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. 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.


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

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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