Monday, November 5, 2018

Open Studio Nov 5 Cancelled

Due to the possibility of very high winds tonight and the uncertainty of the time they will arrive, the open studio for tonight has been cancelled.  See you next week, Nov. 12th at 7:00 pm.
Thanks!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sad News

We just received news that Bobbie Bittner passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 2, 2018, from 4pm to 8pm at Woodfins Chapel 203 N. Lowery Street (Murfreesboro Rd.) Smyrna, TN.  The funeral service will be at Woodfins Chapel on Saturday, November 3rd at 3:00 pm.  We at the Murfreesboro Art League will miss this lovely person!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

NOV 2018 NEWS


October 27, 2018

Murfreesboro Art League

November NEWS



NOTE: The Murfreesboro Art Gallery is OPEN to the public on Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm thru November (unless Cannonsburgh Historic Village closes for Weddings or special events), and open on Monday nights 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The gates will be open for parking in the Village on Monday nights 30 minutes prior to events.  Do not park on any sidewalk.  Do not park on the inner circle or past end of garden, so fire trucks can get through to hydrants.






> October 29th is our Eatin’ & Greetin’ meeting.  Bring finger foods.  Also, anything you want to share in the way of art.  Come enjoy talk with “art people”, ask questions or tell the group of any interesting ideas.



>We want to thank Carol Berning for her classes in October that were very interesting and informative. 



>The Murfreesboro Art League business meeting was held on October 22, 2018 with details included in the newsletter with eight members present.



>The activity from the Plein Air event was presented to the attendees at the business meeting that included the bank balance, funds received and paid out and pending activity,

-Plein air event only discussed for next year;

-the next meeting was set for 6:00 pm on January 14th before the regular meeting at 7:00 pm;

-the time set for the next year’s event will be the 2nd weekend in October (October 12th,  2019)  as Canonsburgh has booked the first weekend.



>The next business meeting will be November 26th with the board meeting at 6:00 and the regular meeting at 7:00 pm.  The position of President and Corresponding Secretary will be up for vote.



>After the Christmas party, the gallery will be closed until January 2019 for meetings and until the last of April 2019 for weekends.



>October 31st from 2:00 TO 4:00 pm is Canonsburgh’s Fall Festival with the Art League doing Face painting – Come out and enjoy!





>January will be open studio and Classes in February and alternate the rest of the year, so March would be open studio and April a class, etc through November.



>We at the Murfreesboro Art League would like to thank all those volunteers who helped with the MAL Plein Air Paint-out and Cowboy Gathering, especially the Plein Air painting demonstration by Suzanne LeBeau and the judging of the entries by Gayle Levee!!!  All the volunteers worked extremely long hours, going beyond expectations!  Thank you all!  Also, our thanks go out the Murfreesboro Wine & Liquor Store for providing wine for the event and to Jerry’s Artarama for their art goodie bag that the artists enjoyed.  We would also like to thank all the participating plein air artists.  Thank you!



>November will be open studio, so bring something to work on and enjoy the company of other artist.



>December 10th will be the Christmas Party – Bring food and come enjoy the last get-to-gather of the year. If you would like to play Dirty Santa, bring a gift – either something you have made or purchased – it is a lot of fun.  Some will dress up for the event.  Everyone Welcome including spouses and friends!



>Linebaugh Library Artist for the month of October is Phyllis Razo, November and December are Mark Jackson.



>Showcase Artist of the Month:  August is Bobbie Bittner, September is Reba Hinkle, October, November and December is Ted Stanley.



Dates to remember:

·          October 29 – Eaten’ and Greaten’ meeting 7 pm

·          October 31 – Canonsburgh’s Fall Festival, 2-4 pm

·          November 5, 12, & 19 – Open Studio

·          November 26 - Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          December 3 – Open Studio

·          December 10 – Christmas Party

·          Closed after Christmas Party until January 7th, open studio

·          January 7, 14, & 21, 2019 – Open Studio-7 pm

·          January 14, 2019 – Plein Air Paint-out meeting at 6:00 pm

·          January 28, 2019 – Business meeting- board 6 pm, regular 7 pm



Officers:

·         President-Mark Jackson;

·         Vice President-Norma Holden;

·         Treasurer-Phyllis Razo;

·          Corresponding Secretary-Reba Hinkle

·         Recording Secretary - Kylee Harrison.

·         Board members are Danny Jones and Bobbie Bittner.



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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

October 2018 NEWS


Murfreesboro Art League

October 2018 NEWS



NOTE: The Murfreesboro Art Gallery is OPEN to the public on Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm thru November (unless Cannonsburgh Historic Village closes for Weddings or special events), and open on Monday nights 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The gates will be open for parking in the Village on Monday nights 30 minutes prior to events.  Do not park on any sidewalk.  Do not park on the inner circle or past end of garden, so fire trucks can get through to hydrants.



> October 1st is Torn Paper Class with Heloise.  Supplies listing has been posted as a blog on the murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com.  October 8th and 15th are gouache painting with Carol Berning.  Supplies list has been posted on the blogspot above.  November will be open studio and the Christmas party this year will be held on December 10th.

> Thanks goes out to Heloise for her torn paper classes in September that were enjoyed by our members.



>Thanks to those who have donated money to the Murfreesboro Art League.  It is appreciated!!!



>The Murfreesboro Art League business meeting was held on September 24, 2018.  Members are welcome to attend the board meeting and then the general business meeting.  The next business meeting will be October 22, 2018.  The board meets at 6:00 and the regular meeting begins at 7:00 pm.  Members have been emailed the current newsletter with more details.



>  Everyone is invited to attend a Plein Air Paint-out meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 1:00 pm at the Gallery at Cannonsburg with Shelia and their group to finalize things for the event.



>  Come 30 minutes ahead of time on Monday, October 1st to discuss the event at the end of the week.  FINAL Things!!!



>Anyone interested in painting at the Plein Air Paint-out, please download the Prospectus on the murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com .  After Friday September 29th, the cost for entering rises from $25.00 to $35.00, so GET YOUR APPLICATIONS AND PAYMENTS TO US.  See the Paypal application on the prospectus under the Plein Air tab.



>The Murfreesboro Art League had three tables at The Greenway Festival on September 15, 2018.  For those who could not come, you missed a great day.  Some artwork was sold by our members and all had a lot of FUN!



>Election time!  Officers will be elected at the October business meeting.  Our members have lots of talent and we need your talents!  Please contact Mark, Suzanne or Kathleen to become an officer of our association.



 > The new artwork has been hung at the Gallery – come by and check it out!



>Linebaugh Library Artist for the month of September is Diane Marsella, October is Phyllis Razo, November and December are Mark Jackson.



>Showcase Artist of the Month:  August is Bobbie Bittner, September is Reba Hinkle, October is Ted Stanley, and Nov/Dec is Norma Holden.

Dates to remember:

·          August 6 – Dirty Pour classes with Dorothy Stevens

·          August 13 & 20 – Abstract Acrylic with Suzanne LeBeau

·          August 27 – Plein Air Paint-out meeting 5 pm, business meeting- board at 6 pm and regular at 7 pm

·          September 10 – Plein Air Paint-out meeting 5 pm

·          September 10, 17 and October 1 – Torn Paper Classes with Heloise Shilstat

·          September 15 – Greenway Festival

·          September 24 – Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          September 27 – Plein Air Paint out meeting at Gallery, 1:00 pm

·          October 8 & 15 – Gouache Painting with Carol Berning

·          October 22 - Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          October 29 – Eatin’ and Greetin’ meeting 7 pm

·          November 5, 12, & 19 – Open Studio

·          November 26 - Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          December 3 – Open Studio

·          December 10 – Christmas Party



Officers:

·         President-Mark Jackson;

·         Vice President-Norma Holden;

·         Treasurer-Phyllis Razo;

·          Corresponding Secretary-Reba Hinkle

·         Recording Secretary - Kylee Harrison.

·         Board members are Danny Jones and Bobbie Bittner.


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Monday, September 24, 2018

September 24th Plein Air and business meeting

Don't forget tonight's meeting!  We hope to see everyone there at 6:00 pm.  The gates will open at 5:30 pm for you to drive in to park.

Classes in October


Heloise's torn paper class will be October 1st.  This will be the final class.

October 8th, and 15th, will be gouache classes instead of oils.  Carol Berning will be teaching these two classes.  Below are the materials for the class:


(If people don’t have gouache, they can get an inexpensive set or just a variety of colors.)



If they don’t get a full set, they should get a red, yellow, blue, and white, at the minimum.

In addition to the gouache paints, they should bring:

Heavy drawing paper or watercolor paper

A container to hold water

Some inexpensive watercolor brushes

Paper towels

A couple of reference photos that they like—a landscape or simple still life.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Plein air paint out and business meeting

Monday night, 6 pm at Cannonsburgh, our business meeting and Plein Air Paint-out and Cowboy Gathering meeting.  Gates will be open at 5:30 - 6:00 pm to drive back.  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND AND WE NEED OUR MEMBERS AND ANYONE ELSE WILLING TO HELP!!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Plein Air paint-out and Cowboy Gathering

The PayPal button on the page should be up and running! HURRY - Early birds get a $10 discount!
You can register several ways.
You can:

  • open the prospectus, print it out, attach check and snail mail before Sept 29.
  • open prospectus, save it to your computer, fill out, RE-SAVE and email to address in prospectus AND pay via PayPal on the page.
  • pay and register AT the event. (not recommended unless emergency)
Plein Air paint-out page

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

September 2018 NEWS


August 29, 2018

Murfreesboro Art League

September News



NOTE: The Murfreesboro Art Gallery is OPEN to the public on Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm thru November (unless Cannonsburgh Historic Village closes for Weddings or special events), and open on Monday nights 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The gates will be open for parking in the Village on Monday nights 30 minutes prior to events.  Do not park on any sidewalk.  Do not park on the inner circle or past end of garden, so fire trucks can get through to hydrants.



>We will be CLOSED on September 3rd for Labor Day.



>The Murfreesboro Art League business meeting was held on August 27, 2018.  Members are welcome to attend the board meeting and then the general business meeting.  The next business meeting will be September 24th with the board meeting at 6:00 and the regular meeting at 7:00 pm. 



>Classes for September 10th and 17th and October 1st are Torn Paper Classes with Heloise.  Supplies listing has been posted as a blog on the murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com.  October 8th and 15th are oil painting with Carol Berning.  Supplies list will be provided later.  November will be open studio and the Christmas party this year will be held on December 10th.



> Thanks goes out to Suzanne Lebeau and Dorothy Stevens for the August classes that were enjoyed by attendees.



>The Plein Air Paint-out and Cowboy Gathering meeting was held on August 27th  at 5:00 pm.  Nancy Clough has pre-sale tickets for the event at $10.00.  Nancy has also said she would keep the list of volunteers for the event.  Contact us at murfreesboroartleague@gmail.com for information. The NEXT MEETING is scheduled for September 10th at 5 pm.



>Anyone interested in painting at the Plein Air Paint-out, please download the Prospectus on the murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com . 



>The Greenway Festival is September 15, 2018 and the Murfreesboro Art League will have three booths in a row. 



>Election of officers will be the second to the last business meeting of the year, October 22. Contact Mark, Kathleen, or Suzanne or email at murfreesboroartleague@gmail.com .



 > New artwork will be changed out on September 18th. Most of the members art will be Western themed art due to the October 5th and 6th event or fall and winter art.



>Linebaugh Library Artist for the month of August is Joe Cole, September is Diane Marsella, October is Phyllis Razo, November and December are Mark Jackson.



>Showcase Artist of the Month:  August is Bobbie Bittner, September is Reba Hinkle, October is Ted Stanley, and Nov/Dec is Norma Holden.

Dates to remember:

·          August 6 – Dirty Pour classes with Dorothy Stevens

·          August 13 & 20 – Abstract Acrylic with Suzanne LeBeau

·          August 27 – Plein Air Paint-out meeting 5 pm, business meeting- board at 6 pm and regular at 7 pm

·          September 10 – Plein Air Paint-out meeting 5 pm

·          September 10, 17 and October 1 – Torn Paper Classes with Heloise Shilstat

·          September 15 – Greenway Festival

·          September 24 – Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          October 5 & 6 – Plein Air Paint-out and Cowboy Gathering

·          October 8 & 15 – Oil Painting with Carol Berning

·          October 22 - Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          October 29 – Eatin’ and Greetin’ meeting 7 pm

·          November 5, 12, & 19 – Open Studio

·          November 26 - Business meeting – board 6 pm, regular 7 pm

·          December 3 – Open Studio

·          December 10 – Christmas Party



Officers:

·         President-Mark Jackson;

·         Vice President-Norma Holden;

·         Treasurer-Phyllis Razo;

·          Corresponding Secretary-Reba Hinkle

·         Recording Secretary - Kylee Harrison.

·         Board members are Danny Jones and Bobbie Bittner.



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Friday, August 17, 2018

Torn Paper Classes Sept. 10,17 & Oct 1, 2018

Torn Paper Classes with Heloise Shilstat Supplies and examples:


What you will need:
clear Elmer's glue
mixed media paper (This is technique, and won't necessarily result in a picture. )
an old paintbrush for glue
a jar top for glue
small scissors if tearing paper is hard for you 

I will have magazine paper.

There will be some members who want to do their own thing, but for those who want a class in paper mosaics, we are going to practice technique for a change.

Get a good look at a couple of kinds of tree bark.  Sources can be the web, the library, a tree book (maybe), or REAL TREES.
Some suggestions are palm, willow, hickory, oak, birch, sycamore.

Using magazine paper,  combine pieces of photos of fabric, carpet, concrete, etc. to replicate bark. 
It is not fair to use pictures of trees to simulate bark! Use pieces of random size paper; bark isn't a solid plane. The best tree I have made had bark that was a sequined dress.

If this goes well, on the third night we will put a bird on your tree. It will not be fair to use photos of feathers unless they are obviously fake feathers.

it is ok if your bark and birds are MUCH BETTER than mine.




Acrylic Pouring Class on August 20, 2018


Acrylic Pouring Class with Dorothy Stevens

Acrylic paint from Craft Paints to Liquitex or Golden.  Colors:  Black, White and 3 colors of your choice (1 dark and 1 light); A flow medium to mix with your paint:  Liquitex Flow Medium, GAC 800, Mod Podge, Floetrol (at Home Depot point section) or PVA glue; wrapped canvas 8x10 of 9x12; cardboard box, disposable foil cookie sheet or a container for painting and drips (3-4 inches or more of clearance); paper towels and disposable gloves; silicone or dimethicone or 92% alcohol; paper cups to mix paint; large plastic or paper cup to layer paint; and a small heat gun like a Brulee torch.

One hand will be craft sticks for stirring the paint, small wooden skewers for popping small bubbles, a small torch to share between everyone.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Plein Air Paint-Out and Cowboy Gathering!

We are still working on the PayPal link, but are getting excited about our plein-air paint out coming in October. For more info, see the second tab. If you want to register before next week (Aug 22ish), you can send your payment and prospectus via snail mail (info within prospectus)!
Check out the prospectus on the Plein Air tab.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday night Aug 6th and 13th classes

Suzanne will be teaching abstract acrylic classes on the Monday, August 6th and 13th.  The supply list was posted in a previous blog.  We hope to see you there!  It should be fun.

Monday, July 23, 2018

August 2018 News


July23, 2018

Murfreesboro Art League

August NEWS



NOTE: The Murfreesboro Art Gallery is OPEN to the public on Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm thru November (unless Cannonsburgh Historic Village closes for Weddings or special events), and open on Monday nights 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  The gates will be open for parking in the Village on Monday nights 30 minutes prior to events.  Do not park on any sidewalk.  Do not park on the inner circle or past end of garden, so fire trucks can get through to hydrants.



>The Murfreesboro Art League business meeting was held on July 23, 2018. 



>Classes for August, September, and October are shown in the Dates to Remember section below.  August 6th classes are Dirty Pour classes with Dorothy Stevens & August 13th and 20th are Abstract Acrylic with Suzanne LeBeau.  Supplies listing will be posted on our blogspot soon at  murfreesboroartleague.blogspot.com.  



> Acrylic classes with Mark Jackson were very enjoyable and everyone came away with a painting!  Thanks Mark. 



>Tomorrow – Tuesday, July 24th, at 1:00 pm at Cannonsburgh, a meeting is scheduled with Shelia of Cannonsburgh Village.  Bring any questions you can think of for our Plein Air Painting and Cowboy Gathering event in October.  PLEASE COME!



>Art in the Park - Smyrna is Aug. 18th , 8:00 am until Noon – see https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627349397525055 and post a message that you are setting up.  Bring whatever you need to set up!!!  No admission fee.



>July 30th is our Eatin’ and Greetin’ meeting.  Bring food and come enjoy the company of our artistic members.  Everyone Welcome!!!



>August 4th is Wild Arts Day at Barfield Park Nature Center – Please contact them if you are interested in displaying your art or painting the day of the event.



>The Summer Art Camp 2018 for students is continuing through August 3rd.  The deadline for the Advanced class (prior lessons) for July 30-Aug. 3rd is July 25th. The fee is $65 per week – register at the Murfreesboro Art League or contact suzanne.lebeau22@gmail.com .



>R. Gregory Summers, plein air workshop is August 17-19 – see Facebook page for r. gregory summers artist.



>The Greenway Festival is September 15, 2018.  The Murfreesboro Art League will try to purchase three booths in a row.  Anyone wishing to exhibit will pay a $10.00 fee to participate.  Contact suzanne.lebeau22@gmail.com if interested or bring to the next meeting – July 30th.



>It was decided by members to have a memorial plaque prepared in remembrance of Clarise Nelson and other founders of the Murfreesboro Art League to display in front entry.



>Linebaugh Library Artist for the month of July is Kathleen Phillips, August is Joe Cole, September is Diane Marsella, October is Phyllis Razo, November and December are yet to be determined.



>Showcase Artist of the Month:  July is Phyllis Razo, August is Bobbie Bittner, September is Reba Hinkle, October is Ted Stanley, and Nov/Dec is Norma Holden.



Dates to remember:

·          July 24 – Plein Air Paint-out meeting with Shelia – 1:00 pm

·          July 30 – Eatin’ & Greetin’ meeting

·          August 6 – Dirty Pour classes with Dorothy Stevens

·          August 13 & 20 – Abstract Acrylic with Suzanne LeBeau

·          September 10, 17 and October 1 – Torn Paper Classes with Heloise Shilstat

·          October 8 & 15 – Oil Painting with Carol Berning

Officers:

·         President-Mark Jackson;

·         Vice President-Norma Holden;

·         Treasurer-Phyllis Razo;

·          Corresponding Secretary-Reba Hinkle

·         Recording Secretary - Kylee Harrison.

·         Board members are Danny Jones and Bobbie Bittner.



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