Executive Committee Message
Dear members, An Executive Committee made up of The Board of Directors will be running the board meetings until vacant positions are filled. Currently, the board needs a president and a vice president. Any SAL members interested in filling these two positions please contact Dick Massa or any board member.
The board is considering moving the meeting time to the evening hours to accommodate any prospective new member. These positions must be filled soon.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at 4pm. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Board Executive Committee
Artist of the Month - Leo YeniReception • January 14th • 4-7:00pm
To honor the United Nations World Holocaust Memorial Day, the Stockton Art League is holding a formal reception of the art of Holocaust survivor, Leo DelaTorre Yeni on January 14, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery. A collection of Yeni’s work done while in an internment camp in Switzerland, is part of the permanent collection in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Leo Yeni was born in 1920, in Milano, Italy, to Greek Jewish parents. He had studied art as a child, but in 1938, according to Mussolini’s racial laws, he was denied admission to art school. By 1943, the family moved to the town of Lugano on the Swiss border and went into hiding. On his mother’s urging, he illegally escaped across the border into Switzerland but was not allowed to stay. When he returned to Lugano, he found his family had been arrested, and he was advised to return to Switzerland and turn himself in. The authorities assigned him to an internment camp where he stayed until 1943. During his time at camp, Yeni drew sketches of camp life and wrote in his diaries and journals. When his talent was discovered, he was commissioned to do drawings of the camp barracks and other surroundings.
Yeni was eventually given day passes to visit family or to see a doctor in a neighboring town, but on one occasion he visited an art school, was interviewed by the director, and turned in an application for admission. On January 15, 1945, Yeni discovered he had been released from the camp, and 48 hours later, he found himself relocated into an apartment and attending classes at the art school.
By 1946, Yeni was settled in New York and had become a celebrated artist and designer. His paintings have been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor Society, Audubon Artists, Hudson Valley Art Association, and Allied Artists of America. He has won more than sixty awards and prizes in local and national exhibitions.
New Time For Board Meetings
Starting with the January 4 Board Meeting, the time has been changed to 4pm to accommodate some new-at large members who work during the day.
Also, four new at-large members were voted in at the December meeting. Welcome Tina Moore, Frieda Stewart, Peig Fairbrook and Jessica Fong. Welcome aboard.
Gallery Sales Receipts
Staffers make sure that you have all the correct information on the sales receipts. Take your time and make sure they are correct. Put date, type of artwork and most important the name of each artist so we know who to pay. Also, put your name at the bottom of the receipt in case you have to be contacted about any questions concerning the sale.
Leo Yeni Raffle
The are still some Leo Yeni raffle ticket available at the front desk of the gallery. This is our first fundraiser of the year. Thanks to all who have already purchased tickets.
Demo Artist of the Month - January 12, 2017
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 a continuation of subject matter from the be-ginning session in 2016. Please bring anything you have previously been working on. 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
Stockton Airport Schedule
January 31, 2017
April 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
October 17, 2017
Pick up & delivery, 9 am at airport. Airport receptions, 4-7 pm
Artists hanging at airport are now responsible 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.
Airport Reception Schedule
March 21, 2017
May 16, 2017
August 15, 2017
November 21, 2017
Note: Any SAL members that are interested in hanging their artwork at the airport, please contact Denny Ah-Tye at (209) 639-3720 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check with Denny Ah-Tye before each airport reception, as the date may have changed.
A donation has been made to the SAL in Joan’s name by Dick Massa
A donation has been made to the SAL in LeDean's name by Dick Massa
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
Free Drawing classes
2nd Thursday of every month, 3-5 pm
at Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
Gay Lynn Saunders
Wire Wrap Jewelry Classes
Private instruction and monthly classes at:
Hutchins Square Community Center,
Watercolor & Brushing Lettering
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.
2017 Stockton Art League Membership »
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- Juried Haggin Show
- Show catalog
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