor

Photography Contest with Indie Films Foundation 

Food Trucks 

Raffle for Fine Art, Crighton, Owen & CYT Theatre tickets, Symphony, GCAA Concert &  Event tickets, Kid’s & Teen’s Summer Music Camp tuition, Limited Edition Festival  Glasses & More! 

Main Street Market will be open 10:00-5:00 

Craig Campobella Bronze Sculpture on Main Street 

For more information visit Greaterconroeartsalliance.com

Check us out on Facebook. Click icon above.

Also check out the CAL Community 

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

 Watch your email for more details and check the CAL website often for new workshops.

Still Life Skills

with Susan Hotard

If you missed this workshop, do not fret. It was such a success Susan will be returning in the fall to offer figure painting.

 
 
 

Quilling Paper

with Wendy Moreland

In March, learn everything from techniques, to paper types, to tools and adhesives, to framing in this information packed one day workshop.

 
Learn more
 

Vibrant Pastel Still Lifes

with Carolina Dalmas

Join Carolina Dalmas in this fun two day workshop. Learn the building blocks of line, value, color, composition and edges, which will give the participant a deep understanding of each step.

 
Learn more
 
 
 

Watercolor Portrait and Landscape Painting

with Stan Miller

Join Stan for this 3 day workshop filled with demonstrations and individual instruction.

See this video to find out more information.

 
Learn more

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, on your art journey

New Class Underway

Mixed Media with Stephanie Settlemire, Acrylic Basics with Sarah Johnston, and Watercolor with Carrie Allbritton.

 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 
 

IT TAKES 2 TO TANGLE

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

The Art of Zentangle

taught by Cindy Rae Fancher

 
Learn more

JUST ADD WATER...

Leave your mark; let Gary help. 

Watercolor Painting with

Gary Hernandez

Learn more
 
 

WET AND WILD

 Watercolor with Carrie Allbritton

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

Afternoon Classes
Evening Classes

WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEING A LITTLE SHADY?

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

Drawing Classes

with Gary Hernandez

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MAKE A STATEMENT!

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

Oil Painting Classes

with Gary Hernandez

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POINT AND CLICK!

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

Photography Classes

with Ed Gorman

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PAINT LIKE A PRO!

Learn from Juan the everlasting    impression a portrait can leave.

Portraits with

Juan Cantavella

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PLAY WITH CLAY!

Learn some helpful tips, whether beginner or advanced, Carol has a few for you. 

Ceramics

with Carol Berger

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MIX IT UP!

This class will explore multiple water-based mixed media elements for fine art and how to layer them. 

Mixed Media with

Stephanie Settlemire

 
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BRING ON THE BASICS!

Learn the essential techniques for creating art with acrylic paints.

Acrylic Basics

with Sarah Johnston

 
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CLASSES FOR YOUTH

The fall session of Rebekah Billings’ classes for homeschool children has begun.   Get more information here.

GROUP CLASSES

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Portrait Painting with

Juan Cantavella

Practice drawing and painting portraits with a live model.  Sessions are every Friday morning and are non-instructional. A small model fee is required ($5-$10)  text Juan at 707-372-8301 or email at  juancantavella@yahoo.com

Join Us
 
 

GO FIGURE

Live figure drawing

Participants can use any medium, there is no instruction, and any experience level is welcome. The fee is $10 per to have a live model each session.

Join Us

WHY PAINT ALONE?

Bring your supplies and paint with Kathy Martin and the rest of the gang

All mediums and levels welcome.

Join Us