Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MFAH wants your old brushes!

Leila Christoffel's husband, Joe is a docent at MFAH, and he is involved in creating "Discovery Carts" that lay out materials for visitors to see "up close" what artists use in their work. They have solicited clay, stained glass, metals, and of course, brushes. Joe's assignment is brushes only.

Joe is asking for used brushes to make the Painting Cart more authentic than new brushes would be. Please bring your donations to the Art League meeting on Thursday or contact Tony (tony@sculptours.com) if you have brushes to donate but will not be attending the meeting on Thursday.

NOTICE: Thursday night's Art League meeting is a POT LUCK dinner! Dessert and beverages will be supplied by WAL.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Enjoy the “Woodlands Art Affair” on June 12th

The Woodlands Art League and VillaSport Athletic Club are proud to present the very first “Woodlands Art Affair” on June 12th at the VillaSport Athletic Club. Over 30 different artists will offer diverse artistic expressions for sale to the public from 10am until 5pm throughout the club facility on 4141 Technology Forest Drive off Research Forest. The event, titled “Woodlands Art Affair” was initiated by VillaSport as another opportunity for the club to show its community support as well as its desire to promote local art endeavors. Woodlands Art League is organizing the event and 10% of all sales will be donated to the Interfaith Backpack program. Contact Kim at kabbati@aol.com to sign up to volunteer for this event.

WAL Street Journal - June 2010 Edition

The latest WAL street is complete and available for viewing at http://www.woodlandsartleague.org/files/News_0610.pdf
This issue reminds everyone about the Volunteer Appreciation Night to honor all those who helped with the Woodlands Waterway Art Festival. It will be help at the South County Community Center on Lake Robbins Road on June 24th, starting at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to celebrate the success of the festival, Woodlands Art League clock 580 volunteer hours for that weekend!
Also, don't forget the first "Woodlands Art Affair" to be held at VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa this Saturday, June 12th from 10am until 5pm. Over 30 different local area artists will be displaying their talents for sale to the general public. It's open to the public free of charge so invite everyone you know. Volunteers are still being sought for this event. Ten percent of all sales from this event will go to support the Backpack program held each year by Interfaith. If you can offer a few hours of your time to help make this event a success for everyone involved, please contact Kim at kabbati@aol.com. Remember, Woodlands Art League is a "volunteer" organization.

MFAH holding photo contest for true fans

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is enlisting shutterbugs to submit photos of friends, family members or strangers enjoying the museum.
The winning image in the MFAH's Wish You Were Here … photography contest — selected by Peter C. Marzio, the museum's director — will be featured in an ad campaign of the same name.
The victorious photographer gets $500, a one-year museum membership and a $25 MFAH shop gift card.
Up to four runners-up will receive $150 each, one-year museum memberships and advertising placements of their photos, which can be taken at the MFAH's Audrey Jones Beck Building, Caroline Wiess Law Building, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Rienzi or the Glassell School of Art.
Contestants can enter by visiting the MFAH's social media group pages and adding up to three photos by 11:59 p.m. July 6. Marzio's selections will be posted on the MFAH's website and Flickr and Facebook group pages July 13.
Other museums have tapped visitors' talents for marketing purposes. Last year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York sponsored a similar photo contest and ad campaign called It's Time We Met, in which two winners and five runners-up were chosen from 999 submissions.
For a list of rules and access to the MFAH's Flickr and Facebook pages, visit dev.mfah.org/photocontest.
By DOUGLAS BRITT Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
June 7, 2010, 5:25PM