Sunday, January 26, 2014

Showboat Kiosk Space Available

Calling all signature members, we have 2 openings in our Showboat kiosk at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.  For the $20 fee, you will be able to exhibit your work for two months.  Here is a sample display.  Your work must be matted, but not framed, and will be secured to the background with velcro. Exhibit Chair, Maggie McCarthy, will give you all the particulars.  Please call her at 636-724-5968 or email to reserve your space.  The installation will be Feb 4 at 10 am.

The Foundry has great traffic and is a wonderful space to exhibit your work.  They will handle sales and retain a 35% commission.  Reproductions are allowed but at least 25% of your installation must be original pieces.

Barbara Martin Smith

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Daven Anderson Portrait Class

Artists, Students and Future Students:

I have added a one day portrait class to my February class schedule.  The class 
will be on Saturday, February 8th from 9:30 to 3:30 - as always, a wonderful 
lunch included.  The fee will be $68 for the day (please send the full fee to 
register). The class will be limited to a maximum of 11.  As you may remember, I 
held a two day portrait class in October which was very successful.  Everyone 
painted a jazz trumpeter in day 1 and a beautiful woman on day 2.   

February and March class schedules are on my web site - 
- and are filling fast.  I have already had a couple of new students enroll.   

Remember that no one loses class time on the regular monthly schedule.  If for 
any reason you are unable to attend one or more classes, you may make them up at 
any time.  Attendees can also leave their materials; paper, brushes, paints, 
etc. in the studio between classes. There is no need to lug them back and forth 
if you don't wish to.  As well, I have an 'open studio' policy for current 
students.  Current students may come and paint in the studio most Saturdays and 
occasionally other days as well at no additional fee.  Although there is no 
formal teaching program those days, help is given and questions are answered.  I 
have even demo'd some on the 'open studio' days.  Yesterday, the studio had 
three students spend the morning painting. 
I look forward to seeing you. Keep painting!! 

Warmest regards,  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mary Mosblech Exhibit

One person show:
Mary Mosblech will have 20 pieces of art hanging at the Missouri Ethical Society on Clayton Road.  This will include watercolors, mixed media collages, and monotypes.  The show will run from Feb 19 until the end of March.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Marilynne Bradley Workshops

2 separate watercolor workshops
by Marilynne Bradley
dealing with new approaches to points of view.

“Painting Plein Air Indoors” 
February 1, 2014
Capture light, atmosphere, and mood in your painting
while remaining warm and cozy inside.

“Find Your Shadow on Groundhog Day”
 February 2, 2014
Not all shadows are equal.
Sunlight and shadow can transform the ordinary
into the extraordinary composition.

at the Green Door Gallery, 21 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO

from 9am to 3pm with a break for a brown bag lunch.

Each workshop will begin with a demonstration of a technique, one in the morning and one after lunch.  Paper will be furnished. Bring your own paints and brushes, pencils.  scissors, masking tape, sponges, water container and a drawing board.

To enroll for each session, send a $75 check by January 25, designating which day,  to Marilynne Bradley, 817 So. Gore, Webster Groves MO 63119.

For information call 314-968-1439.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shirley Nachtrieb Classes

Workshops 2014 with Shirley Nachtrieb  

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, One St. Peters Centre Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376, 636-397-6903

Legacy Collage, March 14 & 15, 2014, 9:30am-3:30pm, $110

In this 2-day workshop, we will paint our own papers, use photo copies of relatives, make script pages, learn about composition, values, and explore textures. Students will be encouraged to do homework and experiment. All levels are welcome.

Watercolor Landscape, April 25 & 26, 2014, 9:30am -3:30pm, $110

In this 2-day workshop the class will focus on creating buildings of St. Charles, learning to paint bricks and stonework, painting in mid-tones, adding darks and leaving whites. All levels welcome.

Watermedia Floral Collage, May 30 & 31 2014, 9:30am-3:30pm, $110

In this 2-day workshop students will paint flowers of their choosing in watermedia then adding the element of collage to enhance the composition.  Fluid acrylics will be demonstrated.

Contact Shirley Nachtrieb at for more information or call 636-937-1936. A supply sheet will be sent upon registration.

- - - - - - - - registration form- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

Fill out and mail to Shirley Nachtrieb, 908 Ruth Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301
Name _________________________________

Check #_______________

Friday, January 10, 2014

CJ Muggs Exhibit

CJMuggs exhibit changeout is next week
Wednesday January 15th evening and Thursday January 16th morning.  

There is still time to sign up and participate.  

There will be a one hour time period immediately after our membership meeting to drop off submissions and pick up previous submissions at the CJMuggs exhibit in Webster Groves.  There will also be a half hour time from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM the following morning at CJMuggs.  Seasonal themes now apply.   This show's theme is Winter.

Contact  Beth Gygax, 314-918-7103 if you have not already signed up for this exhibit and would like to participate.

Paintings must be original works matted in white or off-white and framed according to our Rules for Exhibition.   You may print the entry form from our website.