Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Business of Art Workshop - GSLAA

Happy New Year to all!
Several of our members are also members of Greater St. Louis Art Association and recommend this workshop for your consideration.

 A One-Day Workshop Devoted to The Business of Art

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to show your work in galleries? Have you felt frustrated because you are unsure how to approach galleries for representation? Do you know what you need to do to prepare your portfolio, and yourself to make an effective approach?

"Starving to Successful Workshop" will answer these questions and many more as you prepare to increase your presence in the art market. The workshop will be presented by J. Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, and author of the book "Starving to Successful." Jason will give you pragmatic advice and concrete, actionable steps you can begin implementing immediately to become more successful in selling your art and marketing your work to galleries.

As a gallery owner Jason Horejs will help you gain insight into what a gallery owner is thinking as he or she reviews your portfolio. You will learn why the most common approaches artists make to galleries are largely ineffective. Learn what most artists fail to do in preparing their work for sale.

The Greater St. Louis Art Association, in conjunction with Paint St. Louis, will be hosting this all day workshop.

When: Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with breaks for snacks and lunch.

Where: Drury Inn & Suites Near Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Avenue (Hampton & I-44)
ST. Louis, Missouri 63139
314 646-0770  (1-800-325-0720)

Space is Limited.  Register Now! 

For complete information click here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Maggie McCarthy Classes and Workshop

Maggie McCarthy offers just a few watercolor classes a year. Her winter session will be Wednesdays, Jan. 6 to Feb. 10, 9:30 -12, in her home studio in St. Charles (about 3 minutes from the 5th St. Exit in St. Charles, off Highway 70. The fee is $110, $15 holds your spot with the balance due the first day of class. Small classes and individual attention are major goals of Maggie's classes.

Maggie is also offering a 3 day Watercolor Workshop, "Composition to Color," Feb. 23, 24, and 25, $210, 9:00 to 3:30 with a lunch break, also in the St. Charles area. $15 holds your spot. This will be her St. Louis workshop for the year. A July workshop is scheduled for Kansas City. After a successful workshop last year, Images Gallery in Kansas City has invited Maggie back again.

For more information or to sign up, contact Maggie 636-724-5968 or See Maggie's work at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Party at CJ Muggs

A big thank you to Nancy Muschany for these great pics of our Christmas Party at CJ Muggs.  It was a wonderful evening full of fun and tasty food.  54 people were able to attend since the weather cooperated!  The ATC's, art trading cards, were a big hit.  We plan to continue the activity at our membership meetings, so work on some 2.5" x 3.5" works of art to trade with your fellow artists. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shirley Nachtrieb Spring Class Schedule

2010 Workshops with Shirley Nachtrieb
St. Peters Community and Arts Center
1035 St. Peters Howell Road
St. Peters, MO 63376, 636-397-6903

January 18 & 19, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm $110.  

A Collage Workshop using a variety of painted and found papers, colored tissue, and rice papers, etc.  This is the Motherboard of design possibilities.  “Things that fly” will be the theme. Design and composition will be covered. Magic windows will help you find the perfect composition to enlarge smaller pieces into bigger paintings.

February 16 & 17, (Tuesday & Wednesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110. 
Pastel Still Life Workshop with Pottery. Students will work from a still life of pottery as well as a photo creating a painting in pastels. A variety of pastel sticks and pencils may be used on neutral Canson paper.  Design and composition will be covered in this first time lesson and a good one if you have always wanted to try out that box of pastels!

March 15 & 16, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.

Collage Workshop, Embedded Objects, using a limited palette of three colors, plus black and white gesso and metallic paint. We will complete a painting in two days.  You may work on canvas or watercolor paper.  Students will approach using their own choice of unique collage materials like doilies, skeletal leaves, buttons, etc.

April 19 & 20, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.
Watercolor Workshop, painting spring!  A limited palette of seven colors will be used to create a springtime theme. Subject matter will to be determined.  You may work from photo references or from the prepared lesson.

May 17 & 18, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.
Collage and Design Workshop, using a limited palette of three colors, plus black and white gesso. We will complete a collage in two days.  You may work from your own study or inspiration references or from the prepared lesson.

For more information: Call or email Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936,

For a list of supplies, please send S.A.S.E. or email. Thank you.

****A check is required for your registration in the workshop.

**Private lessons may be booked in my home. You may call 636-947-1936 for an appointment.