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
Latest VAL Newsletter VAL February Newsletter
F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 E V E N T S
VAL MEMBERS MEETING February 12th, 7-9 pm at MCL ART GALLERY
Our next meeting – February 12 from 7-9pm all are welcome to attend!
February’s Presenter – Mary Ellen Wehril
The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents Mary Ellen Wehrli (petportraitsmewehrli.com)at Art Talk on Tuesday, Feb. 12. She will give a demonstration on painting cats and dogs.
A native of San Francisco,Ca, she now resides in Lewisville. Her formal Art studies began some 50+ years ago at San Jose State University and the College of San Mateo. She has exhibited in many juried shows throughout California and Texas and has been a juror for several Art Organizations.
Her work is exhibited in many public buildings including the Santa Paula museum, in which they purchased one and it is in their permanent collection. She has also shown in the Newport Museum and the San Diego Museum. She was the Fine Arts Supervisor for the Orange County Fair, the Fine Art coordinator for the Los Angles County Fair, and the Special Events Coordinator for the Art-A-Fair Festival in Laguna Beach California. Her murals were featured on the front of the Art-A-Fair building for 20 years.
Mary Ellen has won many awards for various styles of Art. She has worked for Companies creating designs for Cards, Calendars, Collector Plates, Puzzles, Cross stitch designs, Posters, Limited Edition Prints. A Publishing Company, Arts Limited ,was started so she
could self publish her own work. She does representational and abstract forms of art and works in various mediums. Mary Ellen will demonstrate different techniques.
J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 E V E N T S
VAL LUNCH MEET UP
WINNERS “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” VAL JURIED SHOW
“AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL”
VAL MEMBERS EXHIBIT JAN. 5th-FEB. 9th MCL ART GALLERY
VAL MEMBERS MEETING January 8th, 7-9 pm at MCL ART GALLERY
Steve is a member of Portrait Society of America and lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Hanna, his beautiful two sons, and a little princess Ariel.
N O V E M B E R — D E C E M B E R E V E N T S
Winners Artist of the Month Yearly Award
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
S E P T E M B E R — O C T O B E R E V E N T S
WINNERS OF VAL’s OCTOBER MINI-ART AWARD
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
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
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”
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
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
MCL Grand Exhibits Current Shows
GALLERY: “2017 Fresh Ideas Winner John Koch” VAL’s “Black&White” show June 23 – July 28
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
Art at Swirl Bakery – 3634 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound
VAL Sponsored Free Adult Workshops
VAL’S MAY EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS
WINNERS OF TEXAS BIGGER AND BOLDER EXHIBIT
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
April ASEL Award Winners
David Mask 2nd Place
March ASEL Award Winners
February ASEL Award Winners
January ASEL Award Winners
Diane Wright – 2nd Place