A 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION
MARCH 25, 2010 MEETING
“DO I REALLY LOOK LIKE THAT”
AIR BRUSH CARICATURE
March 25, 2010
7:00 PM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
212 W. PLEASANT RUN, DESOTO, TEXAS
Volume 5 , Issue 7
Inside this issue:
NOMINATING TIME 1
Sunshine List 2
Chris is a native of Iowa but moved to Texas in 1991.
He managed the caricature concession at Six Flags in
Arlington until the end of the 2001 season and has made
his living as a caricature artist for the past 20 years. He
currently draws caricatures at company parties, birthdays,
Mitzvahs, and in his studio from clients’ photos for
retirement and other specialty gift caricatures.
He became interested in watercolor through his dad, an
architect and “Sunday Painter”. While on summer breaks from college he would go out with his
dad and paint en plein aire around his hometown of Spencer. Buildings,
signs, motels, and railroads are favorite among his current subjects. He
recently won an Honorable Mention Award at the 2009 “Paint Historic
Waxahachie” plein aire event last June.
Chris is also a member of Texas Artists Coalition, SWS, and ISCA
(International Society of Caricature Artists) and will be working his 10 th
year drawing caricatures at the State Fair of Texas in September/October
doing his graphite and airbrush technique in the Embarcadero building in
See more about his caricatures on his website: www.GalvinArt.com.
NEW OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
Nominating Committee Chairman Christine Lain is working
hard to get nominees to fill the various slots for Art
League management and operation during the next year.
She still needs someone for Membership, Shows, Secretary
and some various committee positions.
The Art League is a 100% volunteer organization. It cannot
survive without your help. Call Christine at 972-230-
3824 to help today.
Good Art - Poor Subject
2010 ANNUAL ART SHOW
The 2010 Annual Art Show is just around the
corner. Connie Tilden, our VP for Shows and
her assistant Ray Seibert will need a lot of
help producing this show. Your participation
will only be for a few hours at various times
during start of the show. Show docents will
be needed for June 12.
Last year, we had over 175 entries from over
20 cities, 3 states and 2 countries. Let’s help
Connie keep this show going strong. Call her
at 972-576-8190 to help.
Our Sponsors 2
Important names and
City Hall Exhibits 4
Who, What, When, 2
Annual Art Show 1,5,6
Artwork of the Month 2
• The April Meeting will be on
the 29th at 7:00 PM at the
Presbyterian Church, 212 W.
Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto,
• The April program will be a
demo by Artist Burke Burns
• City Hall exhibit will be by
The second best
reason to come
OUR PATRONS AND SUP-
CITY OF DESOTO
ASEL ART SUPPLY
CHEAP JOE’S ART STUFF
Boone, North Carolina
Cedar Hill, Texas
BLUEBONNET ART GALLERY
Please make a special effort to
patronize and thank these businesses
and organizations that
support us so generously. .
Jan Delipsy - 3
Joe Blanford - 15
Linda Gilpin - 16
Adelyn Christal - 20
Julie Danford - 22
Carolyn Webb - 23
George Cole - 25
The DeSoto Art League
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization as defined
by the Internal Revenue
Service. All gifts to the
DeSoto Art League are
tax deductible. All gifts
and grants are appreci-
Connie Tilden and Julie Danford
do “Stamp Madness”
THE SECOND BEST REASON TO COME TO
Refreshments Coordinator for 2009-2010 is Maria Pauken
who will be keeping up with who’s turn is next. Refreshments
for March will be furnished by:
March 2010 - Joe Acrond
April 2010 - Ken & Sandy Reese
May 2010 - Pot Luck Dinner
Thanks to Julie Danford for the February refreshments.
Contact Marie Pauken at: 972-617–3014
GREAT ART OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS K-12
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of fame is sponsoring
an art contest for students in association with their
Georgia O’Keefe Faraway: Nature and Image exhibit. Go
20Contest.pdf for details.
NEW MEMBERS/ADDRESS CHANGES
Bill Alexander - Corrected Telephone number: 214-337-5240
Verda Wright - Corrected Telephone number: 972-223-5151
OUR SUNSHINE LIST
Sandy Reese - The continuing
saga - after getting the green light
to walk following 2 months in a
wheel chair, she discovered that
her left foot was broken. Can’t
catch a break! (Bad Pun)
Edna Humphrey was in the hospital
again recently and is still
under going chemotherapy after
surgery earlier this year.
Elaine Schneider fell recently.
She is still hopping around. Said
she bruised every muscle she
Ava Freeman’s brother-in-law
passed away recently. He suffered
a heart attack while dealing the
after effects of our snow storm.
WHO, WHAT,WHEN, WHERE AND SOMETIMES—HOW
Our members Dotty Germino, Jane Kahler, Barbara Patrie-McPherson, Verna Geihl, Judy
Burch, Connie Tilden, Sandy Reese, Cherene Bradshaw, Mattie Kenney, Uvaldo Garcia and
visitor Shirley Collins all report that the just completed James Spurlock Workshop was fantastic.
Laurieanne Dygowski did an art demo March 18 for the Visual Artists of Cedar Hill.
Ken and Sandy Reese & Richard and Carolyn Webb just returned from attending the “Best of
Missouri Hands” Art Conference. The Missouri artists know how to present an art conference!
Judy Burch and Sandy Reese just had artwork accepted into the Women Artists of the West
Annual Show that will be held in El Cajon, California starting in May. Congratulations!
Joe Blanford has artwork exhibited in the Bass Concert Hall, University of Texas at Austin, Austin,
Texas. Capitol Art Society Exhibit on the Main and 6th Floors through April 25. Joe’s work is also
available at the Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park, CO, www.woodlandparkarts.com.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MEMBERS:
The 5 th Annual “Paint Historic Waxahachie” on May 28 – June 6, 2010. Call Tina Bohlman at
972-741-6154 for details.
Visual Artists of Cedar Hill Art Show—April 21-25, 2010. Call Judy Burch, 214-641-3831 or
email@example.com or Sandy Reese at 972-217-1546 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Send your latest news, gossip, tidbits, etc to Ken Reese at email@example.com or 972-
CALENDAR OF EVENTS—2010
• March 25, 2010 DeSoto Art League Meeting - Chris Galvin
• Through March 25, 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall - Christine and Rachel Lain and Emmy Piercy
• April 29, 2010 DeSoto Art League Meeting - Burke Burns
• April 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall - Jonesy McConnell
• May 27, 2010 DeSoto Art League Meeting—Installation Dinner
• May 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall - Burke Burns
• May 26, 2010 DESOTO ART LEAGUE ART SHOW - ARTWORK DUE
• June 2010 - July 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall - Annual Art Show
• August 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall - Sandra Tart
• September 30, 2010 DeSoto Art League Meeting
• September 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall
• October 28, 2010 DeSoto Art League Meeting
• October 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall
• November 18, 2010 DeSoto Art League Meeting
• November 2010 Art Exhibit in DeSoto City Hall
• December 2010 DeSoto Art League Member’s Only Art Show
• December 9, 2010 Christmas Party, Silent Auction and Show Awards (Date Tentative)
Visit Calvin Axtel and our friends at Asel Art Supply in one of
their many stores throughout the metroplex. Asel is a great supporter
of the DeSoto Art League. They are faithful and generous
in providing support for all our activities.
To Calvin and his crew: THANKS!
IT IS THE TIME TO PAY YOUR 2010-2011 DUES
You can start paying your 2010-2011 dues now. They are all due by May 31, 2010. Paying your dues on time helps the
League plan for the following year: Programs, meeting expenses, show expenses, etc. Complete the form below to submit
your dues. Choosing to receive your newsletter by email is a very cost saving choice for the Art League. If you are willing
to help now or in the future, please indicate your choice on the membership form. Thanks
DESOTO ART LEAGUE
2010-2011 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Art Mediums: _________________________________Newsletter by Email: Yes No
Are you willing to help? Officer(President, VP Shows,Membership,Programs,Secretary,
Treasurer), Committees: Newsletter, Refreshment Coordinator, Sunshine, Christmas Dinner, Installation Dinner,
Silent Auction, Publicity, Membership Book, Website …….Circle one or more
Mail to: Ken Reese, 746 Cockrell Hill Rd, Ovilla, Tx 75154 972-217-1546 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DESOTO ART LEAGUE
OFFICERS AND COMMITTIES
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS 2009-2010
President Julie Danford 972-223-5851
1st Vice President Programs Sandy Reese 972-217-1546
2nd Vice President Award Shows Connie Tilden 972-576-8190
Assistant for Shows Ray Siebert 972-223-7712
3rd Vice President Membership Ken Reese 972-217-1546
Recording Secretary Verna Geihl 972-224-3046
Treasurer Cherene Bradshaw 972-291-2368
Publicity Judy Burch 972-293-9748
Newsletter Ken Reese 972-217-1546
Public Displays (City Hall) Ken Reese 972-217-1546
Historian Cayetano Olivarez 972-230-0715
Refreshments (Coordinator) Marie Pauken 972-617–3014
Telephone Lou Tucker 972-223-6883
Parliamentarian Dotty Germino 972-224-2209
Visual Art Coalition
Sunshine Verda Wright 972-223-5151
Membership Book Julie Danford 972-223-5851
May Pot Luck Dinner Meeting
We need someone for this task.
CITY HALL DISPLAYS
April 2010 - Jonesy McConnell
May 2010 - Burke Burns - Emory, Texas Artist
June 2010 - DeSoto Art League Annual Show
July 2010 - DeSoto Art League Annual Show
August 2010 - Sandra Tart
September 2010 - Special Exhibit
October 2010 - Naomi Brotherton
November 2010 - Carol Cull
We are now taking applications for exhibits in September, October and November. We would like an exhibit in September
commemorating Mexican Heritage Month.
The exhibits will hang for approximately one month. There is room for about 15 to 20 paintings, depending on size.
The display area is under observation of city employees all the time. No artwork or information can be exhibited on the
floor. (That area is used for other activities and events, except during our shows). Family friendly work—No nudes or
sexually suggestive work. Two or more of you can get together and exhibit artwork. Art League members have preference.
Contact: Ken Reese Home:972-217-1546 Cell: 214-215-1546 Email: email@example.com
WINNERS - ARTWORK OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2010
Winners for February were: Cherene Bradshaw (L)
- 1st Place; Marca DeLacerda (R) - 2nd Place. Be
sure to bring your artwork to the March meeting.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place and 3rd
place will be recognized with a ribbon. Our friends
at Asel Art furnish gift certificates for these prizes.
Be sure to say thanks for their support the next time
you are in one of their stores.
SPRING ART SHOW
The show time is almost here!
On November 19, 2009, Carolyn Bell did a demo for the DeSoto
Art League. Last month’s newsletter showed how she finished the
painting. The Painting was later entered into the Carrollton Show
and won a “First Place”.
CITY HALL EXHIBITS
We are now taking applicants to exhibit their artwork in the DeSoto
City Hall Atrium for the year 2011. If you are interested, please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-217-1546. You can
see the guidelines at www.desotoartleague.com. Look under Guidelines.
Applicants who are considered should be prepared to submit samples
of their artwork (images) for review.
The Membership books will be available at the March
2010 meeting. Please come by and pick your book up.
When submitting items for the newsletter, please furnish
them in a Microsoft word.doc format using Times New Roman
or Verdana font. Imports fonts often times will not
translate to Microsoft Publisher or to our E-mail and newsletter
The Desoto Art League owns two 10’x10’ show tents and
24 art screens. These are available for rent.
See or Call Ken Reese or Julie Danford for details.
ART OF THE MONTH
Remember the Member’s monthly contest for
‘Artwork of the Month’ at the March meeting. Member
Bryan Reynolds will be doing the Artwork of the
Looking for member artists to profile in the newsletter.
If you are interested, here is what you will
need to do:
1. Prepare an artist’s statement/bio of about 200
words (1/2 page or so). Furnish 3-5 digital
prints of approximately one meg in size.
2. Contributors will be taken in order of submission.
Use of data will be as space is available.
3. Submission of data implies permission to publish
photos and data in newsletter and on website.
The DeSoto Art League’s website is becoming more and
more popular. To date, it has had over 1150 hits since it
went online back in the spring.
To Our DAL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS:
The calendar says it is spring time. The weatherman says it is spring
time. My yard man says it is spring time. The spring snow and my thermometer
says it is winter. Very confusing. I saw a bumper sticker the
other day in Missouri that said “How many inches of Global Warming
have you shoveled this winter?”
Regardless of the weather, Spring is here. Don’t miss the many opportunities
to view the gorgeous scenes that await us in the next few weeks.
The Arboretum is said to be outstanding and the azaleas are not even in
bloom yet. Bluebonnets are just around the corner.
Spring time also brings about the recharging of the Art League’s management
and operational staff with new members. Christine Lain and
her nominating committee may be calling on you to help. Most of the
jobs take less than an hour a month, some even less. With approximately
90 members, it should not be so difficult to get 8 or 9 or 10 members
to help. Lend a Hand! There are only a few spots to fill.
Our spring show is just around the corner. You have plenty of time to
get your art ready to enter. Lots of money and prizes. We expect to
have over $2,000.00 in prize money and gift merchandise (art gift certificates)
Be sure to bring your “Art work of the Month” to the March meeting.
SPRING ART SHOW
IT IS TIME TO START
GETTING YOUR ART-
WORK READY FOR THE
SHOW. IT WILL BE DUE
MAY 26th. THE PRO-
SPECTUS WILL BE SENT
OUT ABOUT THE FIRST
GET READY, SET and
have your art ready for
Put some art into your
MARCH 2010 ISSUE
DESOTO ART LEAGUE
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Ovilla, TX 75154
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