November 2021 Newsletter

 

EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

CLASSES

EVENTS

Participate, Share, and Celebrate the Arts

GALLERY HOURS

Remember: the new hours are 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.

REMINDER: 

 The gallery will be open late Tuesday, Nov. 30th for the Christmas On Main celebration, immediately following the Conroe Christmas Tree Lighting.

COME ON OVER!

NOT JUST ARTIST SUNDAY

Stop by for a one week only fine art and craft sale at the gallery. From November 22nd through November 28th you can shop works from your favorite local artist during 11am - 4pm (closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving)It will be a perfect time to do holiday shopping and support small businesses.

TIS THE SEASON

This year our Homeschool Children’s Art Class is making ornaments for the Christmas tree.

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

Now is the time to select your items for the Annual Affordable Art sale in December. All items are to be priced $150 or less and with no hanging fees and only one docent shift required; your docent shift may be covered in February of 2022. You may display up to three items in the sale, holiday/winter themed or whatever you choose. If your piece sells you may sell it you may replace it before the end of the month. Take-In for the Affordable Art will be November 30th during normal take-in schedules.

CAL's portion of all December proceeds will also go to the Blue Elf Program through Montgomery County Sheriff’s office.

 

CAL LIVE - ARTISTS INTERVIEWS

Check out our growing library of in-depth talks with our CAL artists on MCPLive.tv studios in downtown Conroe.

Get the juicy details of the journey our Artist/Members have taken at MCPLive.tv You Tube ChannelYou can see the entire playlist of artists interviewed by going to our website's Featured Artists page or just click here.  If you are interested in being interviewed please contact gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com.

Visit the website regularly to see new interviews as they are posted.

GUESS WHAT'S BACK?

People’s Choice has a new name. It's the Juan Cantavella Award beginning with the November 2021 show and is funded through May of 2023 thanks to the generous donations from an anonymous CAL member, Mary and Charles Peterson, and Judi Lanza, Owner/Director, The Art of Music Studio - School of Music & Art.

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on  Saturday, December 4th, at 4:00pm.

ARTIST RECEPTION

The December reception will be Saturday the 4th, from 6:00 to 8:00, after the general meeting.

Student Raffle

Be sure to get your tickets for this month's raffle itemWin 10 sessions in the live portrait painting group.

Support Montgomery County high school seniors and the student art awards by making a donation to be included in the drawing.

Purchase your tickets here.

 

DECEMBER TAKE-IN/OUT

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

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 29th.

FEATURE WALL ARTIST

 
 

The December Feature Wall Artist is David Bartell Please come by during December to see his works.

Kristine Schneider's piece "Covenants in the Wilderness" was chosen as the best 2D oil for a show in November at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX.

The Jennings Daily News, Jennings, LA, published in two-parts “The Story of Robert Anthony “Tony” Reed” by Ken Roy.  It is the first of five stories in a series titled “Brothers Beyond the Perimeter”.

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.

12X12 TIME IS APPROACHING

 

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. 

Panels are due at the January take-in. Release forms need to be completed prior to turning in the panels and are available at the docent desk.   Artists with completed panels may turn them in early to the Gallery Manager with release form attached.

CAL NATIONAL HAS GONE INTERNATIONAL

The CAL National has spread it's reach and for next year's show, on view March 1st; international applicants will now be accepted. In fact, we have already received applications from Japan and Indonesia.

The call for artist is open and ready for entries. The deadline for the show will be December 10, 2021. Enter your drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, and/or 3D here.

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

 

CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS

Have you been in to see the new window coverings in the classroom? You can even see them from the street.

Black out panels were made for the classroom with images of our members art facing out for all to see from blocks away. 

STAY INFORMED:

GREATER CONROE ARTS ALLIANCE

 

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 Montgomery County Choral Society is holding a Christmas concert on December 11th at 7:0pm at First Methodist Church in Conroe.  Www.mcchoral.org.

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will perform a Matinee Christmas Concert at the Willis ISD Performing Arts Center on December 18th.

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.

Some of the Festival highlights are Vickie McMillian Hayes will be there for a collaborative mural, Juan Cantavella & Friends will be painting live models throughout the day, and Nancy Paris Pruden, Fran Ellisor & Friends will be painting Plein Air. There will be silent auctions for all pieces painted at the Festival! We have many other highlights represented for all of the Arts (music, art, dance, theatre & more) for Children and Adults!

We hope you will plan to join us and tell your friends and family about the special Festival. Please contact Judi by email and more info about a fine art booth space. Judi Lanza president@greaterconroeartsalliance.com Cell: (936) 203-2423. 

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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

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WHY PAINT ALONE?

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

All mediums and levels welcome.

Join Us