Tuesday, July 27, 2010

News from Marilyn Mackris

Marilyn Mackris won an Award of Excellence at the WEAG show at the Shine of Our Lady of the Snows. Her  painting Landscape With Green Mountains was one of five awards given.

Also, she is the featured artist at Norton's Gallery on Big Bend, Maplewood. There are 25 pieces on exhibit and more available through Mary Norton.
Information about Marilyn's classes:


Marilyn teaches Chinese brush painting in her studio in Richmond Heights. The continuous classes are for beginners and intermediate students. (no experience is necessary!) Marilyn is committed to using authentic  Chinese materials  (which are provided) and teaching techniques within the context of Chinese tradition and culture.  She is also teaching classes on Chinese brush painting for OASIS and teaching an 8-week class on The Art of Chinese Painting at Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University.
Contact Marilyn at 314-647-9939 or mmackris2002@yahoo.com

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Magazine Article about Art Trends Exhibit

Signature watercolor show features local artists

A rare opportunity awaits the public in Chesterfield. The works of 48 watercolor artists – all of them local artisits and some who are nationally known – now are on exhibit at Art Trends Gallery (703 Long Road Crossing Drive, Suite 1), site of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society Signature Member Show. Ninety pieces of art are on display.

The exhibit provides art enthusiasts the chance to view and purchase quality watercolor paintings created by members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society. The show opened on June 4 and originally was scheduled to run only through the end of June, but it has met with such success that it has been extended until July 30.

“Watercolor is the hardest form of painting to master, because the artist can’t cover up mistakes,” said Nancy Dorwart, manager of Art Trends Gallery. “Watercolors come from the heart and hand. The observer must really get up close and personal with the painting.”

A closing reception for the exhibit will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Fri., July 30. Admission is free, and those attending will have the chance to meet personally with the artists while enjoying wine and cheese. Watercolor paintings will be on sale for the duration of the exhibit. “I urge the public to come see these fantastic paintings now, because when they’re gone, they’re gone,” Dorwart said.

Exhibit hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
More information on the Saint Louis Watercolor Society can be found at stlws.org

as published in West Newsmagazine, July 21, 2010, NewsmagazineNetwork.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Art Trends Exhbition

Thanks to Linda Green/Metzler, we are going to get some feature press on our show at Art Trends Gallery in Chesterfield. An article about our watercolor exhibit will be appearing in WestNews Magazine, Friday, July 23rd, written by feature writer Sheila Rhoades.

Hopefully, because of the article we will be able to get a second, more widely diverse crowd to attend the closing event at the gallery 6-9 PM on Friday, July 30th. (refreshments will be provided by SLWS) Artists are encouraged to attend and meet the public, who will be informed that the artists will be there, before they retrieve their work at the end of the reception.

If you are unable to attend the closing reception, you may retrive your work August 2nd.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Maggie McCarthy Wins an Award

Maggie McCarthy was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 7th Annual Midsummer Arts Faire, June 25-27, in Quincy, IL for her painting "Thin Air - Alaska."

Congratulations, Maggie!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Linda S. Wilmes Show and Workshops

You Are Invited
Opening Reception
July 10: 1 - 4p.m.
Framations Art Gallery
218 N. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
636 723 8313

Painting Workshops
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor
Beginning Watercolor.
A very informative introductory class,
which will cover the various applications of watercolor, along
with many tips and valuable tools, to create transparent
watercolors. Instructor, Linda S. Wilmes, will demonstrate all
techniques and examples. Oct. 2 & 3rd, 9 -3 p.m., at the Foundry
Art Centre, 520 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO. $85.00 workshop
fee. Call 636 255 0270 to register for the workshop. A supply list
will be furnished.

Grumbacher is sponsoring two acrylic painting workshops.
Acrylic Landscape, on July 29th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Acrylic
Floral, on July31st, 2 :30 - 4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held
at the Michaels Store,, 1856 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO.
Linda Wilmes will be instructing the workshops, and painting
along with students. For additional information/register call 636
327 1891. Samples of the paintings to be completed are displayed
at the store.