Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Now Showing in our Kiosk

Now showing through January at our Foundry Art Centre Showboat kiosk Florine Epplin, Barbara Martin Smith, and Mary Mosblech.  Take some time to visit St. Charles and view these great artists for your Christmas shopping. 




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Self Help Painters



Wednesday Self Help Painters
Winter/Spring Session Starting in January


“Waggoners Gap” by Lee Walter

You are invited to join the Wednesday Self Help Painters group for FREE thanks to the sponsorship of the SLWS.  Starting its next session in January, the Self Help group will meet in room 57 of Lindbergh High School .  This relaxed environment gives painters an opportunity to share methods, advice, and camaraderie. 

The group will meet on Wednesdays from 7-9pm on the following dates:

          January 9, 16, 23
          February 6, 13, 20, 27
          March 6, 20
          April 3

Come to one class or all ten sessions.  For more information, contact Dave Anderson at (314)544-1774.

Merry Christmas from David Anderson

Hello Painters,

In case we miss each other this holiday season I want to wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  A special thanks to the WTC board for their support for our Wednesday class. 

Happy New Year!

Dave Anderson
 
 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Size Matters at Norton's Gallery

Several SLWS members are in this annual show at Norton's Gallery in Maplewood.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sad News to Share

Our good friend, long-time member and former board member, Mary Lou LaFloure, lost her husband to a sudden passing. 

Wiley LaFloure age 76, of Crystal City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012 at his home. He was born March 18, 1936 in Festus, Missouri, the son of the late Mildred (nee Vaughn) and Ardell LaFloure.
  
   He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (nee Renfro) LaFloure, sons Thomas A. (Charlotte Ferrell) LaFloure of St. Louis, Missouri and James LaFloure of DeSoto, Missouri, his daughter Michelle (Greg) Spencer of Arnold, Missouri, grandchildren James LaFloure Jr., Jeffrey Coleman, Jessica (Gary) Hite and Shawna Via, great-grandson Gavin Hite and cousin Rebecca Canepa.
  
   In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson Russell LaFloure.
   
   A memorial gathering will begin at 9:00 A.M. with memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 5, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Rev. Terry Crank, pastor of Hematite Christian Church in Hematite, Missouri. Memorials in his memory can be made to Special Olympics or the Ozark Food Pantry.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Showboat openings

Hi all, We have openings in our Showboat Kiosk for the 2 month period Dec and Jan.  This is a great time of year to be in our Showboat at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.  Rent is $20 to SLWS for your 4'x6' side.  35% commission to the Foundry.

Contact Maggie McCarthy at mccarthyart@att.net to reserve your space and get more info.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Themes for CJ Muggs Exhibits

Hi all, if you want to plan ahead here are the themes for the next exhibits at CJ Muggs restaurant in Webster Groves.  These shows hang for 3 months.  The restaurant does not handle sales so there is no commission, and there is no entry fee.  Your phone number will be on the title card placed by your painting.  If a buyer contacts you for a sale, you may remove the painting but we ask that you replace it with another one so the show stays intact.  Plan ahead and paint, paint, paint.  Receiving is always on the Tuesday night after our meeting, 9-10 PM and the next Wednesday morning 9-10 AM. 

The Ultimate Quest,        Jan. 15/16—Apr. 16/17, 2013;
Freedom to Explore        Apr. 16, 17 - Jul. 16, 17;
Getting To Know You     Jul. 16, 17 - Oct. 15, 16;
Make It Happen              Oct. 15, 16 - Jan.  21, 22, 2014;
Colorful Corners            Jan.  21, 22 - Apr. 15, 16

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Local Happenings

SLWS member LaVerne Emanuel won Third Place in the Society of Independent Artists art show at Tesson Ferry Library on September 29.  The exhibit will be on display at the library through the month of October.

Bill Curtis will be doing a demo at the Greater St Louis Art  
Association  meeting on Thursday, Oct 25, 7:30 pm at the First  
Congregational Church of Webster (where we meet) in the room on the  
2nd floor across from where we used to have our meetings.  He will  
give a demo and show some slides of his work, including the Tuskegee  
Airmen series.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Now Showing in our Showboat

Members Loris Butterfield, Janet Doll and Kim Foster are now showing in our Showboat kiosk at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles through November.  Take a look!

And congrats to Janet Doll.  Her painting Grand Avenue won second place at the Missouri Watercolor Society's Members' Invitational in Columbia, MO.




Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

St. Louis Area Artist Directory



The ARTIST & GALLERY Directory is Looking for You!

The Artist & Gallery Directory is about to embark on a quest to find some of the very best artists in the St. Louis bi-state region.

This is your opportunity to:
              Be recognized among the best
              Expand your market and increase sales.
              Provide long term exposure to the public.
              Promote your credibility as an artist.
              Bring your personal artistic vision to the attention of the  public.

This is a regional directory limited to the BEST artists and art galleries within 125 miles (two hours drive) of St Louis, Missouri.

All mediums of art will be considered:
Painting (all mediums)
Drawing & Pastel

Photography

Digital Art 

Printmaking 

Pottery & Ceramics

Sculpture

Collage

Wood

Fiber (woven, wearable, paper, basketry)

Leather 

Jewelry

Glass

Mixed-media 2D & 3D

All work must be original and hand-made by the artists. Absolutely no mass produced art and no foreign art.

The directory will be a printed book, 96 to 116 pages, 8.5" X 5.5" in size. Printing will be high quality offset on 100lb glossy paper stock. The directory will also be on the internet where each artist's page will be displayed and linked to your website and e-mail.

To assure the directory exhibits the work of the very best artists this will be a juried publication with independent judges for both 2D and 3D artwork.

To assure the directory is of the highest quality and has a consistent look we will design the directory and all the pages. It will be up to the artists to provide "high quality" photographs of their art. If the images are of insufficient quality (sharpness, exposure, color balance, composition, digital resolution) the artists will be asked to resubmit professional quality images. If the artist and galleries do not have access to professional photography we can arrange to photograph their artwork for them.

We invite any artists living within 125 mile range of St Louis to apply and be juried into the Artist & Gallery Directory. Application requires a $25 non-refundable fee which you can pay using PayPal or credit card. To make it easy for you to participate, we use the "Entrythingy" application system. You will need to have four .jpg images ready to upload and a brief artist statement.  For image specs, complete application details and to apply click on the link below.  Deadline is midnight September 28th.

For more information and to apply go to our website: http://stlouisartistdirectory.com


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

LaVerne Emanuel wins an award

Blue Ribbon

LaVerne Emanuel won First Place September 1 in the Society of Independent Artists art show at Powder Valley Nature Center (near 270 and 44).  All the artwork depicts wildlife in Missouri and will be on display until September 29.  

Hope you can stop by and see the show.

LaVerne

Congratulations!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nancy Beard Awards

SLWS member Nancy Beard won the Award of Excellence at Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights weekend of August 23,24, and 25.

Also first in watercolor at Augusta MO plein art show  on April 28.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Maggie McCarthy Wins an Award

SLWS member Maggie McCarthy won a red ribbon, Two-Dimensional Award of Mastery, at the Art Fair at Queeny Park Labor Day weekend.

Congratulations Maggie!!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sister Jo Nemec, SSND

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our long-time member, Sister Jo Nemec, SSND.  

Sister Jo joined SLWS in 1998 and served as our pictorial historian for 12 years documenting every meeting demonstration and every workshop to create 3 beautiful albums for our archives.  Her cheerful disposition and ready hugs were always a welcome ray of sunshine. She served a term on the board of directors, in charge of scheduling programs, in addition to her historian position.  

Her wake is this Friday, Aug. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the School Sisters of Notre Dame chapel, 320 E. Ripa Ave., 63125. Her funeral is Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the same location.

Sister Jo participated in all most all of our exhibits over the years and was a Signature Member.  Here is her award winning painting from Big Splash 2007 titled Shapes and Shadows of Florida.   



Monday, August 20, 2012

Daven Anderson River Series

DAVEN ANDERSON LLC

LAST LIGHT

Watercolor and Mixed Media
32" x 24.5"
Ohio River - Pushing Downstream
On the M/V Mountain State, an AEP River Ops 6000 hp Tow Boat

No. 6 of 8 painted in an ongoing series of approximatly 40 works.


A year ago I began a series of works which celebrate life and work on our inland waterways.  Last fall I rode a towboat for a few days pushing fifteen coal barges on the Ohio River.  Last Light and a number of others in the series resulted from that trip.  More recently I made two trips to the lower Mississippi visiting shipyards and other sites of river activity and industry, riding work boats and, as is the case of the above painting, boarding vessels in mid-stream being loaded or unloaded.  My intention is to paint approximately 40 works portraying river work and life on all of our major waterways. 

Working the Rivers
 

A month ago, I also became an 'official' Coast Guard artist, a position that I am honored to hold and that allows me access to Coast Guard vessels and activities anywhere they are active - Alaska, Antartica and Kuwait included.  I have made three trips to date with the Guard, two on the Mississippi and one on the Missouri.  I plan on riding with them in September/October in Mobile Bay, the inland waterway system and the Gulf (out of Mobile) and on the Cooper River and inland waterway system (out of Charleston).  I will be painting my first Coast Guard work later this fall.  The Coast Guard has placed my artistic 'bio' on its website along with a link to my website.

I continually look for opportunities to capture subject material for future works and hope to get out on the Tennessee and Illinois Rivers sometime next year.  In the meantime I continue to add works to the series.     

Daven Anderson
DavenAAnderson@gmail.com
(cell) 440-476-1597
(studio) 314-241-2339
www, davenanderson.com

  Marilyn G and her Two Cousins

Watercolor and Mixed Media
32" x 24.5"

Lower Mississippi River - Mile Post 180
Onboard the ERATO being unloaded by Cooper/TSmith Stevedors

No. 8 of 8 painted in an ongoing series of approximately 40 works.

 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Big Splash Opens Sunday

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society member open show, Big Splash, opens Sunday, Aug 19 at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at the St. Peters City hall on Mexico road.  The opening reception is 1-3 PM with awards given at 2PM.  Here is a sneak preview of the top prize winner, "Owl" by Barbara Martin Smith. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mary Mosblech is in the Fair

Mary Mosblech is showing in several fairs this late summer and also designed this post card based on one of her relief prints.  Get out and go!



Thursday, August 9, 2012

SLWS members Accepted in Art Guild Show

Our members, Michael Anderson, Elizabeth Concannon, Mary Mosblech, Tom Sepe and Barbara Martin Smith have been accepted in this show, "Lay of the Land" at the St. Louis Artist's Guild.


Now Showing at the Showboat

Here are the participants in August/September at our Showboat at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.  To sign up for your turn, $20 for 2 months and 35% commission to the Foundry for sales, contact Maggie McCarthy at mccarthyart@att.net.  This is Lee Walter, Carolyn Sommer, and Linda Green/Metzler.



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Maggie McCarthy Wins Award

Maggie McCarthy received the "Best in Category Award - Watercolor" from the 40th Annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, Evanston, Ill, August 4-5. She is invited into the show next year with the jury fee waived. She received the award/ ribbon, the invitation and a $100 check."

Congrats Maggie!

And here are photos of the June/July participants at our Showboat kiosk at the Foundry Art Centre. Mary Riney, Jan Foulk, and Gloria Henderson.


 Photos of the August installation coming soon.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Linda Wilmes Fall Classes

 Representing Red
 
Join me and discover the wonderful world of color and painting.
Classes held at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre
1 St. Peters Centre Blvd (at City Hall)
St. Peters, MO 63376
Linda St. Wilmes, Instructor
Class size is limited, register early
636 639 0020 (Linda) or lindaswilmes@gmail.com 
A supply list will be furnished upon registration 

Sept. 4, 2012, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Free Acrylic Painting Demonstration, by Linda S. Wilmes
Art Room No. 1
Acrylic Painting Class
September 11, 18, 25, and Oct. 2
1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays
Art Room No.1
Fee $100.00

Four subjects will be painted, for a variety of  application and color combinations.  Discover this wonderful and versatile water media.  Linda will demonstrate techniques, and explain the importance of value, color, composition, along with many tips to promote good artwork.  Linda has won numerous awards for her acrylic paintings, and has a vast store of knowledge to share.  

Drawing 
Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Oct. 1
Monday evenings 6 - 9 p.m.
Art Room No. 2
Fee $100.00

The foundation of all artwork, drawing is the best way to start the creative process.  This class will use the sighting method, to locate correct proportions, and to find angles, comparing one area to another.  Projects will be rendered in pencil, charcoal, conte and marker.  A valuable class for any artist wanting more information that will improve their creative drawing or painting. A supply list will be furnished after registration

Fall 2012 Classes at Wilmes Fine Art Studio,
1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor
Class Size Limited, register early
A Supply List Will be Furnished Upon Registration 
Call 636 639 0020, Email - lindaswilmesart.com


***Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, Sept. 6, - 27, 9 - 12 p.m., Fee $100.00
A good class to start out with watercolors , as well as to “step up” the intermediate student.  A variety of subjects will be painted, as well as great emphasis on color, use of value, and all of the elements of design.  Tips on supplies, suppliers, along with many tips the instructor has learned to create award winning paintings.

***Painting Murals, Sept 21 and 22, 9 - 3:30, Fee $120.00.  Paints and boards will be furnished.  A wonderful creative and informative class to learn how to approach painting a mural, from concept to the final rendering.   Also, faux finishes will be covered, as well as starting your own mural business

***Plein Air Painting, Oct. 5 and 6, (rain date Oct. 12), 9 - 2 pm., Fee $100.00.  This class will teach where to start, what to look for, using contrast of an area to create a painting with dynamic impact.  Color, value, good composition will be stressed, along with materials needed, and preparing for a good outdoor painting experience. 

(Linda Wilmes is a member of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.  We are happy to announce the classes being taught by our members.)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marilynne Bradley exhibit




Where was I Yesterday?
 exhibit of watercolors
by Marilynne Bradley

reception
August 5, 2012
2 pm to 4 pm
Componere Gallery
6509 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
314-721-1181

 exhibit
July 29 to August 25, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Linda Wilmes Classes

Fall 2012 Art Classes
Classes held at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre
1 St. Peters Centre Blvd (at City Hall)
St. Peters, MO 63376
Linda St. Wilmes, Instructor
Class size is limited, register early
A supply list will be furnished upon registration 

Sept. 4, 2012, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Free Acrylic Painting Demonstration, by Linda S. Wilmes
Art Room No. 1
        
Acrylic Painting Class
September 11, 18, 25, and Oct. 2nd
1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays
Art Room No.1
Fee $100.00

Four subjects will be painted, for a variety of  application and color combinations.  Discover this wonderful and versatile water media.  Linda will demonstrate techniques, and explain the importance of value, color, composition, along with many tips to promote good artwork.  Linda has won numerous awards for her acrylic paintings, and has a vast store of knowledge to share.  

Drawing 
Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Oct. st.
Monday evenings 6 - 9 p.m.
Art Room No. 2
Fee $100.00

The foundation of all artwork, drawing is the best way to start the creative process.  This class will use the sighting method, to locate correct proportions, and to find angles, comparing one area to another.  Projects will be rendered in pencil, charcoal, conte and marker.  A valuable class for any artist wanting more information that will improve their creative drawing or painting.A supply list will be furnished after registration



Fall 2012 Classes at Wilmes Fine Art Studio,
1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor
Class Size Limited, register early
A supply List Will be Furnished Upon Register ration 



***Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor, Sept. 6, - 27, 9 - 12 p.m., Fee $100.00
A good class to start out with watercolors , as well as to “step up” the intermediate student.  A variety of subjects will be painted, as well as great emphasis on color, use of value, and  well as all of the elements of design.  Tips on supplies, suppliers, along with many tips the instructor has learned to create award winning paintings.

***Painting Murals, Sept 21 and 22, 9 - 3:30, Fee $120.00.  Paints and boards will be furnished.  A wonderful creative and informative class to learn how to approach painting a mural, from concept to the final rendering.   Also, faux finishes will be covered, as well as starting your own mural business

***Plein Air Painting, Oct. 5 and 6, (rain date Oct. 12), 9 - 2 pm., Fee $100.00.  This class will teach where to start, what to look for, using contrast of an area to create a painting with dynamic impact.  Color, value, good composition will be stressed, along with materials needed, and preparing for a good outdoor painting experience. 








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Linda Wilmes Exhibit at Gateway Gallery

You Art Invited
to View The Artwork
of
Linda S. Wilmes
Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston, Clayton, MO 63105
July 1st - August 17, 2012
Opening Reception July 20, 6 - 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CJ Muggs switch out coming soon

"Up Close and Personal".   
receiving Tuesday night July 17th from 9 P.M. to 10 P.M. and
                      Wednesday morning July 18th from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. 
AT CJ Muggs Restaurant, at Lockwood and Gore in Webster Groves.   
This is a themed show so enter a piece that fits the theme.   Paintings must be framed with white or off-white mats and ready to hang with screw eyes and wire, There is space for about ten more artists to exhibit their work.  All you need to do to reserve a spot is to email Barbara Martin Smith  at: studio@watercolorsmith.com
This venue is for 3 months, sold works may be removed at the time of sale if replaced with a comparable painting.   There is no commission to the restaurant. If you have not been there, go check it out!  We have had a 10- year relationship with this venue and we love it. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Member donations appreciated in Haiti

SLWS member Jim Shelton reports: 

" I made it to Haiti the first week of June...

I delivered about 40 pounds of STLWS donated art supplies to Father Tijwa of Immaculate Conception in Milot for his art programs.  I basically took the best, most usable items (paints, brushes, paper, palettes) and still have some more to take on a future trip (I had a baggage/weight issue).

Father Tijwa thanks the membership for their donation of supplies at an SLWS meeting.  – he was overwhelmed."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sign up for our Kiosk at the Foundry


  "We need artists for the AUGUST THROUGH SEPTEMBER exhibition space at the Kiosk at the Foundry in St. Charles. This is our space and a wonderful opportunity to display our work and promote the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.  The live area is about 40" wide and 60" tall, just right to showcase your work with your bio, artist statement and prices. No frames are allowed but mats are required.  All the work is hung with velcro and displayed behind the large plexi glass of the display. The fee is $20 and the Foundry takes a 35% commission on any sold work.

   We would love to have you!  If you have done it before, you can certainly do it again. Contact Maggie McCarthy at mccarthyart@att.net or 636-724-5968. She can answer all you questions, sign you up and she will be there to help you hang your work. EASY!  If you want to hang later in the year, Maggie can sign you up for those times, too.  She's waiting to hear from you!"

All 3 sides are shown in this photo.  This is a great time of year to display your work as there will be a lot of summer traffic.