Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Barbara Martin Smith and Daven Anderson Participate in an Exhibit at the Mercantile Library

 The St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair
May 2, 3 & 4, 2014

J. C. Penney Building UMSL North Campus 1 University Blvd., 63121

Presented by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

Benefit Preview Party Friday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. Tickets $50 person / $90 for two
$40 person / $70 for two Mercantile members
$25 / person Young Collectors (35 and under)

Fair Hours: Saturday, May 3, 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, May 4, 11 am - 4 pm $10 per day General Admission $8 per day Mercantile Members $5 per day Students and UMSL Alumni w/ID

INFO or TICKETS: 314-516-6740

SLWS members Barbara Martin Smith and Daven Anderson will have works in this exhibition.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fall 2014 Schedule for the SLWS Wednesday Self-Help Painters

We are scheduling the following dates for the upcoming Saint Louis Watercolor Society's  fall Wednesday evening class at Lindbergh High School,in  Room #54.  Please note that the 3rd Wednesday of each month is the SLWS monthly membership meeting and will not be listed below:

Sept. 3, 10, 24
Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12
Dec. 3

These dates may change based on the weather or school programs and will be noted later.

We have one more class in the current session, on April 30, to conclude our spring session.  We had 19 members show up for help and we still average about 11 per night.

We look forward to another session at Lindbergh High at the current rate of $21 per hour sponsored by the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.

Thanks for your support,
Dave Anderson

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mirka Fette' Invites You to See Her Artwork

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Marilynne Bradley Annual Workshop

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Saint Louis Watercolor Society 2014 Fall Retreat

Have you ever wanted to get away with fellow artists to share ideas, materials, relax and some beautiful scenery?  This is your opportunity.  Join us at this year’s retreat at the Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat, 6500 Eime Road in Dittmer, MO,

Arrival:  Tuesday, October 7, after 10 a.m.   
Departure:  Thursday, October 9, by 3 p.m.

Cost is $100 per person.  Complete the registration and mail it in to hold your reservation.  The following meals are included in the cost:  Tuesday dinner, Wednesday brunch and dinner, Thursday brunch.  The housing facilities will include all linens, towels and coffee.  We will be staying in the main house, centrally located on the campus, with additional housing in the cabin behind the main house.  We will gather in the main house for our activities.  After dinner we will offer videos and movies, or you can just enjoy socializing or continue painting.  We will have the Third Annual “Pass a Sketch” and there will be attendance prizes.

The Third Annual “Pass a Sketch”:  If you would like to participate in this event, bring a sketch on watercolor paper.  The sketch will be passed from artist to artist, each to paint on.  Finished paintings will be displayed on our final day.  Trading and sharing ideas are welcome.  No restrictions.  Just enjoy.

Bring your art supplies, warm clothes as needed, bug spray, sun screen, an umbrella, flash light and camera.  Everyone is asked to bring a snack for everyone to share and their own beverages to enjoy outside of meals.  Wine and spirits are welcome. 

DIRECTIONS:  Approximately 30 minutes south of St. Louis.  Take Highway 30 to Dittmer, MO (you will pass through Cedar Hill — the light at Rt. 30 & BB is Cedar Hill with a Shell and BP Station on the right).  At the next light, Rt. 30 meets NN & B (there is a Phillips 66 on the right).  2.2 miles to a right turn into Dittmer & Catawisa.  The road narrows to 2 lanes.  Look for the Post Office on the left and Evans Automotive on the right.  Dittmer Catawisa Rd. is on the right after Evans Automotive.  Turn right at Dittmer Catawisa Rd.  Dittmer Catawisa Rd. has 2 forks — stay to the left.  At Eime Rd. turn right near the bottom of the downhill.  Follow it to Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat.

Anyone wanting to car pool should meet at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Garden Ridge in The Bluffs Shopping Center in Fenton, MO.

NOTE:  Any member wanting to come out for the day is welcome and can share a meal with us for $10.


Registration for SLWS 2014 Fall Retreat, Oct. 7, 8 & 9
at Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat, Dittmer, MO
City/State/Zip __________________________________________________
E-mail                                                       Phone                                  
Enclosed is my check for $100 made payable to the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.
Listed below are my food allergies/special needs or considerations:

Please send registration form and payment to:  Diana Leszcz, 
1113 Winter Lake Drive, Fenton, MO  63026
The deadline to register is September 19, 2014.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Daven Anderson April Classes

Watercolorists and those who will be!

I have modified the April class schedule and updated 
my web site to reflect the changes.  Both day and evening 
classes are starting.  New students can step into class at 
any time - they don't need to start at the beginning of a month - 
and, of course, as mentioned any missed classes can be made 
up. I will again conduct a Saturday portrait class in April - April 
19th from 9 am to 3:30pm, lunch included.  As before the fee 
will be $68.  I will give the attendees a tracing of the face - this is 
not a drawing class but a watercolor painting class.  I will need 
a minimum of five students to sign up for the class to proceed.   

Look forward to seeing you & keep painting.


Our mailing address is:
1808 Hickory St
St. Louis, MO 63104

Friday, April 11, 2014

Michael Anderson Exhibits with Art St. Louis

Please join me at Art Saint Louis gallery next Saturday evening, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. for the free opening reception for "Silence and Noise."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CJ Muggs Exhibit Changeout

CJMuggs exhibit changeout is next week 
Wednesday April 16th evening and Thursday April 17th morning.   

             Sign up's are closed. 
There will be a one hour time period immediately after our membership meeting Wednesday night 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, so the incoming exhibit will be Spring. 

Contact  Beth Gygax, 314-918-7103 if you have questions

Friday, April 4, 2014

Angie Jungbluth wins Design Contest

Angie Jungbluth’s watercolor of a fox was selected as the winner of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s contest to design their annual pin.   MDC usually designs the pin, but this year they opened it up to the volunteers statewide.  Each year the MDC gives its statewide volunteers a pin as a way to say thank you for all of their help throughout the year.  Volunteers help run established programs such as Eagle Days, Wetlands for Kids, Maple Sugar Days, Go Fish, and more.  Additionally, volunteers develop their own programs for the public such as hiking, wild edible programs, craft programs, etc.  The Missouri Department of Conservation always tells us, "Volunteers Make a Difference!"