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NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

 | Published on 10/27/2020

 

NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2020

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

113 West Franklin St.

Waxahachie, TX 75165

ecaa@elliscountyart.net

www.elliscountyart.net

NEXT MEETING
***MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020***

AGENDA:

6:00 PM
Meet & Greet
 Vote Mini Show!
PREVIEW LOOK AT MEMBERSHIP SHOW

6:30 PM
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 MEMBERS SHOW AWARDS PRESENTATION

7:00 PM
ARTIST DEMONSTRATION - MICHAEL HOLTER

Normally we designate the 45 minutes before announcements as "social time". But as we all know…group gatherings aren’t “the Norm” right now as we continue to observe “Social Distancing”. Traditionally, "1st Monday" has been our way to get to know one another as we meet & mingle.

We’re asking that you please wear a face covering (mask, bandana, etc) to respect - and help protect -those in attendance who might have health issues. We have plenty of hand sanitizer in stock.

 

NO REFRESHMENTS - BOTTLED WATER WITH "FLAVOR ENHANCERS"

 

 

VIEW PREVIOUS PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS ON YOUTUBE!

MARCH: CECY TURNER-CLICK HERE

APRIL: MARYANN BRUMMER –CLICK HERE

MAY: TINA BOHLMAN –CLICK HERE

To Subscribe to our YouTube channel,CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

ART ON THE SQUARE ARTISTS FEATURED LIVE! 
ON FACEBOOK!

We’re generating a lot more “buzz” on Facebook! Gallery manager, Cynthia Nance has started videoing a live Facebook interview with the week day shift volunteers and putting the "spotlight" on their work. Shift volunteers on Tuesday through Friday are the featured “artists of the day”! The daily Facebook Live post is getting a lot of “likes and shares” which elevates the exposure for our gallery and especially the featured artists. Visit our Facebook page (Ellis County Art) to see all the interviews –EllisCountyArt Facebook be sure to "LIKE & SHARE".


SATURDAY & SUNDAY SHIFT VOLUNTEERS – “POP-UP ART SHOW”

In addition to the Facebook Live posts during the week, weekend volunteers are allowed to “feature” up to 5 of their inventory pieces in the gallery out front on the sidewalk.We have two (2) 6’ wire roll-around rack displays that are stored in the middle closet in the classroom. The requirements: (1) Volunteers who wish to hang work out front are responsible for setting up the display, (2) Your work is featured only during your shift – you must remove & rehang your work at end of your shift, (3) Return the Roll-around displays to the classroom closet at the end of the day.


OPPORTUNITY:

If you haven’t fulfilled your shift obligation as a gallery artist, sign in to the website & check out the volunteer calendar for November – sign up & take advantage of the opportunity to “toot your own horn” and showcase your art during your shift! (We encourage you to sign up on a Saturday or Sunday to take advantage of the sidewalk sale…)

 


                                             IT'S SHOWTIME!
                          MEMBERSHIP HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE
Kudo's & thanks to Sabrina Bunce and her volunteers for their work in getting the Membership Show installed in time for our 1st Monday meeting on November 2.  You don't want to miss the November 2 meeting!  Come & see this beautiful exhibition and help us celebrate the award winners!

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AWARDS JUDGE  and NOVEMBER GUEST ARTIST
MICHAEL HOLTER
Michael Holter NWS - Biography
"Keeping Myself In Check" - watercolor by Michael Holter

Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA

American Impressionist

Michael Holter is an award-winning artist who works in watercolor and oil who's paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative challenges. He has been an art teacher, creative director and businessman in both fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated galleries and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.
 

Michael is a member of the Salmagundi Club, a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The American Impressionist Society, The Watercolor Honor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Missouri Watercolor, The Society of Watercolor Artists and more.

Michael says, "My work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive."
 

"I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting."
 

"My wife, Cyndy, and I grew up on the wide-open plains of North Dakota and arrived in Plano, TX by way of Minnesota (I can paint a snowy winter landscape with the best of ‘em) prior to our east coast years in Virginia. We often travel enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. 


Please come & help us welcome Michael back to Waxahachie! To view more of Michael's work, visit his website https://www.michaelholter.com/ 

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MEMBER NEWS:
Amy Carter Ishmael was juried into Oil Painters of America recently and will be participating in the OPA online Showcase this Fall.  Congrats Amy!

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ECAA ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATION RESTRUCTURING.  Ellis County Art Association has recently undergone an organizational re-structuring in order to comply with established federal tax regulations. We have legally separated the non-profit Art Association (ECAA) from ART on the Square Gallery, the for-profit business entity.  Letters were mailed to active members with details of the reorganization and changes in membership structure.