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NSA EVENTS  
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 June July and August
No summer meetings.

January Demo
Start Your New Art Year with Tim Vanya’s NSA Demo!
January 8 – Tim Vanya – Western Art Painting DemoWhen: Monday, January 8, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. networking; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. short business meeting and demonstrationWhere: Clear Lake Park, 5001 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586 (bay side)

February Demo
Don’t miss Cheryl Evans—Action Figures/Action Painting demo!
How to use loose, juicy under paintings in watercolor or gauche as a foundation for more realistic figure work.
When: Monday, February 12, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking
Meeting and Demonstration: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
Where: Clear Lake Park, 5001 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586 (bay side)

The NSA 2018 Spring Member LSAG Qualifier Show
is on!

Click here for the LSAG prospectus.
For database entry:
http://www.lonestarartguild.org/
Can’t figure it out?
Contact Brenda
409-750-8915

When: Saturday, March 3
Where: Fox Room, Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy, Galveston
In-take: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Artists must bring their own easels.
Juror: Nathan Jones
Judging: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation: 3:00 p.m.
Public Viewing: 3:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m.
Pick Up: 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

The show serves as our March meeting. Whether you decide to enter the show or not you are encouraged to attend. Support your fellow members, listen to the juror’s discussion and bring your art loving friends and collectors. Make a fine arty day of it!

LSAG: Spring Meeting on 4/14 / Make Plans to Attend

IMPORTANT Spring Open Meeting / Call for New Board Members
The LSAG Spring Meeting will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Memorial Church of Christ, 900 Echo Lane, Houston, TX 77024.
This is a critical meeting and all members are encouraged to attend.
All leagues are encouraged to at least have their LSAG Reps, or other league representatives attend.
An agenda for this meeting will be posted in advance of the meeting.
Please continue to check the website for updates. For more information go to:
http://lsag.blogspot.com/2018/01/lsag-spring-meeting-on-414-make-plans.html

The Pearland Art League Display Opportunities

The Pearland Art League has been coordinating a similar project in the Pearland area and it has been a productive relationship for the venue and for the artists involved. Go to http://salonsbyjc.com/pearland-pearland-parkway to see the information on the existing Pearland location.

Salons by JC is opening at a new location in the Baybrook Mall area at 19056 Gulf Freeway It is near the Men’s Warehouse store. This is an exciting opportunity for displaying your art. The client count for the salons when fully occupied is projected to be 1000 clients per week.

To show your art you must agree to and sign the included release form. We will be setting a time when you can deliver art that you wish to display. Most of the available spaces will accommodate work up to 16 X 20 in size. There are a few spaces where larger pieces can be displayed. Our best estimate at this writing is we will be able to hang about 40 pieces of work. There will also be opportunities for 3D work to be displayed

All work must be professionally presented with proper hanging devices installed. You will establish the selling price of your work including sales tax. All transactions will be between the artist and the buyer. The Pearland Art League and Salons by JC will not be a party to the sales transaction. No commissions will be charged and there will be a place for your contact information to be displayed. In return for this opportunity you are expected to advise potential clients where your work can be seen and invite them to visit salons by JC as a customer.

We will be making more information available soon. If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, please call me with your contact information:
Bill Bonham
281-309-0239, home
281-748-1160, mobile

National Society of Artists 34thrd Juried National Show
Date TBD
This year the National Society of Artists’ 32nd National Juried Show will be held at the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550.
AWARDS:
$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
ELIGIBILITY:
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:
TBD PST.  Registration online at www.onlinejuriedshows.com.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES:
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.

SHOW CONTACT:
Brenda Donaloio, 409-750-8915

SHOW JUDGE:
TBA

ENTRY FEES:
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.

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

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

SHIPPED ARTWORK:
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.

HAND DELIVERED ARTWORK:
Must be received by October 11, 2017 between 9a.m. and 1:00p.m.:
Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Street
Galveston, TX 77550.

SIZE, RESTRICTIONS, ADDITIONAL INFO:
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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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 and Awards Ceremony:  Thursday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:00 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