Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Vickie Pflueger Artist of the Month

Lake Granbury Art Association has named Vickie Pflueger April’s Artist of the Month for her water media painting titled “Founders Chapel, Cresson, Tx”. Pflueger retired to Granbury after being a nurse in Ft. Worth for over 30 years. Once here, she immediately began taking lessons from Yvonne Sailers, Robert Cook and James Spurlock, who are some of the most well-known artists in this area. Pflueger’s goal is to become an Architectural Portrait painter. Her art will be on display at InterBank located at 4530 E Hwy 377. Others honored for their work were, Jackye Van Court, Elizabeth Sutton, Howard Chaney and Linda Robinson.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Granbury Wine Walk

Check out the Silent Art Auction during the Granbury Wine Walk. Original pieces in a variety of styles to bid on. Proceeds support the non profit Lake Granbury Art Association.

VIP EVENT | at Warren's Backyard
Thursday 4/27 | 7-10pm
Tickets required
Bidding will end at 9pm 

On "The Plaza " bidding from
Friday, 4/28 | 2-6pm
Saturday, 4/29 | 11am-5pm

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday April 10th LGAA Meeting

LGAA Meeting
Monday, April 10 at 7:00 P.M.
at the Shanley House Gallery
Our guest artist is Julie Wende

Julie Wende is a Texas artist who loves to paint figures and portraits.
Wende will be doing a “Painting in a Higher Key” demonstration at this month’s Lake Granbury Art Association meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10. The meeting will be at the Shanley House Center for the Arts located at 224 N. Travis. This is a free event and is open to the public.
The idea of following grandkids around, or taking photos (with permission) at the beach or around the pool, is one that holds attraction for a lot of Texas artists! Cool shadows, highlights, bright colors and sunlight bouncing off of surfaces is seducing. The rules of value, composition and color harmony are a must for a great design.
Wende will demonstrate some of the techniques she uses when painting. She works with a limited palette and strives to keep all these things in mind, while aspiring to stay painterly.
Wende has always loved art. In high school she began painting with India ink and charcoal, learned watercolor techniques, and even darkroom photography. Those pursuits were in addition to copying Charles Schultz’ “Peanuts” characters on every surface she could find.
Her single mother and grandparents were very supportive of her pursuits, though they could not afford to send her to art school. They fed her with books and posters by Norman Rockwell and Maxwell Parrish among many others.
As a senior in high school she landed a job as an apprentice ink and cell painter at a leading animation studio in California (massive lay-offs occurred after the studios began shipping work overseas, and it was not until Pixar and Disney re-animated animation that many could seek out jobs again.)
 After Wende started a family and moved to Fort Worth she began taking painting classes on weekends, and was soon painting in oils. Wende enjoys free-lance and portrait commissions. Recently she was commissioned to paint oil portraits for five members of a local extended family. So far, she has painted over two dozen commissioned portraits and has had her work in many art shows and competitions.
Wende and her husband have a ranch out in Coryell County and are looking forward to the coming months and the opportunities to photograph and paint the beautiful wild flowers.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Studio Classes Cancelled Week of April 3rd

Due to Bob Burridge workshop at the Shanley House Gallery this week, all of our regular classes are cancelled, including Open Studio on Friday.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Artist of the Month is Marilyn Haskins

Artist of the Month
Marilyn Haskins

Other recognized artists were:
Linda Robinson
Diana Stewart
Sharon Grindstaff
Congratulations to all our winners!

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Bob Cook's Best of Show shown

HONORABLE MENTIONO – Valarie Cranston – Fall Rain
HONORABLE MENTION – Cheryl Lee Moore – Bubble Bath
HONORABLE MENTION – Rebecca Zook - Spellbound
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Colleen Erickson – Mako Island Boats
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Ed Phillips – Final Resting Place
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Pam Schultz – Jim Stewart in Plein Air
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Diane Coble – In the Heat of the Day
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Phyllis Webster – Raye of Sunshine
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Telise Roldev – New Beginnings
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Cynthia Ross – Checkers
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Marilyn Haskins – Rounding the Buoy
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Mary Ann White – Kimmee
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Van Johnson – They’re Getting Away
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Pam Tullos – How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls
BEST OF SHOW – Bob Cook – Long Time Passing II