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
Oct 7 Drawing
Nov 4 Oil Portraits
Dec. 2 Christmas Party
Jan 6 Watercolor
Feb 3 Watercolor
March 2 Watercolor Betty Bielser
April 6 Abstract Expressionism
May 4 Oils
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
Feb 12 Mobiles
Mar 11 Creative Fun
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.