The Student Show and the May Artist Reception were held on Saturday. A highlight this year was the addition of guest artist, Anat Ronen, street artist and muralist from Houston. Anat arrived at the gallery at 9:00am on Saturday and by 4:00 had completed an 8' x 8' 3d anamorphic image in the Cal courtyard. Many guests dropped in during the day to see her work in process and Anat gave a talk at the reception about her own art journey.
"I was asked to paint an interactive piece in a few hours, and I usually do a panel. But they had this wall, and the floor, and so I could go beyond the 8' x 8' and make this fun painting for people of all ages to enjoy for a couple of days." -Anat Ronen
See the impressive size of Anat's work in comparison to CAL member Marilyn Colbert.
Thanks for stopping by to admire her larger than life work.
STUDENT AWARD SHOW
The student show was on display beginning at 10:30am with the awards announced during the reception from 5:00 until 8:00pm. Thank you members for donating your time and art to make these awards possible. The winner of the Adrianne Gerlach Memorial Art Scholarship was Jacqueline Degouado for her piece “Morning Bliss”.
Student Show awards went to: first place winner Jacqueline Degouado, second place winner Lilly Rodel, third place winner Delaney Loftis. There were seven Honorable mention awards given.
HOMESCHOOL CLASS ART SHOW
Homeschool Art Class Art Show and Reception – Rebekah Billings’ Homeschool Art Class will be holding their First Annual Art Show in the CAL gallery on Wednesday, June 2nd, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Cindy Rae Fancher will be providing an art demo for the students.
For 2021 the LSAG Competition is a virtual show will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
The LSAG Competition 2021 will be held virtually on ArtCall due to ongoing Covid concerns. ArtCall is open for entries May 1 - June 4. For more information click here.
June take in/out at the gallery will be on Tuesday, June 1st, from 10:30 to 4:00. Please register on line and sign up for your docent shift prior to dropping off your artwork (here)
ART IN THE CITY
Please be sure to check out the following venues and the art our CAL members are displaying.
City Hall includes works from Terri Sanders, James Miller, Patti Gary, Rekha Chhabra, and Joyce Beckwith. First Financial Bank has works on view by Zartasha Shah, Carol Scheferman, Emilie Heath, Rekha Chhabra. While the Chamber of Commerce shows the creations of Carol Berger and Wendy Moreland. Lastly, Woodforest Bank Exhibit is presenting work from Anthony Walz, pictured below.
The June reception will be held on Saturday, the 5th,
from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, after the general meeting.
May People’s Choice Award Winner
Congratulations to Debra Riley for her oil painting titled "Royal Selfie".
Who deserves your stamp of approval?
Be sure to visit the gallery during May and vote on your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. This months winner will also be the banner winner.
IMPORTANT CHANGE to the MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING
The next general meeting will be held on Saturday, June 5th at 4:00pm, followed by an art demo at 5:00pm and the Artists Reception at 6:00pm.
THIS WILL BE THE NEW SUMMER FORMAT FOR GENERAL MEETINGS AND RECEPTIONS.
There will be no zoom general meeting.
Be sure to get your tickets for the May raffle item.
Support Montgomery County high school seniors and the student art awards by making a donation to be included in the drawing. Win this beautiful scarf and linen tie created by Marilyn Lowry through her VIDA collection online. To purchase ticketsenter here!
Ends Friday June 4th, at 4:00 PM (CST)
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
Wearable Art and Home Décor “Trunk Show” – Will be held during the month of August. If you would like to participate as an artist in this show, please contact Linda Marcy at 832-257-9403 or email@example.com as soon as possible. Space is limited to 12 artists. Reserve your spot prior to May 30, 2021.
Kidz Fest was a great success and CAL received many thanks from the City of Conroe for the crayons and coloring books that we donated.
THREE CHEERS FOR CHARLES
The Texas House of Representatives is honoring Charles Wallis for his lifetime of artistic achievements. We have included the resolution written in his regard. See more of Wallis's works here.
CAL IS LIVE
on Wednesdays (that is)
This last week Gary Henandez was on with us LIVE. Check out his interview along with several of our other Artist/Members at MCPLive.tv You Tube Channel.
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.
Learn new tips and tricks within a few days
Stay tuned for the exciting line-up of workshops we have for 2021
with Kathy Fediw
Get expressive with color and texture using pastels and other painting mediums.