Monday, September 9, 2019

September Newsletter - oops, sorry so late


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter September, 2019    

September will be open studio!

Sept 2, 9, and 16 will be a time to paint on our own projects and have chatting time. Thank you so much to Dorothy for fun poured acrylic classes last month. If you didn’t pick up your paintings, please do so asap. REMEMBER: Gates for classes are open from 6:30-7 only. Please arrive early.

Time to sign up again!

We still need 4 for THIS WEEKEND. Please sign up. We need 15 more for the month. If you haven’t worked recently, we especially need YOU!

New MAL Facebook GROUP We are starting a group that is linked to our page. It will be a private group for members only, so we can share things like the phone list, minutes, etc.



Coming Sept 21 Greenway Arts Festival:

The booths are full, but we will need 2 more people volunteering at the art league building, since many of our regulars are working at the festival., we have Phyllis, Mark, Dorothy, Randy, Suzanne, Diane and Jack. We sell paintings, cards, prints, etc.

Artists of the month for Sept

The September Artist of the month in our display case is Anna Markowski. The Linebaugh Library artist of the month is still empty. Kathleen – Please leave your items until we work this out.

Plein air paint-out: Oct 12

We need people who can get some sponsors! If you know of someone who will do a sponsorship, let us know. Also, as we put up the documents on Facebook and the website, please share with all your friends.

MAL LOGO contest:

We have 6 great submissions for our logo contest. I’m trying to set up a poll on Facebook or a survey monkey. I currently don’t have the time, so it will have to be next week.

EXTRA OPEN STUDIO TIME!

We will now be open on Fridays from 10-2, just to paint and have fun. It will be open to the public. Please let us know if you want to do this, and we’ll put together a group

2019 officers

Kylee Harrison – President

Randy Richardson – Vice Pres.

Phyllis Razo – Treasurer

Suzanne LeBeau – Secretary

Mark Jackson – Past Pres

Board members: Kathleen Phillips, Robyn Rainwater, Ted Stanley, and Dorothy Stevens



SWITCH OUT ART – We will change art one more time at the end of Sept. Bring new art on Sept 23 or 30, and we’ll hang the following week.



Refrigerator- HELP! We are still taking donations for the fridge.



Dates to remember:

Events are at the art league building at the back of Cannonsburgh village unless otherwise noted!

·   Sept 2, 9, and 16 – 7pm*Open studio time

·   Sept 10 – Rutherford Alliance meeting

·   Sept 15 – deadline to enter the Boro Art Crawl

·   Sept 21- Greenway Arts Festival

·   Sept 23 – Business meeting 7pm* – propose anyone running for office/ Bring new art.

·   Sept 30 – Eatin’ Meetin’ – 7pm*/ Bring new art.



*Gates will be open 30 minutes early for class and 15 minutes early for meetings. Gates close at the start time. Come early.



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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August newsletter and link to August classes

Wow, another month is upon us. See below to read about upcoming events for the Murfreesboro Art League. More info on the August Acrylic Pour classes can be found in the first paragraph below.

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter     AUGUST
Upcoming classes for August :
Poured paintings with Dorothy July 5, 12, and 19 will be a great time with acrylic pour classes. See here for the supply list and make sure you sign up on our Sign up Genius page. REMEMBER: Gates for classes are open from 6:30-7 only. Please arrive early.

Time to sign up again!  Thank you to those who have already signed up for the August volunteer slots on our Google Sheets form. We still have several openings, so if you would, please sign up in the next few days. If you have lost the link, email Suzanne.lebeau22@gmail.com.

Coming soon Greenway Arts Festival:  Sept 21. You come early in the morning to help set up the tents, and we take the art down at 4 pm. So far, we have Phyllis, Mark, Dorothy, Randy, Suzanne, and Jack. We sell paintings, cards, prints, etc. LAST CALL!

 Artists of the month for August 
The August Artist of the month in our display case is Suzanne LeBeau. The Linebaugh Library artist of the month is Kathleen Phillips.

Refrigerator- HELP! 
Our refrigerator is in bad need of help! The rubber gasket is worn out, and it freezes half the items. We voted to use up to $200 of the club’s funds to purchase a new one and get the rest from the donation jar. If you want to help speed up this process, you can donate, too.

Wild Arts Day at Barfield Crescent Park has been canceled (or possibly postponed.)

Plein air paint-out:
Oct 12 We met to go over the proposed prospectus, poster, etc. Mark has done a fabulous job of putting this together. Please go out and drum up some support for this event, AND if you know of someone who will do a sponsorship, let us know.

MAL LOGO contest: 
Does someone know of a good platform so that we can vote on our favorites? Survey Monkey? Other???

2019 officers Kylee Harrison – President Randy Richardson – Vice Pres. Phyllis Razo – Treasurer Suzanne LeBeau – Secretary Mark Jackson – Past Pres Board members: Kathleen Phillips, Robyn Rainwater, Ted Stanley, and Dorothy Stevens

Dates to remember: Events are at the art league building at the back of Cannonsburgh village unless otherwise noted! • Aug 5, 12, and 19 – Acrylic pour classes with Dorothy Stevens • Aug 9 - Boro Art Crawl • Aug 13 – Rutherford Arts Alliance meeting • Aug 26 Business meeting – 7pm • 

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

July Newsletter


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter July 2019   
Upcoming classes for July: Acrylics with Mark Jackson
July 1, 8, and 15 we will be practicing our acrylic The first 2 classes will be about the basics, and the 3rd class will be where you create a painting! For supply list, go here: supply list for acrylics class NOTE: You must be signed up to take this class. Make sure you have signed up for all three slots on the sign up. Class is limited to the first 15 participants, so if you cannot make it, please remove your name from the list. Sign up here: Sign Up Genius link
PaletteSwitching art out for fresh items!
We will be switching the art on July 3 to prepare for the Summer/Fall. Please bring 3 pieces of art on Monday, July 1,  between 6:30 and 7 pm only.* If you CANNOT come that date, either bring it on Sunday, June 30 (You will have to walk it in between 1-4 and take it upstairs. Leave us a message letting us know to look for it.) OR you can arrange with another person to drop off your paintings.

Uncle Dave Macon Days July 12 & 13
We still have about 4 slots to fill. If you are working, you need to pick up an arm band IN ADVANCE. These bands are for those working at the art league. They are located in the desk under the tv. Please write your name on the envelope to let me know who has taken theirs! You can pick them up on Sunday afternoon or Monday nights(July 1 or 8) from 6:30 -7, OR July 6 or 7 during normal weekend hours, or make special arrangements!
Coming soon Greenway Arts Festival:
If you are interested, let us know. It is Sept 21. You come early in the morning to help set up the tents, and we take the art down at 4 pm. So far, we have Phyllis, Mark, Dorothy, Randy, Suzanne, and Jack. We sell paintings, cards, prints, etc.
Artists of the month for July
The July Artist of the month in our display case is Phyllis Razo. The Linebaugh Library artist of the month is James Rudinger.
Plein air paint-out:
We have had 2 meetings to get the ball rolling on this. It is coming along nicely. We will need some help getting sponsors, but we are simplifying the event this year. Scheduled date for the event is Oct. 12. If you are interested in helping with the planning, let a board member know.
MAL LOGO contest:
We have received many great ideas. Coming soon: Vote on your favorite!

REMEMBER: Gates for classes are open from 6:30-7 only. Please arrive early.

2019 officers
Kylee Harrison – President
Randy Richardson – Vice Pres.
Phyllis Razo – Treasurer
Suzanne LeBeau – Secretary
Mark Jackson – Past Pres
Board members: Kathleen Phillips, Robyn Rainwater, Ted Stanley, and Dorothy Stevens

Dates to remember:
Events are at the art league building at the back of Cannonsburgh village unless otherwise noted!
·   July 1, 8, 15 – Acrylic classes with Mark Jackson
·   July 9 – Rutherford Arts Alliance mtg @4 at the Murfreesboro Little Theater
·   July 12 and 13 – Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh
·   July 15 – Deadline if you want to enter the Boro Art Crawl
·   Starting July 15 – Kids’ art camps
·   July 20 – Arts Festival at Mayday Brewery
·   July 22 – Board meeting @ 6 and (all member) Business meeting @ 7
·   July 29 – Eatin’ Meetin’ – Bring food and some art to show off!

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Friday, May 24, 2019

June newsletter

We are putting the June newsletter out a little early because we will NOT have a business meeting or board meeting on Memorial Day, May 27. See you at the open studio on June 3 instead.


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter June 2019   

Upcoming classes for June : Open studio and Plein air with Megan Lightell and Suzanne LeBeau

June 3 will be an open studio session. June 10 will be a plein air demonstration with Megan Lightell. She is a professional painter who has a soft, dreamy look to her landscapes. Check it out. https://www.meganlightell.com/recent-work/open-spaces/2018/8/20/clouds-rising-30x30-inches Come on out to ask questions/take notes. On June 17, you’ll put these new ideas to canvas as we head outdoors with Suzanne LeBeau. Even if you don’t have a plein air easel, we’ll talk about ways to improvise!



Don’t forget Mark Jackson’s acrylic classes will be in July!

Artists of the month

Phyllis Razo will be the June artist of the month at Linebaugh Library. 

Bylaws and procedures – We updated the job descriptions this month, and we will be reviewing and updating our bylaws and procedures this spring! We’re still working on this due to many illnesses this spring.

Center for the Arts show:

The show was a great time. We got great exposure in the community, showed some art, and had fun at the reception with over 50 in attendance! Wendy sold a piece (sorry for the wrong name earlier!) Congratulations!

THANK YOU – to Justyna Kostkowska for a fun time with pastel painting in May. We learned several new techniques.

HELP!

Our June Volunteer calendar looks kind of EMPTY. Only 1/3 of the spots are filled. Please use the link already sent to you to sign up directly or email me (see end of newsletter) because I'll be out of town much of the month and can’t set these up! We still need people for: June 1(2), June 8(2), June 13 – field trip(2), June 15(3), June 16(2), June 22(4), June 23(1), June 29(3), and June 30(2)



Plein air paint-out:

We will have a meeting to get the ball rolling on this on June 3 at 7 pm, during the open studio time. Scheduled date for the event is Oct. 12, so we really need to get this started.

MAL LOGO contest:

We are looking to update our logo for branding purposes. It will go on stationary, the website, Facebook, etc. Who knows, it might even end up on aprons or t-shirts. We would like YOUR ideas! Please submit design ideas to murfreesboroartleague@gmail.com.

Deadline: June 21





REMEMBER: Gates for classes are open from 6:30-7 only. Please arrive early.



2019 officers

Kylee Harrison – President

Randy Richardson – Vice Pres.

Phyllis Razo – Treasurer

Suzanne LeBeau – Secretary

Mark Jackson – Past Pres

Board members: Kathleen Phillips, Robyn Rainwater, Ted Stanley, and Dorothy Stevens



Dates to remember:

Events are at the art league building at the back of Cannonsburgh village unless otherwise noted!

·   June 3 - Open Studio time and Plein Air paintout meeting (7pm) 

·   June 10 - Plein air demo with Megan Lightell

·   June 13 - Cannonsburgh field trip (36 1st - 3rd graders 8:30 am)

·   June  17 – Plein air workshop with Suzanne LeBeau

·   June 14 – Boro Art Crawl (downtown Murfreesboro)

·   June 24 – Business meeting



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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Pastels with Justyna Kostkowska

Come join guest teacher Justyna Kostkowska as we learn about pastels. Please be sure to sign up on our "sign-up genius" to reserve your spot. (15 spaces available) Class is free for art league members, but $15 for the public. Supplies are not provided. Here is the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0548A9AE22A4FC1-pastel

Supply list:

1. Pastel paper (2 pieces, Canson Pastel paper is good quality, any sanded paper is great)

2.  Hard sturdy support backing the size of your paper or larger and a piece of Reynolds aluminum foil to make a gutter underneath to catch pastel dust. We work vertical in pastel so the excess falls down.

3.  Plastic Tape or bulldog clips to attach paper to the backing.

4.  SOFT artist pastels: around 30 piece set would be ideal, or at least a light and a dark in every color. Most sets contain medium value colors, so if you can, please purchase a few extreme darks and lights in addition if you are serious :)  We will not use true black, which looks flat, so you need colors that are close to it and can do its work.  I understand the cost factor, but a few quality pastels will make your experience and painting much higher quality, so I recommend SENNELIER brand HALF STICK  which has nice 20 or 40 pcs sets at a decent price.  You get twice the colors in half sticks and they are sturdy and do not crumble as much as full sticks. They are soft and buttery. If you already have hard pastels like Nupastels please bring those as they are useful for painting details such as grasses and fine tree branches.

5.  Wet baby wipes.
6. Old stiff brush for removing unwanted pastel.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

May newsletter

It's that time again! We have a new newsletter: Find here information about upcoming events for May.

Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter

May 2019

Members: Please sign up for volunteer slots. You should have received a link to the Google sheets. If you can’t get it to work, email Suzanne.

Upcoming classes:

May: Pastels with Krystina  

Join Krystina Kostkowska, a visiting teacher, as she helps us explore and improve our pastel techniques. Supply list will be sent separately!

Artist of the month

Dorothy Stevens will be the Linebaugh Library’s artist of the month. Go by and check out the display.

Also, Showcase Artist in our gallery is Kylee Harrison. See it at the entrance to our gallery!

Thurman Francis Night of the Arts

TOMORROW! May 25 at 5 pm Set up will be at 4:30. We will show art and have a kids’ craft. So far, we have Phyllis, Suzanne and Robin. Contact Suzanne if interested in helping. More info will be mailed to those interested.

Center for the Arts show: Reception May 10!

We will need people to be at the reception! People like to talk to the artists! Please bring a snack item to share. This will be during a show intermission, so we should get a lot of visitors. BTW, Dorothy has already sold a painting from the show!

Do you want to show/sell your art? Pop-up art show – May 11

It will be by the library on Enon Springs Rd. from 9-noon. You are responsible for bringing your own tent/tables. It is free. You just come, show art, and hopefully sell something (if that is your goal!)

THANK YOU, Randy and Phyllis did a wonderful job teaching us about watercolors and framing during April.



REMEMBER: Gates for classes are open from 6:30-7 only. Please arrive early!



IMPORTANT NOTE: We will start our volunteer hours at the end of April. You are expected to work ONE or more 3 hour shifts to help keep our art league running.





2019 New slate of officers!!!

Kylee Harrison – President, Randy Richardson – Vice Pres., Phyllis Razo – Treasurer, Suzanne LeBeau – Secretary, Mark Jackson – Past Pres

Board members: Kathleen Phillips, Robyn Rainwater, Ted Stanley, and Dorothy Stevens



Dates to remember:

Events are at the art league building at the back of Cannonsburgh village unless otherwise noted!

·      Apr 27 – Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh, our first day open for spring

·      Apr 29 Eatin’ Meetin’  7 pm

·      Apr 30 Cannonsburgh field trip

·      May 5 – Cannonsburgh Field trip 10 am

·      May 5 – Iris show (photography competition)

·      May 6 Pastels with Justyna Kostkowska

·      May 13 and 20 – open studio time

·      May 10 – Reception at Center for the Arts (time??)

·      May 10/11 Paint out at Oaklands

·      May 11 – Pop up art show in Smyrna

·      May 13 – Take Down Center for the Arts from 10-2.

·      May 14 – Arts Alliance mtg at Cannonsburgh 4pm Lions Building

·      May 15 field trip 9 am

·      May 17 Cannonsburgh field trip 9 am

·      May 27 Business meeting (all members welcome 7 pm

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Friday, March 29, 2019

April newsletter

See information on what is going on in the Murfreesboro Art League in April and May.


Murfreesboro Art League Newsletter

April 2019

Upcoming classes:

April: Phyllis and Randy – watercolors and framing

Join Phyllis and Randy On April 1 & 8 as we discover the basics of watercolor. They will help us go through different weights/styles of paper, brushes, types of paint, and techniques to get cool results. Supplies: a few different sized brushes (soft for watercolor), watercolor paper, watercolors (preferably tubes, but bring whatever you have!), and paper towels. On April 15, Randy will show us how to frame different types of art.

Artist of the month

Suzanne LeBeau will be the March artist of the month at Linebaugh Library.

Hobgood School Night of the Arts

Apr 9 at 5 pm Set up will be at 4:30. We will show art and have a kids’ craft. So far, we have Phyllis, Suzanne and Robin. Contact Suzanne if interested in helping. More info will be mailed to those interested.

Bylaws and procedures – We updated the job descriptions this month, and we will be reviewing and updating our bylaws and procedures this spring! – still working on this!

Center for the Arts show:

We will be displaying at the Center for the Arts from April 17 until May 13. The reception will be May 10. We voted to do a “theme” wall* where we take an old master’s painting and do our rendition with an updated flair! Please frame a print of the original, so we can compare side by side. Make sure you are working on this – It’s coming up SOON! *We will still have 3 other walls on which to show our other random works. Everyone is asked to bring 4-5 pieces total and make your own tags WITH OUR MAL TAGS, please.



THANK YOU, Heloise for a fun time making papier mache birds!



Please Pay dues ASAP!

REMEMBER: Gates for classes are open from 6:30-7 only. Please arrive early!



IMPORTANT NOTE: We will start our volunteer hours at the end of April. You are expected to work ONE or more 3 hour shifts to help keep our art league running.





2019 New slate of officers!!!

Kylee Harrison – President

Randy Richardson – Vice Pres.

Phyllis Razo – Treasurer

Suzanne LeBeau – Secretary

Mark Jackson – Past Pres

Board members: Kathleen Phillips, Robyn Rainwater, Ted Stanley, and Dorothy Stevens



Dates to remember:

Events are at the art league building at the back of Cannonsburgh village unless otherwise noted!

·      Apr 9 – Hobgood School Arts Night – set up at 4:30

·      Apr 9 -Arts Alliance will meet at Sam Davis Home at 5:30

·      Apr 17 – Set up for Center for the Arts from 10-12

·      Apr 22 – Biz meeting , bring paintings to hang for spring

·      Apr 25 – Thurman Francis Arts Night

·      Apr 27 – Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh, our first day open for spring

·      May 5 – Iris show (photography competition)

·      May 6, 13 and 20 – open studio time

·      May 10 – Reception at Center for the Arts (time??)

·      May 13 – Take Down Center for the Arts from 10-2.

·      May 14 – Arts Alliance mtg at Cannonsburgh

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