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.
December 4, 2019
6:30 pm Networking | 7 pm Meeting
Austin Community College District
Highland Campus - Veterans Resource Center
6101 Highland Campus Drive, Building 4000
Austin, TX 78752
December FEATURED ARTIST
I first started painting as a child, then in classes at high school, and continued as a young adult taking correspondence classes.
Later, I found an instructor who taught small classes. I studied with her for a few years. I find that the placement of color, lights and darks, directional lines and composition are the essentials of a great painting.
“I believe when you can evoke someone into feeling the emotion of a scene, to want to touch and smell a flower or wonder just what that animal or person is thinking or where they have been, you have created an exceptional work of art.”
Whether teaching a workshop or painting on your own, you must paint what you feel. Using a wide variety of mediums, including glass, I have won many awards throughout the state. I currently show with CAS at different venues around Austin. Prints are also available.
Austin Public Libraries
Carver Branch Library
1161 Angelina St.
Twin Oaks Library
1800 S 5th Street
2500 Exposition Blvd.
See more of our venues.
As the year draws to a close, so does my term as President of the Creative Arts Society. I am honored to have served in this position for the past year. Celebrating our 20th year as a non-profit arts organization, CAS has continued to increase it's number of exhibit venues, added new activities, and has seen an ever-expanding membership. Wow! What amazing growth. It really speaks to the work and dedication of everyone providing exhibit opportunities for our members. Word is out: if you want your work seen, join CAS!
However, I can not take credit for any of our successes as it all goes to the members of the board and a great group of volunteers. I have been very fortunate to work with an outstanding group of Board Members, all striving in their roles to help make CAS the best arts group in Austin. I know they would agree that our success has been boosted by the help of all the members who have volunteered their time to coordinate and hang our many exhibits, and take on other tasks. To the board of directors and our cadre of volunteers, THANK YOU for making my job as President so easy and for contributing to the on-going success of CAS.
With elections now over, I will be passing the leadership of CAS to Joyce LaBaw, who is extremely brilliant, talented and hardworking. I know that Joyce and the new Board will continue to steer CAS down the path of success. Congratulations to our new and continuing Board Members! I know next year will be a great year for CAS and I am looking forward to serving with them in my role as Immediate Past President. Thanks to all the members for allowing me to serve as your President.
Best wishes to all. See you all at the meeting!
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.