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.