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