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Tuesday
Sep162014

ArtShare - September 

Thursday
Sep042014

KAA September Business Meeting

KAA's Monthly Business Meeting will be held Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7PM, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum at 805 Avenue B in Historic Downtown Katy. Planning will be centered on the Fall fundraising event, Black & White Classic. Members are urged to attend. Prospective members are also welcomed!

Art by KAA member, Theresa Wilson, "Indian Corn".

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 13 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!