Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shirley Nachtrieb Workshop

Embedded Objects # 13, collage by Shirley Nachtrieb

2010 Creative Collage Workshop # 2

St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters-Howell Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

March 15 & 16, 2010 (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.

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

Call Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936, cell: 314-520-9948 or email for a list of supplies,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Marilynne Bradley Book Signing

Marilynne Bradley will be signing autographs and discussing her book "St. Louis in Watercolor" Mon. Feb 22 7pm at the University City Library.  The book is available for purchase at Creative Art Gallery, so pick up your copy at receiving for our 11th Annual Juried Exhibit, April 23 and 24. (or sooner if you are there to take advantage of the 20% framing discount for SLWS members.)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Jeanne Thomas Wins an Award

Congratulations to Jeanne Thomas for winning the
"2009 People's Choice Award"
in our Something Small for the Holidays Show
At Norton's Fine Art & Framing

Monday, February 8, 2010

Art World Workshop with Jerry Thomas

Member Gloria Gewinner-Ide shares this information about a local workshop with Jerry Thomas painting in the impressionism style.  Click this image to see the full details.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Have you seen the Showboat?

This is the Saint Louis Watercolor Society Showboat kiosk, currently housed at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.  The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, busy, venue with monthly exhibitions, classes, resident artists, and rental functions.  Our kiosk is always prominently displayed in the main gallery.  See their website click here.

SLWS members may rent one side of the kiosk for 2 months for $20.  Art displayed is to be matted, but not framed, and both originals and prints are accepted.  Work is secured to the felt of the panel with velcro. Sales are handled by the Foundry personnel with a 35% commission going to the Foundry.  Change-out dates are 1st of the month, Feb, April, June, August, October, December.  Contact Linda Green/Metzler at or 314-469-3205 to reserve your space!

The current exhibit features Rosie Phillips, Judy Grewe, and Linda Green/Metzler.  There are openings available, 2 in April, 2 in June, 3 in August,  2 in October, and 3 in December, so call now!  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Get Ready!

Our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition is coming up soon!  Receiving is April 23, 10-noon and April 24, 10:30 - 1:00.  As for our previous 10 juried shows, it will be held at Creative Art and Framing, 3232 Ivanhoe.  They are offering a 20% discount on framing for members of SLWS.  Take advantage of their professional capabilities, they are the best!


And visit their newly redesigned web site here.  Several SLWS members are represented in the gallery.
To volunteer to work at receiving for this show, contact Allyn O'Byrne at

The Show is a Go!

This Friday - the show is a go, snow or no snow
Members Elizabeth Concannon and Barbara McCormack are showcased in this new exhibit. (Click the image to zoom in for all the details.)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Carol Carter Workshop by Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society

Our member Miriam Krone wants you to know that there are still a few openings in this workshop with local St. Louis artist Carol Carter.  Click the picture below for a zoom-in version that you can print for registration.  Carol is a fantastic teacher who has conducted 2 workshops for SLWS over the years and judged 2 of our Big Splash exhibits.

We Are Jazzed up!

Saint Louis Watercolor Society February Program
By Barbara Martin Smith, SLWS

Jazz and Abstract Expressionism
Impressions, Improvisations, Compositions

Both Jazz and Abstract Expressionism are uniquely American Art Styles reliant on confident impressions, improvisations, and compositions. The focus of the February SLWS program will be on slide viewing while making connections between themes in jazz and painting as well as stories of the artists and their work.  Examples and explanations of some approaches to originating visual forms with my students will help connect the energy of Abstract Expressionism with the complex realities of the creative process. Additionally, I will share some recent watercolors where I have tried to apply some of these ideas. 

Are you a Kandinsky?  Will the music move you?  Come see!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Wednesday Evening Painters

Also known as Watercolor Self-help Society.  We are having fun at Lindbergh High School, Wednesdays, 7-9 PM through Feb.  8-10 of us have met to just paint and visit, braving some fog and slush.  The room is very accomodating, up to 15 can paint in comfort.  Suzanne provides music and we just paint our own thing at our own pace.  We set up a still life to share last week. 

So come join us any Wednesday in February.  ($4 contribution to rental expense.)  From the Lindbergh HS main entrance at the stoplight, turn right in the parking lots and we are there in the first building on the right, first floor, room 103. 

Here are some pics Suzanne Galli Koenen took of last week's session.  Thanks, Suzanne!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Shirley Nachtrieb Workshop Pastels

2010 Pastel Workshop with Pottery
With Shirley Nachtrieb
St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 
1035 St. Peters-Howell Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

February 16 & 17, 2010 (Tuesday and 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 of the still life creating a painting in pastels. A variety of pastel sticks and pencils may be used on a neutral colored Canson paper.  Design and composition will be covered in this first time workshop in pastels.  This is a great opportunity to try out that box of pastels.  The workshop is designed for all levels of learning.

Call Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936 or email for a list of supplies,