Saturday, June 29 - Houston area artists (as well as a few from Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio!) gathered at the iconic Cadillac Bar in Houston, TX for our annual Meet-and-Greet! There were 20 people in attendance, including members Alix Dunn, Beverly Chemin, Francis Huang, Sheila McGraw, Kim Abbati, Kirsten Coco, Delaram Izadpanah, Lenore Prudhomme, Pam Schrader, Rhonda Lanclos, Suzanne Taylor, and Suzie Baker. Non-members were also welcome to attend, and those who came enjoyed the meeting very much. The table was abuzz with excited conversation about networking and art-making. Our demo artist was PSOA member and 2013 Certificate of Excellence winner, D.K. Richardson. She brought several of her original pastel and oil paintings for attendees to admire (it's always wonderful to see the originals in person!), and gave a wonderful demonstration on steps to finishing a painting. She had two images on display to show "before" and "after" applying finishing touches. The demonstration was interactive, with a lot of helpful Q&As.
As TX ambassador, I'd like to give a huge thanks to D.K. Richardson for sharing her time, talents, and wealth of information with fellow artists. I'd also like to thank Lenore Prudhomme, who found the venue for us and reserved our space.
The Meet-and-Greet was a hit and we are already looking forward to our next event, possibly in San Antonio in the fall. Stay tuned!