Monday, April 16, 2012

Salon International 2012

Hi Friends.  This last weekend was AMAZING!  I had the opportunity to meet some of the top artist from around the country.  The Greenhouse Gallery hosts the Salon International, a Project of The International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art.   If you have a chance to go to San Antonio to see the exhibit (going until May 5th) you won't be disappointed.  It is amazing!   I was truly humbled by the quality of work on exhibit.   ( ).    There are four large rooms of art.  Here is a pic of one the walls.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Framer's Gallery Report

April is a very busy month at the Framer's Gallery, located at 610 S. Main. There are 12 WCAG members exhibiting 22 works of art. Exhibiting members are: Sandy Archer, Kay Dimitri, Jennifer Gunn, GretchenArt (Gretchen Hecht), Gregory Heflin, Mary Jones, Pricilla Jones, Virginia Masserang, E. Holly Moore, Betty Stinson, Alexis Templeton and Kerry Whitfill. Works will be on display until May 2nd.

With so much great art there was some major competition for the People Choice Award. During each First Friday event visitors to the gallery get to vote for their favorite art piecet being presented by WCAG members. Throughout most of the evening there was a 3 way tie for 1st place and a 4 way tie for 2nd place (actually it would be 4th place). Anyway, at the end of the evening one piece was chosen as the winner. Congratulations goes to Gretchen Art (Gretchen Hecht) for her painting, "Poppy Days are Here Again."
Members who would like to participate in May need to email the gallery chair, Connie Hartsfield at and make a reservation.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Gallery Tour- Call For Entries!

Georgetown Arts Alliance
Call for Entries – Gallery Georgetown Tour Promotional Artwork
April 3, 2012

Dear Artist:
The Georgetown Arts Alliance Promotions Committee is requesting submissions of artwork to be used in the promotion of the Gallery Georgetown 2012 tour, tentatively scheduled for 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. The artwork selected will be featured in a poster and other possible promotional materials for the tour.
Gallery Georgetown will be an evening to appreciate and shop for local art by touring participating local galleries around Georgetown while tasting wines and appetizers and enjoying live music.
This will be the inaugural year of the event, and the committee wants to incorporate art in the promotional materials from the get go. The Arts Alliance Promotions Committee will select the winning art to be used for the official Gallery Georgetown 2012 poster.
Artwork must be original and communicate/interpret the artist’s depictions of what the Gallery Georgetown tour could be. Traditional, contemporary, impressionist, abstract, photos and digital two-dimensional works of art are welcome.
There will be approximately 150 posters of the selected artwork printed. The posters will be used to promote the event, as well as be offered for sale. The artist will retain all rights to the original artwork but will give permission to the City of Georgetown and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce to use for promotional materials.
All entries must be submitted on a labeled CD using JPEG (.jpg) files only. Please note that we will not be accepting actual pieces of work. Entries must be dropped off at the Main Street Program office in Economic Development on the second floor of 816 S. Main Street (or postmarked) no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012.
Artist selected will be notified by Monday, July 16, 2012.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Next Months Speaker Amy Guadagnoli

Austin based printmaker, Amy Guadagnoli, is our featured guest and speaker for the Art Guild meeting. Amy wraps this year's guests, but we are already lining up artists for next year. For more information about Amy, you can visit her website.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Patricia Lyle Interview

Check out Patricia Lyle's interview! and copyright infringement is a website that created a place for you to share your stuff. Unfortunately it's a place where everybody else can share your stuff too. Without your knowledge or consent. And when that happens, you've lost control over your art. There's been a lot of controversy about Pinterest with regard to copyright infringement.

Click here to read more about it.

But it's good that there's been controversy about it, because now has created the code that will allow you to protect your art from someone who may want to ... uh ... "borrow" it from a blog. That code has been installed on this blog and the artwork you've posted here is now protected from being "pinned" on Pinterest by anyone, except you if you choose to do that.
For those of you who have your own blog, and would like to protect your art, it's a simple easy fix. Just copy and paste the code into your blog's template. If you're not sure how to do that, just follow these instructions.

1. Copy (hi-lite it and [control-c]) the following line of code
<meta content='nopin' name='pinterest'/>

If any of the following images are too small for you to see
what's going on, just click on them to enlarge them.

2. Go to your blog's dashboard and click "Design".

3. In the top left click "Edit HTML".

4. Now Look for <HEAD> and place your cursor right behind it and hit "enter" to add a blank line. Then paste [control-v] that line of code you copied from above into the blank line.

5. Click the "Save Template" button and you're done! And your artwork is safe from being pinned on Pinterest.