October 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 FOR THIRSTY THURSDAY ON OCTOBER 28TH ALONG WITH OTHER DOWNTOWN CONROE MERCHANTS.  COME ON DOWN!

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.

THE FINAL RECIPIENT

The final votes have been counted and the final recipient will be announced at the October general meeting. That's right, this program has come to an end. 

We wish to thank Juan Cantavella for starting this program in 2019 as a way to “give back”.   Juan has funded the $400 award most months with few exceptions (12x12 and National shows for example).  

Many CAL members were touched and challenged through this program.  Congratulations all People Choice winners.

MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

The next general meeting will be held on  Saturday, October 16th. It will be at 4:00 pm followed by an artist demonstration by Donna Rodgers on sculpting.

ARTIST RECEPTION

The October reception will be Saturday the 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00, after the general meeting. On display during this reception will the the work created by the students of Gary Hernandez.

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 be included in the drawing.

Purchase your tickets here.

 

NOVEMBER TAKE-IN/OUT

Next take-in/take-out: Tuesday, November 2nd. 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 1st.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER AITC

CAL members, sign up to exhibit your artwork around the city, particularly the Chamber of Commerce and the First Financial Bank.   

Art stays on display for November and December. To learn more email  gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com or click here.

 

FEATURE WALL ARTIST

 

The November Feature Wall Artist is Linda McMillan Marcy.  Please come by during November to see her works.

University of St. Thomas selects three pieces of art in their "HOPE" art contest.  Congratulaions Gene LeRoy, Julie Wright, and Wendy Moreland.  Stop by the USTMAX campus in downtown Conroe to see the winning art.

Julie Wright was selected by the Wan Bridge Group to give a live painting performance on October 20, 2021 at their open house in Montgomery for the new development, Lakeside Conroe. 

 

Great job, Anthony!

Anthony Walz attended the Friday Portrait Painting Group with Sa’mechee Taylor as model.   Anthony used that study to create this painting of Sa’mechee.  

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. Interested in taking part?

We still have panels available if you have not signed up yet.  Stop in the gallery and sign out your panel at the docent desk. 

Panels are due at the January take-in.

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.

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

CAL has been making improvements to the classroom and gallery.  Floor easels, table top easels, professional lighting, risers, chairs, stools, tray tables, projector and projection screen are some of the latest additions.  There will be more to come with plans to purchase window coverings, PA System, and office computer.

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.

Congratulations about CAL member, Judi Lanza being elected the new President of the GCAA. 

Mark your calendar: 

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

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 March 19, 2022.  More details to follow.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

A great lineup of 2022 workshops is coming soon!  

We are going to start off the year with Professional Artist, Susan Hotard, in January.  Susan will conduct a two day workshop on creating a still life painting.  Another workshop on our radar is "Quilling" with Wendy Moreland.  Watch your email for more details and check the CAL website often for new workshops.

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, in your art journey

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 

WET YOUR (ART) PALETTE...

There will be two six week options. 

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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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

GET SOME FRESH AIR!

Painting Outdoors with

Kathy Fediw

No instruction, no pressure, just paint.

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