Events

This Event List shows all types of McMurray Art League events in list view. You can change the view to Calendar then Week, Month, or Year. 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.

For a list of upcoming classes, click here.
For a list of upcoming exhibits, click here.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd. McMuuray, PA 15317
    • 14
    Register
    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    To the artist, it's a palette of color explosion to paint and we immediately think of what paint colors to mix and the techniques to capture these vibrant colors.

    Drawing is important to plan the design and composition using a sketch book, then the real fun begins when we put the drawing on paper and begin to paint.

    Come join me on this art adventure of learning to paint spring by learning the following:

    • Watercolor Design and Composition Techniques
    • Mixing paint to create the colors of spring
    • Consistency of the paint mixture, how much water to add to pigment
    • Shapes , both positive and negative , keeping these shapes interesting
    • Values , the value scale from the lightest to darkest values

    Materials List

    • Watercolor paint I use (warm (W), cool (C)):

    W - cadmium yellow, C - lemon yellow, W - cadmium red,  C - alizarin crimson, W - cerulean blue, C - ultramarine blue or cobalt blue.

    These are primary split palette colors using two yellows, two reds and two blues in a warm and cool of each color.

    Additional colors I use :

    W - yellow ochre or raw sienna, W - burnt sienna,  sap green, hookers green,  violet but I like mixing my own.

    • Good watercolor paper such as Arches, 140 lb. cold press
    • A board or something to tape your paper to or use a watercolor block (Arches or Canson Aquarelle) 
    • Brushes: round brush #4, 6; flat chisel edge brushes 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch
    • Old jar or Cool Whip container to hold water
    • Paper towels 
    • Photo references for you to choose the subject material you will be painting. We will be doing subjects of Spring in Bloom. Suggested subjects: trees in a landscape with a stream, a barn, house with garden of flowers, spring flowers, etc.

    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.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 4

    (Register here for the series or register for 9/8, 22, and 29 sessions from the Calendar separately. September 1 class cancelled due to low registrations.)  


     

    • Saturday, September 11, 2021
    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 8
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    David Csont specializes in watercolor rendering of architectural objects.

    Participate in a watercolor and painting seminar with noted local artist, David Csont. He will discuss and demonstrate the elements of color, composition and media as they relate to your individual artistic process as well as share his own step by step approach. We have all stared at a blank page and wondered what should I do next? This seminar will help you to add confidence and direction to your work regardless of your media.

    David has been a professional artist and illustrator for over 35 years. HE has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He has taught extensively and specializes in Watercolor and Plein Air Painting. In July 2021, he won the award for best watercolor at Plein Air Easton, The largest outdoor painting competition in the country.

    Whether you are a professional or amateur artist, David’s hands-on approach and personal attention will provide you with new and positive ways to approach your painting.


    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 9/11 and 9/25 sessions separately from the Calendar.)  

    • Monday, September 20, 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421716361

    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA, 15317
    • 16
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    To the artist, it's a palette of color explosion to paint and we immediately think of what paint colors to mix and the techniques to capture these vibrant colors.

    Drawing is important to plan the design and composition using a sketch book, then the real fun begins when we put the drawing on paper and begin to paint.

    Come join me on this art adventure of learning to paint spring by learning the following:

    • Watercolor Design and Composition Techniques
    • Mixing paint to create the colors of spring
    • Consistency of the paint mixture, how much water to add to pigment
    • Shapes , both positive and negative , keeping these shapes interesting
    • Values , the value scale from the lightest to darkest values

    Materials List

    • Watercolor paint I use (warm (W), cool (C)):

    W - cadmium yellow, C - lemon yellow, W - cadmium red,  C - alizarin crimson, W - cerulean blue, C - ultramarine blue or cobalt blue.

    These are primary split palette colors using two yellows, two reds and two blues in a warm and cool of each color.

    Additional colors I use :

    W - yellow ochre or raw sienna, W - burnt sienna,  sap green, hookers green,  violet but I like mixing my own.

    • Good watercolor paper such as Arches, 140 lb. cold press
    • A board or something to tape your paper to or use a watercolor block (Arches or Canson Aquarelle) 
    • Brushes: round brush #4, 6; flat chisel edge brushes 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch
    • Old jar or Cool Whip container to hold water
    • Paper towels 
    • Photo references for you to choose the subject material you will be painting. We will be doing subjects of Spring in Bloom. Suggested subjects: trees in a landscape with a stream, a barn, house with garden of flowers, spring flowers, etc.

    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.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 4

    (Register here for the series or register for 9/8, 22, and 29 sessions from the Calendar separately. September 1 class cancelled due to low registrations.)  



     

    • Friday, September 24, 2021
    • The Galleria Mt. Lebanon
    Register

    We are once again holding an "Anything Goes" show during the month of October in the Charming Charlie's space at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. "Anything Goes" means you can enter pieces that have been in other shows. You do not have to be a McMurray Art League member to register. You can enter up to six pieces and don't need to list them when registering (see below).  Drop off your work Friday 10/1 12-1. Pick up your work Sunday 10/31 3-5.

    We will only be open Thursdays through Sundays. You must sit at least four times to participate in this show (sitting times are 12-3/3-6 Thursdays through Saturdays, 12-2:30/2:30-5 Sundays). Register for the "Anything Goes Extended" show by registering online here. This show is open to both members and non-members. For links to the Prospectus and Standards, click here (then scroll down to find show information).

    Important! Please make your own display tags and tags for the backs of your hanging work by clicking here for tags you can hand-write or here to download a Word document for fill-in tags. List your pieces on the inventory list here, or use the fill-in list here.

    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 15
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    David Csont specializes in watercolor rendering of architectural objects.

    Participate in a watercolor and painting seminar with noted local artist, David Csont. He will discuss and demonstrate the elements of color, composition and media as they relate to your individual artistic process as well as share his own step by step approach. We have all stared at a blank page and wondered what should I do next? This seminar will help you to add confidence and direction to your work regardless of your media.

    David has been a professional artist and illustrator for over 35 years. HE has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He has taught extensively and specializes in Watercolor and Plein Air Painting. In July 2021, he won the award for best watercolor at Plein Air Easton, The largest outdoor painting competition in the country.

    Whether you are a professional or amateur artist, David’s hands-on approach and personal attention will provide you with new and positive ways to approach your painting.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 9/11 and 9/25 sessions separately from the Calendar.)  

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA, 15317
    • 16
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    To the artist, it's a palette of color explosion to paint and we immediately think of what paint colors to mix and the techniques to capture these vibrant colors.

    Drawing is important to plan the design and composition using a sketch book, then the real fun begins when we put the drawing on paper and begin to paint.

    Come join me on this art adventure of learning to paint spring by learning the following:

    • Watercolor Design and Composition Techniques
    • Mixing paint to create the colors of spring
    • Consistency of the paint mixture, how much water to add to pigment
    • Shapes , both positive and negative , keeping these shapes interesting
    • Values , the value scale from the lightest to darkest values

    Materials List

    • Watercolor paint I use (warm (W), cool (C)):

    W - cadmium yellow, C - lemon yellow, W - cadmium red,  C - alizarin crimson, W - cerulean blue, C - ultramarine blue or cobalt blue.

    These are primary split palette colors using two yellows, two reds and two blues in a warm and cool of each color.

    Additional colors I use :

    W - yellow ochre or raw sienna, W - burnt sienna,  sap green, hookers green,  violet but I like mixing my own.

    • Good watercolor paper such as Arches, 140 lb. cold press
    • A board or something to tape your paper to or use a watercolor block (Arches or Canson Aquarelle) 
    • Brushes: round brush #4, 6; flat chisel edge brushes 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch
    • Old jar or Cool Whip container to hold water
    • Paper towels 
    • Photo references for you to choose the subject material you will be painting. We will be doing subjects of Spring in Bloom. Suggested subjects: trees in a landscape with a stream, a barn, house with garden of flowers, spring flowers, etc.

    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.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 4

    (Register here for the series or register for 9/8, 22, and 29 sessions from the Calendar separately. September 1 class cancelled due to low registrations.)  



     

    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Galleria Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228
    Register

    Show artists drop off work at venue.

    Register for the event to receive email reminder.

    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Galleria, 1500 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228

    We will be in the old Charming Charlie's space near Houlihan's restaurant. Show hours: Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-6, Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5.

    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    In this 5-hour workshop, Yelena Lamm will share her secrets of painting pets and animals. How to get this fluff, these sparkles in the eyes? How to portray their essence? The workshop will start with an hour-long demonstration. After that, the students will paint animal portrait using their own reference. Yelena will be working individually with each artist as much as possible, guiding through the process, and answering questions. There will be a one hour lunch break. Click here for a materials list.


    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/5 and 10/12 sessions separately from the Calendar.)

    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees permitted.)

    In this 5-hour workshop, Yelena Lamm will share her secrets of painting pets and animals. How to get this fluff, these sparkles in the eyes? How to portray their essence? The workshop will start with an hour-long demonstration. After that, the students will paint animal portrait using their own reference. Yelena will be working individually with each artist as much as possible, guiding through the process, and answering questions. There will be a one hour lunch break. Click here for a materials list.


    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/5 and 10/12 sessions separately from the Calendar.)

    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees are permitted.)

    In this 5-hour workshop, Yelena Lamm will share her secrets of painting pets and animals. How to get this fluff, these sparkles in the eyes? How to portray their essence? The workshop will start with an hour-long demonstration. After that, the students will paint animal portrait using their own reference. Yelena will be working individually with each artist as much as possible, guiding through the process, and answering questions. There will be a one hour lunch break. Click here for a materials list.


    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/5 and 10/12 sessions separately from the Calendar.)

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting in-person, fully vaccinated and masked. Speaker watercolor painter Ron Thurston.

    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317
    Register

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online 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 two days prior to this date 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%.

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Peters Township Public Library is opening its lobby to us for a Fall exhibit November 1-11. The Board has decided to make this a juried exhibit with awards for First, Second, Third and two Honorable Mentions with prizes including cash and merchandise. You can enter up to three pieces of hanging art as well as cards, bin art and 3-D pieces. Remember that for this show only work that has not been in a previous MAL show is eligible.

    Our juror will be Eileen Sudzina who is also our September meeting speaker and an upcoming class instructor. The library is not allowing us to congregate in the lobby for a reception so award announcements will be done via email and posted on our website.

    For more information visit https://www.mcmurrayartleague.com/Exhibits (scroll down for this show). You will need to sit for the show. Screening will be done at the drop-off November 1. Register online by October 23. We will make the display tags but you will still need to complete an inventory sheet (links at the page listed above).

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 11:59 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Register for the juried fall show at the Peters Township Library by registering online or mailing registration forms and check postmarked by this date. First, Second, Third and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded in cash and merchandise. For links to the Prospectus, Standards, Registration Form and Inventory Form, click here.

    You may pay securely online or mail a check for $25 made out to MAL with "Fall show" in the Memo field to (please consider adding $5 or $10 for the New Screen Fund):

    Jan Pini, Show Data Manager
    103 Crabtree Ct.
    Venetia, PA  15367

    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421716361

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    Register


    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees are permitted.)

    Yupo is a slippery surface with unique properties. 

    Description, supplies. Note: 20"x26" 144 lb. Yupo paper will be available for purchase at $7.00/sheet.

    Minimum: 6 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/27 and 11/3 sessions separately from the Calendar.)

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register


    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees are permitted.)

    Yupo is a slippery surface with unique properties. 

    Description, supplies. Note: 20"x26" 144 lb. Yupo paper will be available for purchase at $7.00/sheet.

    Minimum: 6 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/27 and 11/3 sessions separately from the Calendar.)

    • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Galleria Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228
    Register

    Show artists pick up work at venue.

    Register for the event to receive email reminder.

    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 9:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317

    Show hours the same as library hours hours, Mon-Thu 9-9, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-1, Sun Closed. There will be no reception due to COVID-19.

    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Show artists drop off work at venue.

    Register for the event to receive email reminder.

    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register


    (Note that only fully-vaccinated and masked attendees are permitted.)

    Yupo is a slippery surface with unique properties. 

    Description, supplies. Note: 20"x26" 144 lb. Yupo paper will be available for purchase at $7.00/sheet.

    Minimum: 6 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 10/27 and 11/3 sessions separately from the Calendar.)

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting in-person, fully vaccinated and masked. Speaker Laura Sippos "Repurposed Art".

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317
    Register

    Show artists pick up work at venue.

    Register for the event to receive email reminder.

    • Monday, November 22, 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421716361

    • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online 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 two days prior to this date 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 17, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421716361

    • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting in-person, fully vaccinated and masked. Speaker watercolor/oil painter Patrick Lee.

    • Monday, February 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421716361

    • Thursday, March 10, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting in-person, fully vaccinated and masked. Speaker TBD.

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA. 15317
    Register

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online 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 two days prior to this date 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, March 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3421716361

    • Thursday, April 14, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register