April 2016 Artist of the Month


March’s tropical and sea life paintings have been inspired by her travels to Hawaii, Cancun and Port Aransas, Texas. Her mountain and hills paintings and pastels reflect her visual experience of living in Norway and also in the Texas Hill Country. A recent series of paintings are of the Austin skyline at night.
She works in several different series of artworks, different themes (tropical, sea life, cactus, abstracts, Nordic landscapes, hill country, abstracts, animals and Austin cityscapes). Her paintings and pastels are colorful and expressionistic, reflecting our perception of and interaction with favorite places and subject matter; in the context of physical places, emotional states of mind, or a point in time that we cherish from our own, unique, individual journey that we all make on this earth.
She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with concentration in Studio Art/ Painting and Drawing. March works in a variety of media: oils or acrylics on canvas, and pastels.
April 2016 Artist of the Month: March Mattingly

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About CAS
May 4, 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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Upcoming Meeting
Riverbend Inspirational Gallery
February 5 – May 6, 2016

This is a very special CAS exhibition featuring works from our members including pastels, oil, watercolor, acrylics, fiber art, photography, and more.

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Riverbend Inspirational Gallery
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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

Austin has changed in many ways each year such as traffic, increased population and construction. I am sure Austin has other changes but the TRAFFIC is the change that has affected our CAS Family. Members that live North, East, West and South have experienced difficulties in getting around Austin during morning, early afternoon and evening traffic. It makes sense that getting into bumper to bumper traffic is not a fun or a pleasant experience for anyone. This traffic has taken a toll on our monthly CAS meetings, which has caused attendance to our monthly meetings to decline.

When you are not there, I ask why are we there? Therefore, I called a Special Board meeting to see what we should do. The Board had a meeting of the minds and a decision was made that we would change from Monthly meetings to Quarterly meetings. The decision was reached that we would have CAS membership meetings in February, May, September and November. The quarterly meetings will begin with the September 2016 meeting.

We will continue having our meetings for April, May and June. Beginning in September, we will begin the quarterly meetings.

All efforts will be put into our quarterly programs. We want our programs to be so outstanding that you will be willing to challenge the traffic to attend the meetings 4 times per year The goal of the Board is to keep up with our membership needs and to continue our challenge in producing beautiful art and showing that beautiful art all over Austin.

I hope you will enjoy the change that has been made in our meeting schedule and all of CAS membership will work with us to keep CAS growing. We are now 17 years young and are looking forward to many years ahead.

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.