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October 2020 Newsletter

EVENTS

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CLASSES

EVENTS

Participate, Share, and Celebrate the Arts

The call for entry has been posted on CAFÉ and is now accepting applications.  An email went out October 2nd to all our members. Please pass the word along.

The CAL National has grown into one of the premier shows in Texas in six very short years. Last year saw nearly 700 entries from 40 states. This year the 2021 CAL National is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as a part of their Artistic Enrichment in American Communities (AEAC) program.

To read more, click here.

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

The results of the on-line voting on whether to open the gallery for receptions and a general meetings have been tallied

64 members have voted. Thank you to all who took the time to do so.

Ready to resume receptions?

69% of those members voted YES

When?

44% of those members voted November

Ready to resume general meetings?

61% of those members voted YES

When

42% of those members voted November

Thus, we will plan to have both a reception and a general meeting in November provided that we are able to develop an effective plan to promote the safety of those attending. There will be capacity restrictions for each event in order to comply with safe distancing guidelines, and the feasibility of being able to accomplish that is being studied now. 

Reminder: Our next general meeting to be held via Zoom

Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 am

*Nervous about being busy or looking like you just rolled out of bed? Feel free to turn off camera and listen in only.

Most of our microphones are muted anyway  ; )

SUPPORT LOCAL STUDENTS

AND WIN AN ALL-IN-ONE DRAWING KIT

 

CAL supports our young local artists by raising funds to help Montgomery County high school seniors further their art education.  Having our meetings through zoom have not changed that. See here! Enter here!

The October drawing will be for a drawing kit by J. D. Hillberry.  This Creating Contrast and Texture Drawing Kit has everything you need!  Included are graphite, charcoal, and carbon pencils as well as blending tools and erasers.  Thanks to Ken Roy for donating this item.  The lucky winner will be announced at the October general meeting so enter by the 23rd at 8 pm.

12 X 12 AUCTION

It is never too soon to start your 12" square panel for donation to the 2021 12 x 12 Fundraiser.  This event is our main fundraising event with all proceeds going to the High School Students Awards show in May 2021 and a great opportunity to get your art in front of the public.  Panels can be checked out now through the Docent at the gallery and will be turned in on January 4 and January 5.  The auction will be held on February 27th.

Detailed information about donating your panel can be found by clicking here.

CHRISTMAS IS FOR GIVING

Pick up your blank wooden ornament from the docent desk.  Decorate it into something fabulous and return to the docent by December 1st.  These ornaments will be placed on a tree and sold as part of our efforts to raise money for the Student Art Awards show in 2021.

Now is the time to start sifting through your paintings and select items to go into the annual Christmas Is For Giving show to be held during December.  All items are to be priced at $150 or less.  CAL will donate 20% of the sale to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  Take-in for these items will be November 30th and December 1st

Watch for more details to come.

 

 

Update your profile photo and show off your art

We want you see your mug.

As a member you can add a photo of yourself and upload images of your art into photo albums on your profile page of the CAL website and make it viewable to the public.  It's your own on-line gallery! 

Please click here to add your photo(s).

PRIVATE GALLERY SHOWINGS

AND FACETIME SHOPPING

Would you like to see the current exhibit in the gallery or do a bit of shopping without encountering large groups of people?

CAL is offering private showings for small groups before or after regular open hours.  The gallery will be sanitized before you arrive so your showing will be as safe as we know how to make it. 

If a private showing is still too risky for you, how about some FaceTime shopping?  You can tell us what you are looking for and we can walk around and show you up close on your phone via FaceTime.  Please email gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com to schedule a private showing or FaceTime shopping.

SPOTLIGHT ON C.A.L. MEMBERS

Many Thanks and Congratulations to

our generous and talented members.

 

The People's Choice Winner for September is Brenda McDougall's alcohol ink piece titled Arizona Sunrise

How Seven Artists Impacted A Community

Conroe Art League has caught the attention of Outdoor Painter, one of the national on-line magazines, by way of a letter to the editor that tells the story of "How 7 Artists Impacted A Community".  Those 7 artists were the founding members of the C.A.L..

How C.A.L. Salutes our Veterans

CAL donated two banners that were previous winners of the contest to the Canon Recovery Center, a home for veterans suffering from PTSD.  The banners are George Bramlett’s painting of a classic car, and Ed Gorman’s photograph of a historic building.

Thank you to Debbie and Rusty McLoughlin for delivering the banners to the center.

Featured Artists Wanted

Who wants to be a CAL Featured Artist?

There is a new page on our website highlighting our artists that use the photo album feature for showing their art on-line.  The general public will be able to see your art along with your bio and a description of each piece of art.   There is a link they can use to message you directly about purchasing the piece.  Purchases can be arranged directly between the member and the purchaser, or you can ask CAL to handle the transaction for you.  If you want CAL to process the transaction, sales tax will be included and a 20% donation will go to CAL.  If you handle the transaction directly with the purchaser, we suggest a donation to CAL for helping to make your art visible to the public.  For an example of current Featured Artists, click here.  If you need help setting up your albums, contact Martha at membership@conroeartleague.com.  For help with a sales transaction contact Debra at gallerymanager@conroeartleague.com.

Check us out on Facebook.

Click icon below.

Also Check out the CAL CommunityGroup 

(formerly Conroe Art League Group)
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.

WORKSHOPS

Learn new tips and tricks within a few days

*RESCHEDULED TO 2021

Impressionist Oil Painting Techniques with Scott Mattlin

In this three day workshop you will learn unique texture techniques for creating stunning paintings. Scott offers demonstrations and personalized instruction based on your needs.

 
 
 

*RESCHEDULED TO 2021

BRING THE OUTSIDE IN.

Landscape Painting en

Plein Air Colors

with Donna Bland

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

Sign Up

*RESCHEDULED TO 2021

GET THE LEAD OUT!

Portraits in Colored pencil

with Jesse Lane

This two day workshop will teach you the beauty and power of a simple little pencil.  Watch for new dates.

 

CLASSES

Grow, where ever you are, in your art journey

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

 

GO FIGURE?

Figure Drawing

 The first and third Thursdays at 10 am.  After a COVID pause this group has restarted – classroom is limited to 8 artists.  Next class is Thursday, November 5th. ( The Oct 15 class has been cancelled)

"Drawing is vision on paper."                    -Andrew Loomis


Learn more

STRESSED? Brush it off

Painting with Lois Blackburne

Classes are Fridays 9:30 -12:00.

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks."  -Plutarch


Learn more
 
 

WET AND WILD

 Watercolor with Carrie Allbritton

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

“There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other."  -Paul Cezanne

Learn more

WHAT'S WRONG WITH BEING A LITTLE SHADY?

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

Drawing Classes

with Gary Hernandez

It is not bright colors, but good drawing that makes figures beautiful.  -Titan

Learn more
 
 

MAKE A STATEMENT!

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

Oil Painting Classes

with Gary Hernandez

Oil Painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?  -Edvard Munch

Learn more

POINT AND CLICK!

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

Photography Classes

with Ed Gorman

The important thing is not the camera, but the eye.  -Alfred Eisenstaedt

Learn more
 
 

PAINT LIKE A PRO!

Learn from Juan the everlasting    impression a portrait can leave.

Portraits with

Juan Cantavella

If a figure doesn't look back at you, you forget it.  -Nathan Oliveria

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JUST ADD WATER...

Leave your mark; let Gary help. 

Watercolor Painting with

Gary Hernandez

If I have advice to anybody it's this:   take up watercolor.  -Charles Bukowski

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FROM START TO FINISH!

Learn how to go from a sketch to a      finished piece of art.

Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.  -Vincent Van Gogh

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LET YOUR BRUSH LEAD THE WAY!

Everything from drawing to painting.

Mixed Media Zoom Class with

Paula Adams

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.  -Edward Hopper

Learn more
 

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

 

ART IN EVERY FORM!

Homeschool Art with

Rebekah Billings

on Wednedays

Learn all types of art mediums.

Learn more
 
 

DRAWING 101

Drawing Fundamentals

with Sara Moons

Bring dimension to a paper.

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GROUP CLASSES

 

WHY PAINT ALONE?

Bring your supplies and paint with Mary Williams and the rest of the gang

All mediums and levels welcome


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GET SOME FRESH AIR!

Painting Outdoors with

Kathy Fediw

No instruction, no pressure,

just paint.

Join Us
 
 

The figure drawing session scheduled for October 15th is cancelled and will resume on the first Thursday of November

QUICK... SKETCH

Figure Drawing with

a C.A.L. facilitator*

Live model drawing sessions.

*Marilyn Lowry, Vickie Nash, & Ken Roy rotating

Join Us

OBSERVE & LEARN

Still Life Group with   Linda Dellandre

A great way to refine your skills.

Join Us