Conroe Art League Reception Hosting Three Exciting Exhibits
An Artist Reception highlighting THREE special exhibits in one, with featured Artist Kathy Fediw, showing artwork from her series “Land-River-Sky”; a special exhibit of Art in Bloom with a floral interpretation of artist Karen Blake's painting” A Time to Dance”; and last but not least, the ribbon winners from the Conroe Art League Spring Judged Show. Join us on Friday, March 10, 4:00 to 8:00 PM at The Gallery at the Madeley Building, 127 Simonton, Conroe TX 77301. Conroe Art League is partially supported by a Grant from the Conroe Commission on the Arts. The exhibit is a self-guided walking tour with maps available at the Gallery.
As Featured Artist, local painter Kathy Fediw will be showing select artwork from her series “Land-River-Sky” at the Conroe Art League Gallery from March 7 through April 4, 2017. This series of impressionistic paintings in both oils and pastels explores the ever-changing American landscape, with many featuring the skies, rivers and land of Texas and our local area. Fediw frequently paints outdoors en plein aire and her paintings are marked with a loose painterly style, expressive brush strokes and luminous colors. Her work has been inspired by impressionist and postimpressionist artists including Van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Odilon Redon, Renoir and some of the lesser-known Nordic artists. Kathy has studied with some of America's finest artists. She won Best of Show in her first art competition and has gone on to win numerous awards in other art shows and contests. Two of her paintings were featured in the juried show “Art of the Pastel 2016” and she is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of the Conroe Art League, Woodlands Art League, American Impressionists Society, and Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. On March 31 and April 1 Fediw will be teaching a workshop, “Painting the Landscape with Pastels,” for the Conroe Art League. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a master and registrations are being accepted at the Conroe gallery. Beginners especially are welcomed to sign up to explore painting the landscape with Fediw.
Art in Bloom Friday and Saturday, March 10 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM, and March 11 from 10:00 to 4:00 PM, with the reception from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Gallery at the Madeley Building, 127 Simonton, Conroe Tx 77301. Art in Bloom is an event which brings the love of art and the beauty of nature together in one show. Selected local artists's paintings are interpreted by area floral designers, then both the painting and the floral arrangement is displayed together in galleries and retail locations in downtown Conroe. Attendees will be encouraged to take a “Walking Tour” of downtown to see each installation. Several of the Art League's members were those chosen for this event, including Karen Blake, Kerry Conkling, Joyce Beckwith, and Lisa Waddell, Terri Sanders, Debra Riley and Joyce Isenbarger Other talented local artists chosen for this event include Betsy Maloney, Carolina Dalmas, Kathleen Wilmont, and Susan Sheets. Other hosting merchants in historic downtown Conroe include Assistance League Thrift Shop, The Branding Iron, Cowtown Couture, Brownlee Jewelers, Conroe Coffee, Central Market Fine Art Gallery, Mimi's on Main, Campobella Bronze Fine Art Studio, and The Corner Pub. Local florists include The Blossom Shop, The Blooming Idea, A Different Bloom, HEB Blooms, Gilmore's Florist and Gifts, Flowers Texas Style, Krogers Floral #472, Caney Creek High Floral, Woodlands Rainbow Flowers and The Woodlands Flowers. A preview of the exhibits can be seen on the Facebook page artinbloomconroe.
The Conroe Art League is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has for focused for more than fifty years on encouraging artistic development and cultivating an appreciation for the visual arts through education, exhibits and community outreach. Its physical presence in the Gallery at the Madeley Building in downtown Conroe since 2012 has greatly enhanced the League's ability to extend its educational and outreach efforts for the greater Conroe area and Montgomery County. Its programs have included a month-long Art and Nutrition Program for Hauke Academic Alternative High School; partnering with the City of Conroe in its Multi-Arts summer programs for area youth; hosting onsite workshops and classes led by accomplished art teachers; supporting the efforts of aspiring high school artists with its annual Student Scholarship show and competition; supporting the development of countywide artists of all ages in two annual art competitions; and developing an art workbook for area underprivileged children to introduce them to their creativity and aid in their success in school.