Monday, August 29, 2011

Queeny Art Show this weekend

From member Maggie McCarthy:
Come see us at the Queeny Art Show Labor Day weekend, September 2,3,4.  Dennis is doing photography and Maggie is in watercolor.

 The times are Fri, Sept. 2, 6-9, Sat. Sept. 3, 10-6, and Sunday Sept. 4, 11-4.  We have wine tasting Fri, 6-9, and Sat. 4-6 and live music throughout the show. Kid's Art Discovery is Sun. 12-4 and we have drawings for Art Bucks Sat. and Sun. Admission is  $5 and dollar off admission coupons can be downloaded from the Greater St. Louis Art Association web site,

Hope to see you there!

Dennis and Maggie

Friday, August 26, 2011

Showboat Exhibit

Now showing at our Showboat kiosk at the Foundry in St. Charles; Judy Grewe, James Brauer and Linda Green/Metzler. 

Special announcement, Linda Green/Metzler will be stepping down as chair of this venue and we need a new volunteer.  The position requires booking the use of the space by passing a sign up sheet at regular monthly meetings (or a friend could do this for you), receiving calls about availability and then contacting the scheduled participants as a reminder.  The venue chair then meets the participants at the Foundry on the change-out day, every 2 months, to oversee the retrieval and installation.  The venue is booked through January 2012 and a new volunteer could observe the October or December installation process.  Linda has it all in hand after over-seeing this venue for 4 years and she can pass on all of her knowledge.  Please call Mirka Fette, 314-933-3135, or Linda at 314-469-3205 to volunteer for this important, but not too time-consuming, position.  There is no specific term for this position - just whatever works for you.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Judy Seyfert Classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Saint Louis Watercolor Society member, Judy Seyfert, will be teaching three different classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden this fall.  Judy's classes are always fun, dynamic and inspirational.    Artists can register online by going to the Garden website: or by calling the Garden at 577 9506.

Capturing the Landscape in Watercolor

Take a creative journey to learn to paint vibrant, expressive landscape paintings.  Under the inspiration of fall and the Garden, students will utilize color, shape, and line to capture the spirit of the landscape.   Seldom does an artist find a "picture perfect" photograph or place.   Students will learn to simplify, edit and rearrange using the elements of design to create effective compositions.  This class is for artists with some watercolor experience.  No basic skills will be taught; studio class. Designed for adults only.
Eight Fridays starting September 9th from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  No class October 14th.

The Magic of Watercolor
Paint, have fun, and learn more about watercolor than you thought possible.  Through demonstrations and exercises in composition, the expressive use of color, and pigment applications, students will learn the art of well planned yet seemingly "spontaneous" watercolors.  Learn to take your inspiration and make it into original painting.  The goal is to not just to record your inspiration but to paint it in an enthusiastic and creative way.  Beginning to intermediate level; Studio class. Designed for adults only.
Six Mondays starting September 12th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 Watercolor Bold and Beautiful

Using the dynamic, luminous character of watercolor students will learn to utilize bold color, shape and line to make their own unique paintings.  A variety of subjects will be covered including still lifes, landscapes, and abstracts.  Judy teaches the process of watercolor in a simple and straightforward manner.  Students are given group and individual instruction encouraging creativity while enhancing painting and compositional skills.  Beginning to intermediate levels;studio class. Designed for adults only.
Six Saturdays starting October 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Big Splash Opening this Sunday

118 paintings are installed and it is a beautiful show! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SLWS members in the Jefferson County Art Guild Show

Kathy Kelly was awarded Third Place in the Jefferson County Art Guild 2011 Annual Show for her painting "Songbirds."

Jo Rezny McCredie - Second Place for "Poppies."    Kathy Nausley  - Honorable Mention for "Africa Series: Cheeky."
The show runs through August 27th at the Arnold Recreation Center which is at Missouri State Road and Astra Way  (1695 Missouri State Road), Arnold, Mo 63010

Congratulations to you all!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall Plein Air Painting Class
 Linda J. Green-Metzler

At Faust Park through Chesterfield Arts
4 Wednesday Mornings 9:30-12:30
September 14 thru October 5

Paint in the Neighborhood!

Faust Historic Village Garden
 Let Faust Park inspire you to capture the beautiful outdoor light of early fall. This nearby gem has endless subjects to inspire you.  Sign up with Chesterfield Arts and step back in time for an amazing watercolor experience close to home in Chesterfield. All levels of experience are welcome. You can call (636 )519-1955 or go on line at: Click on classes; adult to register.
You may also call Linda at 314-469-3205, or e-mail: for more details.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Carolyn Owen Sommer wins an award

Carolyn Owen Sommer also had a painting accepted in the Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibit, and it won an Honorable mention.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Janet Doll wins an award

Janet Doll had two paintings accepted into the Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition in Springfield, IL.  One of her paintings won an award of $300 for first place. 
Congratulations, Janet!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Maggie McCarthy wins an award

Maggie reports, "I received Best of Category Award at the 39th Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival,  Evanston, Ill, this past weekend, August 6-7.  I received $100, my jury fee is waived for next year and I am automatically accepted into next year's show.  Yeah!!"
 Congratulations, Maggie!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Garage Sale of Joanlee Ferrar's estate

 Joanlee was an art teacher and likely has many goodies in the form of furniture, art books, etc.

We're having a final garage sale at my mother's house, 15244 Kempwood Drive, 63017, on Saturday, 13 August.  This is the EVERYTHING MUST GO sale.  While we got rid of some stuff at the estate sale in June, there is still a wealth of goodies in there.  Collectibles, kitchen ware, small appliances, pictures and decorative objects, costume jewelry, garden items, fantastic books (particularly art, history, travel for both adults and kids) etc.  Basically, at least 50% of everything that furnished that house is still there and waiting for treasure hunters.

 Worth special attention is the furniture still in the house.  Amongst the highlights:  a practically new, top quality leather couch, armchair and footstool that Mom paid thousands for, and we're selling for a fraction of the cost; a set of twin beds with storage underneath that tuck beneath a corner table, fantastic for kids or a guest room; a rattan bar with matching bar stools, a 1950s classic from the old Tropicana shop ready for your next tropical tiki party; a sturdy wooden kitchen table with matching captains' chairs; a whole master bedroom suite with king sized headboard, side table, and dresser.

If you know anyone who's furnishing a house or apartment at the moment, PLEASE pass this email on to them.  It's an opportunity not to miss.  But really, anyone who's up for a root around the Aladdin's cave that was Mom's house will have a good time.  Tell everyone you know!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Video of Michael Anderson - Urban Sketching

Here is a link to a really cool and instructive video by our member, Michael Anderson's son Joel Anderson.  It shows Michael sketching and talking about his process.  Take a look.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Linda Green/Metzler at Kodner Gallery

Linda Green/Metzler reports, "Kodner Gallery has agreed to take 4 of my paintings.  One will be included this weekend in the "Our Great Waterways" exhibit and then will join the other three on the lower level of the gallery with the "living" artists.

Here is the link to my facebook page with the four watercolors selected.

Needless to say, I am very excited to be welcomed by the gallery."