The next Board of Directors meeting will be on August 2 at 4 pm. SAL members are urged to attend and to voice your opinions.
Board Executive Committee
About a dozen donated watercolors have now been matted and framed. Visit the gallery and check them out. They were all painted in 1947 around Monterey, CA. Also, more of Carl Miller’s drawings have been matted and are for sale in bins.
Thanks to Ruth Koon and Dick Massafor spearheading these two projects
John Lechner was born in Cleveland, OH, and raised in Riverside, CA. He received his BA and MA degrees in Theatre Arts from The California State University San Francisco.
John worked professionally as a set and lighting designer in theatre from 1972 until his retirement.
Starting in 1981, he studied ce-ramics at San Joaquin Delta College with Bruce Duke and Joe Mariscal.
In 2009 he studied photography at San Joaquin Delta College with Kristen Russell.
John’s art works and ceramics have been in numerous local and re-gional galleries and show since 1988. In 2009, he added photographs to his repertoire. His Artist of the Month Show for August revolves around the following quotes:
“The human face is the universal language.” - Dorothea Lange
“I have travelled all over the world in search of that statement.” - John Lechner
As some of you know, when foster kids are moved from family to family, from home to home, it is often an unpleasant experience. To add to their difficulties, they are often given just a garbage bag to hold their possessions for the move. The message this sends is totally the wrong one. They need to know they and their things are not trash that somebody cares.
Like others who have gotten involved, I’ve been collecting new and gently used suitcases, backpacks, and duffel bags, giving them a quick check-over for cleanliness, and delivering them to social workers to pass on to the kids. Over the last couple of years, we’ve spread the word up in the foothills well enough to have collected and delivered over 200 suitcases. Unfortunately, the need is nearly twice that! So, I’m asking my artist friends if you have any suitcases sitting around, that you pass them on to kids who have almost nothing. I’m willing to collect at the Gallery and deliver them.
Thanks for your kind thoughts and actions.
Note: Bring your suitcases to the gallery and Linda Abbott Trapp will come and pick them up.
SAL offers opportunities for artists to reach their goal by implementing a drawing class under the superior direction of longtime art instructor Raoul Mora and supplying a beautiful gallery for the members to show their work. Raoul Mora who demonstrates new techniques, gives personal assistance, as needed and offers very useful critiques on the work that is being done as well as work that the artist has done at home and brought in for this purpose. There is no charge for this session although we do have a small optional raffle at this meeting.
Due to the summer hot weath-er, the group will meet at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery.
Raoul will conduct the critique at the near end of our drawing session, so bring in one piece of your recent work as well as a pencil and paper for the drawing portion.
For those SAL members that need photos taken for their entries to the September Juried Show may bring their pieces to the gallery on the following dates:
Thursday, August 17
10:30 am to 3 pm
Charlene Martin is volunteering her time to help any members who need assistance with Smarter Entry.
October 17, 2017
Pick up & delivery, 9 am at airport. Airport receptions, 4-7 pm
Artists hanging at airport are now responsible for delivering and picking up their own artwork
Please submit your label information for each piece of artwork to Dick Massa at least a week before hanging of the show.
October 24, 2017
Note: Any SAL members that are interested in hanging their artwork at the airport, please contact Denny Ah-Tye at:(209) 639-3720 or: email@example.com
Please check with Denny Ah-Tye before each airport reception, as the date may have changed.
Art classes at Oak Park Senior Center
9:30am - 11:30
Hutchins St. Square Community Center Watercolor
Beginner classes: 9am - 11am Thurs.
Intermediate & Advanced: Noon - 3pm Thurs.
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Ines Leontiev Hogan
Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Relief Printmaking, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
Monotype Printmaking, Mondays, 7-9pm
Drawing, Tuesdays, 7-9pm
See www.atthegrand.org or: Ileontievfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Moore, PSA, PSW
Pastel Painting Workshops/Instruction
Free Drawing classes
2nd Thursday of every month, 3-5 pm
at Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
Gay Lynn Saunders
Wire Wrap Jewelry Classes
Private instruction and monthly classes at:
Hutchins Square Community Center, Lodi, CA
Watercolor & Brushing Lettering
Demo Artist, Raoul Mora
Reception: 3-5 pm
Artist of the Month, John Lechner
Reception 4-7 pm
August 25 & 26
Pick up & Delivery
Juried Show acceptances hand delivered to gallery, 10am-4pm
5th Fall Regional Open Juried Show opens
Awards ceremony: 5:30 pm
5th Fall Regional Open Juried Show closes
Sept 28 & 29
Pick up of Juried Show art work at gallery
Demo Artist, TBA
Artist of the Month, Cheryl Long
Oct 27 & 28
Pick up & delivery
Note: Any SAL members are interested in hanging their artwork at the airport, please contact Pat Price at 209-451-2240