Welcome To CAS!
The Creative Arts Society, established in 1999, is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.
May 2, 2018
6:30 pm Networking | 7 pm Meeting
ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 US-290, Austin, TX 78736
10th Floor Faculty Lounge
(Click here for map)
“The first time I saw Maria Lyle’s paintings I couldn’t take my eyes off of them. I was mesmerized by one in particular, as if it spoke to me and I felt a connection. After meeting Maria, I quickly realized it was her beautiful energy that shines through her artwork and takes hold of you. The colors and shapes are magnificent and I have the honor of owning one of her originals.” — Jan Greenstone
This is why I create art. To mesmerize and give joy to the viewer.
Women, goddesses, mother’s and sister’s embracing their animals, holding flowers and birds, dancing to celebrate life: these are the images in my art work. I use soft pastels in bold vibrant colors and shape edges with my fingers blending layers of color on color. When I create landscapes or floral images I use pastels with same intense boldness of color which is my unifying element in all my works.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas and Colorado Institute of Art with a concentration in Advertising Illustration and Design. After graduating I worked for several large corporations and design firms. With my 20 years of art experience I now teach my methods of art to my students at Austin Community College in classes of color theory, illustration and design. Creating art and teaching art has been a lifetime of joy. I have found another passion, the art of teaching.
Featured is one of my floral pastel “Sunflowers” which sold to a collector last year. My “Red Kimono” is one of my woman pastels which was purchased by an Australian collector.”
To contact me send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or to see more art works go to my web site marialyle.com
My art works are on display at Blue Dahlia Bistro in East Austin through Feb. 6.
It’s amazing to me that we are almost through the first month of 2018! I hope the year has started with a creative bang. I am looking forward to shaking off the holiday haze and getting down to making some art this year.
As President of this growing and vibrant organization, I can tell you that my utmost goal is to provide our artists with places to exhibit their art. I am happy to say that CAS has some exciting events coming up this year – including exhibits at Riverbend Inspirational Gallery, Bass Concert Hall, and North Hills Gallery. We have introduced a new venue at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in North Austin.
Of course these wonderful opportunities wouldn’t be possible without a team of wonderful volunteers. So I want to take a moment right now to thank all those creative souls who help move our group forward! And there is always room for more, so please reach out if you would like to get involved!
Not a member yet?
We can fix that, to check out the benefits of membership click here. We would love to have you come be a part of our art!
If you are a member, be sure to renew for 2018. (click here for the membership form)
Also, please visit our online gallery page and see some of the beautiful art from our members.
Make it a creative day,
Leslie Kell, President
The Creative Arts Society is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.