Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

newsletter for December 2016

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter  Dec 2016

 

NOTE: The gallery will NOT be open to the public on weekends after Christmas at Cannonsburgh until we re-open in late April.   Enjoy the break from volunteering. If you want to keep your art on the walls until Spring, you may. We’ll switch out in April.


NEWS on the McKnight house:
Not much has changed. We are still waiting on updates.
December classes:
We will NOT have classes in December due to schedules that are CRAZY this time of year. We will only meet on Dec 5 for our Christmas Party.
Boro Art Crawl: The December Crawl will be next Friday from 6-9. We will have refreshments and live demonstrations. We will also have a drawing for a painting give-away!
Artists of the month:
Kylee Harrison will be our featured artist here in December and Janice Reeves will be the Linebaugh Library artist of the month!

Wilson Bank Oktoberfest:
We didn’t know, but Gloria Arndt also won two ribbons at Oktoberfest.     Her grandchildren also won ribbons in their categories.


Christmas at Cannonsburgh:
We will be open for this yearly event from 10-3 on Sat, Dec 3. Santa will visit and there will be activities throughout the village. We will have cookies and live demonstrations.

Business proposition:
If anyone is interested in teaching art, Mindful Care Adult Day Care is looking for a painting/ drawing teacher. If you want more info, contact Suzanne at suzanne.lebeau@att.net.
VOTING:
Our president Mark Jackson and Vice President Norma Holden will continue on with their second year. Treasurer Phyllis Razo will continue. Reba Hinkle will be our new corresponding secretary. We have no one in the position of recording secretary for 2017 at this time. If you feel you can do this job, please let us know.
Jan. and Feb, 2017 will be “Open Studio” time.
Angel Tree:
Instead of adopting one individual angel, we opted to give the check to the Domestic Violence Center. If you would like to help with this wonderful project, please email suzanne.lebeau@att.net.
Dates to remember:
·      Dec 3 – Christmas at Cannonsburgh (10-3)
·      Dec 5 – MAL Christmas Party (7-9)
·      Dec 9 – Boro Art Crawl (6-9)
Important News: Parking: We will still be parking in the village until the end of the year, but will follow safety issues for fire trucks. Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so fire truck can get through. Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant. THANKS!


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

November newsletter Sorry I don't know why formatting is wonky!

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter – Nov 2016



NEWS on the McKnight house:
Not much has changed. We are still waiting on updates.

November classes:
We will have OPEN STUDIO for our November dates of Nov 7, 14, and 21. Bring something you are working on. If you have questions, feel free to ask someone with more experience in that area.

Artists of the month: Reba Hinkle will still be our featured artist here at the gallery, and Linda and Eva Rex will be the Linebaugh Library artists of the month.

Wilson Bank Oktoberfest: Phyllis Razo entered the painting  competition this year. She won two 2nd place ribbons. Congratulations! If someone else entered and/or won, please let us know.
Halloween: Cannonsburgh has asked us to help with their Halloween festivities. We will do face painting from 2-5. If you can help, or want to hang out with us (in costumes, of COURSE) come on out!
NOMINATIONS: Mark and Norma will be on their second year of their terms. Phyllis is running again as treasurer and Reba is running as corresponding secretary. We still have an opening for recording secretary (taking and typing up the minutes.) If you would like to run, please let us know!Elections are NEXT MONTH and we still do not have anyone running for recording secretary. Please consider how you can help keep this organization running smoothly!

Special Thanks go out to Phyllis, Bobbie and Claire for helping with the school field trips (about 80 kiddos) and cleaning, decorating, and hanging paintings for the Oct Boro Art Crawl.
Artists of the month for November: Reba Hinkle will still be our gallery’s artist of the month. Linda and Eva Rex will be in the Linebaugh Library.

Christmas festivities: We will decorate for the Christmas season on Nov. 28. We will help at Christmas at Cannonsburgh on Dec 3 (maybe 10 – 3? more info later!), Then we have our own party with small gift exchange and potluck food. The final Boro Art Crawl for the year will be Dec 9.

Angel Tree: We have voted to adopt an angel this year. If you would like to help with this wonderful project, please email suzanne.lebeau@att.net.
Dates to remember:
·      Oct 31 – NO meeting due to Halloween Also Halloween at Cannonsburgh 2-5.
·      Nov 7, 14, and 21- Open Studio 7-9
·      Nov 28 – Member’s business meeting. ELECTIONS! Decorate for Christmas.
·      Dec 3 – Christmas at Cannonsburgh (daytime)
·      Dec 5 – MAL Christmas Party
·      Dec 9 – Boro Art Crawl
Important News: Parking: We will still be parking in the village until the end of the year, but will follow safety issues for fire trucks. Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so truck can get through. Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant. THANKS!


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LAST month's newsletter. I think I accidentally posted it to my OWN blog. lol

NEWS on the McKnight house:
If you haven’t heard the news, we will be moving into the McNight house (hopefully) by January. Mark is having discussions with Corey and Nate to finalize some plans.  We might not be able to do ALL the work this fall, but will do things as we are able on the upgrades to the house. Here’s the building if you haven’t seen it.

Greenway Arts Festival Thank you to everyone who helped with this event. Even though it rained heavily in the afternoon, we made about $125 for the booth.
Girl Scout Lock-in was a lot of fun, but hard work. Thank you to Gloria and Reba, who gave up Sat night (til 1 am!!) to help the girls paint banners. We had about 160 girls!
Artists of the month: Reba Hinkle will be our featured artist here at the gallery, and Gloria Arndt will be the Linebaugh Library artist of the month.
Boro Art Crawl is Oct 14 from 6-9. We will dress up, and some will do live painting. Bring goodies to share, please.
Wilson Bank Oktoberfest: We have entered these contests for years. They give cash for first place winners, and it is free to enter! Go here for instructions: https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/event/oktoberfest
NOMINATIONS: Mark and Norma will be on their second year of their terms. Phyllis is running again as treasurer and Reba is running as corresponding secretary. We still have an opening for recording secretary (taking and typing up the minutes.) If you would like to run, please let us know!
Dates to remember:
·         Oct. 3 Open Studio instead of regular class due to Fall Break 7-9 pm
·         Oct 10* and 17 – Encaustic (melted wax paintings) class with Beth Moore *Bring paintings 7-9 pm
·         Oct 12 – School tours and hanging new art
·         Oct 14 – Boro Art Crawl 6-9 pm
·         Oct 15 and 16 Oktoberfest in Lebanon
·         Oct 22 – Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh
·         Oct 24 – Business meeting
·         Oct 31 – NO meeting due to Halloween

Important News: Parking: We will still be parking in the village until the end of the year, but will follow safety issues for fire trucks. Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so truck can get through. Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant. THANKS!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

September Newsletter


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter – Sept. 2016


BIGGIE NEWS of the year!!!! We will be MOVING!Yes, you heard that right! Due to the issue of having Cannonsburgh locked up at night now, we will no longer be able to park near our present building after the first of the year. We have been given the option of moving to the McKnight house, which is still IN Cannonsburgh. It’s the first log cabin after you enter the new main gate – across from the blacksmith shop, next to the general store. A Scout is working on fixing it up for his Eagle Scout Award during the fall months. After deliberation of the pros and cons, we voted unanimously on this move. We would be able to park nearby, and the entrance would be OUTSIDE the gates, making it much easier for us to come and go. If we had specialty teachers, they could move their items in and out much easier, too. Day classes can resume, since students won’t have to haul their supplies by hand to the back of the village. We are very excited about this prospect as it moves forward. A task force has been established to work with the Scout and contractor as the improvements are being made.
September classes: No class on Sept 5. Heloise Shilstat will be teaching class on Sept 12 and 19 with torn paper. She has two options: bring a watercolor you aren't happy with, and plan to enhance it or "doctor it up" with torn paper. materials fee $1   or
Make a copy of a favorite impressionist picture. Attached is my version and the original by Hassan Childe. We can use books from the MAL library. Materials fee $5 (materials are mixed media paper, glue, parchment paper, acrylic spray) Straight edges, brushes for glue, magazines will be available.  

Here is Heloise’s torn paper mosaic based on a painting by Childe Hassam’s impressionistic painting.

A big Thank YOU ! goes out to all who helped run the gallery last month, helped out at the art crawl, Read to Succeed Day, and Wild Arts Day. These events keep us in the public eye and help with our mission statement of “promoting the arts for all ages in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.”
September Artists of the Month: Peggy will be the Linebaugh Library artist of the month, and Norma will remain ours here at the gallery.
Special Class: Ginger Oglesbie is having a class on Sept 17, Sat from 10-1. Class is called “Movement in Abstract” and will be a hands-on workshop. If you want more information on this class, email me at suzanne.lebeau@att.net.

Greenway Arts Festival is also on Sept 17. So far, we have SEVERAL artists that have said they will participate: Mark, Norma, Reba, and Gloria / Other potential artists are Bobbie, Phyllis, Rebekah, Janice. Please let us know if anyone else would also like to participate. (See email above.) With this many, we can probably do shifts, so we don’t have to be there all day! We have 2 tents, which Danny is sponsoring.
 
Dates to remember:
·         Sept 5 – NO class due to Labor Day
·         Sept 12 & 19  – Heloise Shilstat, torn paper
·         Sept 17 – Greenway Arts Festival
·         Sept 17 – Ginger Oglesbie’s abstract class (10-1)
·         Sept 24 – Girl Scout art event
·         Sept 26 – Members’ business meeting
Important News: Parking: We will still be parking in the village until the end of the year, but will follow safety issues for fire trucks. Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so truck can get through. Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant. THANKS!


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

August 2016 News

Hi guys and gals! Here’s what is going on at MAL in the next month or so.
·         August classes and meetings:
o   Aug 1st Carol Nesvik Charcoal “rub-out”drawing A paper will be covered with charcoal by Carol in advance. We will use various tools to rub out the parts we want to be white. Cost $2 for materials supplied. If you have a kneaded eraser or electric eraser, you can bring those, too.
o   Aug 8th Clarice and Phyllis drawing. Join our founder Clarice Nelson and Phyllis Razo as they teach us some techniques for better drawing practices.
o   Aug 15th Ted and Clarice color pencil. Past president Ted Stanley and founder Clarice Nelson will help us learn the color mixing and blending effects you can get with colored pencils.
o   Aug 22 – regular members’ business meeting
o   Aug 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’ – Bring finger foods and some art you’ve done recently to share and/or have it critiqued if you want.
·         Aug 6 – Read to Succeed (back to school event) wants help with Face Painting from 10-1 (set-up at 9) in Cannonsburgh. We NEED some volunteers! Email Suzanne if interested. suzanne.lebeau@att.net
·         Tues, Aug 9 – “Bottoms” meeting – The city of Murfreesboro is having a meeting about how to improve our “Bottoms” areas. (They are talking about the low-lying areas around the river/creek system – including Cannonsburgh.) We need representatives. It will be at Patterson Park Community Center.
·         The August Boro Art Crawl will be on Fri, Aug 12 from 6-9 pm. We need people who can bring snacks (small finger foods), work the gallery, and/or paint. We have a door prize again. I will also post this on Facebook, so please send the invitations out to your friends or share the posts. Mention that YOU are a part of this and get some of them to come visit you!
·         Aug 20 – Wild Arts Day out at Barfield Crescent park. We’ll do face painting and show off our paintings/photos of NATURE items.  Interested: Suzanne, maybe Norma and Janice.
Mark your calendars!
·         Sept 5 – NO meeting: Labor Day
·         Sept 12 and 19 will be paper mosaics with Heloise Shilstat. This time, we will do a special watercolor base with the project, too. More details next month.
·         Sept 24 Girl Scout lock-in event at Stone’s River Mall from 9 pm to 1 am– painting on canvas bags or similar craft.
Misc business:
·         You should have received clickable Aug calendar for working. Please sign up quickly!
·         We need to switch out art. Please bring 5 new items (Well, new to us. J )We will hang and arrange new items at 5 pm on Aug 8. All new work should be brought BEFORE that date. (on Aug. 1) Remember: Members need to also WORK a slot at the gallery on weekends.
·         Parking: We will still be parking in the village but will follow safety issues for fire trucks. Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so truck can get through. Don’t park past end of building by garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant.
·         Norma and Mark have free stuff: tole mags, old books and glass.
·         Phyllis will show her work at Weirchert Realtors / The Andrews Group in Murfreesboro from now until the end of August.
·         Phyllis and Suzanne have works going up at Springhouse Theater in Smyrna from mid August to Nov. 15.
·         Interested in pushing your art a little further? Gayle Levee has her upcoming Fall and winter schedule here: http://gaylelevee.com/classes.html. Check it out!
·         If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Suzanne (suzanne.lebeau@att.net)

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Upcoming events

For some reason, this site won't let me edit the calendar on the right, so here are things in the near future:
July 11 (regular Mon night class from 7-9) Meditative doodling and mandalas
July 18 - Open studio time from 7-9. Bring something you are already working on or start a new project as we chat.
July 25 - regular business meeting
August 1, 8, and 15 - Drawing classes (Join founder Clarice Nelson along with member teachers Carol Nesvik, Phyllis Razo, Suzanne LeBeau, and Ted Stanley as we explore different aspects of drawing with pencils, charcoal, and colored pencils.
Aug. 12 - 6-9 Friday Boro Art Crawl
Aug. 22 - Business meeting
Aug. 29 - Eatin' Meetin' - Bring pot luck items and some art you want to discuss or show off!
Sept. 5 & 12 - Paper mosaics with Heloise Shilstat
Sept 19 - Open studio time (See above.)
Sept 26 - Business meeting

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Special Boro Art Crawl

This month, The Murfreesboro Art League will take part in the special TWO night Boro Art Crawl. We are stop #2 on the map. We will have a door prize - huge lake photo by Harry Polney. We will also have wine and cheese, as well as a few other goodies. Some of our members will be painting LIVE, too.

In addition, members Carol Berning and Suzanne LeBeau will be at Top of the Block (stop 5) and L&L Contractors (stop 24) They will also be painting live.

Thursday night, we will have shuttles going around to the various venues, or you can still walk. I'm not so sure that anyone actually CRAWLS! Lol - Hope to see you there! Check out the links to find out more. If you need the map, click on the Facebook banner.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1180536151959504/

or http://boroartcrawl.com/

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June Classes and events

On June 6, 13 and 20, Mark Jackson will be teaching us acrylics. This is always a MAL favorite, so come early to get situated.

On June 8, we will be part of the Summer Arts Jam in the plaza in front of the Rotunda in Murfreesboro from 5-8. It will be a blast with live music, food and lots of art!

On June 9 and 10, we will be a part of the Boro Art Crawl. It will be a special 2 night event with transportation running on Thurs night as part of the Tennessee Arts Commission's Convention in town. They run from 6-9.

On June 27, we will have our members' meeting from 7-9.

Here is the supply list for the June classes:
Acrylic Work Shop - June 6th, 13th, & 20th
Paints:
Cadmium White
Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Umber
Burnt Sienna
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
Yellow Ochre
Hookers Green
Chrome Oxide Green
Brushes: they can be old watercolor brushes or old (clean) oil brushes.
Just a small assortment of flats and rounds.
3/4” flat
1/2” flat
#2 round
#6 bristle fan
3 Canvas’: 8”x10
Something to put your paints on. I prefer a porcelian tray.
I personally use one that is 20” x 12” x 2” deep. The deeper the better, you will see why at the class.
Other Stuff: #2 Pencil, Kneaded Eraser, Transfer Paper, Scotch Tape, Paper Towels, Spray Bottle, Trash Bag
And a jump drive for your computer! It’s a surprise!
Oil / Acrylic
Water Color / Pencil
615-962-1335
boomermcbride03@gmail.com
Moxie Art is is a place where I have found many of the supplies I use especialy the porcelian tray.
Support the local guy if you can.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Upcoming classes and workshops with Gayle Levee

UPCOMING CLASSES AND WORKSHOP with Gayle Levée

For more information and to register, call me at 615-833-2480 or
contact me at www.gaylelevee.com.

Thursday classes: in Nashville, at Plaza. 8 weeks, starting June 23.

Independent study student
Morning: CONTINUING INDEPENDENT STUDY WITH GAYLE LEVÉE
Would you like personalized instruction in painting? Perhaps you have a project you would like to work on under Levée's tutelage. This class is for people who have worked with Gayle before, and want to take it to the next level. 9 AM - noon. $200. Only two slots left!
Child portrait underpainting
Afternoon: PAINTING CHILDREN FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
Much as I like to encourage people to paint from life, there are some subjects that just don't sit still! Children and babies sometimes just have to be painted from a photo. In this course I will show you how to capture the likeness of children while keeping the painting fresh and lively. You will learn how to capture those subtle skin tones and the fleeting expressions of childhood and infancy. 1 pm to 4 pm. $200.

Workshop: PAINTING IN THE BOSTON SCHOOL TRADITION

Thistledown
At the flowering of the golden age of American painting, a group of young artists traveled to Paris to study with the masters. There they encountered the Impressionists. These artists brought home a painting style which is the synthesis of Classical drawing and Impressionist color. You may recognize their names: R. H. Gammell, Edmund Tarbell, William McGregor Paxton, Jean-Leon Gerome, and Paul Delaroche.
Their art laid the groundwork for excellence in American Impressionism, and their instruction has carried this tradition to generations of American artists. I studied this method under Robert Douglas Hunter, who studied under R.H. Gammell.
I wish to offer this knowledge to you. This intensive three-day workshop will cover drawing, form and volume, color, light and air, composition and brushwork. Most importantly of all, I want to help you learn to see.
Workshop Details: July 15, 16, and 17, 9 am-4 pm, in Warehouse 521's beautiful creative space in Nashville, TN. $375.
Only 3 slots left!

For more information and to register, call me at 615-833-2480 or
contact me at www.gaylelevee.com.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

American Iris Society photo contest May 13-15, 2016

Region 7 of the American Iris Association invites you to participate in the inaugural Photography Contest at the 2016 regional meeting in Murfreesboro, TN. This contest is free and open to everyone with the exception of contest judges and the contest coordinator who are not eligible. A panel of judges will judge the photographs and their decisions will be final. Entry of photographs constitutes permission from Region 7 of the American Iris Society to publish photographs in their publications. There must be irises in the photograph and irises in the photographs should be of the genus Iris. Entries will be judged in the following six (6) classes:
 1. Irises in a landscaped garden, in a home garden, in a field or in nature.
 2. Events & tours (at an iris location), a child, a person or people with irises.
 3. Portraits of a single iris or multiple blooms of the same cultivar (please include the name of the variety of iris or irises if known).
 4. Iris photos with art effects, macro of bloom segments or irises from a different point of view.
 5. Photos of pets, wildlife, spiders, insects or garden art with irises (no individuals in the photo).
 6. Still life – vase of irises or any artistic design with irises.

Any photograph taken by a youth photographer (under 18) in any of the six (6) categories will be judged separately from the adult entrants. BEST IN SHOW and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD can be won by a youth or an adult.

1.Entries will be accepted in person or if you want to make special arrangements to mail entries to the contest coordinator, you may do so. (Please contact Andrew Buhler, Jr. at andrew.buhler@jostens.com or 931-552-7157.) Bring your photo entries to the show during the hours when horticulture entries are accepted – Sat., May 14, 2016, from 7am to 9am, CST, at Riverdale HS in Murfreesboro. All entries, ribbons and prizes must be on display for the entire show and under no circumstances may be picked up until after the show has ended. All entries must be picked up when the show closes at 5pm on Sat., May 15, 2016. Entries not picked up become the property of AIS Region 7 and may be used in future displays, websites and publications. Entries not picked up at the end of the show will not be mailed back to the exhibitor.
2.All entries must be the work of the exhibitor. Any changes to the original image must be the work of the exhibitor and includes manipulation, cropping and enhancing for color/clarity. All entries must celebrate the iris with images of one or more irises as required by the class. All classes are open to color or black and white photographs.
3.Since this is the first year for a photography exhibit/contest at the regional level, there is no time frame as to when the photograph was taken. If you have a great iris photo that was taken five years ago, we want you to enter the photograph into the competition!
4.Exhibitors may enter up to six different photographs – one entry per each of the six classes. For example, if a husband and wife team wants to enter photos into the contest, they both can do so. The husband may enter up to six photos (one in each class) and the wife may enter up to six other photos (one in each class).
5.For this inaugural year, we will accept all types of photographs – even images printed on copier paper – but would prefer all images to be printed on photographic paper. Matte, satin or glossy finishes may be used. The use of white borders around photographs will be accepted as well. The photographs don’t have to be mounted – but mounting is encouraged. You might want to mount each photograph on light weight, stiff card stock, matte board or foam core. Conventional matting may be used, but not required. There is no maximum exhibit size and there is no minimum image size. NO GLASS OR FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHS ALLOWED.
6.An index card must accompany each exhibit with the following information provided: name of photographer, city and state, iris club name, title of photograph, number of class entered, name of the iris or irises (if known) and any individuals in the photograph (if known). Youth entries need to also include name of the school the youth attends and current school grade. No points will be deducted if you don’t know the name of the iris in your photograph. PLEASE do not write this information directly on the back of your photograph and don’t paper clip the index card to your photograph as this may cause creasing on the photographic paper.
7.For class one (1), please identify the general area where the flowers were photographed.
8.Please indicate the top of the photograph on the back of the photo.
9.Names, signatures or other identifying marks on the front of the photograph will cause the disqualification of the image in the photo contest.
10Region 7 of AIS will exercise caution in safeguarding exhibits but cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged photographs.
11.Only one first, second, third may be given in each class if merited. Honorable Mentions may be awarded only in classes where the top three awards are given. One photograph will be awarded BEST IN SHOW by the judging committee. A PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD will be voted on by the general public during the hours of the horticulture show (2pm to 5pm).
12.Any questions regarding processes or rules will be answered by contacting Andrew Buhler, Jr. at andrew.buhler@jostens.com or 931-552-7157.
13.The recommended scale of points by which the classes are judged include:
a. Creativity - 25 points
b. Composition - 25 points
c. Craft/Technical Skill - 25 points
d. Content, Conformance and Interpretation of Class - 25 points
TOTAL - 100 points

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kids' Art Camp

      
We will be painting with watercolor and acrylic, drawing outside
using perspective, drawing still life set-ups, and having a good time!
You will go home with at least 2 paintings and several drawings/sketches.
July 11-15, 2016 - Beginners, must be going into 3rd grade or older
July 18-22, 2016 - Advanced, *must have prior Summer Art Classes or previous art tutoring.
July 25-29, 2016 – possible overflow week
All classes are from 9 to noon, with snack break.
Located at:
Cannonsburgh Historic Village
312 Front Street
Murfreesboro, TN,   (At the BACK of the Village! ! !)
Applications and more information available:


Thursday, April 14, 2016

new showing for one of our members

Our member, Heloise Shilstat, will have her art showcased at the Art Center of Cannon County from Wednesday thru May. She does fabulous torn-paper paintings. Here's a sample of one of her works.