Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 
6:30 pm at the McDowell Arts Center at 123 E. McDowell Street in
Matthews, NC


Susan Lackey 
Water and Wax

Susan will show us a new twist on the age-old batik process.  This process is suitable for any water based medium; watercolor, acrylic, colored inks, etc.  Susan uses wax as a resist on rice paper.  She will demonstrate the process and the tools involved.  There will be lots of whimsical artwork on display as well.  Susan says this about the process; (it’s a bit unpredictable and that makes it more fun.  And, the wax seems to intensify the color of the pigment.  You are only limited by the size of the rice paper and your imagination.”  Join us on January 10 for this fun demonstration. 
Susan will also be holding a workshop on January 28th at the McDowell Arts Center in Matthews.  Click here for information and registration form. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

MAG Member Pre-Holiday Show


Take-in: November 5 from 10-12
Take-down: December 10 from 10-12

123 E. McDowell St, Matthews, NC

Bring up to four pieces to display and sell in the McDowell Arts Center Gallery just in time for the holidays!  Tell your friends to come on in to do some early shopping.

​ Shoppers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting.  The winning artist will receive a ribbon for "Best In Show".

Artists should keep pricing at or below 250.00 to be competitively priced and all artwork must be properly wired and ready to hang.  
Not a member? You are invited to join at take-in.

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​can edit it.)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MAG Meeting November 8th, 2016

Gina Strumpf
Matthews Artists Center
123 McDowell St. Matthews
November 8th, 2016 6:30 pm

"Paint what you see.. The alla prima approach to painting"

Using color, form and edges to create  breathtaking images from a still life, Gina will share her approach to painting. She has recently studied with Daniel Keys, renowned still life artist, who has in turn been mentored by Master Artist, Richard Schmid. She is happy to share the many lessons she has learned on her Artistic journey . This is a demo you will not want to miss. No matter your medium, you will take away valuable information. 

Gina happily makes a living pursuing a lifelong passion, Art. She is a Golden Artist Educator and Resident artist for Cunard. She is represented in Fine Art Galleries from Washington DC to Atlanta Ga. Her work is described as contemporary impressionism. She is most noted for her 'Rainy Day Cityscapes'. Her love of travel and beauty is evident in her work. She makes her home in Charlotte, NC and her studio door is always open.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Watercolor study group

Watercolor study group


Join others watercolor artist who meet each week at the Matthews Art Center at the Matthews Community Center.

Make plans to join other water colorist for fun and learning. Bring a friend!

Just bring your materials to paint with and any pictures you would like to work on. Get help from the group.

THE BEST PART IS IT'S FREE !   No DUES or FEES. No sign up, just come and PAINT.

This is an ongoing group that meets each week on Tuesday's 
From 9:00 to 12:00 downstairs in the McDowell Art Center at the Matthews Community center

So make plans to come and improve your art.
Open to beginner, intermediate and advanced water color artist.
For more information email:

October 11, 2016 Meeting

October 11, 2016
Sharron Burns
"Colorful and Spontaneous Watercolor"
Who says a squirrel has to be gray or shells have to be white?  Start with some water, add lots of color, move it around, spray more water and let dry.  Then, add a few details and "VOILA" a colorful animal emerges and what fun!  Watch as Sharron shows you how to create wonderful and whimsical paintings that you will enjoy.  This is one demo that you don't want to miss.  No matter what your medium you can create a fantastic piece of art.

Sharron, a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a degree in Fine Arts, has exhibited with the Silver Brush Society, Charlotte Artists Society, Matthews Artists Guild, the Guild of Charlotte Artists, and Nancy Couick Studios and Gallery in Charlotte.  She is described as a contemporary still life painter whose works reflect her love of still life subjects plus crystal and glass and how it diffuses the light and shadows.  Her work can be found at
Members, friends, and those interested in fine arts
are welcome to attend our monthly meetings on the SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Our meetings are free and open to the public.  September's meeting will be in the
McDowell Arts Center
123 East McDowell Street, Matthews, NC