Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Since Thanksgiving the Gallery was open as part of the City's Holiday Stroll during the Christmas parade. We also brought Santa and Mrs. Claus in out of the rain during the Downtown Business Association's Sip 'n Stroll so kids could visit and have their pictures made with the big man while members of the Seguin High School Matador Band played Christmas carols out front. And then we filled the Coliseum with 78 vendors for YuleFest, our all-day arts and crafts sale where we awarded between 50 and 60 door prizes.
The Gallery at 109 N. River St., Seguin, Texas, is open regularly now Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. The phone number is (830) 379-SOAL. If you have work in the current exhibit, be sure you sign up for your day as docent. Remember, you only need to work 8 hours a month.
Monday, October 17, 2011
of information about Victoria, its history and its community of artists.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Art league volunteers will start marking off spaces for booths and decorating before dawn. Vendors’ setup is from 8 to 10 AM.
All goods for sale will be handmade or enhanced by hand by the vendor. Each vendor donates a door prize, and the Booth Rental Fee includes a membership in the Seguin Oakwood Art League if the vendor is interested. Vendors must have a Sales Tax Certificate in the booth throughout the day and are responsible collecting and paying applicable sales taxes.
From Weinert Elementary School, winners include Rushton Skinner, fifth grade; Alexander Ablin, first grade; and Daniela Ablin, third grade, with two wins. Other elementary winners are Morgan Hamilton, first grade, St. James Catholic School; Kaylee Nickels, third grade, Vogel Elementary School; Maya Rodriguez, third grade, Navarro Elementary School; and Kari Sanchez, Patlan Elementary third grader with two wins.
A. J. Briesemeister Middle School had four winners: eighth grader Alicia Romero who won first place for her pen and ink painting on cloth; seventh grader Kiersten Gustafson in second place; eighth grader Lee Brandenberger in third place; and Honorable Mention went to eighth grader Yareli Hernandez. Also winning Honorable Mention were Samuel Johnson-Vrooman from Saegert Sixth Grade Center and Savanna Russell, eighth grader from Navarro Middle School.
Click to see photos of the reception and the program of artists.
The 2011 student show remains in the Ezell Gallery at the Seguin Silver Center, 510 E. Court St., through November. The artists must pick up their work after school on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
What is an art slam? Timed creative madness followed by silent auctions of the art that results.
Who participates? Adults 18 and older will have up to three hours to create a work to sell, and kids 17 and younger will have one hour to paint. Kids may work as individuals or in teams with an adult and/or other kids.
When and Where? Saturday, Oct.29, 2011
Downtown Seguin, TX
Adults (18 and older):
Click here to complete the entry form; fee $10.
Check in at 9 AM at the Seguin Oakwood Art League booth on River Street at Central Park. Bring your own materials and easel, if possible, or workspace will be available on tables in the park. Set up and begin work, sharing space with Trade Days, Pecan Fest, and other local groups. You can also bring additional pieces of your work to sell during the day. 10% commission due to S.O.A.L. on sales of previous work.
The art slam ends precisely at 12:00 Noon. Bring your work to the bandstand in the park. From 12:30–2 PM we’ll sell as many pieces in the silent auction as possible. For this special fund-raiser, artists pay 25% of the sale price to S.O.A.L.
Kids (17 and younger):
Click here to complete the entry form; fee $5. Enter early; space limited.
Check in at 9:30 AM in McKeogh Hall at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, across from Central Park at 201 E. Nolte. Kids may work alone or in small teams with friends or relatives. An adult 18 years or older or an older sibling must accompany pre-teens and may be part of the team.
Kids will paint from 10 to 11 AM. Acrylic paint, brushes, canvas board and aprons provided.
Kids parade their work to the silent auction in Central Park from 11:30 AM–12 Noon. Auction results will be posted at Noon in the S.O.A.L. Trade Days booth.
Seguin Oakwood Art League
P. O. Box 445
Seguin TX 78155
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
As First Place winner, Sandra Baggett takes possession of the Salvador Dali Traveling Trophy for her mixed media piece called "Shadowed Flowers." Sandra will keep the trophy through next year's show and has the duty of thinking up next year's fantasy theme.
Pictured from left are winning artists Elisabeth Montgomery of Gonzales who took Second Place with her watercolor "Home, Sweet Home," Sandra with the trophy, Sandra Elbel Taylor of San Antonio whose "Odyssey of Fiber" won an Honorable Mention, and Carolyn Croft of New Braunfels whose clay "Tornado Drill" also won an Honorable Mention. Not pictured are Third Place Winner Gillian Siemens for "Have Boat, Will Travel" and Honorable Mention winner Patricia Hanley for "Vesselville," both of Seguin.
Mosaics, ceramics, and a variety of sculpture shown in our new locked and lighted cases.
John and Ann Leithead and Dane Perry try to protect the cookies from Rick Moore.
To see all the photographs by Monta Zengerle showing the art and the crowd at the reception, please click here.
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72 artworks were on display by 27 artists.
55 - 60 people attended the reception.
218 raffle tickets were sold.
4 artworks were sold, and more have sold afterwards.
Our Best to You Show contains only new work from members created in 2009 to 2011. This show remains up until July 30.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Recently, Seguin Oakwood Art League hosted the Second Annual High School Art Contest. The winners are as follows:
1st Place: Jake Pawelek, Seguin High School;
2nd Place: Michelle Rodriquez, Seguin High School;
3rd Place: (3-way tie) Jasmine Flowers, Lifegate Christian School; Frankie Esquivel and Jessira Brown, Seguin High School;
Honorable Mentions: Navarro High School, Taylor Quiros; Marion High School, Shelby Vega, Delaine Smith, Zac Crawford, Rhody Baker; Seguin High School, Kayla Moore, Sea Jay Davis, Kasey Martin; Lifegate Christian School, Rebekah Cramblitt, Katelin Psensik, Chrystal Ramirez.
This wonderful art was on display until May 25th, and some of the pieces were sold! See the photos below, and follow this link to see other pictures from the reception: