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Midland Arts Association Fall 2017 Newsletter

MAA 40th Annual Fall Juried Art Exhibition

The Opening Reception for this year’s Fall Exhibition will be held Thursday evening on October 12th from 6:30 till 8:30p.m. in the McCormick Gallery at Midland College.  The Juror for the show is Chad Plunkett of Lubbock. Born in Denedin, New Zealand, Chad is the Director of the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, and he creates his own artistic works in paint, steel, wood, paper and a variety of other materials. Juror Plunkett will do a talk in the McCormick Gallery at 2:00 p.m. on October 7th.  It is open to everyone.

Submission guidelines

Members and non-members of the Midland Arts Association will find the entry prospectus online at our website: www.maatx.org or you obtain a printed copy when you check in your
artwork on Saturday, October 7th, from 10a.m. until 2p.m. MAA makes a 20% commission on
all sales from the exhibition, and selected works must remain on display for the duration of the
show; no exceptions. Instructions for sending works via commercial carrier can be seen in the prospectus.

Accepted media

Categories for artwork include: Ceramics, sculpture, glass, drawing, graphics, painting, fiber, photography, and mixed media. Several cash awards will be presented at the Juror’s designation.  Entry fees are $30 for current MAA Members which allows for three works to be entered. The entry fee is $45 for non-members (also for three entries per person). Two dimensional works must be properly prepared to hang on the wall.  The Exhibition runs through November 10th.

Shared Spaces Show Exhibiting Artworks

Artworks are on display in a new rotation by artists from Midland Arts Association, the Midland Palette Club, MARC, and the Sibley Camera Club through November at Midland Shared Spaces, 3500 N. “A” Street.  The artists exhibiting on the ground floor include photographer Geoff Browne, and painters Brad King, Dee Kemp, and Carol Henson. The MARC artists are Wayne
Crisp, Susan Clancy, Ginny Griffin, and an “all clients” painting.  Upstairs the exhibitors are: Aaron Bedell, Lisa Frosch, Sue Roberson, Shanker Nair, Olga Nedorub, Sue Daniel, Liz Culp,
photographers Bob and Diane Newland, April Dickerson, and Jean Hoelscher.  Sue Daniel, the MAA representative to Shared Spaces says, “The rotations happen four times a year, and the opportunity is available to any local nonprofit art group.”  To contact Sue, phone (432) 438-0848.

Photographer Geoff Browne and his artist wife Diane enjoy the Shared Spaces Opening with MAA volunteer Sue Daniel who curated the event.

Demonstration September 23rd of Ceramics at Midland College

Ceramist Jesse Trejo presented an informative and well prepared demonstration of his work with clay in the Midland College Ceramics Classroom on Saturday morning, September 23rd.. Those attending really had an enjoyable learning experience. This presentation was arranged by Leslie Slaughter, a well known glass artist and the MAA Program Chair.

Ceramist Jesse Trejo sculpts a design pattern into one of his newly created works.

Jesse makes some of his own tools and over the years has learned many special methods of
working which he shared at the demonstration.

Calendar of Events

  • October 7th
    Drop-off day at MCC for entries to MAA Fall Show
  • October 9 -13
    Ken Hosmer Workshop presented by the Midland Palette Club (see their website at
    www.paletteclubmidland.com for complete details).
  • October 10
    Meeting and a free demo by watercolorist Ken Hosmer at the Midland Palette Club starting
    at 9:30 a.m.
  • October 12
    Opening Reception for the 40th Annual MAA Fall Show 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. in the Allison
    Fine Arts Bldg. Midland College
  • October 18
    Fused Glass Workshop by Leslie Slaughter, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Palette Club. Cost $45 Contact:
    Leslie.Slaughter@gmail.com
  • November 6
    Watercolor Workshop by Ken Rowland. $50 at the Palette Club. See website for details
    at www.paletteclubmidland.com
  • November 10
    Last day of the MAA Fall Show at Midland College
  • November 14th
    Meeting and Free Demo of the Palette Club with Tim Oliver, watercolorist from Lubbock.
    9:30 a.m. until noon

The display artists for the downtown Community National Bank Lobby

Located at 401 W. Texas Avenue, corner of Big Spring St.

Till September 30th – Diane Browne is exhibiting
In October – Brad King will be on display
During November – Sue Daniel will show her work
In December – Jean Leeper Hoelscher will exhibit
To get on the exhibition schedule, contact Diane Newland
by phone: 694-0565 or email: bkdrn@grandecom.net

Opportunities for artists to meet and learn are offered by the Midland Arts Association throughout the year.

* Exhibition opportunities are varied and open to everyone. MAA Members get a reduced
rate when there is a fee involved.

* Demonstrations of a variety of media give artists a chance to consider new methods.

* Social settings, such as the popular Wine & Paint venues, the Plein Air paint outs, and this
past summer’s live model drawing events, help artists expand their work and get to know each
other.

* Sharing information with and about other arts organizations informs MAA Members of the
community of the arts in the Permian Basin.

Parting Shots

Mike Richardson, the Chairman of the Ceramics Department at Midland College, stands with Jesse Trejo after the demonstration on September 23rd.

John and Carol Kullman visit with Diane and Bob Newland at the Shared Spaces opening on September 14th.

Guests view the works on display at Shared Spaces.

Guests view the works on display at Shared Spaces.

Fall Exhibit at The Gallery at Midland Shared Spaces

The Arts Council of Midland and Midland Shared Spaces
Invite you to the Fall Exhibit at

The Gallery
at Midland Shared Spaces

Featuring pieces by artists from
Midland Arts Association, Palette Club of Midland, MARC, & Sibley Camera Club

Join us for a wine and cheese reception
September 14, 2017 ~ 5:30p-7:00p ~ 3500 North A Street

The Fall Opening of The Gallery at Midland Shared Spaces is made possible by the generous support of Apache {Exploring What’s Possible}

The Gallery at Midland Shared Spaces is a collaboration between Midland Shared Spaces and the art associations of Midland

Summer Drawing Club

This is an event held approximately every 2 weeks in the Summer.  There will be an opportunity to draw a live model on stage w/ studio lights.  There is no instruction, just an evening of drawing. 

When?  The first event will be Tuesday June 13th from 6-8:30pm.  Other dates:

                                                Tuesday June  27th

                                                Tuesday July  11

                                                Tuesday July  25

                                                Tuesday August  8

Where?  Midland Art Center  921 W. Wadley.  It’s actually on a tiny road off Wadley, across from the Palate Club and behind the Young Life Center.  

Cost?  The fee will be $20 to cover the cost of the facility and the model fee.

What to bring?  There will be stand up easels at the Center and tables.  You will need to bring all your drawing supplies and paper.   

What to expect:  There will be someone in charge of timing poses and rest breaks.  The first model will be clothed.  The June 27th event will have nude figure drawing.  The other events have not be organized but may include an evening of portrait drawing.

There will also be a later notice from the Midland Arts Association about these events.

If there are specific questions, email Rick Reese: igor9115a@gmail.com

Reminder of upcoming events!

  • Printmaking Workshop, May 13, 2017 at Midland College with Dragan Sherman
  • Artwork Pick-up date for the MAA Spring Show @ Kamiposi is May 27, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Figure Drawing Workshop, May 30, 2017 at Midland College with Michael Hubbard
  • Networking and Your Art, June 5, 2017 at The Palette Club with Sara Drescher

Dates for the 2016 Fall Juried Exhibition

Dates for 2016 the MAA Fall Juried Exhibition at Midland College:

Download 2016 Prospectus Page 1  Page 2

Dates:
October 8, 2016-Entries received 10am-2pm
October 10, 2016- Accepted/Not-accepted cards mailed
October 13, 2016- Pick up non accepted work in Allison Fine Arts Building Hallway 4-6pm
October 13, 2016- Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 6:30-8:30pm
November 11, 2016- Exhibit closes
November 12, 2016-Pick up exhibited work 11am-1pm

Entries limited to 3 per artist. Accepted media: original ceramics, sculpture, glass, drawing, graphics, painting, fiber, photography and mixed media

For more information, please email the show Chairperson, Leslie Slaughter

This program is partially supported by the Arts Council of Midland

2016 Texas Artists Today – Art Pick up June 13

Just a reminder to pick up your artwork from the “2016 Texas Artists Today” exhibit on Monday, June 13th from 12-3pm.  The Museum of the Southwest is only open to pick up during these hours, so please don’t be late!!  If you can’t come by on Monday, please make arrangements with Jenni Opalinski by June 10th.  Email her: jopalinski(at)museumsw.org  The exhibit closes June 12

Donating to the Midland Arts Association

The Midland Arts Association is a non-profit organization which means we rely on donations and volunteers to create and facilitate the programs we sponsor.

If you would like to donated to help us keep providing these artistic opportunities for the community, please click below to donate.  Thank you.

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