RAL Membership is open to all area fine artists, working in a variety of creative disciplines and media such as oil, acrylic and watercolor painting; photography; sculpture; jewelry; and other media.
Membership dues are $35 annually for members that pay before January 31st. $40 after January 31st. Those joining in the last quarter of any given year will receive benefits through the next calendar year. Download a member application form [HERE].
Just a reminder to anyone who needs a name tag please e-mail Betty Hoaglund and in the subject line enter “New Badge”. Try to remember to return your name tag to the membership box at the end of our monthly meetings.
Last Studio Day of 2013 Coming Up!
Join the fun and paint with other artists on November 12th, 9:00am - 3:00pm, at the Harry Myers Community Center in Rockwall. $15 for a year or $5 per meeting. See the flyer for more information.
Thank you Lina Linsey!
Lina Linsey has served for three years as RAL’s Historian. She has worked quietly and diligently chronicling all of the activities of our wonderful art organization. Her work has been so creative and artistic, just as she is as an artist. At the Fall Fine Art Show she had all four books dating back to 2000, the charter year of RAL. The last book showcased 2011-2013. If you did not get a chance to look at her creative work, the historical books will be available at our last meeting of the year on November 21. This last meeting is our Art Expo, please take the time to appreciate all of her dedication and hard work.
Fall Art Show 2013
Congratulations to Becky Parks for winning "Best in Show" at the Fall Show. Check out Plant Rockwall's the article about the show.A big thank you for our judge as well - Nancy Boren.
Nancy is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Outdoor Painters Society (Award of Excellence 2012), and a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists. She is represented by the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, as well as galleries in Clifton and Fredericksburg; Tubac, AZ; and Steamboat Springs, CO. She and her husband have homes in Dallas and Clifton.
Her Website: http://www.nancyboren.com
Cecy Turner Workshop
On October 23-24 Cecy Turner held a two day landscape oil painting workshop at Harry Myers Community Center that was sponsored by RAL. Fifteen artists participated and were very excited about painting aspens the first day and a mountain landscape the second day. Cecy is already planning on another workshop in the fall of 2014 focusing on Texas landscapes such as the Hill Country. Cecy Turner is a nationally recognized Dallas artist who competes, teaches and judges and was our 2012 Fine Art Show Judge. She is carried by many galleries throughout the US including the new gallery that had a grand opening last weekend, The Balcony House Gallery. Her website is http://www.cecyturner.com/
Cecy is a Signature Member of:
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
National Watercolor Society
Southwestern Watercolor Society
Women Artists of the West (past president)
Outdoor Painters Society
Plein Air Artists Colorado
Visit the Exhibit Opportunities page for information on upcoming events.
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DON'T FORGET TO PAY YOUR DUES
If you haven’t paid your annual dues for 2013, please remember to do so at your earliest convenience. For only $40 you get all the benefits of membership, including our monthly newsletter, access to RAL’s monthly programs, and great opportunities to exhibit your work - not to mention all the charming friends you’ll have as a result of membership. Don’t forget to invite your friends to join, or bring them with you to one of our monthly meetings to meet the membership. RAL membership is open to all area fine artists, working in a variety of creative disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and other visual media, just to name a few.New members joining in the last quarter of any year receive benefits through the next calendar year. Membership applications are available for download from the website.
Mail your check for dues to Rockwall Art League P.O. Box 1255, Rockwall, TX 75087
You MUST renew your dues by April 1st to remain on the membership roster.
WE WELCOME CONTRIBUTIONS
Why not contribute an additional amount $5, $10, $20 or more per month or add a little extra to your annual dues payment. Donations differ from annual dues in that your entire contribution goes to work for the ROCKWALL ART LEAGUE. Now that’s a warm, fuzzy feeling for your insides. You can set it up your contribution to pay automatically through your online banking account or send a check in any amount. Your membership dues and generous support allow us to continue to operate and promote the fine arts in Rockwall County. Mail your membership dues and contributions to Rockwall Art League, P. O. Box 1255, Rockwall, Texas 75087. Dues paid before January 31 are discounted at $35. If paid after January 31 they are $40. Members who do not renew by March 15, 2012, will be deleted from our RAL Membership Roster. However, we will always welcome you back when you are ready.
ASEL ART SUPPLY STORES
Located in Plano, Richardson, Dallas, and other locations in the surrounding Metroplex offers a 20% discount to all RAL members. Denver Tatman is the manager at the Plano location. Antonio Faienza is runs the Dallas store. Both will be happy to help you locate the art supplies you need. Just ask AND DON'T FORGET YOUR DISCOUNT!