Welcome to the VISUAL ART LEAGUE

 

 

The Visual Art League (VAL) of Lewisville, Texas, resides at the Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater Center for the Creative Arts (MCL Grand), 100 North Charles St., Lewisville, TX  75057. Monthly meetings and other art activities take place at the MCL Grand.  VAL’s activities are always open to visitors.      Be sure to check out the News Feed below for current information and our Upcoming Events Calendar on the right for scheduled activities.

Latest VAL Newsletter  VAL December 2018 Newsletter

VAL MEMBERS EXHIBIT JAN 5th MCL ART GALLERY “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL”  America the Beautiful-Prospectus

VAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION MCL ART GALLERY DECEMBER 11 7-9

O C T O B E R — N O V E M B E R  E V E N T S

VAL 40th Anniversary Exhibit Reception at MCL November 30th

VAL Members attending Stephen Zhang chat

MEMBERS MEETING NOVEMBER 13Th 7 – 9 PM Speaker Stephen Zhang

Stephen Zhang is known for his unique approaches to watercolor. With large-scale and fluidity, his works are visually rich and emotionally profound. His art incorporates the artistic traditions of the East and West.  

Born in China, Stephen graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. Later, he received his MFA degree from University of North Texas. Stephen has been painting watercolor for over 30 years, under the tutelage of his father Defu Zhang and the late professor Rob Erdle. In addition, Stephen has been Vice President and Creative Director at such companies as Fossil, Filson and Lodge26 Branding Agency. He becomes an assistant professor at University of North Texas, starting in Fall 2018.
Stephen’s works have been awarded by Watermedia Showcase, Watercolor USA, Transparent Watercolor Society of American, Watercolor West, Art Olympia (Japan), Infinitie National Art Competition, and Chinese National Art Exhibition. He has been featured in publications such as American Art Collector, International Artist, Watercolor Artist, and Pratique Des Arts. His work have been collected by such corporations as Viking Cruise, Shanghai Johhan Museum, and Postec Corporation China, as well as private collectors.

                      2018 LEWISVILLE ANGEL AWARDS

WINNERS OF VAL’s NOVEMBER ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

       Tina Alvarez 1st Place     

                     Nancy Busey 2nd Place

          

              S E P T E M B E R — O C T O B E R   E V E N T S

MEMBERS MEETING OCTOBER 9Th 7 – 9 PM Speaker Keith Kriegal The Art of Book Carving

WINNERS OF VAL’s OCTOBER MINI-ART AWARD

 Murthy Mantha 1st Place

 Nancy Busey 2nd Place

 

   Wild and Free Saturday, Sept. 22 Open Reception            

  

 

 Winners of VAL’s Wild and Free Show

WILD AND FREE & ART CITY INSTALLATION SHOW

MCL GRAND SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 13

 

 

VAL Members Artists’ Choice Exhibit at MCL North Corridor Sept. 21 to Oct. 27

 

    A U G U S T – S E P T E M B E R   E V E N T S

VAL’s LUNCH MEET UP SEPTEMBER

Members listening to Dave McRedmond reading his poems

WINNERS OF VAL’s SEPTEMBER MINI-ART AWARD

                  

     Ruthe Smith 1st Place

                                      

                  Linda Chidsey 2nd Place

Transfer Printing Free Workshop

Taught by: Mary Carradine

Art workshop sponsored by Visual Art League of Lewisville.

Free and open to the adult public, Saturday, September 8th from 1:00–4:00 P.M. MCL Grand classroom 2. Maximum attendance 10. TICKETS SOLD OUT

 

VAL Members Meeting Sept. 11  7-9 PM

 

VAL Members Meeting Sept. 11  7-9 PM

Colleen Drew demonstrating Photo Encaustic to VAL’s attendance

MCL GRAND Classroom 2

The next member meeting in September will be Colleen G. Drew doing a demo of her process for Photo Encaustic. She will show you different ways of using the beeswax and damar resin mixture to add texture, dimension, and color to your photographs. She will have  all of the tools that she uses to create her art pieces, showing some inexpensive ways to achieve results with your own work. This will also include safety tips when using hot wax. If you are wanting to try photo encaustic you will want to take notes for the resources of materials and other ways to learn.

 

WILD & FREE  Wild and Free 2018 Prospectus

              VAL AVANT-GARDE SHOW!

                                          Sept. 15 – Oct. 13 2018

               MCL GRAND ART Gallery

       VAL Members Only

                     Judged by Barbara J. Mason

 

8/4/2018 To 9/8/2018 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at MCL GRAND’S ART GALLERY

                               WINNERS FRESH IDEAS 2018

                              

First Place: Mary Carradine  “Paradox of Senescene” Monotype

 

Second Place: Katherine Baronet “My Lotus Pod”

Third Place: Benjamin Lester “Morning Coffee”

                       

Honorable Mentions

Deb Kreimborg “Clothed in Peace”                          Ken Caperton “Bi – Polar Crayola” 

Crystal Nelson: “Sunny Day”

Elise Techentine: “Heal Thyself”

                 

                 WINNERS OF VAL’s AUGUST MINI-ART AWARD

   Jackie Haugen First Place

 

Christi Martin 2nd Place

                             J U L Y – A U G U S T   E V E N T S

            FRESH IDEAS OPENING EVENING

                                                  J U N E  – J U L Y  E V E N T S

VAL’s member Wanda Grice will demo her art at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Saturday, June 30 2018

Texas Bigger and Bolder

  VAL SPONSORED FREE ADULT ART WORKSHOPS

Carole Petulla  leading a workshop on acrylic pouring                                    

VAL MEMBERS PLEIN-AIR MEETING

Fresh Ideas 2017 winner John Koch Solo Exhibit / VAL Member Black & White Exhibit

 

 

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                              MCL Grand Exhibits Current Shows

GALLERY:  “2017 Fresh Ideas Winner John Koch”   VAL’s “Black&White” show  June 23 – July 28  

NORTH CORRIDOR: 

SHOWCASE:   “ATC Cards”  June 27 – August29

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                                          VAL Outside Exhibits

              

Tierney’s Restaurant and Tavern Schedule – 208 E Main St, Lewisville

               June 24 -August 26 : Darla Bostick, Nancy Busey, Kathleen Mekailek

Greater Lewisville Community Theater

  Next play and VAL exhibit: “Will Rodgers Folies”  

 Art at  Swirl Bakery – 3634 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound

                                                  Artist:  

 VAL Sponsored Free Adult Workshops 

 

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                            VAL’S MAY EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS

Texas Bigger and Bolder Opening Video

                                      WINNERS OF TEXAS BIGGER AND BOLDER EXHIBIT

Honorable Mentions

      Opening night

   

                        

                                         Members Meeting 

 

Jo Williams demonstrating her watercolor techniques and beautiful art to our members

                                      

 

          VAL and Lewisville Symphony hand on hand. What a great evening  of art!

Chuck Hendrickson                             Carole Petulla                                 Nancy Busey

 

Alfredo Santesteban                           Diane Wright                                       Murthy Mantha

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                                                                 May ASEL Award Winners 

  Carry Cox  1st Place

                                    
 
             Pam Nichols 2nd Place

 

                                                                  April ASEL Award Winners 

Greg_Nichols    Greg Nichols 1st Place

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David Mask 2nd Place

 

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                                                                 March ASEL Award Winners 

Le Notley     Le Notley  –  1st Place

 

Carey Cox          Carey Cox  –  2nd Place

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                                                     February  ASEL Award Winners 

Colleen Drew   Colleen Drew – 1st Place

 

Darla Bostick  Darla Bostick – 2nd Place

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                                        January ASEL Award Winners 

Brent Boudreaux – 1st Place

     Diane Wright – 2nd Place