Thursday, July 25, 2013

July newsletter -see oil contest below

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter July, 2013    
   Howdy people!  It’s been a long time.  Nanette is out of town, so I’ll be sending this for July. –Suz-
   If you missed the last meeting, it was an exciting one.  We got accepted into the Stone’s River Crafter’s Association.  That is the group that does the studio tour each fall.  All MAL members will be able to put pieces up to be judged (soon – contact us ASAP if this interests you!  We need to know by mid August!)  5 or 6 members will be juried into the show.  We will also have several crafters using our tables.  This is a huge honor, since very few 2-d artists are accepted into the show.
     A big thank you goes out to all the folks who helped with Uncle Dave Macon Days.  We had between 500 and 1000 each day for 3 days and made several sales.
   Art camp went well.  We had 15 kids.
   Phyllis is resuming her Friday watercolor classes.  They are from 9-noon each Friday for $25. If you are interested, contact Phyllis Razo at 
   This next Monday, July 29, will be our Eatin’ Meetin’ with special guest Eric Snyder from Todd Gallery at MTSU, who will help us evaluate how to improve our gallery.  Bring finger foods and some of your latest works to show off.
   Karen Brackman will be teaching mixed media at the August classes.  These require advanced registration, so please sign up early.  You can contact NanetteSupplies for the classes are as follows:
August 5 - Pussy Willows: 1 10 x 20 white stretched canvas, 1 Pentel Gold Pen; 1 (very fine) #005 Micron Black Pen; 1 (fine) #08 Micron Brown Pen and 1 medium point brown pen; 1 tube White gouache, one paint brush that comes to a nice point #6.
August 12 - Queen Anne Lace:  1 10 x 20 white stretched canvas; 1 #05 Micron Archival Ink Pen; 1 smaller tipped paint brush that comes to a nice point.  Bring #005 Micron Pen and White gouche from first class.
August 19 - Clump of Birch Trees on fabric: Karen will purchase the material that we will be drawing the trees on.  Black pen from previous class and white gouche or white acrylic can be used.
   We will be switching the gallery out for the fall and winter show on the following dates:  Aug 17, 18, 24, and 25.
   We will NOT be meeting on Aug 26 due to a “Game Night” at Cannonsburgh that evening.  We’ll let you know if we need to help at that event AND if we have to re-schedule our business meeting.
   Cannonsburgh is having their huge yard sale on Aug 24, from 7-1.  We can set up on the porch (in the shade!)  All proceeds go to MAL.  If you want your own booth, they are $10 and you keep your proceeds.  Please price your own stuff.  We’ll meet at 5 on Fri to bring a load or you can bring it in the morning at about 5:3—6, but I don’t know how easy it will be to get in.
   Emery’s Fine Art Gallery is hosting an oil painting competition.  It is to be 20 x 24 oil on canvas.  The subject should be a sunset.  It is due Sept. 1 at his gallery -1601 Memorial Blvd.  He has a client that wants this, so winning will mean you sell your painting.
  

Upcoming MAL events: 
·   July 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’ with special guest Eric
·   Aug 5, 12, & 19 Mixed Media with Karen Brackman
·   Aug 24 – Cannonsburgh Yard sale
·   Aug 26 – NO meeting due to Cannonsburgh game night
·   Sept 2 – NO meeting LABOR DAY
·   Sept 9, 16, & 23 Acrylics with Mark Jackson
·   Sept 30 – biz mtg AND Eatin’ Meetin’

Terri Mosse’s display at Linebaugh

Terri is the artist of the month for July.

Suzanne will be the August artist of the month.

Harry Polny has photos up at the Rotunda in the Wetlands exhibit.

Carol Berning has paintings in the pocket gallery at Moxie’s with a reception this Saturday, July 27 at noon.


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Important business on Monday

If you are a member, we have an important business meeting coming up on Monday, July 22. We need as many members present as possible since we have to vote on something important and beneficial to you. Come to see what it is! (and NO, I'm not telling what it is on here!  lol) 7-9 pm at the gallery

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Uncle Dave Macon Days

We'll have the gallery open for the long weekend of Uncle Dave Macon Days!  We'll be open from 10-4 on Friday, in addition to our regular Saturday (10-4) and Sunday (1-4) hours.  If you love bluegrass music, clogging competitions, Ricky Skaggs, and lots of great atmosphere, come on out and join us!

For more information, click the link. http://events.tennessean.com/event/detail/441738316/36th_Annual_Uncle_Dave_Macon_Days_Festival

July Newsletter

Our July classes will be taught by Phyllis Razo. She is a wonderful watercolor artist. She has asked we bring the following supplies:
Regular watercolors
Watercolor paper
Masking fluid
Round brushes

Please join us on Monday July 1, 8, 15 in our Gallery for the class.

On Monday, July 22 we will have our monthly business meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

On Monday, July 29 we will have our “eat and meet” meeting. There will be a special guest, Eric Snyder who is the Director for the art gallery at MTSU and the coordinator for the Rotunda art exhibits. He has looked at our gallery and has suggestions for changes and improvements to optimize showing our art. Please plan on bringing a dish to share for the “eat” part and staying to “meet” Eric.

All meetings will begin at 7:00pm.

Uncle Dave Macon Days are July 12 – 14. Please bring in a piece or two of your work to show for this weekend.

Phyllis also teaches a 3-hour watercolor class on Friday mornings in our Gallery, 9 – 12noon. The cost is $25 per session. Please join us.

July Artist of the Month at the Linebaugh Library is Terry Mossé. August is Suzanne LeBeau.

For August we will have Karen Brackman teaching in our Gallery. Here is her subject and supply list:

August 5 - Pussy Willows
Supplies needed: 1 10 x 20 white stretched canvas, 1 Pentel Gold Pen; 1 (very fine) #005 Micron Black Pen; 1 (fine) #08 Micron Brown Pen and 1 medium point brown pen; 1 tube White gouache, one paint brush that comes to a nice point #6.

August 12 - Queen Anne Lace
Supplies needed:  1 10 x 20 white stretched canvas; 1 #05 Micron Archival Ink Pen; 1 smaller tipped paint brush that comes to a nice point.  Bring #005 Micron Pen and White gouche from first class.

August 19 - Clump of Birch Trees on fabric.
Supplies needed: Karen will purchase the material that we will be drawing the trees on.  Black pen from previous class and white gouche or white acrylic can be used.

Karen will bring plenty of pens to experiment with.  Jerry's Artarama carrys the 10 x 20 canvas for approx. $8.57.  Michaels, The Plaza, and Jerry's all sell pens individually rather than purchasing a full set.
Please register for the August classes as the number attending is limited to 15. Email Nanette at nmathe1951@gmail.com to register.