Welcome to the updated website!
As you can tell we've put a fresh new face on the RAL website. For those who might be looking for the latest newsletter you can go to the "Member" area of the menu above, then select "Newsletters" in the drop-down. Or you can just click here for the February 2014 newsletter. The member galleries are in the process of being moved over - if you do not see yours don't worry. It'll be there soon. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition!
March Meeting Presentation by Geri Dunn
RAL’s March membership meeting on Wednesday the 26th will feature a demonstration by the masterful graphite artist Geri Dunn. What she creates with a pencil will leave you amazed!
Geri is actively involved in the American Plains Artist Society, Women Artists of the West, and Southwestern Premier Artists. Her work has been seen in galleries and art festivals throughout California. Many of her original drawings are available at “Jenny Longhorn,” a Prescott, AZ Western boutique selling apparel, decor, and art.
She’ll be exhibiting in many Texas arts festivals in the upcoming months, including the Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson May 3rd & 4th.
Download the Flyer for more information.
As usual, the meeting will be held at the Harry Myers Community Center. The doors will open at 6:15, business begins at 6:30, and Geri’s presentation will follow. If you can arrive early to help set up, please do so for those who can’t.
WORKSHOP - "Taking Your Landscapes to a New Level with Color, Texture and Light" - w/ Scott Mattlin
May Meeting Presentation by Sharon Serrago
RAL's May membership meeting on Wednesday the 28th will feature a group critique by artist and instructor Sharon Serrago. Following our brief business meeting at 6:30, Sharon will invite members to submit their finished pieces or works-in-progress for a professional evaluation. Everyone is invited to bring pieces to the meeting, but understand that time limitations may make it impossible for every piece to be critiqued.
Sharon has a relatively long relationship with the RAL, having provided similar group critiques in the past, once serving as the judge in our annual Fall Show, and maintaining friendships with many of our members, some of which developed during her time as an instructor at Artists' Showplace Gallery. Her paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor include abstracts and florals, as well as landscapes which are often based on her travels in Italy and elsewhere. She currently offers classes for beginners to advanced students from her studio in Richardson, concentrating on Design, Color, Abstraction, and Collage. She also offers workshops in Italy.
Sharon is a member of the Texas Watercolor Society, the Southwest Watercolor Society, and the Society of Watercolor Artists. In addition to her work as an artist, Sharon has a long history in education.
You can see Sharon's website at: www.serrago.com
WORKSHOP - "Painting Brilliant Florals" with Nancy Medina
September 26-27-28, 2014 View the flyer for More Information
Tom Collins Memorial Scholarship **OPEN FOR ENTRIES**
The 2014 Rockwall Art League Tom Collins Memorial Scholarship for Fine Art in the amount of $1000.00 is available to a Rockwall graduating senior planning a career in the visual arts including 2-D, 3-D, and graphic arts or an art-related field requiring higher education. It is not available for the performance arts.
DEADLINE: March 7, 2014
JOIN US AND DON'T FORGET TO PAY YOUR DUES
Membership dues are $35 annually for members that pay before January 31st. $40 if paid after January 31st. If you haven’t paid your annual dues for 2014, please remember to do so at your earliest convenience. The benefits of membership includes 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 March 15th to remain on the membership roster.
Download a member application form [HERE].
Just a reminder to anyone who needs a name tag please e-mail Barbara Scurlock at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.