Thursday, December 3, 2009

Today hear Ira Chaffin on Tapestry, NPR

Hear our leader, Ira Chaffin, owner of a Sculpture school in 5 Points, Birmingham, Alabama on National Public Radio today. On the first Thursday at 3pm on Tapestry, NPR interviews distinguished people in the community.

Let us know if you heard this interview and what you think.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Costume Night, first Tuesday of the month.

One of our long time friends of X's Eight, Catherine Cabaniss, is having a show with her fellow artists this Friday, December 4th.

The Place is 21st Street Studios

The time is 4:30 to 9 pm.

The address is 21st Street Studios
111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. So
Birmingham, Al 35233
You may see the gallery at it's scheduled times or call for an appointment 324-0405

Monday, November 23, 2009

We are meeting this Tuesday night, Nov. 24th

We have our terrific blonde model, Kelsey with us again. She has been great. I will post pictures from the last two weeks soon. Watch for it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Official invite for The Club members

2009 Art Show!

"Meet the Artists" Reception
Thursday, November 19th
Gold Room fron 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

There is no charge to attend the event! Light Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Full bar will be available for member charge! Please call 326-6990, ext. 116 to RSVP.

The Club will host an Art Show featuring a group of local artists known as the Stray Art Salon in the Gold Room for three days only! This is the perfect time to purchase that special piece for your home or to give as a Christmas present.

Don Estes, Arthur Umlauf, Hank Siegel, Jeanie Robertson, Deb Paradise, Beverly Owen, Warren Mullins, Susan Gainer, Laura Brookhart, and Deborah Ballog

The Stray Art Salon is a loose knit group of well known artists who work at creating art on a full time basis. Each member has or is exhibiting at most of the galleries in the Birmingham area as well as galleries in New Orleans, Florida, and North Carolina. Several different disciplines are evident in their work including bronze and wood sculpture, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, works in clay, photography, photo montage, colorful fused glass, watercolor and more!

Artists will also be available on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm in the Gold Room.

Stray Art Salon this Thursday night at The Club

STRAY ART SALON Getting ready for the first Group Show of the Stray Art Salon . Opening Thursday night at THE CLUB , atop Red Mountain in Birmingham . Although this show is exclusive to Members and their guests , the Stray Artists are excited and will be announcing soon the official Grand Opening of their Cooperative Gallery .
Yesterday at 6:18pm

Monday, October 12, 2009

Looking forward to being with my x's 8 friends Tuesday night. Join us if you can.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

good figure study

Hello from Sovj, Croatia

I thought I would keep up with you as I'm not able to be back until the 3rd week in October as it stands.

This is another Amsterdam shot.

We are on the coast of Croatia today. Just beautiful.

We had our car towed from a large city...I'm trying to forget the name of the's the capitol actually.

We survived. It could have been stolen...and that would have been a problem just money couldn't fix.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Carley Strickland

This is the second evening that Carley worked on her graphite drawing. She has great skills.
Her mom, Terry is also one of our long time x's eight artists. She handled the camera and got this excellent shot.
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Russell Scruggs

This study was done on Belgium linen cavas in oil.
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Charles Black

Conte pencil on paper
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David Majors

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Lynette McCarey

Lynette is working with pastel on Canson paper.
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Caroline Lavender works in watercolor and this may have pastel added.
This is our 3rd week with Jessica in this pose.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Karen Ohlman Watercolor

This great colorful watercolor by Karen Ohlman is beautifully bright and impressionistic.
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Lynette McCarey

Lynette's beautiful pastel is on green Cason paper.
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This is Terry Strickland's daughters sketch completed last night. She is visiting for the summer with her mother, an old time X's eight artist. Her daughter is going to the Savannah School of Art and Design. What a great rendition.
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David Majors

This is graphite on paper. David got a great angle but my picture is unfortunately fuzzy. I will get it again next week.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This is the first day of Justine's oil. Tonight color!

Tonight, June 9th

We will have Jessica for the 2nd week of 4 weeks in the same pose. Jessica is lounging on a bright green velvet loveseat. She will hold this pose for 20 minutes and then 10 minute break for 2 hours.

Come and join us. All mediums welcome.