God Bless

Free workshop given by Jim


James "Jim" Pugh - July 1938 October 2019


In Memory of a very special member and friend to all

Always sharing ART





Painting: realistic, abstract, collage, mixed media Category

a. 1st Janna Wald Faith, Oil realism

b. 2nd Stan Perkins, Mixed Media abstract

c. 3rd Liz Walters, Acrylic abstract

3- Dimensional Category

a. 1st Becky McLain gourd and antlers sculpture

Photography Category

a. 1st Cary Wacker


a. Courtney Warren, Photography

Juror Awards

a. Jennifer Tuggle, Photography

b. Missy Kyle, Oil realistic

c. Joe Conner, Collage

d. John Robinson, Oil realistic

e. Marilyn Todd Daniels, Oil realistic

f. Bonnie Koenig, Acrylic realistic

In keeping with many years of tradition, Sherman Art League's Annual Show and Sale was held in the Municipal Building Ballroom in conjunction with Sherman's ArtFest.

Friday, September 20 for SAL.

Saturday, September 21 for SAL and ArtFest.

In CELEBRATION of the ARTS, and SHERMAN'S designation as a CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICT, a  reception and commentary with


was held Thursday, September 19th in the Municipal Ballroom.

We were pleased to have a good attendance the night of the reception and a large show of support of the "ARTS" during ArtsFest.  Many came through and took the time to view all of the media with much interest.   Children of all ages pointed out features of the pieces to their parents.  I encouraged some to touch the canvas so they would know the feeling of actual media rather then the machine productions in the stores.

The Annual Show is a culmination of hard work and all artists are welcome to enter.  Austin College has been very instrumental in gaining Sherman's status as a Cultural Arts District Designation.  We hope with their work and planning the show will be even larger next year.   This show is in the past and now we look forward to preparing for 2020!

A big Thank You to all who attended.

Linda McAnaney

President of Sherman Art League

Monthly meetings will resume in October.

November 18 th Meeting


A photo of Cecy -"Lasting Glow"

Plein Air Watercolor

15" x 11"

Winner Estes Valley Plein Air Award of Excellence 2019


A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

Cecy has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies. Cecy's work has appeared in articles in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine (Artist to Watch), Art of the West, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover artist 2010) and the book, The Best of Flower Painting. During the past several years she has received an Award of Excellence in the American Women Artists 2017 Juried Exhibition, Best of Show in the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP) 2014 Centennial Celebration Juried Exhibition in Rocky Mountain National Park, Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, the Best Realistic Landscape Award in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition, Landscape Merit Award in the Salon International Juried Exhibition, Irving Art Center $1,000 award in the Texas and Neighbors Five-State Juried Exhibition, First Place in the 43rd National Exhibition of Women Artists of the West, as well as awards in the 80th Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibition, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Plano Art Association, Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Exhibition and Best of Show in he Associated Creative Artists Juried Exhibition.

She has also received the Frank Wright Memorial Award in the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and has been designated as a "Fellow" in this organization. Cecy has also been a Top 100 Finalist in the Arts for the Parks National Competition twice and in the Paint the Parks National Competition twice. She was chosen by Southwest Art Magazine as an "Artist to Watch" in their July, 2006, issue.

Artist's Statement: Texture and the effects of light and shadow have become important elements in my paintings.I am fascinated with the glow of reflected light on various surfaces. Painting on location on a regular basis has opened many doors for me. I cannot improve nature, but I can rearrange and simplify it to correspond to what I feel. Traveling abroad has opened up new vistas of color and texture for me. I paint to convey the enjoyment and excitement of what I see.

Cecy Turner


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We wish to communicate  with artists in surrounding cities to receive information about their events/shows to post on our website and inform the community of other venues



 Sherman Art League (SAL) is the longest established art organization in Grayson County, dating to 1961.  We desire to encourage artists of all ages, to promote excellence and diversity in the arts, and to increase the awareness and appreciation of art in the community.  To promote the visual arts through lectures, shows and workshops in an informal collegial atmosphere.  After fifty-eight years, we continue to support this goal. 

Board Members

President- Linda McAnaney

contact: lamc@att.net

Treasurer: John Robinson

contact: trob4815.tx@gmail.com

Dr. Alex Bernath

      contact:  alexanderbernath@cableone.net

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Year 2019

January - Ginger Walker, demonstrating colored pencils

February - Michael Winegarden

March - Jim Pugh, Making Paper

April -  Bev Boren

May -  Cancelled because of weather

June - Lynda Dunham-Watkins

July - Business Meeting

August - Justin Burns

September - Annual Show

October - Carolyn Vandeventer

November - Cecy Turner