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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Women Painting Women


Wed, Oct 18th -12-3pm: Painting Demo, Wright Gallery with Jennifer BalkanKaren Woolley Offutt, Rachel Constantine and Alexandra Tyng
Thurs, Oct 19th - 10-11am: Panel discussion, Wright Gallery, with curator Alia El-Bermani and artists Nancy HollinghurstJennifer BalkanHaley Hasler, Alexandra Tyng and Rachel Constantine. 
Thurs, Oct 19th - 5:30- 7:30: Opening Reception, Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University. Eight participating artists in attendance.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Announcing THREE Texas Open Figure painting/Drawing Sessions

OPEN FIGURE PAINTING/DRAWING SESSIONS

WHERE: The Society of Figurative Arts
3306 Wiley Post
(close to Addison Airport)
Dallas, Texas

WHEN: Thursdays 10:00 am to 1:30 pm with 30 minute break for lunch
COST: $20 per session

Easels, drawing horses, and drawing boards will be furnished by The Society of Figurative Arts
For more information, please contact Michael Mentler at mjmentler@gmail.com

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OPEN PORTRAIT PAINTING/DRAWING SESSIONS

WHERE: The Coppini Academy of Fine Arts
115 Melrose Pl
San Antonio TX
WHEN: Tuesdays 9:30-12:30
COST: $5 for Coppini members, $10 for nonmembers per session
Easels, and drawing horses are provided by the Coppini. 
Get there early for a good spot. 
For more information contact Teri Jo McReynolds at terijomcreynolds@gmail.com

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MODEL STUDIO FIGURE PAINTING/DRAWING SESSIONS WITH LIVE ART MODELS 

WHERE: Hull Art Academy
1404 West Hebron Parkway 
Carrollton, Texas
WHEN: Ongoing Twice a Week Saturday 10:00 AM- 12:30 PM Monday 6:30 -9:00PM
$25 dollars drop in rate or save by paying for the semester prorated each week.
Fully equipped academy... bring your choice of mediums

Call for price of semester Mary Hull 972-394-6111 
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Congratulations to Shelly Hubel!!!

I just received this email from fellow member, Shelly Hubel. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


I wanted to share some exciting news.  After entering Strokes of Genius 9 last fall, I found out that two of my works were going to be in this falls book release.

This week I found out that my work is actually being featured on the cover!  The book is now preselling on Amazon!  Crazy!!!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Face-Off in Alpine, Another Successful Event!

The first annual West Texas Face-Off is now in the record books! 

Many thanks to Carol Fairlie for the stellar job she did in getting us a great location, providing all artists with easel and taborets and having it all set up before any of us got there!

A big thank you to Mary Bones and The Museum of the Big Bend for your most enthusiastic support.  

Thanks to all participating artists for sharing your talent and the great brainstorming session that followed and to our beautiful model, Renee Shelton

It was a wonderful event because of all of you!


Carol Fairlie

Deborah Allison
Edna Krueger
Kim Roberti
Molly Secrest
Gaye Sekula
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Help for Art Victims of the Hurricane. Thank you, Eric Rhoads!!!

On behalf of the Texas members of the Portrait Society of America...
Thank you, Eric Rhoads!!!
Gaye Sekula, Texas Ambassador, PSoA


Dear Friends,

As publisher of various art magazines and newsletters, I feel that we have a responsibility to help artists, galleries, and museums impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

When Katrina hit New Orleans, many galleries there were in trouble. Tourism fell way off, and locals were consumed with things other than buying art.

At that time we stepped in and offered free advertising to help some of those galleries survive, and we later learned that it helped a lot. Thankfully, collectors with good hearts looked at the websites, found art they liked, and did some purchasing. 

We feel an obligation to give back during this storm as well. We know of one gallery whose building collapsed. We also know that there are galleries that will be impacted by a lack of traffic and tourism, and galleries affected by flooding in their space or simply the distraction of storm-related issues in their communities, keeping people from visiting and buying.

We have set up a quick temporary website for people affected by the storm to register and tell us their stories.

We will reach out to these galleries, artists, and museums, and offer them a chance to participate in an ad spread to try to get people to visit and buy from them, to help sustain them during this difficult time.

We are not charging them for this special ad space, which will be in the next issues of PleinAir and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines, and promoted on the magazines' websites as well.

Please do us a favor and FORWARD this to anyone you think is impacted in Texas so that we can help them.

Please visit or forward this link:


We know the storm continues to create flooding in Houston and other areas, so please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers. 

This is a time when we, as a community of artists, galleries, collectors, museums, and auction houses, can come to their rescue. I encourage you, particularly if you were planning to buy art anyway, to consider visiting these people online and making purchases.

Yours truly,


Eric Rhoads, Publisher

PS: This is not a time for competitive differences. Therefore I encourage all of my sisters and brothers in the arts community to come together, and for local galleries and artists not affected to help those who are. I also call on all other art magazines and websites to step up and offer a similar program of free advertising for people impacted by the storm.





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