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.
The 2014 ART SHOWS!
(Prospectus for the 2014 Student and Adult Art Shows)
The Student Art show is open to all high school students in Collin County, including home schooled.
The Adult Art Show is open to all residents of Collin County 18 and older. Non-residents who have an affiliation with an art organization in Collin County are also eligible.
This year both art shows will take place at the same time in the McKinney Performing Arts Center. The Student Art Show will take place downstairs and the Adult Art Show will take place upstairs.
The art shows will be open to the public from April 11-13, 2014 (Friday-Sunday). The (combined) Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 11, from 7-9pm.
Adult and Student Artists --- Go to the Art Shows web page to download the Prospectus for the art show you plan to enter. The Prospectus for each show provides the information about the show, eligibility requirements, categories that will be judged, fees and rules, how to enter, and forms to complete and mail. Both shows have multiple categories with cash prizes, as well as Best of Show and other awards.
Art Club Members-- the chairpeople for the art shows need your help. Volunteers make these shows possible; they would not happen without you! There are a host of different tasks that must be done, and many helpers lighten the load considerably. Be sure to sign up at the monthly meetings as soon as possible and support the chairpeople who are already at work to make these events happen. (It is fun and also a great way to meet new people :)
The Art Club of McKinney has art shows every year to recognize and reward the amazing artists in Collin County. It costs money to have art shows. And it costs even more money to have cash prizes for the artists who win awards. Help us raise money to support our local artists.
We gladly accept donations to help fund our art shows. A favorite fund raiser is the Silent Auction. If you have something of value in excellent condition, or can donate gift certificates, please email us at email@example.com. We will get in touch with you and pick up your donation. Or you can bring your donation to our general meetings on 2nd Thursdays (we meet at the address at the top of this page) or you can mail it to our PO Box on the About Us page. We also accept cash and checks. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization and can provide a receipt for your donations for tax purposes.
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 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.
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.
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!
A member may set up a table at the general meeting to showcase and sell their work. Please check with Gail McLaughlin in advance.
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!
For more information on Arts in the North Texas area, visit Art Groups DFW.