The jury is out and the entries are rolling in for the Stockton Art League’s bi-yearly Haggin Museum Juried Art Show. At the present time, we have registered 37 artists from around the country showing 78 paintings. In addition, we are celebrating the work of 5 sculptors and 16 sculptures. The show promises to be the best ever, and as we know from experience every show does prove to be more outstanding than the one before it. Remember that we have a special fund raising drive to support this program. SAL awards over $5,000 to winning artists in this National Exhibit. Please consider a kind donation to this program, any amount helps.
This month, we are very excited to announce that we have received a grant to support our all new children’s program. Called YAP (Youth Art Program, but YAP sounds more fun), the series of art classes is for children between the ages of 5 and 13. The classes will be held on Mondays at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery during the month of June. Please look further into the Collagraph for specific information. I would like to give a special shout out to Mary Little and her team for taking this program from an idea to making it a reality.
Again, I want to remind all of our members not to forget our artists of the month. May will feature local artist and educator Ronald Houck, who in true educational spirit is also inviting some of his students to hang their work beside his in the show. As usual, the reception will be held on the second Saturday of the month, May 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday May 4th, 2016 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Artist of the Month - Ronald HouckReception • May 14th • 4-7:00pm
Ronald Houck was born in Salem, Oregon, but grew up in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. Ronald received an MFA in Figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University San Francisco in 2010 and a BA in Studio Art from California State University Sacramento in 2006, with Magna Cum Laude honors.
He is best known for his expressive and figurative oil paintings that capture the mood, emotion and spirit of people in a variety of environments. Blending traditional and contemporary painting techniques, the artist compels viewers to uncover the mysteries and narratives within his work.
Ronald has been privileged to work with several nationally and internationally renowned artists throughout his education, such as Craig Nelson, Warren Chang, Tae Park, Dean Larson, Zackary Zdrale, and Baoping Chen.
Ronald has done commissioned portraits for prominent patrons in Central California and is beginning to achieve national recognition as an artist through his award winning work displayed at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA in 2010 and through gallery exposure and exhibitions. Ronald is currently teaching as an adjunct art professor for Cosumnes River College in Elk Grove, CA and for San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. He also recently taught for three years at the Art Institute of CA, in Sacramento and Sunnyvale; where he taught beginning and intermediate drawing, painting, design and color theory, life drawing and gesture. He currently resides in Pine Grove, CA
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 email@example.com or (209)603-2375 to give your permission for enrollment.
Demo Artist of the Month - May 12th, 2016
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 manner. 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
Artit in the News
Two SAL members received awards at the recent Lodi Spring 2016 Art Show at Woodbridge by Mondavi. Honorable Mention: Abigail Racco, Juror Award: Linda Osborne. Other SAL members who were accepted into the show are: Nicholette Fetsch, Glenda Burns, Kent Rogerson, Maria Flumiani, Charlene Martin, Judy Vivian, Elsa Bates, J.C. Strote and Tony Segale.
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
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
9am-10am, ages 5-8
11am-12 noon, ages 9-13
Instructors: Beatriz Flores and Martha Mangahas
Funds limited, donation of art sup-plies welcomed
Sign-up sheets available at front counter of the SAL gallery.
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.
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