We have signed a contract with a building contractor to develop the scope of work and plans for us to meet the current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and Stockton building codes at the gallery and the Saigon Restaurant. The next step will be to request bids from three building contractors to do the work. We will not start any work at the gallery until October so that it will not interfere with our 4th Fall Regional Open Juried Show in September.
September will be a busy time at the gallery. We will be displaying the accepted work for our 4th Fall Regional Open Juried Skhow from the 1st to the 26th. We will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday, September 3. We will have our show reception and awards presentation on Saturday, September 12. All members are encouraged to attend the mixer and the juried show reception.
If you have not yet entered the juried show, you have until August 21. The prospectus is available at the gallery and on our website, www.stocktonartleague.org. If you have any questions about the juried show please contact Maria Flumiani.
In the June President’s letter, I told you that we had formed a planning committee and that we may be contacting you for input. During August and September the committee will be conducting one on one interviews with about 50 of our active artist members. The interviews will take about onehalf to one hour of your time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday August 5th, 2015 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
Demo Artist of the MonthCindy Wilbur - Oil | Imperssionistic Style
Artist Statement: I once heard a saying, “To be inspired means to be in spirit”. For me, being out among God’s great creation is the best inspiration. There, all of my senses become part of my painting, not just sight but touch and sound, all flowing together onto my canvas. “Light”, is probably what first inspires me to paint a certain scene, light vs. shadow, warm vs. cool; or lack of light, creating mood and atmosphere. I love my studio time as well. It is there that I can create larger paintings, carrying with me the memory of recent outdoor experiences. It is there that I have the time to add my own style and nuances to a scene already lightly captured ’en plein air.’ I remember well my very first studio. It was a doll house that my father converted for me as a child. There, out in the yard, I learned the pleasures of freeing my creative energies into something I could share with others. My work is most known for its impressionistic or “painterly” style, favoring serene, pictorial landscapes. I prefer to suggest, rather than render, simplifying large shapes of color and value, leaving the details to the viewer. I feel this allows them o explore my paintings, the same way I so eagerly explored my surroundings. My goal is to convey my feelings through my heart and brush in hopes that the viewer will gain the same sense of spirit that inspired me.
September Juried Show Assistance Available
Members who wish to enter our juried show and have photos taken of their entries please come to the gallery on Friday, July 31 from 11am-4pm. Charlene Martin will be taking photos of your work to upload to CD for entering the September juried show. If you already have your work on a CD and just need help in uploading to Smarter Entry, please contact Maria Flumiani and she will arrange to meet with you, at your con-venience, for entering your work. We don’t wish any of our members to miss out on the opportunity! Deadline for entries is August 21
Artist of the Month - Linda Abbott TrappReception • August 8th • 4-7:00pm
Linda Abbott Trapp has worked in, studied and taught multiple media, including watercolor, pottery, weaving, wood assemblage, and collage. She has served as an arts administrator in central California, a Dean at the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design, and has owned and operated a gallery and arts supply shop in Wisconsin. She also taught art in a private school in Addis Ababa. Her most recent work emphasizes spirituality and environmental concerns in addition to exploring the psychological aspect of her subjects. Her works have garnered a number of awards, and are held in private collections throughout California and the Mid-west. She draws from her work in counseling and management consulting, and explores similar topics in her writing. The author of seven books and several hundred articles, she is currently focused on expression through watercolor, most recently in large, intense pieces
Additional Options for Fulfilling your Staffing Requirements
For those members who need to fulfill their staffing times, there are two additional ways to do it.
1. Staff the counter from 4-7pm during the second Saturday reception. This would credit you with a three hour period of staffing.
2. Work the 3rd Thursday Miracle Mile events. This would credit you with a three period of staffing. If you wish to fulfill some of your time using one of the above options, please sign up at least two weeks inadvance by notifying 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
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.
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
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.
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