September 2016 Artist of the Month

Peggy Appleby

Peggy Appleby studied art with renowned artists, Geza de Vegh, Fritz Cleary and Grace Graupe-Pillard. She has been painting since 1965 and uses oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and pen and ink. Her subject matter includes landscape, seascape, still life, and portraits. She also sculpts, using clay. Peggy enjoys Plein Air painting, which is done on location. She is fascinated with the bright colors and strong contrast between light and dark in nature and expresses this in her work.

Peggy has exhibited in one-person and group shows in NJ, SC, GA, FL, and TX and has been represented by galleries, including the Anderson Art Museum and Tallulah Falls Gallery, as well as the Hartwell Fine Arts Center, which she owned and operated for about 15 years. She has paintings in private and public collections and has won many prizes in juried shows.

Peggy earned an Associate in Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Monmouth University and a Masters degree from the University of Georgia. She taught children and adults of all ages in her own gallery as well as museums in NJ, SC, GA, and Florida. She also taught in the pubic school systems in those states and also worked as a preschool administrator. Her private accomplishments include four lovely children and four wonderful grandchildren.
September 2016 Artist of the Month: Peggy Appleby

The Creative Arts Society is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Art-ist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community.

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About CAS
November 7, 2016

The Creative Arts Society (CAS) meets on the first Wednesday of each month except January, July, and August. The meeting is held on the 10th floor of the ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 West 290, Austin, Texas, in the Faculty Lounge. Networking and socializing begins at 6:30 PM. The meeting begins at 7 PM and is comprised of a short business meeting usually followed by a program reflecting one of the many diversified artistic medi - ums represented by the membership or information pertaining to the marketing of art. This may include demonstration of techniques, slide shows, and/or guest speakers who present meaningful suggestions about being successful in the “business of art.” Artists are always encouraged to bring samples of their artistic creations for the group to view.

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Welcome to CAS!

The Creative Arts Society is an Austin based, non-profit 501(c)(3) thriving arts organization actively promoting the development of the “Artist in Everyone” for the expanding growth and diversity of our community. Our vision is to be a vital presence in the community inspiring: Cultural enrichment, Community participation, and respect for diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness and appreciation for and through the Arts.

Presidents Message

September is here and it is still summer, schools in session and time to devote to your art again. I do hope you have had a great summer doing lots of fun things with family and friends. I hope you have also had a chance to show others your artwork

As President and Special Events Coordinator, I have been busy with art for CAS. We currently have a beautiful juried exhibit at Link and Pin Art Gallery on 2235 East 6th Street. The reception was this past Saturday evening and it was totally a successful evening. Lots of friends and fans attended the show and 100% of the artists attended the reception. A special Thank You goes to Jane Fier for helping me hang the show. A special thanks goes to Bill and Jane Fier for working the refreshment table the entire evening. They did a great job keeping the table looking fresh all evening. Jane and I received many compliments on how beautiful the show was hung. In addition, a special Thank You goes to Brenda Armistead and Robb Mckenzie for bringing the pedestals to the gallery and a special Thank You to Kathi Herrin for loaning the pedestals to CAS at no charge. We had 21 artists in this beautiful show and each provided refreshments for our guests. I want to thank each artist for all the hard work performed to make this show one of our greatest.

Another sad note to share with you is that we are about to say goodbye to Amplify Credit Union. The last day we will have our art in Amplify FCU will be October 22nd. The credit union will be moving to their new location and will dedicate their walls to promoting the credit union instead of CAS. Many years Amplify has dedicated their walls to CAS and we truly appreciate the years of art and artist promotion given to us by them. We will always remember the recognition we have received from Amplify and their dedication to the community in which they serve.

Another big show coming up in December. We will have a show at the Georgetown Library in December. This is a large venue and a great chance to hang your larger pieces of art. The Call for Art will be coming out in late October. Watch for this and please apply to this new venue.

It has been my honor to serve CAS for the last 3 years. Soon we will be voting for and installing a new Board for 2017. We want to be as supportive of the new board as you have been to me. I thank you for your friendship and the art, tips and tricks I have learned from each of you.
Sharon Bibbee, President.

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To become a member of Creative Arts Society, please go to Membership Info to complete the application. You can pay your dues, hanging fee and entry fees on PayPal. If you want to be included in our exhibits which includes the website, then complete and sign the waiver and release. The waiver and release states that CAS does not have any liability for your art nor does the venue where the art is hanging. The signed release also gives CAS the right to show your artwork on our website, newsletter, Facebook, and other advertising as deemed appropriate for CAS.