Friday, November 12, 2010

Member Art

Beautiful Dream © Helen Minton

© Claire Justine Smith
Water color

Autumn Gold © Helen Minton

Winter Set, oil pastel © Claire Justine Smith

© Jeff Mayfield
Photography and Watercolor

© Jeff Mayfied
Photography and Watercolor

Gumbo Anyone? ©  Carol Berning
Oil on 11x14 canvas board

In a Land Far, Far Away © Carol Berning
Oil on 18x24 canvas

Black and White series # 4   © Debbie Mayfield

© Debbie Mayfield

Cold, Winter Day © Phyllis Razo

Donnie Ross © Phyllis Razo 

Union © Suzanne LeBeau

Dante's Tree ©  Suzanne Lebeau

Paper Painting Collage © Heloise Shilstat
Paper Painting Collage © Heloise Shilstat

 © Bobbie Ventura

 © Bobbie Ventura

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Members Notice

Claire Smith has requested member paintings be submitted for gallery hanging at Cannonsburgh for the month of November thru December 13, 2010.  Paintings can be brought to the Art  League, Friday of this week and Monday of next week.

***Paintings can be removed to be taken home for your holidays or left through the New Year.  She would like paintings of winter scenes and holiday pictures to decorate the Art League space for the holidays.

****Claire also needs help for 2 candle light tours at Cannonsburgh on November 12th and  November 19th from 7-9 pm. 
If you can help by being there as people walk through the gallery please call Claire as soon as possible.
If you have questions you can call Claire at 615-459-0943.

Web page notice....
***Also, several of you have already signed up for the automatic delivery of the webpage postings to be delivered to your in box.  When signing up with Feed burner, the box on the sidebar of the MAL blog, they will send you a confirmation email after you put in your email address. 
Once you do this, go to your email box and click on their email to you to verify that you signed up for the MAL blog and that it is not a spam program invading the site. 
****If you do not verify their email to you, it will not began sending the postings to you
The benefit to feedburner is that you will receive notice of new classes that are available, soon as they are made public.  If you have any questions regarding the Feed Burner you can email me.
If you have a web link for your art and would like it included be sure and email me, Debbie Turner Chavers

**I am also putting a slideshow on the web page of member art that will play when the public is on the blog.  If you, a MAL member would like to have your artwork included.
Send me 2 (two) pictures via email  that you would like to have on the slide show.  If you have photo software that can reduce the pixels and size to large or small web size, please resize before sending.  This will cut down on some of my time needed to format for the web page/slideshow.  Send me the title of the work and your name.  
You are an important part of the Murfreesboro Art League. The art league will only be as successful as our combined efforts

Art does more than create a beautiful space,  it defines the mood of its inhabitants.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mixed Media Exhibit -Jeff Mayfield

Jeff Mayfield, currently has a series of mixed media painting on exhibit at the StoneCrest Medical Center on Sam Ridley Parkway.

July - December 2010
Exhibit at StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee
"STOPS Along the Way"
The Stone Crest Medical Center of Smyrna, TN
Presents Works by Jeff Mayfield
An "Art for Healing Project"


Jeff Mayfield captures beauty with both brush and lens. Whether he is
pausing to adjust the "stops" on his camera for a photograph or pausing
to adjust his perspective for a watercolor painting, his works reveal
glimpses and interpretations of artist Jeff Mayfield’s individual journey
through life. His works capture some of the moments and memories that have molded and enriched his life and character. These images present
Mayfield’s personal visual “scrapbook”, but can also be viewed as cultural universals. The artist hopes that his images will spark remembrances of special times in the lives of the viewer.
Recently, I have combined both of my favorite mediums, black and white photography and watercolor. I now create a mixed media painting which starts with a carefully planned and developed black and white photograph printed on 140 lb. watercolor paper. The image is then painted with transparent watercolors allowing the message in the image to be further emphasized through specific areas of color.

Artist’s Statement

"Art uses many mediums to communicate with one's emotions and spirit. For me, visual
media express my feelings, thoughts and ideas.
My work uses the visual arts to communicate emotional and spiritual messages through
treatment of scenes and objects of daily life.

“I hope my art will speak to you."
Jeff Mayfield

Brief Biography

Jeff Mayfield captures beauty with both brush and camera. Self-taught artist Mayfield has been pursuing his craft for over a decade. His industrial photos appear in numerous publications and professional venues. Mayfield shares his paintings and photographs at shows, corporate collections and galleries. His work can also be viewed at  . Mayfield’s formal education earned him a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1983, a career in public accounting, eighteen years as the Chief Financial Officer for Quality Industries in LaVergne, Tennessee and now his current position as the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Murfreesboro Art League
Past Board Member and Officer
Rutherford County, Tennessee

Mr. Mayfield welcomes your inquiries and/or feedback regarding his work.
Feel free to contact him through any of the following paths:
Telephone: 615-220-5433


Presents works by