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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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MAA Painting Party April 20, 2016

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MAA and Palette Club Wine and Paint Evening
Wednesday April 20 from 6:30-9 pm.
The Palate Club 907 W. Wadley (between A and 1st street)
$35
Come and complete an acrylic painting while sipping wine with your friends.  No experience is necessary and all supplies plus wine will be supplied.  The class will be limited to 20.  Please reserve your place by contacting Rick Reese at:  igor9115a@gmail.com.

2016 Spring Prospectus-notes

To those of you getting the prospectus as a mailout, one section got cut off in the “Conditions” section.  It should read:

“Original artwork only.  From idea to execution completed within the last two years without supervision.  Not previously shown
competitively in Midland.
●Do not copy published images.”

Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.  It is correct in the downloadable version you can get here: MAA Texas Artists Today 2016

Texas Artists Today 2016 Prospectus

Since 1978, the Midland Art Association has offered a juried art exhibition.  We have been honored to collaborate with the Museum of the Southwest who hosts this event.  The Museum of the Southwest is an accredited museum with a rich history and mission to preserve and exhibit the art of the Southwest.

Our spring exhibit is titled “Texas Artists Today,” and it will showcase the variety and talent of Texas artists in 2016.

The juror is Christina Rees, senior editor of Glasstire.

Download the prospectus here:  MAA Texas Artists Today 2016

Here are the dates for the 2016 Exhibit:

March18            Deadline for receipt of entries
March 31            Juror notification emailed/mailed
April 15               Deadline for receipt of shipped works
April 18               Hand delivered entries
12-3pm Museum of the Southwest
May 17                Opening reception and awards at Museum of the Southwest
6-8pm
June 12               Exhibition closes
June 13               Pick up hand delivered work
Museum of the Southwest 12-3pm
June 14                Return of shipped work begins

This program is partially supported by the Arts Council of Midland

Public Art Opportunity in Odessa, TX deadline March 15, 2016

Odessa Council for Arts & Humanities announces a Call for Artists for the Eight Street Traffic Box project

 

Odessa, TX – The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along 8th street from Lee street to Golder Avenue.  The boxes will become part of the identity of Downtown Odessa and will be  seen by many pedestrians, as well as many of the 33,000 cars that drive that section of 8th street each day. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2016. 

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.

Selection Process 

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Odessa artists, residents, and business owners and three finalists will be selected, based upon the criteria below. Finalists will be paid a $500 stipend to develop a proposal and present it to the panel. One artist or designer will be awarded the commission, based upon their proposal, presentation, and references.

The criteria for selection of finalists are:

  • Artistic excellence as demonstrated by past work and shown in the submitted materials.
  • Understanding of the project and ability to create work that responds to the goals of the project.
  • Ability to create a work that will be durable and easy to maintain for an expected life span of at least five years.

Anticipated Timeline

Applications due –   5pm, March 15, 2016

Finalists Selected – Early April, 2016

Finalist Proposals – Late April/ early May, 2016

Commission Awarded – Mid May, 2016

Artwork Installed – by July 2016 for unveiling.

 

Submission Requirements

  • A typed Letter of Interest, no longer than 1 page.
  • Current Artistic Resume, no longer than 3 pages, including contact information.
  • Up to 10 Digital Images of previous work, submitted electronically on a CD. Images must be JPEG file format and should be labeled with a number indicating the viewing order and the artist’s last name. Images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and must be “high quality” JPEG file format at 300 dpi.
  • A corresponding Image List with image number, title, medium, dimensions, brief description, and date of work.
  • Three References with current contact information including phone numbers and emails.

 

A map of box locations, as well as photos of the boxes can be seen at http://odessaarts.org/call-for-artists-eight-street-traffic-boxes/

 

Email Applications to: asst@odessaarts.org 

Applications can also be mailed to:

Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities

PO Box 7195

Odessa, TX 79760

Call or e-mail OCA&H with questions: 432-337-1492 or asst@odessaarts.org.

Applications must be received by 5pm, March 15, 2016.