September 2016

The Art Club of McKinney meets the 2nd Thursday of every month except June and July, and has art-related programs from 9:30am-noon. The meeting place is in the Carriage House (behind the Heard-Craig House). See map below.

September 8, 2016

The General Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Carriage House followed by the Program.

Program - Murry Whiteman: Composition

Murry Whiteman is an award-winning graphic designer and artist. He has worked on more than one hundred album covers for such diverse artists as Kool & the Gang to Cusco. He was nominated for Grammy awards in design twice. He has done design and advertizing for movies and TV shows including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Facts of Life, Dallas, Walker: Texas Ranger, Hunter and many more. He and his wife and their children have been active in Christian outreach for years, helping to start four churches and a number of missionary journeys over the years. He and his wife live in Texas.

Recently Murry has been teaching classes at the Martin Place, to the delight of the attending artists.

Murry will discuss Composition: Working from a Photo.

He would like members to be prepared, so be sure to bring a sketchbook and pencil!


Refreshments: Nancy Alexander, Christie Ray, and Cindy Brown will provide refreshments.

Last Call for Yearbook: If you want to make sure your name is in the Yearbook, you will need to pay your dues at the September meeting. Download, print, and complete the Membership Application Form. Bring the completed application form to the meeting and give it to the Treasurer, Patsy Johnson. Annual dues are $30 for one member, and $10 for each additional household member. (That is $3 a meeting! Such a deal!)

Artist of the Month: Members can enter one artwork each month, and voting will be by secret ballot by those attending the meeting. You can win only once each club year, so everyone will be eligible in September, The first place artwork will win a $25 gift certificate to Asel Art and the second place winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.The gift certificates are dated, so if you receive one, be sure to redeem it before the expiration date,

Door Prize: If you have something you want to donate as a door prize, please bring it. Members can purchase a ticket for $1 as a donation to the Art Club. You can be a lucky winner.

Also, there will be clipboards with sign-up sheets on the table when you come into the meeting room. You can sign up for workshops and other activitie there..


The officers for June 2016-May 2017 are:

 * President: Maribeth Jagger

 * 1st Vice President (Programs): Lynda Kingsley

 * 2nd Vice President (Communications): Gail McLaughlin

 * Recording Secretary: Barbara Stalick

    Secretary: Maggie Golinski

 * Treasurer: Patsy Johnson

 * Parliamentarian: Col. Robert Kellogg

   Historian: Angela McDonald

   Club Photographer: Gena Roberson

 * Member-at-Large: Kelly Marra

 * Membership Officer: Sherry Joplin

 * Past President: Lynda Kingsley

      * Executive Board

About The Art Club of McKinney Website

The Art Club of McKinney website includes the following web pages:

About Us: Includes information about the monthly meetings, how to join, postal mail address, email address, list of Board of Directors, list of Committee Chairperson, and a link to a map.

Calendar: A calendar of Art Club events from June 2016-May 2017, including board meetings, general meetings, hosts and programs, art shows, and other relevant events.

Artists Gallery: Free gallery of members' art.

Members: Names of current members. Other member information (address, telephone, email, website, art interests) is displayed upon member request.

Sponsors: List of organizations sponsoring the club during this club year, including information about the sponsor and a link to their website.

Art Links: Eclectic list of organizations recommended by members. Includes all sorts of galleries, stores, workshops, art media, discount, specialty, local, online, etc. Definitely worth a look see.


About The Art Club of McKinney

The Art Club of McKinney was founded in 1914 in McKinney, Texas, It was created to encourage the appreciation of visual art in the community. Over 100 years later, the club continues to support this goal with:

  • monthly meetings for members and visitors
  • lectures on art topics
  • demonstrations and workshops of various media and techniques
  • art shows for adults and children
  • organized visits to museums and gallery exhibits
  • field trips to “paint outside the gallery”
  • directory of local artists
  • online gallery for art club members
The Art Club of McKinney meets at the Heard-Craig Carriage House (behind the Heard-Craig House at 205 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX), on the 2nd Thursday of each month, August through May. The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and the program sta8, rts at 10 am.

The program generally includes a presentation/demo by a visiting artist and occasionally, after a brief lunch break, a workshop taught by the visiting artist. Light refreshments and time to socialize are available at the beginning, middle, and/or end of each meeting.

You may join the Art Club of McKinney in person at the monthly meeting or any time by completing the membership application located in About Us.