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

                  Cecy 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       Mobiles

                   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.

    

Gwen Meharg

April 6, 2020, 7 pm

Gwen Meharg uses abstraction to paint hope.  
Abstraction dances around the edge of story.  
The stories we tell define who we are.   
Her paintings provide a safe place, a sacred space, for story to unfold.  
Each painting explores what has been, what is, and what might be.  
Each layer influences, but no single layer determines the final result.  
Each painting declares that beauty is possible.  
Each painting is a declaration of hope.

Abstraction hints & tugs at memory.  
Abstraction dances around the edge of story.

All good stories are true. Some true stories actually happened.

The stories we tell ourselves & each other define who we are.  

Her modern landscape paintings provide a safe place, a sacred space, for our stories to unfold.  

A moment is captured in pigment and suspended in time.  
Each painting is an exploration of what has been, what is,

and what might be.  
Each layer influences, but no single layer determines, the final result.    

Each painting is a declaration that beauty is possible.

Cecy 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.

Betty Biesler

Mar. 2, 2020, 7 pm

After painting in oil for many years, Betty Biesler switched to watercolor about 40 years ago and has not been disappointed since. Watercolor is the oldest, most versatile of all mediums and she is amazed at how many different styles it affords the artist. She enjoys trying new techniques and can’t imagine ever getting bored with it.

 

She has studied under many well-known watercolor artists and has a passion for learning. The best way to learn is by teaching, which she has been doing since 2002. She has written two work books, “One Step at a Time-Watercolor for Beginners” and One Step at a Time-Watercolor Portraits”, which she sells and uses in teaching at her workshops.

 

Several years ago she found the joy of painting Plein Air (outdoors). She started entering Plein Air juried competitions around Texas and she has won two first places and a second. Most of her painting is  studio…taken from photographs she has taken. Her favorite subjects are Texas wildflowers, Hill Country landscapes and other Western scenes. She is  particularly fond of painting portraits.

 

Her paintings have found their way to private and commercial collections around the world. They are on display at Highland Arts Guild/Gallery in Marble Falls, in businesses and bank lobbies around the area. She is a member of Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery and Texas Watercolor Society.

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".

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