Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marilynne Bradley exhibit

Where was I Yesterday?
 exhibit of watercolors
by Marilynne Bradley

August 5, 2012
2 pm to 4 pm
Componere Gallery
6509 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

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.  

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
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:
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 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.