The August 2017 issue of Western Art Collector magazine is now on sale at newsstands near you! I am very honored to have an Artist Focus feature article on page 112.
Thank you, Western Art Collector!
We all get those emails...the ones that attempt to stroke our egos with misspelled words and incorrect syntax. This was not one of those. It stroked my ego all right but it was well written which made me wonder if this was the real deal.
Well... a box of August issues of Western Art Collector arrived today complete with my feature on page 112!
This has been an amazing year. If it is a dream, please don't wake me.
I am so excited to announce that my painting "Abigail" has been accepted in the American Impressionist Society's 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition.
Thank you, AIS and jurors for this honor!
Montgomery-Lee Fine ArtPark City, Utah
September 28th - October 29th, 2017
Opening reception Thursday, September 28th
The past several months have been very busy and very exciting. Along with teaching and maintaining my own art studio, I have the great honor of serving as the Portrait Society of America's Texas Ambassador.
We had a great turnout in Dallas where Texas members participated in a Face-Off. There three more planned for 2017, one is Houston, one in Alpine and one in Bastrop.
I am currently working on a big event for Texas members, which will be announced in the next few months. If you would like more information about the Portrait Society of America, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next class sessions begin August 7, 2017.
Beginner to Intermediate,, . Cost: A six-week class is $153, plus studio fee.
Portrait and Figurative, Intermediate to Advanced,, Cost: A six-week class is $153, plus model and studio fees.
All classes are limited to 10 students
For more information please send an email to email@example.com
|"Alexandra on the Volga" After Fechin|
|"Peonies", 4.5" x 8.5", Pastel|
|Pierre Auguste Renoir|
|"The Team", 7"x 8 1/2", Acrylic|
|David Jon Kassan |
Draper Grand Prize
"Love and Resilience, Portrait of Louise and Lazar Farkas, Survivors of the Shoah," 46x42", oil on panel
|My Favorite, 8"x 6", pastel on paper|
|"Lyrical", 5"x 5", pastel on paper|
It is time for the Big Reveal
In my last newsletter, I spoke of upcoming news I could hardly wait to share. Almost a year in the making, the time is finally here!
It is with great honor that I present to the City of Pleasanton, my tribute to Atascosa County's first fifty Cowboys of the Year.
Please indulge me as I name each of the recipients.
Robert Kuykendall, 1966, George Henry, 1967, Jim McDaniel, 1968, Robert McAda, 1969, Alfred Stanush, 1970, Travis Mansfield, 1971, Bob Hindes, 1972, Manuel Zuniga, 1973, Jimmy Mansfield, 1974, Wilfred Stanush, 1975, Guy Smith, Jr., 1976, Pete Garcia, 1977, Ford Rutherford, 1978, Ike Barnes, 1979, Jack Rutherford, 1980, Bob Thompson, 1981, Guadalupe Gonzales, 1982, Lino Navarro, 1983, Robert Bryan, 1984, Steve Richter, 1985, Tommy Henry, 1986, Charles Maddox, 1987, Bill Seago, 1988, Carey Bryan, 1989, Joel McDaniel, 1990, Benny Zuniga, 1991, Gilbert Gonzales, 1992, Danny Zuniga, 1993, Darryl Ashley, 1994, Nixon Dillard, 1995, Robert Rutherford, 1996, David McDaniel, 1997, Rusty Maddox, 1998, John Chaney, 1999, Leroy Krueger, 2000, Clint Hindes, 2001, Dan Osterman, 2002, Mickie Clark, 2003, Roy Hindes III, 2004, Johnny Schrutka, 2005, Rudy Zuniga, 2006, Billy Wayne Kaiser, 2007, Ricky Roberts, 2008, David Kaiser, 2009, Gene Hirsch, 2010, Cuatro Hindes, 2011, Mike Shearrer, 2012, Roy Alonzo, 2013, Randy Mangum, 2014, Colby Mangum, 2015.
They will be on display at the Civic Center through Thursday, March 9, and will then be installed in the Longhorn Museum, 1959 E State Highway 97, Pleasanton, TX.
It's been too long...
...and we have a lot of catching up to do. I, like most artists, am chief cook and bottle washer here in my studio. It's a challenge changing hats from teacher, painter, student, etc., but I wouldn't change a thing. Please bear with me as I don my newsletter cap and fill you in on what's been going on.
A little over a year ago I was honored to be appointed Texas Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. Since that time, I have been busy promoting my fellow Texas artists and raising awareness of this wonderful organization. Did I mention how honored I am? Yes, I'm sure I must have!
I started a monthly Portrait Group. It is full to overflowing, but there is a waitlist if you are interested. I continue to teach weekly classes. The afternoon class is now dedicated to Portrait and Figure and is for intermediate to advanced. The morning class continues as before with beginners being welcome. Please see my website for further details.
Since returning from the Art of the Portrait Conference in April, I have been a busy bee. I am very excited to share what I have been up to, but the news will have to wait a little longer. Please keep your eye out for an announcement, which should be in your inbox in about a month.
Until then...I wish you all good things!