December 2021 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.

New docent shift times are 11:00 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00.

 The gallery will be open for Thirsty Thursday on December 16th with gallery staying open until 7:00 pm.

COME ON OVER!

GET IN ON THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

 

Get them while they last! This year our Homeschool Children’s Art Class made ornaments for the Christmas tree.

These handmade ornaments can be found on our Christmas tree and may be purchased. The proceeds will go to the Blue Elf Program through Montgomery County Sheriff’s office.

The annual Affordable Art sale is up through the month of December. All items are priced $150 or less. Please come in and invite friends and family to do some holiday shopping and support small businesses.

GET TO KNOW YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS

We have conducted almost 40 interviews with more in the line-up. Check out our growing library of in-depth talks with our CAL artists on MCPLive.tv studios in downtown Conroe.

You can see the entire playlist just click here.  

If you are interested in being interviewed please contact gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com.

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN

 

The first recipient of the Juan Cantavella Award is Kristine Schneider for her painting “Sa’mechee”. 

JANUARY TAKE-IN/OUT

The next take-in/take-out will be Tuesday, January 4th, from 10:30am - 4:00pm. 

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, January 3rd.

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on

 Saturday, January 8th, at 4:00pm.

After the meeting Suzie Baker will give an art talk.  Suzie is an accomplished professional artist both in plein air and studio work and is the current President of Oil Painters of America.

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.

 

ARTIST RECEPTION

The January reception will be Saturday the 8th,

from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

FEATURE WALL ARTIST

 

The January Feature Wall Artist is Linda Marcy Please come by after the New Year to see her incredible glass work.

 
 

MaryAnn Lucas was voted in to the Woodlands High School Trust art collection with her piece titled “Three Amigos”.

Ken Roy provided the cover art for the TCFFFV Poetry Journal, Volume 3, and the title of the piece is "The Three Marrigna: Fate Foretold".

Jennifer Claussen has sculptures from her Un-coopering series on display and for sale at Burger & Bordeaux off FM 1488 through the 21st of December.

MANY THANKS!

Thank you to Mary Williams and her husband, Mark, for adding some extra Christmas lights to the courtyard and to Will Schneider who took it all up a level by adding even more lights for a spectacular light show complete with Christmas music. 

 

Many thanks to Cindy Rae Fancher’s Zentangle class for creating the window decorations this year.  Students that participated were Raechel Barron, Susan Dietrich, Charman Clevenger, and Candy Read.  This class meets on Thursday mornings and the more the merrier!

MAY THE BIDDING BEGIN (SOON)

 

Support Montgomery County high school seniors in their artistic pursuits.  Our members are busy creating their original 12x12 art pieces to donate to this good cause. 

Release forms need to be completed prior to turning in the panels and are available at the docent desk as well as on the website.   Artists with completed panels may turn them in early to the Gallery Manager with release form attached.  Final due date to turn in is January 4th between 10:30 and 4:00.

Look for the auction site to be live on January 10, 2022 and more information will follow via email to those on our mailing list.

CAL NATIONAL HAS GONE INTERNATIONAL

The CAL International deadline has been extended to December 17, 2021. You still have time to enter your drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, and/or 3D here.

For more information visit our website's CAL 2022 page.

 

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 Choral Society, 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.

Mark your calendar

The Arts in Conroe are in full swing.  Whether it is a play, a musical, a sing-a-long, an orchestral concert, or a jazz performance, you will find something you love.  Check out all the upcoming events by the various arts associations in Conroe by clicking here.

Rising Stars and Legends event on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Welcome Artists! We are excited to offer juried space for fine art artists to display and sell their art at the Greater Conroe Arts Festival-Rising Stars & Legends on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Founders Park Area in Downtown Conroe. Artists will need to provide a 10x10 tent (preferably white) with straight legs and weights. Sign up deadline, February 1, 2022.

Please contact Judi by email and more info about a fine art booth space. Judi Lanza president@greaterconroeartsalliance.com Cell: (936) 203-2423. 

Check us out on Facebook. Click icon above.

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.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

 Watch your email for more details and check the CAL website often for new workshops.

Still Life Skills

with Susan Hotard

Join Susan for 2 days of intensive study working from still life set-ups.  Susan will offer several demonstrations and will give students individual guidance.

 
Learn more
 
 
 

Quilling Paper

with Wendy Moreland

Learn everything from techniques, to paper types, to tools and adhesives, to framing in this information packed one day workshop.

 
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.

 
Learn more

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, in your art journey

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 
 

The Art of Zentangle

taught by Cindy Rae Fancher

Certified Zentangle Teacher, will be teaching the art of Tangling on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  For more information contact Cindyraefancherart@att.net

 
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JUST ADD WATER...

Leave your mark; let Gary help. 

Watercolor Painting with

Gary Hernandez

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WET AND WILD

 Watercolor with Carrie Allbritton

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

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEING A LITTLE SHADY?

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

Drawing Classes

with Gary Hernandez

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MAKE A STATEMENT!

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

Oil Painting Classes

with Gary Hernandez

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POINT AND CLICK!

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

Photography Classes

with Ed Gorman

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PAINT LIKE A PRO!

Learn from Juan the everlasting    impression a portrait can leave.

Portraits with

Juan Cantavella

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PLAY WITH CLAY!

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

Ceramics

with Carol Berger

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CLASSES FOR YOUTH

The fall session of Rebekah Billings’ classes for homeschool children has begun.   Get more information here.

GROUP CLASSES

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

Portrait Painting with

Juan Cantavella

Practice drawing and painting portraits with a live model.  Sessions are every Friday morning and are non-instructional. A small model fee is required ($5-$10)  text Juan at 707-372-8301 or email at  juancantavella@yahoo.com

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

WHY PAINT ALONE?

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

All mediums and levels welcome.

Join Us