Sunday, June 10, 2018

Demo by Artist Karen Harris | Oils and Palette Knife

Lake Granbury Art Association
Meeting and Artist Demo

Monday, June 11th at 7pm
Shanley House Gallery
Demo By: Dallas Artist Karen Harris | oils and palette knife

Harris grew up in NYC in a loving, warm environment. Harris states that “Color has always been a big part of my life.”  She reminisces about her mom leaving her in the candy aisle of the grocery store while she shopped. Was it the candy or was it the colors and shapes that always fascinated her? She really doesn’t know, she just remembers the times in that candy aisle with joy in her heart. “

Harris has painted on and off all of her life, using a variety of mediums from watercolor, acrylics and oils. However, her favorite is oils, that’s where her true passion lies. She loves the vibrancy and the smell, how smoothly and easily she can pack it on the canvas. Harris figures if it’s good enough for the Masters, then it’s certainly good enough for her.

Georgia O’Keeffe has always been an inspiration to Harris.  She loves the quote by O’Keeffe,
“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”  That is how Harris feels about her own paintings.  She is able to create vivid, powerful effects with the oils she has grown so passionate about. She loves to recreate the beauty surrounding her on canvas. People have compared some of her art work to Monet by which she is extremely flattered.

Although Harris has done a variety of things in her life, from being a mom of two, a grandmother of five, being President of the PTA, and holding varies Realtor Sales positions. She is living proof that no matter what age, it is absolutely possible to achieve a dream.  In the spring of 2016, Harris completed her first art show.  She was so excited that she couldn’t sleep the night before. She was really excited when her art sold. Her art is now prominently featured in numerous homes not only throughout Texas but across the country.  Harris hopes you enjoy her paintings as much as she enjoys creating them!

-Marilyn Haskins

Monday, June 4, 2018


Shanley House Gallery

June 25-28 | Monday through Thursday
Runs 9:30am-11:30am
Age groups are 7-9 and 10-12
$10 per day

Registration is 9am daily
(You can pay for one day at a time or all four days)
No need to preregister.

All art materials included.
A snack is served.

Are your kids bored during the summer? Driving you nuts every year? We have the answer. Kids Art Camp. For four days, two hours a day, you can have peace and quiet.

And it’s good for them, too. Kids who engage in art allow their creativity to run free. Believe it or not, educational research has shown that engaging in art helps kids with math. Creativity also gives children confidence to try something new during the school year and believe in themselves.

So, win for parents and win for kids!
This camp includes drawing and or painting and is taught by professional artists.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury 76048
.Across from the Hood County Library.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June Art Scene in Granbury

The Art Scene in Granbury is alive and thriving!! Here’s what’s going on in June.

Pam Fritz, Jackie Stengle and Deanna Thibault, all Granbury residents and longtime members of The Lake Granbury Art Association are coming together to be the featured artists for the month of June at the Langdon Center Gordon House located at 308 E. Pearl St. They are calling their show “Color Gone Wild” and hope you will mark your calendars to attend their Grand-Opening Reception on May 26th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Their show will be available for viewing during the week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm until the closing of the show on June 24th.

Another LGAA artist, Karen Foster of Arlington, will be the featured artist with a solo show titled “New Directions” at the Shanley House Gallery and Center of the Arts located at 224 N. Travis St. by the Hood County Library through the month of June. The Grand-Opening reception for this show is June 9th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The show is available for viewing Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Last day of show is June 30th.

Joel Back, Program Coordinator for the Langdon Center, features a different artist or group of artists every month throughout the year. The Lake Granbury Art Association features solo and artist group showing through the summer. LGAA has other member shows throughout the year. If you are an art lover, these are two locations that are a “MUST SEE!”

Don’t forget last Saturday of every month is Gallery Night at all the galleries in Granbury from 5-8 pm. You can stop by each gallery to check out the art, have hordoeurves and a glass of wine. Participating galleries are: Artefactz, Against the Grain, D’Vine Wine, Langdon Center Gordon House, The Pan Handler, Shanley House Gallery and Your Private Collection Gallery.

Granbury’s reputation is quickly growing as one of the finest art communities in the area.

-By Pam Fritz

Puzzled by Jackie Stengle
It Must Be the Circus by Pam  Fritz

Blue Trees by Deanna Thibault

Artwork by Karen Foster

Friday, April 27, 2018

Granbury Wine Walk | April Last Saturday Gallery Night


Friday, 2-8pm
We're set up on the historic square with a special selection of original artwork for bidding. This is our annual fundraiser. Come support your local non-profit art association and take home a wonderful original piece of art.

Shanley House Gallery will be open until 8pm as well so stop in and see the Spring Show before if closes. Rebecca Zook, our featured artist for Last Saturday Gallery Night, has already set up her larger pieces in the gallery. More of her work can be seen on Saturday.

We will still be on the square accepting your silent bids on a variety of original art starting at 11am. Shanley House Gallery will be open from 11AM through 8PM to include Last Saturday Gallery Night. Granbury artist, Rebecca Zook, will be featured along with the Spring Show. Stop in and see her amazing cloudscapes, landscapes and more.

Monday, April 16, 2018



Oil | Watercolor | Acrylic
May 21 - 24, 2018
$395 nonmembers ($375 LGAA members)
National artist Betty Carr, is coming to Granbury for a four-day oil | watercolor | acrylic workshop May 21 - 24, 2018 at the Shanley House Gallery. Betty is the author of instructional book Seeing The Light.  Her mission, floral and landscape paintings are filled with vibrant colors and brilliant light.
To reserve your spot, send a $75 deposit made payable to LGAA to Dr. Diana Littlejohn, 4027 Fairway DCBE, Granbury TX 76049. Contact information:, cell 817-578-1842, home 817-326-5629.
Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048