NOVEMBER 14 Monthly Meeting will be in the BESSIE MITCHELL HOUSE, 411 Ball St., Grapevine.
Our social/refreshment time starts at 6:30 and our meeting will start at 7:00. This month our program will be given by Sammetria Goodson, an Attorney who works with Artists and Art organizations. The title of her presentation is: Art Law & Art Business: What Professional Artists Know that Hobbyists Don't Know.
This presentation will cover the Business of Art, Artists' Rights, and Artist & Gallery Contracts. One of our members has attended one of her presentations and says that it is very interesting and information-something we as artists need to know.
Sammetria is an Attorney who works with photographers, influencers, artists, musicians, designers, makers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, non-profits, arts organizations, cultural institutions, storytellers, and creatives. She focuses her practice on copyright, trademark, business formation, non-profit formation, contracts/transactional work, licensing, entertainment-related contracts, outside general counsel services, Art Law, Fashion Law, New Media Law, Entertainment, and Dispute Resolution/Litigation. She brings her experience in high-stakes corporate marketing and sales, a two-year judicial clerkship at the Trial and Motions Court level, heavy litigation practice, and transactional work with creatives to her practice at Goodson Law.
Sammetria holds a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business and a BA in Art History from the College of Fine Arts - both from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s also a proud graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law
Sammetria is a member of various national and local arts and professional associations including the Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts and The NEW Roundtable. Sammetria currently serves on the UT College of Fine Arts Advisory Council and the board for Texans for the Arts. Sammetria is also Co-founder of the Dallas Young Lawyers Division Art, Design, and Fashion Law Special Interest Group.
Sammetria loves talking about the intersection of law, art, and new media. She’s a frequent lecturer on the topics of Art Law, and best business practices for Creatives, Artists, and Designers. Her most recent presentation was entitled “The Art of the Pivot: What Art School Taught Me About Reinvention,” presented at the 2019 Texas State Bar Annual Meeting. Sammetria is licensed to practice law in Texas and Pennsylvania and will be establishing her Philadelphia office by the end of 2019.
OCTOBER 10 monthly meeting will be in the BESSIE MITCHELL HOUSE, 411 Ball St., Grapevine.
Our social/refreshment time starts at 6:30 and our meeting will start at 7:00. This month's program will be given by GAP member, Beverly Richmond. The topic of her program will be "Light and Color in Art" and she will be using a combination of a flip chart and demonstrations. Below, in her own words, is a bit about Beverly and her journey to art.
Did you always know you wanted to be an artist? The answer to that question for me is - no. The small Texas towns where I attended school did not include art in their programs, and the thought of becoming an artist was not even on my radar.I had become a Medical Technologist, a wife, and mother of three when a friend invited me to take a calligraphy class. There was always something in me that wanted to do creative things so, I said yes. There were painting classes being taught in the same location, and one of the instructors told me I could learn to paint. My response was, “I wish, but I can’t even draw a stick figure.” I thought I would prove them wrong, so I signed up for a class. That was the beginning!
As the kids grew and began to leave the nest, I found I wanted to learn more and more about this painting thing. I searched for a place to study and found The Liliedahl School of Classical Oil Painting (now closed due to death of the founder) in La Porte, TX. After completing the course of study, I went on to become certified for the school and discovered how much I enjoyed teaching others to paint. The study of painting and making art, is for me, a never-ending journey with something new to learn at every turn.
The ability to make art is a gift and blessing that gives me a way to express what I feel about the beautiful and colorful people, places, and things I see and experience.
Our meetings are open to the public, so come join us for a very interesting program.
There was no meeting in September due to Grapefest.
AUGUST 8 Our monthly meeting will be in the BESSIE MITCHELL HOUSE, 411 Ball St., Grapevine.
Our social/refreshment time starts at 6:30 and our meeting will start at 7:00. Our program will consist of three "break out sessions" The subject matter will be "Tips and Trick" and will be given by Bruce Rosenstiel, Pat Waymon, and Shirley Matteson.
Our meetings are open to the public, so please join us.
June 13, tonight. Our monthly meeting will be at the BESSIE MITCHELL HOUSE, 411 Ball St., Grapevine.
Our social/refreshment time starts at 6:30 and our meeting will start at 7:00. 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".
Our meetings are open to the public, so please join us.
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.
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
Art Specialist, SHOEMAKER HIGH SCHOOL / Killeen Independent School District
9-12th Grade Art Instructor, Advanced Placement Studio Advisor and Instructor
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