Tuesday, August 28, 2012

september newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter Sept. 2012    
     Oh, we have had a fabulous, busy August!  The oil painting classes with Mary “Missy” Miller Veazie were a huge success, with so many members some nights, we were practically “busting at the seams!”  She is an excellent teacher, who has a particular ease with her students.  If you are interested in taking other classes with her, contact The Attic School of Art. http://theatticartschool.com/
     We still have several members with artworks up in the Rotunda.  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, please do so before Sept. 7!  This is also a reminder to those members who are exhibiting there – Don’t forget to get your pieces down.
     As you step outside the Rotunda, hop on over (well, you don’t have to literally HOP, of course!) to the Linebaugh Library to check out our Artist of the Month.  Suzanne has it until the end of August, when _______ (Fill in your name here) takes over.  That’s right, we’ve had a change and do NOT have an artist for September.  If you are a beginning artist with not too many pieces, this is a great opportunity for you!  It is an enclosed glass shelf unit with 3 shelves. Six or nine pieces will be enough.
     While you are on your little art tour, check out the MidSouth Bank exhibit downtown.  Some of our members brought works to be displayed there this month.  They will be shown through September 17.
     Another great art event this September will be the Greenway Art Festival on September 15 from 10-4 at Old Fort Park on the Stones River Greenway. Here’s the application if you want to register and to get more info about it.
    If you don’t have your stuff together in time to do the Greenway Festival, never fear!  We have 2 more ways to show your work and be seen.  In October, we will have our annual Center for the Arts Show.
     Also, the gallery will be participating in the Wilson Bank Oktoberfest at their main branch in Lebanon.  This is a big festival with car show and competitions.  There are several prize categories for fine art, as well as photography!  Check it out here: http://www.wilsonbank.com/2008/mirror/oktoberfest.htm#contests
       Remember: We will not have a meeting on Sep 3 due to the Labor Day Holiday!
    The rest of September will be “free paint” month.  Bring whatever media you prefer and get busy.  Just for a little focus, we will have some still life areas set up on Sept. 10 and discuss what elements make a good set-up.  On Sept. 17, we will take turns posing for each other in a “live model” workshop.  We will have time limits, so you are forced to look at the big picture instead of messing with fiddly details.  Bring lots of sketch paper (or typing paper) and pencil or charcoal if you want to participate in this.
     We are in need of volunteers for this Sat and Sun! Please e-mail me at suzanne.lebeau@att.net.

Upcoming MAL events: 
·   Sep 3- NO MEETING – Labor Day
·   Sep 15 – Greenway Festival
·   Sep 10- Free paint day –still life set-up
·   Sep 17 – MidSouth exhibit comes down
·   Sep 17 –Free paint day – live models
·   Sep 24 – Member meeting
·   Oct 2-30  – Center for the Arts Exhibit
·   Oct 5 – Center for the Arts Reception 5-7
·   Oct 1, 8, 15 Palette knife painting with Clarice
·   Oct 20-21 – Wilson Bank Oktoberfest (PRIZES!)
·   Oct 22 – Member meeting VOTING! *board meeting tba
·   Oct 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’


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Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter
August 2012    
   Ok, so things at the art league have been a little wonky lately, but will soon return to their regular state.  The air conditioner has been fixed.  Boy howdy! You don’t really appreciate things until they break!  Thanks to everyone who braved the heat for Uncle Dave Macon Days!
   Last month, the pastel class was held the LAST 2 Mondays of the month.  Thanks for being flexible Katie, and thanks for teaching the class! 
   This month, our oil teacher, Mary “Missy” Miller Veazie had a death in her family and had to miss the first week.  We switched her classes to the LAST 3 weeks of the month and moved our meeting to the first to accommodate.  We already have a large number, so if you haven’t already registered, you are welcome to come, but setting up extra easels will be difficult. *(supplies in sidebar)
   Several of our artists, Harry, Suzanne, Marilyn, and Carol B (along with several others) have works at the Rotunda for a special show celebrating the bicentennial of Murfreesboro.  Reception is TONIGHT- Thurs, Aug 9 from 4:30-6pm.  The show runs through Sept 7.
   We have a special event this Friday evening at Cannonsburgh.  They have asked us to have the gallery open.  We’ll be there painting and chatting with visitors, so come on out and join us.
   The MidSouth Bank exhibit will be set up on Aug. 20 from 2-4 and will run until Sept. 17.  Keep pieces 16x20 or under please.
   On Aug. 25, at least 2 of our members (Carol Berning and Heloise Shilstat) will have works on display at the Art Barn’s August Art Jubilee.  We will be taking a roadtrip to go visit them.  This might be something we want to try in the future.
   We will be switching our MAL gallery out on Sept. 8th.  If you have some fall/winter paintings, please bring them in on a weekend.(Sat 10-4 or Sun 1-4)  We will NOT be switching during the oil classes due to space limitations and/or class interruptions.  If you bring something on a Monday night, we will hang it on the weekend, and you can pick up your old work the following Monday.
   Classes for the month of Sept. will be:  Sept. 3 – No class due to Labor Day Holiday, Sept. 10 – Free paint (We will have some still life displays set up if you want to practice those.), Sept. 17 – Free paint and sketching live models.  October will be palette knife painting with Clarice.  November will be watercolors, but the teacher hasn’t been determined yet.
   I am the artist of the month at the Linebaugh Library.  Come check it out.  We still need ONE more person to be it for September.
   Art camp had 13 children participate.  It was fun and informative.  According to questionnaires, parents want it again at fall break.
   Just a note:  Things are looking up economically!  MAL members have sold at least 7 pieces since the beginning of the year!  Woo hoo!

Upcoming MAL events: 
·   Aug 13, 20, &27- oil classes FULL
·   Aug 20-Sept 17- MidSouth Bank exhibit
·   Aug 25- Roadtrip to the Art Barn art fair
·   Sep 3- NO MEETING – Labor Day
·   Sep 10- Free paint day –still life set-up
·   Sep 17 –Free paint day – live models
·   Aug 25 – Fine art show at the ArtBarn

Oil class supplies:  Missy will supply photos.
Brushes- a couple round brushes sizes from size 2 to 8. Filberts are what we will use the most so a few sizes of this, a 6 or 8 is a good choice. A bright brush is helpful in some cases but not necessary. A rigger is necessary for signing your painting.
Odorless turpenoid – artist grade is best. 
Paper towels
Rubber gloves 
Canvas 11x14 or close to that size
Vine charcoal
Palette knife 

Limited palette of oil colors : titanium white, Cad medium yellow, yellow ochre,  cad red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, sap green,  if your colors are close to these but a different name, no problem.  Don’t put your colors on your palette until class if you want to be shown where it is best to place them.

 For questions and comments, please reply to the e-mail below for Suzanne.  Thanks!

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