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N E W S L E T T E R

 AUGUST 2019


NEXT MEETING

***MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019***

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165


AGENDA:

  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Eat, Meet & Greet - Vote Mini Show!


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~

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm - Board of Directors Election
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements 
  • 7:00 pm - Guest Artist DemonstratIon by:  JUSTIN BURNS


AUGUST REFRESHMENTS COMMITTEE:

LINDA LAMPIER  and VICKIE RATLIFF

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President's Comments:

Happy Summer everyone!  

August 5th is the "Annual Membership Meeting".  This meeting is held annually in compliance with our Bylaws in which we take an extra few minutes to elect (or re-elect) board members.  We have 4 excellent candidates  Everyone will cast a vote during announcements and ballots will be collected and counted during the demonstration program with results announced before end of the demonstration.

Be sure and enter the Vacay or Staycay miniature show!  This will be a fun exhibit and we anticipate some good sales for the participating artists.  We plan to do some "creative relocation" in the gallery to make room for the new work, by utilizing the wire wall in the classroom and possibly our free-standing display panels if necessary.

If you've "dabbled" in watercolor, but just haven't been able to make any progress on your own, or if you want to "fine tune" your skills, you owe it to yourself to sign up for the TOM LYNCH workshop in October.  Tom says his teaching style will have you painting with confidence at the end of the 4 days. Check it out  - click here for more info.

And...our guest artist August 5th is Justin Burns - the Golden Paint representative.  Justin is going to show us the various techniques of working with an air brush!  This tool is popular among illustrators and is useful in many ways to create art with water media.  Join us as we welcome Justin back to Waxahachie!

Don't forget to bring your entry for the Mini Show!  See you soon,

Tina

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 

 8" X 10" PANELS- MINIATURE SHOW & SALE

FEATURING 

GALLERY STAFF VOLUNTEERS

"Vacay or Staycay"

EXHIBITION DATES:  AUGUST 5 - SEPTEMBER 7

Registration & Entry Fee deadline:  August 3, 2019

Description of Exhibition: This will be a ”themed” exhibition featuring miniature paintings by Gallery Staff Volunteers. All paintings will be priced @ $100 and all will be the same size - Either ALL 8 x 10 (Horizontal) or ALL 8 x 10 (Vertical) unframed on panel or paper.

Subject Matter: Must relate to anything that one might do or see on a Vacation or even if you are staying home for vacation. Let the imagination go wild..... beaches, mountains, flowers, children playing, water pads, food.....get the idea?

Artists must submit their interpretation of a “Vacay or Staycay “in a “series” of two 8x10 paintings OR a “Series” of four 8x10. A group of 2 or 4 paintings will allow us to hang all paintings at same height & spaced evenly throughout the exhibition.

Entry Fee is a flat $15 for 2 or $25 for 4. All fees collected will apply to a People’s Choice award. The award will be for the “Best Series” (group) by an artist. (“All entry fees once paid are final; If entry does not meet all requirements in the prospectus, it will not be accepted and there will no fee refund.”)

CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS & TO ENTER

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LAST MONTH'S MINI SHOW WINNERS:

First Place:

"PAYCHECK" by AUDREY McCULLOUGH

Second Place:


"FLYING LESSONS" by RUBY MURRAY

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

See you Monday!


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 DEMONSTRATION ARTIST for AUGUST


Golden Paints Representative

JUSTIN BURNS

AIR BRUSH DEMONSTRATION

We're excited to welcome Golden Paints representative and artist, Justin Burns back to Waxahachie!  Justin will demonstrate how to use an air brush. Using High Flow and Fluid acrylics, he'll demonstrate controlling where your paint goes, masking off and layer building, making your own stencils and using a variety of tools to be successful with airbrushing.. This lecture/demo will help you understand how to make decisions on purchasing the right airbrush for the work you want to do. He will discuss the mechanisms of the airbrush, choosing the right compressor, what kind of paints to use, show techniques, discussing safety and most importantly cleaning your airbrush. He will also discuss different surfaces you can use to airbrush on and show what surfaces you can even prep.  Finally he will discuss what extra accessories you may need to have a great airbrushing experience

Justin is always forthcoming with ideas and information about Golden Paints and just might have a few samples on hand to give away!  Don't miss this demo!




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Adult Classes and Workshops:

Color Theory for Painters - Michel Gillespie

Mixed Dry Media - Dave McSpadden

and

Children's Classes:

Scrapbox Creations

Art Around the World

Click Here to check these out!  There's a class just for you!

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ANNOUNCING - COMING in OCTOBER!  

TOM LYNCH

Registration is now open for his 4-day workshop October 8 - 11.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Tom is an extremely sought after workshop instructor and we are fortunate that he was able to re-schedule an engagement in the Carolinas and travel to Waxahachie to teach a workshop for us!  In addition to teaching the workshop, Tom will be our guest artist demonstrator on October 7. In the meantime, visit his website:  www.tomlynch.com 

If you've "dabbled" in watercolor but feel you're in need of help to move forward in this medium, this is the workshop for you! Tom insists that his teaching style is a good fit for all skill levels.  Sign up today - this workshop will fill quickly.

Biography

This world-renowned artist has been referred to as one of the nation's premier watercolorists. He has written 7 books and hosted several award winning PBS TV Art Series. He was recently listed as one of the nation's top 20 teachers by a leading Art magazine. He is represented by some of the nation's leading museums and art galleries. He has been the spokesperson for the entire National Art Materials Trade Association, and continues to be the international spokesperson for many leading art material manufacturers. Tom is currently featured on the new cable TV channel Visual Arts Network, and in 2007 he became the CMO and featured artist for Art Academy Live (the leading on-line education source).


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MEMBER NEWS:

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Tina Bohlman has a busy event & exhibition schedule coming up: She's currently exhibiting 2 paintings at Waxahachie City Hall and 2 more at The Lighthouse gallery in Midlothian. Her painting "Gone Undercover" has been accepted into the "34th Annual Bosque Classic" in Clifton, TX; "Trappe Landing Grain Silos" is accepted in the 49th Women Artists of the West National Exhibition opening September 12 in Boulder, CO; She will be exhibiting 8 paintings in the "Preservation is the ART of the City" show at Ft. Worth Community Arts Center in September, and in October she is an invited artist to participate in the Bluff Strokes Paint Out - a 10 day plein air competition in Dubuque, Iowa.  WHEW!  Safe travels Tina & Congratulations!

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Big Shout Out to Tammy Wascovich - Winner of the People's Choice award in the Paint Historic Waxahachie exhibition!

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Congrats!  Our own Mary Brooks was featured artist in the July NOW Magazine - Way to go Mary!  A copy of the magazine went into every mail box in Waxahachie's zip codes...If you live outside Waxahachie, there's a copy in the office at ART on the Square gallery.


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DON'T BE SHY, SHARE WITH US. JUST SEND YOUR NEWS AND/OR PHOTO

(WITH INFORMATION) TO: BRENDA STOCKTON @

EMAIL:  BRENDA STOCKTON  bgstockton1@sbcglobal.net

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PAINT OUT OPPORTUNITY!

The Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm would like to invite Ellis County Art Association artists to come out and paint the farm.

Sunday - September 29 - 2pm to 5pm

CLICK HERE for the link to the event page on their website.  Further down the page are links to videos from previous events.

If you want to paint, please send them an email by clicking on the "contact us" tab on their website.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBER! 

MARY PRITCHARD


Gallery 972-937-3414 ,  Address: 113 Franklin St., Waxahachie, TX 75165

N E W S L E T T E R

 JULY 2019


NEXT MEETING

***MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019***

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165


AGENDA:

  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Eat, Meet & Greet - Vote Mini Show!


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~

  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements
  • 7:00 pm - Guest Artist DemonstratIon by:  Bev Boren  (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO)

JULY REFRESHMENTS COMMITTEE:

Candice Faber and Shirley Riddle

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

See you Monday!

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MINI SHOW WINNERS FOR MAY 2019 ARE:

First Place winner is : Pat Smith



Second Place Winner is : Nick Rakagis



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 DEMONSTRATION ARTIST for JULY

Bev Boren


"Golden"  8x8 Oil


"Apples to Apples"  9x12 Watercolor

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev's paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it's a still life, landscape, or capturing a person's personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words "Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort.  After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words.  My best hope is that my work will stand simply on it's own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail".

Please join us Monday, July 1 as we welcome Bev Boren to Waxahachie!

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 

Click Here to check out the website!  There's a class just for you!

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ANNOUNCING - COMING in OCTOBER!  

TOM LYNCH

Mark your calendars now...& watch for the official announcement for his 4-day workshop October 8 - 11.  Tom is an extremely sought after workshop instructor and we are fortunate that he was able to re-schedule an engagement in the Carolinas and travel to Waxahachie to teach a workshop for us!  In addition to teaching the workshop, Tom will be our guest artist demonstrator on October 7.  Stay tuned for more information in the August Newsletter.  In the meantime, visit his website:  www.tomlynch.com 

Biography

Tom has been referred to as one of the nation's premier watercolorists. He has written 7 books and hosted several award winning PBS TV Art Series. He was recently listed as one of the nation's top 20 teachers by a leading Art magazine. He is represented by some of the nation's leading museums and art galleries. He has been the spokesperson for the entire National Art Materials Trade Association, and continues to be the international spokesperson for many leading art material manufacturers. Tom is currently featured on the new cable TV channel Visual Arts Network, and in 2007 he became the CMO and featured artist for Art Academy Live (the leading on-line education source).



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MEMBER NEWS:

Michael Gillespie participated in an exhibit with the Forney Arts Council at Crumbzz Bistro in Forney.

One of his pieces was Villa Fountain. 


He also completed a painting of ECAA member Jane Yeager's granddaughter, Savannah.


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Walter Hackfield just finished a project making a religious symbol for each of his wife's ten (10) brothers and sisters. 

DON'T BE SHY, SHARE WITH US. JUST SEND YOUR NEWS AND/OR PHOTO

(WITH INFORMATION) TO: BRENDA STOCKTON @

EMAIL:  BRENDA STOCKTON  bgstockton1@sbcglobal.net

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 

Melissa Hefner

Brandolyn O'Connor


Gallery 972-937-3414 ,  Address: 113 Franklin St., Waxahachie, TX 75165
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N E W S L E T T E R

 JUNE 2019



 

NEXT MEETING

***MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019***

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165


AGENDA:

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


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~

  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements
  • 7:00 pm - Guest Artist DemonstratIon by:  

MAY REFRESHMENTS COMMITTEE:

 

JANE YEAGER and BEVERLY THOMPSON

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

14th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie Exhibition and Sale will continue through June.  As space permits, members may now submit additional inventory in the gallery.

Summer Art Academy is June 17 - 21 and it is expanding into 2 sessions this summer!  Morning session 9am to 11am is for kids 6 to 12 years old.  Afternoon session 1pm to 4pm is for teens 13 to 17 years old.  Tammy Wascovich is the lead instructor again this year and is already in the planning stage of the class projects.  

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

See you Monday!

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Congratulations to the Paint Historic Waxahachie winners!  Juror, Rusty Jones awarded the following artists:

Best in Show:  Tammy Wascovich

1st Place:  Tina Bohlman

2nd Place: Olivette Hubler

3rd Place: Jinsheng Song

4th Place: Gail Greenoe

Honorable Mention:  Steve Miller

Honorable Mention: Kent Brewer

Honorable Mention:  Doug Clark

Honorable Mention Jenny Short

Honorable Mention:  Linda Schindler

Honorable Mention:  Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

Honorable Mention:  Bob Obrian


WINNERS in PHOTOGRAPHY:

1st Place:  Naomi Hubler

2nd Place:  Donna Miller

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MINI SHOW WINNERS FOR MAY 2019 ARE:

First Place winner is JANE KAHLER:



Second Place Winner is PATTY HOFER:



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 DEMONSTRATION ARTIST for JUNE


Our own FRANCYS FLANAGAN!

Francys always presents a wonderful and entertaining demonstration with lots and lots of information that is valuable to all artists working in any medium!

Please Join Us!

 




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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 

Click Here to check out the website!  There's a class just for you!

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SUMMER ART ACADEMY 2019


 17-21 June 2019

2 Sessions:

9:00am-11:00am Kids 6-12 

1:00pm-4:00pm Teens 13-17

ART on the Square - click on below link for more information:

SUMMER ART ACADEMY 2019

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YOU ALSO, CAN SHARE WITH US. JUST SEND YOUR NEWS AND/OR PHOTO (WITH INFORMATION) TO:

EMAIL:  BRENDA STOCKTON  bgstockton1@sbcglobal.net

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 

Jenny Short

Marie Williams

Claudia Gaughan

Linda Emory

Amy Ishmael

Elizabeth Norris




N E W S L E T T E R

 FEBRUARY 2019


 

NEXT MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4  , 2019

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165


AGENDA:

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


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~

  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements
  • 7:00 pm - Guest Artist DemonstratIon by STEVE MILLER

FEBRUARY REFRESHMENTS COMMITTEE: 

JANE YEAGER ~ PAT SMITH

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Happy Valentine's Day! 

The LOVE-iest day of the year!  Jana Jennings is planning a Kid's Paint Party on Valentine evening...which is also Ladies Night Out on the Square. We're encouraging parents that plan to shop the square that evening to register their little Picasso for a fun painting class from 6:00 to 7:30pm. The fee of $25 includes all supplies!  Pass the word along....With every kid that walks through our gallery door, at least 1 adult is with them.....and perhaps a sale will result from the visit if not at that moment, but at a future time.

Time to renew your membership!  Please sign into the website with your email -  www.elliscountyart.net - and click on "view profile".  There's a tab to Renew.  

Speaking of renewing....If you haven't volunteered for your January shift, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, J.D. Fields right away....It's a requirement of membership to be a volunteer. If you have any questions or need to discuss how you can be involved with ECAA and help staff the gallery, J.D can assist you,  February is open for volunteer sign up........  Go to www.signupgenius.com!

The recent 1-day workshop with Justin Burns, the Golden Paints Representative was a huge success and we will plan another one soon!  

Our guest artist for February is not just a guest....he's ECAA's own artist extraordinaire STEVE MILLER.  Steve was the Best in Show winner of our juried Membership Show. By sharing his process , he is sure to delight us with a masterful painting.  Be. There.

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

See you Monday!

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Thanks for all that attended the Volunteer Training on January 14!  If you have not attended a training meeting, or if you have not completed a sale...it's important that you contact J.D. Fields, the Volunteer Coordinator.  We have a new credit card terminal and have made changes to the Sales Form.  Thanks for being a valued member and volunteer!

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MINI SHOW WINNERS:

First Place  Jane Kahler's PROUD ROOSTER

Second Place Winner is Claudia Parsons: ROY

MEMBER NEWS:

BARBARA WOODS shares the following work from the children's workshop:

            

DO YOU HAVE NEWS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US?

EMAIL:  BRENDA STOCKTON  bgstockton1@sbcglobal.net

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The Puffy Heart is almost finished! Candace Faber, Mike Duncan, Steve Miller, & Leah Lawless-Smith) have created a wonderful "picture perfect" symbol of our city.... 4 of the movies filmed in Waxahachie.  The Heart is being painted in our classroom...drop in & take a look at the progress!  When the Heart is completed, it will be permanently installed next to the flag poles at the new County Court House, at Franklin & Jackson Streets. SO PROUD!  

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FEBRUARY - GUEST ARTIST

STEVE MILLER

Ellis County Art Association is extremely fortunate to have Steve as a member.  He's participated in the Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie every year...this year's event being the 14th annual. He has a basket full of award ribbons won in ECAA juried events as well as receiving judge's recognition in events throughout the DFW area & beyond.  In addition to  sharing his art with us, he and his wife Donna (also a member and a gifted photographer) are active gallery staff volunteer. We're proud to present & Steve as our February Demonstration Artist.



"HARNESSED" - by  Steve Miller

Best In Show Award - 2018 Members Exhibition


Painting Fort Worth's Texas & Pacific Railroad Station, an excellent example of Art Deco

Steve - Painting a 24 x 30 oil on canvas of Fort Worth’s Texas & Pacific Railroad Station in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Steve's Journey......

"We called her Mrs. “Z”. She was my oldest friend on the face of the earth. Mrs. “Z” was over the nursery at the church where my parents attended. It was 1958. Fast forward to a couple of years ago – I visited her in her hospital room where she was dying. She told me, again, about the time I was about 4 years old. My mother came to her for advice because she was worried about her son. She told Mrs. “Z” that all I wanted to do was draw pictures, and my mother wanted to know what to do, if that was normal. Mrs. “Z” said “let him draw…” Right up until her death she always encouraged me to develop the gift that God had given. This pursuit has been quiet a journey."  

I have had no formal art training, so I can’t fill this space with deep thoughts of color harmony or shape or form or anything like that. And to say I am self-taught would not be true either. The “self” that doesn’t “know”, certainly can not teach himself. I am learning what I can from those who have traveled before me, those who have learned a great deal more than me and are willing to share. I do appreciate those artist and painters I have had the privilege of meeting who have shared their knowledge with me.

In past years I have worked as an illustrator at a curriculum publishing company, worked as a free-lance illustrator, worked as an animator and graphic designer with a multimedia company. I’ve created children’s magazine illustrations, book illustrations, book jacket designs and painted works on commission. During one segment of this journey I airbrushed vans, motorcycle tanks, T-shirts and a 40 foot mural.

My current subject matter is varied; I simply love to paint God’s creation, past and present; be it architecture  animals, people or the landscape. For me, art must have some kind of meaning and tell a story. I am drawn to subjects that are rich in purpose that may be hidden below the surface. The look in the eyes of a hard working cowboy. The beautiful architecture created by gifted men made in the image of God…the beauty in the pedals of a flower. A pair of well worn boots resting on a wooden floor. Things like an old abandoned barn or house that once heard the laughter of those who called the place “home”. Places and things that speak deeply of life … ideas that live beyond the paint on the canvas.

Please plan to attend Steve's demonstration - you'll be glad you did!

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W O R K S H O P S  &  C L A S S E S:

Valentine Kids Paint Night

When: 14 Feb 2019 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: ART on the Square Gallery  

Who: Ages 6 to 12

What: Includes all supplies ($25.00)

follow the below link for additional details:

VALENTINE KIDS PAINT NIGHT

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  Children’s After school Art Class

with BARBARA WOODS

8-week art class for children ages 6-12

FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Click here for more information or to Register!

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ALL  ABOUT  PASTELS!

with

MICHAEL GILLESPIE

 February 7, 14, 21

Thursday Afternoons @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Click link below for more information:

ALL ABOUT PASTELS with Michael Gillespie

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ITSY BITSY ACRYLIC PAINTING -BEGINNING LEVEL

Starting January 21 - March 18

(no class on February 27).

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Go to "EVENTS" on the website & register today!

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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 Nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist from Tennessee!  Visit her website www.kathieodom.com or follow her on Facebook!  She's an awesome painter and you'll be sure to benefit from taking this workshop. We're fortunate that Kathie is coming to Waxahachie and has included us in her 2019 schedule:

January-March - Winter Mentoring Program, Knoxville, Tennessee

February 1 - Opening Night, Two Person Show with Perry Brown, Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon

February 22-23 - For the Love of Art Gala Weekend, The Booth Museum, Cartersville, Georgia

February 25-27 - Plein Air & Studio workshop - Waxahachie, Texas

April 28-May 5 - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia

May 12-16 - Plein Air South Faculty, Port St. Joe, Florida

July 21-28 - Door County Plein Air, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

August 11-18 - Paint Grand Traverse, Traverse City, Michigan

October 14-19 - PAP-SE Paintout, Leiper's Creek Gallery, Franklin, Tennessee

Limited to 15 students, this class has only 4 spaces left!  Register today.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!


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Watercolor with TINA BOHLMAN

Intermediate Level

8-Week Session begins February 6

click here for more information & to register

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FEB 9 - 10:  Introduction to Clay Sculpture!  2-day workshop with John Davis -  if you've always wanted to try working in clay...now is your chance!  Did you know?..... not all clay sculptures have to be fired or cast in bronze! There are types of air-dry clay that can be sculpted for a one-of-a-kind sculpture. John can get you started on the right path - Join the class & get your hands into the clay! Let's make some 3-D art!  Register today!

Only $150 for both days - includes all supplies!  

Click here for more information and to register!

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 

 Kara Brady Massingill, Robert Hulen, Susie Monzingo and Victoria Ratliff





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N E W S L E T T E R

 JANUARY 2019


 

NEXT MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019

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 - GOLDEN PAINT REPRESENTATIVE - FREE STUFF!


JANUARY REFRESHMENTS COMMITTEE: 

Candace Faber

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Happy New Year!   We're looking forward to 2019 and another great year for Ellis County Art Association and ART on the Square.  As you can see in this newsletter, we're starting the year off with a variety of classes and workshops.  In addition to classes and workshops, the annual Youth Art Show opens March 26, and mark your calendar: Paint Historic Waxahachie is May 17 - 24.  

Time to renew your membership!  Please sign into the website www.elliscountyart.net  and click on "view profile".  There's a tab to Renew.  

Beginning with January,  we've changed the gallery shifts on week days from 2 shifts to 3 shifts!  The 1st & 3rd shift overlaps with the 2nd (middle) shift.  Each shift only needs 1 person:

1st shift: 10am-2pm

2nd shift (middle shift): 12 to 4pm

3rd shift: 2pm - 6pm

Saturday and Sunday shift schedule will remain the same.  

If you haven't volunteered for your January shift, please do it as soon as possible.  February is now open for volunteer sign up as well.  Go to www.signupgenius.com!

Monday, January 7 is gonna be a busy, fun-filled day!  Starting at 9am, the GOLDEN Paints representative is leading a workshop till 4pm.  Better sign up now! Only a few spaces are left - Just $65 and all supplies included!  

Then...at 6pm doors open for our Monday meeting...with the usual agenda of refreshments, mini show, & social activity...at 7pm the GOLDEN Paint representative will present and demonstrate paint & mediums...and give out FREE STUFF!  If you don't make the workshop...you want to be sure and come to the evening demo!  Did I mention there will be FREE STUFF?

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

See you Monday!

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VOLUNTEER STAFF TRAINING - JANUARY 14!  If you have not attended a training meeting, or if you have not completed a sale...it's important that you register & attend.  We have a new credit card terminal.  We're also going to discuss possible changes in the sales receipt - we need YOUR input & suggestions! All volunteers are strongly urged to attend - snacks & drinks provided.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (we need a head count for food).  SIGN UP & BE THERE!

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MEMBER NEWS:

MARY BROOKS shares this portrait.  She has been busy doing  doing portraits of family and clients for Christmas gifts:


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4 of our members ( Candace Faber, Mike Duncan, Steve Miller, & Leah Lawless-Smith) are painting a "Puffy Heart" - a public art project in Waxahachie with a "Heart" theme. Our "Heart" theme is 4 of the movies filmed in Waxahachie.  The Heart is being painted in our classroom...drop in & take a look at the progress!  There's more pictures to come - Stay tuned - meanwhile, here's Leah Lawless-Smith & Steve Miller hard at work!  When the Heart is completed, it will be permanently installed next to the flag poles at the new County Court House, at Franklin & Jackson Streets. SO PROUD!

 


  

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Steve Miller will be teaching a workshop in Irving on January 11 and 12. Registration is through Irving Art Association. Steve has shared a link to their web site, and I also added it below. for anyone interested:

https://irvingartassociation.org/2018/12/steve-miller-2-day-oil-landscape-painting-workshop/ 

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W O R K S H O P S  &  C L A S S E S:

JANUARY 7 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm.   

NOTE:  This workshop is on the day of our Monday night meeting.

All-day workshop with Representative for Golden Paints -  using OPEN acrylic and Fluid acrylic with a variety of mediums to make acrylic painting to look and even feel like oil painting....you might even decide to make the switch!    $65 includes all supplies.

Click here to Register NOW!

(Golden Representative is also the guest Monday night and will be handing out lots of FREE STUFF!)

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  Children’s After school Art Class

with BARBARA WOODS

8-week art class for children ages 6-12

JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29

FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Click here for more information or to Register!

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ALL  ABOUT  PASTELS!

with

MICHAEL GILLESPIE

January 17, 24, 31 - February 7, 14, 21

Thursday Afternoons @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Click link below for more information:

ALL ABOUT PASTELS with Michael Gillespie


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PENCIL WORKSHOP

“Developing Realism”

With Dave McSpadden

A One Day Workshop From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

JANUARY 19, 2019

Advance Online Registration Required

click here to register:  1-DAY PENCIL DRAWING WORKSHOP

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ITSY BITSY ACRYLIC PAINTING -BEGINNING LEVEL

Starting January 21 - March 18

(no class on February 27).

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Go to "EVENTS" on the website & register today!

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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 Nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist from Tennessee! Limited to 15 students, this class will fill quickly!  Register today.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

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Watercolor with TINA BOHLMAN

Intermediate Level

8-Week Session begins February 6

click here for more information & to register


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FEB 9 - 10:  Introduction to Clay Sculpture!  2-day workshop with John Davis -  if you've always wanted to try working in clay...now is your chance!   Deadline to register:  January 18.  Register today!

$150 - includes all supplies!  

Click here for more information and to register!

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 

 Steve Barrett

Melissa Engle

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Gallery 972-937-3414 ,  Address: 113 Franklin St., Waxahachie, TX 75165
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N E W S L E T T E R

 NOVEMBER 2018


 

NEXT MEETING

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 , 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: 

Walt Hackfeld and Jane Yeager

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I can't believe November is here already!  We're all looking forward to the cooler temps, after a very rainy October! The annual tradition of the Membership Show starts off the Fall & holiday season with a wonderful display of creative awesomeness!  Congratulations to all the winners! A complete list of the winners is in this newsletter. The opening reception was a huge success and a great time was had by all.  Thanks to the 9th St. Band for providing entertainment and Shawn Davis for the refreshments.

Speaking of Shawn...so glad to see her well on the way to recovery after knee replacement.  She hobbled in on a cane - set up the refreshment table & then served at the wine & beer table.  You just can't keep that gal down! 

If you don't have it on your calendar, you must plan to attend the Membership Business Meeting on October 29. Very important announcements will be made regarding the future of our Association and ART on the Square gallery.  

If you haven't volunteered in the gallery this month, there are still plenty of opportunities to become involved in the day-to-day business of our Association.  Be a volunteer - you can be as active as you have time for.  4 hours a month isn't a lot of time considering the good it does.  Ellis County Art Association is a success because of the incredible and willing volunteers that staff the gallery 6 days a week!

Our guest artist is a delight to watch!  Stormie Parker is returning to Waxahachie to demonstrate her technique with clay using her potter's wheel.  Please plan to come and help us welcome her back. Be there...November 5 - doors open at 6pm.  

See you Soon!

Tina Bohlman - President

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SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING - ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

OCTOBER 29, 2018  -  6:30pm 

CONCERNING CHANGES TO MEMBERSHIP LEVELS & DUES 

Over the past 60 years, our association has evolved from a small art group of 20 into a dynamic, vibrant Fine Art Association with a membership of 170 and still growing!  Opening a gallery has presented us with many challenges and after 2 years of operation, we must make some decisions going forward into the future.

With the sale of the building on Main Street and subsequent move to the Square, it is time to re-structure our membership levels, define the specific benefits within each level, annual dues for each level, and address issues with the volunteer system for staffing the gallery.

The Board of Directors is calling this meeting to present members with our vision of a "new & improved"  Ellis County Art Association. 

We realize that "change is hard" but at times, it is necessary. On January 1, 2019, we must implement several changes that are necessary for our Association to continue into the future.  

Before we move forward, we are calling this meeting to inform you and welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.  If you want to be a part of forming the future of ECAA...you need be present!  

Thanks,

 Board of Directors:

Tina Bohlman, President - Dave McSpadden, Vice President - Shawn Davis, Treasurer - Carolyn Smith, Secretary - Phyllis Shingler, Historian - Francys Flanagan, Director - Stephen Spence, Director - Jana Jennings, Director - Mary Rabien, Director - Rachel Rinehart, Director- J.D. Fields, Director.


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NOVEMBER GUEST ARTIST

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                                                STORMIE PARKER

    gorgeous

                "WILL"                                                                "GORGEOUS" 


 diminishing returns

                                      "DIMINISHING RETURNS"

By popular request, we're delighted to welcome Stormie Parker back to Waxahachie as our guest demonstration artist for November.  Stormie is bringing her "wheel", the tools of her trade and will share her creative process.  

Please plan to come and watch Stormie work her magic with clay!

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OCTOBER MINI-SHOW   -  ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

Well, we're SO disappointed! There were not enough entries for the mini show.  Don't let another month go by without bringing your entry!  Everyone wants to see what you've been working on!

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1st Monday - DECEMBER 3rd.  

Remember the fun we had with the silent auction of art-related items at our December holiday gathering last year? Not only did everyone walk away with a new art supply item or painting at a "bargain" price....but we raised over $800 for two children's non-profit agencies for art supplies. 

We're doing it again!  Start cleaning out your studio NOW and get your art stuff ready to sell!  You know what we're talking about...it's that "absolutely necessary...gotta have it" art supply item that you couldn't live without ...but never got around to using!  Any art-related item that is new (or "gently used"), or any original work of art will be accepted.  The silent auction is a great opportunity to "re-home" art supplies, equipment or art...and raise money for a good cause! 

More information will be coming soon, but for now...start gathering up your "art stuff"!

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MEMBER NEWS:

David Hunter shares a pastel sketch of Bulgarian Peppers taken at open Air Market during the Arts this Summer.

Julie Wende  Buying Pumpkins This painting and two others were all accepted at Fort Works Art 100 for 100 shows. Starts Saturday 10/27/2018. 


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"Jerral Derryberry is currently working on the annual commission for the Dallas Bar Association.  Jerral has done the commission for the last 18 years."

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Milan Kuret shares 

For fun he drew some of his favorite characters from the Gunsmoke TV series. You probably recognize them, Matt, Doc, Chester, Festus and Kitty.

        

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Upcoming shows & exhibitions of ECAA members:

Cheryl Fahringer-Jackson dba Keen Art Photography

Oct. 1-Dec.31:  Lighthouse Gallery "FACES"  

Nov. 10: Bobcat Benefit Holiday Craft Show, Trophy Club, TX

Nov 17: Sunshine Fund Craft Show, Coleman Jr. High, Waxahachie, TX

Irma Ward

Solo Exhibit of new series of work - "Circles, Cycles, and Color" - at Upstairs Gallery in Arlington November 1 - 24.  Reception November 3 - 5 to 8pm

Tina Bohlman:

"Around the World" - Juried Show at Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas.  Reception Nov. 3, 11am-6pm.  Show continues through Dec. 22.

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EMAIL:  BRENDA STOCKTON  bgstockton1@sbcglobal.net

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HELP WANTED - 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 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. 

email:  admin@elliscountyart.net 

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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

NEW CLASS FORMING!

PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS IN OILS

Instructor: Steve Miller

CLASS DATES:  Starting November 6 and running thru December 18. (no class Nov. 20).

 TUESDAYS: Nov. 6, 13, 27 - Dec. 4, 11, 18; 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER TODAY!

Where: ART on the Square Class room

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Art Walk Application.pdf

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There is still space in TINA BOHLMAN'S Watercolor class - register on the Events page of the website.  Class is small with plenty of individual attention.  Novice and Intermediate level. 

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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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2 new Workshops Coming in January:  

  • 2-day workshop with John Davis - Introduction to Clay Sculpture - if you've always wanted to try working in clay...now is your chance! 
         $120 includes all supplies
  • 1-day workshop with Representative for Golden Paints -  using OPEN acrylic and Fluid acrylic with a variety of mediums to get acrylic painting to look and even feel like oil painting....you might even decide to make the switch!                                                    

        $65 includes all supplies.

 

DATES & REGISTRATION FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 

TeJay Wims, Tim Kruet and Milan Kuret

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2018 Membership Show & Sale

AWARD WINNERS

BEST IN SHOW - "Harnessed" - Steve Miller

LEVEL I (Professional/Advanced)

OIL/ACRYLIC

1st PLACE - "PARISIAN MEMORIES - OLIVETTE HUBLER

2nd PLACE - CANYON SOLITUDE - KENT BREWER

3rd PLACE - SHE RUNS THRU ME - LEAH LAWLESS-SMITH

HONORABLE MENTION - XAVIER - FRANCYS FLANAGAN

WATER MEDIA

1st PLACE - SKETCHBOOK #1 POPPY - TAMMY WASCOVICH

2nd PLACE - GRAIN SILOS - TINA BOHLMAN

3rd PLACE - BIKE - MARGIE WHITTINGTON

HONORABLE MENTION - CHINATOWN REVISITED - BEVERLY THOMPSON

LEVEL II (Intermediate/Novice

OIL/ACRYLIC

1st PLACE - CHRIS - CLAUDIA PARSONS

2nd PLACE - DAYBREAK - JANE YEAGER

3rd PLACE - GOOD BOY - MARY BROOKS

HONORABLE MENTION - CREAM OF THE CROP - LINDA BEAKLEY

DRY MEDIA - ALL LEVELS

1ST PLACE - BRIMSTONE CHANGEABLE HAWK EAGLE - RAY SHATWELL

2nd PLACE - PHANTOM FAWN - NANCY BOZEMAN

3rd PLACE - HAPPY SPRING - SHANNON FRETWELL

PHOTOGRAPHY - ALL LEVELS

1ST PLACE - SHATTERED DREAMS - DONNA MILLER

2ND PLACE - LIGHT SHOW - TIM KURET

3RD PLACE - OWL'S HEAD LIGHTHOUSE - CHERYL FAHRINGER-JACKSON

3-DIMENSIONAL - ALL LEVELS

1ST PLACE - FLOATING BLUE PLATTER - RACHEL SHERRILL

2ND PLACE - THERE'S A HAIR IN IT - STAN SMITH

3RD PLACE - FROG LEGS - CAROL CULL

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