Meetings of TAG are usually the 1st Monday evening of each month except June-August. This year, due to Sept. Labor Day, the meeting was moved to August 28th.
Click HERE to see TAG Calendar of Events.
Meetings begin at 6:30pm and the Demos follow some short membership meeting announcements.
Before each meeting, nibbles are served at around 6:00 p.m.
Bring your paintings to participate in "TAG Members' Painting of the Month" contest.
TAG Demo Artists
Kasmira Minstry - August 28, 2023 6:30pm-8:00pm
Kashmira Mistry arrived in the USA with her husband and two boys the day our hostages came home from Iran.
Her husband has worked for a Cummins collaboration in India that prompted them to move to this God's country.
Kashmira has been working with glass since the early 80's making Stained Glass panels for doors and windows for builders in the DFW area, as well as commissioned work for individuals. She put a hold on her art to raise her sons and earn a living selling Real Estate.
It was when the youngest went off to college that she pursued her love for ceramics, pottery and has thoroughly enjoyed this for the last 15 years.
It was in 2019 that she decided to pull out her glass cutting equipment and try her hand at fusing glass.
She bought a used kiln and some glass and made her first 100 Christmas trees that sold out.
With that confidence, she made some chickens and sail boats, and valet/sushi trays, and her imagination knew no bounds. If she could cut the glass, she could fuse it too.
Her work is sold at local galleries and gift shops. You can also call her and pick out a gift or two or special order for Wedding /Anniversary/ Birthday gifts.
Kashmira also does workshops for about 5-6 persons where you enjoy some nibbles and wine, and create your own gifts in Glass and Clay.
It is a perfect time to spend with friends or young ladies in your family to celebrate a special occasion.
She lives in Keller, has a love for animals, gardening, cooking, reading, and of course any art.
E. Melinda Morrison - October 2, 2023 6:30pm-8:00pm
As a young woman, her B.A. in fine arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter. Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports, but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist. She says she “felt like her soul was drying up”. An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.
Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the League under the guidance of master painters like, Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Weckbach, and Ron Hicks. As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time. She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career. She hasn’t looked back.
Since that decision, Melinda has participated in over 8 one woman shows in Santa Fe, shown in national and regional shows gaining recognition for her figurative paintings. Her work is collected among collectors across the US and internationally. She has been featured in major articles in national and regional magazines and newspapers such as Southwest Art, American Art Collector, The South African Artist Magazine, the Santa Fean Magazine, and Albuquerque Journal. She has been chosen multiple times as a finalist in the national Boldbrush art contest and over 20 times as FAV 15%. She has been a finalist twice in the Members Only Portrait Society of America Show, and placed 7th in the Animal Category in 2021. She has won awards of Excellence in National Oils and Acrylic Society (NOAPS), the Sedona International Art Competition, Western Oil Painters of America and fall online OPA showcase. As a sought out teacher, she teaches and offers professional studies courses as well as offering workshop instruction from other nationally known artists.
In 2019, Melinda met internationally award-winning Julio Reyes and Candice Bohannon. They introduced her to egg tempera. Since that time she has focused her energies towards mastering egg tempera and now works in both oils, egg tempera and gouache.
Melinda is currently represented by Alexandra Stevens Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Texas Treasures Fine Art, Boerne, TX; Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX; and OA Gallery, St. Louis, MO. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the America Impressionist Society
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