JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER


The Woodlands Arts Council - Because Art Matters

Slipping from cool spring to hot summer!

ARTS FESTIVAL RECAP

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The 13th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival was an amazing event despite the unseasonably chilly weekend weather. Over 200 juried artists showcased an incredible array of art along the scenic Woodlands Waterway. A total of $21,000 in Student Art Scholarships were awarded to local high school juniors and seniors. Live music and performances on four stages added to the festivities. Many of our guests relaxed with a glass of wine at our newly located Wine on the Waterway and the Terrace Hospitality tent. Fine art, great entertainment, culinary art demonstrations and children’s art activities made this a truly memorable event. We will soon be hard at work planning for next year’s festival which will be April 13-14, 2019. Please save the date. We hope to see you there!

Kelly Batterson
Festival Director
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Featured Artist: Nolan Prohaska

Congratulations to Our Award-Winning Artists

FEATURED ARTIST: Nolan Prohaska (Glass)
CLAYWORKS: Debra Steidel
DRAWING: Barbara Mason
FIBER: Shawn Thomas
GLASS: Elizabeth Dunlop
JEWELRY: Carol Martin
METALWORK: BenJamin Stielow
MM2D: Prince Duncan-Williams
MM3D: Marilyn Endres
PAINTING: Ernest Wood III
PHOTOGRAPHY: Edward Loedding
WOOD: Salem Barker

Check out the work of all of the artists who participated in this year’s Festival on our WEBSITE.

 

VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS

Featured Artist: Nolan Prohaska

Festival volunteer Beth Butler (above) receives a Kendra Scott gift certificate she won in the daily raffle from Wendy Hammarstrom, Director of Volunteer Relations for The Woodlands Arts Council.

A total of 410 dedicated volunteers logged in over 3,200 volunteer hours working every aspect of the Festival. Thank you to our Charity Partners (The Pavilion Partners, Ann Marie Hopkins Alliance, Woodlands Art League, Conroe Art League, and The Woodlands Children’s Museum), and volunteers from Sam Houston State College (Professor John Newbold’s marketing students), and Interact Club students from The John Cooper School, The Woodlands College Park, and The Woodlands High schools. All volunteer names were entered in a daily raffle for chances to win gift cards or prizes from a variety of generous local shops and restaurants. If you want to know when our next event will be, please see our WEBSITE.

THANK YOU
SPONSORS, DONORS, AND FRIENDS OF THE COUNCIL

A special thank you to the Anchor Sponsors of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival: Howard Hughes, Visit The Woodlands, Stella Artois, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Woodlands Township, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy. For more information about becoming a sponsor, donor or Friend of the Council, visit our WEBSITE.

DR. DAVID GOTTLIEB TEACHER'S AWARD
PRESENTED TO DAVID FERNACHAK

Featured Artist: Nolan Prohaska

Maria Holmes, Vice President of The Woodlands Arts Council, recently presented a certificate and award of $2,000 to Conroe High School Theater Arts teacher David Fernachak. The Dr. David Gottlieb Outstanding Teaching Achievement in the Arts Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the performing and visual arts, is named in honor of David Gottlieb, one of the founding members of The Woodlands Arts Council.

DAN THE DRUMMER VISITS THE WOODLANDS!

Dan the Drummer

A visit from Dan Egger-Belandria, affectionately known as “Dan the Drummer” was recently sponsored by The Woodlands Arts Council. Dan made several stops in Montgomery County during this visit, including Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands, JJAEP (Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program), Juvenile Detention Center and Woodhaven Village Assisted Living Facility. Dan’s visit is in keeping with The Council’s mission to provide arts enrichment programs to youth, senior adults and those with special needs and circumstances. His unique, hands on drumming sessions are designed to help people express their emotions, instill confidence and creativity, and have fun making music!

TWAC BOARD MEMBERS JUDGE
CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Many thanks to TWAC Board Members Alex Bunch, Sue Burke Harrington and Kimberly Wallace Lacayo and TWAC Education Outreach Coordinator Chloe Snow for serving among the six judges for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady's office. The local contest was provided for high school students in the 8th Congressional District and is conducted nationwide by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of high school students.

Dan the Drummer

Chloe Snow, Amber Royall, Sue Burke Harrington, Alex Bunch, Kim Lacayo and Brandi Prater display the artwork they selected to win the 2018 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady’s office.

ART BENCH PROJECT
EXPANDS TO HUGHES LANDING

Art Benches Coming to Hughes Landing

The Woodlands Arts Council is proud to announce that Phase IV of its Art Bench Project will include sites in The Woodlands’ newest urban venue, Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands. The Woodlands Arts Council is now seeking underwriters for six new art benches that will be added to a collection of 20 already situated on or near The Woodlands Waterway including six planned for installation in the Fall of 2018. The deadline for underwriting an Art Bench in this fourth phase is October 1, 2018.

For more information contact Wendy Paynter
wendy@thewoodlandsartscouncil.org
or call her at 713-504-6432.

WINE & FOOD WEEK OPPORTUNITY: ART OF THE HEIST

Art Benches Coming to Hughes Landing

Restock Your Wine Bar

Win a collection of fine wine and accessories

Prize Tickets $20/each

  • Participants must be 21 and older.
  • Winner does not have to be present to win.
  • Delivery only available to Texas residents within a 100 mile radius of The Woodlands, TX.
  • A total of 750 tickets will be available at $20 per ticket.
  • We accept credit cards on-line.
  • Stop by The Woodlands Arts Council booth to purchase prize tickets at the H-E-B Wine Walk on June 7 at Market Street and The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting on June 9 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. We accept cash and credit cards.

Texas Commission on the Arts
National Endowement for the Arts

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stella Artois
The Woodlands Development Company
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