Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Business of Art Workshop - GSLAA

Happy New Year to all!
Several of our members are also members of Greater St. Louis Art Association and recommend this workshop for your consideration.

 A One-Day Workshop Devoted to The Business of Art

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to show your work in galleries? Have you felt frustrated because you are unsure how to approach galleries for representation? Do you know what you need to do to prepare your portfolio, and yourself to make an effective approach?

"Starving to Successful Workshop" will answer these questions and many more as you prepare to increase your presence in the art market. The workshop will be presented by J. Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, and author of the book "Starving to Successful." Jason will give you pragmatic advice and concrete, actionable steps you can begin implementing immediately to become more successful in selling your art and marketing your work to galleries.

As a gallery owner Jason Horejs will help you gain insight into what a gallery owner is thinking as he or she reviews your portfolio. You will learn why the most common approaches artists make to galleries are largely ineffective. Learn what most artists fail to do in preparing their work for sale.

The Greater St. Louis Art Association, in conjunction with Paint St. Louis, will be hosting this all day workshop.

When: Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with breaks for snacks and lunch.

Where: Drury Inn & Suites Near Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Avenue (Hampton & I-44)
ST. Louis, Missouri 63139
314 646-0770  (1-800-325-0720)

Space is Limited.  Register Now! 

For complete information click here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Maggie McCarthy Classes and Workshop

Maggie McCarthy offers just a few watercolor classes a year. Her winter session will be Wednesdays, Jan. 6 to Feb. 10, 9:30 -12, in her home studio in St. Charles (about 3 minutes from the 5th St. Exit in St. Charles, off Highway 70. The fee is $110, $15 holds your spot with the balance due the first day of class. Small classes and individual attention are major goals of Maggie's classes.

Maggie is also offering a 3 day Watercolor Workshop, "Composition to Color," Feb. 23, 24, and 25, $210, 9:00 to 3:30 with a lunch break, also in the St. Charles area. $15 holds your spot. This will be her St. Louis workshop for the year. A July workshop is scheduled for Kansas City. After a successful workshop last year, Images Gallery in Kansas City has invited Maggie back again.

For more information or to sign up, contact Maggie 636-724-5968 or See Maggie's work at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Party at CJ Muggs

A big thank you to Nancy Muschany for these great pics of our Christmas Party at CJ Muggs.  It was a wonderful evening full of fun and tasty food.  54 people were able to attend since the weather cooperated!  The ATC's, art trading cards, were a big hit.  We plan to continue the activity at our membership meetings, so work on some 2.5" x 3.5" works of art to trade with your fellow artists. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shirley Nachtrieb Spring Class Schedule

2010 Workshops with Shirley Nachtrieb
St. Peters Community and Arts Center
1035 St. Peters Howell Road
St. Peters, MO 63376, 636-397-6903

January 18 & 19, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm $110.  

A Collage Workshop using a variety of painted and found papers, colored tissue, and rice papers, etc.  This is the Motherboard of design possibilities.  “Things that fly” will be the theme. Design and composition will be covered. Magic windows will help you find the perfect composition to enlarge smaller pieces into bigger paintings.

February 16 & 17, (Tuesday & Wednesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110. 
Pastel Still Life Workshop with Pottery. Students will work from a still life of pottery as well as a photo creating a painting in pastels. A variety of pastel sticks and pencils may be used on neutral Canson paper.  Design and composition will be covered in this first time lesson and a good one if you have always wanted to try out that box of pastels!

March 15 & 16, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.

Collage Workshop, Embedded Objects, using a limited palette of three colors, plus black and white gesso and metallic paint. We will complete a painting in two days.  You may work on canvas or watercolor paper.  Students will approach using their own choice of unique collage materials like doilies, skeletal leaves, buttons, etc.

April 19 & 20, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.
Watercolor Workshop, painting spring!  A limited palette of seven colors will be used to create a springtime theme. Subject matter will to be determined.  You may work from photo references or from the prepared lesson.

May 17 & 18, (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.
Collage and Design Workshop, using a limited palette of three colors, plus black and white gesso. We will complete a collage in two days.  You may work from your own study or inspiration references or from the prepared lesson.

For more information: Call or email Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936,

For a list of supplies, please send S.A.S.E. or email. Thank you.

****A check is required for your registration in the workshop.

**Private lessons may be booked in my home. You may call 636-947-1936 for an appointment.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Members Participating in the Big Red Box Event

SLWS members Diana Bono, Linda Green/Metzler, Mary Mosblech and Shirley Nachtrieb are all participating in the Best of Missouri Hands Big Red Box Event. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Caroline Heck Wins an Award

Reported by Caroline Heck

My painting, Intimate Conversations, was awarded the Alma Carlson Memorial Prize for Watercolor in St Louis Artists’ Guild’s “Traditions in 2-D” juried exhibit.  The exhibit runs from November 15, 2009 until January 9, 2010.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rosie Phillips at Soulard Art Market

Yesterday's masterpieces as created by the masters of today!

I am pleased to announce the juried acceptance of my version of Cezanne's "Still Life with Onions" painted in watercolor.  I created this painting for the "Remastered" exhibit for Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery.  Cezanne painted this in oil and I painted it in watercolors!

"Remastered" is our chance to re-imagine famous artworks of the past; yesterday's masterpieces.  Artists were challenged to create reproductions from these artisic greats in our own unique style.  The exhibit is open from November 13th through January 9th with opening receptions on November 13th and 14th from 7-10 PM and again on December 11th and 12th.  Please see website for hours and directions!

Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery, 2028 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Reported by Rosie Phillips

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Announcement - November Meeting

A special activity is planned for our 
November meeting, next Tuesday at 7 PM.  
(First Congregational Church, Webster Groves) 

Guest artist, Linda Bangert, will demonstrate printmaking.  
AND we will have the opportunity to try it ourselves.  

We will set up for about 12 at a time to take a turn making a print.  
Please bring a dry pan set of watercolors such as Prang 
(no Crayola brand) and a brush.  
All other supplies will be provided.  

Don't worry if you don't have the paints; we can share!
See you Tuesday.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vote for Jane Mason

reported by Jane Mason:

One of my paintings has been accepted as an option for a credit card design by the Harvard University Employee Credit Union. If you are so inclined, you could check out the credit card designs, perhaps vote for mine, and if I win, my painting would be featured on credit cards in 2010. 

Anyone can vote, and apparently you can vote as often as you like. And it appears that if you are particularly smitten with any one design, that you can vote for that design four times per ballot. (Ah what a democracy!)  Anyway, here is the link if you want to check them out. The voting closes November 30. (click on the "vote" button in the middle)

If my painting wins, I could end up with $500 prize and a credit card with my painting on it -- kind of cool, I think! 
 (Jane is currently living in Boston and a student at Harvard University Extension Services- Museum Studies)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Betsy Gibbs Opening

 Betsy Gibbs
Pastel and Watercolor
Opening Sat Nov 7 and Sat Nov 14
12-5 PM
449 North Euclid, In the Central West End

Reported by Junko Eccles:
This small and lovely space used be my studio/gallery, but my lease was up last month. The space is available for local artists who want to have a solo or group show.($100/week)  You can easily have a 4 artist group show there.  (I had 5 artist shows several times in the past.) Please see the building owner’s blog;

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Meet The Artists - Pilot House

First Bank Des Peres, 14001 Manchester at Wiedeman Rd, Ballwin, will host a Meet The Artists reception Saturday, November 14, 10am - noon.   Participating artists are Kathleen Bromm, Janet Doll, Mirka Fete and Loris Butterfield.  Light refreshments will be served.  The exhibit will be on display through January 19th, 2010.

At this great venue, each of 4 artists have a wall in the clerestory of the bank lobby.  Paintings should be 1/2 or full sheet with room for 4 or 5.  No entry fee or commission.  Contact Mary Mosblech, 314-644-5043,, to reserve your space!

Here are some previous award winning paintings by these artists.

Kathleen Bromm

 Janet Doll

Mirka Fette
  Loris Butterfield

Friday, October 30, 2009

Paint Out Canceled

The paint out scheduled for this Saturday at Old House in Hog Hollow has been canceled due to rain-soaked grounds.  Possibly to reschedule in the spring.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Annie Schuchart - New Solo Show

Member Annie Schuchart has a new solo show opening in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wilmes Fine Art Studio Tour

Linda S. Wilmes is hosting a Studio/Gallery tour Sunday, November 8.  Take a look. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Muriel Eulich Wins an Award

Our fellow SLWS member, Muriel Eulich was honored with the first place prize at the recent Art St. Louis Hops Art Event. Her prize? A solo show at Art St. Louis! Congratulations, Muriel!

This is The Shadow Within, part of a series called Yoga Ladies that Muriel has been working on this past year. This painting is inspired by the Maillol sculpture at the Chase Park Plaza.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank you David Drummond

The David Drummond workshop was a great experience for 23 members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society! Here is David and his wife Priscilla. Watch for a complete review of the workshop in our February newsletter.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

David Drummond Workshop

Looks like fun and learning at the same time! Here are some photos of the first days at the David Drummond workshop still in progress today at the Maria Center. Please post a comment (click the word "comments" just below this post)

Friday, October 16, 2009


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The latest news is Big Splash '09. Here are the wonderful winners!