January 19, 2018

What a great way to start your weekend.
Nurture your creative spirit in the company of fellow artists,
while learning tips on composition basics. 
ROBIN WILLIAMSON: Composition Basics
Saturday, Jan. 20 10 a.m.,
Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, Sugar Land
104 Industrial Blvd # Q, Sugar Land, TX 77478
Robin is an award-winning artist from Texas who paints professionally in oils. After receiving two degrees in engineering and enjoying a successful career in Information Technology, Robin "retired" to raise her three children, and while doing so, re-ignited a life-long love affair with art.  When her youngest child finally went off to kindergarten, Robin took her first formal oil-painting class and was hooked. Since then, she has passionately pursued both education and easel time to continue to hone her craft. Robin is a graduate of Johnnie Liliedahl's School of Classical Oil Painting, and has studied at Studio Incamminati, Scottsdale Artist's School, The Coppini Academy, and The Ryder Studio. 
Robin's desire is to glorify her Creator by reproducing the beauty of the life around her. Her first love is painting people, because she considers that the most exquisite of all of God's creations. She particularly enjoys painting dancers because it combines her love of painting the figure and her love of dance. Robin is also a musician and singer, and for this reason, finds inspiration in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, an engineer, artist, and musician. Robin runs a life painting group every other week, and enjoys sharing her craft with others by teaching classes at her local art league. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, American Women Artists, and the Art League of Fort Bend. 

Samples of her work are shown below.
To view more of Robin’s work, please visit her website at www.robinwilliamsonfineart.com
IAA Sugar Land Regional Airport Art Exhibit
"The World Through the Eyes of An Artist"
12888 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Congratulations to the IAA members whose work was selected to hang in our Sugar Land Regional Airport Show for the months of January and February:

May Bice, Lynette McQueen, Tom Ohman, Barbara Hawkins,
Amy Cassidy, John Brescian, Joachim Fuchs, and Suzanne Syvertson.

Stop by & check it out.
The public is invited during the terminal's regular hours
(6 a.m. — 9 p.m., 7 days a week)

Since the opening of the terminal building in June 2006, the Sugar Land Regional Airport has proudly hosted art displays from area art leagues. Framed artwork representing a theme is showcased on two fabric-covered walls in the heart of the Lobby. The artwork changes every 30 to 60 days, and is available for purchase. There is no cost to view the artwork.

Treasure Hunters, the Airport's eclectic Texas gift shop and Cafe Select, the Airport's own unique snack bar is also available to visitors. The Airport also provides a way to safely watch aircraft activity by offering access to two secure observation porches. 

*Welcome to all our New & Returning members. We're so happy to have you with us.*
If you haven't filled out a member registration form yet, you can download the form from our website www.imperialartalliance.org. Email or bring it to the next meeting.
The Year Ahead
  • January
  • Jan. 20 -10 am IAA Mtg. Demo Artist - Robin Williamson, Composition Basics
  • IAA Show at Sugar Land Regional Airport | The theme for the show will be "The world through the eyes of an artist."
  • February -
  • Feb. 17 - IAA Mtg. Using Social Media to Promote & Sell your Art
  • IAA Show at Sugar Land Regional Airport | The theme for the show will be "The world through the eyes of an artist."
  • March IAA Demo Artist - Golda Rader: Zentangle
  • July/Aug 2018 - Amy Cassidy Exhibit at Sugar Land Regional Airport
Workshop Info from the Art League of Fort Bend.

Fur & Eyes Workshop: Patty Pendgergast

Fort Bend Art Center
2012 Avenue G, Rosenberg, TX

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1-4 pm and
Thursday January 25 9 am - 4 pm

Learn tips & Techniques you can use in Painting Your Family Pet:
"The Eyes Have It” 
1-1/2-day workshop 1/24 & 25, 2018. Patty Pendergast will lead artists as they paint dynamic eyes and fur to create a Tiger Painting! See more of Patty's beautiful artwork on her website:   http://www.ppendergast.com/
$110 members/$120 non-members
Patty will also give a brief demo during the Art League of Fort Bend's monthly membership meeting on January 24th at the Fort Bend Art Center. The meeting starts at 9 am with a social hour followed by a brief business meeting. Demo is from 10 to noon.  
NOTE TO ALL ACTIVE IAA MEMBERS: Every member is entitled to a Gallery Page on the IAA website. Please send a photo of you, a brief bio, photos of your work (up to 12), we can add a link to your website if you would like and contact information. Email that information to imperialartalliance@outlook.com. Send it to the attention of Donna.
Join Amy Cassidy at the First Saturday Arts Market !
She’ll have a booth there February 3rd, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Looks like lots of fun!
540 W. 19th St. Houston, TX 77008
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