March 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 March 24th with gallery staying open until 7:00.

COME ON OVER!

SOLD! TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

The 2022 12X12 Show was a great success. The auction raised $9,345 or 125% of our goal of $7,500 with an unprecedented twenty-three pieces were purchased as "buy it now".  The combined amount of raffle money and donations brings the total after expenses to about  $10,000We are happy and proud to be able to award the money raised to the Student Awards Show for Montgomery County High School Seniors scheduled for May 7th from 6:00-8:00PM.

Information about the Student Awards will go out to teachers and school counselors soon.

SPRING INTO SOME FUN

Join us for the first CAL Public Art Bike Ride on March 13th.  We will visit more than 20 works of public art along the beautiful Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands. Enjoy commentary by Randall Cade and visit with other outdoor art enthusiast. More information here, and more dates in the works.

 

CONGRATS ON THE HORIZON

 

The winners of the USTMAX "Horizons" photography contest are 1st Place: Dunes at Sunset by John Small, 2nd Place: The Path by Kimberly Sutton and 3rd Place: On the Trail by Carol Fox Henrichs.

There is a reception on April 7th at 5:30 at the USTMAX campus downtown Conroe and all are welcome to attend.

PAUSE ON ALL VOTING

 

There will be no award for March. Voting will resume with the April show.

APRIL TAKE-IN/OUT

April Take-In/Out will be Tuesday, April 5th, from 11 am - 4 pm. 

Be sure to register online and sign up for your docent shift prior to dropping off your artwork (here). Registration is required online and not later than Monday evening, 8:00pm, April 4th.

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, April 9th, at 4:00pm.

Also at the general meeting, Patti Gary, Chair of the Nominating Committee, will nominate candidates selected by the committee for the 2022-2024 board positions of President, Vice-President, Education, Secretary and Shows & Exhibitions.  Nominations will be taken from the floor as well. 

Student Raffle

Be sure to get your tickets for this month's raffle itemKimberly Sutton has donated one copy of her book “Lone Star Life: Images of Montgomery County”.

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 April reception will be Saturday the 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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.

Carol Scheferman has her painting "Katy Rokit" in the Woman-2022 on-line show with Exhibizone.com.

 
 

Jullie Jones has "Tree Trunks by Water Edge" in an on-line show with Dailybrushwork.com

 

CAL INTERNATIONAL 2022

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2022 CAL International.

For more information visit our website's CAL 2022 page. To flip through the catalog of finalist click here.

 

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.

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

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.

 
 

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

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 

The Artist’s Way book 

lead by Cynthia Reid

In this class Cynthia will walk you through Julia Cameron's book in finding your creative path. It will be May 5 - July 28 on Thursdays from 11:00-12:30.

 
Learn more
 
 
 

IT TAKES 2 TO TANGLE

Certified Zentangle Teacher, will be teaching the art of Tangling on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:00-12:00.  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 and Acrylics with Carrie Allbritton

Classes will be held Monday 1 - 3 pm or Thursday 6 - 8 pm

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

Learn more
 
 

PAINT LIKE A PRO!

Juan the will show you what an everlasting    impression a portrait can leave.  Now offered at two timeslots  8:30-10:30 and 11:00-1:00

Portraits with

Juan Cantavella

Morning
Afternoon

PLAY WITH CLAY!

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

Ceramics

with Carol Berger

Learn more
 
 

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