Tuesday, December 25, 2012

DSFAA January Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: THE JANUARY 7 MEETING FOR DSFAA WILL BE AT THE OLD CITY HALL AT 115 MATTIE ST. DENHAM SPRINGS, LA. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. The parking lot is on the side, in back, some on the street and this area is well lit. The trustee in charge is Mrs. Patti Smith. She will open the building for us. Please don't forget the meeting and new meeting place. Looking forward to seeing you there. We have a panel of new officers to start off the year. Every member is a necessary part in making our activities and events, especially our shows successful throughout the year. Please check which committee you would like to be a part of in 2013. Sign the committee list at the January meeting or let our new president Peggy Schwab know what you can do. If DSFAA remains successful everyone must take part this year. DSFAA COMMITTEE LIST 1. SHOW COMMITTEE Conducts all activities involved in doing a show and gets judge for show. 2. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Finds speakers/artists for monthly program features at each meeting. 3.PUBLICITY COMMITTEE Maintains membership list: compiles information for the newsletter: publishes and mails monthly newsletter, sends press releases to newspaper 4.SPECIAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE Develops ideas for projects and organizes special events for purpose of promoting community awareness and involvement in the visual arts. 5.HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE Organizes refreshments for monthly meeting: plans Christmas pary, receptions, etc 6. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Work on finding ways to get new members (ask old members to renew memberships)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Another Year Gone With The Wind" Bonnie Smith Williams Art Show

 Bonnie Smith Williams has art on view at the Denham Springs-Walker branch library located on Florida Blvd in Denham Springs. It is an eclectic show with some new ideas along with some old ideas revived  using different papers, collage and different mediums. The exhibit will hang until Jan. 4 and is open during regular library hours.  Bonnie is a member and past president  of the Denham Springs Fine Art Association. She is also one the the artists showing at St. Francisville Art and Antiques in St. Francisville. For more information call 225-791-1896 or email myartandsoul@hotmail.com.
"The Shadows Of The Trees" Watercolor on Canvas

Thursday, November 29, 2012

DSFAA Christmas Dinner

YOU ARE INVITED:  Just a reminder about the DSFAA Christmas party at Big Mikes in the Aspen Shopping Center here in Denham Springs on December third. Some people are arriving at six thirty and the meeting will start at seven. Everyone will get a gift bag from DSFAA and we have door prizes. Also, the painting that everyone painted will be raffled off so you want to get your raffle tickets. Pat Zeller, has the painting and tickets if you want to buy some early. You do not have to be a member to buy raffle tickets or come to the party. You will order off the menu and everyone pays by separate check. It will be fun so don't miss out. Come and bring a friend. Please pass this email around to other who might want to attend. Thanks a lot, lookinf forward to seeing you there. For more information please call Mary Jane Hunt at 665-2727, Bonnie Smith Williams 791-1896 or Pat Zellerpatmikezell41@bellsouth.net. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

DSFAA Group Painting Raffle

UPDATE........CONGRATULATIONS WINNER : PEGGY SCHWAB We will be selling raffle tickets for this painting that was done as a group effort at one of our general meetings. The tickets are $1.00 a piece or $5.00 for six. Bonnie Williams will be selling these tickets and we will draw a winner at the Christmas Dinner held December 3, 2012 at Big Mike's in Denham Springs. For more information please contact Bonnie Williams at myartandsoul@hotmail.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

DSFAA November Meeting

The November meeting will be the Thanksgiving Meal and it will be held at the Denham Springs Old City Hall on 115 Mattie Street. The date is November 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. This will be a pot luck supper and the club will be providing the ham. Please bring a dish if possible.

Something Red Art Exhibit

"Something Red Exhibit", Nov. 30, 2012. You may enter one piece no larger than 16x 20. The Central Library on Joor Rd ( just north of Hooper) between 9 and 11 AM , Nov. 1. No entry fee. A "People's Choice Award" will be given at the reception Nov. 4 at the library, 3 to 5 pm.

DSFAA Fall Art Show "Free To Be Me" Winners

Works Under Glass:
1st Place - Derrel Robinson "Untitled" ink
2nd Place -Gwin Brister "Anna" graphite
3rd Place - Calvin Balencie "Evening in Lafitte" watercolor

Honorable Mentions:
Margaret Elgin "Astro" graphite
Pat Zeller 'Sammy" pastels
Calvin Balencie "Destin Dunes" watercolor

Works NOT Under Glass:
1st Place : Margaret Shipley "Rural Cottage" oils
2nd Place: Pat Zeller "Apples" oils
3rd Place : Peggy Schwab "Roses" acrylics

Honorable Mentions:
Margaret Shipley "Louisiana Oaks" oils

1st Place- Charlotte Walker "Just One More Stick"
Honorable Mention -A. Lynne Jones "Staphelia Gigantea Cactus Flower"

14 artist with a total of 43 entries

Thursday, September 20, 2012

VFW Mural painted by DSFAA members

DSFAA Call For Entries And Membership Drive

DSFAA Call for Entries and Membership Drive: The Denham Springs Fine Art Association will accept new memberships for the member only Annual Fall Show "Free To Be Me." Art will be taken in at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library 8101 E. Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, LA. Take in times are Wednesday September 26 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and Thursday September 27 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The entry fee is $25.00 per three pieces and we are taking photographs this time. The reception will be held on October 1, at 7:00 pm at the library. Winners will be announced at the reception. The show dates are October 1 - October 29, 2012 during regular library hours. For more information call Mike Avant (225) 665-5433 or Mary Jane Hunt (225) 665-2727. DSFAA is a non-profit organization of local artists committed to promoting interest in visual art.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tribute to Shirley Benton

Our beloved member Shirley Benton passed away on the morning of Thursday September 13, 2012. Shirley joined DSFAA in 1997 and became one of the "working members". She was the Hospitality Chairman for many years, Treasurer for five years, cheerfully served on every committee, stepped in to help when ever she was needed. Shirley rarely missed a meeting and was a treasured asset to DSFAA. She organized the mural painting for the Pilot Club at "Kidz Corner" and was there every Saturday until it was finished. Every project she did was given her best effort, she was always there to help, inspire, to bless and to support the arts. Her gift of time was a blessing not only to DSFAA  members but to the entire community.  She was a positive influence to everyone around her. DSFAA has lost a valued member and she will be sadly missed.  By : Bonnie Williams  Service for DSFAA Member Shirley BentonThis is the information I received from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church this morning. Seale Funeral Home-Viewing on Sunday, September 16th from 5:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church-Viewing on Monday, September17th from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. with services beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Let's get busy painting!

Now that we have the theme for the fall show ...........It is time to get busy painting!

Fall Art Crawl

Fall Art Crawl
Zachary, LA
Saturday September 29th 6-9 p.m.
For more info check out the events section of our DSFAA Blog

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Advocate Culturally Speaking Spring Art Show Winners 2012

Art show winners : Awards winners for the Denham Springs Fine Arts Association's Spring Show were announced on May 7. The show will run through Thursday, May 31, at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs. Winners are:--Not Under Glass - May Jane Hunt, first place, "Fracture;" Bonnie Smith Williams, second place, "Southern Mills Rooster-Shelter In the Storm"; C.B. Hume, third place, "Water Lily 2." Honorable mentions - Mary Head, "Tulips"; Margaret Shipley, "Potting;" and Darrel Robinson, "Painted Leaf."--Under Glass - Calvin Balencie, first place, "Try the Udder Side"; Darrel Robinson, second place, "Out Bound"; Elizabeth Thompson, third place, "Whooo To You Too." Honorable mentions - Bonnie Smith Williams, "Feeding Time"; Pat Delk, "Tiger"; and Chris Jones, "Ecrevisses de la Louisiane." For more information, call (225) 665-2727, (225) 665-5433 or (225) 791-1896; or email maryhunt21@cox.net , mavant@ft.newyorklife.com or myartandsoul@hotmail.com.