Friday, April 30, 2010

Illinois Rodeo Exhibit Opportunity

Saint Louis Watercolor Society members have been invited to participate in the Art Show and Sale at the Gateway Regional Rodeo in Caseyville, IL, June 12-13, 2010.  For your donated painting (proceeds to benefit Food Outreach  and St. Louis Effort for Aids)  you will have an 8x8 space in their tent for the 2 days of the rodeo where you may sell your work.  Details and entry form are posted here.  Just right-click to see the printable versions. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Now Showing - Pilot House Exhibition

The current Pilot House Exhibition at First Bank Des Peres, Manchester Rd at Weideman, features works by Barb Wagamon, Rosie Phillips and Linda Hammelman.  This beautiful light-filled venue is a fine show case for larger paintings.  Stop in and take a look!  This show will be in place through July 20.   Thanks to Barb Wagamon for these great photos.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Muriel Eulich is in St. Louis Magazine

Check out the May issue of Saint Louis Magazine. The fashion pages shot in my art studio with my paintings in the background.
And thanks to Muriel for a great presentation at our last membership meeting!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Invite your family and friends to the show!

Our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition is selected, by juror Judy Morris, and is going up this week.  Our opening reception is Friday evening, 6-8.  In case you missed the email with the e-invite, here it is again.  Just right-click copy and save to your computer, then send as attachment, or insertion, to your friends, family and clients.  Also please read the detour instructions.  It's a little complicated this year.  Creative Art Gallery personnel are going to put extra signs up Friday to help folks find their way.

Due to recent and temporary road construction on the Arsenal Street bridge, detours have been planned for accessing Creative Art Gallery by the St. Louis City Street Dept. These route changes will be in effect between February 25th and May 21st 2010.
Alternate routes are as follows:

from 44 west:
1- Exit at Arsenal, make right onto arsenal.
2- At light, make left onto Jamieson. Continue on Jamieson to Fyler.
3- At Fyler make left. Continue on Fyler to Watson.
4- At Watson make left. Continue on Watson to Bradley (first street on left).
5- At Bradley make left. Continue 1 block to Ivanhoe Avenue.
Address is 3232 Ivanhoe Avenue

from 44 east:
1- Exit at Jamieson. Make right onto Jamieson.
2- At Fyler make left. Continue on Fyler to Watson.
3- At Watson make left. Continue on Watson to Bradley (first street on left).
4- At Bradley make left. Continue 1 block to Ivanhoe Avenue.

from 40 east or west:
1- Exit at McCausland. Head south on McCausland to Arsenal.
2- Make left at Arsenal.
3- Make right onto Jamieson. Continue on Jamieson to Fyler.
4- At Fyler make left. Continue on Fyler to Watson.
5- At Watson make left. Continue on Watson to Bradley (first street on left).
6- At Bradley make left. Continue 1 block to Ivanhoe Avenue.

This may add a few minutes to your travel time depending on lights and traffic conditions. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and hope to see everyone at this year’s 11th Annual St. Louis Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet Me in Augusta

Hills of Augusta, by Linda S. Wilmes
Meet Me In Augusta
For The Annual Plein Air Auction and Art Sale
Sat., May 1st  At Mt. Pleasant Winery
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Over 100 Artists will be participating in this year’s outdoor painting competition.
Enjoy Augusta’s Beautiful Wine Country Portrayed in Watercolor, Pastel, Acrylic, and Oil
I hope to see you there,
Linda S. Wilmes
 From Hwy 40/I64, just north of the Missouri river, take 94 west.

Monday, April 19, 2010

What a busy week!

We have so much going on this week!  Tuesday night will be our regular membership meeting, with Muriel Eulich presenting "Loosen Up Art Therapy".  Following the meeting, we will proceed to CJ Muggs, Webster Groves for the quarterly exhibit switch.  Out-going, "Squares", In-coming, "Warm Days, Cool Nights", tropical theme.  The CJ Muggs venue will also be open Wednesday morning from 9-10 am if you are not able to come Tuesday night.

Also Wednesday morning our Pilot House exhibit, at First Bank Des Peres will switch.   If you are involved, you have already been contacted by Mary Mosblech.   There are still openings for the October placement so call Mary to sign up.

Friday and Saturday find us at Creative Arts Gallery and Framing, to enter our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition.

All of the details regarding rules and times are in your May newsletter or on our website.  I personally am entering all 3 so I will share with you the results of my afternoon of framing.  (Note, one is empty and that one will be retrieved from CJ Muggs and re-framed for Creative.)
Your blog editor,
Linda Hammelman
(please email me,, your accomplishments, endeavors, etc.   Our blog is just the place to share everything and anything that SLWS is doing or our members are doing. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Marilynne Bradley in Watercolor USA

Member Marilynne Bradley has this wonderful piece accepted into Watercolor USA in Springfield, MO. 
Watercolor U.S.A. 2010

12 June - 8 August 2010
Reception hosted by SMMA 11 June, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
The 49th annual national, competitive exhibition of aqueous media painting.

About Watercolor U.S.A.
Watercolor U.S.A. is the Springfield Art Museum's nationally known competition featuring some of the best-known artists and jurors. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Over one thousand entries are received annually and judged for a variety of prizes, and possible purchase by the Museum or its patrons. Organized in 1962, this event attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Museum and to Springfield to view the work of exhibitors.

Note: Please let me know if you or your friend has also been accepted into this year's exhibit.  email,

Saturday, April 10, 2010

11th Annual Juried Exhibit

We are looking forward to our 11th Annual Juried Exhibit at Creative Art Gallery.  This year's juror will be Judy Morris.  This is an exhibit open to members and non members, with hand delivered entries to be juried on site.  Full details regarding times and rules are available on our website in the calendar and exhibits rules pages.  Please plan to enter, invite your friends to enter, and we will have another great show!  Here  is an invitation to share with your firends and clients.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Carol Jessen Spring Workshops

Carol Jessen
2010 Spring Workshops
Here it is again….Springtime in St. Louis, 
and I’m ready for some plein air painting.

Four Opportunities for Workshops:
       Monday, May 3rd  --  Fenton
       Tuesday, May 11th  --Tower Grove Park
       Tuesday, May 18th –- Kirkwood Train Station
       Tuesday, May 25th --  Forest Park

All locations with the exception of Tower Grove Park, have restaurants nearby. But, of course, you may want to pack a lunch to maximize your painting time. This season’s focus will be on values, overlapping, silhouettes, and some compositional devices. Morning Demonstration and warm up pep talk.  Individual Painting and Suggestions. Afternoon Group Critique.

Time:  9:30 – 4:00
Tuition:      $45 per day  

Sign up for as many sessions as you like.  If rain cancels a session,
you may reschedule for any other date.  
All other cancellations must be made five days before a scheduled lesson to obtain a full refund.

Minimum class size:  3
Maximum class size: 10

To avoid class cancellations, sign up early!

To reserve your workshop date, please send checks and desired date
Carol Jessen
     8865 Flamingo Court
       Brentwood,  Missouri 63144

Please include your phone number with your reservation.
If you have questions, call me at:   (314) – 968- 5567.