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December 2020 Newsletter

EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

CLASSES

EVENTS

Participate, Share, and Celebrate the Arts

For COVID-wise Art Appreciation Tips

when visiting CAL see the video below

Watch by clicking here


The Affordable Art sale has been successful with a number of paintings sold in the first few days of opening.  If you have a piece that sells you may replace it with another piece priced $125 or less and without adding any docent shift responsibilities.  CAL’s share of the proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

The handmade Christmas ornaments have been selling as well with the entire proceeds going to support our annual Student Awards Show for High School Seniors in Montgomery County to pursue their artistic interests beyond high school.

On display in December as well is the monthly member’s show.  Be sure to check it out!

12 X 12 AUCTION

The 12 X 12 Art Show will be here before you know it.  Panels are due to be turned in not later than the morning of January 5th at take-in.  If you have your panel completed, you may turn it in early to the CAL docent.  Just complete  this form and attach it to your panel.

You will be able to bid on-line during the months of January and  February up until the time of the silent and live auctions on February 27, 2021.  Don’t miss out on these fabulous works of art and your chance to support Montgomery County high school seniors.  Watch your email and our website for more details. Link viewable here.

ENTER NOW

The call for entry has been posted on CAFÉ and is now accepting applications through the extended deadline of Dec 15.  

In six years the CAL National has grown into one of the premier shows in Texas.  There were nearly 700 entries from 40 states in 2020. This year the CAL National is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as a part of its Artistic Enrichment in American Communities (AEAC) program.

To read more, click here.

Reminder

No General Meeting this month

JANUARY TAKE-IN

Monday, January 4, 1:00-5:00 and Tuesday, January 5, 10:30-12:00

Includes regular member show and the take-in for the 12x12 panels.  Registration on-line for regular member show.  12x12 panels do not have to be registered on-line.

HOLIDAY HOURS

The gallery will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26 and on December 31 and January 1.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

ART IN THE CITY

Art in the City continues to spread beauty with the help of our talented artists.  

Tom LaRock has his art on display now and through February at Woodforest Bank, 3101 W. Davis St., Conroe.  Be sure to stop in and view this wonderful exhibit.

Please go to Show Schedule for details on the Art In The City progam.

 
 

 
 
 

The People Have Spoken

The People's Choice Winner for November is George Bramlett's painting titled One Spirit.

Vote through the month of December for the People's Choice Award.  You can preview the art by clicking here

The Winter Banner winner is Juan Cantavella's painting, Bugatti 1936.

 

Robert Heintzelman's sculpture, “High Stepping” has won Best in Show for the 2020 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture season. Normally this award is announced at the Keller Art Walk. However, because of the pandemic, the announcement was made on the Public Arts Supporters page on Facebook.  Congratulations!


 

Check us out on Facebook.

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Also Check out the CAL CommunityGroup 


Follow this Facebook Group to find out about the CAL Artists Circle that meets virtually twice a month.  This group is open to all members as well as non-members and is a great way to stay engaged in all things art.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

*RESCHEDULED TO 2021

Impressionist Oil Painting Techniques with Scott Mattlin

In this three day workshop you will learn unique texture techniques for creating stunning paintings. Scott offers demonstrations and personalized instruction based on your needs.

 
 
 

*RESCHEDULED TO 2021

BRING THE OUTSIDE IN.

Landscape Painting en

Plein Air Colors

with Donna Bland

This three day workshop will provide you valuable guidance to create lively landscapes.

Sign Up

*RESCHEDULED TO 2021

GET THE LEAD OUT!

Portraits in Colored pencil

with Jesse Lane

This two day workshop will teach you the beauty and power of a simple little pencil.  Watch for new dates.

 

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, in your art journey

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 

GO FIGURE?

Figure Drawing

 The first and third Thursdays at 10 am.  After a COVID pause this group has restarted – classroom is limited to 8 artists.  Next class is Thursday, November 5th. ( The Oct 15 class has been cancelled)

"Drawing is vision on paper."                    -Andrew Loomis


Learn more

STRESSED? Brush it off

Painting with Lois Blackburne

Classes are Fridays 9:30 -12:00.

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks."  -Plutarch


Learn more
 
 

WET AND WILD

 Watercolor with Carrie Allbritton

Classes will be held Monday’s 1:00-3:00.

“There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other."  -Paul Cezanne

Learn more

WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEING A LITTLE SHADY?

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

Drawing Classes

with Gary Hernandez

It is not bright colors, but good drawing that makes figures beautiful.  -Titan

Learn more
 
 

MAKE A STATEMENT!

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

Oil Painting Classes

with Gary Hernandez

Oil Painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?  -Edvard Munch

Learn more

POINT AND CLICK!

Get some helpful tips to capture the world   as you see it. 

Photography Classes

with Ed Gorman

The important thing is not the camera, but the eye.  -Alfred Eisenstaedt

Learn more
 
 

PAINT LIKE A PRO!

Learn from Juan the everlasting    impression a portrait can leave.

Portraits with

Juan Cantavella

If a figure doesn't look back at you, you forget it.  -Nathan Oliveria

Learn more

JUST ADD WATER...

Leave your mark; let Gary help. 

Watercolor Painting with

Gary Hernandez

If I have advice to anybody it's this:   take up watercolor.  -Charles Bukowski

Learn more
 
 
 

FROM START TO FINISH!

Learn how to go from a sketch to a      finished piece of art.

Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.  -Vincent Van Gogh

Learn more

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

 

ART IN EVERY FORM!

Homeschool Art with

Rebekah Billings

on Wednedays

Learn all types of art mediums.

Learn more
 
 

DRAWING 101

Drawing Fundamentals

with Sara Moons

Bring dimension to a paper.

Learn more

GROUP CLASSES

 

WHY PAINT ALONE?

Bring your supplies and paint with Mary Williams and the rest of the gang

All mediums and levels welcome


Join Us

GET SOME FRESH AIR!

Painting Outdoors with

Kathy Fediw

No instruction, no pressure,

just paint.

Join Us
 

OBSERVE & LEARN

Still Life Group with   Linda Dellandre

A great way to refine your skills.

Join Us