Saturday, October 18, 2014

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be on  Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00.  Our speaker will be Dennis Foy.  He will be telling us about his experiences getting a children's book published.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 8th at 7 PM in the TUSD board room.  Marlene Gerloff will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques. 

Marlene is originally from Boston and has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She worked as a graphic designer and art director for 35 years.  Her award winning watercolor paintings have been shown in galleries from Laguna Beach to Paris.  She currently teaches watercolor in Irvine, Laguna and Mission Viejo, where she is also chairperson of the city's Cultural Arts Committee.  Marlene was TAL's very first demonstrator years ago.  We are happy she is returning!

Thanks to Sherry Lohman for arranging her visit.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Annual Member Show

Our annual Member's art show will be up in the gallery at the Tustin Senior Center until September 26th.  Take down is from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Here are the results of the judging:

Best of Show:
     Nancy Goldman

     1st - Linda Yoder - "Boots"
     2nd - Lou Henkel - "Laguna Beach"
     3rd - Joyce Lang - "Crocks"
     HM - Janis Pasquali - "Flutterby"
     HM - Bill Lesher - "Love Birds"

     1st - Judy McCoy - "A walk in a Paris Park"
     2nd - Barbara Shaw - "Portside"
     3rd - Marsha Lindsey - "Floral TNT"
     HM - Rosie Weiner - "Butcher Shop"
     HM - Sandra Morrison - "Anza Borrego Palms"

     1st - Beverly Weber-Fow - "Glowing Floral"
     2nd - Rita Hopper - "Etched Blossoms"
     3rd - Nancy Goldman - "Onion"
     HM - Sherry Lohman - "Giselle"
     HM - Janis Hunter - "How Does Your Garden Grow"

Thursday, September 4, 2014


The reception for our Member's show will be Friday, September 12th from 6:00-8:00 at the Tustin Senior Center.  Hope you can make it.

The show is hung and looks great!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

September Member's Show

Our 2014 Tustin Art League member's art show at the senior center is coming up so get your paintings ready!  Our members can enter two paintings.  Only properly wired, dry, and ready to hang work will be accepted.  No saw tooth hangers will be accepted.
The entry fee is $10.00 for one or two paintings.

Victoria Templeton will be this year's judge and prizes will be awarded at our reception.

Here are the dates to know:

September 2nd, 10am to 2pm - Take-in

September 12th, 6-8 pm - Reception
      Please bring some type of finger food if you enter paintings into the show.

September 26th, 9am to 5pm - take down

If you are not a member but are interested in joining the Tustin Art League and having your artwork included in the show, you may bring your paintings and sign up and pay both the membership fee and entry fee on September 2nd.

Any questions, contact Nancy Goldman

Monday, June 9, 2014

June Meeting

This Wednesday, June 11th, there will be a model and everyone will have the opportunity to practice their figure drawing/painting.  The meeting will start at 7:00.  Bring whatever art supplies you like to use but please, no oils.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May Meeting

On May 14th at 7:00, Nancy Goldman will be demonstrating silk painting.  She will have a variety of examples to show and will demonstrate the different techniques used in silk painting.

Nancy has been painting for a couple of decades but has had a lifelong interest in art.  She works in almost every medium with watercolor being her favorite.  She began silk painting several years ago and has really enjoyed the beauty of the bright colors on the silk fabrics and the graphic look that can be achieved with the resist lines.

Here is an example of her work:

Please join us at 300 S. C Street, Tustin to see this demonstration.

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.