Sunday, December 25, 2011

December newsletter

Wow, the holidays really got the best of me.  I completely forgot to post the December newsletter and update the upcoming events section.  At least it is STILL December! 


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter December      
               
Woo hoo – We have new officers for the 2012 year!  They are as follows:
President – Nanette Mathe
Vice President – Debbie Haggard
Treasurer – Phyllis Razo
Recording Secretary – Katheryn Carroll
Corresponding Secretary – Suzanne LeBeau
Other “at large” board members are Bobbie Ventura, Claire Smith, and Clarice Nelson.
     Monday night, Dec. 5:  We will be decorating for the Christmas at Cannonsburgh event this weekend.  Bring winter or Christmas themed paintings if you have them.
     Christmas at Cannonsburgh will be this Friday and Saturday from 6-9.  We need people to make/bring goodies.  We also need workers to help serve hot cider and chocolate.
     Nanette has been working hard on submitting grants for projects and equipment for next year.  She has sent a proposal to Nissan for our murals in the schools project and one for a projector to the electric company.  She is also working with a company called USA funding, which submits our grants to several different companies.  She also diverted a SCAM artist!

If you have not yet seen the Tennessee Crossroads spot, you need to go to YouTube and check us out!  http://www.youtube.com/user/TNCrossroadsTV#p/c/DB7BE6C232D65B76/1/_7UmaP14uos  .
     Our own Larry Pinkerton is on display at Blue Restaurant.  We plan a “field trip” day to go eat lunch and view his works!  Come meet us at BLUE on Tues, Dec. 20 at 11:30 to support a fellow artist and enjoy a great meal. (Yes, that’s the REAL link to the restaurant that I added!)  It bugs me when my mail is full of fake links…grrr!)
     The Blacksmiths gave us a donation for the use of the room for their broom making class.  Those guys ROCK!
     Jim Fraley said the Methodist Church art sale was lots of fun.  Let’s do it as a group next year.
     Linebaugh artist for the month of January will be Sabrina Fraley.  Phyllis Razo will do Feb, and Suzanne LeBeau will do March.  If you would be interested in doing this, contact Claire.
     Arlene Schumacker will be doing her daytime watercolor classes beginning Tues, Jan. 3 from 10-12:30.  There are 3 spaces left.  Let a board member know if you are interested.
     Nichole Dawson will be teaching scratch board /clayboard in January.  Feb. will be palette knife painting with Clarice Nelson, and March will be encaustics with Beth Moore.
 
Suzanne
Supplies for scratchboard class:  Some are available at the MTSU bookstore (listed as “B” below) and Jerry’s Artarama.
·   Clayboard/scratchboard, black or white (B about $7.00)
·   Image of each artist’s choice.
·   Transfer paper that will show up on your scratchboard  (if you wish) with hard pencil or ball point to transfer image or soft pastel pencil if you prefer free hand drawing.
·   India ink pen to correct mistakes. Speedball pen holder $1.65 (B)
·Etching tools:  you can use xacto knifes, pins, scraper tools, etching tools, engraving tools, stylus.  Different tools to “scratch” the surface.
Also recommended:  112 and 113 flat cutters $1.55 each (B) and Prisma color brush top marker(India ink pen) $2.49 (B)
Note:  If you want, acrylics, oils, colored pencils can be used to color the etching, or the black and white image can be photocopied and you can make hand colored limited edition prints.

Important dates to remember:
·   Dec. 5 – Decorate gallery for Christmas at Cannonsburgh
·   Dec. 9 & 10 – Help at Christmas at Cannonsburgh from 6-9 pm
·   Dec. 12 – Christmas Party

Interesting stuff :
·   Here’s a cool site that I found: http://festivalnet.com/state/tennessee/tn.html  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Reminders and Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday

Next Monday, November 28th, will be our business meeting.  We will be electing officers for the coming year, discussing upcoming events, and Suzanne will share some tips learned from the "Artlightenment" event a couple of weeks ago.  The workshops she attended included "Publicizing your art dream," Promoting and branding YOU and your art," and "Creating a Successful Art Career:  Finding your own market."  We will also have a "free paint" day after the meeting, because it's been a while and we miss it.

Other dates of interest are:
Dec.  5 - Decorate for Christmas at Cannonsburgh (We will also free paint after this until 9 pm.)
Dec.9 & 10 - We will need to help serve cider and hot chocolate during the Christmas at Cannonsburgh event from6-9 pm each night.
Dec.  12 - Our Christmas PARTY!  Bring something to munch on and a small, wrapped piece of your own artwork to swap in our gift exchange.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

November newsletter!

 Hi everyone, I apologize for this post in advance.  I've tried 3 times and it still has a bunch of random numbers (possibly our blog address) over the top of the words.  I think you can still read enough to get the idea.

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter   November        
                Please note that our Eatin’ Meetin’ will be cancelled in October because it falls directly on Halloween night.
                November’s teacher will be Marilyn Brisbois, who will show us how to do watercolors on YUPO paper.  I’ve repeated the class list, since we won’t have classes in December. She will have some YUPO to buy if you don’t have your own.  I’ve checked, and Jerry’s does not currently have any.  Please let us know if you will be attending and need the paper so she can get a rough estimate of how much to buy.  Full sheet (22x26) is $3.50, 9x12 is $1.50, 11x14 is $2.00.
                The MidSouth fall exhibit will be happening from Nov. 7-21.  We are asked to bring our paintings (16x20 or smaller, please) to the bank (just off the square) on Mon. afternoon between 2:30 and 4.  Please help – We need enough art to fill 4 of our panels.
                The gallery is now officially closed until the spring re-opening.  However, we WILL be open for Christmas at Cannonsburgh on Dec 9 and 10 from 6-9 pm.  We will serve hot chocolate, cider and small treats in the gallery.
                For those of you who don't know, we recently did a filming for the Tennessee Crossroads Show on PBS.  It will be up on their website soon.  http://www.youtube.com/user/TNCrossroadsTV
Also, here's a brief  "teaser" shot of Missy (teacher), Debbie, Suzanne, Bobbie V., Bob B., and Carol.
http://wnpt.org/productions/crossroads/v2/
Here is their Facebook link: 
http://www.facebook.com/TNCrossroads  . We're under the "Happy Halloween” section.  Also, it will be available on YouTube and on a disc that we can copy, so we can show all our friends.
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7325022001197670914-4605121297772586935?l=murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com                Bobbie Ventura will be working on a scrapbook and an updated framed collage for the entryway.  If you have images, please send them to her ASAP.
      Directories are here.  If you need one, see Suzanne.
      The new Linebaugh Artist of the Month is Aubrie Gerardi.  Congratulations Aubrie!  If anyone is interested in becoming an Artist of the Month for the 2012 year, please contact Claire.
                Our wine and cheese event has a NAME!  It will be called “A Taste of Art” and will be held on May 12 from 7-9 pm in conjunction with the Arts Month of the Murfreesboro Bicentennial Celebration.  If you know caterers or people in the wine business, please ask them for donations in exchange for advertising.  See Phyllis (committee chair) for more info.
                Congratulations to Mark, who sold a print at the symphony.
                Much of our October business meeting was spent working out ideas for grants for possible children’s programs at the gallery and murals in area schools.  This should be very exciting as we get more details!
                We will vote on officers at the next business meeting on November 28.  So far, we have running for office:  Nanette Mathe for president, Debbie Haggard for vice president, Phyllis Razo for secretary, Katheryn Carroll for recording secretary, and Suzanne LeBeau for corresponding secretary (which will include newsletters and online correspondence now)
     

Supplies for the YUPO class:
·      approx $2 for an 11x14 sheet of      YUPO paper
·      Palette knife
·      paper towels
·      watercolor paints
·      palette
·      your choice of brushes (at least one big brush)
·      2" small foam rollers with rounded edges (like at Home Depot) and a 4” roller if you want*NOTE:  I couldn’t find the ones with rounded edges, so I’ll improvise for mine.  We can share these, too if you don’t want to buy one.
·      light pencil
·      tissues

Important dates to remember:
·   Oct. 31 – No meeting due to Halloween
·   Nov. 7, 14, and 21 YUPO watercolor classes 7-9 pm
·   Nov. 28 – Business meeting – vote on new officers!
·   Dec. 5 – Decorate gallery for Christmas at Cannonsburgh
·   Dec. 9 & 10 – Help at Christmas at Cannonsburgh from 6-9 pm
·   Date TBA – Christmas Party

Interesting stuff :
·   Here’s a cool site that I found: http://festivalnet.com/state/tennessee/tn.html  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tennessee Crossroads show

For those of you who don't know, we recently did a filming for the Tennessee Crossroads Show on PBS.  I was not home to see the show today, but it is supposed to re-play on Sunday at 10 am.  It will also be up on their website soon.  http://www.youtube.com/user/TNCrossroadsTV
Also, here's a brief "teaser" shot of Missy (teacher), Debbie, Suzanne, Bobbie V., Bob B., and Carol.
  http://wnpt.org/productions/crossroads/v2/
Also, here is their Facebook link:  http://www.facebook.com/TNCrossroads  We're under the "Happy Halloween section.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October newsletter

Some of you might have noticed that we did not have a September newsletter.  We are moving from having it published at the end of the month to the beginning, so are skipping Sept.


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter           October
      Please note that our Eatin’ Meetin’ will be cancelled in October because it falls directly on Halloween night.
      Our art teacher for the month of October will be Mark Jackson.  He is an acrylic artist who does fabulous western art and cows.  We will do a tractor in front of an old farm building.  If you haven’t gotten the supply list and/or references, contact Mark or Suzanne.
      November’s teacher will be Marilyn Brisbois, who will show us how to do watercolors on YUPO paper.  We’ve been asked to put the supply list out earlier, so her list is below. She will have some YUPO to buy if you don’t have your own.  I’ve checked, and Jerry’s does not currently have any.  Please let us know if you will be attending and need the paper so she can get a rough estimate of how much to buy.

Supplies for the YUPO class:
·      approx $2 for an 11x14 sheet of      YUPO paper
·      Palette knife
·      paper towels
·      watercolor paints
·      palette
·      your choice of brushes (at least one big brush)
·      2" small foam rollers with rounded edges (like at Home Depot) and a 4” roller if you want
·      light pencil

      Special thanks go out to all those who helped with the Center for the Arts exhibit – either set-up, showing your work, making goodies/helping with the reception, or taking down.  Also, thanks go to those who shared their work at the symphony exhibit.  Both were well received and Harry even sold some of his photos. 
Bobbie Ventura will be working on a scrapbook.  If you have images, please send them to her ASAP.
      Tennessee Crossroads will be airing our episode on either Oct. 20 or 27.  We will let you know in advance which date they choose.  Also, it will be available on YouTube and on a disc that we can copy, so we can show all our adoring fans! (OK, so I really mean our friends and family.)
      Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church is having Festival of Art and Crafts on Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  If anyone would like to go in together to share a booth, contact Suzanne.
      Wilson bank’s home office in Lebanon is having an October fest on Oct. 15 and 16.  They have a fine arts competition and a photography competition.  For more info:  
      Directories are here.  If you need one, see Suzanne.
      We will NOT have kids art camp at Fall Break
      The wine and cheese event has been postponed until May, when the city of Murfreesboro will be focusing on the arts.
                We have introduced the idea of having officers elected every 2 years and staggering the terms.  This must be brought up for a vote by the general membership.  It was discussed at the meeting and decided that we need to vote on the official written change in the bylaws to change this.  It will be done at our October meeting.  We will also have 2 openings for recording secretary and corresponding secretary.  If you are interested, let a board member know.  (We are splitting up the job descriptions to include an additional computer person, due to the increased computer presence.)
      The new Linebaugh Artist of the Month is Laura Dillard.  Congratulations Laura!
      Debbie H. brought up the idea of a school mural project at Barfield Elementary.  If you have contacts with an art teacher at an area school, please let us know, so we might do a project with them, also.              
 
Important dates to remember:
·   Oct. 3,10,&17 – Acrylic classes with Mark Jackson (7-9pm)
·   Oct. 6 – Friends of Cannonsburgh
·   Oct. 7 – Lantern tours (gallery open)
·   Oct. 22 – Fiber Festival (gallery open)
·   Oct. 24 – Business meeting
·   Oct. 31 – No meeting due to Halloween

Interesting stuff :
There are over 50 festivals and events in TN this month.  Many of them will have art/crafts booths.  See the site below for more info.
·   Here’s a cool site that I found: http://festivalnet.com/state/tennessee/tn.html  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.



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Symphony show

Debbie and Diane showing their work

Mark's acrylic works

More by Mark

Works by Debbie H, Diane S, and Jenny J

Works by Debbie H, Diane S, Jenny J, and Suzanne L

Works by Jenny J, Suzanne L, and Diane S

More works by Diane S

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Center for the Arts show

 We will have our reception for the Center for the Arts show (near the square in Murfreesboro TN) next Friday, September 9.  We'll have goodies and punch from 5-7.  Come on out and join us and then stay to see the opening of  "Anything Goes," a Cole Porter musical.  We'll see if I can make this link work, or just type it in YouTube.  I'll bet you've heard of it and didn't know it!








Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Newsletter


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter – August
         The Adams Place judging/show was a lot of fun.               
      If you are planning to enter the contest for the logo for the Friends of Cannonsburgh, get working!  It is due Thurs., Sept. 1.  It should have some sort of graphic representing Cannonsburgh and have the words “Friends of Cannonsburgh.”
      Center for the Arts show set-up is Thurs., Sept. 1 from 11-2.  We will hang up until 4:30.  Each person is asked to bring up to 5 pieces.  People are asked to bring an artist’s statement and hammers.  Claire will buy some of the hooks.  Take-down is Sept. 29.
      The Symphony is September 22.  We will have Mark as the featured artist as well as 3 members for the regular gallery display.  We need 3 volunteers!  NOTE:  Each artist only gets ONE ticket this year, and you have to RESERVE it 2 weeks prior!  You need to set up between 5-6pm, smile and greet people before and at intermission, and take down around 8:30-9.  That’s all there is to it!  Please let us know by Sept. 5 (next Monday) if you can do it.
      Bobbie Ventura will be working on a scrapbook.  If you have images, please send them to her ASAP.
      Special thanks go to several members for all the prep work that went into the Tennessee Crossroads filming.  Debbie H. organized the whole thing!  Claire, Suzanne, and Bobbie B cleaned the gallery, and Suzanne repainted the sign.  Everything looked great and the class and interviews were well planned.  Mary Miller Veasy (Missy) was our oil painting teacher.  Debbie H., Clarice and Claire had interviews.  The whole filming process was very exciting.  The folks at Tennessee Crossroads will let us know when the show airs and will give us a dvd to copy.  We are also now linked to their facebook page. Go check it out.  Go to Tennessee Crossroads and scroll down to August 15th.
      Directories are here.  If you need one, see Suzanne.
      The wine and cheese event has been postponed until May, when the city of Murfreesboro will be focusing on the arts.
      Titus Bartos is a photographer in Murfreesboro who is trying to improve his portfolio.  He is offering artists and musicians free photo sessions until Sept. 30.  Go to Made in Murfreesboro to check it out.
      We have introduced the idea of having officers elected every 2 years and staggering the terms.  This must be brought up for a vote by the general membership.  We will vote on it at the next general meeting on Sept. 26.
      The new Linebaugh artist of the Month is Nanette Mathe.  Congratulations Nanette!
      Our art teacher for the month of September will be Mike Battenburg.  He is a member of the Oil Painters of America and his work can be found in many collections across America.  His work includes Still Life, Seascapes, Landscapes and Figures.
      Other upcoming art teachers are Mark Jackson, who will teach acrylics in October and Marilyn Brisbois, who will teach watercolors on YUPO paper in November.
Suzanne


Supplies for the Mike Battenburg classes:
Oil Colors: #30 Winton Oil Color (Phthalo Blue) #8 Winton Oil Color(Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue) #1 Winton Oil Color (Alizarin Crimson) #40 Winton Oil Color(Titanium White)
Or just get a cobolt blue, cad yellow light, alizarin crimson and a white
Brushes: #4, #6, #8 or #9 filberts or flats, the cheaper the better, make sure they are not real soft or flimsy.
Oderless turpentine & something to put it in, or mineral spirits  (We have baby food jars.)
Canvas: 8x10 or 11x14 primed, not extra fine or smooth
Palette: any kind will do, mine is a 14" wooden
Paper Towels                 

Important dates to remember:
·   Aug. 29 – Regular Eatin’ Meetin’ 7 pm!! (bring food and recent work to share.)
·   Aug. 30 , 2pm – Judge at Adams Place.
·   Aug. 30 – Logo due for Friends of Cannonsburgh.  Give to Phyllis.
·   Sept. 1-29 –Center for the Arts exhibit.  See details in newsletter.
·   Sept 5, 12, and 19 – Oils with Mike Battenburg.  See list of supplies in newsletter.
·   Sept. 22 –Symphony exhibit.  3 volunteers needed!

Interesting stuff :
·   Here’s a fun new twist on art – Bent Objects
·   Here’s a cool site that I found: http://festivalnet.com/state/tennessee/tn.html  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.

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