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



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
(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.  

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.)