November 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.

On November 17th the gallery will be staying open until 7:00 for Sip N' Shop 

HOLIDAY HOURS:

We will be closing at 1:30 pm on Wed, Nov 23rd for Thanksgiving and reopening on Saturday, Nov 26th.  We will also be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

DOCENT TRAINING:

A docent training session, led by Brenda McDougall, will be held on November 18th from 11:30-12:30 in the gallery. Please contact docentcoordinator@conroeartleague.com to sign up.

NOVEMBER FEATURE WALL ART

Michael Barley Fine Art Photography this month.

CULTURAL DISTRICT CELEBRATION

 

The event to proclaim Downtown Conroe a State of Texas Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts was held October 23rd and went off without a hitch. CAL is incredibly grateful for the hard work Brett Hall put into helping put us on the map.

GLASS BLOWING DEMO

 

After the most recent member meeting, Andrew Gandersman captivated a crowd of members to his glass blowing techniques and artistry.

2022 CAL FALL SHOW WINNERS

BEST OF SHOW,  THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE by Debra Riley

Division II-A, Oil

BEST LANDSCAPE, BY THE POND, by Cynthia Reid

Division I-B, Watercolor

BEST FLORAL, DANCING IN THE RAIN by Lois Blackburne

Division IA, Oil

BEST OF SHOW-HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, PERSONAL SPACE by Hannah Bennett,  Division IV-A, Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW-MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT, IN LOVE WITH NATURE by Natalie Snow, Division VMS-G, Digital Art/Graphic Art

BEST OF SHOW-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SPLATTERED LOVE by Sloane Scheferman, Division VES-H, Acrylic

 
 
 

ARTISTS IN ACTION X2

You have two opportunities to sign up to be one of the "Artists In Action" this month.  The gallery is open late for the downtown Conroe event "Sip n' Shop" and will offer the chance to work on a current project in the gallery and share with the general public.

This monthly event is limited to 4 artists on each occasion, the first being the 17th (Sip n' Shop)and the second being the 29th (Christmas on Main).  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.  All sales 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 fellow CAL members in a fun and creative way.

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

CRAFT WEEK

 

SAVE THE DATE & SAVE YOUR MONEY! Conroe Art League is hosting this years Fine Arts & Crafts Sale Nov 15th - 19th, 2022. Come by Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm to buy unique gifts. The Madeley Gallery is a great place to check presents off your growing Christmas list.

EVERY VOTE MATTERS

Come visit the gallery and see the show winners for October.  Winners were (1) Juan Cantavella Award of Excellence to Sherina Welch for her photograph "Mystery", (2) Award of Distinction to Wendy Moreland for "Sister In Red Chair", and (3) Award of Merit to Patti Gary for "Windows To The Soul". 

Please visit the gallery in November and see the show winners for October.

 
 

Mystery by Sherina Welch

 

Sister in Red Chair

by Wendy Moreland

 

Windows To The Soul

by Patti Gary

 

Patti Gary

DECEMBER TAKE-IN/OUT

There will be two separate take-in registrations: 

One registration for the winners of the Fall Judged Show.  All adult members that won first, second, third, and first honorable mention winners, as well as Best Of Show, Best Landscape, and Best Floral may hang in the gallery during the month of December.  There is no hanging fee but one docent shift per piece is required. 

Additionally, there is a registration for our Christmas Is For Giving show.  This allows each adult member to hang up to 3 pieces of art with no hanging fee and only one docent shift – however, all art must be priced at $150 or less.

Take-In/Out will be Tuesday, November 29th, 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, November 28th.  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.

 The raffle items for December have been donated by Kathy Martin and Cynthia Reid. (journal sample below)

DIY ORNAMENTS

 

This year Conroe Art League members are encouraged to decorate one-of-a-kind DIY Christmas Ornaments. In fact, anyone can donate an ornament so feel free to spread the word.
All proceeds will go to the Student Awards Show in 2023.
Ornaments need to be fitted with a hanger and dropped off at the gallery. The size limitation is 5 inches. We will have a drop box available throughout November at CAL. 

 

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, December 3rd, at 4:00 pm. 

 

 Demo Artist will be Carolina Dalmas who will be giving a demonstration on creating vivid flowers in pastel at 5:00 pm

(after the meeting).

ARTIST RECEPTION

The December reception will be Saturday the 3rd

from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

Congratulations to Judy Mackey.  Empowerment Coach and Author Christy Belz has just published a book titled "Oh God of Second Chances, Here I Am Again" and the cover art is from a painting by Judy.  The book is available on Amazon.

Congratulations to Debra Riley and Elizabeth Clemson whose art was selected as finalists in The Woodlands High School Art Trust.  See all the finalists here. Winners will be announced after the entire student body votes for their favorite pieces.  Those selected will be purchased and added to the permanent collection.

 

FINE ART SOIREE

 

Featuring the works of Brenda McDougall and Patti Gary from December 8th - 11th from 11 am to 4 pm. The reception will be held on the 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

12 X 12 TIME IS QUICKLY APPROACHING

Artist are finishing up final details and turning in their 12X12 donations for the 8th Annual Show and Auction benefiting the students of Montgomery County.

Artist please register your 12X12 here. The deadline is January 3rd.

2023 CAL INTERNATIONAL

 

NEED EXTRA CASH?

How about helping CAL as a substitute docent?  Send request to Heidi Williams 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

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

Susan Hotard displaying technique during her workshop held in October.

Patrick Saunders enlightening students with brushwork during the sold out workshops in November.

 

Painting Flower Portraits with Texture

with Carolina Dalmas

on January 21st and 22nd she will offer two complete days of instruction on color, value and composition in pastels. 

 
Sign up

Color Mixing Workshop

with Gary Hernandez

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

Artist Way Discussion Group with Cynthia Reid

Thursdays 10:30 am to noon from      January 5th - March 30th

Learn more
 
 

WATER 2.0

Take your skills to the next level. 

Expanding on Watercolor Skills

with Cynthia Reid

 
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 Saturday at 9:00 - 11:00 am.

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 & 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 Cantavella

Juan Cantavella portrait group will be held on the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings at 10:00am.  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