Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Linda Wilmes Classes

Art Classes -2012
Watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, pencil, charcoal. Your choice.   

Linda S. Wilmes, instructor, location -
Wilmes Fine Art Studio, 1151 Hancock Rd.,
Wentzville, Mo, 636 639 0020, or 

Your Choice of Medium, Mondays, Feb. 6th -
March 12, 9 - 12 p.m.  Bring your painting 
To a new level.  Linda will demonstrate
Applications and explain the elements of 
Good art.  For beginners and for the more
Experienced artist.

Monday. Feb 6th - March 12th, 1 - 4 p.m.       Watercolor basics and Special Effect                    .
For the beginner and the more experienced
Artist.  Learn, wet into wet, washes, and
glazing, as well as dry brush.                                                                                                     

Fee $150.00 for the six week session.
A supply list will be furnished  at


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Greetings from Marilynne Bradley

Warm wishes for the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Great gift idea!

Not sure what you want for Christmas? Don't know what to give that special artist in your life.  How about a Missouri Botanical art class.  Beginning January 6, 2012, Judy Seyfert will have the following class on color. 

Of the art elements, color is the most expressive.  For the watercolor artist it presents special challenges.  In this class artists will increase their knowledge of color by exploring color relationships, including basic color harmonies that create successful paintings.  We will analyze popular pigments and learn their strengths, weaknesses, and limitations.  Artists will study the language of color:  temperature, value, hue, intensity, complementary, analogous, etc.  Judy will teach you how to make rational color choices to build your own personal palette. Experienced watercolorist only; Studio class. (Four week class) Designed for adults only.
Class dates are Fridays, January 6, 13, 20, 27  (Snow dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17)
Time:  10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Missouri Botanical Garden, Commence Bank Center for Science

Monday, December 19, 2011

Visit our Showboat at the Foundry

Make a trip out to St. Charles to see our new installation at our Showboat kiosk in the Foundry Art Centre.  Showing through January are Carolyn Sommer, Maggie McCarthy and Mirka Fette.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Greetings from Gloria Gewinner-Ide

To all SLWS members, Gloria wishes you a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

Christmas Greetings from Kathy Kelly

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kathy Kelly

Friday, December 16, 2011

Greetings from Lee Walter

"May Your Holidays be Merry and Bright."  Merry Christmas from Lee Walter

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Linda Hammelman

Hope your holiday season is blessed with peace and joy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Great Party! SLWS 10th annual at CJ Muggs Webster Groves

Thanks to Sam Crall at CJ Muggs Webster Groves for providing great food and drink.  Thanks to Suzanne Galli Koenen for these pics.  It was a good time for everyone!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Greetings from Linda Wilmes

May The Light of Christmas, Glow In your Heart This Christmas
and All Through The Coming Year.

Merry Christmas,
Larry and Linda Wilmes

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Greetings from Carolyn Sommer and Linda Green/Metzler

Linda Green-Metzler would like to share, with the Farrell Family's permission, this card she has created for them, a tradition now in its eighth year. Wishing all my watercolor friends much joy in their own holiday circle of love. Linda 
"Our Holiday Circle of Love"

 Carolyn Owen Sommer is now an 
Adjunct Professor of Painting at Robert Morris University 
in Springfield, IL. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Greetings

Hello all, here is David Anderson's Christmas card to all of us.  If you have a card featuring your watercolor painting, please send it to Linda at and I will post your greeting.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Busy weekend

Today the exhibit at our Showboat at the Foundry has changed, more later. 

Tomorrow night the Size Matters show will open at Nortons' Gallery and several of our members will be participating.

Saturday is retrieval for the Signature Show at Art Trends Gallery in Chesterfield. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you the joy and blessing of a Happy Thanksgiving.  Norman Rockwell's "Freedom From Want". A very appropriate image in this time of challenge for many people.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Show at Norton's Gallery

Several members will be in this show.  Take a look! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

2nd Annual Signature Member Show at Art Trends

Thanks to Linda Green/Metzler for these great photos of our opening reception at the 2nd annual Signature Member Show at Art Trends Gallery in Chesterfield.  The gallery is at 703 Long Road Crossing Drive.  The show is on display til Dec 3 so stop by and take a look!

Also check this super article in the Chesterfield Patch.  A review of the show with great photos. click here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

C.J.Muggs, Schedule & Themes 2012 - 2013

C.J.Muggs,  Schedule & Themes 2012 - 2013
Saint Louis Watercolor Society

Any SLWS member in good standing may exhibit work at C.J. Muggs in Webster Groves.  Paintings must be matted with an off white or white mat, framed under plexi - glass, and wired for hanging. Please note the SLWS Exhibit Rules and regulations in the SLWS Membership Directory.

Artists are responsible for the pick up and delivery of their paintings.  Dates are planned so that the receiving and pick - up times (third Tueday night 9 P.M. - 10 P.M. and third Wednesday morning 9 A.M. - 10 A.M.) are convenient for the restaurant's business and SLWS meeting times.

Artists are able to sell their work.  The restaurant does not take a commission and does not serve as a business agent for the exhibiting artists.  Each artist's relationship with the restaurant and the Saint Louis Watercolor Society is a relationship of trust. Paintings must remain hanging for the duration of the scheduled exhibit. (If a painting is sold before the exhibit is switched out, the artist is responsible for replacing it with a comparable painting or waiting until the exhibit concludes before delivering it to the buyer.)

The Exhibit Chairman is responsible for contacting the restaurant management prior to the switch out times. The CJ Muggs contact persons are Joe or Sam Cral, phone 963 1976. The chairman also provides sign in sheets, entry forms, tolls necessary for hanging the exhibit.

Exhibit Chairman: Barbara Martin Smith
Call 314 961 6047 or email: studio@ with questions.
Exhibit Committee:
Ø       Dick Bacon 314 578 5362
Ø       Mary Elsner, 314 962 2356
Ø       Beth Gygax 314 918 7103
Ø       Betty Siems 314 892 8416
Ø       Barbara Shaffer 314 432 4317
Ø       Jeanne Thomas 314 892 4882
Ø       Patricia Wittman 314 727 5820
Ø       Elizabeth Young 314 821 6193

2012 January17th/18th - April 17th/18th       Technicolor Dreams

2012 April 17/18 - July 17/18                           Landscape Truths

2012 July 17/18 - October 16/17                     Up Close & Personal

2012 October 16/17 - 2013 January 15/16     Secret Painting Places

2013 January 15/16 - April 16/17                    The Ultimate Quest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Muriel Eulich Show November 18

Jewelry To The Third Degree, Fire, Art and Music
Kick off the holidays in an Art-Full way. Then, it glows. It moves. It’s art at the end of a pipe. This ancient process comes alive when glassblowers do what they love.

Be dazzled. It’s Jewelry to the Third Degree. A holiday showcase of jewelry by 32 members of Society For Midwest Metalsmiths.

Drink of the Month: Pumpkin Martini. Spice it up.
Buy a beverage and receive a free ticket for the Feelin' Lucky Glass Lotto. Tickets drawn at the top of the hour for selected glass pieces created by Third Degree artists. You win, you get to take  it home.

Gimme Comfort! My Chef Heidi serves up Artichokes, Tomato Crostini & Shaved Parmesan; Autumn Pear, Candied Almonds and Blue Cheese Salad; Fontina Stuffed Meatball with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce; Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Caramel Bread Pudding. Eat in gallery or alfresco. ($2 - $8)

Fab 4 Fires Up: Sign up at the front desk for a DIY Glass Adventure.

1. Paperweights. In the hotshop. Age 10 & up. $35
2. Glass Beads. With torch and flame. Age 10 & up. $35
3. Fall Glass Tile. Any age. $25
4. Fused Jewelry. Glam it up. Pendent or earrings. Any age. $25
Third Friday Tradition. RePurpose your Wine Bottle.  Bring it in - NO LABELS - and our magic kiln will make it useful. $15 for regular size. Larger wine bottles can be RePurposed for an extra cost.
Note: All DIY activities are ready for pick-up by the following Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Fun to Fuse Open Kiln Nite. 6 - 9pm. Make it on Third Friday and we'll fire it up for FREE.  You bring glass and kiln paper. We supply basic hand tools and kiln supplies. Limit: Max. Project: 12" x 22" x 1/2". One per artist.

East Gallery Presents Travel Souvenirs: Watercolors by Muriel Eulich. Be transported. Eulich's watercolors shimmer with vibrant color and capture delicate nuances of the human spirit. In 2010, she won the Joe Tutt Award for Transparency in Watercolor, Missouri National Watercolor Show and First Place, Watercolor, Webster’s Art & Art Fair. Eulich’s paintings appears in public and private collections. Exhibit on view through Dec.13.

7pm-ish: Live Music as singer/songwriter/guitarist Ken Domash strums up cutting-edge country for an evening of hard-smackin’ music. Domash released his debut album “Countrified” in February. And yes, you can buy his cd here on Third Friday.

Sundown. Fire Technicians Performance Troupe spin, dance, and hoop the hot stuff. Yep, they’re hot. Very hot.

November 18. Hot Glass. Cool entertainment. Fire spinning. Jewelry to the Third Degree. Ken Domash strums it. Art.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Judy Seyfert's Class at CJ Muggs

Students in Judy Seyfert's class at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Capturing the Landscape in Watercolor, enjoyed a luncheon outing at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves.  SLWS paintings are hanging in the background.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ober-Anderson Gallery Opening

Member Daven Anderson reports:

If you’re looking for something to do while waiting for the world to end or a new age to begin, spend it in Ober Anderson Gallery. Enjoy some refreshing wine, tasty hors d’oevres and amazing art between those annoying cosmic portals or sudden psyche flows. Ober Anderson Gallery and 11.11.11–what better way to spend a prime and memorable date than in an equally prime and memorable place! Valet parking is available.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, 10% of the evening’s sales will be donated
to the
Special Operations Warrior Foundation. (

Monday, October 17, 2011

Carol Damhorst Passes Away

Carol McGinnis Damhorst

Damhorst, Carol McGinnis April 13, 1942 - October 15, 2011. Daughter of the late Thomas R. and Alice Hoyes McGinnis; beloved wife of the late Don Damhorst, loving mother of Kris (Darla) Damhorst, Molly (Wade) VandenHeuvel, and Megin (Paul) Cassimatis; dearest grandmother of Jackson and Makenna Damhosrt, Hans and Axel VandenHeuvel, Eddie and Grace Cassimatis; loving sister of Ann Cooke, the late Mary Lasater and the late Majorie Kane; our dear aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and dearest friend. A Renaissance woman and entrepreneur, Carol, along with her husband Don, founded Damhorst Toys in 1971 and in the 1990s her web design company, Herman Services NetSolutions. Along with running her businesses, Carol flew her own plane and was an avid photographer, craftsperson, painter, and artist. Carol and Don were the proprietors of White Roses Bed and Breakfast in Hermann, MO. Carol was an alumna of Visitation Academy, Class of 1960. She attended Washington University and graduated from the University of Dallas. Services: There will be a celebration of Carol's life on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at TOEDTMANN AND GROSSE Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St., Hermannn, MO., 65041. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice c/o Mercy Hospital, 901 East Fifth Street, Washington, MO 63090.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from October 17 to October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Do Your Thing at CJ Muggs

Heads up everyone!  We have space for about 10 paintings at the next exhibit at CJ Muggs.  Receiving is this Tuesday night 9-10 pm after our meeting, and Wednesday morning 9-10 am. 

See our web site for complete rules and remember light neutral mats are preferred for this exhibit to make a uniform show.  click on rules at the top of the page.

The theme for this show is "Do Your Thing".   So, do your own thing!  This exhibit will hang through the holidays and will get lots of traffic.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Peter Max coming to Ober Anderson Gallery

Member Daven Anderson reports:
Peter Max is coming to our gallery and will be there personally next weekend, Oct 22nd and 23rd.  You may have seen the ads, cover of Town & Style, radio, etc.  Over the past few days the gallery has been re-hung with 150 of his original works.  Tonight (Friday Oct 14) is the un-crating party from 6 to 9 pm - wine, etc.  The gallery, normally closed Sun - Tues., will be open every day from noon til 6 pm.  

It will be an exciting week culminating with Peter's appearance next weekend.  If you would like to meet him, please RSVP to the gallery at 314-727-1345.  The gallery is at 14 N. Meramec - between Forsyth and Maryland.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What's Going On?

New exhibitors at our Showboat at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Barbara Tretter, Diana Bono and Miriam Krone.

The Webster Groves Art on the Town will be on Saturday, October 29.   Go to the link and then click on "SEE".  It will take you to the list of artists including the Watercolor Society at CJ Muggs with a link to our website.  You will see all of the 40 locations with demonstrating that day listed with links.  It is a great not-for-profit community event.  It is more than just the artists.  It is a total artistic multi-discipline event.

Janet Doll reports a correction for her painting in the Paint the Parks, Paint America Exhibition.  The 100 Paint the Parks Exhibition is being displayed in the gallery of the Old Courthouse.  The Paint the Parks Mini 50 Exhibition is being displayed in the gallery at the Arch.  My painting is part of the Mini 50 exhibition.  The Old Courthouse is planning to have presentations by three of the displaying artists in November.  The date has not been determined at this time. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wednesday Self Help Painters

The Wednesday Self Help Painters are having a great time!  Sessions are 7-9 at Lindbergh High School, rm 54 through Nov 2.  No charge and open to all SLWS members.