Friday, July 26, 2013

Exhibit Opportunity at our Showboat

The Showboat, at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Street, St. Charles, MO, is a rented space in an enclosed kiosk, available to our Signature Members at the rate of $20 for two months.

A space is available for August/September with installation to be August 1 at 10:00 am.

Artists should bring their bio to be hung with their paintings which are to be matted, not framed, and presented in a professional layout in a 40” x 60” space. All sales will be handled by the Foundry personnel. There is a 35% commission.

 Call Maggie McCarthy, 636-724-5968, to take advantage of this opportunity!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Michael Anderson Receives an Award

  Florentine Ceiling, Michael Anderson, watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press, 18" x 24", 2013.
"Florentine Ceiling," a work by Michael Anderson has received the Gateway East Artists' Guild 2013 annual Roy and Mary Kerchner Memorial Award for Transparent Watercolor. The prize was announced in an awards ceremony for the 2013 Gateway To Art exhibition at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Visitors Center, Belleville, IL. The exhibit includes over 140 works in all mediums by 53 artists and will be on view through August 16.

Awards of recognition, merit and excellence as well as Best of Show, the Kerchner Memorial Award and the American Frame and Art Supply award were selected by artist Nancy Newman Rice. Ms. Newman Rice is the recipient of a National Endowment for Arts Fellowship For Painting and a Tiffany Award nominee.

Although final enhancements to "Florentine Ceiling" were completed in studio, the painting was begun and substantially completed as a demonstration piece before an audience of approximately 20 watercolor enthusiasts at Concrete Ocean Gallery, St. Louis, on June 24, 2013. Highlights of the presentation can be seen in YouTube video here.
Michael Anderson Studio
22 Howard Drive Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618 538 5622 Mobile 618 830 5142

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Daven Anderson News, New Studio and Classes

Watercolor students and friends:

I am moving my studio and gallery to a wonderful space in Lafayette Square on
the Plaza - 1410 S. 18th Street - across from Squires, Square One Brewery and
the fabulous new Tripel restaurant and down the street from the 33 Wine bar,
Bailey's Chocolate Bar, Riccardo's and Laredo.  I mention that in case painting
makes you hungry.  The space has everything one would want in a studio/gallery: great lighting, interesting and wonderful surroundings, lots of room, tables and chairs and easels - with a charming garden attached.  The Koi pond has a waterfall, chairs for relaxing and a full moon every now and then - and, at this time of year, fireflies.  Wonderful music too!  There is plenty of parking for those who don't arrive by foot, bicycle or Vespa.  The large studio is ground floor and with a fully handicap accessible toilet.

I will be teaching six evenings of watercolor painting during August - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug 8,13,15,20, 22 and 27th.  Class will be from 6 to9:15
nightly.  The fee for the six evenings is $175. Since I will be teaching
frequently (monthly?), missed sessions can be made up during a later session -
they won't be wasted.  Class size is limited so I will have sufficient time with each student.  Also, coffee and soft drinks will be available - no charge. If
wine serves as a painting aid, please feel free to bring some for all to share & I will contribute too.  Student's materials and paintings can be stored between classes. The studio is alarmed and very secure - and available at any time to my students.

I will be carrying a full line of Isabey and Raphael (French) brushes, Sennelier
(French) watercolor, oil and acrylic paints and Fabriano (Italian) and Sennelier watercolor papers.  I promise that my studio prices, for students, will be equal to or better than any - in store or on-line.  I carry them for my own work and to help my students and friends.
As some of you are aware, I am currently teaching a four week, three credit hour
studio (watercolor) course at UMSL.  I intend to continue teaching at UMSL as
well as other St. Louis institutions - and monthly in my studio.

For registration or questions, just email - calls are OK too (cell 440-476-1597/-studio 314-241-2339).  To register, simply mail a check for $80, balance on first day of class.  Look forward to seeing you in class or
elsewhere.   Please keep painting!  For those who have been in my classes before
- remember!  - 'Show up!  Get Lucky!

Daven Anderson
1808 Hickory St.
St. Louis, MO 63104