Several Bluebonnet members entered items in the 2019 State Fair of Texas. Listed below, in order by the field of entry, are the winners we know about. If you are a Bluebonnet member and also won an award, please use the Contact Us form to let us know so we can give you a shout out!! Congratulations! And again, a big thank you to Barbara Gerlach for gathering all our entries and delivering them to the fair for judging!
Christmas Decorated Wearing Apparel - Holiday Corner - Christmas
Bonnie Riley - 1st Prize
Fine Art - Animal/Bird - Watercolor - Adult Section, Adult Watercolor
Sherry Bradford - 2nd Prize
Other Miscellaneous Adults - Designer Craftsman - Decorative Gourds - Adults
Bonnie Riley - 1st Prize
Printed Fabrics or Painted Fab Designer-Craftsman, Textiles, Adult
Barbara Gerlach - 1st Prize
Tole Work - Any Item, Misc Crafts Designer-Craftsman, Misc Crafts, Adults
Bonnie Riley - 2nd Prize
We were saddened to hear of the passing, on August 28, 2019, of Annette Parks.
Annette was a Founding Member of the Society of Decorative Painters, serving two tunrs on the National Board of Directors. She earned a Master of Decorative Artist recognition with MDA after her name.
She was a Founding Member and of the Bluebonnet Chapter and Founding President of the Fort Worth Decorative Painters.
Annette owned a shop and taught painting on the West side of Fort Worth during the 1970s.
Services are scheduled for the Wednesday after the Labor Day weekend and more information is posted on the Shannon Rose Hill website.
Her friends and "painting family" carry sweet memories of Annette and will miss her greatly.
Our last FUNdRaiser for 2019 will be held on August 22nd. Please take a look at the Schedule page and Newsletter for details on the project. Diana Pfau will be the instructor. The FUNdRaiser for September has been cancelled. The two FUNdRaisers that have been cancelled for 2019 will be reincorporated into the 2020 lineup - so you still have chance to take those terrific seminars. Visit the Schedule page often for updates!
Several folks brought in entry items for the State Fair and those are being submitted on Sunday. Good luck to all who entered something!
The Society of Decorative Painters is running their Early Bird Renewal special through September 2019. If you are an active member, you should check this out at https://www.decorativepainters.org/
To all those starting a new school season - whether students, teachers, or helpers - we wish you a happy and creative year!
Bluebonnet members - don't forget we have a Paint In tomorrow. This is a great time to bring along your unfinished projects and spend time with other painters. In addition, the chapter always has some ongoing projects for which we need assistance.
If you have State Fair items you wish Barb to take up for submission, please be sure to drop them off at the close of the Board Meeting. Be sure you bring along your paid registration as well as your pieces.
Please see the Schedule page for information on times and the location. Members are welcome to attend the Board Meeting if they choose. Typically the Paint Ins begin right after the Board Meeting lunch break.
Well, if you missed the Sandy McTier seminar at the end of July, you really missed a fantastic event! Two days of working with the new DecoArt Stylin Paints and DecoArt Media products! Sandy was a fabulous teacher and everyone was able to complete several project items. Some of us immediately purchased a bunch of the Stylin Paints (great pricing through Blick's Art Supplies ( https://www.dickblick.com ). I went home and purchased a stash of the Media products - especially the awesome Gesso used in class!
The next newsletter will have a bunch of photos of the seminar. Below are three of the items I finished. The class was well paced, fun, and informative. Mixed media can be a stretch for those who haven't tried it before. But Sandy made it easy and fun! If you have a chance to catch her at another location, I urge you to make it a "must do" on your art journey!