Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January/February Newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter – Jan/Feb 2015
What? How can it be a new year again?
Don’t forget that it is time to pay your dues again! If you are currently a member, we respectfully ask that you pay your dues by March. If you cannot come to a meeting or class during that time, please contact our Treasurer, Phyllis Razo so you can work out a plan.

January and February Artists of the Month: Suzanne LeBeau was the artist of the month at the Linebaugh Library for the month of January. You still have time to check it out until Monday afternoon, Feb. 2. The February artist of the month will be new member, Beverly Hall. Go see the exhibit to see what she’s been up to.
NOTE: We will not have the artist of the month at the Murfreesboro Art League gallery during the months of Jan-April because Cannonsburgh is closed to the general public during these months.

Art Classes:
 We have several outside art teachers currently hosting classes in the gallery/classroom. Pam Hale is teaching on Thursday evenings, Mary Miller Veazie has classes on Friday morning, and Gayle Levee will be teaching oil, acrylic or water-mixable oil starting THIS Saturday. Pam and Mary’s classes are full and already in full swing! However, Gayle MIGHT  have some spaces, since her class has not started yet. Contact Gayle at 615-833-8480 or to schedule participation or for questions. For samples of some of her work, see

February Monday night classes

Our regular series of art classes starts back up on Feb. 2, 9, and 16. This month, we will be focusing on oil painting techniques. Our own founder, Clarice Nelson will start with a palette knife painting workshop. The other two Mondays will be taught by Danny Jones, past member who has recently returned to us. (YAY!) Supplies shown below!

Call for art
A juried art show/competition will be held in Smyrna. $15 entry per piece – cash prizes! Entries will be accepted between Feb 1 and 6. For more info:
Service Requests:
Since part of our mission statement is to spread art in the community, we are asking for help at Mitchell Nielson School on Thurs. Feb. 12 where we will share our art and talents with students and parents. We NEED workers, art to show, and art to auction. Contact Ted or Phyllis if you can help. We are also asking for art to auction for Habitat for Humanity and Liz’s Church camp. Please bring pieces for auction to the gallery on Feb 2 or 9.

Dates to remember:
·      Feb 2, 9 and 16 – Oil painting classes
·      Feb 12 – Mitchell Nielson event- HELP!
·      Feb 23 – monthly business meeting

Elections were held for 2015.
President - Ted Stanley
Vice President – Peggy Miles
Treasurer – Phyllis Razo
Recording Secretary - Nanette Mathe
Corresponding Secretary – Suzanne LeBeau

Supplies for Feb oil painting classes:
·      Oil paints (You can use water-mixable oils or acrylics if you don’t have oil paints, but the effects might not be quite the same.)
·      Oil brushes in various sizes (bristle)
·      ROLL of Paper towels
·      ODORLESS mineral spirits or Turpenoid if possible- the room gets quite smelly if everyone uses turpentine!
·      Jar or can with LID for the cleaning solution of your choice (See above.) WE CANNOT pour it in the sink, toilet or on the ground, so take it WITH you!
·      Did I say Paper towels? lol
·      Small canvas covered boards or stretched canvas. Please don’t bring larger than 9x12 because they take so much room.
·      Palette knives if you have them. We have a FEW extras if you don’t own one. It’s a fun technique to try!
·      Palette (or large piece of cardboard or thin board to put some palette paper on)

                                                                         Knife Painting by Clarice Nelson

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