Monday, February 25, 2013

WCAG Letter from the President

                                              WCAG Letter from the President                             
February 25, 2013

Dear Artists,

Our March meeting will be Tues. the 5th and feature the Revi Meicler's beautiful mixed media creations.  Visit her website at

The challenge for March is "architecture".

Wed. Feb. 27th: change out for Framer's Gallery, 9 to 12.  Contact Connie Hartsfield at to reserve space.
Fri. Mar. 1st, First Friday celebrated around Georgetown Square
Tues. Mar. 5th, general meeting at Windberg's Art Center 6:30
Wed. Mar. 6th: change out for Wesleyan Art is Ageless exhibit 1:30 to 2.  This is a three month exhibit.
Tues. Mar 19th, board meeting at Georgetown Library 6:30
Wed. Mar. 27th, change out for Framer's Gallery, 9 to 12

All information is kept up to date on our website at 

Big Art is Coming to Our Small Town!
The new Georgetown Art Center is expected to be complete in late May, with the grand opening of their first exhibit in June of 2013. The City of Georgetown is funding the transformation of the old fire house on Main Street into a community art center, and Georgetown Artworks will serve as the managing entity, responsible for all fundraising, volunteer staffing, planning and marketing.
Misty Adair, the Vice President of Georgetown Artworks, is excited about the new center and the niche it will fill in Georgetown and the surrounding communities. Its success, though, depends upon community involvement. “It’s important that this message is clear: the art center is for the entire community and we need the community to invest in it, either financially, or with their time or ideas, in order for it to succeed,” explains Misty.
This summer will be an exciting time at the Art Center, with exhibits from contemporary artist Benini and the innovative duo of Museum Anatomy. The center plans to offer interesting, unique art exhibits featuring established artists and quality juried shows featuring local and emerging artists.
The center is also planning their summer education calendar to include half day summer camps for children ages 6-12, as well as workshops and classes for teens and adults. In addition, they will offer free interdisciplinary programs and lectures in the gallery to compliment each exhibit
The Georgetown Art Center is currently accepting class proposals from potential artist/teachers, and resumes from local art teachers interested in working with children in the summer camps. Please send submissions to Misty Adair at or mail to 1102 S. Austin Avenue Ste 110-118, Georgetown, TX 78626 (Attn: Programs).  Those interested in volunteering at the art center in any capacity, call Jan Ligameri, volunteer coordinator, at 868-3228.  For more information, visit
Election of officers is coming up in May.  Please consider how you can participate more actively in your art guild by becoming a member of the board.
I would like to extend a special thank you to the Windbergs for sharing their lovely facility with the art guild. 
I look forward to seeing all of you Mar. 5th.
Lowana Carter

Friday, February 22, 2013

Best In Show

I'm thrilled and Honored to announce that "It's Appealing" won BEST IN SHOW at the 2013 Imagine Exhibit!   There were 250 wonderful pieces of art juried in this show.  It was a privilege and honor to be among so many talented artist.  I'd like to express many thanks to Rae Andrews, Michael Epps and James Minor for selecting "It's Appealing" for this prestigious award!

It was VERY exciting to greet everyone at the opening exhibit tonight and a very BIG surprise when they announced the  awards!

It's Appealing
12x12 Museum - Oil on Linen
Custom Framed
To purchase during the exhibit contact Kris Whitfiled at:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Paint the Town

Paint the Town, featuring our own Sonia Colonna Mathis, featured art performer at the Paint the Town charity dinner in support of The Georgetown Project, Fri. Feb. 22 at the Gabriel Springs Event Center,
ArtWith Heart:
Original Artwork Created Live During Paint The Town
Donated by: Sonia Colonna Mathis, artist and owner of Stinger Studio Fine Art Gallery, Georgetown, TX
Artwork Value: You Decide…….You’ll Watch This Original Come To Life & You’ll Be The First To View It!
Sonia owns Stinger Studio in Georgetown, and represents local and award winning artists in paintings and other mediums. Sonia has a degree in Fine Art from University of Texas, and years of award-winning framing experience. She will present a live art performance during Paint The Town, and will collaboratively create an original artwork right before your eyes. Since The Georgetown Project is all about kids, Sonia’s collaborative artists for this original piece will be her very creative children, Luna and Carson. No one knows what the artists will create ahead of time, so make sure you are there when doors open at 6:30 p.m. to watch the creative process live, and be ready to place your bid for Sonia’s newest original in the live auction!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Feature Artist Gallery Talk Feb 17, 2013

 Hello all,
I am a feature artist at the Open Doors Gallery in north Austin and would love for you to come see the gallery and attend the Gallery Talk given by the feature artists.
The "Gallery Talk"  will feature the art journeys of:

Mandy Gregory,  Connie Hartsfield and David Manning
It will be held on Sunday afternoon February 17th, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Hill Country Bible Church NW(12124 RR 620 N) Worship Center Balcony (Bldg. A) light refreshments will be served. 
It is a beautiful gallery with over 100 works of fine art.

Gallery Talk

New Painting - WIP

This is a WIP (work in progress) I'm working on.   I love the warm colors of the jug and it's color harmony with the indian motif clothe.  I still have a bit of  finishing work to do but thought I'd share the WIP.

Oil on Linen

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

February Framer's Gallery Report

February's First Friday was a nice, warm evening.  There were lots of people at the Framer's Gallery viewing the art of WCAG members: Maggie Allen, James Archer, Shadow Giudry, Priscilla Jones, Joan L. McShane, Wes Odell and Luisa-Maria Potter.  As the evening progressed, art viewers voted for the People's Choice Award.  At the end of the evening, Joan L. McShane's watercolor collage "Mr. Fish and Co." had the most votes.  Congratulations Joan!

The art will be on display at the Framer's Gallery, located at 601 S. Main Street in Georgetown, TX, through February 27th.  So be sure to go by and see "Mr. Fish" and the all the other art.

2013 Salon International

Hi everyone.  I 'd like to share that two of my paintings (Eggs and Enamel and Fresh Wine)  have been selected to be in the Salon International (a project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art) to be held at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio Texas.  The link to view the other works selected is below.  It's an amazing exhibit that will be open to the public beginning the evening of April 13th with a champaign reception and going through May 3rd. If you happen to be in San Antonio, Texas during that time, I encourage you to stop by and visit this incredible exhibit... You will not be disappointed!  Warm Regards... Shirley.

I would love for you to follow me on my blog!

Eggs and Enamel
By Artist:  Shirley Gipson

Fresh Wine
By Artist Shirley Gipson