Monday, October 31, 2016

October Newsletter - sorry I forgot to post! This is LAST month's if you need to catch up.

NEWS on the McKnight house:
If you haven’t heard the news, we will be moving into the McNight house (hopefully) by January. Mark is having discussions with Corey and Nate to finalize some plans.  We might not be able to do ALL the work this fall, but will do things as we are able on the upgrades to the house. Here’s the building if you haven’t seen it.
October classes: Oct 3 will be open studio due to fall break. Then, On Oct 10 and 17, Beth Moore will be with us again as we experiment with encaustic, which is painting with melted wax. Here is her info:Materials fee is $5 for this class! All materials are included, but you are welcome to bring any 3D elements, ephemera, etc. that you would like to include in your work, as well as any kind of surface. 
Surfaces will be provided (8"x10" Masonite board) but you can work on any surface that is durable enough to hold the wax (such as any kind of wood, shelving, canvas, or get creative!). 
If you choose to bring your own images for TRANSFERS, you will need Laser jet, NOT Inkjet copies (the toner from the Laser jet is what transfers). Any images you bring for collage or transfer will not be returned, so be sure you have copies. 

Since this is a 2 week workshop, we will be building on our skills each week. 

Week 1: Melting wax, safety, heat guns, dripping, collage. 
Week 2: Image transfers and 3D collage 
You many also buy your own personal supplies from R&F Encaustic Supplies or Encaustikos.
Moxie! Art Supply also carries many quality encaustic art supplies right here in town! 
PLEASE RSVP for this class, so we can get materials prepared!

Greenway Arts Festival Thank you to everyone who helped with this event. Even though it rained heavily in the afternoon, we made about $125 for the booth.
Girl Scout Lock-in was a lot of fun, but hard work. Thank you to Gloria and Reba, who gave up Sat night (til 1 am!!) to help the girls paint banners. We had about 160 girls!
NEED gallery workers for THIS weekend! We still have 3 spots to fill for working the gallery THIS weekend
Artists of the month: Reba Hinkle will be our featured artist here at the gallery, and Gloria Arndt will be the Linebaugh Library artist of the month.
Boro Art Crawl is Oct 14 from 6-9. We will dress up, and some will do live painting. Bring goodies to share, please.
Wilson Bank Oktoberfest: We have entered these contests for years. They give cash for first place winners, and it is free to enter! Go here for instructions:
NOMINATIONS: Mark and Norma will be on their second year of their terms. Phyllis is running again as treasurer and Reba is running as corresponding secretary. We still have an opening for recording secretary (taking and typing up the minutes.) If you would like to run, please let us know!
Dates to remember:
·         Oct. 3 Open Studio instead of regular class due to Fall Break 7-9 pm
·         Oct 10* and 17 – Encaustic (melted wax paintings) class with Beth Moore *Bring paintings 7-9 pm
·         Oct 12 – School tours and hanging new art
·         Oct 14 – Boro Art Crawl 6-9 pm
·         Oct 15 and 16 Oktoberfest in Lebanon
·         Oct 22 – Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh
·         Oct 24 – Business meeting
·         Oct 31 – NO meeting due to Halloween

Important News: Parking: We will still be parking in the village until the end of the year, but will follow safety issues for fire trucks. Do not park on any sidewalk. Don’t park on the inner circle, so truck can get through. Don’t park past end of garden, so fire truck can get to the hydrant. THANKS!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Multiple shows going on

I have been blessed lately with my works. I currently and/or soon will have nearly 60 of my paintings and photos on display. My plein air works from my recent camping trip are on display for about 1 1/2 weeks at Cultivate Co-working in Murfreesboro. (If you don't know what co-working is, stop by and ask Gretchen)

In addition, I always try to have some works up at the Murfreesboro Art League. I don't have a photo of the current group up there, however. I have several of my up-cycled works at a boutique in Berry Hill at the Smart Supplies location. 
I also have some of my florals and abstracts (non-representational) at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center in Smyrna. They have amazing plays there, like the upcoming "Oklahoma." I have season tickets because the acting is so good!

Plein air camping trip this summer

I have been so busy this summer. I went on a 3 1/2 week camping and painting trip from TN, through LA and TX and on to CA. I wanted to prove that a 50something woman could do something like that alone. It was a wonderful experience, and I got many beautiful photos and paintings out of it. Here are some of the paintings from that trip. I have since touched up the skies and parts that were messed up while travelling, but this gives the general idea.

Palo Duro Canyon, TX
KOA Campground near Petrified Forest

Red Rock Canyon, CA

Pool, Los Altos Hills, CA

Sequoia and King's Canyon, CA

Zion National Park, UT

Valley of Fire, near Las Vegas

Santa Rosa State Park, NM

Sunday, November 8, 2015


I've changed Starburst and Nebula a bit. I added some extreme silver to Starburst and some gold, copper and silver to Nebula. Here they are from the front and at an angle.
Starburst ©Suzanne LeBeau 2015

Starburst side view ©Suzanne LeBeau 2015

Nebula ©Suzanne LeBeau 2015

Nebula side view ©Suzanne LeBeau 2015