Saturday, April 30, 2011

Go National! An Invitation

Received by Jane Hogg 
Hi Jane .....
 sending you the call for entries to the 91st Annual Exhibition  .. kindly post for your members many of whom will surely shine in the upcoming exhibit.
can't wait to see all the great work coming from The St. Louis  Watercolor Society 
 best regards 
 Penny Hill
       The National Watercolor Society
   NWS National Gallery 915 South Pacific Ave. , San Pedro, CA 90731
   October 22- December 3, 2011
   Deadline: July 9, 2011 Approximately $25,000 in awards
   Jury of Selection : Ted Nutall, chair; Mary Ann Beckwith, Judy Morris
   Juror of Awards : Harold Gregor
   prospectus at or SASE to
   Nancy Schiershke,505 Vaquero Rd. , Arcadia, CA 90505
click on the link above to get your prospectus

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Augusta Plein Air Event Grand Finale

Mount Pleasant Hosts Grand Finale Of Plein Air Art Festival
Saturday, Apr 30 12:00p to 6:00p
at Mount Pleasant Winery, Augusta, MO
Price: FREE
Phone: (636) 482-9463
Age Suitability: None Specified
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The sale is the grand finale to the Plein Air Art Festival. The Augusta Chamber of Commerce invites the public to see the incredible paintings created by nearly 100 talented artists during this 10-day event. Art lovers will revel in the chance to view and purchase these works capturing the historic beauty of Augusta and the splendor of the Missouri River Valley, painted following the European tradition of plein air (outdoors, natural light). Wine and food will be available for purchase.
Linda Green/Metzler took 3rd place on Saturday for this piece, The Bike Shop, judged by  Bryan Haynes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

News Update

Our 12th Annual Juried Exhibition opens this Friday, 6-8 PM at the Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe.  125 paintings selected by juror, Charles Reid.  Fabulous show!  Refreshments are catered by the gallery. 

We have a correction to the May newsletter you just received.  Our workshop artist from last summer, Tom Francesconi, contacted us to say that the bio for our Big Splash judge, Robert Mejer, should show that his signature status in the Midwest Watercolor Society is now the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  They changed their name in 2003.  Thanks for the info, Tom!

Our Wednesday Self Help Painters are having a grand time this session!  They meet at Lindbergh high School and share ideas and good times. Take a look and thanks to Suzanne Galli Koenen for these pics.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Daven Anderson exhibits

Member Daven Anderson reports:

  • UPTOWN magazine will be doing a two page article on me and my work in their July/Aug issue.
  • I am currently exhibiting 20 works in the downtown Missouri Athletic Club Gallery.  If you are in the area, stop by and take a look.
  • May 13-15 I will have a booth at the Mercantile Library Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair.   As many of you know, the Mercantile has a 'world class' collection of Fine Art and this fair, now in its 5th yr, is unique in St. Louis and truly exceptional.  The fair is held on the UMSL campus with easy parking.  I encourage you to take advantage of the fair and stop by.  Friday evening, May 13th, is the opening reception.   

Monday, April 18, 2011

And more Winners!

What success our members are having!
Natalie Fleming also won an award in the Missouri Watercolor Society 2011 Exhibit.

Janet Doll had a painting accepted into the Louisiana Watercolor Exhibition in New Orleans from May 7 - 27.  Her painting accepted into the Missouri Watercolor Society Exhibition qualified her for her signature status and also received a Merit Award.  She also had a painting accepted into Watercolor USA being held at the City of Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri.

Barbara Shafer is in a show at Meramec Art Gallery in Kirkwood and won an award there.

Friday, April 15, 2011

What Winners! Way To Go!

Bob McClelland had his painting, “Lifecycle”,  accepted into the Watercolor USA 2011 (50th Exhibition) show, at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, in Springfield, MO, running from June 10 to August 7.  He also had his painting “Mothers” accepted into the Missouri Watercolor Society’s Missouri National 11th Annual Open Exhibition, at the National Churchill Museum, Anson Cutts Gallery, in Fulton, MO, running from Apr. 1 – May 22, and received an Award of Merit. 

And congratulations to Marilynne Bradley for having a painting accepted into Watercolor USA.

Our members Shirley Nachtrieb and Annie Schuchart each received awards for their entries at the Missouri Watercolor National 2011.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Loris Butterfield Featured Artist

Loris Butterfield is featured artist now thru April 30 at Flavors Cafe & Wine Bar, 240 N. Main St., Breese, Illinois.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Busy times for our members!

Showing now through May at our Showboat Kiosk at the 
Foundry Art Centre, 
Janine Helton, Lee Walter and Jo McCredie

Muriel Euich exhibit in Alton, IL

E-Invite to the SLWS 12th Annual Juried Exhibition 
at Creative Art Gallery

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GSLAA Art Fair this weekend

You are invited to visit the GSLAA Art Fair at Queeny Park this weekend.  Look for members Linda Green/Metzler and Maggie McCarthy!  Click here for a discount coupon for admission.

Linda's painting, Teatime in the Artist's Studio

Linda's painting, Emma's Field, Berger, MO