Friday, April 26, 2013

Sandy Karsten Invited to Exhibit at RAC

The Regional Arts Commission Presents
Metro Art Exchange
in collaboration with
Artropolis at Chesterfield  Mall
Curated by Heather Haymart

                          Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 3 from 6 : 0 0 - 9 :30 p.m.
Second Floor

Exhibition continues through A ugust 2

The Regional Arts Commission created  Metro Art Exchange, a collaboration with local arts  organizations, in order to give local artists the opportunity to  exhibit their work in special shows at the RAC building on the  second floor.
"Metro Art Exchange - Artropolis"  features 22 artists.  Artropolis is a group of arts-related  spaces located in the Sears wing on the upper and lower levels at  Chesterfield Mall.   The group offers a variety of arts  activities, including classes, theater performances, and gallery  shows.

NOTE: "Metro Art Exchange - Artropolis"  opens in conjunction with the exhibit at The Gallery at RAC  entitled "DRESSED", curated by Michael Drummond of "Project  Runway."

"Metro Art Exchange - Artropolis" is  curated by Heather Haymart and features artists Loren Corell,  Robert Cornman, Vesna Delevska, Dana Diaz de Leon, Morris  Fletcher, Michael Frank, Lanie Frick, Sharon Hayes, Jeffrey  Johnson, Sandy Karsten, Matt Keim, Greg Kluempers, Christy  Martin, Gina Mazur, Dawson Morgan, Mary Nasser, Allison L.  Norfleet Bruenger, Susie Tenzer, Melissa Villadiego, Denise  Williams, Riley Williams, and Bob Vavra.

"Bird of Paradise" by Dana Diaz de  Leon

DATES &  TIMES: Exhibition Dates:   May 3 -  August 2, 2013
Opening  Reception:  Friday, May 3, 6:00 -  9:30 pm

                                  (Free & Open to the Public)
Exhibition Hours:   Monday -  Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00  p.m.
                              Saturday, noon - 5:00  p.m.

EXHIBITION  LOCATION: Regional Arts Commission, Second Floor
6128 Delmar Boulevard in The  Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
(Free parking in the lot  behind The Pageant; metered street parking)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CJ Muggs EXhibition

Thanks to Suzanne Galli Koenen for these great pics of our installation at CJ Muggs restaurant in Webster Groves. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

SLWS Spring Retreat

Saint Louis Watercolor Society One Day Spring Retreat

The St. Louis Watercolor Society

is sponsoring a one-day Spring retreat.
Wednesday May 15, 9:00a-4:00p

The location of the retreat is

IL RITIRO Franciscan Retreat in Dittmer, Missouri
(aprox. ½ hour S. on Hwy.30, Gravois near Dittmer, MO)
address for GPS is-6500 Eime Road Dittmer, MO]
Cost of the day is $23.50
This includes an $8.50 lunch

To register send check to Diana Leszcz
at 1113 Winter Lake Drive
Fenton, MO 63026
Registration and check deadline May 1, 2013

To Carpool meet at Fenton Garden Ridge at 8:15!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday Self Help Painters Fall Session

Wednesday Self Help Painters
Fall Session

The Wednesday Self Help Painters group gives continuing support to SLWS members.  Meetings provide a place to paint regularly, opportunities to choose your own subject matter and techniques, and suggestions from other painters without the structure of a class. With sponsorship by the SLWS, there is no cost to members.

This fall, the group will meet in room 57 of Lindbergh High School on Wednesdays from 7-9pm on the following dates:

          September 4, 11, 25
          October 2, 9, 23, 30
          November 6, 13
          December 4

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

Monday, April 15, 2013

Daven Anderson Watercolor Classes

My watercolor workshop is for beginners to mid-level watercolorists.  In order to provide ample individual instruction time, a maximum of 10 students will be accepted.   

Saturday, April 13, 2013

And the Winners Are...

Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s

14th Annual Juried Exhibition

April 12th through May 11th, 2013
Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63139,      314-645-4898
Gallery Hours:   M-F   9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,   Closed Sunday


$200 Juror's Choice

Elizabeth Concannon

“Blue Series: Afterward” 

$150 Award of Excellence

Shirley Nachtrieb

“Garden of Golden Light #2”

$100 Award of Achievement

Gloria Henderson

“Dual Portrait - S”

$50 Award of Recognition

M. E. Maender

“5 ½ lbs.”

$50 Award of Recognition

Kathy Decker

“Hanging Out”

$50 Beverly Lake Hoffman Award of Recognition

P. R. Damsgaard

“A Day in Venice”

Honorable Mention

Bettie Polites, “Color Afloat”
Gail Crosson, “Laurie & Lilly”
Jane Hogg, “Spring Floral”
Angie Jung, “Hope”
Mary Lou LaFloure, “Sisters”
Nancy Muschany, “Attraction”
Allyn O’Byrne, “Men of Marrakech”
Leah Tomsky, “With Strings Attached”
Carol Jessen, “Falling Down, Falling Down”
Vera Clark, “Only the Shadow Knows”

Congratulations to all!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sad News

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of member Loris Butterfield.  She was a signature member of SLWS and always had a ready smile.  Our condolences to her family.
Visitation will be April 12th at Herr Funeral Home, 501 West Main Street, Collinsville, IL
with burial on April 13th at St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Here is one of her award winning paintings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mary Mosblech wins Award

Mary Mosblech won Best of Show for 2D work at the Queeny Art Fair this weekend.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Maggie McCarthy and Mary Mosblech at Queeny Art Fair

"Check out the channel 4 web site for the Great Day St. Louis 10 AM show for  Wednesday, April 3. Maggie McCarthy did a watercolor painting live as she was promoting the Art Fair @ Queeny Park.  The show checked in with Maggie twice, at about 10:20 and 10:45.  And, while she was painting off camera they were interviewing Caroline Kennedy 10 feet away from her.  Pretty cool.  Come see Maggie's work at the Art Show this weekend."

 "Maggie McCarthy and Mary Mosblech have both been juried into the Art Fair @Queeny Park.  The show is this weekend, April 5,6,7,  held at Queeny Park, inside at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex. The times are Fri., 6-9, Sat. 10-6, and Sunday 11-4.  Maggie is also one of the co-chairs of the show. "

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

14th Annual Juried Exhibition

THE best art show in STL is opening next Friday, April 12, 6-8PM at Creative Art Gallery. An exhibition of watercolors by the members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society. Juror, Christopher Schink.