We were pleased to have four Stockton Art League members sit in on the September Board of Directors meeting. Members are welcome at all board meetings which are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am. Meetings normally last about two hours. In order to maintain the art league’s status as a non-profit organization, we must aid in the building of an atmosphere of art appreciation in Stockton and San Joaquin County.
In order to accomplish this, your board has instituted a small program for high school students which I told you about last month. We are also exploring an art program with active senior residential facilities. In September our member, Jean Janssen, did an art demonstration at Camlu Retirement Community in Stockton. About 20 people attended and were very interested in the demo. The board will discuss if and how we will proceed with this program.
For the past two years we have had a small works show as part of our November/December show and it has been a successful fundraiser for the gallery. We are again having the small works show this year. Members are asked to donate small works at the time they submit their art work for the November/December show. The size of the small works should be no larger than 8 x 10 for the image only (or 80 square inches). The mat and frame can be any size. Jewelry and pottery pieces are automatically small works. Our gallery Director, Dick Massa, will price the small works very affordably. All proceeds of sales will go to the gallery. These small works make great Christmas gifts. Any pieces that are not sold will be returned to the artist at the end of the show. The donated small works will be a separate part of our normal show. Members are encouraged to submit up to four art pieces for the normal part of the show. These will be in addition to the donated pieces.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday October 1st, 2014 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
General Membership Meeting
& Artist Demonstration • October 9th, 6-8pm
With over 10 years of experience with the airbrush it began with being exposed to art as a child. I’ve always enjoyed drawing in elementary school and took 3 years of art in high school. During that time I worked with my father at his auto body and paint business. I was given an airbrush and compressor from my dad and put it to use painting portraits at a very amateur level, slowly growing into a better painter earning myself jobs on cars that paid cash in return. I was fascinated with paintings that were life like representations of reality and determined to pursue my happiness as a hyper realism artist. I recently opened my own art studio and gallery that serves as a workplace for myself in hopes of becoming one of the greatest, and connecting with other artist and viewers.
Demo Coordinator Needed
The gallery is looking for a new demo artist coordinator. Since the artists are in place for the rest of 2014, all that is needed is someone to volunteer about two hours a month arranging and coordinating monthly demonstrations, setting up and taking down chairs, and making coffee for the break. Contact Maria Flumiani at 603-2375 if you are interested in filling this position.
Artists in the News
SAL member, Jean Janssen received a 1st Place award in Watercolor and a 1st Place award in Mixed Media categories at the recent Lodi Grape Festival. If any other SAL members were accept-ing into the show and received awards, please contact the gallery so that you can be recognized in the Collagraph
Artist of the Month - Janis Pastore SmithReception • October 11th • 4-7:00pm
Janis Pastore Smith graduated in 1968 with a degree in art from the Univeristy of the Pacific. At Pacific, she studied with Professors/artists Larry Walker, Richard Reynolds and Richard Yip. After graduation she began a 25year teaching career, with time in between to raise a family with husband Andy. After retirement in 2008, she returned to her love of art studying watercolor and drawing from Deanna Hunt through Pacific’s Olli Program. She continued her studies at Pacific under the tutelage of Professor and artist Lucinda Kasser. There she began working in oils, discovering her passion for the rich, vibrant colors and energetic brush strokes the medium allows. Her landscapes are inspired by her travels through Italy and by many trips into the Sierra Nevada and seaside areas in and around Pacific Grove. She continues exploring the medium, expanding into the area of still life, figure drawing and Japanese style, by taking workshops with artist Peggi Kroll-Roberts.
Her most current work continues to reflect her love of the natural beauty of California along with incorporating figures in various landscape settings.
Area Art Events
JLI Art Battle Victory Park,
Oct. 4, 12 - 3pm
Accepting Challenge Suggestions through September
$10 entry (includes T-shirt) Details at www.JLIacademy.org
2014 Lodi Open Studios Tour
20 artists and craftspeople in 12 locations open their studios to the Public
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm
October 11 and 12, 2014
Brochure with map locations available at the SAL gallery counter
Art League Member Instructors
Art classes at Oak Park Senior Center
9:30am - 11:30
209-478-2731 or email@example.com for details
Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy
Classes focusing on cartoons, comics, and animation.
Come see us at:
4422 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton CA 95207
(209) 479-4128 or www.JLIAcademy.com
Hutchins St. Square Community Center Watercolor
Beginner classes: 9am - 11am Thurs.
Intermediate & Advanced: Noon - 3pm Thurs.
Art lessons for kids
Ages 7 - 12
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Tina Moore, PSA, PSW
Pastel Painting Workshops/Instruction
Oils and Acrylics | Adults & Children
The Art Korner
229 E. Alpine Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
Gay Lynn Saunders
Wire Wrap Jewelry Classes
Private instruction and monthly classes at:
Hutchins Square Community Center,
Watercolor & Brushing Lettering
Lodi Arts Commission
Watercolor. For class information send
#10 SASE to:
P.O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
Janis Pastore Smith
Dr. Darrell Burns, Jr.
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Peg & Paul Fairbrook
Gene T. Mar
Janet Powell McKee
Scott & Ann Pickering
Nancy & Bill Thomas
Mary Lois Thompson
New SAL gallery guidelines for membership
1. Each individual/artist must be a member of the Stockton Art League, and pay one of the existing membership dues levels. Minimum dues are $35/year.
2. Each member may enter up to 4 pieces of their original art work in show (every 2 months). Work must be framed (unless the canvas sides are painted as part of the work) and have a wire hanger.
3. Art work shall be recent work done within the last 4 years. All art work must be for sale. Once submitted, work will remain for the duration of the show, unless it is sold. It may then be replaced without additional fee. Displays may not be changed nor entered after show is hung without consulting Aleen, Gallery Director.
4. There is a $5.00 charge for each painting entry into 2 month show. Exceptions are as follows:
- Three-dimiensional work: $7.00 per month
- Matted art work (in bins): $7.00 per 2 months
(maximum of 15 pieces)
- Jewelry: $7.00 per month
- Scarves: $7.00 per month
5. There will be a new exhibit approximately every 60 days. Art work may be re-entered every 6 months. Gallery receives 30% commission on all sold work. Schedule is published in the Collagraph Newsletter.
6. Art work will be accepted at the discretion of the Gallery Director. Any unresolved issues will be referred to the Board of Directors for review.
7. When exhibiting their art in Gallery, member is required to staff a minimum of 6 hours per month for each month their work is shown. Shifts are usually 3 hours twice a month, or one 6 hour shift - depending on member preference. If member is unable to staff at their scheduled time/date, it is their responsibility to find a replacement. If a replacement cannot be found, please notify the Gallery Director at least 24 hours in advance.
8. At time of entry into 2 month show, a calendar will be available for staffing signup. 9. For new members who have a working, full-time paid position of at least 5 days, OR a medical problem that would prevent staffing, the bi-monthly entry fee will be $7.00 per painting (four maximum) with 40% commission to the gallery on each piece sold.
10. Please submit any concerns about the Gallery in writing to Dick Massa, Director of the Gallery.
2014 Stockton Art League Membership »
- Monthly demonstrations
- Six shows a year
- 12 featured artists
- Workshops with reception
- Tours to art related
- Juried Haggin Show destinations
- Show catalog
- Member roster
- Art Auction
- Monthly newsletter