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  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 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 . 

>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 .

 > 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


·         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.