Friday, July 9, 2010

Manufacturer’s Round-Up

Monday, July 19th --- from 6pm to 10pm
Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

--- Experience new products!
--- Learn new techniques from the suppliers!
--- Take away loads of samples and freebies!
--- Make it & Take it Activities abound during this event!
--- Join the Party, light snacks and refreshments provided!

Fredrix Canvas, Prismacolor, Strathmore Artist Papers, Speedball, Weber, Scharff Brushes, General Pencil Company, PaintWorks, and others will present their latest and greatest products. All attendees will be given time to experience each vendor as everyone rotates through the “Round-Up” area.

Attending this event usually requires expo registration. Tim Mulvey, owner of Artist Expo (and new Woodlands Art League member) is waiving the registration fee and inviting all local area art league members and art teachers to attend this 4-hour, information packed event for only $35.00!

Again, all art teachers and league members from The Woodlands and surrounding areas can enjoy a night of fun and walk away with loads of new products and ideas for just the cost of the event! A Savings Of $75.00 (expo registration fee).

We’ve all spent $35 just going to a two hour movie!! Why not enjoy the company of your fellow artists for an entire evening and walk away with a bundle of goodies and new ideas??

Contact Artist Expo at (713) 462-2686 to register for this event. Don’t forget to mention you are an art teacher or art league member to get this special offer!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Figure Drawing Class

Figure Drawing Class
at the NEW Woodlands Art League Gallery
in Market Street, Across from Aaron Brothers Art Framing

6 week class beginning August 2nd - 6-9:00 PM

This is WAL's first class opening up the new space at Market Street. We have a closed workshop space, with easels and tables and chairs provided.
Class is limited to 15 so please contact Kim Abbati asap to sign up!

Figure Drawing with Uri Kelman: 6 week class
beginning Monday night, Aug 2, 6-9 pm.
Fee is $180, includes model (clothed/draped)

To register: email
send fee to: Woodlands Art League
P.O. Box 7234
The Woodlands, TX 77387

Uri suggests you work with favorite pencils, charcoals, conte, etc. Required is large drawing pad 18x24. He will start off discussing theory so be prepared for extensive note taking.

Uri Kelman’s background in drawing life models goes back many years. At age 18, while still in high school, Kelman studied with Marcel Janco, one of the founders of the Dada art movement. Later, Kelman studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Bezallel Art and Design Academy. A graphic designer and art director by trade, Kelman has participated in a number of local art fairs like The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival and The Bayou City Art Fair, with the next show being in a Houston Downtown event during October. Kelman draws one evening a week at the Houston Art Institute to teach and help students that are seeking guidance. Kelman remains heavily influenced by the renaissance masters as well as the Russian master, Nicholas Fechin.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Woodlands Mall Artisan Show - Aug. 14&15

Woodlands Mall is hosting an Artisan Event on August 14th & 15th. The Mall has invited Woodlands Art League members to exhibit and sell art in the mall for these two days at a reduced rate of only $50! This is a savings of $150 off the normal price for exhibiting inside the mall.
Any artist interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should contact Tony at 281-467-8818 or as soon as possible. WAL will not be requesting the usual 10% donation from sales made during this event.
Artists participating in the mall show will need to provide their own panels or submit a request to borrow WAL panels, if available. The mall will supply tables and chairs for each exhibiting artist.


Woodlands Art League will hold a Select Show & Sale at the Waterway Marriott Hotel on Saturday, July 24th. Tim Mulvey, owner of Artist Expo, invited the League to present artwork in the atrium outside of the exhibit hall on the last day of the Artist Expo event. The opportunity to display and sell artwork at the Marriott is going to be quite exciting for the artists participating. Tim has offered the space at no charge to WAL or the artists and WAL has only requested that all artwork submitted must be framed. Participants in this show have been selected and notified of the process for submitting artwork.
WAL is also asking for the usual 10% donation from any sales made during the event and is currently considering what nonprofit organization will be the recipient. Please help make this event successful for everyone involved by promoting it through all available networking opportunities.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Art Class space available

The Linda Watson Gallery at 204 N Main St, Conroe, TX is offering space (for a very nominal fee) to anyone interested in teaching small art classes in their gallery.

Classes taught now include:
Watercolor by Joe Kolb
Sketching by Jerry Parker
Sketching by JD Davenport
Beginning Jewelry by Jean Fleshner
Wire wrap Jewelry by Sue Cartwright 

If you are interested in utilizing this space, please call Joe Fleshner at 832-928-7150.