September 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.

NO JUNK IN THIS TRUNK (SHOW)

The Wearable Art and Home Décor “Trunk Show” took place in the gallery in August. It was a great success and brought in over $3,000 to the artists and the gallery. Congratulations, entrepreneurs.

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.

Marilyn Lowry has joined our production and will be hosting future interviews.  Thank you Marilyn!  Visit the website regularly to see new interviews as they are posted.

Who deserves your stamp of approval?

Be sure to visit the gallery during September and vote on your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

 

The August Peoples' Choice winner is Juan Cantavella for his piece "Lotus".

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on Saturday, October 9th. It will be at 4:00 pm followed by an artist demonstration to be announced in the near future.

ARTIST RECEPTION

The October reception will be held on Saturday, the 9th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, after the general meeting.  On display during this reception will be work by the students of Gary Hernandez.

 

Student Raffle

Be sure to get your tickets for the September raffle itemThe winner will receive a custom made wreath donated by Glenna Bongirno.

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.

OCTOBER TAKE-IN/OUT

Next take-in/take-out: Tuesday, October 5 from 10:30 to 4:00. 

Be sure to register online and sign up for your docent shift prior to dropping off your artwork (here). Please register online by Monday evening, October 4th.

FEATURE WALL ARTIST

 

This months’s Feature Wall Artist is Carol Scheferman. Please come by before October 5th to see her collection themed "Creative Expressions of Art"

CREATING HOPE

The University of St. Thomas has closed the art competition themed "Hope".

Good luck to those that entered, Marla Loss, Carol Roach, Diane Williams, Julie Wright, Pam Markham, Gene LeRoy, Maryann Lucas, Paula Adams, Ed Gorman, Wendy Moreland, Anthony Walz, Carol Scheferman, Jill Targer, Florencia Castalado, Debra Riley and Julie Wright.  The Winner will be announced on September 17th and a reception will be held for the three winning artists on October 7th at the USTMAX center in downtown Conroe.

     
     

    James Miller was juried into the Bosque Art Classic for his painting "First Fall". It is now showing in Clifton, Texas. See more information about it here.

    MaryAnn Lucas’s painting "Tulip Garden" and Carol Berger‘s porcelain “Germination III” were among the 14% out of a record 721 artworks for the Visual Art Alliance 37th Juried Open Exhibition (click here) opening August 25, ending September 25, 2021.

    Juan Cantavella submitted four paintings to the 2021 Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait Competition and all four were accepted.  Lotus and Pure Joy were finalists and Trouble and Texas Proud received Meritorious selection.  Additionally, Juan was notified that he has met the requirements to become a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America.

    We'd love to spotlight you or your CAL friends! Please share any accomplishments at gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com for inclusion in upcoming newsletters.

    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.

    NEWS FROM THE

    GREATER CONROE ARTS ALLIANCE

    CAL is a member of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance and has added this feature to the newsletter to keep you informed of upcoming events by the members of the GCAA.  

    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: 

    Dancing To A Different Tune featuring Guest Conductor, Myles Nardinger, on October 9th, 7:30pm, at the Lake Creek High School in Montgomery.  This performance is in memory of Conroe Symphony Orchestra’s founder, Mary Curtis Taylor.

    Friends of the Flag Foundation - Flags Fest, Nov. 6, 2021, 10am to 5pm.  http://Www.texasflagpark.com

    Rising Stars and Legends event on March 19, 2022.  More details to follow.


    WORKSHOPS

    Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

    HOT OFF THE PRESS!  FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP WITH LORAINE TOMON.  READ ALL ABOUT IT Fused Glass Workshop

     Paper Weaving

    with Cynthia Reid

    Learn about types of paper, weaving, warp and weft techniques, and so much more in this 2 day workshop. Some supplies, including a package of a variety of papers, are provided.

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    Landscape Painting Plein Air

     with Donna Bland

    This 2 day workshop will provide you valuable guidance to create lively  landscapes.

     
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    CLASSES

    Grow, where ever you are, in your art journey

    CLASSES FOR ADULTS

     

    WET YOUR (ART) PALETTE...

    There will be two six week options. 

    First session is Sept. 2nd through Oct. 7th

    Second session is Oct 14th through Nov 18th

    Watercolor Skills with

    Cynthia Reid

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    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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    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

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    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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    GET SOME FRESH AIR!

    Painting Outdoors with

    Kathy Fediw

    No instruction, no pressure, just paint.

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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.

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