Friday, March 9, 2018


2018 LGAA Spring Membership Show Guidelines

March 23 (Fri.) 11:00 – 2:00
March 24 (Sat.) 10:00 – 12:00

SHOW DATES:  March 31 – May 3
RECEPTION/AWARDS:  March 31 @ 6:30/7:00
ARTWORK PICKUP:  May 4 & 5 (Fri./Sat.) 1:00 – 4:00

Only LGAA members are allowed entries and membership dues must be current and in good standing  Please sign up to docent during the show.  A docent signup sheet will be available at art check-in.

Artists may submit two (2) entries for $15 each, non-refundable.

Works must be original and completed within the last three (3) years.   No workshop or class work.  No computer generated art.  Use of published photos is prohibited unless the artist produced the images.

No nudes.  No late entries.  Show chairman has the authority to decline/disqualify any unacceptable work.

Work MUST be framed ready to hang with appropriate hanger/wire.  No saw-tooth hangers.  Unframed gallery-wrap canvases must e at least 1 ½ “deep with no exposed staples.  Edges must be painted (not unpainted canvas)

Outside MAXIMUM length/width 40”x40” including the frame.

All artwork must be for sale.



Monday, March 5, 2018

MEAD Workshop | March 19 | Karen Foster

One-Day Workshop | March 17 | Deanna Thibault

One-Day Workshop
Designing a Painting: Realistic or Abstract
by Deanna Thibault
Saturday, March 17 | 9am - 4pm

Let Deanna know if you are coming.
Sign up by: calling 520-907-6108, emailing or you can contact her at the LGAA Meeting on Monday, March 12. You can also pay for her class at the meeting.

Doors open at 8:30, class discussion starts at 9, Lunch around 12-12:45 (Bring a lunch or run and get something.) Class over at 4, clean up before 4:30. Some supplies available.

"I will Talk about making a simple plan before you start the painting. Think about the way you want it to feel, what colors you want to use. Do you want a focal point or visual tracking so you can lead the viewer through your painting? What do you want the viewer to see, feel or touch with their eyes?

You can use all or any of these ideas to create with some direction in mind if you desire. You can be Realistic or Abstract or paint to your own music. Your ART should be totally yours, but there is no harm to think about some of these questions or
others you may come up with. The plan is to put paint to the canvas or paper and get going on it. Come paint with others and fill the room with COLOR."

I suggest a 20x20 canvas or larger, 22x30 watercolor paper or something in that ballpark. Bring your drawing tools, acrylics, watercolor, normal water buckets, etc. and let's gather and work on a new project.
Hopefully something I talk about will excite you to try something different. Painting the feeling of Spring, symbols of Spring, or a Spring object. If that does not excite you, bring a topic or feeling or subject and PLAY."

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury TX 76049

Sunday, March 4, 2018

LGAA March 12 Meeting | Demo by Telise Rodelv

LGAA Meeting
Monday, March 12 | 7pm

Demo by Telise Rodelv
Abstract: Oil and Cold Wax

Telise has produced over 400 paintings using this technique.

"The gift of looking for and creating beauty around me still brings me the most joy in my life. It is my sincere wish that some of the joy and love I feel while creating comes through my art to the viewer; only then do I know I am giving the greatest gift back."

Telise was born and raised in Norway, made her way to the U.S. in her early 20s and finally to Granbury almost 2 years ago. Mid-century modern style is "near and dear" to her heart from clothing to art. She was fortunate to be a part of The Torpedo Factory Art Center near Washington DC, home to the largest number of working artist studios accessible to the public in the United States. Rodelv's abstract, modern art style was understood and accepted in this venue, which afforded her the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of teachers.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday Experimental Art Day
...every third Monday
by Karen Foster
Feb 19th  | Kandinsky inspired throw down circles
$50 a class | 12-5pm -ish | age 16 and up

Amazing colors will be applied to canvas followed by discussions about composition. You will pick your favorite composition and create an abstract by using circles as the theme. 

Supplies:  24x24 canvas, sample house paints (we will share), large brushes, stamps, stencils, palette knife, sponge rollers, scraping tools, and paper towels.

Come enjoy the fun and learn a lot that you can apply to your own art medium.

Additional classes:

Mar 19th  | Drawing and Painting with a Stick 
Experience, for a day, what it would be like to be Henri Matisse. Draw with a bamboo pole tipped with Charcoal, then switch gears and paint the drawing with big, loose strokes by taping a brush on a stick.

SUPPLIES: #16, #18 OR #20 round brush, a variety of other favorite brushes, possibly a small table or TV tray, 2 full sheets of watercolor paper  22”x30” or 1or 2 large canvases, several samples of acrylic house paints, large bucket for water, paper towels, blue or green wide painter’s tape

Apr 23rd  | Drip Painting
Unlike Jackson Pollock who worked horizontally, Karen will show you a form of action painting using a vertical surface to encourage dripped paint to make its way to the bottom and then introduce negative painting onto the piece to create flowers or trees.  

SUPPLIES: 16”X20” canvas, table top easel, acrylic paints, in either sample house paints or your regular acrylics, a couple of wide brushes such as a 1” or larger, newspaper, paper towels or baby wipes

May 21st  | Collage
This is a medium that allows the artist to interact with existing materials-anything from newsprint, magazines or any other ephemera and beautiful papers to create visually dynamic hybrids.  If you have some special papers, by all means you may bring your own or Karen will have a reserve of beautiful papers for you to use for a small supply fee.

SUPPLIES: 12”X16” canvas or board, matte medium or Mod Podge, an old brush for glue, paper towels or baby wipes, any papers you may want to use.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis St | Granbury, TX 76049

Phyllis Webster–LGAA February Featured artist at the Granbury Visitor's Bureau

Phyllis Webster is an award-winning writer and fine art photographer. Her early photographic training began in high school and continued in college photojournalism classes. She is a Stephen F. Austin State University journalism graduate who has had a successful career in public relations, broadcasting and marketing. Aside from freelance writing and volunteer work, Phyllis spends her time traveling and gardening. She is a Master Gardener and has written a weekly/bi-weekly horticulture column in the Hood County News since 2001. She regularly attends state and international photography workshops and has trained with numerous professionals. In Granbury, she heads the Granbury Camera Club (LGAA) and her work is shown around town and in LGAA shows. She has her photographs hanging in two galleries in New Mexico, where she has a summer residence.Work featured at: GVB | 116 West Bridge St | Granbury, TX 76048

"Radiant Ride"
Photo by Phyllis Webster

"Harbor Life"
Photo by Phyllis Webster