February 2017 Newletter




New Show, New Workshops, and more!


In the Gallery: 8×8 Show

This month starts one of the Brownsville Community’s favorites: the 8 x 8 Show! The art has been submitted, and should be ready for viewing in the gallery on Thursday, February 2. Be sure to come meet and greet Artists at the Valentine Reception on Saturday, February 11th. There will be treats and things to drink, so be sure to join us for a fun evening! (Reception 7pm to 9pm).

Above artwork by Lisa Almarode, be sure to come see them in person!

2017 BAA Board

Last month was the Annual Member Meeting for the BAA, in which elections happened! Here is your current Board:

President: Cris Kostol
Vice-President: Judy Whitefield
Secretary: Mandy Cole
Treasurer: Lori Garcy
Board Member at Large: Barbara Andersen
Board Member at Large: Charlie Stokes
Board Member at Large: Shavonne Schumacher

Board Meetings are held every month, around the second Tuesday. Feel free to come in and listen to everything that is gong on, or if you have something you wish to discuss, email the President so you can be on the agenda! crismarble@yahoo.com

Volunteer of the Month Award

Last month, our Featured Artist for January was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Month’ as you can see in the above picture with Sherri Lemhouse. It was a wonderful surprise to Pat to be acknowledged for all of the wonderful work she has done for the community of Brownsville.

Hopefully you had a chance to see her art on display in January, and the article about her in the paper. Next time you see Pat, be sure to thank her for all she has done!

BAA has Facebook!

“Like” us on Facebook! We have a new admin running the page, and she would like your help in making the Brownsville Art Association more popular on Facebook! So if you have a Facebook account, follow the link and “Like” our page! You can also invite your friends to like the page, and you can tell us if you are ‘interested’ or ‘attending’ any of our events! (Check out the Valentine Reception!)


First Tuesday Figure Drawing

with Rhoda Flieschman
February 7
6:30pm to 8:30pm


Stampin’ Up Demo & Workshop

with Chris Seale
February 9
6:30pm to 9pm

Pre-register with Chris: lighthouse751@yahoo.com

Encaustic Workshop

with Hillary Norton
February 11
9:30am to 4pm

Pre-register with Alice: aliceart@centurytel.net

8 x 8 Reception

February 11
7pm to 9pm

Hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats, and warm drinks! Enjoy art and have a good time!

Monthly BAA Board Meeting

February 14

Open to everyone interested in what’s going on with the Brownsville Art Association!

Tuesday Open Art

February 14
6:30pm to 8:30pm


Tuesday Open Art

February 21
6:30pm to 8:30pm


By Design Watercolor Workshop

with Beth Verheyden
February 23, 24, 25

Inquire about waitlist: aliceart@centurytel.net

Tuesday Open Art

February 28
6:30 pm to 8:30pm


Coming Soon!


Dale Laitnen ‘Landscape Essenitals’ Watercolor DVD Series
with Alice Tetamore
$15 – $25/ Limited to 6 participants/ Saturday Mornings starting in mid-March
Look for more information soon, or contact aliceart@centurytel.net to sign up.

Lynn Powers ‘A Solid Start’ Watercolor DVD Series
with Alice Tetamore
This class will return for a second time (the first one was received very well!) , following the above course. It will begin in April/ May. Stay tuned for more information!

February Featured Artist

Cassandra Schumacher
Cassandra has been drawing since she was young, creating characters and creatures from her imagination. Her skill steadily grew through school, but leapt dramatically when she attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco.She has been the lead instructor for the Sketchbook Club, and children’s drawing camps. You can find her work on deviant art here.

1. Full Name : Cassandra Schumacher

2. What is your favorite art medium? Colored Ink.

3. How long have you been working with that medium?
I don’t know, maybe 6 or 7 years.

4. Do you expand outside of your primary medium? Why or why not?
Yes, because I like to see what I can do with other mediums. I like to experiment.

5. Where do you find inspiration for your art?
Everywhere. Nature, animals, past experiences. Life in general.

6. What is the best part of being an artist?
Being able to express what is on my mind on paper, and I like to tell stories with my art.

7. What is the hardest part of being an artist?
Forcing yourself to do it when you don’t feel like it.

8. How and where do you sell/present your art?
I present my artwork mostly online. My alias is Luminous Tigress.

9. Who supported you during the time you decided to become an artist?
My family.

10. What advice do you have for beginning artists?
Practice, and draw all the time. Keep a sketchbook so you can see where you have progressed from. NEVER throw anything away. Be patient, even if it doesn’t feel like it, your skill is growing as long as you keep practicing.





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