Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter
January 2017

 NOTE: The gallery is closed to the public on Weekends until late April.  We are still open on Monday nights!  . The gates will be opened for parking in the Village.  Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so fire truck can get through. Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant. THANKS!

January & February are open studio:
No classes until March when Carol Berning will have oil painting & charcoal classes– check out events on the .

Reminder:  Dues are Due A.S.A.P.  Bring to a meeting or mail to: Murfreesboro Art League, 417 Pioneer Drive, Murfreesboro TN 37129

Boro Art Crawl
We are skipping the February art crawl due to weather and no parking since the gates are not being opened at Canonsburg.  We will participate in the April Boro Art Crawl (unless Cannonsburg is closed -it is Good Friday-more info later).  We’ll switch out the art in the gallery after the business meeting on March 27, 2017 to open our season and get ready for crawl.

Linebaugh Library Artists of the month:
Mark will be our featured artist in February (no one scheduled for January).  Check out current exhibitions .

Rotunda Exhibition:
Our exhibit at the Rotunda is scheduled for May 2-June 12.  The reception was scheduled for the night of the Boro Art Crawl on June 9th.  Members may bring 5 pieces. More info later.

Mitchell Nielson School event – We Heart the Arts (February 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm):  This is a chance to show artwork (no auction this year).  Bring 4 to 5 pieces to show, depending on size.  Setup is promptly at 2:30 pm in the Library.  Bring activities for children.

Smyrna Artists’ Co-operative is having a free watercolor painting class on Feb. 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Phyllis is teaching (with a business meeting afterward).

Business proposition:
The Mindful Care Adult Day Care is still looking for painting/drawing teachers. Presently Phyllis and Suzanne are teaching.  If you want more info, contact Suzanne at

Request for art:
Donnie Noland of EscapePoint is asking for art for waiting room and/or halls.  The Murfreesboro Art League has chosen not to participate but if any individual is interested, contact Phyllis at .

F & M Bank on Memorial near Goodwill Job placement site wants to do an art show – any volunteers to check this out??– Also other sites for exhibition of art?  Norma is checking out Ascend Credit Union.       If interested, contact

Check out Art Crawls:  Nashville - 1st Saturday, Wedgewood/Houston – 1st Saturday, Franklin - 1st Friday, Germantown – 3rd Saturday, Eastside Stumble – 2nd Saturday – lots of places there to get your art out there.

President-Mark Jackson;
Vice President-Norma Holden;
Treasurer-Phyllis Razo;
 New Corresponding Secretary-Reba Hinkle (;
New Recording Secretary is Kylee Harrison.

Congratulations to Phyllis who sold 3 paintings at the Art Studio tour.

Dates to remember:
·         January 30th- Eatin’ & Meetin’
·         February 6, 13, & 20 – Open Studio
·         February 27 – Business Meeting
·         March 6, 13 – Oil Painting Class
·         March 20 – Charcoal class

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The fifth Monday is our Eatin' & Meetin' night.  Bring a finger food.  Come out and greet old and new members.  Feel free to bring art you want to show, if desired.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone on January 30, 2017 - the first Meet and Greet of our new year!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Current active members

Check out the member's listing.  It has been updated.  If you are a paid member or a lifetime member and your name does not appear on the list, please let us know.  The list will be updated in April 2017 after this year's dues are paid.  We want to keep all our members informed of things happening at the Murfreesboro Art League.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January events

Heads up! Just a reminder - business meeting Monday, Jan. 23rd starting at 7:00 pm/ ALL members invited.
Reminder - dues are due.....student $20; individual $45; family $50; senior (65+) $35. This includes most classes and gallery space for 2017.
We also have a Meet and Greet meeting this month - the 5th Monday of any month is our eatin' meetin' where we bring pot luck and show off our latest works - 7:00 to 9:00 pm.