Monthly Meetings


URGENT -- We have just received notice that we will NOT be meeting at the Bessie Mitchell house tomorrow night for our May 9 Monthly Meeting.

We will again be meeting where we met last month, AT THE OFFICES OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, LOCATED AT 501 SHADY BROOK DRIVE, GRAPEVINE. Meeting time again is 6:30 for social time and 7:00 for our meeting. Marie Maines will be our speaker.

Please inform anyone you may have invited.Look forward to seeing you there.






We have several changes for the May Meeting which is this Thursday, May 9.   We will again be meeting at the Bessie Mitchell House at 411 Ball Street in Grapevine.   Our meeting time will be 6:30 for our social get together and 7:00 for our meeting.   Our meetings are open to the public, so please join us.


Our program will be given by Marie Maines and below is the description of her presentation that she sent to us.

HOW TO CRITIQUE YOUR OWN WORK

Every time one opens an art book, there seems to be a list of elements and principles of art that are guaranteed to help take your work to that magic "next level". I've always had a vague understanding of them, but was never exactly sure how to use them to the greatest advantage. Recently I discovered a way that has helped make them an invaluable part of every new piece of art I begin and I am able to use them through the entire process of creating and evaluating a new work. Maybe I have not quite reached that 'next level', but I feel a bit more sure of my direction in trying to get there. In the demo/presentation on Thursday, May 9, I hope to help you begin your own deeper understanding of these elements and principles and how to use them to evaluate your own work.

Please bring along a pencil (rather than a pen) and a hard surface to write on (a regular sized clipboard would be ideal). We will study and discuss together how these foundations of the art world can become our new best friends.

We hope that you will be able to attend, especially if you have been selected to participate in Main Street Fest as we will be discussing details of set up, etc. as well.



LOCATION CHANGE FOR APRIL  11TH MONTHLY MEETING

THE APRIL MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE OFFICES OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, LOCATED AT 501 SHADY BROOK DRIVE, GRAPEVINE.

We will still have our Art Chat at 5:30, if you want to participate, go to our  members' website and read the rules and then print out the forms to fill out and bring them to the meeting along with the art you want to submit.

 Social time is at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7:00

Our program will be given by Eric Horn who will be speaking about the elements of design as they relate to the visual arts as well as the contemporary art critique. Specifically he will be talking about the historical and physiological nature of the design elements and how they are interpreted by a viewer.


DIRECTIONS:

From the Founders Building (where we had our March meeting, 705 S. Main St.) follow Main Street North to Dove Loop Road; take a left on Dove Loop Road and then turn left on Shady Brook Drive. The total distance is 1.3 miles from the Founders Building (which is at the train depot). OR you can use a GPS.  

The meeting room is inside the large building on the left just after you turn onto Shady Brook.  We will have someone at the front door to guide you to the meeting room.  The meeting is open to the public and we look forward to seeing you there.





LOCATION CHANGE FOR MARCH MEETING

We will be having our March 14th meeting at the Founders Building, 705 S. Main Street in Grapevine, 76051.  We will still have our Art Chat at 5:30 so if you want to participate, go to the ART CHAT tab on our members website,  read the ground rules, then print out the forms to fill out to bring to that meeting.  Our Social time will be at 6:30 and then at 7:00 our meeting will begin.  The meeting is open and the Public is invited.  Hope to see you all there.


GAP MONTHLY MEETINGS - 2019

All meetings will be held in the REC in Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way UNLESS noted in red.  There are a few months when we are not having meetings.  

We have an Art Chat session at 5:30 for our members who want to bring a piece  or two of their works for discussion.  At 6:30, our members gather for refreshments and social time and the meetings start at 7:00 pm.  Our meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend.


January 10 - Gap is having a reception at the Keller Town Hall from 7:00 - 9:00 pm where 23 of our fine artists are exhibiting.  The Exhibit runs from  January 7 through February  20, 2019.  Please join us.

February 14 - Our program will be given by one of GAP's members, Amy Tigner.  The title of the presentation is "Painting with Alcohol Ink" and she will primarily be doing a demonstration painting a landscape and talking about the techniques of using alcohol ink as a paint medium.

March 14 - Our program will be given by one of GAP's members, Ed Peet and he will be discussing and demonstrating     the fine art of painting coins and medallions.

April 11 - Our program will be given by Eric Horn

Eric will be speaking about the elements of design as they relate to the visual arts as well as the contemporary art critique. Specifically he will be talking about the historical and physiological nature of the design elements and how they are interpreted by a viewer.

Below is a portion of his resume

1996-2001

Art Specialist, SHOEMAKER HIGH SCHOOL / Killeen Independent School District

9-12th Grade Art Instructor, Advanced Placement Studio Advisor and Instructor

2001-PRESENT

ART SPECIALIST, CARROLL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL / CARROLL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

10-12th Grade Art Instructor, Advanced Placement Studio Advisor and Instructor, High School Art Department Head, Lecturer.

  • Twenty-three Years of High School Teaching Experience
  • Twenty-five Years of Maintaining a Successful Studio Practice
  • Fully Media and Technology Trained  
  • Advanced Placement Art History and Studio Trained
  • Seasoned Lecturer

May 9 - Our program will be on Self Critique and will be presented by Marie Maine.

June 13- Our program will be given by GAP member Cheryl Johnson.  She will be doing a demonstration on some of her favorite techniques and share some of her less favorite faux pas.  She will also be doing a brief PPT presentation, "How to make silver clay and dichroic glass play together".

July - No Meeting

August -  Break Out Sessions- More information to come.

September - No Meeting  Some of our members will be participating in Grapefest, Sept. 12-15.

October - Our program will be presented by one of GAP's members Beverly Richmond and she will be demonstrating working with oils.

November - Our program will be presented by Naomi Fron.  She will be demonstrating Glass Fusing in a microwave          kiln and Sculptured Wire Wrapping

December - No Meeting