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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MAG Starting Up Plein Air Painting Group

Our next group meets at McAlpine Creek Park, Tuesday, 10/5/10 at 9:30 AM. Join us! Email Debbie if interested:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Schelly Keefer at October 12 Meeting

Come to our next meeting, Tuesday, October 12. Social Time: 6:30; Meeting starts at 7 PM. Our guest presenter is award-winning pastel artist, Schelly Keefer. She teaches soft pastel at CPCC and has been twice featured in the international magazine, Pastel Journal. "I love the immediacy and vibrancy of pastels, as it is seen in my head, I can take directly to the paper. Watercolor is exciting with the fluid interaction of pigments and paper"- Schelly Keefer.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lake Norman Art League's Call for Artists

All original work, 2D, 3D and Photography are acceptable for this exhibit. No digitally-altered work accepted.

Exhibit Take-In: Sunday 10/17/10 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Carolina Art Garden, 19725 Oak Street, Suite 3, Cornelius, NC 28031

Please bring up to 4 works to hang. Please complete entry form, bring check or cash for entry fee and membership dues if joining or renewing membership, and attach labels before arriving.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 2010 during the Grand Opening of the Carolina Art Garden from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. Award Presentations during this time.

Cash and Prizes: $500 First Place/ $400 Second Place/ $300 Third Place and (2) $100 Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee: $25 for 1/2 entries, $10 for each additional for up to a total of 4 pieces for LKN Art League Members/Students.
$35 for 1/2 entries, $10 for each additional for up to a total of 4 pieces for Non-Members.

More info can be found at

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our September 14 Meeting...

Lance Main from Occhuzzie Paints is our guest speaker for this month's meeting, Tuesday, September 14. He will speak to us about his handmade oil paints made right here in Charlotte! Meetings are held at the Matthews Community Center, on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 PM for social time with the meeting starting at 7 PM. As always, meetings are free and open to the public. Come and visit with us!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Matthews Alive Art Show Awards!

1st Place/Best of Show - Reg Namour - "Cash Cow"

2nd Place - Paula Hemsley - "Cooling Off"

3rd Place - Ed Lipe - "Backyard Safari"

Drawing Excellence - Jean Yates - "Backlite"

Honorable Mentions

Bob Brooks - "A Mountain View"
Rebecca Wood - "Sand Hill Cranes"
Yvette Brandell - "Cyclamen"
Bre Crowell - "Waters Edge"

Achievement Awards

Jacqueline Durrett - "South Mills Creek, NC"
Jewel Baldwin - "Dignity Lost"
Pete Bailey - "Bok Joy"
Diane Caudel - "The Ballerinas and Dress Rehearsal"

Guest Judges Awards - Based on their personal favorite

Matthews Alive Festival Mgr. - Jayson Johnston: Debbie Yacenda - "Houseboats on Lake Powell"

Parks & Rec - Director - Lee Tillery: Jacqui Durett - "South Mills Creek, NC"

Commissioner - Nancy Moore: Jewel Baldwin - "Dignity Lost"

Matthews Mayor - Jim Taylor: Ally Parrott - "Willow Tree"


For those of you who were unable to attend last night - We missed you! We had an excellent turn out and a big thanks to all of you who brought in food and drinks...
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Matthews Alive Festival and enjoying the exhibit!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Today is Intake for the Matthews Alive Art Show from 3-5PM Matthews Community Center 100 McDowell St. Matthews, NC 28105

Our set up and artwork hanging has moved to Thursday at 12:30 for those volunteering to help out we'll see you then!

There will be over 100 original paintings for sale!

The Fall Live Model Drawing Session schedule is now posted