Thursday, October 25, 2012

November newsletter

Nov. 2012    
   Last month, I was shivering.  Right now I’m hot.  This is a crazy autumn.  Now that October is almost over, don’t forget to take your art from the Center for the Arts Show on Oct. 30.  Claire will be there from 1-4.  PLEASE pick up your pieces because Claire does not want to haul all of those over to the gallery by herself!!
   This Sat., Oct. 27 will be the Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh.  It will be 10-5.  Please let us know if you can help out.  Phyllis will be out doing cooking demonstrations.
   Monday will be our 5th Monday “Eatin’ Meetin.”  We will bring goodies to eat as well as our latest pieces to show off and/or have critiqued.  If you want to dress up, this can be our Halloween party.  Does anyone have any theme music, like the “Monster Mash?”
   The first Friday art event will be on Nov. 2 from 9-noon.  If you are unable to come help on the weekends, this might be the right gig for you!  Let us know if you can come.
   November will be our watercolor month.  Phyllis Razo will be teaching the classes on Nov. 5, 12, and 19.  During the first two classes, we will focus on painting copper, enamel, and china.  On the last class, she will show how to show texture and shadows.
Supplies for watercolor class:
v Watercolor paper (available for purchase if you don’t have any) at least 8x10
v Your choice of brushes, not for OILs
v Basic watercolor palette of colors, the better the quality, the better it will look!
v Something to mix your colors on.  A foam, ceramic, or plastic plate will work if you don’t have a palette.
v Tape and backer board if you want to tape it down

   Note:  Michael’s is having a great sale:  You can get a pad of watercolor paper or canvas at “buy one, get one for a penny” price until Oct 27th.  There is also a 50% off printable coupon.  (disclaimer:  I do NOT get paid for this, it is for your info only!)
   Cannonsburgh will be staying open until the end of December.  That means we will be staying open until then also!  Some of the folks who have worked all summer are getting burned out.  If you love this art league and want to help out, please contact Suzanne or any board member.
   Congratulations need to go out to our members that together won 8 ribbons at the Wilson Bank Oktoberfest art competition!  Joanne Cheramie, Heloise Shilstat, Ted Stanley, Katie Plummer, and Suzanne LeBeau all won awards.  We used the booth to get the word out about the gallery and show off some of our art.  We also sold a few pieces.
      Harry will photograph your work for $3.00 per image.  We had several people sign up for this in the last couple of weeks. 
    December events will include the Christmas Party as well as Christmas at Cannonsburgh.  Dates will be posted next month.
     The Fisk University field trip has been postponed.  If you signed up, talk to Claire on Monday to reschedule.          
We had elections on Monday night.  The following have been elected and will take over their new positions starting in January:  Suzanne LeBeau –president, Liz Farar – vice president, Phyllis Razo – treasurer, Nanette Mathe – secretary.  Congratulations! 


Upcoming MAL events: 
·   Oct 27 – Harvest Days
·   Oct 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’  Halloween edition!
·   Nov 5, 12, 19 - Watercolor with Phyllis Razo
·   Nov 26 – Members’ biz mtg – Planning for Christmas at Cannonsburgh and requests for classes next year.  There will be no more regular meetings until next year!
·   Dec (tbd) Christmas Party
·   Dec. 7 & 8 Christmas at Cannonsburgh

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wilson Bank Oktoberfest

Y'all come on out to the Wilson Bank Oktoberfest!  It is like a county fair with lots of booths and contests.  We have several members with paintings in the competitions and we have a booth INSIDE the bank.  It's like a free gallery show.  Of course, if you feel so inclined, you are always welcome to purchase pieces!  We also have some members with outside booths.  Check it out!  Click on the link for more info.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Center for the Arts show

I have posted the pictures for the Center for the Arts show on our facebook page.  You can go here and see them. 

I'll try to figure out how to post them on our current exhibitions page.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Women Painters of the Southeast

I didn't know if you were all aware that our own Carol Berning has been juried into the prestigious organization "Women Painters of the Southeast."  Please check out their blog:

or their facebook page:

If you are a woman and do representational work, you are eligible to try out for this, too.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Center for the Arts exhibit and "On Golden Pond"

Don't forget that we have the Center for the Arts Exhibit starting on Tuesday.  We will have the reception on Friday from 5-7, with drinks and finger foods.  The play that evening is "On Golden Pond."  If you need tickets for the play, or just want more info about it, check it out here:
  The exhibit will run through October 30.