Ellis County Art Association, Inc. Fine Arts Museum 501 W. Main Street " Waxahachie, TX 75165 (972) 937-3414 " Fax (972) 937-3429 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org " Web Site: www.elliscountyart.net FROM THE PRESIDENT: Hello everyone!
Can you believe September is here and summer is behind us? ECAA has a great schedule for the rest of 2007. Jill Parr & her helpers are working hard on the next Anderson show&. dArt Rocks d!
Let 9s make this the best show yet and fill the gallery with creative, innovative, rockin 9 art! The opening and reception is Saturday evening, September 8 th &..BE THERE! Did everyone read about our own Jane Jacobs in the August issue of Waxahachie NOW?
Way-to-go-girl! Thanks to Mayme Olson for volunteering to fill the office of Corresponding Secretary. Speaking of volunteering&..there is still room for more names on my committee sign-up sheet for the coming year&.ESPECIALLY the Membership Holiday Show in November.
A committee must be formed as soon as possible. This exhibition & competition is where we really showcase the wealth of talent in our membership. Please call or email me today&972-741-6154 or t inab ohlman@y aho o .c o m I hope everyone had a safe and fun-filled Labor Day holiday ... more. less.
and see you in September!<br><br> Thanks, Tina Bohlman Ellis County Art Association Newsletter Editor: Jana Jennings. Articles for publication should be received by the 20th of each month. Information can be sent to: email@example.com or mailed to the Museum at 501 W.<br><br> Main St., Waxahachie, TX 75165 Cecy Turner Cecy Turner is an award-winning artist who has been painting and teaching for the past 35 years. She takes ordinary subjects and makes them seem magically cbathed in light. d She loves to paint a large variety of subject matter. Continuing the challenge with each new painting, she constantly works on her development as an artist.<br><br> Her frequent plein aire paintings gives her much pleasure because of her lifelong love of the outdoors, as well as sharpening her decision-making and observation skills at the same time. Cecy 9s work has been selected for numerous national exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America, Top 100 Artist for the Parks, American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibitions, National Watercolor Society and National Oil and Acrylic Painter 9s Society. Her paintings have won awards in most of these competitions.<br><br> Cecy 9s work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in the United States and Japan. Her work is found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe, such as the Brevard Art Museum,National Audubon Society and Paralyzed Veterans of American, to name a few. September Demonstrator ECAA GENERAL MEETING REMINDER: MONDAY, September 10, 6:30 P.M.<br><br> Ellis County Art Center Notes from the Anderson& Notes from the Anderson& by Jill Parr If you haven 9t been by the Art Center recently, and you plan to attend the c Art Rocks d opening, you are in for a real treat. The Anderson has the privilege of showing new works by artists who have dared to step outside their comfort zones to create funny, colorful, nostalgic, and creative pieces that jump right off the wall. Whatever lives in your memories of the 50 9s and 60 9s, we have it!<br><br> There are fine art pieces which rival the quality of the best anywhere in the country, pieces that are superb examples of what is variously referred to as cNaive Art, Outsider Art, or Primitive Art d, inexpensive and playful works, art that make you think, and works that go right to your heart. The gallery flower arrangement is being donated by Flo w e r s b y P att y , so, if you have occasion to order flowers, please support this neighborhood business that has supported us twice, now. Both the radio station and the daily light are publicizing our opening, and all the business 9 around the square are displaying our posters.<br><br> The Daily Light is even sending a reporter to the opening . If you 9ve never attended one of our openings, now would be a great time to start. Frankly, in the past, it has been a little embarrassing: it seems like the whole community supports and attends our openings, while the ECAA membership, with a few exceptions, are noticeably absent.<br><br> I hope you will help change that dynamic by turning out for this show, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, 7:00 3 9:00 PM. Our next opening cLost Loves, Lost Dreams d will be February 2, 2008, 7:00 PM.<br><br> This is a versatile subject, fertile creative ground from which to draw inspiration. We 9ve all lost or misplaced something in the past: childhood friends, cars, goals, family and friends who have passed on. By making art on this subject we offer understanding to others who may still be in mourning for long ago losses.<br><br> With so much advanced notice, it ought to be a breathtaking show! We 9re changing this annual fundraiser a little this year and asking members, as well as the public, to donate ART that they no longer want or need (in addition to the usual garage sale items). This art can be originals or prints&.just nice framed items that someone could take home from our sale and hang on their wall!<br><br> Don 9t despair if you have art without a frame or a frame without art. Just bring what you have to the museum and we 9ll try to match things up! Three-dimensional items like sculpture and ceramics are welcome, too!<br><br> You can bring your items to the museum when you come to the September and/or October ECAA meetings or you can drop things by the museum at your convenience! If you have any questions or are interested in helping with the sale, call Priscilla at 972-937-8365. cOff the Wall d Sale and Annual Garage Sale October 12 & 13 In support of ECAA and exhibiting artists, I encourage all members, friends & neighbors to attend the Anderson opening, Art Rocks!<br><br> Jill Parr, the Gallery Director, has assembled a fun, hip, & groovy art show that is not to be missed! The hostess with the mostess , Shawn Davis, always provides a lovely reception table with plenty of food & drink&. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!<br><br> (&. my saddle oxfords & bobby sox are surely in that box of cstuff d from high school up in the attic&.) Thanks to Bill Gathings&.he has volunteered to be our Mini- Show Chairman . Lets 9give him plenty to keep him busy&.be sure to bring an entry for the Mini-Show!<br><br> Winners receive gift certificates from Asel 9s Art Supply. How about an evening cPaint in d? A few members have expressed a desire to begin a painting group one night a week.<br><br> The format; bring whatever you 9re working on, and paint with other artists for a couple of hours. Just show up, set up, & get to work. No teachers.<br><br> No critics. No pressure. If you 9re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: cEvening Paint-In d Mini Show Winners August 6th 1st Place .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . . .<br><br> Ken Reese with his pottery 2nd Place . . .Mickey Hayes with her potrait of woman 3rd Place .<br><br> . . .<br><br> . .Sandy Reese with her still life painting 4th Place . .<br><br> . . .Ouida Borders with her floral painting New Members Dr Stan Parker - Patron 751 Boyce Road " Waxahachie, TX 75165 972-937-8365 Marvin Silver 417 W.<br><br> Main Street " Waxahachie, TX 75165 972-937-5390 " email@example.com Gracie Garibay Mosaic Madness 211 S. College Street " Waxahachie, TX 75165 972-937-5797 " firstname.lastname@example.org Thomas Bailey 1471 Campbell Road " Waxahachie, TX 75167 972-935-9135 email@example.com Lynne Alisse Witten 916 Emberwood Drive " Dallas, TX 75232 972-224-3777 " cell: 214-435-2564 firstname.lastname@example.org August Hostesses Hostesses for the September 10 th Meeting are: Priscilla Parker and Linda Ballard Many thanks to... Lynn LaRose, Mayme Olson & Shawn Davis for last month 9s refreshments.<br><br> They were delicious! Reminders from cthe Prez d&& Ellis County Art Association, Inc. Fine Arts Museum 501 W.<br><br> Main Street " Waxahachie, TX 75165 Meeting Monday Sept. 10th! Membership Registration & Dues Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Amount Paid ______________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________ Home Phone _____________________________ City ___________________________________ Zip __________________________ Cell Phone ______________________________________ Birthday: _____/_____ E-mail Address:_______________________________Web-Site _____________________________________________ Type of Membership: Active, $30(Active Over 60 - $25) Junior Member, no charge Friend, $50-$99 College, $15 Patron, $100-$249 Sponsor, $250-$499 Benefactor, $500 and above Mail to: ECAA, Attn: Treasurer 501 West Main St.<br><br> Waxahachie, TX 75165 Thank you to active and supporting members alike for your involvement with the Ellis County Art Association and Fine Arts Museum! Your contributions to ECAA are tax deductible Month Day Date _____________ 1 Katha Berry 3 Edward Tobin 4 Worth LaRose 6 Lindy Elkington Nobles 11 Helen Wostman 20 Nettie McHone 20 Virginia Musselman 23 Scott Bailey 25 Beth Oakes September Birthdays ECAA Member Dues now Due! Membership dues are now due for the 2007-2008 year.<br><br> Be sure to fill out the membership form below and mail with your check or bring to the meeting. Your membership must be paid by the September meeting in order for your information to be included in the 2007-08 Membership Directory. Don 9t miss out on all the exciting events for the new year!<br><br>