We want to thank Jean Janssen for her demonstration of watercolor on Yupo paper. There was a good turn-out and everyone enjoyed the evening. Artist of the Month Christina Irvin had 95 people attend her reception on November 9. Thanks to both Jean and Christina for their efforts.
Congratulations to Virginia Vita who was appointed as a new member to the Board of Directors. She is replacing longtime board member Shirley Stockstill who will be stepping down at the end of December.
The Board of Directors is working on our budget for 2014, and we will have it ready for the January 2014 meeting. The end of the year means new officers will be nominated for the 2014-16 Board of Directors committee. The positions that will be upcoming are for the President and Secretary.
The Holidays have arrived and everyone will be enjoying them with family and friends. I want to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday December 4th at 10am.
Last Mailed Issue of the Collagraph
Starting with the January 2014 issue of the Colla-graph, it will be available on line and downloadable from our gallery website. It will also be available via your e-mail address. For those that do not have a computer, copies can be picked up at the front counter of the gallery. Some copies will be mailed to those who cannot access through the above methods. Please contact the gallery if you require a copy to be mailed to you.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Asst. Director Stepping Down
Longtime member Shirley Stockstill will be resigning as Assistant Director and at large board member at the end of the year. She has served in this capacity for over 10 years and we wish to thank her for her years of service and dedication to the gallery.
Teresa Hickey 1944 - 2013
Donations have been made to SAL by Jim & Nancy Cardena, Christine & Stanley Chan, Lois Hulsey, Alice Hunsucker, Sandra Jennings, Cliff & Ann Johnson, Clemmie King, Dick Massa, Eloise Rossi, Marylou Schingler, Shirley Stockstill, Dolly Sellars
Claire Oak 1921 - 2013
Donations have been made to SAL by Lois Hulsey, Eloise Rossi, Shirley Stockstill, Rita Sublett
Current nominations for our 2014 Board: Pat Price, President, Tom Wilson, Vice President and Michelle Zachlod, Secretary. Official election of officers will be held at the December board meeting.
New Publicity Chair: Virginia Vita’s position will be effective January 1st.
If you have any publicity notices and/or change of email address — please notify her directly. Her email is: email@example.com
Theresa Bayaca will be our new Demonstration Coordinator as of Jan-uary 1st, so all demonstration-related event questions will be forwarded to her at her email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important reminder! If you are showing in the gallery but unable to staff due to working full-time, 40 hour week, or a health reason, please remember that a 40% commission will be applied to any sale of your artwork at the gallery.
General Membership Meeting
& Artist Demonstration • December 12th, 6-8pm
Marilyn Eger, Watercolor Demonstration:
“I am primarily a plein air painter. When this is not possible I work from my own photos as a point of departure. I am inspire by the area I lie in and things around me, such as Acampo vineyards, palm trees, the oak trees peeking through the delta fog, cattle playfully grazing, the flowers from the garden and reflected color in all kinds of items and bottles. I have a deep passion for vibrant color,” explains Marilyn Eger.
“All I ever wanted to do was create art.” As a young girl Marilyn’s parents encouraged her by enrolling her in art courses and creating a studio in the back of their antique shop where she would spend hours painting. Throughout her life she values a strong art education and will never stop learning. Eger earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Stanislaus, in Art. She also received teaching credentials from Chapman College enabling her to instruct future artists at Bear Creek High School, where she teaches many levels of art. She is presently working on her M.F.A. at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA.
Her husband Jerry, designed and built an art studio - a point of pride for the Egers which had been a life-long dream for Marilyn. She believes art and the creative process is a force of consistency in her life.
Her work allows her to endure life’s difficulties, “My art, through my Maker, has healed my spirit.”Eger is a survivor, of not only cancer, but of life. Marilyn Eger lives in Acampo, CA with her husband Jerry Eger.
Artist of the Month - Gay Lynn Saunders
Reception • December 14th • 4-7:00pm
Gay Lynn has been an artist all her life, as a child, rockhounding with her parents, crafting, drawing, and sewing. She graduated from UCD in 1976 with a BS in Design, specializing in the fiber arts. Art was set aside for a number of years, time used to learn about business and the healing arts. In 1999, life stood still with disability and burn-out lasting a couple of years. Emerging in 2001 with a new outlook on life, she began using silver wire as thread to create artisan jewelry. And has never stopped, designing and fabricating over 2000 pieces to date.
She joined the Stockton Art League in 2011, the Lodi Community Art Center in 2013, and was a member of the Tidewater Art Center & Gallery, 2005-11. She is also a member of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. In April 2013 she was Fea-ture Artist at the Riverview Gallery in Walnut Grove. Gay Lynn has also been teaching her craft since 2006 to both individuals and small groups, with an on-going class at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, CA.
Inspiration and creative momentum has taken her back to painting. Learning to paint with pastels is her latest passion, and she is a member of the West Coast Pastel Society. Gay Lynn has won awards for pastels & jewelry at the San Joaquin County Fair, the Lodi Community Art Center, and the Lodi Grape Festival, and the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery, and Pas-tels in Light sponsored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
We’d like to thank each and every one of you who participated in our mem-ber survey regarding staffing policies/changes. The following is a summary of the outcome:
We would like to know if you would like to have your shifts at the gallery staffed by two people.
4 YES | 23 NO
Would you like to see all shifts at the gallery staffed by 2 people.
3 YES | 24 NO
In order to increase staffing on all shifts, members would have to increase their volunteer hours from 6 to 12
each month….are you willing to increase your hours?
8 YES | 19 NO
If members are not willing to increase their hours, but still want 2 person shifts, we would pay interested members
to work extra shifts. Out budget cannot cover this cost so would you be willing to pay increased fees to cover this cost?
3 YES | 24 NO
Area Art Events
Photography: Inventing Perspective
November 21 — December 13, 2013
LH Horton Jr Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, CA
26th Annual Fine Art Show
26th Annual Fine Art Show
January 11 — February 1, 2014
Delicato Vineyards, Manteca, CA
Entry forms and rules are available on the magazine Display rack at the back of the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
Art Show & Reception at Camlu
December 12, 2013
Watercolors created by Art for All program participants. Art for All is a program produced by Jagged Lines Art Club and Sunflower Presents.
Gesture & Anatomy Mini-Course at Jagged Lines with Betsy Luntao
Six Sunday sessions, 12 hours for $100 (including materi-als) Work with live models. Learn and practice techniques for capturing realistic poses
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.
Oak Park Senior Center, Stockton
Beginners through Advanced:
10am - 12pm Mondays
Fee: $40 per month, $10 per lesson
Art lessons for kids
Ages 7 - 12
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Tina Moore, PSA, PSW
Pastel Painting Workshops/Instruction
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
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
- Monthly newsletter