Monday, September 29, 2014

New drawing class starting this Thurs, Oct. 2

We will be doing an in-depth, beginner's drawing class starting on Thurs., Oct. 2 and continuing on every Thursday night in October. Times are from 7-9. Pencils and erasers will be provided, but we ask that you bring your own sketch pad that is at least 11x14. Cost is only $60 for all 5 classes! You can't beat that! Contact Phyllis at for more info or to sign up.

Monday, September 1, 2014

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September newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter – Sept. 2014

September classes: Most of September will be “open studio” nights. Bring your own project and work on it. If you are still working on the things from the abstract class, this is a good time to FINISH it. Don’t leave it lying around half done for a year! (not that I have EVER done that – lol!!)
We will have one drawing class on Sept. 22. Does anyone have any requests? If not, we will discuss types of shading to make things look more 3 dimensional.

September Artists of the Month: This month, we are starting something new! In addition to our artist of the month who shows over at the Linebaugh Library, we will also have a special wall to highlight one of our own. This month, the Linebaugh artist of the month is Marilyn Brisbois. The featured artist at our gallery will be Bobbie Bittner. This will be a great way to showcase the gallery in local media. Speaking of this, do we have someone who is good at writing articles? We’d love to have a PR person!!

Now that the Autumn season is upon us, it is time to switch over our paintings at the gallery. Each person is encouraged to bring between 1 and 5 or 6 pieces, preferably Fall or Winter themed, still lifes or abstracts. (This is not set in stone, just some ideas!) Please bring your paintings on one of the first 2 Monday nights during our open studio time.(Sept 1 or 8)

Showing your art – Here’s an extra opportunity to show your art! The Mayday Brewery (just up the street) will be having art shows now. The next one is Vintage Circus - Oct 2 - Nov 6– Submissions due Sept 25!
If you are interested in submitting for any of these shows - please contact Dawna at for more info. Submissions should be sent at least one week prior to when the show is to be hung.

We will not be doing the Center for the Arts this fall. They are going with a new format and want it to be more individual shows. I’m sure if you have plenty of art, you are welcome to contact them to exhibit there yourself!

Dates to remember:
·         Sept 1, 8, 15,  – Open Studio time
·         Sept 22 – Drawing class
·         Sept 29 – Members’ business meeting AND Eatin’ Meetin’.

art work by Bobbie Bittner - featured artist

Ernest Newsom has a cd for sale! It is eight tracks of easy listening sax music, "MAKE A WAY" that can be downloaded either as selected tracks or the whole CD. One can go to
He also will be performing at the Loveysjazz CafĂ© (Journey Pointe Church 1267 Middle TN Blvd on Sept 6 beginning around 7:30pm The admission is $15.00 at the door and $10.00 on line

art work by Marilyn Brisbois - Linebaugh artist of the month

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