Don;t forget! 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!
We will begin taking in art from teachers and parents for the Student Art Exhibit on April 6 & 7. The process of hanging the art according to grade level & judging for awards begins on April 8. The show opens on Tuesday, April 10. The reception honoring students, teachers and award presentation is at 2pm, Saturday April 14. Please plan to attend if you can.
It's almost time for Paint Historic Waxahachie! Prior to the event, there are several tasks that must be completed - We'll be passing a volunteer sheet around at the meeting; I'm sure there is something that is "right" for you!
We have a great demo program planned for you! Hollan Holmes of Dallas will make a presentation and watercolor demonstration. More information about Holan is elsewhere in this newsletter.
The gallery and classroom will be filled floor to ceiling, wall to wall with the art of Ellis County youth beginning April 10! This is an annual tradition since 1980. The exhibition will continue until April 21.
We need someone to be the Mini-Show Reporter! Responsibilities are to photograph the winning entries and write a short "bio" about the winners for posting on the website and on social media. If you're interested, please contact Tina Bohlman.
Hollan will be splitting this evening up into two halves. The first half being a presentation on "The Making Of 'Industrial Revolution I'", a watercolor painting he completed February 22nd, 2018. He'll cover materials, palette, methodology and photo presentation of the painting process from beginning to end, documented with sequential images.
The second half will be a quick demo, showing how he painted some of the elements from his painting "Industrial Revolution I". He'll paint a small patch of ground and pebbles, as well as a small patch of weathered wood, which will demonstrate his use of a limited palette, his brushes of choice and the techniques he uses to achieve a relatively realistic representation of those elements.
This will be a fun and informative night, revealing how Hollan works and how you can use his techniques to achieve realism in your own work.
Hollan is new to our group and we're excited to welcome him to Waxahachie!