Roberta Sajda continues to explore life through watercolor this summer. After retiring from teaching in Klein she turned her energies to her own path as an artist. She enjoys portraits and regularly does commissions of loved ones. Her photography, sculpture, drawing and paintings have won countless awards. This July she will be teaching on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 in her studio. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
View additional paintings by Roberta Sajda here.
Recently, forty energetic and inquisitive honor art students and their teachers from Magnolia West High School stopped by the Art Studios for a symposium on the role of Da Vinci Gallery in the community and in an artist’s life.
Hilda Rueda,Visual Artist, and Sande Larson, Potter, demonstrated how their studios worked while giving the students information on the life of the artist.
The students were split into two groups and spent an hour with each artist. Questions flowed from a variety of perspectives, befitting a group of budding artists, after which each student created a design on a tile, using a live model, with Hilda and manipulated a lump of clay to create a small sculpture, mask or face with Sande.
The students were open and receptive and from their involvement and the pieces they created, we will be seeing beautiful works of art from this next generation of artists.
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Reva Power has announced three new watercolor paintings with the first, center below, winning 2nd place in the Woodlands Art League Spring 2016 contest.
Reva competes locally, nationally and internationally. She has taken numerous first, second and third place ribbons through WAS-H and the various LSAG leagues. She has received many awards including Best of Show in LSAG, TAL, Best Watercolor in Northwest Art League and Livingston Art League. She has won ribbons in the WAS-H International Exhibit & their Membership Show.
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When asked about her inspiration for this painting, Barbara answered, "The chairs made me think about the people who lived and worked there. This scene was at one of the side buildings. In my younger days, I was very drawn to painting tea cups, shoes and chairs. Only recently did it occur to me that those objects belonged to someone who was missing. The sets had a lonely feel, but I could never put my finger on the meaning. My paintings for the most part are done from photographs I have taken."
The Work in Progress
Barbara Cooledge earned her B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1981, and she earned her M.F.A. in painting from Boston University in 1986. For her thesis exhibition, Barbara created large scale nonobjective and expressionistic work. She also did etching and intaglio.
Click to learn more about Barbara Cooledge at the website link below.
Art by Cooledge
Mike Williams is creating a custom artwork security gate for a client's doorway. Feast your eyes on a visual treat as Mike shows us the work in progress.
Mike Williams creates mostly 3d sculptural works and wall hanging plants, fish and wildlife, along with some abstracts, some functional knives, axes and spears. Mike is a multi-talented man and when asked about his other interests, he responded, "I hunt with compound bow, blackpowder and shotgun; I fish mostly freshwater and some saltwater; I study and teach Shin Shin Jujitsu."
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Mold remediation continues while we wait for insurance adjusters to do whatever it is that they do. The DaVinci Artists are anxious to be back in the Gallery, awaiting the re-opening and the next artists' reception. I can tell you that the reopening will not happen on June 3 as we had hoped. Now we are hoping to be open in July.
Every cloud has a silver lining, so it is said, and if this cloud has a silver lining it will be that the DaVinci Artists are using this time to create new works for the future grand re-opening of The DaVinci Artists Gallery in Tomball.
Looking toward that event, I will be sharing some of the new works by the DaVinci Artists over the next few days and weeks. I hope you will follow the blog and stay abreast of new works and be prepared to see new works in person at our next First Friday reception (date to be announced).
Stay tuned to the blog for photos of the newest metal works of Mike Williams.
Grand Reopening June 3 (maybe not)
We hope to have a Grand Reopening of the gallery on June 3 which is the First Friday in June 2016. We will keep you posted on our Home Page here at http://www.DaVinciArtistsGallery.com and also on our Facebook page. All events have been postponed until June. If you signed up for the April 21 event, Painting Van Gogh Sunflowers, the date has been pushed forward to June 23. We will keep you posted but please check here for updates as June approaches.
This is another exciting day at the Davinci Artists Gallery. Lesley Humphrey will be demonstrating a painting at 11:00 am. Come on by and watch this FREE demonstration.
I will be at the gallery all day today. Come on by and say hello. Try to be here by 11:00 for Lesley's demo.
Hurry ! Time is running out to preregister for painting the Intimate Forest with Roberta Sajda on the 31st of March, Thursday Night 6-8. Supplies are provided. No experience is required, and each participant will receive a special DaVinci gift apron! Class is limited to 16. Cost $35 with preregistration $45 at the door if space allows. Tomball Texas.
Register for the March 31 Davinci deVino paint night. Click on the button below to find the PayPal link.