Wednesday, August 28, 2013

September Newsletter is online

The latest newsletter is online now.    It is dedicated to Tom Henry, Caroline's husband that passed recently.   We will all miss Tom as he has had an active presence in our group for many years, not as an artist but as a volunteer and supporter of our activities.  

  I first met Tom setting up the take in procedure for the big Spring Show some years back.    He trained me and some other new members.    He was busy all over the big room, but when we needed a question answered he or Caroline would dash over and settle the problem.     I appreciated his common sense approach, his sense of humor and his seemingly boundless energy.     One year I took my grandsons to the open studio tour, and visited the Henry home to see the art set up in the family room and garden.    This was our last stop for the day, and I'm so glad we decided to go there.     It was delightful.     Caroline was working on a new watercolor painting, and others were on display.     Tom was out in the garden meeting and greeting people and pulling an occasional weed.     Then I remember another time at the Spring Show when Tom was looking very smart costumed as  "Harvey"  (LOL) the six foot pooka.    

Caroline, we offer our condolences to you and the family.   He will long be remembered fondly by many.

The newsletter is THE place to go for what's happening, and Pepe sprinkles the pages with many links we can follow for more information.       Thanks again Pepe.      

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Here's the scoop on the small works show

LODI COMMUNITY ART CENTER AND GALLERY                                   110 WEST PINE STREET LODI, CA   (209) 333-3855
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon to 5 pm                                                      P. O. Box 878 Lodi CA 95241
ANNUAL SMALL WORKS SHOW            November 1 to December 22, 2013
The Lodi Community Art Center invites all interested artists to participate in our Annual Small Works Show.
Awards will be made by People’s Choice voting for Best of the Show in Wall hung works and Best in Show in Three Dimensional works plus First, Second and Third Place ribbons in both groupings.
A call for submission of original works of art including, but not limited to painting, sculpture, glasswork, ceramics, drawing, assemblage, classic photography and digitally enhanced photography .
The official opening of the show coincides with a reception for Lodi’s First Friday Art Hop, November 1, 2013, from 6 to 8:30 pm. This will be a fun and exciting show and a holiday buying opportunity. The First Friday Art Hop on December 6th will include a special Holiday Reception to show off new added items for holiday d├ęcor and gifts.
People’s Choice voting will conclude on Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29th, and awards will be made on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30th, at 1 pm. 
The following rules and guidelines apply: All work must be original and suitable for family viewing. The entry fee is $8 per piece for 2 months’ display on items priced more than $75, with no limit to the number of entries.  Items priced less than $75 will be charged $8 for the group for 2 months display, with quantities limited only by available space as determined by the Gallery Manager. 
Entry Forms may be downloaded from or picked up at the LCAC Gallery on or before entry day. All work will be on display for the duration of the show and must be for sale.  Lodi Community Art Center will retain a 25% commission on all works sold.
All wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang, matted and framed or edges gallery wrapped and finished. Two-dimensional art must not exceed 80 square inches (example:  8x10, 6x13, or 4x20). Mats and frames are not part of measurements.
Three-dimensional sculpture must not exceed 8”x8”x8” (512 sq. in.). Works may be smaller than these upper limits.
Saturday, October 26, from 12 noon to 5 pm, and Sunday October 27, from 12 noon to 4 pm at LCAC Gallery. 
Any work not sold may be picked up Dec. 26-29 during regular gallery hours, 12 pm to 5 pm.  
We will be closed Dec 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th 31st and Jan. 1st.
We pay out artists’ portion of sales about a week following the month of the sale.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Labor Day Celebration

Some of our artists will be showing their works at this event.   Check it out. 

2013 Labor Day Lodi Celebration Art Show & Wine Tasting
Presented by
Lodi Arts Commission & Lodi Wine Grape Commission
Monday, September 2, 2013 – 11am – 4pm
Labor Day Lodi is a free community-wide event organized by the Hutchins Street Square Foundation to celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Hutchins Street Square Community Center.  The event is expected to draw several thousand people and features hot air balloon, food, art, wine, music, games for the kids and lots of fun.

Theme for Sept gallery show - Before I die....

Before I die ...... 

is the theme for Sept     What's on your bucket list?    What do you want to do?  Where would you like to go?    What would you like to accomplish?    This theme was selected in conjunction with the Acquiesce Winery Fund Raiser which will be on Sept. 29th at the winery.    You can read more about it on the LCAC website in the newsletter. 
 The top 15 works entered in our gallery will be moved to the winery for the event, so your art could  have an even wider audience.       We don't have much time to get something ready, as they need to brought to the gallery by the end of next week.     Mid week would be even better.  I'd say sometime between August 27th and 30th.    Make sure your paintings are framed properly and have wires for hanging.    

Mark your calendars

September will be a busy month.      The official Grand Opening of the new LCAC gallery will be the evening of Sept. 20th.        Come and help celebrate.    We'd like to see you there.    

Friday, August 9, 2013

August in the Gallery

A short visit to the gallery yesterday had me eager to post some new pics.  Here is how it looks now with the August show hanging.      

 the first two photos are of the childrens' art from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lodi.   

Now let's see how the gallery looks.     This show comes down the last week of August, so hurry down to see all the wonderful art. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Board meeting change of date

This month the board meeting is changed to August 12th at 7 p.m.    

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Board Meeting next week

If you are a member you got the message from Rich Allen that the next board meeting is at 7 p.m. next Tuesday the 6th of August.  This is  the time you really get to know what's going on, what's coming up, and who's who.     It is open to the membership and your participation is not merely tolerated, it is encouraged and appreciated.     That is not the case everywhere, but this really is a membership driven organization.   So, come if you can, and voice your opinions.   We don't always agree on things, what organization does?     But, everyone has the success of the Art Center as the main goal.  It's good to hear new ideas and thoughts.     

Here are some of the ways you might want to help.    

Chairs needed now for:  Staffing, Business Office Mgr.,
Volunteers needed for Grape Festival Demo Table Sept. 12 – 15
The regular membership meeting which will be mixer, so we can all get better acquainted - will be on Tuesday August 13th at 7 p.m.   Come mingle and mix.   And enjoy the new show in the gallery.