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.

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:  It tells about all the upcoming music, arts, etc festivals in the surrounding area.

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