Thursday, January 28, 2010

Watercolor Classes with Jewels George

Paint From Your Own Photos

A workshop with Jewels George 
at Hobby Lobby, 14650 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, MO
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Work in acrylic or watercolor to create a painting from your photograph.
$40 per session, all supplies provided (except bring your photos)
or use your own supplies if you wish
Special discount for members of SLWS, 
only $20 per session
Attend all, or as many as you can or need, to complete your works.
Questions?  Call Jewels at 636-328-2622

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

French Artz Trip

Follow Jerie Artz as she leads a painting expedition through France this May.  "I am taking 9 friends from the Gateway East Artist Guild to France to paint May 15 - 31.  I just created a blog for the trip.  It might be of interest to make available to the membership.  We are going to stay in a rural part of France, near Limoges for over a week, in the guest home of a dear friend of mine.  Then we'll spend a week in Paris, including a day trip to Monet's house and gardens at Giverny.

I mainly created the blog site for the people going and our families, but there might be those in the membership that would like to check it out. "

Follow Jeri's blog here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Muriel Eulich Exhibits

Muriel Eulich has three pieces in the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibit at the Artists Guild, now showing.  Callie Sears is her muse and model for this series along with the Maillol sculpture at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis


And this piece was accepted in the Southern Watercolor Society 33rd Annual Exhibition juried by Cheng_Khee Chee to be held in Kentucky in March. 

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Pilot House Exhibit

Saint Louis Watercolor Society and First Bank
14001 Manchester at Wiedeman Rd,  Ballwin


Kathleen Bromm
Phyllis Roewe
Holly Banks
Jewels George

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
10 am – 12 noon
Light refreshments will be served

Exhibit on display through April 21st , 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Artist Workshop at Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL

Framing Your  Life as an Artist

The  Jacoby Arts Center is offering a day long workshop  designed for artists eager to kick-start, reinvigorate, or fine tune their career.  On Sunday, January 31, professionals from Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Best of Missouri Hands, H&R Block and the arts community will join us to discuss strategies and opportunities, and provide guidance in these key  areas:  The  Jury Process, Photographing your Art Work, Formatting Images, Pricing,  Contracts, Copyright and Tax Preparation.

Sunday, January 31, 2009, 11 am - 3:30 pm, $40
Advance  registration is recommended.
10:30 -  11:00: Coffee, Juice, Bagels
11:00 -  1:00:  The  Jury Process,
Photographing Your Art Work, Formatting Images
1:00 -  1:30: Break / Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3:30: Pricing, Contracts, Copyright and Tax Preparation

To  participate in the session on the Jury Process, 
please email 4 digital images of your work (and 1 of your booth if applicable)  to  This session will give you a glimpse into what jurors look for and  guidance as to how you can improve your presentation.  Images should be received no later than  January 24.
For additional information, contact the Jacoby Arts Center:
627  E. Broadway
Alton,  IL 62002

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mary Mosblech Exhibit

Mary Mosblech will be exhibiting her work at
Fleishman Hillard, 200 N. Broadway,
 January 22 to March 29, 2010. 
This is an Art St Louis Off-Site Exhibit.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Watercolor Classes with Judy Seyfert

Location: Missouri Botannical Garden

A Taste of Watercolor
Saturday, February 27, 2010, 1- 3:30
This class is designed for the beginners or artists who need a refresher course.  It is not for those of you who have had a Garden class with me.  If you have any friends who would enjoy a “taste” of watercolor tell them about it.  Paint, paper and a simple palette are provided.

Watercolor Essentials:
 Class dates are eight Fridays, 9:30-noon: March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 9, 16, 23, 30
 No class April 2
 The true beauty of watercolor lies in its explosion of color and luminosity every time water is added to paint. Dramatic effects can be conjured up from a puddle of water with a limited palette of just eight colors. In this class the emphasis will be on techniques such as applying glazes, achieving value contrast and implementing design principles. Judy has developed a unique teaching style which stimulates enthusiasm, confidence and creativity in her students. The class is designed to inspire beginners and challenge experienced students through demonstrations and personal instruction.

Watercolor Pure and Simple: 

Six Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 22; There is no class May 15th (The Chinese Festival is that weekend)
Everywhere we look there is inspiration for a painting.  Getting from the inspiration to the finished painting is a wonderful journey. With this goal in mind, Judy will demonstrate how to use design and color to paint impressive watercolors. Group and individual instruction will be given to encourage self expression and experimentation. Beginning or experienced watercolorists will find this a fun and exciting journey into creativity.

The Garden will have the classes on line by February 1st.  (Taste of Watercolor is online now.) To register go to   The phone number to reach them is 314-577-5140. 

In June I will be teaching an advanced watercolor portrait class at the Maria Center.  By advanced, I mean students need to have basic watercolor experience.  The class will be held on two consecutive Wednesdays (June 2, 9) from 9 am to 3 pm.    Registration is done through me not the Garden.  The Maria Center is run by the Sisters of Notre Dame.  It is a beautiful facility overlooking the Mississippi River.  I need a minimum of ten students.  I will limit the class to 15 though.  Their address is 336 E. Rippa, St. Louis MO 63125.  It is on the same campus as Notre Dame High School.  To give you a better idea of where it is located, it is right next to Jefferson Barracks.

***Please note, I am changing my email address (again).  The new address is

Here is the registration form for the Portrait class.  click on it to see full size, then use your browser to print the screen.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Get Ready to Trade!

ATC's were such a hit when introduced at our Christmas party that we agreed to continue to trade at regular monthly meetings.  An ATC is an Artist Trading Card.  By definition they must be exactly 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  They can be original paintings or reduced-to-scale prints.  They can be any medium.

Here is a look at the SLWS ATC collage-in-progress. It was started at the party and we hope that members will continue to contribute to it.  And bring several of your new creations to trade with fellow artists at the membership meeting, this Tuesday, 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church in Webster Groves.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Evening Paint Together

Wednesday's 7-9 PM!  We had our first session this past week and found the room to be very accessible, parking level entry and only a bit down the hall.  The room is a science classroom and has 5' tables for 15 artists, water source, and counter level space around the room for "stand-up" painters. So far we have 8-10 regulars and room for more!

So join us at Lindbergh High School, east side of Lindbergh between Gravois and Hwy 21/Tesson Ferry.  From the main campus entrance at the stop light on Lindbergh, enter the campus, turn right.  Park in front of the 2 story building, enter and just down the hall to your right, room #103.

This "watercolor self-help" is all skill levels; we work independently and yet together.  Stop by and paint a winner.  $4 per session to cover the cost of rental

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Art Supplies and Equipment Available

I have a friend who is down sizing. Available are art books, videos, a drafting table and stool, mat cutter and a canvas print rack.   I looked the bigger ones up in Cheap Joes Catalog for reference.
The drafting table looks similar to the Alvin Creative Center (pg212) It is a four post, white top with an Alvin caddy attached.  The size is 30"X 42".  The picture in the catalog shows a drafting chair but hers came with a stool.  It is an adjustable table.  The CJ catalog showed it for $189.39  Reference number AL2001A.  It is clean and looks like it was hardly used.
The Logan Intermediate mat cutter is listed at $159.95.  Reference #L450.  It is in excellent condition and looks like it was hardly used.  It will cut a mat up to 40".  Page # 199 in the CJ catalog.
The canvas print rack is normally used for those who are interested in taking part in art fairs.  She is using it to store art work.  It is fairly large.  You can find it on page 254 in the catalog.  She paid $60 for it originally.  Other than being dusty, it is in good condition.
She doesn't have a big selection of art books but what she does have are good. (Jan Kuntz, Tom Hill, Tony Couch etc.) There are books on watercolor and drawing. There is a limited selection of videos.
If you are interested email Judy Seyfert at  All offers will be considered.  It is a first come basis, by appointment only.  She lives in Ladue.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Exhibit Opportunities at St. Peter's Community & Arts Center

We all know and love the St. Peter's Community & Arts Center for hosting our Big Splash competition for the past 11 years. Here are invitations to their upcoming open exhibits. Click on the postcard to see a zoom version. For more information see their web site.  Click here.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Linda Wilmes Watercolor Classes

2010 Art Classes
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor –
Classes will be offered in 6 week sessions, beginning Feb. 1 – March 8th, and March 22 – April 26th , Mondays, cost $120.00 per session, payable upon registration.  Registration deadline one week prior to first class.  A supply list will be sent to you at that time.  Class Size is limited, please call early at 636 639 0020 or email  Minimum of 5 students for a class to proceed.  Class will be held at Wilmes Fine Art Studio, 1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, Mo 63385.

Feb. 1st – March 8th.
Mondays 9 – 12 a.m., Beginning to intermediate watercolor.  The handling of watercolor along with specific techniques of application will be emphasized.  Each class will contain information regarding good design elements, value studies, and color theory.
Mondays, 1 – 4 p.m.  Acrylic painting.  Learn the versatility of this wonderful water based medium.  This class will include canvas painting as well as applications to watercolor paper.  Also included will be emphasis on originality and choosing a good composition, as well as discussions of value and color.
Mondays 6 – 9 p.m.  Beginning to intermediate watercolor.  The handling of watercolor along with specific techniques of application will be emphasized.  Each class will contain information regarding good design elements, value studies and color theory.

March 22nd- April 26th.

Mondays, 9 – 12 p.m.  Intermediate Watercolor.  This class will include demonstrations by the instructor to show the techniques of application to obtain maximum results.   Students will be encouraged to take watercolor and their imagination to the limit.  This will be a fun and valuable class, which will greatly improve your watercolors.
Mondays, 1 – 4 p.mDrawing Basics.  Learn to accurately draw any subject using the sighting method.  Students will use pencil, charcoal, marker, and conte crayon.  Topics included will be in depth value, composition, design and how to obtain professional results with all of the tools, as well as how to protect and care for the finished work.
Monday, 6 – 9 p.m.   Intermediate Watercolor.  This class will include demonstrations by the instructor to show the techniques of application to obtain maximum results.   Students will be encouraged to take watercolor and their imagination to the limit.  This will be a fun and valuable class, which will greatly improve your watercolors