Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DSFAA Meeting March 3rd 2014

 Bonnie Smith Williams will present the Denham Springs Fine Art Association program for the March third meeting. The program will be about "Embracing Your Mistakes" using a creative approach to make mistakes productive and beneficial to a painting. She will bring a canvas for painting  to demonstrate some methods and techniques used in her work. Everyone attending the meeting will be encouraged to paint on the canvas. The finished painting will be used as an item for a DSFAA fund raiser.   You are invited to attend the meeting and try your hand at painting.  The meetings start at 7 p.m.  in the conference room at the Denham Springs Municipal building, 941 Government Drive, Denham Springs, LA.  Memberships are being accepted at this time. So if you are not a member join now! Refreshments will be served before the program.

Check out the DSFAA blog or call 225-791-1896 for more information. Contact Bonnie Smith Williams at

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DSFAA January and February Photographs provided by Charlotte Walker

A big "Thank You" to Charlotte Walker for providing us with these photos from our last two meetings. It is always nice to preserve memories of good times we have had. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thou Art Jones and Company Art Exhibit South Branch Library

"Thou Art Jones and Company" Art Exhibit South Branch Library “Thou Art Jones and Company” February, March and April 2014 Chris Bajon Jones and Pat Zeller Art Exhibit South Branch Library 23477 LA Highway 444* Livingston, LA, 70754 *Ph. (225) 698-3015 Chris Bajon Jones of Denham Springs, LA along with Pat Zeller of Denham Springs, LA will be the guest artist for February, March and April 2014 at the South Branch Library, 23477 Highway in Livingston, LA. The exhibit “Thou Art Jones and Company” can be seen during regular business hours: Monday and Wednesday: 9a.m. – 6p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. -8 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jones and Zeller are members of the Denham Springs Fine Art Association. Chris Jones is currently serving as President and Pat Zeller is serving on the board of directors. For more information call the library at (225) 698-3015 or contact the artist directly. Chris Bajon Jones (225) 664- 5290 Email: Pat Zeller (225) 791-0578 Email: PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE EXHIBIT Thou Art Jones and Company Art Exhibit Video If you have trouble viewing please go to my website:

Art League of Central invites DSFAA to Kathy Stone Miller Workshop

The Art League of Central is privileged to host a one day workshop entitled “Composition & Critique” led by watercolorist Kathy Miller Stone. Ms. Stone has been a professional artist for 50 years in both water color and oil, has received multiple awards for her work, is a member of 17 watercolor societies, and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women in the Arts. Her work has been published in several journals and books. She will be offering critiques and advice on works in progress, along with leading participants in exercises in composition. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 22, from 9:00-4:00, at Magnolia United Methodist Church, 16024 Greenwell Springs Road, Central. There will be a half hour break for lunch, please bring your own. The cost is $31.00 for members of the ALC, $40 for non-members, and is due with the registration. Space is limited, so this is offered on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is February 15. Participants shall bring a work in progress, in any medium, for Ms. Stone’s input, and shall bring their own supplies. Mail the registration and the workshop fee to The Art League of Central, P.O. Box 78157, Central, LA 70837. For additional information, email, or phone 413-2162.

Pure Vivid Color Painting Workshop- Carol Ordogne

Pure Vivid ColorPainting Workshop With local artist, Carol Ordogne DATE:  Saturday, February 15, 2014TIME:  10:00am  to 3:30pmFEE:   $65 | $75 non-membersREGISTER BY: February 8    Chase away the winter blahs with a bright palette of colors and make a painting from your favorite photo. During this one-day intensive workshop, Carol will demonstrate toning canvas in bright complimentary colors and then painting in the broken color style.Open to all levels.Oil or acrylic.Easels are provided.Included in fee: acrylic gesso mix for toning, handouts, Tombo pen  Carol Ordogne studied art at the University of Hawaii before moving to Louisiana in 1981. She now resides in Mandeville, LA, where she is a full-time artist and instructor. Carol also enjoys visiting and painting in the mountains of the West, often hiking miles to find the perfect view. Suggested supply list is available by clicking here and at STAA and Mo's Art Supply & Framing.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM TODAY!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

DSFAA February General Meeting Monday February 3, 2014

Our Denham Springs Fine Art Association General Meeting will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building at 941 Government Drive in Denham Springs. Our Guest speaker will be Marita Gentry and below is her bio and a little bit about her. As President of the club I would like to personally invite new and old  to come out and show support for the club and partake in some good food and an interesting program.
Thank you all!
Chris Bajon Jones
President of DSFAA

Artist -Marita Gentry

artist, illustrator, designer, teacher, person.

Welcome to my world!  That is the song my husband sang to me as I came down the isle. That is what I say to you as you browse through my website.
What do I do?
I paint, illustrate, design, and teach art.
Why? Because it is a passion in my head I cant get a way from. I love to interpret a the humor in the character and bring it out. I like to design words.  I love color and the feel of a paint brush full of paint on the canvas.
Why? Because I am starting to like using my wacom pad and pencil...because I love to print out a new design and see if the colors are right. 
Why? I teach because I enjoy passing on my love of creating. I enjoy encouraging people to be creative.  I love to welcome people to a new world.
Who? I am a little girl raised by an artist mom who taught me to believe I could do anything I thought I could.  I was lucky. 
I grew up to marry a great guy who sings really wonderfully.  I grew up some more and had a daughter. She grew up to be beautiful and smart.
What did I do while we all grew up? first just watercolors, then I painted oils, then I decided to try acrylics, then mixed media. I painted for years.  All this time I worked in several art galleries. I decided it was my turn. I stopped working to become a full time artist. Good thing that great guy had a good job.
I painted art! Things looked up.  I started teaching art. Things were looking much better.  I was very very lucky and illustrated a book.  I got more books.  Then I decided I wanted to design.  That is where I am now. I still paint, illustrate, teach, and now design.  I like having a large world. Welcome to my world.   (225)439-6999