Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
PAL & LAA General Meeting
Monday February 8, 2016, 7:30 pm at the Bothwell (see maps below)
Guest artist for the meeting is Randall Sexton: Still Life in Oil
Consider this a Free Art Lesson! This is an excellent opportunity to observe a nationally known artist, Randall Sexton, apply color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday scenes.” He is described as a “painters’ painter” by Jean Stern (Director for The Irvine Museum of Art). In his words, “As one of the premier contemporary painters of the California landscape, Randall paints
still-lifes, figures, and portraits with equal mastery…His work evokes deep feelings, whether it’s the solitude of a deserted street at night or the exultation of a beautiful landscape, each speaks softly to the viewer.”
Randall was inducted as a P.A.P.A. (Plein Air Painters of America) Signature Member in 2013 He has been acknowledged by artists, collectors, and jurors alike. Randall has been featured such national journals as: American Art Collector, November 2013, “American Artist,” August 2000, “Southwest Art,” July 2003, “Plein Air”, July 2014, November 2004, and “Workshop,” December 2006. He is a member of the California Art Club, The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, “The Outsiders” (a group of artists loosely connected to “The Society of Six” and has worked with The Baywood Artists (committed to working on environmentally sensitive projects.) Don’t miss this chance to see Randall in action! www.rcsexton.com.
Almond Avenue School
Cultural Arts Building
Message from the PAL President
It’s the busy time of year when we have two of our annual shows in the first quarter of the year. The Museum on Main Show is now on display and is up for two months. Applications are being taken for our Adobe Alviso Show, which happens on the first weekend in March. Keep an eye out for our new banner, which will be hung on the downtown arch for both of these shows. Please invite people to see these events as a personal invitation is usually the best way to get people to come!
Approximately 30 people attended our January General Meeting to watch Irene Carvajal do her “magic” printing without a printing press. She demonstrated inking plates, “spooning” the ink from the plate onto various papers, and ended with a demo of relief printing. Many attendees thought the demo inspiring.
I passed around a volunteer sheet at the meeting, and I thank all those who signed up for other necessary tasks which need to be done around the house. Sometimes people think they don’t have a lot to contribute, but all it takes is to do one small task around town to make a difference.
Finally, a big thank-you to Nancy Myer for taking the Secretary position with us, and again to Rahul Prasad for taking the Treasurer’s position. We voted on our Slate of Officers at the meeting, and all approved (see the list at the back of the Portfolio). Anyone is invited to our Board meetings, which are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month. If you are interested, please contact me.
— Lisa Rigge