Thursday, December 29, 2011

January Meeting

In January, we will be having our annual planning meeting on January 11th in the TUSD board room at 7:00.  Please plan to attend and bring ideas for speakers for the coming year.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Meeting

At our November meeting, Alice Leggett will do an animal portrait.  Members should bring an 8" x 10" picture of their pet.  Alice will pick a name and that member will be taking a portrait of their pet home.
Also, there will be a raffle to win a painting donated by the family of Barbara Bryant.  The tickets will be $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

Here is a portrait of Marley which was painted by Alice and was on display at the Orange County Fair.

The meeting will be November 9th at 7:00 at the TUSD board room.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Meeting

On Wednesday, October 12th, BJ Wilson will be critiquing members' artwork.  BJ was the judge for our member show in 2010 and spent a lot of time considering all of the paintings and wrote comments about each painting to help the artists with future work.

On Wednesday, please bring 2 paintings for her to critique.  It should be a very enlightening meeting for all of us.

As usual, the meeting will start at 7:00.

September Member Show

Better late than never, here are the winners of our Member's Art show held in September.

Best in Show 
Solitude by Angela Haupert

1st   Venecio by Anita Zantos

2nd  Tuscan Villa by Ed Doyle

3rd  Truck in the Woods by Joyce Lang

HM  Old Sycamore by Linda Keyes

1st  Uniformity by Marsha Lindsey

2nd  Roses by Cathryn Anderson

3rd  Old Town by Marcia Divona

HM  Harbor Scene by Yukon Hsia

Mary Aslin was our judge and she scored each painting from 1-10 on composition, competence and content.

In the case of a tie, she also considered harmony, mood and framing.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Meeting

On Wednesday, June 8th, we will have a drawing demonstration by Natasha Shoro.  She has taught at Irvine Fine Arts center and has been recommended by two of our members.

There will also be a raffle for some interesting new items donated by our members.  So far, we have:

"Barefoot Contessa" cookbook donated by Linda Keyes
Dom Perignon champagne donated by Barbara Shaw
Handmade silk scarf donated by Nancy Goldman

If anyone else would like to donate a new item or if you would like to buy raffle tickets to help support our club, please come to our meeting next week.  We will be meeting at our regular time and place.  If you are new, this info can be found at the top of this blog on the "meetings" page.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Meeting

This month we are having a plein air workshop with Victoria Templeton.  We will be meeting at Irvine Regional Park.  The cost is $20.00 plus the cost of parking.  At the moment, we think the workshop is full (3 people still maybes) but if you are interested in attending, please contact Marsha to get on the waiting list.  Her contact info is:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chemers Gallery Reception

Please come to the reception for the "Scenes of Tustin" juried competition at Chemers Gallery this coming Saturday, April 30th from 5:30-8:00.  There will be lots of wonderful art, great food and you will be able to meet many of the artists whose work is displayed.

The address is 17300 17th Street, Suite G (Enderle Center), Tustin, CA

If you can't make it to the reception, be sure to check it out another day.  The show will be on display through May 14th.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Meeting

This month, our meeting is on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00.   Our guest artist will be Hyatt Moore.  He will be painting a portrait in oil.

Don't forget to get your entry forms in for the Chemers Gallery show.  The deadline is this Saturday, April 16th.

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Meeting

Lisa Ruiz will lead a colored pencil workshop on
March 9th at 7pm at TUSD Board room. Lisa teaches
colored pencil, drawing, and charcoal portraiture at
Irvine Fine Arts Center. She will demo an apple and we
can draw that or bring another round object. This workshop
is for members only because of space. Members should
bring colored pencil, prismacolor (not varathin) is
recommended, an eraser, a sharpener and something to
support the paper. TAL will provide the paper.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Scenes of Tustin

This is our annual show with Chemers Gallery that is open to the public.  It is a juried show and if your painting is chosen, it will hang in Chemers Gallery for 2 weeks.  Below are the details and to download the entry form,  please click on the page titled "Scenes of Tustin" at the top of this blog.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Meeting

On Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00, Mary Aslin will be demonstrating a still life painting in pastels.  Mary is a very talented local artist and we are very lucky to have her as our guest.  If you would like to see some of her paintings, please visit her website,
Here is one of her beautiful paintings.

We hope to see you at the meeting.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Show Reception

Tustin Art League member Nancy Gerhard will have artwork in the show currently in the gallery at the Tustin Senior Center.  This show highlights artwork from two different drawing classes.  The reception is Friday, February 4th from 6:30-8:30.  You are invited to go enjoy the art, talk with the artists and have some refreshments.

Location:  Tustin Senior Center,  200 South C Street, Tustin CA  92780

Opportunity for Artists

The Tustin Garden Club is offering this plein air painting opportunity for local artists.  If you chose to participate, you will also be able to show and sell your other artwork.   Here is the link so you can print this form.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January Meeting

This month's meeting, January 12th at 7:00, is a planning meeting.  Please come and help plan for 2011.  You might have a great idea for an interesting speaker or a fun workshop.  We need your help to make our club successful and fun.  This club is here for you and the more members that get involved, the better Tustin Art League will be.

One of the subjects we will be discussing at this meeting will be nominating members for various positions for the coming year.  Here is the preliminary list of positions and people who have volunteered to fill them.

Programs                Marsha Lindsey
Art Shows                Nancy Goldman
Newsletter               Linda Keyes
TACFA Rep             Bob Casey
Phone Tree             Noreen Statler & Cathy Anderson
Facebook                Chris Mitbo
Blog                         Nancy Goldman

Voting will take place at the February meeting and anyone interested in a position is welcome to be on the ballot.  Anyone currently filling one of the positions that needs a break, please let Marsh Lindsey know.

Also, Judy Coyle, the brush lady, will be selling brushes at this meeting.  If you've never shopped for brushes with her, you are in for a real treat.  She has a wonderful variety of quality brushes at unbelievable prices.  Judy has donated some brushes to be raffled.  To get a raffle ticket, just come to the meeting.  You may be lucky and go home with some new brushes!