Your Board of Directors is preparing for the June 8 general meeting. We have several important agenda items to discuss.
Art against violence proposal – There is an explanation of this proposal in this issue of the Collagraph. We will discuss whether to pursue this proposal or reject it.
Midyear financial report – Your Treasurer, Jun Jamosmos, will discuss how we are doing versus our budget.
Internet sales – A presentation will be made on an opportunity for members to show their art on an internet website.
Year end fund raiser – Our year end fund raiser for the last three years has been the sale of small art works donated by members. It is time for something new. You will be presented with ideas to choose from.
Board member/officer opportunities and committee openings We need your help. We will be asking you to volunteer for Board of Director and officer open positions as well as committee openings, both chairpersons and members.
If there is something that you would like the Board to consider adding to the agenda please contact any Board member or Dick Massa.
Remember, the general meeting is Monday June 8 starting at 6:00PM. We will start with a half hour of conversation, wine and snacks followed by the meeting.
Virginia Vita has resigned from the Board. We all thank Virginia for her contributions and her ongoing commitment to take care of member internet communications.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday May 6th, 2015 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Spring Art Sale nets SAL gallery $1,400
The Spring Art Sale held on April 17 & 18 netted the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery $1,400. The money from this fundraiser will be used later in the year to help pay for some special events. The Board of Directors and gallery Director, Dick Massa wish to thank Sharon Elizondo, Denny Ah-Tye, Clemmie King, Ruth Koon, Charlene Martin and Maria Flumiani for their help in making the sale a success. Also to those members and non-members who donated artwork and supplies for the sale.
Demo Artist of the MonthJun Jamosmos - Creative Acrylics
Jun Jamosmos would say, "...every subject I paint invokes a call to a 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 plain simple objects but more than what meets the eye, he paints to find and depict deeper meaning in his subjects. 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.
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, California from the Philippines in 1995 and settled down with his equally talented wife and two children. He is a regular at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery and the Art Expressions of San Joaquin and continues to do art commission work, including large mural projects. He is also being represented by the Agora Gallery in New York City and will be a part of a group exhibition in July 2015. He is willing to give back to the Stockton community what it has given him through various opportunities showcasing his artwork in different communityoutreach avenues. He has also painted live on stage, and offstage to the inspiration of music. He has conducted art workshops for beginner and advanced painters of all ages.
Jun's artwork is enjoying worldwide exposure online through his website – www.junjamosmos.com His works are in private collections here in the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe.
Artists in the News
SAL members that received awards in the 55th Annual Spring Art Show at the Mondavi Winery include: Graphics, Second Place Tina Moore Honorable Mention, Tina Moore Functional 3-D, Honorable Mention Jane Burns and Karen Newman.
Other SAL members accepted into the show were: JC Strote, Kathy White, Linda Osborne, Sammuel Bassett/Pepe Pool, Frances Scott, Charlene Martin, Janene Ford, Gay Lynn Saunders and Connie Elste.
Congratulation to all of the SAL members accepted into the show
Artist of the Month - Cliff JohnstonReception • May 9th • 4-7:00pm
Cliff has been working in wood full time now for 15 years. In that time he has gone from just turning small simple bowls into larger items, and sculpturing wood. He also does custom urns on request from clients.
Cliff has received many awards for his work at different Juried Shows throughout the County. His work gives him great pleasure and relaxation. Over the years Cliff has done water color and oil painting when he finds time away from his wood working. A group of these paintings will be on display during his show along with all of his wood projects. If you have any questions on reception night don’t hesitate to ask them. We hope to see you at the reception on May 9, 2015 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Goodwin Gallery at 1902 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA.
Area Art Events
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Tracy Art League presents
the 6th annual Expressions! Selections
A curated selection of 29 works by 24 artists
March 28 - May 9, 2015
Opening reception, Saturday, March 28, 12 - 2pm
Figures in Paint & Pencil Workshop
JLI Academy 2232 N. El Dorado
May 2nd, 2-4pm FREE
Jun 6th, 2-4pm FREE
Open House & Art Show
JLI Academy 2232 N. El Dorado
Jun 26th, 5:30-7pm
Delicato Family Vineyards
19th Annual Photography Show
June 6 - 27, 2015
Information and entry forms are available at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
Mother Lode Fair
63rd MLAA Annual Juried Exhibit
Show dates: July 10, 11, 12, 2015
Copies of the Prospectus can be found at the front
counter of Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
Sponsored by the Mother Lode Art Association
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.
Holy Cross Church, Stockton
Wednesday, 9am-12 noon
Art lessons for kids
Ages 7 - 12
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Tina Moore, PSA, PSW
Pastel Painting Workshops/Instruction
Oils and Acrylics | Adults & Children
The Art Korner
229 E. Alpine Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
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
Nadine Merrill Persson
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
Janis Pastore Smith
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
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 »
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- 12 featured artists
- Workshops with reception
- Tours to art related
- Juried Haggin Show destinations
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