“It is by art man gets nearest to the angels and farthest from the animals. Indeed it is a pregnant thought. Here you have a man with a brush and palette. With a dozen blobs of pigment he makes a certain pattern on one or two square yards of canvas, and something is created which carries its shining message of inspiration not only to all who are living with him on the world, but across hundreds of years to generations unborn. It lights the path and links the thought of one generation with another, and in the realm of price holds its own in intrinsic value with an ingot of gold. Evidently we are in the presence of a mystery which strikes down to the deepest foundations of human genius and of human glory. Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.”
Shared by Winston Churchill, who expressed similar sentiments on several occasions, is also attributed, when asked to cut funding to the arts to support the war effort in WWII, by responding "Then what would we be fighting for?"
Indeed, art has the ability to light the path and link on a number of levels!
I welcome you to come visit and see the works of our many talented artists.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on March 7th at 4 pm. SAL members are urged to attend and to voice your opinions.
SAL member Ronda Sanders is an award winning artist who works primarily in pastels. Her subjects are people in action and her favorite destinations. Her painting of her granddaughter at White Sands National Monument was winner of the AAUW national art contest in 2016. Prints and greeting cards depicting her work have been purchased across the United States. Join us at the Goodwin Gallery for the Artist's Reception to see the new work and meet Ronda Sanders.
SAL members can pick up a prospectus for the 60th Juried Exhibition at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery counter. The show next year will open on May 17 and run through July 15, 2018. A reception will be held at The Haggin Museum on May 17, 2018 from 6-8pm. The competition is open to artists residing in the United States.
$25 for 1 entry, $20 each addi-tional entry. There is a maximum of five entries per artist.
Friday, March 16, 2018.
In March, the Stockton Art League welcomes back the Youth Art Program, aka YAP, for another year of learning. The March Classes are full and will take place on Saturdays (3/10, 3/17, 3/ 24, 3/31). YAP is scheduled to have classes during June and October of 2018.
YAP committee is still searching for art instructors to teach ages 6-17.
The program is also seeking class sponsors. $50 sponsors a class and $200 sponsors one month of youth classes.
If you know of someone with a passion for youth art education, please send an email to email@example.com or call (209) 466-6604.
Date: Thursday, March 8 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Stockton Art League Goodwin Gallery
Facilitator: Raoul Mora
Cost: $5.00 | (Open to the Public and SAL Members)
Practice Sessions: March 1st, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
$2.00 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Basic Concepts of drawing are vital to every visual artistic medium. Therefore, SAL is happy to conduct its monthly drawing class with Raoul Mora. Mora brings his 39 years of experience as artist, teacher, and judge to the Stockton community at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery.
The students will learn the basic concepts of contour drawing, sketching, and shading with black and white before going on to colored pencil. All artists should know the basic skills and this is a good place to learn or revisit them. Additionally the class is a great place to work with other artists for inspiration and encouragement. While the class only meets once a month with Raoul, additional time with a group can be had on the Tuesday Morning Open Studio from 10:00AM - 1:00PM where artists can learn and share with each other.
In March, the class will begin to meet every Thursday from 3-5PM. On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the group will have instruction from Raoul More.
The additional Thursdays can be used as open studio practice sessions among class members.
Contact Ruth Koon, Thursday Drawing Class Coordinator, at (209) 329-8115 for additional questions.
Session: Tuesday Morning Open Studio
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Open to all artists (Stockton Art League Members & Non-Member; beginning and advanced levels). The participants share their art experiences, exchange notes on new projects, and offer feedback on works in progress. There is a suggested $2 donation to help support more Stockton Art League programs.
Session: Thursday Afternoon Open Studio
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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
Mary Ann Poletti
02 - 03 | Pickup / Delivery
07 | Board Meeting
10 | Ronda Sanders, (AOTM Reception)
04 | Board Meeting
14 | Janet Powell Mckee, (AOTM Reception)
27 - 28 | Pickup / Delivery
02 | Board Meeting
12 | Andrew Ciminelli, (AOTM Reception)
17 | 60th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum
06 | Board Meeting
09 | Shirley Malone, (AOTM Reception)
11 | General Membership Meeting
29 - 30 | Pickup / Delivery
04 | Board Meeting (tentative)
14 | Jun Jamosmos, (AOTM Reception)
01 | Board Meeting
11 | Glenda Burns, (AOTM Reception)
31 - 9/1 | Pickup/ Delivery
05 | Board Meeting
08 | Denny Ah-Tye & Rex Buethe, AOM Reception
03 | Board Meeting
13 | Michael Randolph, (AOTM Reception)
26 - 27 | Pickup / Delivery
07 | Board Meeting
10 | Rudi Blondia, (AOTM Reception)
05 | Board Meeting
08 | SJ Potters Guild, (AOTM Reception)
10 | General Membership Meeting
28 - 29 | Pickup / Delivery