Michele Missner
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My professional career was as a librarian. I retired from the Appleton (Wisconsin) Area School District in 2000. My husband and I moved from Appleton, WI, to Austin, Texas in January 2012.
I have enjoyed drawing and painting for most of my life. I began painting in watercolor about 25 years ago when I took a painting class in the summer at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, WI. Until I retired, my painting was a summer hobby. After retiring, I had more time to devote to painting and it has became an integral part of my life.
I love watercolor for its experimental quality. I enjoy painting all kinds of subject matter and abstracts. Abstracts and abstracts with collage are my passion. After taking many workshops, I feel that I have found a direction for my work. Much of my recent painting is abstract.
Painting is a wonderful way of problem solving. When I paint, I find that I concentrate wholly on the work at hand. Like most artists, if a painting does not seem to work, I try to find what I can do to make it come together.
April Artist of the Month: Michele Missner
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UPCOMING meeting
May 6, 2015
Program: Show and Tell

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 mediums 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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Upcoming Meeting
North Hills Gallery
May 6–31, 2015
Reception: May 17, 12:15-1:15

Title: Texas Tones

Artists: Members of Austin’s Creative Arts Society presents an all member juried show featuring the colors of Texas to celebrate spring. The Creative Arts Society welcomes artists working in all visual arts media.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 AM-5 PM, Friday 10AM- Noon, Sunday 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Closed Saturday
Contact: 512-345-4546
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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

Spring is finally here and I found some new pep in my step. I hope Spring has the same effect on you as it does on me. Spring is also a busy time for artists. We are scheduling shows, painting new works for shows and attending all of the CAS monthly meetings. Right! Just a reminder that we are currently collecting submissions for the Breckenridge Art Show. We will be hanging a new show at North Hills Gallery May 5th which is a juried show with cash awards. We will also have the ballots and pencils so you can select the People’s Choice painting.

Don’t forget, the CAS meeting for April is Show & Tell. Bring two paintings and let’s have a great time learning from each other. See you at the Pinnacle on April 1st.

Thank you,
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.