Friday, December 9, 2016

December News

Here is some information on upcoming events for the new year:

Remember there is no December Meeting for the Tustin Art League.  

Here are the upcoming

2017 Meetings

1/11/2017 - Planning Meeting - (Thank You Geri Lucio for volunteering to bring snacks!)
Please come and help us figure out what other programs we should host this spring!

2/8/2017 - LaVone Sterling - Pastels

3/8/2017 - Arlene Mindus - Zentangle 201

4/5/2017 - Judy Schroeder - Stained Watercolor Collage

5/10/2017 - TBD

6/14/2016 - TBD

Sunday, October 23, 2016

November Meeting

For our November meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00, Janis Hunter will be leading "Crayons for Adults" with a still life.
This event is for Tustin Art League Members only.

Also, please add the following to your calendars for February:

2/8/2017 - LaVone Sterling will demonstrate a Landscape using pastels
2/8/2017 - I will be hosting a LaVone Sterling Pastels Landscape Workshop from 10-1
Cost is $60, please sign up tonight or email me if you are interested.  Workshop size is limited to 8!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Meeting Dates

Mark Your Calendars Now with these Upcoming Meeting Dates
 All TAL meetings are held at 7:00 in the TUSD boardroom at 300 South C Street, Tustin, CA 

10/12/2016 - Karen Werner Oil Demo

The Tustin Art Walk is October 15th 12-5:30

11/9/2016 - Janis Hunter will be leading "Crayons for Adults" with a still life
(this event is for Tustin Art League Members only)

2017 Meetings
1/11/2017 - Planning Meeting
2/8/2017 - TBD
3/8/2017 - TBD
4/5/2017* - TBD
5/10/2017 - TBD
6/14/2016 - TBD

* not the second Wednesday of the month to avoid TUSD spring break

Monday, September 19, 2016

Awards for the TAL Member Show

Here are the results for our Tustin Art League Member Show.

Congratulations to all who entered 
and to those who were awarded a ribbon!

Mixed Media
First / Mother And Baby / Marcia Divona
Second / Marsh ll / by Sandra Morrison
Honorable Mention / Storm / Anna Davis
First / Lily Pad / Rosie Weiner
Second / Janet / Liberty Dickinson
Third / Dragon Snaps / Susan Lenoir
Honorable Mention / Midnight / Sandy Wessel
Oil / Acrylic
First / Fish Camp Lake / Joyce Lang
Second / Laguna Splendor / Lou Henkel

Third / Hunter Jumper / Jeanette Jensen
Honorable Mention / Connecticut Driveway / Bill Lesher
Sadie the 100 Year Old Lady / Sandy Wessel

Monday, September 12, 2016

October Meeting

Karen Werner will demonstrate her oil painting style at our October 12th meeting.  All TAL meetings are held at 7:00 in the TUSD boardroom (300 South C Street Tustin, CA )

To see her work, visit her blog:

        KAREN WERNER artist biography

Art has always been a part of Karen's life, having grown up around paint.  Her parents owned a sign company in Orange County where as a young child she tagged along, watching her father design and hand letter billboards, showcards and vehicles.  The smell of paint and sawn wood was in the air, and a deep wooden drawer full of Prismacolor pencils would keep her drawing for hours on the floor of her father’s office. 

With the goal of teaching High School art, she completed her studio work as an art major with a drawing and painting emphasis at California State University, Fullerton. Meanwhile,  she had begun her own family and teaching younger children appealed to her. She earned her Bachelors in Liberal Studies, and  Masters in Education at Claremont Graduate University. After teaching elementary school for sixteen years she retired early to start painting again.  She soon dedicated herself to painting daily, convinced that practice is the key to steady growth as an artist.  Karen launched her blog in 2010 as a way to make her work visible to the public, joining a vibrant and growing online arts community.  
Working in oil and occasionally watercolor, Karen paints a wide range of subject matter. She enjoys variety and challenge, striving to paint with versatility whatever inspires her, from the simple to complex.  Her goal is to paint realistically, but in a loose, poetic way.  In her home studio she paints from life and occasionally her photo references.  Her plein air work has taken her to various locations throughout Southern California and the West.

In addition to painting, Karen teaches two day oil workshops in her home studio. Her teaching ability makes her a sought after demonstrator and instructor for  various  Southern California art associations.

Karen has received instruction from accomplished artists such as:  Milford Zornes, Chris Van Winkle, Ratindra Das, Greg La Rock, Carol Marine, Joseph Todorovitch, Jennifer McChristian, Qiang Huang and Kim English. 

Her paintings have won numerous awards in juried shows and are held in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Karen and her husband live in Upland. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Friday, August 26, 2016

September Member Art Show

Below is some information on the upcoming Member Art Show at the Tustin Senior Center:

Member Show Take-In 
Tuesday September 6th from 10 am to 2 pm
Questions- contact Susan Lenoir at

Member Show Reception
Friday, September 16th , 6 pm to 8 pm

Please arrange to pick up your artwork no later than 5 PM on Friday, September 30th

Mark Your Calendars Now with these Upcoming Meeting Dates (7-9pm)
10/12/2016, 11/9/2016, 1/11/2017, 2/8/2017, 3/8/2017, 4/5/2017*, 5/10/2017 & 6/14/2016
* not the second Wednesday of the month to avoid TUSD spring break

Thursday, May 26, 2016

June Meeting

Wednesday, June 8th, 7pm, Live Model
Paint or draw, no oil please.
Sign up by June 5th! so we have space for you.
Phone: 714-544-7715
Sandy Morrison is arranging for a model to come and pose for us. Thanks, Sandy! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May Meeting

Wednesday, May 11th, 7pm our guest
artist is our
Eileen McCullough, she will demonstrate her techniques using watercolor. Bring an artist friend to this meeting!

Eileen McCullough is a plein air watercolor artist. She lives in Huntington Beach, California and has made her home town her favorite subject matter. Her paintings capture everyday life, hiking through the Bolsa Chica wetlands, dining outdoors and walking dogs in Central Library park. It is the artist’s strong belief that a connection to your subject is imperative for a successful painting.
Eileen has had a busy career as an illustrator. She has worked in the surf wear industry, N.R.N Designs and Dekra Lite. During all the years of freelancing she always made time for watercolor painting. “I was lucky to have access to such gifted artists as Tim Clark, Linda Stevens, and Chris Sullivan.”
While taking classes and workshops she developed her strong style. Her paintings are saturated with bold color and lyrical brushwork. Eileen is now working full time as a watercolor artist. “My formal training as an artist began very young. My father was a watercolor artist and would take me out on location to paint. By the time I was ten, I had a sketchbook full of my drawings.” Eileen was born and raised in Northern California. “I lived in watercolor country: redwood forest, the jagged coastline, and abandoned farmhouses were everywhere.” 

Friday, March 25, 2016

April Meeting

Wednesday, April 13th, 7pm our guest artist is our own Sandra Morrison, she will lead us in a Felt Art Workshop.
Sandy needs to know who is coming, so she can purchase the correct amount of supplies and so that the room is set up to accommodate the members attending. Please respond by Wednesday April 6th. Note: Members only Sandy's email : 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

March Meeting

Wednesday, March 9th, 7pm our guest
artist is
Dori Dewberry, she will demo her techniques in pastels. Dori has art at Chemers Gallery, a website and a blog where you can check out her work and upcoming workshops. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

February Meeting

Our February meeting is for members only.  It will be a Zentangles workshop with Arlene Mindus.  It will be on February 10th at 7:00 PM in the TUSD board room.

Please bring a fine point pen.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January Meeting

Our annual planning meeting will be held on January 13th at 7:00 PM in the TUSD board room.  This is your chance to help decide what demonstrations we will have at our monthly meetings for 2016.
Start thinking about topics you would like to explore or artists that you would like to see demonstrate their techniques and come prepared to share your ideas at the meeting.  Take advantage of this opportunity to help choose this year's programming.