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The delicious, annual Betty Brown Tea will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 3pm at the University Club. Tickets are $30, with a portion of all tickets going towards CAL's programs in the community.
This year's Boone County Art Show will be on October 12 and 13, 2013. Entry forms will be available at CAL and here on the website.
The fourth annual Fall Into Art takes place November 16 and 17, 2013. Calls for Entries >>
posted May 2013
Local chefs will choose a work as an inspiration for a tapas-style dish.
See more about Let Them Eat Art!, which takes place Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 6-9pm at the CAL Gallery.
posted March 2013
Columbia Art League Camps are for kids and tweens who just love art, whether it’s a favorite kind or trying something new. CAL Camps provide quality art instruction that mixes technique and skill-building with opportunities for creative freedom and self-expression in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Enroll now! >>
posted March 2013
A new series of talks by artists. Free for CAL Members.
Life as an Artist: Choosing What to Paint
The first in a new series of talks by artists. Up first, Kerry Hirth, a pastel artist known for her abstract paintings of music, will discuss how combining normally unrelated experiences such as music and color can give us a unique perspective that helps us choose the best subjects for our artwork. She will explore how working with an abstract subject such as music can affect what we look for when we evaluate our own work and understand the work of others. Artists of all kinds are welcome, including writers, musicians, chefs, gardeners, mechanical geniuses, and anyone who is dedicated to appreciating them!
posted February 2013
Fancy a sneak peek into the creative dens of 3 of our favorite local artists? Here's your chance!
Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm: Don Asbee
Sunday, May 5, 2-4pm: Susan Taylor Glasgow
Sunday, May 19, 2-4pm: Kerry Hirth
All ticket sales are being donated by the artists to CAL programming. Our heartfelt thanks to Susan, Don and Kerry for their generosity! Buy your tickets here!
posted February 2013
It was with extreme sadness that we learned of the passing of one of CAL’s founding fathers, Professor Robert Bussabarger, on Tuesday 22nd January. He was 90 years old. The University of Missouri Professor Emeritus had been a constant presence at the Columbia Art League for over five decades, and was one of the organization’s guiding lights in the early years.
An avid traveler, he co-authored an illustrated book with CAL founder, Betty Robins, entitled ‘The Everyday Arts of India’ in 1968.
We know the CAL community will join us in passing on our deepest condolences to Professor Bussabarger’s family, especially to his wife Mary Louise and children Wendi and David and their families.
A service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church on Friday, January 25, at 11am.
Professor Bussabarger's obituary (Columbia Daily Tribune).
posted January 2013
CAL extends a warm welcome to Chelsea Swentik, our new Education Director, and a fond farewell to Patty Jaconetta Groening, our Education Director for the past three and a half years. Chelsea Swentik took over as CAL’s new Education Director from the beginning of January after Patty Jaconetta Groening left in December to move to Ohio with her husband.
Chelsea, 28, moved to Columbia from Marquette, Michigan, in June and began teaching occasional classes at CAL in August. As soon as Patty knew she was leaving, she suggested that Chelsea would be an ideal candidate for her job. Executive Director, Diana Moxon, agreed.
With a degree in Art Education from North Michigan University, Chelsea joins CAL at the same time as Sharyn Hyatt-Wade, who retired from Rock Bridge High School last year. Sharyn now teaches in the Art Education department of the University of Missouri, and she and Chelsea share similar outlooks on art teaching. The third person in the new CAL education triumvirate is University of Missouri Assistant Teaching Professor in Painting and Drawing, Matt Ballou. Matt already has a considerable CAL following having taught several pastel classes at CAL over the past 18 months as well as joining the board in January 2012.
Any teachers interested in teaching classes at CAL and anyone interested in lessons can contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org
posted January 2013
CALL FOR ENTRIES
January 18, 2013
Interested in having your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Submissions are now being sought for Les Bourgeois Vineyard's 15th annual wine label art competition. Any 2D work suitable for reproduction on a wine label is eligible. There is no cost to submit an artwork. You can enter up to five entries, but each submission requires it's own entry form and one JPEG file (300dpi or higher). You can pick up an entry form at CAL or from the Les Bourgeois website, where you'll also find all the entry information.
A few tips:
posted December 2012
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CAL in the News
In new CAL show, virtue and vice are their own artistic rewards (Columbia Daily Tribune)
CAL holiday show supplies works of beauty for the art lover on your shopping list (Columbia Daily Tribune)
CAL artists convert small stories from fiction to depiction (Columbia Daily Tribune)
New CAL exhibit explores shades of color, meaning
Painting the town red
Diana Moxon highlights Summer Art Camp on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (download the video) (KBIA)
Five words that never sounded so sweet (Columbia Daily Tribune)
Diana Moxon highlights 'Based on a True Story' on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (download the video) (KBIA)
CAL’s ‘Hybrid Identity’ calls on artists to look within themselves to share symmetry and discord (Columbia Daily Tribune)
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