March 2017

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.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

Program - Art Journalling with Cindy Gilstrap

March Art Journaling Workshop

Cindy Gilstrap is a self taught mixed media artist from McKinney, TX. She has a love for art journaling, messy paint palettes, vintage paper, vintage fabric, and new art supplies. It’s not unusual for her to run errands with paint on her clothes. She loves combining old and new, creating quirky art, and inspiring others. She believes creative play is so important and tries to make it a daily habit. She is a Creative Team Member of StencilGirl and teaches classes online at Big Picture Classes and on her own site. Cindy can be found online at www.JunqueArt.com.

What is art journaling? It can take on many forms that we will discuss, but most of all art journaling should be a fun creative process. Come learn how to get started art journaling with simple tools and techniques and learn how to make art journaling a fun creative habit. There will be examples of journals and a page demo to get you started. There are no rules, just fun messy play!.

Go to a link to my about page that includes a video of me working in my studio (http://www.junqueart.com/about). There are also some links towards the bottom for other videos of me working.

You can participate in the March Art Journaling workshop with Cindy Gilstrap following the regular March meeting, with a break for lunch first. You will need to give Lynda DeGrow Kingsley your $18 deposit this week at the meeting (or you can pay the entire $35. After the meeting, students can join the workshop. Bring something to take notes in. Everything else will be provided for a fun journal playday. A small art journal will also be provided. Cindy is excited to share my love of art journaling to hopefully inspire other artists to keep their own style of art journal.

Artist Trading Cards Exchange

If you want to participate in the Artist Trading Cards exchange, bring your trading cards to the meeting this month and you can exchange them with others who are bringing cards.

Art Club Bus Tour at AT&T Stadium (April 13)

We still have seats available for the Bus Tour, so if anyone still wants to purchase a seat/ticket, the cost is $25 for members and $37 for non-members. Bring a check to the meeting Thursday or send it to Patsy Johnson at 9124 Bedford Lane, McKinney, Texas 75071 before March 31.The Art Club is paying the remainder of the cost for members. Maribeth Jagger will be finalizing our reservations with the bus company and Dallas Cowboys on Friday of next week, so we must have your check if you plan to participate. You won't want to miss this!

Refreshments: Bonita Comarnitsky, Connie Phennel, and Carol Yager. Water: Connie Phennel (water)

2016-2017 Yearbook: The Yearbook is free for paid members. If you do not have one, stop by the signup table.

Artist of the Month: Lynne Weinberger will take the number assigned to each piece of artwork. 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 was eligible starting 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 activities there.




Officers for August, 2016 - May 2017 are:

 * President: Maribeth Jagger

 * 1st Vice President (Programs): Lynda Kingsley

 * 2nd Vice President (Communications): Gail McLaughlin

 * Recording Secretary: Barbara Stalick

   Corresponding Secretary: Carol Yaeger

 * Treasurer: Patsy Johnson

 * Parliamentarian: Col. Robert Kellogg

   Historian: Angela McDonald

   Club Photographer: Gena Roberson

 * Member-at-Large: Carol Kovacs

 * 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 starts 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.