Calendar

This Event List shows all types of McMurray Art League events in monthly calendar view. You can change the view to Week, Month, Year or List. Click on an event to see more details and register.

Members should first log in to be offered the member price. You must register for the series or separately for each day you plan to attend.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd. McMuuray, PA 15317
    • 11
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 5

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/16 and 10/23 sessions from the Calendar separately.)  


     

    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 11
    Register

    Advanced editing of photos. 

    1. Photo resizing – practically we can use any software we like, but I personally prefer MSPAINT as that typically give me easier interface. This is not very hard to grasp, so we should be okay with what the participants are comfortable with and can cover multiple software if need be.
    2. Type of files – we will cover JPEG, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP, RAW.
    3. Calibration – we will talk about it, however for this we typically need hardware. I have a datacolor spyder5 express to calibrate my monitor.
    4. We can to use PhotoScape for further editing. I have PhotoScape X Pro installed in my laptop. If participants are more comfortable in another one please let me know. I don’t really think that we need paid software to edit for our needs. In fact – I would also have not bought LightRoom had I known about PhotoScape or Gimp before J

    Register here for the series or for the 10/16 and 11/13 sessions separately from the calendar.

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317
    Register

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online or contact Sandy Conley by email at conley1973@verizon.net or phone at 724-942-0553 with artist's name, title, medium and price or NFS or POR.

    You may enter 3 paintings (or photos) unless they are very large, then perhaps only two.  We don't get many extremely large works.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print a brochure for the show. 

    There is no entry fee but a 10% commission on sold works is donated to the library and 5% to the League.

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Hope you can attend. If not please provide a report we can share at the meeting. 

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online by clicking here or contact Sandy Conley by email at conley1973@verizon.net or phone at 724-942-0553 with artist's name, title, medium and price or NFS or POR.

    You may enter 3 paintings (or photos) unless they are very large, then perhaps only two.  We don't get many extremely large works.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print a brochure for the show. 

    There is no entry fee but a 10% commission on sold works is donated to the library and 5% to the League for a total of %15.

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA, 15317
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 5

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/16, 10/23 sessions separately from the Calendar.)  


     

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MAL studio
    Register

    Are you ready for a night of food, fun and art?  Come join your fellow artists for our annual Lush Brush event. 

    We will be sharing food and wine and painting 6"x6" canvasses provided by MAL and donated to the art league for sale during the Holiday Artists' Market.  Bring art supplies of your choice (you could also paint greeting cards). Bring a beverage (wine, etc.) or food (appetizer, main dish or dessert). 

                                                          
    
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 16
    Register

    Christine will be teaching pastel portraits. Click here for an outline and supply list. 

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 8

    (Register for the series here or for 10/29, 10/31 and Nov. 1 sessions from Calendar separately.) 

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 7
    Register

    Christine will be teaching pastel portraits. Click here for an outline and supply list. 

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 8

    (Register for the series here or for 10/29, 10/31 and Nov. 1 sessions from Calendar separately.) 

    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

     Nancy Hokaj will be showing us how to fold origami items with a holiday theme. Usual studio fee.

    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 15
    Register

    Christine will be teaching pastel portraits. Click here for an outline and supply list. 

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 8

    (Register for the series here or for 10/29, 10/31 and Nov. 1 sessions from Calendar separately.) 

    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 15
    Register

    Christine will be teaching pastel portraits. Click here for an outline and supply list. 

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 8

    (Register for the series here or for 10/29, 10/31 and Nov. 1 sessions from Calendar separately.) 

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Register for the fall show by registering online or mailing registration forms and check postmarked by this date. For links to the Prospectus, Standards, Registration Form and Inventory Form, click here.

    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 13
    Register

    Pastel or Oil techniques. Learn the concepts and techniques of classical art; space, light and atmosphere. Color, composition , form, textures and pastel techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.  Individual instruction.

    For a pastel list,  Jim suggests getting a set of soft pastels from Sennelier; hard Nupastels and Rembrandt pastels;  Conte pencils; blending stumps; pastel toned papers made by Sennelier or Ampersand.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 11/5 and 11/6 sessions separately.) 

    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 13
    Register

    Pastel or Oil techniques. Learn the concepts and techniques of classical art; space, light and atmosphere. Color, composition , form, textures and pastel techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.  Individual instruction.

    For a pastel list,  Jim suggests getting a set of soft pastels from Sennelier; hard Nupastels and Rembrandt pastels;  Conte pencils; blending stumps; pastel toned papers made by Sennelier or Ampersand.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 11/5 and 11/6 sessions separately.) 

    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 15
    Register

    Pastel or Oil techniques. Learn the concepts and techniques of classical art; space, light and atmosphere. Color, composition , form, textures and pastel techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.  Individual instruction.

    For a pastel list,  Jim suggests getting a set of soft pastels from Sennelier; hard Nupastels and Rembrandt pastels;  Conte pencils; blending stumps; pastel toned papers made by Sennelier or Ampersand.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 11/5 and 11/6 sessions separately.) 

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 32
    Register

    Come learn to paint with Linda VanNewkirk! This is a class for beginner painters to learn to paint along with an instructor. You will be painting your own version of a 16"x20" painting with a holiday theme. All art supplies will be provided, including acrylic paint, brushes and a canvas. BYOB, if you want. Light snacks and beverages will be supplied.

    Class will be held at the McMurray Art League studios located in the McDowell Shops in Peters Township near Atria's restaurant. Street address is 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15367


    • Monday, November 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Darlene Sanders will teach us how to do zentangle. Please bring any Micron type pens and/or Bristol Smooth or Vellum paper. Extra supplies will be provided.

    There will be the usual $5 studio fee.

    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 16
    Register

    Advanced editing of photos. 

    1. Photo resizing – practically we can use any software we like, but I personally prefer MSPAINT as that typically give me easier interface. This is not very hard to grasp, so we should be okay with what the participants are comfortable with and can cover multiple software if need be.
    2. Type of files – we will cover JPEG, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP, RAW.
    3. Calibration – we will talk about it, however for this we typically need hardware. I have a datacolor spyder5 express to calibrate my monitor.
    4. We can to use PhotoScape for further editing. I have PhotoScape X Pro installed in my laptop. If participants are more comfortable in another one please let me know. I don’t really think that we need paid software to edit for our needs. In fact – I would also have not bought LightRoom had I known about PhotoScape or Gimp before.

    Register here for the series or for the 10/16 and 11/13 sessions separately from the calendar.

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting. Speaker Lisa Markowski who will talk about her work in mosaics.

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    This studio window exhibit is open to all McMurray Art League members. This exhibit is for small paintings, 10"x10" or smaller, including frame with a winter or holiday theme. Register online or email Darla Duffy at darla.duffy801@gmail.com with your name, title and price. Drop off your artwork Saturday November 30 11:00-12:00.

    There is no entry fee but a 15% commission on sold works is taken by MAL.

    • Sunday, November 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317

    Be sure to come to the reception on Monday November 18, 6-8 PM!

    Show hours the same as library hours hours, Mon-Thu 9-9, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4, Sun 12-4.

    • Sunday, November 17, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Fall show artists drop off work at venue.

    Register for the event to receive email reminder.

    Be sure to come to the reception on Monday November 18, 6-8 PM!

    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Join us for food and great art!

    Register to get an email reminder.

    • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    • 15
    Register

    We will have a Holiday Artists' Market at the Peters Library during the Fall Show. You may reserve a table by registering online or calling TBD. You may share a table but only one person should register. You are expected to be present for the entire sale time and conduct your own sales, collecting appropriate PA sales tax. No wall space will be available.

    Pay online or bring a check for $15 made out to MAL to the setup.


     
                                                                          
    
    • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Fall show artists pick up work at venue.

    Register for the event to receive email reminder.

    • Monday, November 25, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Hope you can attend. If not please provide a report we can share at the meeting. 

    • Saturday, November 30, 2019
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317

    This studio window exhibit is open to all McMurray Art League members. This exhibit is for small paintings, 10"x10" or smaller, including frame with a winter or holiday theme. Register online or email Darla Duffy at darla.duffy801@gmail.com with your name, title and price. Drop off your artwork Saturday November 30 11:00-12:00. To register by 9/30, click here.

    There is no entry fee but a 15% commission on sold works is taken by MAL.

    • Friday, December 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    Register

    We are planning a field trip to Clayton, the Frick family mansion, decorated for the holidays. We may do lunch at the Frick Café. More details to come.

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    The MAL Studio Gallery theme is "Warmth." 

    Please sign up and register online or send tag information (artist, title, medium, price, size) to Linda Saksa at saxa3@msn.com or 724-941-6413.

    You may enter up to 3 pieces, depending on number of entries and size.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print tags and a list for the show book. 

    There is no entry fee but a 15% commission on sold works is retained by MAL.

    Drop off is 5:00-6:00, Tuesday, 12/10.

    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MAL Studio

    The MAL Studio Gallery show changeover.

    Please sign up and register online by clicking here MAL Studio Themed Exhibit Registration Due or send tag information (artist, title, medium, price, size) to Linda Saksa at saxa3@msn.com or 724-941-6413.

    You may enter up to 3 pieces, depending on number of entries and size.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print tags and a list for the show book. 

    There is no entry fee but a 15% commission on sold works is retained by MAL.


    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Come join your art friends to celebrate the season.  Please bring an hors d'oeuvre or treats to share. Last year there was so much food, it served as our lunch!

    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317
    Register

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online or contact Sandy Conley by email at conley1973@verizon.net or phone at 724-942-0553 with artist's name, title, medium and price or NFS or POR.

    You may enter 3 paintings (or photos) unless they are very large, then perhaps only two.  We don't get many extremely large works.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print a brochure for the show. 

    There is no entry fee but a 10% commission on sold works is donated to the library and 5% to the League.

    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online by clicking here or contact Sandy Conley by email at conley1973@verizon.net or phone at 724-942-0553 with artist's name, title, medium and price or NFS or POR.

    You may enter 3 paintings (or photos) unless they are very large, then perhaps only two.  We don't get many extremely large works.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print a brochure for the show. 

    There is no entry fee but a 10% commission on sold works is donated to the library and 5% to the League for a total of %15.

    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Hope you can attend. If not please provide a report we can share at the meeting. 

    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register