April 2016

April 2016 Meeting

The next general meeting is Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 9:30 am - noon. You are welcome to join us :)

We are meeting at the Carriage House (behind the Heard-Craig House, see map below). Please park in the areas marked below.

Program: "
The Business of Art"

Our upcoming meeting, " The Business of Art", will be directed by Jeni Tomlinson and Anne Royer. They will be discussing the various ways we can sell our artwork online, how we can enter shows, how to interact with the business community and many other ways we can make our art profitable! This program will be very interactive with you! It's a great time to discuss the things that have or have not worked for us!


Jeni Tomlinson and Anne Royer have been friends and co-dreamers of the Artist Community in McKinney for over 20 years. They have both worked together and separately in the design field, doing murals, faux finishes, cabinets, furniture, teaching children and adults and whatever crazy thing in the arts that will pay the bills.

Anne is in the leadership of the Arts and Music Guild which promotes the Arts locally and supports students reaching their dreams in the arts with the Summer Music Intensives. She is passionate about artists finding their way and expressing themselves and has encouraged so many with her tireless efforts in the annual Music in Motion event every Fall. Anne created a new outlet in 'The Cove" a new artist's co-op gallery that is soon to be established downtown.


Jeni and her husband, Charlie, work together in their studio/workshop refinishing furniture, creating new painting commissions, and running around as subcontractors building furniture and doing fancy/schmancy color finishes on cabinets in people's homes. They are usually tired, dirty and very happy together.

Jeni and Anne will be speaking about the Business of Art. The discussion will include social media, accessing the professionals in the design field, finding outlets to show your work in galleries or juried shows, and some of the basics of organization that will help your get started. Come ready to share your questions and your own happy/horror stories of business in the ARTS.


May Luncheon

Our May luncheon is on May 12, 2016. Food will be catered to the Heard Craig House and we will eat there. Your reservation and food will be ordered ONLY IF YOU PAY IN ADVANCE. We need your payment of $15 at the April meeting. Please come prepared to reserve your seat with cash, check or credit card. Credit cards will be accepted with a $2.00 convenience fee. More details on the luncheon will be provided later, but assure it will be fun!


Refreshments will be provided by our hosts: Maribeth Jagger, Maggie Golinsky, and Jane Overman. Remember to give them a big hug and thank them :)

Be sure to stop by the membership table to sign in, and pick up your name tag,

There WILL be a Mini Art Show at this meeting, so bring one piece of your art work to show. Members will vote on the art work and you could receive a gift certificate from Asel Art.


About The Art Club of McKinney

About Us: Includes information about the monthly meetings, how to join, postal mail address, email address, list of Board of Directors, list of Committee Chairperson, and a link to a map.

Calendar: A calendar of Art Club events from June 2015-May 2016, 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 Art Club of McKinney, founded in 1914 in McKinney, Texas, was created to encourage the appreciation of visual art in the community. 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 Carriage House (behind the Heard-Craig House at 205 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX), 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.