On the second Saturday of each month, the DaVinci Artists Gallery presents FRESH ART! You're invited to view new art, get to know the artists, and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. This February exhibition is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, scheduled from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2017. We look forward to seeing you!
FREE PARKING is available at the Courthouse parking lot behind the Gallery just off Oak Street at W. Main (FM 2920). Additional parking is available at the lot off Cherry Street at W. Main as well as in marked spaces along the sides of the street behind the Gallery. We've got you covered.
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In this new year, we will be hosting some exciting events, the first of which is our "FRESH ART" exhibition on the second Saturday of January.
Lesley Humphrey will be doing a "bold demo" in her painting series "joie de vivre" (joy of life).
The DaVinci Artists Gallery was re-opened on September 1, 2016, after flood remediation and reconstruction. The gallery is up and running, and the artists are anxious to see you. Join us for fine art, wine and refreshments on the SECOND SATURDAY of November from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. That date is November 12. The gallery will be open all day for your convenience. Regular gallery hours are now Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
We welcome NEW ARTISTS Elizabeth Browning, Linda Jarnagin, and José Reyes to the DaVinci Artists Gallery. Click on Artists in the top menu to view a few of their fine art works.
This Thursday, June 30, Roberta Sajda will be painting PEARS! Please help by sending invitations to all your friends.
The above painting is midway through the process. From there Roberta will add touches of color to the fruit and background. A mere $35 covers all your supplies and your own DaVinci apron. BYOB and a smile. All levels of experience are welcome. No experience? NO Problem!
An image from the June 23 sunflower class held to raise funds to replace gallery equipment damaged in the April 2016 flood. We will be holding a fund raiser painting class each Thursday night. Go to our website Home page for info, dates, times. Register for a class at our website store. www.davinciartistsgallery.com
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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 email@example.com
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.
Click here to learn more about Reva Power.
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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