June is busting out all over and for the Stockton Art League that means featured artist of the month Jun Jamosmos. This month’s show is filled with expressive freedom unique to Jun’s vision. With our evenings growing longer that means there is no excuse for all of our members not to be able to visit the gallery or attend the second Saturday reception honoring Jun’s work. Please mark your calendars!
Also happening this month is the introduction of SAL’s new children’s program called YAP. The program offers a series of art classes for children between the ages of 5 and 13. Openings are still available, so please tell your children and grandchildren about the opportunity to explore the world of drawing in a constructive setting that will develop their own individual skills.
On a business note, I am delighted to let you know that after months of hard work, Pat Price has brought us great news about the ADA improvements we are undertaking at both the gallery and the Saigon restaurant. When applying for the necessary city permit, it was brought to his attention that there was a bettercost savingoption for our plans. Pat took the plans back to the architect, who implemented the City’s suggestions resulting in a projected savings of nearly $15,000! The architect made these changes without charging the Stockton Art League and the project is underway.
This month also brings the physical preparation for our biyearly Haggin Art Show. The artwork for this nationally recognized show has been decided, and it includes a number of our member’s work. Once hung, the artwork will remain on display at The Haggin Museum from July 7 through September 11.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday June 1st, 2016 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Artist of the Month - Jun JamosmosReception • June 11th • 4-7:00pm
Jun Jamosmos would say, “...every subject I paint invokes a call to journey that doesn’t stop with and in the canvas. For beyond I see freedom…” The freedom to create and express oneself in a visual medium is liberating for him. Jun primarily paints from life, from photographs or memories of an experience with OIL and ACRYLIC as primary medium. Jun is drawn to simple, plain objects but more than what meets the eye, he paint to find and depict deeper meaning in his subjects, like he swirl of a koi’s tail or the rush of flowing stream. His inspiration stems from the beauty of creation as well as the complexity of it whether in a familiar scene, thing or face even a stranger’s facial features. His new collection of koi painting titled “ORONOCO FLOW’ depicts the serenity and beauty of the koi in its natural, colorful surroundings. He started to draw when he was five years old and painting became a hobby while growing up. Jun is an accountant and a selftaught artist at the same time primarily by brooding over art books and magazines, visiting art museums and galleries. He has studied the technique of his favorite Swedish master painter Anders Zorn. He moved to Stockton from the Philippines in 1995 with his wife and two children.
SAL: Youth Program, Summer, 2016
A pilot art class on the basics of drawing will be held in the Gallery this summer and is scheduled for every Monday in June.
Class schedule: June 6, 13, 20, 27
9 am-10 am, ages 5-8 11 am-12 noon, ages 9-13
Beatriz Flores and Martha Mangahas
Sign-up sheets available at front counter of the SAL gallery
Demo Artist of the Month - June 9th, 2016
Raoul returns to the SAL demos with part II of his handson class on June 9. 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 year he has assembled a collection of books and printed materials about Mexican and MexicanAmerican art, history and culture. Raoul was 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 was 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.
Stockton Airport Schedule
July 26, 2016
Pick up & delivery
August 16, 2016
October 25, 2016
Pick up & delivery
November 15, 2016
Pick up & delivery, 9 am at airport. Airport receptions, 4-7 pm
Artists hanging at airport are now re- sponsible for delivering and picking up their own artwork
Please submit your label information for each piece of artwork to Dick Massa at least a week before hanging of the show.
Note: Any SAL members that are interested in hanging their artwork at the airport, please contact Pat Price at (209) 451-2240 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
A donation has been made to the SAL in Delore’s name by Dick Massa
May 1, 2016
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
Elaine K. Sack
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.
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