JUNE 2024

 

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GALLERY HOURS

We are open Tuesday through Saturday

11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Docent Shifts are 11:00 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00

Sip N' Shopwill occur the first Friday of the month.

DATES WORTH NOTING

Upcoming art submission dates:

July 1 – July Display Case/Bins/Cards Take-in

July 2 – July Take-in

August 4  Fall Judged Show registration opens

September 22 – Fall Judged Show registration ends, with judging

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS WORTH NOTING

June 15 – 16: Gouache Workshop with Melinda Morrison

July 15 – 19: Art Around the World with Rebekah Billings

GALLERY FAVORITES

Be sure to stop by the gallery and vote on your favorite art piece.

Award of Excellence has been awarded to Tani Hurley for “Cat-a-tude”. 

Award of Distinction has been awarded to George Bramlett for “The Shay”.

Award of Merit has been awarded to Chris Tassos for “Teal’s Way”.

Banner Award for this quarter is Tani Hurley for “Cat-a-tude”.

DONATE TO THE JC AWARD

If you would like to see this program continue, please consider donating to the JC Award fund.

 This link can be used for making donations:  https://www.conroeartleague.com/Donations

 

Pick up a pencil case, tote bag, insulated cup, or sketch book next time you're in the gallery. Remember, all proceeds go to fund the Juan Cantavella Award to help keep the prizes alive.

EVENTS

Participate, Share, and Celebrate the Arts

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 1 - Artist in Action Plein Air

June 5 - Artist in Action

July 6 - General Meeting and Reception

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you want to be a part of the special event team contact Zoe White at zoe@zoewhiteart.com.  

CAL FALL 2024 SHOW

Dates to Remember:

Registration:  August 4-September 22, 2024

Judging: September 25-28, 2024

Awards: October 12, 2024

Venue: CaFe.  This is a virtual show.

COURTYARD SCULPTURE PROGRAM

The third quarter sculpture show begins in July. Each sculpture must be at least 24" tall, able to withstand outdoor weather, and not present a danger of any kind.  There is no fee but you must work one docent shift.  To propose a piece contact Bob Heintzelman at rdheintz@hotmail.com.  You can read about the program here and the registration information is included on the Take-in/Out page

The sculptures currently on display are:  Lotus by Robert Heintzelman (center), and Watchtower Series #1 (on left) & Watchtower Series #2 (on right) by Mark Frary.

ARTIST IN ACTION - IN GALLERY

 

To participate, artists must be a CAL member and provide all their own supplies/equipment and clean up when finished.  

Artists are expected to be working on their art in the gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 and may bring samples of their art for sale.  All sales go through the CAL system with 20% going to CAL. 

Artist In Action was recently held on June 7th. It was a well attended event. Artists participating were Tina Hobbs, Jennifer Vahlbrugh, Tetyano Aleksenko (sold art), Danielle Baxter, George Bramlett, and Valvenir Carpenter.

To sign up, find the date on the calendar and click that link. The next event will be July 5th. Please sign up for only one month to allow for more members to participate. For questions please email Sandy Stutz at docentcoordinator@conroeartleague.com 

 

ARTIST IN ACTION - IN PLEIN AIR

 

On location painting sessions add a special, fresh quality to these paintings and the time spent painting outdoors is cherished by the AIA members who participate. There is always room anyone who would like to join us. 

The next outing will be on July 1st; the location has yet to be determined. Stayed tuned for updates.

To join group and be notified about painting dates and location, text name, email address and cell number to Pam Markham at 936-661-0800.

JULY TAKE-IN/OUT

The next take-in for gallery floor and wall art will be Tuesday, July 2nd, between 11 am and 4 pm. Please be sure to register here by 6 pm on Monday the 1st.

Jewelry/Bins/Cards Take-In is Monday July 1st, from 11:00am to 2:00pm.   Deadline to register is 6:00pm on Sunday, June 30thPlease register for those only here.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

See our website for more details, or contact our the gallery at  gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com to share your talents.

NEED A DOCENT REFRESHER?

The next docent training session, led by Bev Hall, will be held on July 10th at 11:30am in the gallery.

 Please go to Calendar to register

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, July 6th, at 4:00 pm. 

DEMO ARTIST

Join us for the July demonstration by Diann Zimmerman to see the magical qualities of painting on Yupo using acrylic, watercolor, and alcohol ink! 

 
 

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.

 

ARTIST RECEPTION

The July reception will be at 6:00 pm Saturday the 6th,

and will be ending at 8:00 pm.

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Debra Riley's “A Day At The Met” was selected for the NOAPS International On-Line Spring Show.  200 pieces were selected out of the 1200 submitted. This piece was also juried into OPA and purchased at their national convention.

 

LSAG Regional Show is open to artists who qualified in certain previous art league shows, and a letter was sent out by LSAG to all these artists. If you are one of the winners and want to enter, click here

 

Loraine Tomon will be in the Bloomin’ Crazy for Quilts show, June 21 and 22 at the Lone Start Convention Center in Conroe.

 

Juan Cantavella’s "Búcaro and Mandarines" has been juried into the NOAPS Best of America small works.

Carol Scheferman's "Ancient Chinese Tradition", "Memories" and "Calloway", and Judy Mackey's "White Jockeys" have works in the Oil Painters of America’s Online Spring Show.

 
 

Kathy Scheferman has been accepted into two shows:

This Virtual Art Fluent International Show can be seen now on the www.art-fluent.com site.

 Her "Bad Habits" painting was chosen from 650 entries from 7 countries.

This Virtual National Show -"In The Abstract"- can be seen on the San Fernando Valley 

Arts & Cultural Center site www.sfvacc.org .

 Her "BreakAway" painting will be exhibited from June 1-June 30, 2024.

Belated congratulations to Bitsy Harris who had a solo show at the Mitte In Motion at the Mitte Cultural District in Brownsville, TX.

 
 

Zoe White's painting "Believe" was selected for the TRAHC's 39th Annual Juried Exhibition and will be on view from June 21 through August 10. Check it out if you are visiting Texarkana this Summer.

 

George Bramlett will have a solo show at The Woodlands Art Gallery and Studios in the month of July.

ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Woodlands Lions Club is excited to release the announcement of our Annual Wildflower Festival Art Contest.  This year's contest is being included as part of The Woodlands Township's 50th Anniversary Celebration.

They would be thrilled to have some of our amazingly talented members participate in this year's event.  As well, we would appreciate your help in simply spreading the word about this fantastic opportunity to even the littlest artists (toddler and youth contest categories too!).

NEED EXTRA CASH?

How about helping CAL as a substitute docent?  Send request to Sandy Stutz 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

Painting with Gouache

with E. Melinda Morrison

June 15 - 16, 2024

 
Register

Creating A Painting from Plein Air to Studio

with Kim Casebeer

coming October 2024

 
Register

Watercolor Confidence in Plein Air

with Richie Vios

coming November 2024

 
Register

CLASSES

Grow where ever you are on your art journey

 

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

Art Around the World

with Rebekah Billings

July 15 - July 19

Learn more
 

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Explore Neographic Art

with Jeff Lung

Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

 
Learn more
 

Help Is Here

with Juan Cantavella

Attack issues wherever you are in the painting process

Learn more

Drawing Classes

with Gary Hernandez

Come and take in Gary's tips of the trade.

Learn more

Oil Painting Classes

with Gary Hernandez

Come visit with Gary and other classmates and brush up on your skills.

Learn more

Ceramics

with Carol Berger

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

Learn more

Acrylic Basics

with Sarah Johnston

Learn the essential techniques for creating art with acrylic paints.

Learn more

Portrait Painting

with Juan Cantavella

A small class to focus on the details required in successful portraiture. Offered 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

 
Learn more
 
 

Oil Painting with

Juan Cantavella

Get lessons from a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America.  Now offered Saturday at 9:00am - 12:00 pm.

Learn more

Sculpting 101

with Donna Rodgers

Beginner sculpting class.

Learn more
 

Expanding on Watercolor Skills

with Cynthia Reid

Take your skills to the next level. 

Learn more

Watercolor Painting with

Gary Hernandez

Leave your mark; let Gary help. 

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 Watercolor and Acrylics with Carrie Allbritton

Classes will be held Monday 1 - 3 pm

Learn more

GROUP ACTIVITIES

Still life drawing

Participants can use any medium, there is no instruction, and still life is provided.

 
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Open Painting Group with Kathy Martin 

All mediums and levels welcome.

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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

Painting from life

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

Join Us
 

RENT THE MADELEY FINE ART 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

CAL IS STUDIO OPEN

A new benefit to our CAL members is the addition of Studio 127.  Located on the second floor of the gallery, it will offer members the equipment and setup for photographing, or painting from life, still life arrangements. Studio 127 can be used by 2D and 3D artists that want to photograph their pieces. Reserve the studio for yourself, or for yourself and a member friend to work together.  Reserve your spot with Debra Riley at 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.

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