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
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.
Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July. We are looking forward to our upcoming July 11th General Meeting. The morning workshop will be presented by Donna Armstrong and is a rose design. Please see the Schedule and Newsletter pages to download her pattern and get more information about the workshop.
As a Bluebonnet Chapter member, your presence at meetings is very important. We discuss upcoming events (such as the wonderful Sandy McTier seminar coming in late July), as well as various service opportunities. This is your chance to bring up topics of interest and to share your experiences at various seminars and workshops.
If you are not a member, you are very welcome to join us for one meeting without joining the chapter. This is a great opportunity to meet people and get a feel for what we do, what's coming up, etc.
This is a fun group and we always have a great time in the workshops and painting opportunities. We do hope you will mark your calendar and join us!
The Texas State Fair offers Bluebonnet members an opportunity to show their creative talents to a HUGE audience! Each year, our fearless Barbara Gerlach helps coordinate this effort for Bluebonnet members.
This year's State Fair theme is "Celebrating Texas Creativity". There is a fee for entries ($2.00 for Seniors; $5.00 for those age 18-69). Your fee must be submitted along with your entry form. Please contact Barbara Gerlach with questions.
You can check out the Fair website at ( https://bigtex.com/get-involved/creative-arts-competitions/ ) for all details about the competition, along with entry forms and the full handbook.
Entries are due no later than July 19th if you want Barbara to deliver them to the fair for judging. You can bring them to the July General Meeting (July 11th) or contact Barbara directly to discuss how to get them to her. Delivery to the Fair is from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Judging occurs August 11th. You will be notified of results no later than August 31st.
Items not selected must be picked up September 4th, 5th, or 6th. Items included in the Fair must be picked up on October 23rd, 24th, or 25th.
The Fair runs from September 27th to October 20th this year.