July 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 July 28th

The gallery will be staying open until 7:00.

COME ON OVER!

JULY DOCENT TRAINING

Docent trainer, Brenda McDougall held a session this past week. If you missed it, please watch out for the August training dates.

Contact docentcoordinator@conroeartleague.com to sign up.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER

NEED EXTRA CASH?

How about helping CAL as a substitute docent?  Send request to Donna Rodgers and include your phone number.  Subs must be fully trained and able to process sales transactions. Please email her at 

docentcoordinator@conroeartleague.com.

 

GET YOUR VOTES IN

 

AWARD UPDATES

JUAN CANTAVELLA AWARD – Is given every month, with the exception of March. All adult members have the opportunity to win the Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence.  We have added in the month in which the 12x12 show hangs.  Two additional awards will be given – 2nd place Award of Distinction, and 3rd place Award of Merit.  The Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence will receive the $400 cash prize and the other two will receive ribbons.  All winners may display their art in the gallery for the following month.  The winner of the Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence becomes eligible to win the Banner Award.

BANNER AWARD – A banner winner will continue to be selected four times a year, however, the winning art will be chosen from the monthly winners of the Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence.  The Board will engage a judge to select the winning art.  This program began with the June 2022 show and the next banner will be chosen from the June, July, and August winners of the Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence.  The artwork chosen will be enlarged and displayed  in the CAL courtyard for approximately 3 months or until the next banner winner is selected and the banner made.  Banner awards will be announced at the September, December, March and June general meetings.


Please visit the gallery during the month of July to pick your favorite piece of art for this award.  

 
 

Cynthia Reid won Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence for her paper weaving “Bliss”.

 

Marla Loss won Award of Distinction for her painting “Tragic Rabbit”.

 

Martha Ezell won Award of Merit for her quilling piece “I See You”.

 

AUGUST TAKE-IN/OUT

Next Take-In/Out will be Tuesday, August 2nd, 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, August 1st.

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 August will be donated by Carol Roach.  Win one of Carol's beautiful ceramic bowls, a quilted ceramic vase, and wonderful greeting cards.

 

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, August 6th, at 4:00pm. 

Susan Salter and Gladys Jones will be demonstrate encaustic art.
 

ARTIST RECEPTION

The August reception will be Saturday the 6th, 

from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

FEATURED ARTIST PAGE

 

In doing computer maintenance, we noticed that members are not properly using the Featured Artist area of the website.  As a result some members that were showing on that page are no longer displayed. If you notice that's the case for you, please upload a profile photo AND  upload at least one photo album containing images of your art.  Photo albums containing images of things other than your art work are not allowed. For question, feel free to email us here.

ART MERIT BADGE

 

Boy Scout Gallery Tour, Pack 351 Troop 907, working on their Art Merit Badge.  Tour given by Kerry Conkling and Photography Talk by Ed Gorman.

2022 LSAG ANNUAL SHOW

 

Congratulations to George Bramlett who won Best Of Show and to all the other CAL members that won ribbons. 

2022 CAL FALL JUDGED SHOW

 

CAL will hold a virtual Fall Judged Show this year.  Entries will be taken through the Call For Entry site beginning August 21st.  Winners will be announced at the November General Meeting.  Mark your calendar for November 5th.  Watch for emails about submitting your art.

Kristine Schneider was featured in an article about the Rockport Arts Festival and one of the five Texas artists you should know about. 

 

Brenda McDougall and Brett Hall both were juried into the TRAHC’s 34th Annual Juried Exhibition Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council. This exhibit is open July 15 to September 3.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

 
 
 


Painting the Figure from a Live Model

with Susan Hotard

2 days of intensive study painting the figure from life.  Susan will paint several demonstrations throughout the workshop and will give students individual guidance.  October 29 and 30, 2022. 


 
Learn more


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.

***There is still time to sign up for classes moving into July.


 
Learn more
 
 


Paint with Alcohol Ink

with Brenda McDougall

Alcohol Ink techniques taught by an artist as bright and colorful as the paints. Find the ins and outs of this new art trend. At the end of the September workshop, you will have two amazing artworks to take home with you.


 
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.

 
SOLD OUT
 
 

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. 

 
SOLD OUT

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, on your art journey

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

 

Passport to Art Camp

with Rebecca Billings

 
 

Early Art 

with Rebekah Billings

Thursdays beginning Sept. 8th

 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Homeschool Art Class

with Rebekah Billings

Wednesdays, Sept. 7th - May 24th

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 
 

GET THE INK OUT

Learn fun and fascinating inking skills and drawing habits

Inktober

taught by Cynthia Reid

 
Learn more

WATER 2.0

Take your skills to the next level. 

Expanding on Watercolor Skills

with Cynthia Reid

Learn more
 
 
 

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

WHY PAINT ALONE?

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

All mediums and levels welcome.

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

RENT THE CAL GALLERY FEATURE WALL

 

Adult members are able rent the Feature Wall in the gallery for a $100 fee and 2 docent shifts.  You can find the application on line here. How to show in the Gallery

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.

SAVE THE DATE:

The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance will be hosting their Annual Greater Conroe Arts Festival on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 from 10:00-4:00 at Founders Park in Downtown Conroe. You are invited to bring your family and friends to come spend the day with us! There will be food trucks, fine art for sale, live music, plus plenty of activities for all ages! If you are interested in volunteering, plein air painting or in a juried space to sell your art, please contact Judi Lanza at info@greaterconroeartsalliance.com. More details to come!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

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

The Art of Music Studio is conducting Summer Music and Drama Camps.  Theartofmusicstudio.com for more information.  Ages 5 – 17 yr.

IFF Film School summer film classes – www.iffschool.com

The Owen Theatre is showing Dearly Departed in June and July.

For more information visit Greaterconroeartsalliance.com