Denham Springs Fine Art Association Christmas Party
December 1, 2014
Just a reminder that our Christmas Party Potluck Dinner is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This will take place at the Municipal Building at 941 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA. The club will provide the main meat dishes and members will bring the side dishes and desserts. Hope to see as many members as possible. It should be a very good time for all. If you want you can bring a small gift and participate in a gift swap.
Cordially invites Artists To Participate in Their December Show
The Art League of Central’s juried December Show will be
held at the Greenwell Springs Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library
from December 1-31. A reception and
awards presentation will be held at the library on December 14 from
3-4:30. The theme of this year’s show is
“Anything Goes”, which should stir everyone’s creative juices. Works in all media will be accepted. The show will be judged by Donna Soniat, a
local artist and instructor at Central High School in Central, Louisiana.
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Joe Lackie was a member of the Denham Springs Fine Art Association for years and was always very supportive of our group. He was a wonderful watercolor artist and will be deeply missed and remembered for his kind spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lackie Family in this time.
Congratulations on a wonderful show. I enjoy themed shows
immensely. Everyone’s creativity is
centered around that theme. So hopefully
you enjoy my decisions, it’s a great show, and always an honor to come see
ya’ll. And I’ll end with a quote from my friend and yours ‘Pablo Picasso’….”The
meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”.
all for finding your gift and for sharing it with all of us. Ferris.
Works Under Glass:
Ferris: “Under glass was wonderful as in
the capture of the lights and darks are perfect”
– Captain Steampunk by Cheri Fry
– Joyful Freedom – Sunset across the Rio Bravo
by A. Lynne Jones
– I Spy Bugs by Bonnie Smith-Williams
HM – Oyster on Half Shell by Chris Bajon Jones
Ferris: “Not under glass was not as hard as
under Glass for the same strange reason. In Not under glass, I was immediately
drawn to the first place winner, the theme was very present in this piece along
with it’s title. Second, third, and the HMs all followed the theme nicely.
– Rush Hour by Edith McCon
Grazers by Pat Keller
Gerbers by Margaret Shipley
HM – Daddy, trout fishing in Galvin Creek, LaSalle Parish, LA by Mary Jane Hunt
Please enjoy this slide show created with the wonderful pictures that Charlotte Walker took at the reception on Monday night. She did a great job of capturing the moment. The reception turned out very nice and the food was delicious. Thanks to all of the members for coming together and helping to make this such a nice event.Winners will be listed very soon.
Denham Springs Fine Art Association 2014 Fall Show Color Emotions October 1 - 31, 2014 at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library at 8101 Florida Blvd. E, Denham Springs, LA For more information please contact Sandra Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Bajon Jones at email@example.com
Hi fellow artists, an informal paint out is scheduled for Oct. 18th [rain date will be Oct. 25] planned by Kathy Stone and Cheri Fry. We plan to go to the Houmas House, and extend the invitation to artists from LAAG, AWA, DAS, and LWS. A group will meet at LAAG studio on Silver rest at 8:15 a.m., will paint for the day and return by dark. Cost is price of lunch, typically no admission , they want us to eat there.
Bring oil paint, watercolor, pastel, pencil, charcoal, or use your camera. If interested email me your name, cell phone, and email address so I can get an estimate number. . I will send more info then. Let's go paint!
Just a reminder for our September meeting. since Labor Day is the first Monday of the month, we will be having our meeting the first Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. located at 941 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA. Cheri Fry will be our guest speaker. Her demonstration for DSFAA will include specific watercolor painting techniques and water -soluble pencils and crayons. She will discuss the process for choosing her subjects, the importance of thumbnail studies ( black/white & color) composition and simplification. Additional samples of her work will be on hand. For more information contact:
Chris Jones by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Art is not only visual, but in the music, food and people of south Louisiana. New Orleans is the birthplace of Cheri C. Fry and remains her inspiration on many levels. Currently Cheri is intrigued with figures in ordinary minutes of their lives. Variations in light creates moments allowing her to capture naturalness in her subjects. Cheri’s paintings present warm realism in a painterly way with either oil, or watercolor layered to create texture and depth. Cheri has won numerous awards and has exhibited in both regional and national oil and watercolor art competitions. Her work is held in many private collections. At age 15, Cheri began formal study with a local artist where she learned the importance of thumbnail, and black and white studies for design and composition purposes. While in high school she became an instructor for a children's art program in Baton Rouge and taught there for 15 years. Over many years she became proficient in charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil, and egg tempra painting. Although her professional career followed another path, Cheri continued to study art. Cheri earned an undergraduate, and post graduate degree in Speech Pathology and continues in her 29 year career as a nationally certified Speech Pathologist. Residing in Denham Springs, Louisiana, she celebrates life as a wife and mother of three daughters, making time to paint daily. In 2010 Cheri founded the "Krewe of Camille Art Party" whose mission is to provide fun painting opportunities for children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, Tennessee, and the local Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge. Creating, sharing and teaching art is Cheri's way of life. Life is full of uncertainties, so why not paint!
Ferris will show some techniques of painting glass in watercolor on paper.
Just a little about Ferris:
Native of New Orleans started painting at Brother Martin High School and that being the first place he exhibited. Since then Ferris has had shows at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, the Red River Festival in Shreveport, the plaza art fair in Kansas City, MO, galleries in VA, OH, TX, IL, CA, and MS. Resides in Mandeville along with managing Gallery Aubergine in old Mandeville and President of the Lacomb Art Guild.
These are a few photos taken from the meeting held July 7, 2014. Everyone had the chance to try their hand at Metal Tooling. A very good time was had by all. I would like to say "Thank You" to Jill Rabalais for a wonderful demo and for letting us participate. Photos not provided by Charlotte Walker. We miss you Charlotte! Hurry back!
The Denham Springs Fine Art Association General Meeting will be held Monday, July 07, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building located at 941 Government Street in Denham Springs, LA. Jill Rabalais,a metalwork artist and teacher from Denham Springs, LA will be our guest speaker for the night.
She will give a demonstration of the processes involved in tooling metal to create unique and singular works of art.
I hope we will have a nice showing of members and guest. Please try to come and invite others too.
"DOWN ON THE BAYOU" an acrylic painting done on textured canvas.Painting size is 16" x 20". The drawing for this painting was done by Bonnie Smith Williams as a demo project. Members of DSFAA painted the canvas as a program for the March meeting. Each member worked on the painting to use as a fund raiser for DSFAA. All members who worked on the painting signed the back of the piece. The painting of a swamp scene with a cabin was created using a limited color palette. It is pleasing to the eye and would fit in any room. For a one dollar donation your name will be added to become the owner of this painting and for five dollars your name will be added six times. The donations will be used to fund more art projects in schools and to help with equipment to hang shows for public viewing. During the year DSFAA organizes, promotes and sponsors, projects to keep art in the public venue. The painting will be given away at the December meeting. Contact any member if you are interested in putting your name in for the painting.
Guest Speaker : Terri Kennedy with Potterri Studios
in Denham Springs, LA
Here is a movie of the photos that were taken by DSFAA member Charlotte Walker. Terri Kennedy with Potterri Studios in Denham Springs, LA was our guest speaker. What a nice demo and very much to our surprise we all had the chance to play with the clay! What a fun and exciting experience. A big thanks to Terri for a wonderful time!
For more information on contacting Terri Kennedy:
www.terrikennedypottery.com or email: email@example.com or phone (225) 664-7667
A big "Thank You" to Charlotte Walker for providing the photographs from our DSFAA Spring Art Show Reception held May 5, 2014 at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library. The show will hang the month of May.The library is located at 8101 Florida Blvd. E, Denham Springs, LA. I encourage all to go and see the beautiful artwork and I want to Thank all that participated and made this happen.
Chris Bajon Jones
President: Denham Springs Fine Art Association
Results of the show are as follows:
Works NOT under Glass:
1st: Margaret Shipley; 'Burden Cabin'
honorable mention: Mary T Head; 'Free At Last'
Works under Glass:
1st: Chris Bajon Jones; 'Rolling R "Big Man"'
Honorable Mention: Peggy Schwab; 'Head Start'
1st: A. Lynne Jones; 'Sunset from Round Top'
honorable mention: Charlotte Walker; 'Fungus Among Us'
1st: Margaret Shipley; 'Painting Anyone?'
honorable mention: Chris Bayon Jones; 'By the Sea'
For more information on joining this fine group contact:
The Denham Springs Fine Art Association General Meeting will be held Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building located at 941 Government Street in Denham Springs, LA. Denise Hall -Adams with De Lou Glass Designs, Denham Springs, LA will be our guest speaker for the night. Here is a little about the artist from her website:
My name is Denise Hall-Adams, I started learning about stained glass when I took a class to make a window for my bathroom. After that...I was hooked. I then learned to slump and fuse. Then I thought about all the beautiful glass going into our landfills. I try to incorporate some recycled glass into my projects. Besides designing and fabricating window panels, we make garden art, useful bowls and platters, jewelry, and many more items. We use new and recycled glass for our creations. We teach begining and advanced stained glass, fusing, mosaics, and will be adding other classes for art glass projects. Check our website for time and dates of our classes, or you can call 225-771-9878.
or you can visit her website:
I hope we will have a nice showing of members and guest. We will be discussing our upcoming Spring Show as well as other activities and events coming up. Please try to come and invite others too.
Elizabeth Thompson, Bonnie Williams, Derrell Robinson, Sarah Wallace and Gwin Brister
Remembering Tom Wallace Elizabeth Thompson, Bonnie Smith Williams, Derrell Robinson, Sarah Wallace, Gwin Brister are in the photo. The group met to take down art and hang Derrell and Gwin's work for the month of March and April. The afternoon with Sarah Wallace and Amy Delany was spent remembering Tom and giving Sarah a tour on what has been happening with the art wall. A number of people stopped while we were changing the paintings to say how much they loved seeing art on the wall. How it made their day brighter to have something interesting to view. Tom Wallace was responsible for getting artists work to and from Ochsner's hospital to hang on the art wall. He organized shows every two months and worked so hard to keep work on the wall. At his death the hospital named the wall the Tom Wallace Memorial Art Wall. At that time Elizabeth Thompson took over Tom's job of bringing the work to and from the artists. She organized the shows on the wall until 2013. Bonnie Smith Williams is helping now, by maintaining a list of artists who want to display art on the wall. Many thanks to Amy Delany and the hospital for being supporters of the arts.
Bonnie Smith Williams will present the Denham Springs Fine Art Association program for the March third meeting. The program will be about "Embracing Your Mistakes" using a creative approach to make mistakes productive and beneficial to a painting. She will bring a canvas for painting to demonstrate some methods and techniques used in her work. Everyone attending the meeting will be encouraged to paint on the canvas. The finished painting will be used as an item for a DSFAA fund raiser. You are invited to attend the meeting and try your hand at painting. The meetings start at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Denham Springs Municipal building, 941 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA. Memberships are being accepted at this time. So if you are not a member join now! Refreshments will be served before the program.
"Thou Art Jones and Company" Art Exhibit South Branch Library
“Thou Art Jones and Company”
February, March and April 2014
Chris Bajon Jones and Pat Zeller
Art Exhibit South Branch Library
23477 LA Highway 444* Livingston, LA, 70754 *Ph. (225) 698-3015
Chris Bajon Jones of Denham Springs, LA along with Pat Zeller of Denham Springs, LA will be the guest artist for February, March and April 2014 at the South Branch Library, 23477 Highway in Livingston, LA. The exhibit “Thou Art Jones and Company” can be seen during regular business hours: Monday and Wednesday: 9a.m. – 6p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. -8 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jones and Zeller are members of the Denham Springs Fine Art Association. Chris Jones is currently serving as President and Pat Zeller is serving on the board of directors.
For more information call the library at (225) 698-3015 or contact the artist directly.
Chris Bajon Jones
(225) 664- 5290
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE EXHIBIT
Thou Art Jones and Company Art Exhibit Video
If you have trouble viewing please go to my website:
The Art League of Central is privileged to host a one day workshop entitled “Composition & Critique” led by watercolorist Kathy Miller Stone. Ms. Stone has been a professional artist for 50 years in both water color and oil, has received multiple awards for her work, is a member of 17 watercolor societies, and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women in the Arts. Her work has been published in several journals and books. She will be offering critiques and advice on works in progress, along with leading participants in exercises in composition. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 22, from 9:00-4:00, at Magnolia United Methodist Church, 16024 Greenwell Springs Road, Central. There will be a half hour break for lunch, please bring your own. The cost is $31.00 for members of the ALC, $40 for non-members, and is due with the registration. Space is limited, so this is offered on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is February 15. Participants shall bring a work in progress, in any medium, for Ms. Stone’s input, and shall bring their own supplies. Mail the registration and the workshop fee to The Art League of Central, P.O. Box 78157, Central, LA 70837. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 413-2162.
Pure Vivid ColorPainting Workshop With local artist, Carol Ordogne
DATE: Saturday, February 15, 2014TIME: 10:00am to 3:30pmFEE: $65 | $75 non-membersREGISTER BY: February 8 Chase away the winter blahs with a bright palette of colors and make a painting from your favorite photo. During this one-day intensive workshop, Carol will demonstrate toning canvas in bright complimentary colors and then painting in the broken color style.Open to all levels.Oil or acrylic.Easels are provided.Included in fee: acrylic gesso mix for toning, handouts, Tombo pen Carol Ordogne studied art at the University of Hawaii before moving to Louisiana in 1981. She now resides in Mandeville, LA, where she is a full-time artist and instructor. Carol also enjoys visiting and painting in the mountains of the West, often hiking miles to find the perfect view. Suggested supply list is available by clicking here and at STAA and Mo's Art Supply & Framing.
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Our Denham Springs Fine Art Association General Meeting will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building at 941 Government Drive in Denham Springs. Our Guest speaker will be Marita Gentry and below is her bio and a little bit about her. As President of the club I would like to personally invite new and old to come out and show support for the club and partake in some good food and an interesting program. Thank you all! Chris Bajon Jones President of DSFAA
Artist -Marita Gentry
artist, illustrator, designer, teacher,
Welcome to my world!
That is the song my husband sang to me as I came down the isle. That
is what I say to you as you browse through my website.
What do I do?
I paint, illustrate, design, and teach art.
Why? Because it is a passion in my head I cant
get a way from. I love to interpret a story....discover the humor in the
character and bring it out. I like to design words. I love color and the
feel of a paint brush full of paint on the canvas.
Why? Because I
am starting to like using my wacom pad and pencil...because I love to
print out a new design and see if the colors are right.
Why? I teach because I enjoy passing on my
love of creating. I enjoy encouraging people to be creative. I love to
welcome people to a new world.
Who? I am a little girl raised by an artist
mom who taught me to believe I could do anything I thought I could. I was
I grew up to marry a great guy who sings
really wonderfully. I grew up some more and had a daughter. She grew up
to be beautiful and smart.
What did I do while we all grew up? Paint...at
first just watercolors, then I painted oils, then I decided to try acrylics,
then mixed media. I painted for years. All this time I worked in several
art galleries. I decided it was my turn. I stopped working to become a full
time artist. Good thing that great guy had a good job.
I painted art! Things
looked up. I started teaching art. Things were looking much better.
I was very very lucky and illustrated a book. I got more books.
Then I decided I wanted to design. That is where I am now. I still paint,
illustrate, teach, and now design. I like having a large world. Welcome
to my world.
From: Billie Bourgeois <email@example.com> Date: December 30, 2013 at 5:35:15 PM CST To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject:Winter 2013 STUDIO CLASSES---..Drawing and Painting with Billie Bourgeois
Dear Artists and those dreaming to be Artists.....Happy New ART Year!!!!
Here's the Studio Class schedule for the beginning of 2014:
Wednesday classes...............January 8 - Jan 29 10a-1p Fee: $160 (limited to 7 artists)
Weekend Classes..................3rd full weekend each month, Saturday 10a-1p. Sunday 2-5p Fee: $90 per weekend.
first meeting: January
These classes will not be affected by my Feb absence.
At each weekend session artists will receive instruction on what to work on for the month in between classes.
This is a good class for those who have 'day jobs' and can't make it to Wed morning classes. (also limited to 7 artists)
I will be out of town the first 2 weeks in Feb, so the second session of classes will begin on Feb 19 and run for 6 weeks.
Materials list is available for the classes if you are new to the studio.