Professional Development Workshop: The Art of Public Relations

A Professional Development Workshop with David Wyatt of Wyatt Brand. David has 16 years of experience in direction and strategy for a multitude of artists. The Art of Public Relations workshop is for creatives who are learning how to pitch their brand in the Austin market and gain a better idea about earned media. This will be a workshop you do not want to miss.

When: September 26, 2017 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 3001 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 101
Price: $5 – that’s right, only $5!
Register soon, as seating is limited!

Chula Social Nights

We are hosting a night for artists to connect, create, and cultivate. Join us at Austin Creative Alliance for some refreshments and music.
Creatives Meet Business Experience, a three-day professional development and networking experience in September, is giving one Scholarship badge to one Chula League Artist.

When: August 31, 2017 | 7pm-9pm
Where: 81 San Marcos Street
RSVP soon!

Professional Development Workshop: Pro Tips for Product Photography

Pro Tips Product Photography

Have you been putting off applying for Chula League’s 16th annual Cherrywood Art Fair because you don’t think you’re application ready? We have an encore presentation of our Product Photography Professional Development workshop coming up, just for you! Our guest presenters will share tips on highlighting your work for applications to juried shows, like ours.

When: July 27, 2017 | 7-8:30pm
Where: Austin Creative Alliance Community Room
Price: $5 – that’s right, only $5!
Register soon, as seating is limited!

Bigger on the Inside

Chula X Mondo

We are so excited to be partnering with Mondo Gallery to present our Bigger on the Inside art show. We’ll be showcasing the work of over 60 artists, both Big and Little! The art pieces from our Big Artist will be for sale, and the work from our Little Artists is a preview of some of the work that will be on auction at the Cherrywood Art Fair in December.

Sales from our FREE art show benefit our arts mentorship program, Little Artist BIG ARTIST. Join us for our opening
reception, Friday, June 23, at 7PM. Come enjoy free drinks from Austin Eastciders, Brown
Distributing Co, and Sway Water, free food from Mmmpanadas, and a fun photobooth courtesy of Social Flash Media. DJ Anominiss will be playing all your favorites to keep the party rolling. Can’t make the opening, but still want to check out the art? Stop by Saturday, June 24, 10AM – 6PM.

Show Info:
June 23, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 23 • 7-10PM
Gallery Viewing: Saturday, June 24 • 10AM-6PM
Hosted by Mondo Gallery • 4115 Guadalupe St • Austin, Texas

Check out our Facebook event or EventBrite for more details.

Comes support your local art community with us!

A Night for Nonprofits

A night for nonprofits

We’re honored to be one of the seven local nonprofits chosen as beneficiaries. We think it’s going to be a great night for mingling with nonprofits doing cool things for our city. Come have a drink with us!

Popped! — A Pop Culture Art Show

Parts&Labour Art Show
Parts & Labour Presents:
POPPED! — A Pop Culture Art Show

May 27, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27 • 7-10pm
Parts & Labour • 1704 S Congress Ave • Austin, Texas

Curated by Vincent X. Torres of the artist group Half-Human, POPPED! is a group art show comprised of twenty of the finest illustrators working in the Austin area today! Each will pay tribute to their favorite fictional characters from the world of movies, television and pop culture via limited edition prints and original artwork. The opening reception will be on Saturday, May 27th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through June 24th. All artwork will be available for purchase. The good folks at GoodPop will be on hand, supplying their delicious all-natural frozen pops to guests on opening night. Small Town Brewery will also be in attendance, providing complimentary adult beverages from their roster of nostalgic craft flavors. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit Chula League’s Little Artist Big Artist arts mentoring program. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Extra parking is available @ 1711 S Congress Ave. and it’s free after 6pm, Mon-Fri, and all weekend long!

Big Artist Interview with Jeffery Miles

Little Artist Big Artist Mentor Jeffery Miles

Jeffery Miles is a Big Artist mentor to Octavian at Barbara Jordan Elementary. Learn about his experience being an artist and arts mentor.

How long have you been a Big Artist?
This is my first time being a Big Artist.

What is your favorite thing about the program?
My favorite thing about the program is reactions the Little Artists have when they push themselves and create something that they didn’t realize they had the talent to make.
Little Artist Big Artist Little Octavian

What is it about teaching and mentoring that makes you happy?
Building a connection with the students and knowing that I am having a positive effect on a person’s life is what makes it worth it.

When you were a kid, did you have a mentor or someone who gave you a push toward art?
I always had people that gave me compliments about my art and supported me, but I never really had anyone take the time and mentor me towards art. I would’ve really valued having that presence.

Where can people find your work?
You can find my work at themilescollective.com.

Big Artist Interview with Caitlin B. Alexander

Little Artist and Big Artist Caitlin B. Alexander

Caitlin B. Alexander is a Big Artist mentor to Madison at Blackshear Elementary. Learn about her experience being an artist and arts mentor.

How long have you been a Big Artist?
Just this one time, so far!

What is your favorite thing about the program?
I love that this program takes art careers seriously, and shows Elementary-age kids that they can, in fact, be an artist when they grow up. The earlier a Little Artist taps into their creative potential, the more time they have to grow and explore!
Blackshear Little Artist

What is it about teaching and mentoring that makes you happy?
Connecting with the kids who are particularly passionate about art is really rewarding. My current Little Artist can’t go anywhere without her sketchbook, and I think that’s incredible! It always makes me think back to being the same age, and remembering how the tiniest bits of encouragement were life-changing. I want to be able to give that same gift to them, that others were kind enough to give me.

When you were a kid, did you have a mentor or someone who gave you a push toward art?
My mother is an artist, so my brother and I were working on drawing projects from as early as I can remember. Honestly, I feel like I owe her all of my successes and achievements, because we were so lucky to grow up in an encouraging, creative environment. By the time I hit 9th grade, I already knew that art was going to be my career path, and I lucked out yet again, by having an incredible teacher through all of High School, too. Mr. Bates, at Dripping Springs High School, was everything I could ask for in a mentor during that time of my life. I took numerous art classes every year, and especially in the Advanced Placement ones, Mr. Bates pushed us to grow and improve, enter competitions like the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, and put together portfolios. Without a doubt, the hours I spent in that classroom with my little AP group and Mr. Bates are the fondest memories I have of my teenage years.

Where can people find your work?
My portfolio is at www.cbaillustration.com, and you can buy my art in my Etsy shop.

9th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Art Show

Please join us on Thursday, April 27 from 6–8pm at the Dougherty Arts Center for our 9th Annual Art Show! The Spring Art Exhibition is the culmination of 10 weeks of work by our 40 Little Artists.

These 5th and 6th graders represent six East Austin elementary schools. Each Little Artist will show one of their two artworks alongside one of their BIG ARTIST mentor’s pieces.

little artist big artist

We’ll also have live music from the Blackshear Soundwaves Orchestra, Maplewood Ukulele Choir, Allison Dragon Choir and the Barbara Jordan Choir. The reception is free, and Spanish translation will be provided. Come out and experience a unique Austin art scene!

Find out more information on the event page.