Monday, December 24, 2012

More Classes Begin in January

P. J. Lane, certified art teacher since 1985 with a master's degree in elementary education, is offering classes at the Gallery for kids and adults. The "So You Want to Learn How..." classes give you a chance to try out a medium before committing to use it. The following courses will continue as shown:

  • "So You Want to Learn How to Draw with Graphite and Paint with Watercolors," fee $35 for four sessions, supplies included. For 18 years and older, choose four sessions to be held from 11 AM to Noon on Wednesdays through Feb. 13. Kid-friendly classes (6 years and up) will be held on Fridays through Feb. 15 from 5 to 6 PM.

  • "I Want to Learn More About Drawing and Painting," $25 for four sessions, supplies not provided. Adults 18 and over choose four Wednesdays through Feb. 20, 10 AM to Noon. Kid-friendly (6 years and up) sessions on Fridays through Feb. 15 from 4 to 5 PM.

  • "Getting Crafty," $10 per class, held every first and third Saturday beginning Jan. 19. Adults 18 and older 10 to 11 AM, kid-friendly classes ages 6 and up, 11 AM to Noon.

Sunday through Tuesday call P. J. Lane at 830.379.8703 and let the phone ring awhile to sign up, or call the Gallery Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM starting Jan. 2.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

5th Annual Call to Artists Grades 1-8

Artists in grades 1 through 8 are invited to bring up to two pieces of their work to the Gallery on Wednesday, Jan. 16, between 4 and 6 PM for display in the 5th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show to be held through February.

Hanging art must be matted or framed, and frames must have a wire across the back plus the full name, grade, school, and home phone number of the artist. Suggested media for the show includes acrylics, watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, pencil, pen & ink, colored markers, collages, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, and mosaics. Imagination is the key, so don't be afraid to do something we haven't thought of yet. If you have any questions or problems, please call 830.372.4997.

All your hard work will be rewarded with about six-weeks of display in the Gallery, and you can put a sale price on your piece if you want to. The Gallery takes no commission on sale of student work.

When first hung, the exhibit will be viewed by a panel of judges, and cash prizes will be awarded to winners present at the Opening Reception from 3 to 5 PM Sunday, Jan. 20. Cash prizes will be awarded in each grade group.

Click here for detailed information and to print an entry form to bring with the artwork. Please tell every child you know who might be interested. This show is one of the most fun we have all year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Animal Clay Sculpture Class for Holidays

Students 10 years and older can use their holiday freedom to make their own animal sculpture. Noted ceramist and teacher Roger Betschler will lead two classes of 10 students each in creating their favorite animal in clay.

Classes will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Jan. 2, 3, and 4, in the Gallery at 109 N. River St. One class will meet from 10 AM to Noon, and the other class from 1 to 3 PM. The cost of the three sessions is $30 plus $10 for supplies.

Betschler has taught Art for 22 years in the public schools. In this class he will teach how to draw animals with a focus on form and texture, demonstrate how to model clay to create form, and help students add texture. The finished products will be fired in his studio kilns ( and brought back to the SOAL Gallery for pick-up.

Because the Gallery will be closed for the holidays until Jan. 2, be sure to register by Saturday, Dec. 22. To sign up or get more information, call the Gallery at 830.372.4479 or 830.379.7625.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Officers Plan Regular Events Plus Big Changes

Robin Roberts Walker, left, new SOAL President for 2013-2014, with outgoing 2011-2012 President Debbie Zengerle at the Holiday Party held at Jeanne Palmer's home. New officers have planned the 2013 schedule to contain all our regular shows and ask members for ideas about a new location when necessary.
Looking back, SOAL membership has grown from 52 in early 2011 to nearly 150 now, our Gallery and gift shop have enhanced downtown Seguin for more than a year, and we had a full house for YuleFest, which was a huge success. It's true that the building housing the Gallery has been sold, but looking ahead, both presidents foresee a bright future.
The 5th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show will be held through February with the Opening Reception from 3 to 5 PM Sunday, Jan. 20. Prizes will be awarded in each grade group. (See the posting above.)
Also, classes will continue in January for adults and young artists as well. Please keep an eye on this blog and our website for new developments.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Vendors Welcome at YuleFest

YuleFest, our annual sale of handmade arts and crafts, is Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Seguin/Guadalupe County Coliseum, 950 S. Austin St. from 10 AM to 4 PM. Vendors from all around Central Texas will offer holiday shoppers gifts and goods in a variety that defies the imagination.

To reserve a vendor booth, click here to open the entry form, print and complete it. The form includes instructions on where to mail it with copy of your sales tax certificate and booth rental fee, or you can take your entry to the Gallery at 109 N. River, Seguin. Hurry, because the remaining spaces will fill quickly.

All goods for sale will be handmade or enhanced by hand by the vendor. The booth rental fee for vendors is $55 plus $10 for electricity, $5 for each table, and $2 for each chair needed. Each vendor also donates a door prize. Vendors must display their sales tax certificate in the booth throughout the day and are responsible for collecting and paying applicable sales taxes.

Art league volunteers will start marking off spaces for booths and decorating before dawn. Vendor setup is from 8 to 10 AM, when SOAL will provide free coffee and doughnuts. Loading docks are available, and parking is free.

Admission to the public is free all day, and door prizes from vendors are awarded every 15 minutes.

"Flight" Show Opens

Members and guest artists submitted their work for the annual fantasy show in late October. With the theme "Flight" set by last year's First-Place winner Sandra Baggett, the show includes imaginative and beautiful works in a wide variety of media.

The public attended the opening reception Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 PM. Ann Leithead and her Receptions Committee worked hard to prepare an array of special delicacies to serve guests. Click here to see a few photos taken by Nancy Kissiar.

The work displayed is for sale, and the gift shop will be open for business, so invite all the area art lovers that you know to stop by before the holidays. The show will remain on display through Jan. 4, 2013, during regular Gallery hours, 10 AM to 6 PM Wednesday through Saturday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Classes Begin on Masks & Drawing Heads

Member, art teacher and artist Roger Betschler will be conducting two classes beginning this month:

  • A 3-week class in drawing and making papier mache masks will be taught Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24-25, and Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The class is for 10 year-olds and older. Each class will run from 4:15 to 5:30 PM. The cost is $25 plus $10 for supplies.

  • "Who Nose Where It Goes," a 2-day class on the proportions of the human head, will be taught Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24-25, from 1 to 3 PM. The cost is $20 plus $5 for supplies.

Call 830.379.7625 or 830.372.4479 for more information and to sign up.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Visit Our Haunted Gallery

Tell your friends and neighbors. Gather the grandchildren. Bring all the kids for trick or treat at the SOAL Gallery on Halloween Eve, Tuesday, Oct. 30. The chills and thrills will be in the Woman Hollerin’ Creek Room from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. At the end of the journey, those intrepid souls who make it through and still have an appetite can get treats donated by SOAL members. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Photo Show Winners Honored

"How I See It," the annual photography show, will run through October. A panel of three judges selected the following winners in each category:

  • Land or seascape - First Place, Matthew Chase; Honorable Mentions, Nancy Kissiar and Kimberly Carver Keedy
  • Portrait - First, Darryl Patrick; Honorable Mentions, John Roof and Ana Maria Gonzalez
  • Macro (extreme close-up) - First, Kimberly Carver Keedy; Honorable Mentions, Kimberly Carver Keedy and William Innes
  • Floral - First, Flora Ingalls; Honorable Mentions, William Innes and Kimberly McCracken
  • Critter - First, W. H. Waldron; Honorable Mentions, Katie Salzmann and Flora Ingalls

Prize ribbons mark each winning photograph now on display in the Gallery.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Class to Study Heads

"Who Nose Where It Goes," two 2-day classes on the proportions of the human head, will be taught Wednesday and Thursday, Sept.19 and 20, at the Seguin Oakwood Art League Gallery, 109 N. River St. Roger Betschler, long-time art teacher and artist, will teach adults each day from 1 to 3 PM and a second class for after-school kids from 4:15 to 4:45 PM. The cost is $20 plus $5 for supplies. Please call 830.379.7625 or 830.303.0333 to sign up.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photo Entries Due End of Week

Deliver your entries for the annual photography show, "How I See It," to the Gallery during normal business hours 10 AM to 6 PM on Friday or Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

The opening reception for the photographers and the public will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday, Sept. 7. A prize of $100 will be awarded to a photograph in each of five categories: landscape/seascape, portrait, macro (extreme close-up), floral, and critter. The show will be on display through October; pick up your work on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, during regular business hours.

If you have questions or any problems delivering your entry form or artwork, please call Roger at 830.372.4479 or the Gallery at 830.379.7625.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"How I See It" Goes to Mid-Texas Symphony

Winners in each category in the upcoming photography show, "How I See It," will be on display Sunday, Sept. 9, for the Mid-Texas Symphony concert at Texas Lutheran University. The artwork will be shown in the lobby of Jackson Auditorium before the concert begins at 4 PM. For ticket information and details about this performance featuring guest pianist Mariangela Vacatello and the 35th anniversary season, visit the symphony's website at or call 830-372-8089.

Friday, August 3, 2012

"Artist's Way" Class Begins This Month

Kelly Schievelbein and Dan Kinsey will facilitate the upcoming 12-week journey called “The Artist's Way” beginning Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 7 PM. The 2-hour class will meet weekly through Nov. 21, skipping Halloween.

The book, “The Artist's Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia Cameron, is required and available at from $8 (used) and up. Be sure to order your copy today so you have it in time to read the first chapter before the first class.

“While the time commitment for this class is not excessive,” say Kelly and Dan, “you will get out of it only what you put into it. This includes the weekly meeting, daily writing, and a weekly artist date that we'll explain.” They advise you wear comfortable clothes to class, feel free to bring a bottle of water, and donate $5 each time to cover use of the room.

To sign up, contact Kelly at

If you cannot join this class, another will probably begin in early in 2013.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Take a Flight of Fantasy

The annual fantasy show for 2012 will have the theme Flight. Take a new look at the concept and see where your imagination leads you by the end of October. The fantasy show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and has the following requirements:
  • Artwork cannot exceed 48 inches in any direction.
  • Sculpture cannot exceed 200 pounds.
  • Frames and canvases must be appropriately wired to hang.
  • All media is accepted, but no classroom exercises.
  • The entry fee for each piece is $10 with a maximum of three pieces per artist.
The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday, Nov. 9, in the Gallery. Entries will be judged, and the following prizes will be awarded at the reception: $100 First Place, $75 Second Place, $50 Third Place, and a ribbon for Honorable Mention.

Click here to open and print the entry form. Complete the form and mail it with your fee to the SOAL Gallery, 109 N. River St., Seguin TX 78155 before the Oct. 25 deadline. Get your entries ready to deliver on Thursday, Nov. 1. Further information is on the entry form.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults

The following classes begin this month at the Seguin Oakwood Art League Gallery, 109 N. River St.—

  • This and That for Kids 8 years and older
  • Digital DSLR Photography
  • Life Drawing with a live model

This and That is taught by retired educators Roger Betschler and Donna Maske and will include building techniques with clay, color theory, design principles, drawing, painting, and glazing. Costs are $15 for supplies and $30 for three 2-hour lessons on Wednesdays, June 13, 20, and 27, either 9-11 AM or 1-3 PM.

The first Life Drawing class is Tuesday, June 19, 6-8 PM, and is open to teenagers and adults. Cost is $5 per class for the model. Participants will bring their own drawing supplies and practice sketches of several quick poses and then a longer pose.

The DSLR Photography class for age 15 and older will be taught by UT journalism graduate Abigail Barrientez on five Saturdays, June 16-July 14, 10 AM-12 noon. Cost is $100; bring your own DSLR camera, a pen and pad, and two favorite 5x7 prints. Students will review basic photography, learn camera-setting skills in various situations, and complete weekly assignments to practice the new procedures.

Space in each class is limited. To register now, call the Gallery at 830.379.7625 or call 830.660.6298 to join the photograph class.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

High School Show Varied and Beautiful

Eight artists from area high schools won awards in the 3rd Annual High School Art Show hosted by the Seguin Oakwood Art League.

Holding their prize ribbons, winners in the 3rd Annual High School Art Show are, from left, Shawna May, Michelle Rodriguez, Grace Gonzales, SOAL President Debbie Zengerle and Show Committee Chair Roger Betschler, SeaJay Davis, Tin Nguyen, Sean Riedel, and Elena Gonzalez.

Tin Nguyen, senior at Seguin High School, won the $100 First Place prize for his pastel drawing “Growth.” Nguyen also won Honorable Mention for “Inspirational Beauty.” Second Place and $75 went to SeaJay Davis for her chalk drawing “Confused,” and Grace Gonzales won the $50 Third Place for her prisma color drawing “Sweet Baby.”

Honorable Mention ribbons were won by Elena Gonzalez for her acrylic painting “Stealing Carbon,” Shawna May for her mixed media piece “The Eyes,” Sean Riedel for his photograph “Grand Canyon Rainstorm,” and Michelle Rodriguez for her pen and ink drawing “Blue(fish).” Riedel is from Marion High School. All other winners are students of Matt Teeter at Seguin High School.

Artists in grades 9 through 12 in pubic and private schools throughout the area were invited to show their work, which remains on display in the Gallery at 109 N. River St. through June 28. Click here to see photos of the reception, winners, and artwork.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Oscar Silva Offers Shadow Box Workshops

Member Oscar Silva has offered to teach four 2-day summer workshops at the Gallery.  Each class will include paper-making, knotting, and wrapping, and each student will take home a completed shadow box in which to show their work.
The workshop costs $75, and Oscar will furnish all the materials and tools.  Classes will be from 10 AM to 3 PM with an hour for lunch, and space is limited.
Two spots remain open in the class to be held Monday-Tuesday, June 4-5. 
Once this class is filled, spaces will open in the next class to be held Monday-Tuesday, June 11-12.  If both June classes fill up, Oscar will teach another workshop Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10.  (Oscar will teach a previously scheduled workshop July 16-17 that is already full.)
To register, call the Gallery at 830-379-7625.  If you have questions, you can call Ann Leithead at 830-372-1542.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Call for Entries to Photo Show

The Show Committee has issued a Call for Entries to the second annual photography show, "How I See It," to run Sept. 1 through Halloween Oct. 31, 2012. All artists 18 and older may enter up to three photographs taken in 2008 or later. The outside dimensions must be no greater than 36 x 48 inches, and each piece must be wired for hanging. This year's photographs will be judged in the following categories:
  • Landscape/seascape
  • Portrait
  • Macro (extreme close-up)
  • Floral
  • Critter
A $100 First Place and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded in each category. The entry fee is $10 per entry, and the deadline for delivery of the entry forms and fees to the SOAL Gallery, 109 N.River St., Seguin, is Aug. 20, 2012. Then deliver your artwork to the Gallery between 10 AM and 6 PM on either Aug. 31 or Sept. 1. The awards will be presented at a public reception Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 PM. Click here for an entry form. For questions, call Roger at 830.372.4479.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kids Flock to ArtsFest in Central Park

ArtsFest 2012, hosted all over downtown on the last weekend in March, gave scores of kids the chance to paint with help and direction from members of Texas Lutheran University's Alpha Rho Tau (ART) and the Seguin Oakwood Art League. Click here to enjoy the day with photos by Katie Salzmann and Kolleen Kallus.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two Shows Issue Calls for Entries:

  • 3rd Annual High School Art Show May 6-June 28 for grades 9-12. Deliver artwork that is framed/wired to hang on Tuesday, May 1, between 4 and 6 PM. Maximum of two entries per artist.

    Opening reception Sunday, May 6, 3-5 PM. Cash prizes of $50, $75, and $100 will be presented to Third, Second, and First Place winners and ribbons to those winning Honorable Mention. The winning artist or a parent must be present at the reception to receive a cash prize.

  • Our Best to You Art Show July 6-Aug. 30 for members 18 and older. Turn in completed entry forms by Saturday, June 23, to have your artwork labels printed. Deliver artwork framed and wired to hang on Saturday, June 30, between 10 AM and 12 Noon. All artwork must be for sale.

    Opening reception Friday, July 6, 5-7 PM. For $1 each or 6 for $5, reception guests can buy chances to win two $50 certificates and one $100 certificate with which to purchase artwork in the show. The drawing will be at 6:15 PM, and winners must be present to select their prizes.
Both receptions and shows will be at the Gallery, 109 N. River St., Seguin. The Gallery will receive a 25% sales commission on all artwork sold. Insurance coverage is the responsibility of the artist. All artwork will be handled with the greatest possible care. Click below for entry forms:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Watercolor Artists Take Home Cash Prizes

Five entries in the March is Watercolor Month Art Show won cash prizes at the Opening Reception Sunday, March 4.

For the first time, guests at the reception voted on the paintings they liked best. The $100 First Place People's Choice Award went to Carrie Davenport for her "Street Vendors." The $75 Second Place award was presented to Gillian Siemens for her "Blue Bird," and Nancy Russell won the $50 Third Place award for her painting of the historic Sebastopol House.

Each artist was assigned a number when they entered the show, and Sunday two were selected in a drawing to receive Participation Prizes of $50 each. These prizes went to Dane Perry and Kelly Hallmark.

All the winners are S.O.A.L. members. Click here to see photos of the show.

S.O.A.L. Provides Judges for La Vernia Show

Participants in the 2012 La Vernia Arts and Crafts Show signed this Thank You card and presented it to S.O.A.L. representatives Debbie Zengerle and Janelle Hannemann last week. The two attended the show as visiting judges and selected winning artwork and crafts in numerous categories including jewelry, painting, pottery, and more. Debbie is S.O.A.L. president, and Janelle serves as chair of the Gallery Display and Docent Scheduling Committees and co-chair of the Gift Shop. La Vernia is south of Seguin just across the border in Wilson County.

Above from the left are Lisa Barnes, judges Debbie and Janelle, Kerry Janek, and Kathy Pearson at the 2012 LaVernia Arts & Crafts Show.

ArtsFest Chance to Involve Community

With the Gallery open as usual and featuring the March is Watercolor Month Show, booths at Trade Days, and demonstrations in Central Park, the art league is taking a large role in the Seguin Art Commission’s 2nd Annual ArtsFest on March 30 and 31.

Saturday members Carolyn Pittman, Robin Roberts Walker, and Mary Cannon will run the S.O.A.L. booth at Trade Days and demonstrate mosaics and painting. They will also sell the spring paintings members have been working on for $20 or less to support the Gallery.

In the next booth kids can paint a fantasy drawn by Terrie Leyton 9 AM-noon and real or imaginary birds 1-3 PM. All over Central Park kids and adults may also get hands-on experience in the demonstrations by members Roger Betschler (clay work), Donna Maske (spinning wool into thread, jewelry making), and Elizabeth Montgomery (weaving). Elizabeth also has her hand-woven hapi coat in the silent auction at the Texas Theater.

Participants may sell their own work, and participation is free and well-publicized. Click here or email for more information and the form you need to enter.

An Evening of Jazz and Art supporting the Bird sculpture project for Walnut Springs Park will be held Saturday from 7 to 10 PM at the Texas Theatre. The evening will feature live jazz, silent and live art auctions, and unveiling of the bird sculptures that members Marika Bordes, Howard Crunk, and Roger Betschler have been working on. The event can use some volunteers. Please contact Gene Ann Herrin at

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Clay Sculpture Class for Spring Break

Designed for anyone 10 years and older, classes will be held in three sessions at 10 AM to Noon or from 1 to 3 PM, both on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 14, 15, and 16.

Each class is limited to 10 students. Cost is $30 plus $10 for supplies. In Session 1, each student will select and draw an animal. In Session 2 students will use their drawing to create the clay animal form. In Session 3 students will use various tools for texture to complete their clay project.

Roger Betschler has taught Art classes for 22 years in the public school system. In this class, he will teach how to draw animals focusing on form and texture, demonstrate how to model clay to create form, and show students how to add texture. The finished products will be fired in his studio kilns ( and brought back to the SOAL Gallery for pick-up.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

First Valentine's Party a Hit

About 50 members and guests celebrated Valentine's with a glass of champagne or sparkling juice, a homemade cookie, and a fancy chocolate cupcake provided for the occasion by Holly Smith and Sister Suzie's Chocolates & Gifts. The Interact Club of Seguin High School came with sponsor Jack Lee to take souvenir photos. Guests sipped by candlelight, toured the Gallery, and then found bargains in the Gift Shop. We also collected dues from several new and renewing members. Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate the Gallery's first Valentine's! Click here to see a few photos.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Artist's Way Offered in Seguin

Want to unlock your creative potential? Join us for a 12-week journey based on the international bestseller, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Classes begin Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7-9 PM and continue through April at the Seguin Oakwood Art League Gallery, 109 N. River St. Mary Jo Filip and Michael Bednarski will facilitate; they both completed this class last year in New Braunfels and want to bring it to Seguin. For more information, e-mail or The book is required ($12) and should be purchased prior to class. There is no fee for class, but weekly donations are welcome to offset cost of the space.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Call for Watercolor Entries Due Feb. 29

March is time for our annual Watercolor Show, and anyone age 18 and older is invited to enter. The entry fee for members is $10 per piece, $15 per piece for non-members.

This year's show will hang in our new Gallery at 109 N. River St., and we've got a few more differences we hope you enjoy, including three People's Choice awards, cash prizes for three artists selected by popular vote, and cash Participation Awards selected in two drawings. The awards will be presented at the Opening Reception to be held from 3 to 5 PM Sunday, March 4.

Artwork must be delivered to the Gallery between 4 and 6 PM Wednesday, Feb. 29, and the show will be on display from March 1 through April 28. All watercolors must be suitably framed with a wire across the back for hanging.
Click here for complete instructions and an entry form.
When the page first appears, click the tiny printer icon at the left. If the page appears again, move your mouse over the bottom of the document and click the printer icon a second time to print the form.

Monday, January 23, 2012

4th Annual School Show Opens

The 4th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show opened with a public reception Sunday, Jan. 22, for artists in the 1st through 8th grades from Seguin, Navarro, New Braunfels, and LaVernia schools.

In grades 1 through 5, Weinert Elementary School in Seguin had three Super Stars, all from the Ablin family: Alexander in 1st grade, Daniela in 2nd grade, and Justin in 5th grade. Two Super Stars came from LaVernia, 2nd grader Tessa Pruski and 4th grader Gavin Austin, and two from Lamar Elementary in New Braunfels, Marville and Cristanne Levitt, both 4th graders. Other Super Stars included Kaylee Nickels, 3rd Grader at Vogel Elementary, Seguin; Brishen Newton, 5th grader at Seeds & Sprouts Home School in New Braunfels; and Seth Tiemann, 5th grader at Koennecke Elementary, Seguin.

In grades 6 through 8, Awesome awards were presented to Camron Guttierez, 7th grader from A. J. Briesemeister Middle School in Seguin; Phoebe Smith, also a 7th grader at Briesemeister; and Victoria Kortz, 8th grader at Navarro Middle School.

First Place went to Will Eveld, 6th grader now at Navarro. Chloe Rincon, from Saegert Sixth Grade Center, took Second Place, and Third Place went to Bryanna Newton, 8th grader from Seeds & Sprouts Home School in New Braunfels.

Art league Show Chairman Roger Betschler introduced the artists and presented the awards. Click here for photos of the show and reception.

Other artists showing their work from Briesemeister Middle School are 7th grader Kiersten Gustafson, and 8th graders Tristiana Beck, John Harborth, Yareli Hernandez, Alexandra Morin, Kasey Morris, and Kelly Reser. Also showing from Saegert Sixth Grade Center are Elijah Bode, Anelhy Ceballos, Grace Gabriel, and Mark Anthony Menchaca, and Casey Yohe came from Barnes Middle School.

Younger entrants include Logan and Anna Busskohl, 1st and 2nd graders from Vogel Elementary; Julissa Martinez, Rodriguez 2nd grader; Eleanor Puchot, Weinert 3rd grader; Aiden and Joshua DeLaCruz, Navarro 2nd and 5th graders; Quinton Walker, 4th grader from Lamar Elementary, New Braunfels; and Tabitha Pruski, LaVernia 4th grader.

The 4th Annual Elementary and Middle School Art Show will be on display through Feb. 29 in the Gallery, 109 N. River St. in Seguin. The Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Two Classes in February; Sign Up Now!

Roger Betschler, public school art teacher for 22 years, is offering the following two classes at the Gallery, 109 N. River:

> Moms and Wee Ones, two one-hour sessions on Thursdays, Feb. 2 and 9, at 2 PM. Lesson 1-Drawing shapes and Lesson 2-Painting wood form. Cost $20, supplies $10. Limit six moms.

> My Clay Box, three one-hour sessions on Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 8, and 14 at 4 PM. Lesson 1-Drawing 1-point perspective, Lesson 2-Making slabs for box and creating a pattern, and Lesson 3-Using a brush to glaze and finish the project. Cost $30, supplies $5. Limit 10 students 10 years and older.

Call 830.379.4479 for more information and to sign up. More classes taught by art league members are coming. Watch here for announcements.