Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tony Hale Artist of the Month

Lake Granbury Art Association has named Tony Hale as September’s Artist of the Month with his oil painting titled “Night Out”. Hale is a new member of LGAA and a native Texan. He just recently opened Vintage Roads Antique Mall on Morgan St. His painting will be on display at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on the square at 106 N Houston St. Others honored for their artwork were Lori Cathy and Cheryl Patterson.

JAN SITTS Workshop October 9-12

 Lake Granbury Art Association is proud to announce that Jan Sitts, an internationally known artist from Sedona, Arizona will be teaching an Abstract Art Workshop at the Shanley House Gallery from Tuesday, October 9th through Friday, October 12th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Seating is limited. Don't miss this opportunity and sign up now by contacting LGAA workshop coordinator Diana Littlejohn at 817-578-1842 or by email at

Sitts’s career began early with her winning art awards in the second grade. She was formally trained at the Kansas City Art Institute and received a B.A. in Art from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. After graduating, Sitts worked in commercial art, movie animation and the motion picture industry. She has been a gallery director and an art teacher. 

She moved to Sedona over thirty years ago, where the Southwest had a powerful impact on her work. Sitt states “My artwork is a reflection of who I am.” She works in a spontaneous manner, building up the surface of her art by texturing, painting and layering papers. Sitts often repeats this process many times until she achieves the look she is going for. As the work develops, it becomes more important to her. She feels great satisfaction seeing the final image emerging from her canvas.

Sitts has received numerous awards, written several books and continues to teach national workshops. You will learn new techniques to master the ins and outs of an abstract painting. Sitts workshops are lively and filled with fun.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kathy Yoders Newest Artist of the Month

Lake Granbury Art Association has named Kathy Yoders as the newest Artist of the Month with her pastel painting titled “Little Bear”.

Yoders is a long time member of LGAA and teaches art classes at the Shanley house on Mondays from 1-5pm.

Her painting will be on display in the front window at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on the square.

Others honored for their work were Julie Wende, Jerry Griffin, Linda Miller, Leslie Tribolt and Pam Fritz.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

$50 One-Day Charcoal Workshop Kathy Yoders

$50 One-Day Workshop
Kathy Yoders
Basic Charcoal Portrait Drawing Workshop
August 18, from 9 am to 4 pm

Local Artist/Instructor Kathy Yoders will be teaching a basic charcoal portrait drawing workshop on August 18, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Shanley House Center for the Arts Gallery located at 224 N. Travis St. Sponsored by the Lake Granbury Art Association, this is a $50 workshop that is open to the public, beginners and advanced artists are welcome. Seating is limited, so contact Kathy Yoders at 817-579-5075 or to confirm your reservation and get your supply list. The fee helps to fund the nonprofit LGAA. 

This workshop will teach you how to map and measure the face to achieve a good likeness. Once you have learned the basic techniques of drawing portraits, Yoders will teach you how to use pastels to color your drawings. For those who have previously taken a portrait class from Yoders, she will instruct you on how to raise your skills to the next level. You will learn how to make adjustments and corrections to your drawings for great results. Once you have learned the steps of mapping out the portrait, it is just a matter of practicing those techniques. Yoders states “If anyone interested in drawing would just practice drawing 10 minutes a day, their skills would increase in no time. If you have the desire to be creative you will be surprised how much joy you can experience from the art of drawing. Portraits are hard but they are the most rewarding form of art to me. I hope you will try it!”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fall Multi-Day Workshop Details

Kathleen Conover Workshop has been cancelled, 
but the Jan Sitts Experiment, Acrylic & Multimedia Workshop is still available.

Monday, July 9, 2018

LGAA July Meeting and Demo

LGAA meeting tonight.
7pm Shanley House Gallery
Guest Demonstrator Janice Hamilton.

You can view her work at: