Let me start with the good news. The Stockton Art League has become the recipient of a generous donation of artwork by famed watercolorist Carl Miller. Included in the collection are woodcuts, watercolors, and pencil /graphite drawings. We are processing and sorting them and will present this collection in the near future.
On the other hand is the sad news that we are forced to cancel our plans for an 80th anniversary celebration. The time commitment and cost of holding such an event became overwhelming when compared to what we expected to raise with such an event. In its place, the board will be planning a holiday celebration that will include our December general meeting. We hope this will entice more members to attend the December meeting and recommit the membership to actively participate in SAL activities.
In the meantime, we are planning a sidewalk sale for October 15 and 16. The recent renovations we have been going through at the gallery has forced us to “clean house.” I will have more specific information for you in next month’s Collagraph.
Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone that we are only as strong as our membership. It has become urgent that we make a greater commitment to both SAL and the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery. We must have art hanging in order to have art to sell. The construction work is coming to an end, and we need something on the on the walls. Remember, Christmas is coming and the buying season is ahead of us.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday September 7th, 2016 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Artist of the Month - San Joaquin Potters GuildReception • September 10th • 4-7:00pm
The San Joaquin Potters Guild is our Artist of the Month for September. There are more than 100 items for sale in the show. Guild artists participating in the potters show are: Kathy White, Joy Ross, Donna Samelson, Don Hall, Glenda Burns, Linda Osborne, Jane Burns, Randy Crimmel, Susan Farley, JC Strote, Lana Jones and Pam Ackles. (Those names in bold are SAL members.)
The sale runs through the month of September.
Demo Artist of the Month - September 8th, 2016
The drawing classes with Raoul Mora have been a huge success. It meets every second Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery.
The next session will be on the figure. Sounds complicated! But Raoul is a master at pulling the best out of his students and will work with beginners, as well as advanced artists. Don’t be afraid.
Getting back to SAL’s roots which started as a critique group, we will reinitiate what was known as The Third Eye by Gail Hazard who was our President from 1960-1962. This was a meeting of members wherein they would bring a painting they were working on or recently completed and have the group go over it to see if there were any improvements that could be made. Serious art students will tell you that many times you learn more at critiques than sometimes doing.
Raoul will conduct the critique at the near end of our drawing session, so bring in one piece of your recent work as well as a pencil and paper for the drawing portion.
Fall sale scheduled for October 14 & 15
The fall art sale scheduled for Friday and Saturday October 14 and 15 will include artbooks, frames, paints, brushes and miscellaneous art equipment.
Members are being asked to donate any of the above items for the sale. You may bring items to the gallery anytime until October 8. All items must be donations. This is our once a year fundraiser.
Stockton Airport Schedule
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: email@example.com
SAL: Youth Student Program, set for Fall, 2016
Due to the success of the June YAP Program for students, the classes are again going to be held in late October through early November.
October 22 & 29 and November 5 & 12
9am10:30 am, ages 68 11am12:30 pm, ages 913
Beatriz Flores and Martha Mangahas
Funds limited, donation of art supplies welcomed Parents must come to the gallery to get their children officially on the roster. Sign ups can’t be accepted by phone.
You must signup for all four classes:$12.00 for the course.
We do grant scholarships (waive the fee) to those who request it.
If classes are full the student can be placed on a waiting list.
A donation has been made to the SAL in Delore’s name by Dick Massa
May 1, 2016
A donation has been made to the SAL in Milton’s name by Dick Massa
A donation has been made to the SAL in Milton’s name by Dick Massa
Art League Member Instructors
Art classes at Oak Park Senior Center
9:30am - 11:30
209-478-2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Ileontievemail@example.com
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
Andrew D. Ciminelli
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
Janis Pastore Smith
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Gene T. Mar
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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