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

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