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march 2010 newsletter - desoto art league

A 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION

MARCH 25, 2010 MEETING

“DO I REALLY LOOK LIKE THAT”

OR

MARCH 2010

AIR BRUSH CARICATURE

BY

CHRIS GALVIN

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

Dallas.

See more about his caricatures on his website: www.GalvinArt.com.

NEW OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

FOR 2010-2011

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.

Birthdays 2

Host/Hostesses for

Meetings

Our Sponsors 2

Calendar/Membership 3

Important names and

Numbers

New Members/Changes

City Hall Exhibits 4

Who, What, When, 2

Annual Art Show 1,5,6

Artwork of the Month 2

April 2010

STUFF.

• The April Meeting will be on

the 29th at 7:00 PM at the

Presbyterian Church, 212 W.

Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto,

Texas.

• The April program will be a

demo by Artist Burke Burns

• City Hall exhibit will be by

Jonesy McConnell

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4

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The second best

reason to come

to DAL

Meetings

REFR ESHMEN

TS!

OUR PATRONS AND SUP-

PORTERS

CITY OF DESOTO

ASEL ART SUPPLY

CYLINDER SERVICES

Dallas, Texas

CHEAP JOE’S ART STUFF

Boone, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

VISUAL EXPRESSIONS

ART GALLERY

Cedar Hill, Texas

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SERVICES

Ovilla, Texas

BLUEBONNET ART GALLERY

Please make a special effort to

patronize and thank these businesses

and organizations that

support us so generously. .

BIRTHDAYS

MARCH 2010

Jan Delipsy - 3

Joe Blanford - 15

Linda Gilpin - 16

Adelyn Christal - 20

Julie Danford - 22

Carolyn Webb - 23

George Cole - 25

Ava Freeman—28

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

THE MEETINGS:

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

to: http://www.cowgirl.net/content/NCM%20Art%

20Contest.pdf for details.

NEW MEMBERS/ADDRESS CHANGES

Bill Alexander - Corrected Telephone number: 214-337-5240

Verda Wright - Corrected Telephone number: 972-223-5151

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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

owned.

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

kanskid@mac.com or Sandy Reese at 972-217-1546 or sandy@sandyreese.com for details.

Send your latest news, gossip, tidbits, etc to Ken Reese at ken_reese@prodigy.net or 972-

217-1546.


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)

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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

Name:_________________________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________________________

City:___________________________________State:________________Zip:________

Tel:_________________________________Wk/Cell____________________________

E-Mail:_____________________________________________Birthdate: Month____Date____

REGULAR

MEMBERSHIP

$30.00

STUDENT

MEMBERSHIP

$9.00

PATRON

MEMBERSHIP

$35.00

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: ken_reese@prodigy.net


DESOTO ART LEAGUE

OFFICERS AND COMMITTIES

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS 2009-2010

OFFICERS

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

COMMITTEES

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.

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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: ken_reese@prodigy.net


WINNERS - ARTWORK OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2010

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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!

PAINT!

SCULPT!DRAW!SCUMBLE!TRACE!SPRAY!SPRINKLE!

GLAZE!FIRE!ERASE!PAINTMORE!

PAINT!

SCULPT!DRAW!SCUMBLE!TRACE!SPRAY!SP

RINKLE!GLAZE!FIRE!ERASE!

PAINTMORE!

PAINT!

SCULPT!DRAW!SCUMBLE!TRACE!SPRAY!

SPRINKLE!GLAZE!FIRE!

ERASE!PAINTMORE!

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 ken_reese@prodigy.net 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.

Ken

MEMBERSHIP BOOKS

The Membership books will be available at the March

2010 meeting. Please come by and pick your book up.

NEWSLETTER ITEMS

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

forwarding service.

Thanks

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

Month.

WANTED:

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.

desotoartleague.com

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.

Remember…...desotoartleague.com

GO THERE!


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)

available.

Be sure to bring your “Art work of the Month” to the March meeting.

Ken

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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

OF APRIL.

GET READY, SET and

have your art ready for

the start.

Put some art into your

life today!

MARCH 2010 ISSUE

DESOTO ART LEAGUE

On the web at:

desotoartleague.com

Kenneth Reese

746 Cockrell Hill Rd.

Ovilla, TX 75154

Phone: 972-217-1546

Fax: 972-217-1700

Email: ken_reese@prodigy.net

"You've reached middle age

when all you exercise is caution."

---Unknown

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