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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2919 Manchaca Rd, Suite 102
Austin, Texas 78704

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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

The Creative Arts Society is very proud of the road we have traveled since 1999. We have had many members over the years and have watched the organization grow and become well known in the Austin area. Recently we changed from monthly meetings to quarterly meetings and our art exhibits continue to grow as do the artists in their perspective mediums. Creative Arts Society stands proud of our position in the art world and we will continue to do so for many years to come.

Recently, we lost a very special venue but we gained another. We had to say goodbye to Amplify Credit Union and we said hello to Texas Association of Community Colleges. The first exhibit will be installed October 13th at 10 a.m.

Creative Arts Society also had to say goodbye to one of our dear members, James Beckett. James was the venue coordinator of the Cypress Grill on William Cannon. James held that post for many years and we all loved him and his insight into the world of art and photography. It is difficult to lose such a good friend, and we are thankful for the friendship we had with James for many years.

The November meeting will be a busy meeting. It will be my last time serving as your President. We will have the election of the new Board. Running for President is Leslie Kell; Vice President is Robb McKenzie, Secretary is Cecile Bogan; Treasurer is Lisa Hollins, Public Relations is Barry Eigen; Membership is Sharon Bibbee, Past President is Sharon Bibbee. Other positions on the board will be Exhibit Chairs: Jane Fier and Marilyn Rodriguez; Special Events will be Sharon Bibbee; Newsletter and Website Liaison – Leslie Kell; Publicity – Joyce LaBaw; Programs – Jane Fier; Communications – Denise Schneyer and Historian – Joan Lawson. You will receive a ballot via email for voting purposes. Please respond to Sharon Bibbee with your voting preferences or it will be assumed that you voted for the candidates on the ballot.

My final word as President of this great Creative Arts Society is  “Thanks to each of you for making my three years meaningful to me and for the growth as a human being and the learning experience as an artist.” I am looking forward to the new year and new ideas. Sharon Bibbee, President

Special Announcements

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.