May 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.

Docent shifts are 11:00 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00.

The gallery will be open for Thirsty Thursday on May 26th

The gallery will be staying open until 7:00.

COME ON OVER!

MAY DOCENT TRAINING

If you haven't signed up to docent because of Docent training, there is good news - Donna Rodgers will be holding a session on Saturday, May 21st from 10am-12pm.  Contact docentcoordinator@conroeartleague.com to sign up for training.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Conroe Art League awarded almost $11,000 at the Student Awards Show.   See the entire list winners in the Student Awards Show here.

 

"Hamming It Up", the winner of both the Adrianne Gerlach Memorial Art Schlolarship ($500) and 1st Place ($2,500). Kaylie Garcia is the artist and a senior at Porter High School.

 

CAL introduced this year a new award in the amount of $300 for the Sherry Wagner Memorial Award, themed "Forever Cats". 

CONROE LONE STAR COLLEGE ART  STUDENT TOUR

This was one of the largest group of students to tour the gallery. Kerry Conkling gave the group a 20 minute talk on the history of the City of Conroe and CAL.  Juan Cantavella spoke to the students about his journey as an artist which was very interesting and very encouraging to the group.  The students were provided refreshments and then spent time viewing the artwork and voting on the “Juan Cantavella Award”. Several students commented that this was their first time to visit an art gallery.  They were encouraged to join CAL and participate in classes and other activities.

 
 

OUR YOUNG ARTISTS SHINE

 

Come see the art of Rebekah Billing's Homeschool Art Students.

The 2022 Spring Semester has come to an end and these works deserve some gallery space.

GET YOUR VOTES IN

 
 

Please visit the gallery during the month of  May to pick your favorite piece of art for this award.  The winner of the May award will also be the quarterly Banner winner.

 

Brenda McDougall wins the April Juan Cantavella Award. Congratulations Brenda!

JUNE TAKE-IN/OUT

June Take-In/Out will be Tuesday, May 31st, 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, May 30th.

STUDENT RAFFLE

 

Be sure to get your tickets for this month's raffle item

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

Purchase your tickets here.

The raffle item for June is being donated by Juan Cantavella. It's an 8" X 11" pastel titled "Back Home".

 

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, June 4th, at 4:00pm.  Carol Berger,

ceramics artist, will be the Demo Artist.

ARTIST RECEPTION

The June reception will be Saturday the 4th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

2022 LSAG ANNUAL SHOW

 

Don't forget - if you want to enter this Lone Star Art Guild show you must enter not later than June 4, 2022.  Get all the details here.

 

Joyce Beckwith won a prize at the May General Meeting for being the artist attending who has been a CAL member the longest (30 Years).

 
 

 Ken Roy saying farewell as his term as President came to an end.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

We have new workshops coming - including an Alcohol Ink workshop with Brenda McDougall.   Watch your email for more details and check the CAL website often for new workshops.

 


Teen Art Boot Camp

with Sarah Johnston

For ages 12 - 18,  The 8-session acrylic workshop will be taught by internet sensation @brellian_official.  It will be held on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, June 9. The theme will be“Inspired by Nature”.  Contact Sarah at hello.brellian@gmail.com.


 
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
 

Painting the Figure

with Susan Hotard

Join Susan Hotard for 2 days of intensive study painting the figure from life.  Susan will paint several demonstrations throughout the workshop and will give students individual guidance.

 
Learn more
 
 

Painting without Borders

with Patrick Saunders

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography with award winning painter Patrick Saunders.  Learn to pain any subject, from the most simple to the complex with one approach. 

 
Learn more

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, on your art journey

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 
 

IT TAKES 2 TO TANGLE

Learn the art of tangling on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:00am-12:00pm.  For more information contact Cindyraefancherart@att.net

Pen To Zen

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

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!

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

 
Learn more

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
 

RENT THE CAL GALLERY FEATURE WALL

 

Adult members are able rent the Feature Wall in the gallery for a $100 fee and 3 docent shifts.  You can find the application on line here. How to show in the Gallery

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.

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.

Check us out on Facebook. Click icon above.

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:

Bright Star is showing at the Owen Theatre May 13-29

The Woodlands Show Chorus is performing Let Freedom Ring July 16th at St. Simon and Jude Church

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will be performing a Patriotic Concert on July 2nd at Heritage Place in Conroe.

Ashley Juliette Acosta will be performing at the Crighton Theatre on June 4th.  The Cash  & Cline Show will be June 18th.

For more information visit Greaterconroeartsalliance.com