Thursday, May 09, 2013

Big Beautiful Birds - a Photography Exhibit

Five Sun City photographers have been invited to exhibit their photographs of "Big Beautiful Birds" at the Art Space, 231 East Main Street, Round Rock, at the Round Rock Area Arts Council. The Opening Reception is open to the public. It will be on Thursday June 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 and will include snacks, music, and libations. The exhibit will run through July 1st. PBS' "Big Bird" won't be there, but some photos of the largest birds of the land and the sea will be. (No hummingbirds or songbirds., just the BIG ONES.) The photographers are Linda Green, Cheryl Cook, Doug Farrell, Jim Young, and Wes Odell.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

May Framer's Gallery Report

Several members of the Williamson County Art Guild are displaying their work at the Framer's Gallery in Georgetown during the month of May.  The city's First Friday celebration drew lots of people to the town square to enjoy the great weather and the art. 

The winner of the People's Choice award goes to Alora Johns for her painting, "Snow Bird."  Congratulations Alora!

I have enjoyed my time serving as Gallery Chair for the past two years.  However, it's time to let someone else take over the position.  Linda Figg has accepted her nomination as the new chair.  Assuming she will be voted in on Tuesday night, she will be coordinating WCAG's art at the Framer's Gallery.  Any WCAG member who wishes to display at the Framer's Gallery should contact Linda in the future.  Again, I have enjoyed the position and I thank the membership for allowing me to serve as Gallery Chair.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

2013 Gallery Georgetown Poster - Call for Entries

Call for Artwork Submissions
Gallery Georgetown is a city-wide, annual art gallery tour benefitting Georgetown Art Works and the Georgetown Art Center.  The goal is to raise awareness of the beautiful City of Georgetown through Georgetown’s art galleries, while fostering relationships between local art businesses and the local art community. 
The Gallery Georgetown Committee is now accepting artwork submissions from all artists interested in having their artwork featured and recognized on Gallery Georgetown 2013 promotional material.  One winning entry will be selected by the committee to be used on Gallery Georgetown promotional materials.  In addition, 100 limited edition posters featuring the winning entry will be printed and sold in conjunction with the Gallery Georgetown event.  Proceeds from the sale of the posters will be used to benefit Georgetown Art Works and the Georgetown Art Center.  The winning artist will receive a stipend of $250 and retain all rights to their original artwork.  A reception for the winning artist will also be held at the Georgetown Art Center on the night of Gallery Georgetown 2013.
Entries must be original work in any visual media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer based art, or mixed media.  Due to the nature of the artwork display format, only two-dimensional artwork will be accepted at this time.  The winning entry will be selected based upon the best representation of the following:
-The synergy of the local Georgetown art community and exhibition venues
-The vision that the local art community shares in advancing Georgetown as an art destination
-The concept that art enhances the quality of life of the community  

Submission Requirements and Information
1. Artist may submit a CD of up to 10 original works in pdf or jpeg formats.
2. A fee of $10 is required per entry at the time of artwork submission.  Payment can be made by check made payable to Georgetown Art Works and mailed to Hill Design + Gallery, 1623 Rivery Blvd. Georgetown, TX  78628.
3. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 24th at 5pm.  No late entries will be considered.
4. The winning artist will be notified by Monday, June 3rd by email.
5.  Artist agrees to give permission to the City of Georgetown and Georgetown Art Works for the use of their artwork on promotional materials associated with Gallery Georgetown 2013, which will include magazine ads, facebook notifications, rack cards and the Gallery Georgetown 2013 limited edition poster.  The artist’s name will always be associated with the artwork image wherever it appears.
6. Artist must fill out the following information form when submitting each work for consideration.









William Geisler - May Guest Artist

Join us on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m.
For an evening our meeting and the art of William Geisler.

William Geisler's work is intriguing, striking and complex, inviting the viewer at first to take in the totality of a piece
from afar, then to discover what may be less visible within deeper layers.
His encaustic art – an ancient technique dating to 100-300 AD – employs heated beeswax blended with colored pigments, paper, wood, and found materials that come together in bold, unique, and unexpected ways. Geisler's work may include linear, hand-cut paper strips dipped in wax and applied to the work's surface, where color is achieved from images printed on the paper or built through an extensive subtractive and additive process that engages the pigment in the wax. Or it may include the use of the toner transfer method, where the combination of black or colored toner and pigment produces immense depth when fused into many layers of wax.
"I'm attracted to the abstract nature and subtleties of layering and depth that encaustic brings, as well as to the unpredictability and lack of control you're often confronted with using the hot wax medium. An idea you may have at the start isn't ever guaranteed to finish as originally conceived. It's a constant adventure of discovery and rediscovery and surprise, and that's what inspires me."