Wednesday, April 23, 2014

E-mail Updates

If you are a member of the Tustin Art League and are not receiving the monthly newsletter and e-mail  updates from Marsha, she probably doesn't have your e-mail address.  Please send your address to her so that you can receive any important information about what's happening with our group. Her e-mail address is

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Meeting

Jim Salchek will be demonstrating watercolor for us on April 9th at 7:00.  He will be donating the demo painting for our raffle.

John J. "Jim" Salchak has been captivated by
the medium of watercolor for the over thirty
years. His paintings have been shown in
numerous local and national juried exhibitions,
including the American Watercolor Society,
National Watercolor Society and Watercolor
West. Jim is a signature member and past
president of both the National Watercolor
Society and Watercolor West and has also
achieved signature membership in the Nevada
and San Diego Watercolor Societies.
In Jim’s workshops he emphasizes the
importance of selective vision through
simplification and focus and using the design
principles to create strong compositions. Jim
encourages direct painting, getting the right
value and color with the first wash, to achieve
good clean color and prevent overworking.
~ from Jim Salchak's website 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Meeting

We will be having Ede Streiff demonstrating in pastels for our March meeting on March 12th.  Please join us and feel free to bring any friends that might be interested.

Here is a bio from Ede:

"I am a Southern California artist who loves to paint and be outdoors. I have painted in oil, but more recently I have been focused on watercolor and pastel. Painting is fun for me, and I enjoy the process of creating a new piece. As often as I can. I paint on location. When painting in my studio, I use photos and sketches gathered from traveling to various interesting places. I have enjoyed painting trips to France and Italy. I have studied with varied and accomplished artists at workshops in new Mexico, Arizona and locations along the West Coast."

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 12th meeting

This month we will be having a live model so bring your drawing or painting materials of choice (please no oils) as well as an easel and any other items you usually use and we will have an evening of depicting the human figure.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 2014

Tonight is our annual planning meeting tonight at 7:00.  Please bring your ideas for programs that you would like to see this year.  This meeting is for members only.  If you are interested in joining the Tustin Art League, please join us tonight and you can sign up to become a member.  Our meetings are held at the TUSD board room, located at 300 S. C Street in Tustin.

Monday, September 23, 2013

October Meeting

Our speaker for October will be Kamillia Hardy.  She is a very talented pastel artist and an excellent teacher.  Please join us for our meeting on October 9th at 7:00.  Kamillia will be bringing one of her pastel paintings to raffle also.  The tickets are $1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00.

On Thursday, October 3rd, we will be going to the Laguna ArtWalk.  If you would like to carpool, meet at the Tustin Senior Center at 5:30.

Also, the Tustin ArtWalk is on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 10-4.  Tustin will be sponsoring a plein air contest that takes place prior to the 19th and judging is done at the ArtWalk.  Check the City of Tustin website for details.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

September Member's Show

Our annual Tustin Art League member's show is coming up.  Next Tuesday, September 3rd is our take-in day.  We will be accepting artwork at the Tustin Senior Center from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  A maximum of two paintings will be accepted from each member and the fee is $10.00 whether you enter one or two paintings.

Our awards reception will be on September 13th from 6-8 PM.  We will be having a potluck and you can sign up on take-in day to bring your favorite appetizer or dessert.

This show is for our members only.  If you are not a member yet and are interested in joining our informative and friendly group, feel free to bring one or two of your paintings and you can join that day and your artwork will be hanging for the month of September in the Tustin Senior Center gallery and you will have a chance to win an award for you art.