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In observance of Easter and Spring Break, please note the following adjustments in the newsletter schedule:
Newsletters on April 19th and 26th will be MODIFIED to contain only LSAG news and league show announcements
in observance of the Easter holiday and spring break.
Leagues: Please do not send announcements for league workshops, classes, or other events during this time.
Individual Members and Advertising Friends of LSAG: Please do not send personal or business ads during this time.
Newsletters will resume as normal beginning on May 3 with the regular Sunday midnight deadline of April 30.
As a reminder, you may always visit the blog by going to www.lsag.blogspot.com
(note the 'dot' between lsag and blogspot)
to see all of the recent postings. Use the alphabetical column on the right side to look up
a familiar topic or do a search.
For example, you will find posts about a given workshop under the headings
'workshop', the artist name who is conducting the workshop, & the name of the league featuring / hosting the workshop.
For Member Services
-how to change your Home league
-how to be added to the database
-how to change the email where you receive the newsletter
-where to get information on the upcoming convention
visit the MEMBER SERVICES page
CLICK on CONVENTION 2017
for the latest updates on this year's convention!!!!
All shows wishing to qualify for the LSAG Convention Juried Show need to be held
PRIOR to Friday, April 28th.
Friday, April 28 is the cutoff date when
ALL WINS need to be recorded.
The convention this year is earlier and time is needed to audit the database as well as make final preparations for a successful event.
If you are new, please visit the CONNECT page to find a league near you.
If you would like more information about who we are, please check out our ABOUT US-Organization & MEMBERSHIP pages as well as details below.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter on our SUBSCRIBE page.
If you are already an LSAG member, find our fast access to all key league info on our QUICK FIND page.
Under SHOWS, you will find a show schedule, information on how to enter, & the database link.
To have your questions addressed by the appropriate person, please visit the LEADERSHIP page under ABOUT US.
The mission of the guild is to advance the study and dissemination of fine art in all of its forms by promoting the appreciation of art and fine craftsmanship through workshops, lectures, demonstrations and exhibits. We strive to do this in a way that is encouraging to all artists regardless of age & level of experience.
The Lone Star Art Guild (LSAG) is a non-profit organization which was started in Brenham, Texas in April 1961. Only 5 years after founding Brenham Fine Arts League (BFAL), co-founders Jeanne H. Hawley, Madeleine Scwecke, & Golda Johnson along with several other BFAL members worked to unite several art leagues within a 150 mile radius of Houston. The purpose of the association was an annual convention featuring award-winning art under the leadership of an executive board made up of different leagues. Mrs. Dorothy Hargraves, the second LSAG President, is now remembered annually with the Best Floral Memorial Award named in her honor at each convention. Since our early days over 55 years ago, we have grown to include leagues within a 200 mile radius of Houston and celebrate traditional as well as contemporary mediums. Member leagues encourage artists of every level from elementary student to professional--unique in the art world.
A VOLUNTEER OPERATED ORGANIZATION SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Hundreds of volunteer hours go in to the operations of our guild as well as the many leagues that make up our guild.
Below are past presidents from our very beginning, but many others have served in a variety of capacities on the board & in chair positions & have had a tremendous impact on the growth & productivity of our volunteer run organization and the many volunteer run leagues that are a part of it.
LSAG Past Presidents
1964-1965 Mrs. J. H. Hawley, Brenham
1965-1966 Mrs. H. L. Hargraves, Houston
1966-1967 Mrs. J.M. Miller, Houston
1967-1968 Mrs. T. J, Durso, Port Arthur
1968-1969 Mrs. R. E. Hughes, Livingston
1969-1970 Mrs. R. Vial, Conroe
1970-1971 Mrs. J. Daniels, Brenham
1971-1972 Mrs. H. R. Born, Houston
1972-1973 Mrs. I. J. Boetcher, Weimer
1973-1974 Mrs. O. J. Smith, Houston
1974-1975 Mrs. O. A. Sitton, Liberty
1975-1976 Mrs. R. A. Green, Buna
1976-1977 Mrs. J. Rankin, Conroe
1977-1978 Mr. C. Caldwell, Nederland
1978-1979 Mrs. P. Mulholland, New Caney
1979-1980 Mrs. J. F. Barnette, Bellaire
1980-1981 Mrs. N. White, Port Neches
1981-1982 Mrs. C. Penn, Houston
1982-1983 Mr. R E. Medford, Lufkin
1983-1984 Mrs. B. Walters, Houston
1984-1985 Mrs. S. Walker, Conroe
1985-1986 Mrs. F. Stewart, Houston
1986-1987 Mrs. D. Kirtley, Humble
1987-1988 Mrs. C. Proske, Brenham
1988-1989 Mrs. J. Hoke, Conroe
1989-1990 Mrs. D. Lomax, Houston
1990-1991 Mrs. Sherry Ward, Center
1991-1992 Mr. J. A. Owens, Lufkin
1992-1993 Mrs. Mary Ann Lucas, Houston
1993-1994 Mr. Rob Clark, Beaumont
1994-1995 Ms. Candy Moore, Houston
1995-1996 Mrs. Rosalie Woodworth, Houston
1996-1998 Mrs. Anne Vandagriff, Kingwood
1998-2000 Mrs. Barbara Rushing, Woodlands
2000-2002 Mr. Ralph Baker, Houston
2002-2003 Ms. Nancy Lee, Sugar Land
2003-2005 Ms. Pat Davis, Montgomery
2005-2006 Ms. Jeanne Price, College Station
2006-2007 Ms. Kathleen Rowland, Conroe
2007-2008 Ms. Joyce Kelm, Fulshear
2008-2009 Ms. Betty Pimm, Sugar Land
2009-2010 Ms. Mary Burkhalter, Hearne
2010-2011 Ms. Theresa G. Thornhill, Spring
2011-2012 Ms. E. Marguerite Bundick, Bay City
2012-2013 Ms. Diana Burke, League City
2013-2015 Mrs. Suzanne Syvertson, Fort Bend
2015-2016 Mrs. Alice Van Farowe, Cypress
Current President Mrs. Polly Ward, Spring