September 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 Sip N Shop on September 22nd 

The gallery will be staying open until 7:00.

COME ON OVER!

 

ARTISTS IN ACTION

Sign up to be one of the "Artists In Action".  Each month, on the last Thursday of the month, the gallery is open late for the downtown Conroe event "Sip and Shop" (formerly Thirsty Thursday).  As an Artist In Action you will be working on a current project in the gallery for the general public to view.  Any art that you can work on in the gallery is eligible (sculpting, card and jewelry making, painting, etc). This monthly event is limited to 4 artists each month.  Artist must be a CAL member and provide all their own supplies/equipment and clean up when finished.  Artist are expected to be working on their art in the gallery from 4:00 to 7:00 and may bring samples of their art for sale.  (Note:  if you cannot be there right at 4pm that is ok).  All sales will go through the CAL system with 20% going to CAL. 

The goal is to get more visitors in the gallery, sell more of your work and get to know your fellow CAL members in a fun and creative way.

This Sip & Shop event will be available for Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec..  To sign up , find the date on the calendar and click that link.  Please sign up for only one month to allow for more members to participate.   If you have any questions about the event please email Diane at calvicepresident@conroeartleague.com

IT'S OFFICIAL

DOWNTOWN CONROE DESIGNATED AS A 

STATE OF TEXAS CULTURAL DISTRICT
 

Downtown Conroe has been designated as a State of Texas Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). Cultural districts are special zones that drive economic development, community vitality and attract tourists. The designation of the Downtown Conroe Cultural District will bring the total number of Cultural Districts in Texas to 52. . The designation allows the cultural district and qualifying resident arts organizations to be eligible to apply for significant Cultural District Project funding through the TCA.


Representatives from the Texas Commission on the Arts will be presenting a proclamation to the City marking the special designation in the near future.  An October event is in the planning stages.
 
More information on the event will be forthcoming as details become available.

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.

 
 

We welcome models of all ages and sizes. Be sure to tell your grandchildren, children, and friends we are always in need of models for both the Wednesday drawing and the Friday portrait groups.

For more info, please contact Vickie Nash at vickienash.artist@gmail.com or Juan Cantevella at juancantavella@yahoo.com

EVERY VOTE MATTERS

Come visit the gallery in September and see the show winners for August.  Winners were (1) Juan Cantavella Award of Distinction to Anthony Walz for “In The Shadows”, (2) Award of Distinction to Lois Blackburne for “Portrait of an Iris”, and (3) Juan Cantavella Award of Merit to Gary Hernandez for “Red Amaryllis”. Patty Gary's "Flower Child" has been selected for the Banner this quarter.

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

 
 

In the Shadows by Anthony Walz

Portrait of an Iris by Lois Blackburne

 

Red Amaryllis by Gary Hernandez

 

QUARTERLY BANNER WINNER

 The banner will hang for approximately three months and then will be donated to the City of Conroe to display in the downtown area.

Judge Linda Pease chose from the June, July, and August first place winners (Cynthia Reid’s piece  “Bliss”,  Patti Gary’s piece “Flower Child”, and Anthony Walz’s piece “In The Shadows”).  The winning piece that will be photographed and made into the courtyard banner is “Flower Child” by Patti Gary. 

OCTOBER TAKE-IN/OUT

Take-In/Out will be Tuesday, October 4th, 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, October 3rd.  Please review the rules for displaying in the gallery (here).

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 in person at the general meeting or on-line here.

 The raffle item for October  was donated by Ken Roy. Purchase a ticket and have the opportunity to win a gift certificate. 

 

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, October 8th, at 4:00 pm. 

 

Brenda McDougall will be demonstrate painting with Alcohol Inks at 5:00 pm (after the meeting).

ARTIST RECEPTION

The October reception will be Saturday the 8th, 

from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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 28th through October 17th.  Winners will be announced at the November General Meeting.  Mark your calendar for November 5th.  Watch for emails about submitting your art or read all about it here.

2023 CAL INTERNATIONAL

 

Juan Cantavella and Susan Hotard both have artwork juried into the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition.

The opening will be held on September 10 and 11 at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX, and will remain on display through October 1

Juan Cantavella’s piece is “Memories of Mom” and Susan Hotard’s piece is “Umbrella Shade” have won awards. 

 
 

Member, Hebe Brooks, was awarded the Alden Bryan Memorial Award for Traditional Landscape from the Allied Artists of American Community. 

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 on October 29 and 30, 2022.


 
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. 

 
SOLD OUT - Nov. 4-6
SOLD OUT - Nov. 11-13
 
 
 

Painting Flower Portraits with Texture

with Carolina Dalmas

more to come...

 

Coming in January

Mixing Workshop

with Gary Henandez

more to come...

 

Coming in April

CLASSES

Grow where ever you are on your art journey

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

 
 

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 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.i

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

PORTRAIT TIME

Painting with Juan Cantevella

Juan Cantavella portrait group will be held on the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings at 10:00am beginning in October.  Contact Juan at juancantavella@yahoo.com.


 

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!

For more information visit Greaterconroeartsalliance.com