Meetings and Demos

2019-2020 Meeting and Demonstration 

1st Monday of the Month 

6:00 to 6:45 pm  Intake Painting of the Month

6:20 to 7:00 pm  Snacks, Pay Dues, etc.  

6:45 to 7:00 pm  Voting for the Painting of the Month

6:50 to 7:00 pm  Start announcements 

7:00 to 8:15 pm  Demo

Sept 9      Collage and Mixed Media

                  Katherine Baronet


Oct 7        Drawing       

                  Ruben Contreras

Nov  4      Oil Portraits 

                  Michael Pianta


Dec.  2     Christmas Party

Jan 6         Watercolor

                  Bev Boren

Feb 3        Watercolor

                   Cece Turner  

March 2   Watercolor                                                                             Betty Bielser


April 6      Abstract Expressionism

                  Gwen Meharg

May 4       Oils

                  Darla Lyon

June 1     Party and Cookout    

TAG in the Morning Meeting and  Demonstration Schedule 2019-2020

2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am

Sept 11     Marketing & Selling your Work

                   Sergio Santos, Director of Development 

Oct 9         A Plein Air Day

                   Mary Christine Ward

Nov 13     Brunch and Critique       

Dec 11      Christmas Party - Jerry's Bistro

Jan 8         3D Drawing and Shading

                   Roswitha Kress

Feb 12       Mosaics

                   Carol Callery


Mar 11      Creative Fun

                   Doris Mobley

April 8     

May 13         

Please bring your painting for Painting of the Month. The first place winner will receive s $25.00 gift certificate from Asel Art Suppy and display for the month.


Cece Turner

Feb. 3, 2020, 7 pm

A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

Cecy has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies. Cecy's work has appeared in articles in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine (Artist to Watch), Art of the West, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover artist 2010) and the book, The Best of Flower Painting. During the past several years she has received an Award of Excellence in the American Women Artists 2017 Juried Exhibition, Best of Show in the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP) 2014 Centennial Celebration Juried Exhibition in Rocky Mountain 

National Park, Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, the Best Realistic Landscape Award in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition, Landscape Merit Award in the Salon International Juried Exhibition, Irving Art Center $1,000 award in the Texas and Neighbors Five-State Juried Exhibition, First Place in the 43rd National Exhibition of Women Artists of the West, as well as awards in the 80th Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibition, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Plano Art Association, Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Exhibition and Best of Show in he Associated Creative Artists Juried Exhibition.

Artist's Statement: Texture and the effects of light and shadow have become important elements in my paintings.I am fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for me. I cannot improve nature, but I can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what I feel. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for me. I paint to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what I see.

Bev Boren

Jan. 6, 2020, 7 pm

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".

Michael Pianta

Nov. 4, 2019, 7 pm

Michael Pianta is an artist living in Fort Worth, TX. He has a BFA from the University of Texas at Tyler, where he graduated cum laude in 2009.  In 2011 he moved to Fort Worth, to attend the Texas Academy of Figurative Art (TAFA), an atelier style school specializing in traditional realistic drawing and painting techniques.  In 2016, he became a student-instructor at TAFA, teaching the beginning students.  He graduated from TAFA with certificates in Drawing and Painting in 2017, and now teaches the evening figure drawing course there.  He has taught private drawing and painting lessons around Fort Worth since 2014.  He is a member of Oil Painters of America, and has participated in numerous exhibitions.  Most recently, he and his wife, Audra, established Pianta Studios.

Ruben Contreras

Oct. 7, 2019,7 pm

Inspired by a unique background in graphic design, visual effects and digital sculpting, photographer and artist, Ruben Contreras, studied and developed his artistic eye at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. He discovered his true passion for imagery when he first gazed through the lens of a camera shortly after graduating, and went on to create his own signature pieces while also acting as director of photography for a diverse range of projects. Now, Contreras creates dramatic and dream-like images of realistic settings that combine a photographer’s clever eye for composition with an imaginative approach to editing and processing that results in truly magnificent pieces. Signature photographs like the gauzy nightscape of “Serene Night” and the dusted-over, dramatic contrasts of “Windmills” highlight Contreras’ incredible eye for imbuing everyday landscapes with otherworldly beauty. Having suffered from chronic pain in his face from a very young age, Contreras has channeled his disability into a powerful drive that fuels his artistic visions, resulting in a singularly insightful yet strikingly humble style that’s distinctly his own. Explore the striking works of Ruben Contreras and travel the world, or rediscover the familiar in a brilliant new light.

Katherine Baronet

Sept. 3, 2019,7 pm

Katherine Baronet was born in Richmond, VA. After a 20 year career as a fashion model, which took her to many countries in Europe and Japan, she went on to complete her Bachelor Degree in Communications Arts from East Texas A&M in Commerce in 1995. After graduating from college, Baronet worked as a graphic designer and art director for Neiman Marcus and David Carter Design Studio while painting in her own studio. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, group and solo art shows over the past 30 years. Her paintings are in both private and corporate collections, including the Hilton Anatole Hotel and Children’s Hospital in Dallas and throughout the United States. 

For five years she worked in the Healing Arts as the Artist-in-Residence at Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, and is currently working on a new series of large graphite drawings.


Baronet was selected to be in Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent show, and recently completed a large chalk drawing for the restaurant Lark on the Park next to Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas.

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