What's on this website?

About Us: Includes information about the monthly meetings, how to join, postal mail address, email address, list of Board of Directors, list of Committee Chairpersons.

Calendar: A calendar of Art Club events from June 2013-May 2014, including board meetings, general meetings, hosts and programs, art shows, and other relevant events.

Artists Gallery: Free gallery of members' art

Members: Names of current members. Other member information (address, telephone, email, website, art interests) is displayed upon member request.

Sponsors: List of organizations sponsoring the club during this club year, including information about the sponsor and a link to their website.

Art Links: Eclectic list of organizations recommended by members. Includes all sorts of galleries, stores, workshops, art media, discount, specialty, local, online, etc. Definitely worth a look see.

~~~~~ 2014 STUDENT and ADULT ART SHOWS ~~~~~

April 11, 2014 Friday, Noon-9pm

April 12, 2014 Saturday, 10am-9pm

April 13, Noon-2pm

McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
111 N. Tennessee
McKinney, TX

The (combined) Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 11, from 7-9pm.


~~~~~ The 2014 ART SHOWS NEED VOLUNTEERS! ~~~~~

Volunteers and the Silent Auction
We NEED volunteers make these shows possible; they would not happen without you!

Please contact Cindy Brown ASAP to volunteer for the Student Art Show.

Please contact Gail McLaughlin ASAP to volunteer for the Adult Art Show, Silent Auction, and Reception.


Art Shows Links

50th Annual Collin County Adult Art Show

Student Art Show

Prospectus for the 2014 Student and Adult Art Shows


The Art Club of McKinney, founded in 1914 in McKinney, Texas, was created to encourage the appreciation of visual art in the community. Nearly 100 years later, the club continues to support this goal with:

  • monthly meetings for members and visitors
  • lectures on art topics
  • demonstrations and workshops of various media and techniques
  • art shows for adults and children
  • organized visits to museums and gallery exhibits
  • field trips to “paint outside the gallery”
  • directory of local artists
  • online gallery for art club members
The Art Club of McKinney meets at the Heard-Craig Gallery, 306 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, August through May. The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and the program starts at 10 am.

The program generally includes a presentation/demo by a visiting artist and occasionally, after a brief lunch break, a workshop taught by the visiting artist. Light refreshments and time to socialize are available at the beginning, middle, and/or end of each meeting.

You may join the Art Club of McKinney in person at the monthly meeting or any time by completing the membership application located in About Us.

Sign In at the Meeting
Cher Marsden is our Membership chairperson this year. Be sure to sign in at the Membership desk before the meeting and get your name tag. Please don't forget to return your name tag to Cher before you leave.

Visitors are always welcome. Please sign in at the Membership desk before the meeting.

Centennial Donation     
If you have something nice to donate to the Centennial Celebration Fund, please bring it to the general meeting and give it to Florene Hendrix.

The Art Club will be 100 years old on November 14, 2014. Carol Kovacs will be coordinating a celebration worthy of 100 years!

Members Showcase
A member may set up a table at the general meeting to showcase and sell their work. Please check with Gail McLaughlin in advance.

Artists Gallery
If you have art works in the Artists Gallery, now is a good time to update your gallery. If you don't have any art works in the Artists Gallery, now is a good time to set up your Artists Gallery. Go to the Artists Gallery to see how it works. It is FREE to have your work in the gallery. It is also good to provide a way for people to reach you: a link to your website or your email address. You never know when someone would like to commission you to do something for them!


The Art Club Yearbook
The Art Club Yearbook, which contains our Constitution, By-Laws, Membership Directory and other useful information, is available to all paid members at every meeting. Each member receives a free copy of the Yearbook. Replacement copies are $2 each. Be sure to check the back of your Yearbook for a membership card, good for 20% discounts at Asel Art.

New Art Club Yearbooks will be assembled during the summer and made available at the September 2014 general meeting to paid members.

The Art Club Year starts June 1, 2014 and ends May 30, 2015. There will be no general meetings during June and July; they will resume on the 2nd Thursday of August 2014.