Monroe Art League
Calendar of Events and Activities
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Monroe Art League Meetings
The Monroe Art League meets every fourth Tuesday evening
(September through June) at 6 p.m. at the United Way Building,
216 N. Monroe Street, Monroe MI.
Guests and New Members are always welcome!
Regular monthly meetings:
(Fourth Tuesday – September through June)
January 22, 2013
by Pat Johnson
Pat demonstrated several small boards incorporating various
mixed media techniques including acrylic mediums, caulking,
digital image transfers, scraffito, overlays, colored pencils, and oil pastels as
a way to free our minds to think differently for future works.
February 26, 2013
Announcement: All current members are paid up for 2012-2013 dues
Darlene Belair demonstrated a unique method of making a picture frame
with drywall plaster or patching plaster and artificial leaves and foliage;
then adding color highlights to the leaves and foliage in relief !
Very creative and a great gift to give with one of your own photos
or artwork in it!
Monroe Artist Jennie Burt presented her process for creating and painting murals.
Jennie is the owner of Tiger Quill Images and Flying Tiger Werx and a past president
of the Monroe Art League. In 2011 and 2012 she participated in the "Art Prize" contest
in Grand Rapids and is one of 30 Michigan artists to participate in the 30x30 fundraiser for the
Arts for Kids Campaign in Ann Arbor.
(The big event was Saturday, March 23rd. at the Ann Arbor Art Center)
Our 'Member Show and Tell' was very informative and educational
Many members brought a piece of their work to demonstrate a perspective,
some described a particular technique and some showed new pieces
and/or new concepts they were working on.
Our presenter this month will Be Diana Wallace Soisson who is a
colored pencil artist. She works with pastel-paper surface on an
Icarus Art Drawing Board with a heated element. (She will no doubt
explain to us what this means for her art.) Diana mentions
that one of her several "mentors" was Claude Monet, whom she
admires for his use of color, techniques, and closeness to nature.
Agenda: 2nd annual members picnic
Location to be decided by the group
Monroe City/County Arts Council 40th Anniversary
Juried Art Show (May 18 to 30, 2013)
SHOW DATES and abbreviated artist info:
(Be sure to check the entry form for all official details)
Location: Ellis Library and Reference Center
Thursday May 16, 4 pm to 8:30 pm and
Friday, May 17, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception: Saturday, May 18 2:00 pm
The show runs from May 18 to May 30.
All works must be on display through May 30
Pick up dates are May 31 and June 1.
Artists may submit one or two pieces for the $15.00 entry fee
Additional pieces are $10.00 each
ENTRY FORM is on the Monroe County Library System's home page
(this is a PDF file and may load slow on some computers, so be patient)
Click here for the link to the form at the Library
War of 1812 Art Competition and Show
(July 27 to August 10, 2013)
The show will be at Ellis Library and Reference Center, Monroe Michigan
and will run from Saturday, July 27 to Saturday, August 10.
Thursday July 25, 10 am to 6 pm
and Friday, July 26, 10 am to Noon.
Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception:
Saturday, July 27, Noon
Artwork not receiving ribbons may be picked up Sunday, August 11 or Monday, August 12.
Winning artwork will be on tour of local libraries and public facilities after
Locations and schedule TBA
Important note for 2013: The war of 1812 committee
is inviting any
adult artists who have previously entered in previous years to re-submit
their works. These re-submissions will be eligible for purchase awards,
but not for judging, ribbons or prizes.
Click here for a link to the 2013 War of 1812 Art Contest information
Downtown Fine Art Fair, (August 10, 11, 2013)
(Held in conjunction with the Jazz Festival)
The Monroe Art League will have a booth
with many artworks available for sale!
Click here if you are interested in exhibiting with a
booth of your own or need more information
Monroe Art League Members Fall Art Show (October 2013)
Studio Tours (1st weekend in October? More info to come)
Bedford Art For Our Future Art Show (November 2013)
Concerts in the park
Plein Aire Street corner painting
14 E. First Window Showcase (Old United Furniture Bldg)
Agua Dulce Saturday once a month shows - (Summer 2013)
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