Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012 Art Hop - Save the Date

The 2012 Art Hop is coming... In it’s 5th incarnation, this year’s exhibit will be the largest.
165 artists from 40 municipalities across Texas submitted Art for this year's competition.
This year, we added a student competition and we have 42 participating students.
Come to the Artist’s reception on Friday, October 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the Georgetown Public Library....The Student reception will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 4pm to 6pm at The Williamson Museum.

October 2012 Guest Artist: Virginia Fleck

Howdy! I am not sure how to describe Virginia Fleck! Her work is based on recycling shopping bags. I think that her work is beautiful and fascinating... here how she describes herself on her website:

Since 2002, Virginia Fleck has been working exclusively with recycled plastic bags creating site specific, ecologically conscious art works that have been commissioned for several high profile, green building projects including the US Embassy in Rwanda, Whole Foods World Head Quarters in Austin TX, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis TN and Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin TX -the first hospital in the world to attain LEED platinum certification.
Fleck’s work has been exhibited at Art Forum Berlin, Pulse Miami and  New York and Arte Fiera in Bologna Italy. Her work appears in many prestigious collections including the permanent collection the United States Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda and the Marino Golinelli collection in Bologna, Italy.  Ms. Fleck’s work has been written about and reviewed on the web and in numerous paper publications including  American Craft Magazine, Public Art Review, Sculpture Magazine, Metropolitan Home, Western Interiors and Design, Austin Home, Glasstire,, Voice of Germany, Apartment Therapy, MoCo Loco, Houston Press, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and the Washington Post.
Fleck is a featured artist in the book, recently published by Random House: Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade and How You Can Join In.
Fleck was born in New York City. She began making artwork in childhood and eventually studied at two art schools: Portland School of Art in Portland, Maine and at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.  In 1990 Fleck moved to Austin, Texas where she continues her work as a visual artist.

You can check out this video about her!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

September Framer's Gallery Report

Happy September to all my artist friends! September in Texas can be such a weird month. It's not as hot as July and August, but it's definately not as cool as it will be when Fall finally gets here. What is cool is all the great art our members are displaying in the Framer's Gallery located at 610 S. Main St in Georgetown, TX. The following WCAG members have art on display this month: Julie Arnold, Pat Langley, Joan McShane, Carol Nunnally, Wes Odell, Alexis Templeton and Kerry Whitfill. Their art will be there until October 3rd, so be sure to go by and take a look!
Our People's Choice Award this month goes to Wes O'dell for his photograph, "Balanced Rock at Arches National Park." Congratulations Wes!
Any WCAG member who wishes to display art in the gallery should contact Connie Hartsfield at

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

WCAG Greeting Card Contest

WCAG Greeting Card Design Contest

 There are times when WCAG sends out greeting cards.  It would be nice if we could send out a card featuring the art of one of our members.  Therefore, we are going to have a Greeting Card Design Contest.  Here’s how it will work: 
This contest is open to current WCAG members only.

Any artist who enters the contest will agree (if their art wins the contest) to allow WCAG to use an image of the art for the purpose of creating greeting cards with the image of the winning art on them.  WCAG reserves the right to use the entire image, or any part of the image in creation of the greeting cards.  The name of the winning artist will be printed on the card.  The winning image and artist’s name will also be posted on the WCAG website and blog.  The winning art will be displayed on the WCAG wall in the Framer’s Gallery (at no charge to the artist) from October 3, 2012 to November 3, 2012. 

WCAG members will bring entries to the October WCAG meeting, Tuesday, October 2, 2012.  Each member present will be given a ballot to vote on the art they feel would best represent WCAG on greeting cards.  The best design should be one that can be used for a variety of purposes; ie congratulations, sympathy, etc.