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NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 2018



NEXT MEETING

FEBRUARY 5, 2018

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165Bri

AGENDA

  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Meet & Greet 

  • 6:30 DEADLINE TO RECEIVE MINI SHOW SUBMISSIONS

  • 6:30 - 6:45 pm - WEBSITE SEMINAR

  • 6:30-6:45 pm - VOTE MINI SHOW

  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 7:00 pm - Demonstration program

 REFRESHMENTS: 

DAVE McSPADDEN  -  LINDA LAMPIER  -  SHANNON HILL

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LETTER FROM THE PREZ...
Happy Valentines Day! 

By popular request, we are going to start our monthly meetings 1/2 hour earlier! Doors are open at 6:00 pm and we think this will give everyone more time to "meet & greet". 

If you have a Mini Show entry, please have your entry IN PLACE no later than 6:30.  This will give everyone more time to view & vote their favorite!

New monthly Seminar! Due to launching a new interactive website and new online volunteer sign up platform, the next 3 to 4 meetings will  have a quick overview "how it works" seminar at 6:30 in the meeting room.  See announcement farther down in this newsletter.

NEW CLASSES ARE FORMING!  Check it out on ECAA website! If you'd like to teach a class, contact me to discuss available days.

I'm excited and can hardly wait until next Monday's demo!  ECAA member, Francys Flanagan is our demonstrator.  More information about Francys and a sample of her work is in this Newsletter. See you next Monday night!

Tina

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TIME TO ROTATE ART....and other information.

In order for our gallery to remain "fresh", we encourage members to replace "old" art for "new" art every 60 to 90 days.  

If you currently have art in the gallery that has been hanging since the Member Show last October....please pick it up as soon as possible.  If you are a Gallery Volunteer* you may replace current art with up to 3 new art works. 

We need to make room for new work, so here's the deal: 

Art from the Member Show that is not picked up by Feb. 10 will be moved to the back room.  

Art not picked up by Feb 28, will be moved to the upstairs storeroom.  

New Art:  To insure there is enough wall space for everyone, we must limit wall hanging art to 3 pieces.  Over-sized work (any side larger than 36") will be counted as 2 pieces. 

NOTE: *Gallery Volunteer: To qualify for participating in the gallery, you must be a member and volunteer a minimum of one (1) 4-hour shift per month.  

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MINI SHOW

Mini Show entries are accepted from 6:00 - 6:30pm.  Voting ends at 6:45pm.

We want to know what you've been up to!  1st  and 2nd place winners are showcased in the gallery as "Artist of the Month".  

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WEBSITE SEMINAR

6:30 PM  - In Meeting Room

(Prior to General Meeting & Demo)

A quick overview "how it works" seminar at 6:30 in the meeting room. This 15 minute Seminar on the new interactive ECAA Website and the new Sign Up Geniusfor volunteering will be conducted by Lynn LaRose with visuals on our "big screen" TV monitor.  If you haven't logged into our new website or used the new Sign Up Genius volunteer platform,  please be in your seat at 6:30.  A print out of instructions will be handed out.

This seminar has something for everyone - Our new website, www.elliscountyart.nethas several membership features that many may not know about.  In addition to these great features, the website is our "Communication Hub"where you can keep up to date on event and class announcements as well as being able to view the gallery shift schedules and sign up to volunteer.  

6:30 - BE THERE!

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TUESDAY FIGURE DRAWING

- open group-

FEBRUARY 6, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bring your sketch pad & join us for a fun afternoon!  Great way to sharpen your skills with quick 5-minute model sketches.  Everyone takes a turn as model - Members free, guests welcome for $5 donation.

Contact 

Claudia Parsons

469-383-6873

claudisioux.44@gmail.com

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FEBRUARY DEMONSTRATION

Please join us as we welcome ECAA member and Board Director

FRANCYS FLANAGAN 


"CHOCOLATE POT' - Oil 


"Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God's gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I "grew up", I never left it. 

     In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, "What if....."  

Francys has known from the time she was a small girl that she would be an artist; she just didn't know what kind. She read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers.  Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, she realized that she too would be a painter.  

 Immersing herself, soul and body, in that pursuit, she studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.  She has also studied with William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.

 Francys is currently represented by Artisan Collective Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and ART on the Square, Waxahachie, TX.  

Please join us for an evening of art and conversation!



"FIXED"

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Youth Art Exhibit:  April 6 - 21 

 Paint Historic Waxahachie:  May 4 - 12

Summer Art Academy:  June (dates TBA)

Membership Juried Show & Sale:  October (dates TBA)



  • 15 Jan 2018 7:54 PM | Tina Bohlman (Administrator)

    We're always delighted when an ECAA member gets good news!  

    Michael Gillespie has been awarded the Shirl Smithson Memorial scholarship from the Oil Painters of America organization. The merit-based scholarship is $500 tuition for a workshop with a nationally recognized artist.

    Congratulations Mike!  

  • 4 Jan 2018 4:23 PM | Tina Bohlman (Administrator)

    Happy New Year from ECAA

    NEWSLETTER, JANUARY 2018



    NEXT MEETING

    JANUARY 8, 2018

    113 W. FRANKLIN

    Waxahachie, TX 75165Bri

    AGENDA

    • 6:30 to 6:45 pm - Meet & Greet - vote Mini Show!

    • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements

    • 7:00 pm - Demonstration program

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    LETTER FROM THE PREZ...


    Happy New Year!  I hope Santa brought you everything you wished for!  It's been a wonderful 2017 for ECAA and we can hardly wait to get started on 2018.  

    New Website!  This Newsletter is being sent from our new "member interactive" website.  It's still in the design stage, but for the most part, it's ready to go. There is the "public view" that visitors can see, and a "member's view" that gives you extra access when you log in with your email and unique password. I'll be sending you a "how it works"letter in a few days...meanwhile, if you want to take a "test drive", this link is the temporary website address until we can get the Domain change completed:

    ecaa@wildapricot.org 

    Log in at the upper RH corner with your email. and click on "forgot password".  You'll be prompted to create your own password.  Once you're logged in, you are now viewing as a member with access to Members Only pages....click on your profile & make sure your information is correct. Click on the "Members" tab.  This is only visible to members.  Please note that we will be posting the current volunteer calendar & weekly schedule on this page.  More on that when I send out the "how it works" email.  

    The Silent Auction at our annual Holiday party was a huge success!  Bravo ECAA members! We raised $800 through your participation and generosity.  We will be presenting a $400 check each to CASA of Ellis County and Texas Baptist Home for children.  Both of these worthwhile organizations will be purchasing art supplies for kids in their care.   I'm so proud to e a part of this Association!  


    January...especially in the  1st 10 days - is very difficult to get someone to come to Waxahachie and give a demonstration....so I will be this month's demonstration artist since I only have to drive a mile !  I' promise to do my best to complete a good watercolor and at the same time give you some tips about my process.  See you next Monday night!

    Tina

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    ATTENTION!

    VOLUNTEER TRAINING MEETING!

    SATURDAY

    JANUARY 13, 2018

    GALLERY CLASSROOM

    12:30 PM

    IF YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER OR WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO WORK A SHIFT AT THE GALLERY YOU MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING!  

    WE WILL FEED YOU LUNCH :-)

     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND  

    (you must log in to website with email & password to register)


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    TUESDAY FIGURE DRAWING

    - open group-

    JANUARY 9, 2018

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Bring your sketch pad & join us for a fun afternoon!  Great way to sharpen your skills with quick 5-minute model sketches.  Everyone takes a turn as model - Members free, guests welcome for $5 donation.

    Contact 

    Claudia Parsons

    469-383-6873

    claudisioux.44@gmail.com

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    JANUARY DEMONSTRATION

    Please join us as we welcome ECAA member and President

    TINA BOHLMAN


    "Western Transportation"  16 x 16 Watercolor

    A Texas native, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  A self-taught artist, Bohlman is well versed in several mediums but favors watercolor and oil to create breath taking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.  

     

    Bohlman is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and "quick draw" events annually, including Plein Air Easton (Maryland), Plein Air Southwest - Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona AZ, En Plein Air Texas-San Angelo, TX, and Paint the Parks-Estes Park CO.  

     

    In a career span of 40 years, she has made quite an impact in her field earning more than 60 awards - two-thirds within the past 10 years - including 4 Best in Show titles.  In addition to exhibiting, participating in competition events and taking commissions for her work, she is the founder and chairperson of the annual "Paint Historic Waxahachie", a plein air event celebrating it's 12th anniversary in 2017, showcasing more than 50 artists.  Her work is collected worldwide; her originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 states, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Austrailia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.


    "My Brothers Business"  12 X 16 Watercolor

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