Sunday, August 21, 2011

Art Slam Oct. 29 for Kids and Adults

The Seguin Oakwood Art League is hosting an art slam for area artists ages 5 to 105.

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.

Click above to print the entry form, fill in the information, and mail with the appropriate entry fee to
Seguin Oakwood Art League
P. O. Box 445
Seguin TX 78155

August Demonstration Spell-binding

Ron Watkins of San Antonio demonstrated "sculpting" an oil portrait of a young child during the August meeting. We watched in silence as his painting steadily morphed into a study of his beautiful and very patient live model.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fantasy Opening Huge Success

The opening reception for the 5th Annual Fantasy Show "Vessels" included live music, elegant food and drink, and was attended by about 100 artists and fans. The exhibit of 56 pieces of art in an exotic variety of media remains on display through Sept. 30 in the Ezell Gallery at the Silver Center, 510 E. Court St., Seguin. Karen Roberson was last year's winner and chair of this show. Reception Committee Chair Ann Leithead was responsible for the refreshments and black, red, and white decor.

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.

At left are pictures of the six winning pieces and a few other views of the show.

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.