Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hi from Your New Blog Manager!

Howdy Everyone!

I just thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself. I'm Sarah Treanor, and I will be taking over managing the blog for SAL since Alicia has now departed from Seguin on new adventures. We are wishing her well!

A bit about me, I'm a fine art photographer and writer originally from Corpus Christi. Formerly a graphic designer in Dallas, I left the corporate world a few years ago to pave my way as an artist - my biggest passion. I have been blogging for about 4 years now, so I'm looking forward to bringing my knowledge and writing expertise here to the SAL blog.

You will notice that I am doing a bit of a face lift to the look of the blog, but all information will be organized the same as it has been. Should you have any questions for me, do feel free to write to me at

Looking forward to bringing you all the latest and greatest about our wonderful Seguin Art League!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

High School Show Runs Until May 24

Thirty-one artists from LaVernia and Seguin High Schools entered 48 pieces of artwork including clay sculpture, mixed media, drawings, and paintings in the 5th Annual High School Art Show. Prize winners present are shown at the left.

Awards were announced at the opening reception held May 9. The following won Honorable Mention:

  • Junior at LaVernia High Rachel Henkes for her acrylic painting "Happiness is Measured in Hands."
  • Junior at Seguin High Dillon Hammons for his acrylic painting "Palo Dara Canyon."
  • LaVernia junior Alisen Saenz for her chalk drawing "Lil' Cowboy."
  • Seguin senior Carrigan Herring for her plaster and acrylic "A Mother and Daughter Moment to Remember."
  • LaVernia sophomore Kailee Wegehaupt for her charcoal drawing "Wrapped in the Moment."

Place ribbons went to the following:

  • Third to Seguin High senior Seth Anderson for his pastel "McAdory."
  • Second to LaVernia junior Logan Parker for her "Stud in a Bucket."
  • First to LaVernia senior Reagan Roswell for her acrylic "Overwhelmed."

Click here to see photos from the reception and winners with their work. When the page of photos appears, you can click on any photo to see the caption and start a Slideshow.

Student artists must return to the Selig Room at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, 1215 E. Court St., on May 24 between 10 AM and 12 noon to pick up their art. If anyone cannot be there at this time, arrange with another artist, friend, or family member to pick up your artwork. Anything not retrieved on May 24 will be disposed of.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Attention! All High School Artists

All artists in 9th through 12th grades are invited to show their favorite work of 2013-2014 in the 5th Annual High School Art Show hosted by the Seguin Art league.

No entry fee is required, and each artist can enter up to two pieces in any medium. Artwork must be ready for display. Frames or canvasses of two-dimensional pieces must be wired and ready to hang. Deliver your artwork to the Selig Room, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center East Campus, 1215 E. Court St., on Thursday, May 1, between 4 and 6 PM with a completed entry form for each piece. Click here to print all instructions and entry form. The show will hang from May 2 through May 24.

Artists, teachers, families, and guests are invited to the awards reception from 6 to 7 PM Friday, May 9. Refreshments will be served, and cash prizes will be awarded to First ($100), Second ($75), and Third Place ($50) winners plus one or more Honorable Mentions ($20). (The artist or parent must be present at the reception to receive a cash prize.)

You may offer your work for sale if you wish. The Seguin Art League charges a 25% commission on any artwork sold. You must pick up your artwork on Saturday, May 24, between 10 AM and 12 noon. Artwork not picked up will be disposed of.

At the left is a place winner from LaVernia High in the 4th Annual High School Art Show that had entries from Seguin, Navarro, La Vernia, Floresville, and Marion high schools, a Seguin home school and Lifegate Christian School. LaVernia and Marion took First, Second, Third and six Honorable Mentions. A Lifegate student also won Honorable Mention as did three Seguin High seniors.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guests Pick Winners in "Brushstrokes"

Guests at the opening reception for the new show "Brushstrokes" each received a ballot and got to vote for their favorite painting. Here are the three they liked best:

The winning artists are

  • First Place, Carrie Davenport for her watercolor "Iris."
  • Second Place, Mary Zoboroski Cannon for her acrylic "Hill Country Blue."
  • Third Place, John Lenker for his oil "Morning Across the Lake."

A variety of other paintings also received guest votes, and all continue to hang through April 19 in the Selig Room at GRMC East Campus, 1215 E. Court St. To volunteer as a docent, call Janelle Hanneman.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

SAL to Visit Wimberley Art Community

You are invited to this year's first "Artistic Day Trip" -- this time to Wimberley.

Anyone interested in visiting the varied and beautiful community of Wimberley should meet by 9 AM Wednesday, Mar. 12, in the Walmart parking lot in Seguin. We can group together to take as few vehicles as possible.

We will eat lunch in Wimberley and see as much as we choose, including art galleries, a Bonsai tree nursery named Jade Gardens, chainsaw and stone carving shops, antiques and curios, and of course, plenty of shopping.

Casual clothes and comfortable shoes are suggested. Call Kathy Lehmann (830 779-5101) or Janelle Hanneman (830 401-5999) with any questions. Lets enjoy the day and be inspired!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Entries Due for New Show "Brushstrokes"

All artists 18 years and older are invited to submit paintings in any media, including watercolor, acrylics, and oils, for our new show "Brushstrokes."

Click here for all the instructions and an entry form you can print and complete. Entry fees are $10 per piece for members and $15 per piece for non-members. Entry forms and fees must be mailed to SAL, P.O. Box 445, Seguin TX 78156 by Monday, March 10.

Deliver your entries between 10 AM and Noon Saturday, March 15, to the Selig Room, GRMC, 1215 E. Court St.

The opening reception will be Thursday, March 20, 5-7 PM, and everyone present will select artists to receive $100 first, $75 second, and $50 third place prizes.

Docents will be needed beginning Monday, March 17. The show will hang until pickup time between 10 AM and noon on Saturday, April 19.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kids Art Show Closes with Gala Reception

Middle School Winners in the 6th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show with Pres. Robin Roberts-Walker and Dr. Al Burns
Elementary School Winners Present

Family, friends, and area art lovers crowded into the Selig Room at GRMC on Feb. 16 to see 89 pieces of artwork by 70 artists, 35 from middle schools and 35 from elementary schools. The artists came from Marion, LaVernia, Navarro, McQueeney, and these schools in Seguin: Briesemeister, Barnes, Saegert, Weinert, Rodriguez, Koennecke, Patlan, Jefferson, and a home school.

Alligator Dental and pediatric dentist Al Burns, DDS, sponsored this year's show and helped present cash awards to the winners present. The entire list of winners includes the following 1st through 8th graders:

Middle School Winners

  • 1st place Noah Hinojosa, “Largemouth Bass,” 8th grader at A.J. Briesemeister
  • 2nd place Bryan Valadez, “Paul the Octopus,” 6th grader at Saegert
  • 3rd place Justin Ablin, “The White Squirrel,” 7th grader, home-schooled
  • 4 Honorable Mentions --
    · Roman Ruiz, “La Flor Naranja,” 8th grader at Barnes
    · Tabitha Pruski, “The Hand,” 6th grader at Lavernia
    · Matthew Gibson, “Spirograph,” 7th grader at Marion
    · Abigail Perez, “The Muscle Box,” 6th grader at Saegert

Elementary School Winners

  • 10 Special Achievements Awards --
    · Logan Busskahl, “The Human Doll,” Vogel 3rd grader
    · Tessa Pruski, “Sunset,” LaVernia 4th grader
    · Brian Nevarez, “Lily Padz,” McQueeney 3rd grader
    · Katalina Adams, “The Heart of Glory,” Rodriguez 1st grader
    · Aiden Wittlesey-Adams, “Bush Under the Bridge,” Jefferson 3rd grader
    · Peyton Silvius, “Sorbet Hibiscus,” Rodriguez 5th grader
    · Daniela Ablin, “Platapus,” Weinert 5th grader
    · Kari Sanchez, “Red Roses,” Patlan 5th grader
    · Angela Styblo, “Ocean Life,” Koenneke 5th grader
    · Alexander Ablin, “Raindrops in Winter,” Weinert 3rd grader

Click here to see photos of the artwork and the reception, including the craft project led by member Donna Maske that will continue in Central Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of ArtsFest. To view the photos in a slideshow, click the down arrow V at the far right, and click Slideshow. The Play, Pause, and Stop controls will appear at the bottom of the screen.