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MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

 | Published on 2/25/2020


 Next Meeting
March 2, 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   

March Refreshment Committee
Pat Smith - Walt Hackfeld
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President's Message:

Spring is almost here!  I'm SO ready for warmer days - I'm sure all of you are too!  Our Event calendar is overflowing with upcoming classes, workshops, competitions & exhibitions!  The Student Art Exhibit is one of my favorite exhibitions. Ellis County Art Association hosts about 500 creative art originals submitted by Ellis County students in grades Pre-K through 12.  In addition to awarding 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention awards in all grades, we also award scholarships to 2 graduating Seniors.  This year we're delighted to announce that another scholarship will be awarded by the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship Fund!  Please plan to attend the awards reception; the date & time is on our Events Calendar.
In April, we begin the "pre-paint" in preparation for the 15th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie in May.   Several classes are forming so be sure and check them out...I'll bet there's a class for you!
Our guest artist for March is Lucille Carter - and we're all in for a treat!  Her pastel work is wonderful...please plan to attend and help us welcome Lucille to Waxahachie.

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The Artists of the Month and winners of the February Mini Show:

FIRST PLACE:  "FRENZY" BY JIM WITHERSPOON


SECOND PLACE:  "BARNYARD BUDDIES" BY MARY RABIEN



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On February 7, the Ellis County Art Association participated in the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night To Shine” Special Needs Prom for over 150 special needs “Kings and Queens” who attended, along with additional hundreds of guests, their families and friends special needs individuals.  Dave McSpadden and Barbara Woods represented our Association and supported the variety of activities, with an arts table to allow them to make their own Valentines for loved ones. The Night to Shine events took place in all 50 states and multiple countries around the world. Please visit the website  https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine  to learn more about this very special event. We're honored that we were invited to participate and thanks to Dave & Barbara for helping to make it a special evening for the event attendees - Below are some of the photos from this popular event activity.


   

   
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MARCH GUEST ARTIST - LUCILLE CARTER

Please join us as we welcome Lucille Carter to Waxahachie.  Lucille will demonstrate a painting in pastel.  

"Good Morning Sunshine" - Lucille Carter

Click the link below for more information:
MARCH ART DEMO - LUCILLE CARTER - 3/2/2020 


Upcoming Classes & Workshops  - click the links below or check out the Events Calendar
Design: The First 4 Elements - 2/29/2020
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR - 3/10/2020
ACRYLIC POUR ON CANVAS - 3/14/2020


Upcoming Exhibitions & Competitions - click the links below or check out the Events Calendar
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT - 3/24/2020  We need volunteers to help install the student show - sign up here:  STUDENT EXHIBIT COMMITTEE
PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE - 5/15/2020  Register now and participate in the "pre-paint"...starting in April.


Several shifts are still open for staffing the gallery in March.  If you haven't signed up for your 4-hour shift yet, do it now!  Click here: Volunteering or click on the Volunteering Opportunities tab.



See you on March 2!  Be sure and bring your Mini Show entry...we want to see what you've been up to!