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JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

 | Published on 1/1/2020


 Next Meeting
January 6, 2020


113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165


AGENDA:


We have designated the 45 minutes before announcements as "social time". The membership has grown tremendously in the past 2 years and "1st Monday" is the best way to get to know one another!  Everyone is encouraged to browse the gallery, meet & mingle! If you're new....or If you're not "new", please seek out new faces & introduce yourself! Don't forget to Vote for your favorite in the Mini Show~

  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Eat, Meet & Greet - Vote Mini Show!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements 
  • 7:00 to 8:30 pm - Guest Artist Demonstration   

January Refreshment Committee
Amy Ishmael
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President's Message:

The Gallery was filled with "Holiday" themed art during the month of December and visitors to the gallery were many...especially on the first 3 weekends which were filled with downtown events and activities; Christmas Parade, Santa Fun Run, Candlelight Home Tour, and Bethlehem Revisited!  

Looking back at 2019, it's been a very good year...the 3rd year in our home on the Square.  Looking toward 2020, we're in the process of making plans for events, member exhibitions, classes and workshops.  Look for announcements as dates and details are finalized.  We're excited that Rusty Jones will be sharing his talent and technique with us as the guest demonstrator - be sure and plan to attend.

Happy New Year....& see you January 6th!

Tina



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New activity for our annual holiday membership party...Gingerbread House Competition!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID SMITH....

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2019 Gingerbread House Competition Champ!

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Everyone hard at work.....only 90 minutes allowed to build their vision of a Gingerbread House.

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Total serious concentration!
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Contemplating the next piece to attach.....
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Oh, my...a 2-story castle!
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Teamwork!

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We didn't have a Mini Show Competition in December.  The monthly competition for 2020 begins at the next meeting.

Don't forget to bring your entry for the Mini Show - we want to see what you've been up to!

See you Monday, January 6, 2020!

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EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY!

Announcement from Amy Borders @ City of Waxahachie: 
We are now accepting submissions for the CITY HALL ART SHOW that will be displayed in City Hall Mid-January Through June 2020. Submissions need to be sent to me via email no later than December 31. The jury panel will meet the first week of January.  aborders@waxahachie.com 

I know this is a crazy time of year for everyone, but if you can take a few minutes to submit your work it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, please let me know if you have any questions and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

amy borders



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Adult Classes and Workshops:


TOM LYNCH WORKSHOP IS
RESCHEDULED AUGUST 4-7, 2020~
ANNOUNCEMENT & MORE INFORMATION SOON!

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(WITH INFORMATION) TO:  admin@elliscountyart.net

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JANUARY DEMONSTRATION ARTIST


RUSTY JONES 

Texas based artist, Rusty Jones, traces his earliest influence to his grandmother who was the first to place a paintbrush in his hands and encourage his interest in art. He vividly remembers her studio on the second floor of a historic home that once served as a stagecoach stop just outside of San Antonio. She would set up still lifes for him to draw or take him outside where she would set up her French easel and paint landscapes. "She had a crusty, difficult personality and could be as mean as a barnyard billy-goat, but when she began to paint you could see the joy in her face as she glided her brush across the canvas."

Rusty graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Communications and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas with a Masters of Science Degree in Medical Illustration. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. For over three decades Rusty provided highly technical medical art for major pharmaceutical companies, medical product companies, medical journals, surgical atlases and ad agencies.
Rusty's love of sports led him into sporting art which landed him illustration assignments with such notable magazines as Golf Illustrated, Golf Magazine, the Golf Journal, the Masters Journal and American Way Magazine. He also provided sports art for the Coca-Cola Foods Division for the Summer Olympics, the Dallas Cowboys NFL team and the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.

Now Rusty focuses his artistic skills painting the Western American landscape. Following in the tradition of John Singer Sargent, Julian Onderdonk, Portofino Salinas, Edgar Payne and many other great American painters, Rusty travels throughout the country painting the landscapes before him. "Painting outdoors takes passion. Without it the wind, heat, snow and bugs will drive you indoors. I enjoy my time in the studio, but it doesn't make my heart race like it does when I am outside."

 



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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 
Joann Miller and Daniel Smith