IMPRESSIONS - Arkansas League of Artists



IMPRESSIONS - Arkansas League of Artists
September Demo Artist, Bob Snider
This month, Bob Snider demonstrated his method of
oil painting by recreating a scene he has painted
several times before.
Bob is a watercolorist and compared and contrasted
characteristics of the two media as he painted. This
led to a lively round of questions by several of our
Bob also shared that he will host a painting trip to
France next spring and encouraged us to sign up
soon. The painting trip is to Arles France, May 15th
through the 22nd. His phone number is 501-690-3746.
Bob is represented in Local Colour Art Gallery in
Little Rock, Gallery Central in Hot Springs and Art
Group Gallery in Little Rock. You may see his work
online at
We want to thank Bob for donating his painting to
ALA. We plan to auction the painting at our
Christmas party or on Facebook.
Ed Rhodes, President
November - No Meeting
December 1 - Christmas Party
ALA Links
Article submissions:
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Jenell Richards sold two commissioned pieces.
Patrick Edwards sold one painting.
Suzanne Brugner sold 3 paintings.
Ann Warren sold 6 prints of her painting “Helena Circa
Awards and Recognition
Mary Ann Stafford won 1st place in Landscape, 1st place in Abstract, 2nd
place in Still Life, and a Memorial Award at the AACA Annual Art show in
Benton. A pastel painting was accepted into the APS National Exhibit
November 13 - February 27, 2016 in the Butler Center. The Opening
Reception is on Little Rock’s Second Friday Art Walk, November 13 from
5:30 - 7:30. She will also have artwork displayed at Gallery 221 that evening
and will have five pieces at the Arkansas Rep during December.
John Wooldridge won the 2nd place award in the Scenes from the South
Show at the Arkansas Delta Arts Partnership.
Arlette Miller had two watercolor paintings juried into the 2016 MidSouthern Watercolorists 45th Annual Juried Exhibition.
Winners’ Show
This year’s Winners’ Show will be at the Patrick Hays Center, 401 West Pershing Blvd. North
Little Rock (right beside NLR Community Center). This show is for all of the monthly
competition winners. Each winner may show the number of pieces that won in the monthly
competitions, but may substitute one of like manner if unable to show the piece that won.
December winners will be chosen at the December 1st ALA Christmas party.
Drop Off Date:
Friday, Nov. 27th and Monday, Nov. 30th, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4th from 6 to 8 p.m.
Please address any questions to Shirley Homsley at [email protected]
1st – Glenn Beasley, 2nd – Lacy Frasier, 3rd – Ann Warren, 4th – Eddie Smith, 5th – Patrick Edwards
1st – Byron Taylor, 2nd – Ann Warren, 3rd – Lacy Frasier, 4th – Louise Carlisle, 5th – Eddie Smith
Because the normal November meeting date is two days before Thanksgiving, we will not have a
November meeting. Instead, the ALA Christmas Party will be held on December 1st at the NLR
Community Center, (where we have our monthly meetings). The Christmas party will be catered
by Jacksonville Western Sizzlin. The menu will include roast beef, roast pork, mixed vegetables,
roast potatoes, broccoli, salad and cobbler. The cost per person is $9 and you are welcome to
bring family members and/or friends. We do need to give the caterer a head count, so please let
us know as soon as possible, if you are planning to attend and how many guests you will have.
You can contact Louise Carlisle at 501-779-1475 or email [email protected]
We will have the monthly competition at the Christmas Party, so everyone can bring one piece of
their artwork for that. We will take the winning artwork to the Winners' Show exhibit at the Patrick
Hays Center the next day.
Last but not least, we will have our annual gift exchange at the Christmas Party, so be sure to join
the fun and bring a small piece of your original artwork wrapped or in a Christmas bag for
the exchange.
Suzanne Brugner has an ongoing solo
exhibit at the Cleburne County Library at
1009 W Main Street, Heber Springs, AR.
Check for
Louise Carlisle will have a solo exhibit at the
St. James Methodist Church Gallery,
beginning November 12th through January 5th.
The Gallery hours are Monday through Friday,
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Meet the Artist”
will be on Sunday morning, November 15th from
9:00 - 12:30.
2016 ALA Membership Dues
Taylor Bellott Gallery Moves
The ALA Board of Directors has decided to
change back to a fiscal year for membership
dues. For that reason, we will do a somewhat
pro-rated* membership fee in January, of $25
for a regular membership. Then the changeover
to the new fiscal will occur in August, when the
regular membership fee of $30 will be due
and will cover dues from August, 2016, to
August, 2017.
Members will have to be current on their dues
to participate in monthly competition or any
shows or exhibits for 2016.
Regular Members:
Non-exhibiting Spouses:
November Plein Air Paint-Out
The November Paint-Out will be on
Saturday, November 21st at the Old Mill,
3800 Lakeshore Drive, North Little Rock. It
will begin at 9:30 and end by 2:00 p.m. You
are invited to join us for all or a portion of
the time. You will want to pack a lunch.
(College level -age 18-22)
Victoria Harvey, Coordinator
Plein Air Painters of Arkansas (PAPAR)
[email protected]
(Jr.High & High School-age13-18)
ALA Board Members: President – Ed Rhodes, President Elect/Treasurer – Jenell Richards, Secretary – Sharon
Franke, Newsletter Editor – Sandy Kraft, Glenn Beasley, Louise Carlisle, Shirley Homsley, Greg Lahti, Sean
Tucker and Tom Crowder