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General Meeting

August 14, 2014



Rabert Fulks

First Vice President

Libby Varner

Second Vice President

Pati Payne




Ron Haeberle

Board Members

Linda Clifford

Jennifer Cremeans

Barbara Delligatti

Rabert Fulks

Ron Haeberle

Chris Hayes

Sylvia Jackson

Gary Lapelle

Janet Lester

Laura Moul

Pati Payne

Libby Varner

Katie Welsh

General Meetings

Meetings are held at 6:30p.m. the second Thursday every other

month at the  Huntington

Museum of Art, in one of the

workshop rooms  at the back, unless otherwise



TRISTATE ARTS ASSOCIATION                                                                                                     August 2014 

TSAA Members Win Many Awards

TSAA’s Peggy McComas may need a bigger house, in order to show off all her awards she took away from the Anna  Robinson Show in May.Start counting; 2- First , 1- Second; 2 - Third; 3 Honorable Mentions; 1 Merit Award; 1 Purchase


Kathy Hollett received a second place ribbon for oil in the professional category and a second place ribbon for a pastel during the Anna Robinson Memorial Show in Grayson, Ky. It has been reported that Charles Ott, Carol Terry and Hope Wolfe received numerous awards in the Anna Robinson show. If so, congratulations to all. Also to those not known to me.

New Board Member Takes Her Seat

Leona Mackey took her seat for the first time as your new board member and chairperson of the jury committee. Sylvia Jackson, former chairperson, prepared a sequential suggestion work list for her, and passed over the jury records from her years as chairperson to Leona.

Visual Aid Equipment

Laura Moul, Chairperson for Visual Aids, and her committee have narrowed equipment purchases. Should be finalized in September.

Kathy Hollett has been working on grant money to help with equipment purchases.

Picnic Update

The General meeting will be held on August 14,Thursday, 6:30 at the Huntington Women's Junior League. Barbara Delligatti. has reserved the space from 5:30 to 8:30. Family friendly. Bring a side dish. Meats are provided by TSAA.

Area Art Shows

Foothills Art Festival 2014, Jackson, Ohio


Artists are invited to exhibit in the following categories:O il/Acrylic, P astel/Drawing, Photography, Enhanced Photography, Prints, Three Dimensional Work, and Watercolor.

Foothills Art Festival is a program of the Southern Hills Arts Council. Call the Council at 740/286-6355, email at, or write Box 149, Jackson, Ohio 45640 for further information or entry forms. Registration deadline is September 3rd.

Renaissance Art Gallery will be holding its National Miniature show through November and part of December. More on that as time grows closer.

Ashland Art in the Park Date:  September 27, Location: Central Park Ashland. Rain location will be announced later.

Registration: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the 27th of September.Judging will begin at noon.

Categories are Oil, W atercolor, M ixed Media and pastels in both amateur and professional divisions.

Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $15.00 for up to 10 pieces of work. Additional entries are $5.00 each.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age

TSAA Member, Vernon Howell, Places 2nd in Best of W.Va.

TSAA member, Vernon Howell was awarded second Place for his mixed media collage, “Room for Calder” at the Tamarack’s best of W.Va. Exhibit. The exhibition hung much of July at the Huntington Museum of Art.

Vernon served for many years in Cabell county as a school teacher and is well respected member in the Barboursville and

Huntington communities. He has taught many local artists during his teaching career. Also, it’s just been anounced thatVernon Howell will receive TSAA's Master Signature Membership Award this year at the Christmas Dinner, December 14th.

TSAA Exhibition 2014

TSAA Biennial Exhibition opens on September 6th and runs through October 5th 2014. Must be 18 to enter. Members of TSAA $20 fee for two pieces, Non-Members pay $25.

Receiving: Studio 1- Aug.23rd 11 to 3PM Aug 24th -1 to 3PM Judging Monday-Aug.25th.

Reception Sept 7th. $500 awarded Best of show.

Digital Photography Classes With Laura Moul

Laura Moul will continue to teach her digital photography classes starting again in August. Locations: Monday evenings Hobby Lobby in Barboursville, Tuesdays at Putnam Parks, and Wednesdays at Paintbrush Studio in Charleston. Please see her website or call her at 304-743-8281. She teaches a Beginning Digital Photography course, as well as an Intermediate Digital Photography course.

TSAA’s Art in the P ark- will be held in M id- October. There is no Rain Date.

Jurying into TSAA

TSAA Members Jury will be held on October 18 at 9:00a.m. at the Huntington Museum of art in studio 2.

A proposal to separate our members yearly membership

dues date and AIP fees due date will be placed on the

agenda for September.

New Method for Judging Photography Membership

Online Pre-screening of photography candidates for TSAA

members jury is on track.

Candidates should contact Leona Macky for information.

Online jury is provided at no cost to the candidate. Printed

materials and copy are now being developed for public


Art in the Park

Name____________________________ Address______________________________________


Web Address________________________ Mail $25 per easel to:


P.O.Box 2263

Huntington, WV 25723

Sending Your News

Please send all newsletter information directly to Gary Lapelle. He needs your information about shows, winners, upcoming events, etc. Kathy Welch has volunteered to assist Gary. Remember! Gary needs your information two weeks before each General meeting. or mail to:

Gary Lapelle

630 Chesapeake St.

Huntington, WV 25702

Easels Painting Party

Barbara Delligatti is scheduling a painting party to refresh the AIP easels. The painting party will be held at Mayne Framing on September 27th. The party starts at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm. 

Volunteers are needed. Any member who comes to the painting party will be given credit