The dust continues to gather under our feet as the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery remains in the throes of renovations. At last report, the bathroom floor has been installed producing clashing colors that would insult most artists’ visions of interior design. The members attending the July membership meeting got a firsthand view of the disarray, but not to worry. I am told there is light at the end of the tunnel; we just don’t know how long it will take to get there.
In the meantime several things have become more clear: We need your participation and help! Over the next few months we will be planning our 80th Anniversary Celebration, which will also begin the establishment of the Claire Oak Building Fund. In celebration of our 80th Anniversary, the Stockton Art League will be holding a special winetasting at the Watt Winery in Lodi. Please mark your calendars for October 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 for an Evening in the Vineyards. Donations for the event will be $20 and we need all members to sell at least one ticket. The event will include wine, food, live music, raffles and the unveiling of a Claire Oak art show hat will hang at the winery for one month.
As I mentioned in the last issue of the Collagraph, an organization can only be as strong as its leadership, and we are actively seeking volunteers to help with our anniversary celebration; as well as serve on the SAL board of directors. Please contact us today. Any minute of time you can contribute is worth an hour in weight.
Also, don't forget that our biyearly Haggin Juried Art Show is hanging through September 11. It is a wonderful show and one that we are very proud of. Thanks again to all of those who helped Maria through all of the show’s challenges and to Maria herself for a job well done. Don’t forget our second Saturday reception from 4:00 to 7:00. Also, SAL’s monthly demo on the second Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Artist of the Month - Nicholette FetschReception • July 9th • 4-7:00pm
I am so grateful to be able to live my life in the arts. So many people never find work they truly love, but I have not had that problem. I am constantly nudged by not one, but two muses. The other being classical music. To have to choose between these two great passions would be impossible. They are both so much a part of who I am.
The arts require a lifetime of study. Most recently I have continued my education with artists, Gil Dellinger, Kathleen Dunphy, Raoul Mora and Juliette Aristides.
The works in this show are mostly landscapes and still lifes. I also love painting portraits and figure studies, but these are casually commissioned works and are now in private collections.
Demo Artist of the Month - July 14th, 2016
Raoul is back again as our August demo artist. He will be our demonstrator artist through December. These are free drawing workshops so if you want to participate please bring drawing pencils and paper.
Raoul received his BA in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1961, and his teaching credential from San Francisco State University in 1963. He was a High School Art teacher for 37 years for the Stockton Unified School District. Raoul is currently an Art Instructor at Delta College. He has given many presentations to students and faculties on Mexican culture and traditions. Over the past twentyfive years he has assembled a collection of books and printed materials about MexicanAmerican art, history and culture.
Raoul was a co-founder of the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton and has been the recipient of the Stockton Arts Commission STAR Award.
In 1995, he was elected Teacher of the Year by the SUSD, and elected to the Mexican-American Hall of Fame in 1994. His drawings and paintings are in numerous private collections in California, Arizona, New York and Mexico.
Stockton Airport Schedule
July 26, 2016
Pick up & delivery
August 16, 2016
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
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
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
Janis Pastore Smith
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Gene T. Mar
Betty Jean Reynolds
Gay Lynn Saunders
Mary Lois Thompson
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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