We want to thank our Artist of the Month, Judy Vivian, and our demo artist, Theresa Bayaca. Both evenings produced a good turnout and all guests enjoyed the evenings.
Well, Spring has sprung flowers that are at their brightest colors, and the trees are leafing out. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Bright blue skies with warm temperatures, and great sunsets over the downtown Delta area create some of the most breathtaking colors of the year. It’s the time we should break out those brushes, and head out for a little plein air painting. If you don’t plein air paint it is still a great time to take photographs, and paint from them at your studios or at home, wherever you do your painting. I suggest these ideas not just because of the beauty outside, but we have our 3rd Fall Juried Show coming up in September, so it would be a great time to produce some new works. As weeks go by you will hear about the coming show, and a new prospectus will be sent out to you. You will also be asked if any of you will be able to help out with our show. I hope you do some painting for the show, and give some thought to helping out as well. We will need all the help we can get to make this one of the best shows that will show off the new look of our gallery and showcase a large group of accomplished artists.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday May 1st at 10am.
Tony Segale Workshop
Brush Lettering & Watercolor Workshop, June 7-9 in Walnut Grove. For more information contact Tony Segale at Segale Fine Art Gold Leaf, 415 W. Pine St., Lodi, CA 95240 or: http://www.tonysegale.com
New closing procedure put into effect
Due to confusion about how to set the alarm and lock the front door a new procedure has been put into effect.
1. To eliminate the #1 on the alarm window, use the key to lock the front door from the inside. Turn key to left. Leave key in door.
2. Stand at the alarm until the #3 goes away (this indicates someone moving).
3. When the alarm window is clear set the alarm with the code on the white bag. You have 1minute to get outside. Unlock the door from the inside, turning key to the right.
4. Go outside and lock the door from the outside and shaking the door to make sure that it is locked before putting the key into the white bag and pushing it through the mail slot on the left frame of the door. This message will be placed at the front counter for those who miss this notice.
General Membership Meeting& Artist Demonstration • May 9th, 6-8pm
George Allen Durkee - Oil Demonstration
George Allen Durkee is the author of Expressive Oil Painting-An Open Air Approach to Creative Landscapes (North Light 2009) as well as two instructional videos. An academic underachiever and a troublemaker, George ran away from home at the age of 14 and lived in a neighborhood park. As a young man, he became interested in oil painting while working in an apple orchard near Yakima, WA.
Living far from any art school, George enrolled in a correspondence course and worked nights as a janitor while studying fine art with an emphasis in oil painting. After completing the course, he quit the night job to paint full time. As an emerging artist with little access to the world of upscale galleries, George loved painting outdoors in public as a way to market his work. In 1976 Durkee relocated to Eureka, CA, but found himself traveling frequently to larger towns in order to paint and sell his work. He moved to Portland, Oregon four years later. Too cold and wet to paint outdoors during the winter months, he began seasonal migrations to Southern California while living in his van. He eventuallly settled in San Francisco where he contracted with an art dealer who paid for the cost of picture frames and guaranteed his income. But George soon experienced differences with the dealer and struck off on his own. Painting in public for the next eighteen years, he developed an enthusiastic following for his San Francisco cityscapes.
In 2001, George moved to the foothills in the Sierras to paint landscapes. Durkee is a past contributor to The Artist’s Magazine and American Artist. Along with his artist wife, Sharon Strong, he is coowner of an art gallery in Murphys, CA.
Artist of the Month: San Joaquin Potters GuildReception • May 11th • 4-7:00pm
A non-profit organization, the San Joaquin Potters Guild was founded in 1991 by a small group of clay artists who were interested in the camaraderie and inspiration that could be gained by association with other ceramic artists. Over the years the guild has grown and now includes glass artists. A friendly, diverse and active group, the San Joaquin Potters Guild is committed to maintaining high standards of craftsmanship and design in clay and glass. The organization encourages innovation and professional growth in technical skills and aesthetics; it also promotes public appreciation and understanding of ceramic and glass art, and provides a medium for exchange of ideas and concerns within the field.
The members of the San Joaquin Potters Guild represent artists in San Joaquin and surrounding counties (Tuolumne, Calaveras, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Sacramento, Amador and Contra Costa). The guild welcomes clay and glass artists from throughout Northern California. Exhibit display from April 30 to May 31, 2013.
Artists in the News
SAL members that were accepted into the Lodi Community Art Center Spring Show 2013 at Woodbridge Winery were: Clemmie King, Nathaniel Johnson, Una O’Farrell, Pat Price, Pat Soulsby, Beverly Kay, Frances Scott, Ines Leontiev-Hogan, Sherri Sanguinetti, Charlene Martin, Elizabeth Parrish, Samuel Bassett, Jane Burns, Cliff Johnston, Karen Newman, Linda Osborne, J.C. Strote, Gay Lynn Saunders, Kathy White, Connie Elste, Jean Janssen, Kay Owen, Tony Segale and Linda Abbott Trapp. Sherri Sanguinetti received an Honorable Mention award for one of her entries. Congratulations to all of our members who had pieces accepted.
LCAC Open Studio Tour
The Lodi Community Art Center Studio Tour is scheduled for October 11th and 12th. Artists wishing to join the tour from the Stockton area, please contact J.C. Strote at 209-369-4188 or email@example.com.
Knowlton Gallery features Tuscany
The Knowlton Gallery in Lodi is featuring “The Cultivated Landscape: A Tuscan Travelogue” as its May/June show. The art is by Deladier Almeida.
Art League Member Instructors
Art classes at Oak Park Senior Center
9:30am - 11:30
209-478-2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Tina Moore, PSA, PSW
Pastel Painting Workshops/Instruction
Lodi Arts Commission
Watercolor. For class information send
#10 SASE to:
P.O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642
Stephen C. Wagner Workshop
Stephen C. Wagner Workshop Final reminder for Stephen C. Wagner, coordinator of San Francisco’s Artist Network and Managing Partner at Arc Gallery in San Francisco, will be in Stockton March 28th for the first professional development for artists lecture. There are a few seats available. The second workshop, Rise above the crowd: approaching art galleries, is on Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm. $20 for each workshop. Contact Linda Abbott Trapp at 209-772-0502, and send your check in to reserve your seat. Send checks to 3494 Emereff Lane, Valley Springs, CA 95252.
Museum and Gallery Shows
Crocker Museum - Sacramento
Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction
January 26 - May 5, 2013
A Touch of Blue: Landscapes by Gregory Kondos
February 24 - May 19, 2013
deYoung Museum - San Francisco
January 26 - June 2, 2013
Shows to Enter
Ironstone Winery Spring Obsession
May 2 - 12, 2013
San Joaquin County Fair
applications are available
Manteca Camera Club 8th Annual Photo Contest
June 30 - July 1, 2013
Sammuel Bassett/Pepe Pool
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Paul & Peig Fairbrook
Gene T. Mar
Melinda Meyer Niemi
Janis Pastore Smith
Nancy & Bill Thomas
Donald L. Trainor
Linda Abbott Trapp
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 Aleen Gall, Director of the Gallery.
2013 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
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