Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September General Meeting

We had "Meet An Artist Night" yesterday and it was truly fascinating.  Guest speakers Bob Franklin and Irene Taylor shared how they got started as artists, what inspires them and gave us tricks of the trade.

Bob started in the 90's to work hard at being an artist when he realized how much he enjoyed it, relieving stress at the same time. Bob is represented by the Art , Inc. Gallery in San Antonio among others.

Irene has been pursuing her dreams for the last 15 years always striving to express her inner thoughts and emotions while teaching others at the Coppini and in private classes.  One of  her paintings was recently published in the TASTE magazine.

Thank you Irene and Bob for a great evening!

Members were reminded we will have nominations at the October meeting and elections in November.

A call for volunteers was made to fill the Executive Secretary position and other positions.

Thanks to the following members for volunteering their time to fill these needed positions:
Cindy Morawski- Venue/ Exhibitions Chair
Charles Krause- Treasurer

Call for member artists-Texas Pastel Society Fall Exhibition
The Tobin Branch Library
October 4th - Nov. 13th
Opening reception on first Tuesday, Oct. 4th., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sign up at by Monday, Sept. 26th.  Limit 12 artists. 2 medium to large size paintings each. Nothing over 18x24.  Must be ready to hang, firmly wired, no sawtooth hangers.  No objectionable subject matter. Tags will have your name, title , and phone number.  Any sales will be between artist and client.  Art need not be for sale. No fee or commission to be paid.

 2012 Events:
A Paint-Out with Kraig Kiedrowski in early spring at the Botanical Gardens in San Antonio.  This will include a demo by Kraig and a critique.

Doug Dawson Studio Landscape 3 day workshop
Monday - Wednesday, Oct. 15-17, 2012. Will include an evening demo for the members.

National Juried Show , Oct. 19-Nov. 4th, 2012 at the Art, Inc. Gallery on San Pedro.
Juror will be Doug Dawson from Colorado.

Join us on first Tuesday, Oct. 4th for our next meeting/opening reception at the Tobin Library.