RLA Events and Announcements for 2018

Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Feburary  20

Due to low attendance at our Nov. 21st meeting, members wanted to wait on having a vote:    Discussed at our November meeting: Do we want to have an entry fee for our upcoming show at Catholic Community Services, Tahoma Gallery?  The fee would cover the cost of judges and ribbons. If there were any leftover funds; they could be applied to the RLA budget.  The entry fee of 2 for $10 or 3 for $15 was suggested.  All entries for the CCS show at Tahoma Gallery must be a “Water Related” subject matter.  The show title is, “Ebb and Flow”.   The show at Tahoma Gallery is March 1st – April 30th.  We will vote on this at the January meeting.

Anne Doane will have a solo show of her art at Puyallup city Hall (5th floor) Jan 10, to April 5, 2018. Please note the time change for the Reception:  Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:30pm – 7:00pm.  Take the main elevator to 5th floor, turn right, entry door is in the corner. Address: 333 S. Meridian; Regular hours: 9 – 4pm, M-F.  If you stop by during regular hours; please use the intercom (left of 5th floor corner entry door) and indicate that you are there to see the art.

Rainier League of Arts juried show, “Ebb and Flow” will be held at Tahoma Center Gallery March 2  April 27 located at Catholic Community Services, 1323 S. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, 98405.   The fine art show will have a wide variety of styles of art with the subject of water.  Show is open 8AM -5:00 weekdays.  The judge of the show is award winning artist, Marjorie Mankin long time member of Rainier League of Arts and Pacific Gallery Artists.  There will also be a mayor Award from, Tacoma’ s Mayor, Victoria Woodards. For further information call Tahoma Center Gallery at 253-502-2617


Demo Artists this month! 

Demo Artists this month!  Cheryl Renee Long: Watercolor !
Our February 20th demonstrator will be Kent artist, Cheryl Renee Long, watercolorist.  “An artist since the age of 3, Long first began with a tube of limited edition lipstick, using it to draw an entire farm scene on the sheet in her crib while she was recovering from rheumatic fever.”  By age 12 she was a serious painter, taking private lessons and then, watercolor grabbed her with a passion.
Like many of us, Cheryl moved away from art, in her case for 18 years, when she married, had a child, became a single parent and had a stressful job.  After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she reevaluated her priorities, left her job and began painting again.  Now cancer free, she knows that people can benefit from reclaiming their creativity and becoming involved in art.
Cheryl’s subjects are mainly landscapes, birds and flowers.  She teaches at Daniel Smith in Seattle and at the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center.  Teaching the basics, she tries to get her students enthusiastic about color and how it is so fun and amazing.