March Madness is behind us and so is the first quarter of the year. April promises many exciting opportunities for you to participate in SAL activities as we welcome spring and the beauty it brings to everything around us. What could be more beautiful than the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery? If you have been stuck in the madness, it’s time to get out and visit the gallery. Better still, don’t forget that the artist of the month reception on the 2nd Saturday or the demo artist on the 2nd Thursday. These events are becoming increasingly popular, and they are wonderful opportunities to interact with old and new members.
On the business front, former SAL president, Pat Price, has been spending endless hours coordinating the ADA compliance activities we are undertaking. Soon, you will see changes taking place to the property we rent to the Saigon restaurant as well as the fire exit in the back of the gallery. This work is beginning after months and months of discussions with compliance experts and contractors; not to mention the discussions within the board meetings as to the best way to move forward. This project is costing SAL a considerable amount of money in addition to time. As a result, you will be asked to help with some of the various fund raising activities we are in the midst of planning.
Last month we also hosted a panel discussion at the Haggin Museum called “Visual Art in the 21st Century? Let’s Talk” on March 5th. The event sparked a provocative discussion with a panel of local specialists who explored what “fine” art is today. Over 50 people attended the discussion that was the brain child of Kristen Rinaker. Sadly, Kristen has resigned her position on the board. Like many of us, sometimes there is just too much on our plates.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday April 6th, 2016 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Artist of the Month - David PetersonReception • April 9th • 4-7:00pm
David Peterson, a nationally recognized watercolor artist, portrays the familiar scenes of our neighborhood in a humorous and enigmatic way. He shows you California landmarks, including urban scenes, differently, simply and in a unique manners. He has been accepted in the California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit for the past three years and is honored to have been a Yosemite Art Center visiting artist since 2012. David is a past president of WASH, Inc., Sacramento’s watercolor club and has been awarded NCA Master Painter Signature status.
He is event coordinator at Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael and his work can be seen there. He has recently exhibited at the Ella McClatchy Library, and currently exhibits at Danielles in Arden Arcade and Rancho Cordova City Hall and now, in April, at the Stockton Art League’s Elsie May Goodwin Gallery.
Bob Hope One Day Show
SAL members are being invited to show their work at the Bob Hope Theater on April 10th. The “African Queen” is the theme, but not necessary. Set up will be at 11am for opening events at 1 pm. Panels are being furnished by Art Expressions who will also participate.
SHARES Program Chaning
Our SHARES program with S-Mart is ending March 31st. And store cards previously used will no longer be valid. Under the program (requiring no cards) individuals will input their phone number when checking out at these stores in order for SAL to benefit from any proceeds. The program is still a fundraising asset to our gallery, so please continue to participate. Participation entails individuals signing up online www.escrip.com/shares; however, Maria Flumiani can enroll your name and phone number if you wish to continue supporting SAL in this manner. If you wish to continue, contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209)603-2375 to give your permission for enrollment.
Demo Artist of the Month - April 14th, 2016
Raoul received his BA in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1961, and his teaching credential from San Francisco State University in 1963. He was a High School Art teacher for 37 years for the Stockton Unified School District. Raoul is currently an Art Instructor at Delta College. He has given many presentations to students and faculties on Mexican culture and traditions. Over the past twentyfive years he has assembled a collection of books and printed materials about Mexican and MexicanAmerican art, history and culture. Raoul was a cofounder of the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton and has been the recipient of the Stockton Arts Commission STAR Award. In 1995, he was elected Teacher of the Year by the SUSD, and elected to the Mexican American Hall of Fame in 1994. His drawings and paintings are in numerous private collections in California, Arizona, New York and Mexico.
Haggin Juried Show Photo Shoots Sign Up Available Now
For SAL members who wish to have photos taken of their entries to the Haggin Juried Show, there are two photo sessions scheduled by SAL member and photogra-pher Charlene Martin. The first session is May 5, 2016 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. The second session is Thursday, May 7, 2016 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please contact the gallery, or come in to sign up for a time slot. You can also call Charlene at (916) 600-5769, or email her at: email@example.com To save time, take the artwork out of the frame, and remove the glass from the front of the artwork.
Stockton Airport Schedule
April 26, 2016
Pick up & delivery
May 17, 2016
July 26, 2016
Pick up & delivery
August 16, 2016
October 25, 2016
Pick up & delivery
November 15, 2016
Airport reception Pick up & delivery, 9 am at airport.
Artists hanging at airport are now re- sponsible for delivering and picking up their own artwork
Note: Airport receptions, 4-7 pm
Note: Any SAL members that are inter-ested in hanging their artwork at the air-port, please contact Pat Price at (209) 451-2240 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Art Events
A curated selection of 27 works by 21 artists
March 26th - May 7, 2016
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA
UpStream Wines at Watts Winery Welcomes
Local Artist: Roosevelt Warren
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Noon to 5 p.m.
17036 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi, CA
Art League Member Instructors
Art classes at Oak Park Senior Center
9:30am - 11:30
209-478-2731 or email@example.com for details
Hutchins St. Square Community Center Watercolor
Beginner classes: 9am - 11am Thurs.
Intermediate & Advanced: Noon - 3pm Thurs.
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Ines Leontiev Hogan
Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Relief Printmaking, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
Monotype Printmaking, Mondays, 7-9pm
Drawing, Tuesdays, 7-9pm
See www.atthegrand.org or: Ileontievfirstname.lastname@example.org
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
Watercolor. For class information send
#10 SASE to:
P.O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
Janis Pastore Smith
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Gene T. Mar
Melinda Meyer Niemi
Nadine Merrill Persson
Joanie Selman Prince
Nancy & Bill Thomas
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.
2016 Stockton Art League Membership »