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May Demo Annie Lockhart

Annie Lockhart will be our demonstrator for the May meeting.  Annie is a soulful and intuitive artist and teacher.  She is also an author and creative workshop facilitator.  One of her greatest joys is helping others to tap into this soulful style of painting.  It’s spontaneous, intuitive, and a safe place to surrender and let your curiosity lead you into a deeper connection with your creativity. 

Join us for an amazing time of learning how to paint freely!

What: NSA Monthly Demonstration

When: Monday, May 8, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. networking; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. short business meeting and demonstration

Where: Clear Lake Park, 5001 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586 (bay side)

June July and August
No summer meetings.

National Society of Artists 33rd Juried National Show
October 12th-14th
This year the National Society of Artists’ 32nd National Juried Show will be held at the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550.

$1,000 Best of Show
$700 First Place
$400 Second Place
$200 Third Place
$100 Philip G. Paratore, Jr. Memorial Award
$100 Honorable Mention
$100 R.G. Oren Memorial People’s Choice Award

This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Works must have been completed in the last three years. All artwork must be solely the work of the artist. All original works of art are eligible including photography and computer-generated art.  No giclees and copies are not eligible Artwork previously accepted in other National Society of Artists’ shows, are not eligible.  Any artwork that is not securely assembled, properly labeled, or is otherwise unsuitable for public display including nudes or violence will not be accepted or eligible and the fees will not be refunded.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 7, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PST.  Registration online at www.onlinejuriedshows.com.

Entry form must be filled out in its entirety, including unframed dimensions (or size), framed dimensions (if not known, estimate it) or weight, medium, and price, if requested.  List sizes up to the nearest half inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.

For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email
Help@OnlineJuriedShows.com or call 949-287-8645.

Brenda Donaloio, 409-750-8915


The first entry is $30. Each additional entry is $10 without any limit on the number of entries submitted by an artist; however, only 2 will be accepted into the show. All fees are nonrefundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

All work sold is subject to a 20% commission and will be deducted from the sale.

Artists will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email no later than September 20, 2017.

Must be received by October 5, 2017
Shipping address:
Attention Brenda Donaloio
2200 Market Street, Suite 735
Galveston, TX 77550.
Include a prepaid return shipping label.

Must be received by October 11, 2017 between 9a.m. and 2:00p.m.:
Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Street
Galveston, TX 77550.

Two Dimensional works must be installation ready.  All artwork must be appropriately framed to museum standards (use simple tasteful museum quality frames; no metal frames, no overly ornate frames; only white, ivory or off-white mats – no colored mats).  No saw-toothed hangers.  Minimum size is 5”x7” unframed; maximum is 48”x 48” including frame.  All diptych and triptych works must be entered as one image=one entry.

Three Dimensional works are limited to 4’x4’x4’ tall and no more than 35 pounds.

Entry Opens: May 20, 2017
Entry Deadline:  September 7, 2017
Notification Date:  On or before September 20, 2017
Shipped Artwork Arrival:  October 5, 2017
Artwork Hand-Delivery Date:  October 11, 2017, 9:00-1:00p.m.
Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony:  Saturday, October 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Show Closing date:  October 15, 2017
Pick-up of artwork:  October 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.
Return Shipped artwork:  Week of October 16th, 2017


Every Monday (except NSA meeting night) Life Drawing

Life Drawing is offered every Monday night at The Urban Easel. A live model will be present each week and a facilitator will be present. Bring your own materials. Classes will be limited to 12 attendees.
Classes are $25/ week for the public but only $20 for NSA members.
Visit https://theurbaneasel.net/life-drawing for more information or
call 832-880-6899 to reserve your seats.