On Monday, December 14 we will have our general meeting. We have decided to start the meeting earlier in the day so that members do not have to drive in the dark. A member reception will begin at 3:00pm. There will be light snacks and wine available courtesy of your board of directors. After an opportunity to visit with your fellow members, we will begin the meeting at 3:30pm.
The first item on the meeting agenda is the election of officers. The offices of president, vicepresident and secretary are to be filled. The terms of office are for two years. We have one candidate each for president and secretary and no candidates for vice-president. I will be asking for nominations from the floor for each of these offices. Remember, we are risking our nonprofit status if we fail to fill all officer positions.
Next on the agenda will be our 2015 financial report and presentation and member approval of the 2016 budget. Following this, we will talk about internet sales opportunities on Fine Art America, the status of our compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, SAL future programs and activities and gallery staffer training.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday November 4th, 2015 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Demo Artist of the Month
The demo for November 12th has been canceled.
Artist of the Month - Jean JanssenReception • October 10th • 4-7:00pm
Jean Janssen was born in Tempe, Arizona where she showed an early childhood interest in painting and drawing. She has lived in Stockton for over 40 years.
Jean later began taking watercolor classes from Evelyn Wright. It was at this time she began to take an interest in painting landscapes. She credits these classes for giving her a strong foundation of basic traditional techniques and knowledge of individual styles of accomplished artists.
Jean began to develop her own style and skills which were enriched by taking classes and workshops from such renowned artists as George Post, Robert E. Wood, Frank Webb, and Zolton Szabo. They taught her the delicate balance between painting loosely yet convincingly through strong shapes and good design. She now passes on this knowledge to her students.
Recently Jean has been exploring many new techniques, materials and subjects. She has mastered the use of Yupo paper, and abstractions. These recent works are winning her a new audience in shows and are incorporated in her teaching. “I enjoy the experience of letting the paint reveal shapes, lines, forms and colors to my imagination.”
Jean is a studio painter as well as an outdoor painter. She sees beauty all around her and is eager to share it. “Any scene is a possible painting for me provided the light and shapes attract my eye.”
Jeans shows her work in many regional shows while maintaining her teaching and painting schedulesmaking her an extremely active, accomplished, and respected artist. “The struggle to master the medium I’m sure will keep me painting for many years to come. Watercolor is best when left to do it’s own thing.”
Having won many regional awards for her watercolor paintings, Jean’s paintings are widely collected both regionally and nationally.
She is a member of Midwest Watercolor Society, Stockton Art League, and Lodi Community Art Center.
October 30 & 31 are pick up and delivery days, 10-4pm. If you wish to bring in your small works pieces (image area no larger than 8 x 10, or 80 square inches) do so on those dates. This year you set the price (keep under $75). Any pieces not sold will be returned to you. There is no fee to show them. You can also bring your regular pieces at the standard fee of $5 per piece.
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.
2015 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