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N E W S L E T T E R

 OCTOBER 2018


 

NEXT MEETING

OCTOBER 1, 2018

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Meet & Greet - vote Mini Show!

  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements

  • 7:00 pm - Demonstration program

 REFRESHMENTS: 

Carol Cull, Mary Wertzen and Susan Boyd

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Happy Fall everyone!  October is upon us and with the cooler temps comes a variety of activities and events throughout Waxahachie and especially on the downtown courthouse square.

OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION:  John Davis – sculptor.  It takes a special vision and thought process to work with clay and we have the honor of watching this artist take a lump of clay and transform it into a figure. We’re excited to welcome John to Waxahachie.  You don’t want to miss this demo!

MEMBERSHIP SHOW:  Have you put the final touch on that masterpiece? Well, sign it & enter it into the Membership Show!  Deadline is October 8 for online submissions.  Remember…..all entries must be online only!  If you do not have internet access or have difficulty navigating the website, please let us know – we will assist you with your entry with the gallery office computer.

BOB PHILLIPS COUNTRY REPORTER FESTIVAL:  Saturday, October 27, about 20,000 people will visit downtown Waxahachie.  About 200 arts & crafts vendors will fill both sides of the street around the courthouse and down both College and Rogers Streets.  A “hue-mongus” entertainment stage will be at the end of Franklin street with non-stop musical entertainment all day…and late into the evening.  During this festival we anticipate hundreds of visitors will stroll through our gallery.  You’re invited to bring your gear & be a gallery “demo” artist, we’ll be sending an email “artist call” in another week or 2. 

TRICK OR TREAT:  Every year, "goblins"dressed in their scariest Halloween costumes converge on the downtown to “trick or treat” the downtown merchants.  This is a fun couple of hours…the kids (and parents) are a hoot!  Come join us as we hand out the treats!

URGENT!  As of September 25, there are 38 vacant shifts in the October gallery volunteer calendar.  Please support our ART on the Square and be a staff volunteer.…please go to SignUpGenius and volunteer for a shift today!

I’ve only mentioned a few events in this letter - A complete list of downtown events through the end of the year is posted on our bulletin board in the classroom.  You can also get updates by checking the Conventions & Visitors Bureau website. http://www.waxahachiecvb.com/

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OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION

JOHN DAVIS - SCULPTOR

"Impressions of a Living Form"

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"I am a figurative sculptor working in bronze. I am available for commissioned work and my personal sculptures are available in limited editions"

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Biography

John Davis Is a figurative sculptor residing in Fort Worth,Texas. He first began sculpting in wood with Ludwig Kieninger in Desoto, Tx. He soon transitioned to clay and began to study the figure in depth. His pieces reflect an interest in movement, emotion, and the spiritual aspects of our nature. His work is presently in private collections in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and North Carolina. He enjoys creating sculptures that reflect his personal vision as well as working with clients to complete commissioned pieces.  You can view more of John's work on his website http://www.johndavissculpture.com/

Please come & help us welcome John to Waxahachie! 

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SEPTEMBER - ARTISTS OF THE MONTH


1st Place:   "Canadian Summer" - Audrey McCullough


 2nd Place:  "Good Boy" - Mary Brooks

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MEMBER NEWS:

Mike Gillespie will be exhibiting his self portrait at  "The Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America" in the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center.  This painting was an OPA finalist.



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DO YOU HAVE NEWS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US?

EMAIL:  BRENDA STOCKTON  bgstockton1@sbcglobal.net

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CALL FOR ENTRY! 

ECAA  60th ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP 

JURIED SHOW & HOLIDAY SALE

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:  OCTOBER 8, 2018.

Up to $3800 in Awards

Awards Juror:  E. Melinda Morrison


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

60th ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW & HOLIDAY SALE

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5:00PM -7:00 PM

Reception & Awards

 

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ECAA Publicity: 

It is time for our Association to connect with the general public and tell our unique story.  Videos which are linkable through YouTube is the answer.  So, if you have the knowledge and ability to create a "shoot", edit and publish a video on YouTube, the Board wants to hear from you.  We need to let our light shine on the formidable history, evolution and talent of our Association, the Art of the Square Gallery and its members. 

Contact Tina Bohlman  admin@elliscountyart.net 


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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

PLEIN AIR With TINA BOHLMAN

OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2018

Space is limited - register now!

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FROM "SKETCHER" TO "PENCILIST"!

5 WEEK - PENCIL DRAWING CLASS

INSTRUCTOR:  DAVE MCSPADDEN

September 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23rd, 2018

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KATHIE ODOM - PLEIN AIR & STUDIO WORKSHOP

FEBRUARY  25 - 27, 2019

ART on the Square and ECAA is sponsoring a workshop with this award-winning artist from Tennessee! Limited to 15 students, this class will fill quickly!  Register today.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 

Tim Kuret, Kay Garvin and Milan Kuret



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