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Wednesday
Aug132014

Upcoming Events: August & September

ArtShare:  KAA continues the popular ArtShare at Katy Contemporary Arts Museum. The next ArtShare comes to you on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2-5pm at KCAM located at 805 Avenue B in downtown Katy. Got an art piece or photograph that you want constructive feedback and input on? Share it and hear from other artists who are also looking for your helpful critique. Join us at KCAM!  Free to members, $5 donation for non-members.

Artist Showcase at the Grand Opening of the District at Westborough Apartments!  

KAA has been invited to participate in an ArtWalk on Saturday, August 23 from noon - 3pm as part of the grand opening activities at the District of Westborough Apartments, a brand new resort style apartment community just off I-10 at Westborough in Katy. Members can showcase artwork and photographs for sale at this event. This is a great opportunity to introduce your art to a new set of buyers and collectors in the Katy area. If you are interested in participating, please send a confirmation email to katyareaartists@gmail.com no later that end of the day Monday, 8/18.  Details will be provided to those who wish to participate.

 

Encaustic Demonstration with Taylor Clendennen: Join us on Saturday, September 12 from 10am-noon at Katy Art & Frame for an encaustic art demonstration. Taylor Clendennen is a Houston-based artist and teacher. The word ‘encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint. In this ancient technique, wax colors are fixed with heat, producing a process in which colors are burned in or fused onto an absorbent surface.  Visit Taylor's website to see some of the works that are created in this method, http://www.taylorblaineart.com/home.html, and don't forget to put this on your calendar!

Thursday
Jul172014

KAA Looks Forward to an Active Year!

Katy Area Artists' Board of Directors have set into motion the plans for an active fiscal year covering 2014-2015. A sneak peek into what's in the works includes a continuation of the popular ArtShare events initiated during early 2014 and hosted at Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM) located in downtown Katy.  ArtShare is an engaging opportunity for artists to share current work and receive constructive critiques from fellow artists as well as KCAM's art curator, Ana Roman.

KAA is also hosting an inaugural fall fine art charity event and exhibition, Black & White Classic. Art lovers and aficionados are invited to don attire in the appropriate chromatic theme and enjoy an evening of visual, musical, and culinary entertainment in support of Katy's arts community. KAA is anticipating building this event into its primary fundraiser of the year.

The start of 2015 will lead into The Winter Show, KAA's Lone Star Art Guild open show and exhibition. Most shows operated under LSAG guidelines are single day events but not this one. KAA's partnership with Katy Contemporary Arts Museum features a week-long exhibit of award winning art.  This exhibit featuring an Artist Reception provides greater exposure for artists and more access for art buyers to see and purchase art from the show.

KAA is also maintaining its commitment to develop and mentor artists through art demonstrations, presentations, and workshops. The fiscal year will include an encaustic demonstration, a photography portfolio review, as well as other art medium presentations.

Katy Area Artists is 501c3 charitable organization, operated by volunteer member artists, committed to investing in and promoting visual arts in the Katy area through a variety of educational opportunities.  If you are an artist and interested in being a part of our organization, please access the member information section of this website.  If you are a resident of the Katy area and wish to support us in our mission, please email us at katyareaartists@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday
Jun212014

KAA's Fiscal Year Begins

"Parable of the Sower" by member artist Theresa Wilson

Katy Area Artists Board of Directors Planning Meeting will be held Monday, June 23 at 7:00pm.  The meeting is open to members of KAA and prospective members are welcome. This is a planning meeting for the fiscal year beginning June 2014 through May 2015.  The meeting will take place at Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, 805 Avenue B, Downtown Historic Katy, TX.  We hope to see you there!

Sunday
May042014

May Member Meeting

Image ©2014 Tom HaymesPlease join us for the May Member Meeting Monday May 5 at 7:30 pm at Babaloo's. This will be my last meeting as president and we will make plans for upcoming events including the next ArtShare in June. Our new board will begin its term on June 1.

Our new officers are:

President: Vivian Mora

VP: Tom Haymes

Photo SIG VP: Debi Beauregard

Secretary: Lorene Hartfiel

Treasurer: Karen Lindeman

Membership: Lynne Skoyles

LSAG Representative: Nell Bednarz

 

Thank you to all for agreeing to serve. 

 

Monday
Mar312014

Important Member Meeting, Monday 4/7

Image ©2011 Tom Haymes

Please make plans to attend the April member meeting scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Babaloo's on the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Rd. We will be discussing two issues very important to the club.

First, we will discussing our continued participation as a member league in the Lone Star Art Guild. At the Feburary member's meeting it was agreed to put our future participation in LSAG on the April ballot along with 2014-15 Officer elections. LSAG President Sue Syvertson will be there to present the case for the LSAG.

Second, we will be finalizing the nominees for board members for the 2014-15 term. Candidates will be elected online during April. (stay tuned)

Both of these issues will have significant implications for the future of our organization and we hope everyone can attend.