Wednesday, July 30, 2014



is coming!

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society 
17th Annual Membership Awards Exhibition

The show is open to all SLWS members; one entry per person with an entry fee of $10.

OA Gallery is hosting our show again this year: 

101 A W. Argonne

St. Louis, MO  63122



Receiving, Tues., 9/2/14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hanging, Wed., 9/3/14, from 9 a.m. to noon

Judging, Wed., 9/4/14, 1 p.m. until finished

Opening Reception, Fri., 9/5/14, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Retrieval, Tues, 9/30/14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alicia Farris Receives Honor

Alicia Farris was accepted into the 51st annual Southwestern Watercolor Society Exhibition with her painting entitled "Buddies." The show will run from September 4 through September 28, 2014 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Tx.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Shirley Nachtrieb's Fall/Winter 2014 Workshops

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, 
One St. Peters Centre Drive, 
St. Peters, MO 63376, 

Collage 101, designing your own papers. October 24 & 25, 2014, 9:30am-3:30pm, $110

In this 2-day workshop, the class will design with paint their own papers. Experimental techniques will be explored on a variety of papers to later be used in collage creations. Design formats will be discussed and executed. Golden fluid acrylics and a variety of papers will be used. All levels are welcome.

Collage 102, designing your own collage papers. November 14 & 15, 2014, 9:30am -3:30pm, $110

In this 2-day workshop the class will continue creating unique papers for collage, Experimental techniques will be explored on a variety of papers to later be used in collage creations. Golden fluid acrylics and a variety of papers will be used.  Transparent and opaques techniques will be discussed. Additional design approaches will be executed. All levels welcome.

Collage Greeting Cards, December5 & 6, 9:30am-3:30pm, $110

In this 2-day workshop students will use a variety of prepared and purchased papers along with their favorite rubber stamps to create seasonal greeting cards.  Golden fluid acrylics and watercolor greeting cards will be used.

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

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Fill out and mail to Shirley Nachtrieb, 908 Ruth Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301
Name ________________________  
Phone ________________
Address _________________________________________
Email ____________________________  
Check # _______


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday Self Help Sessions Continue to Inspire Creativity

Graphic by Lee Walter

What do the Wednesday Self Help Painters do?  They produce work that appears in exhibits including SLWS shows.  This spring, eleven Wednesday Self Help painters had 14 pieces accepted into the annual juried show at Creative Art Gallery.  Of the paintings, one received an honorable mention and another sold.   The Wednesday Self Help group provides a place to paint and a supportive atmosphere to create.  Join us!  Whether you are new to painting or are looking for inspiration, all are welcome.

Fall dates have been scheduled. The group will meet in Room 54 of Lindbergh High School, from 7-9 pm, on the following dates:

           September 3, 10, 24
           October 1, 8, 22, 29
           November 5 & 12
           December 3
A total of ten meetings will cost between $35-$40 based upon the number of participants. Please note, the group does not meet the third Wednesday of each month to allow members to attend monthly SLWS meetings.  Contact Dave Anderson at (314) 544-1774 to reserve a spot.

Artwork shown above by Lee Walter. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beverly Hoffman's Fall 2014 Watercolor Classes

This Fall Beverly Hoffman is offering watercolor courses through the Continuing Education Department of the St. Louis Community College on the Meramec Campus, located at 11333 Big Bend, St. Louis, MO  63122.  

Watercolor Portraits: People and Pets - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 15 to Oct. 20 for the first session; then Oct. 27 to 
Dec.1 for the second session.

Watercolor: Beginning Techniques - Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 9 to 
Oct. 14.

Watercolor:  Intermediate/Advanced Techniques - Tuesdays from 1 - 3:30 p.m., Oct. 21
to Nov. 25

Watercolor: Creative Still Life - Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 6 to Oct. 11.

For more information go to the St. Louis Community College website:, click on the Continuing Education tab and you will be able to find their Fall 2014 catalog of courses.  Beverly's classes are Personal Enrichment and then scroll down to Watercolor.  You can either enroll on line or call the Continuing Education Department at (314) 984-7777.

You Are Invited To View New Works by Linda S. Wilmes

In Gallery II at Framations Gallery
218 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 724-8313
July 25 – August 28th, 2014
Hours:  Tues - Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 12 - 5 p.m.
Opening Reception July 25, 6 – 8 pm
Please Bring A Guest

Taking Art to the Seniors

Diane Leszcz, Jeanne Thomas and Mary Ellen Maender (all members of the SLWS) began volunteering at area senior centers recently, conducting hour long classes with interested resident seniors.  The volunteers provide  the supplies: watercolor paper with designs drawn on them, watercolor paints and brushes.  Each senior chooses a design on a 10 x 12 inch piece of watercolor paper and with watercolor paint, brushes and a little help, creates a masterpiece!  The volunteers slip each finished painting into an 11 x 14 inch mat and everyone is delighted to see their finished piece.

The pride of accomplishment, the joy, the giggles and sparkle in the eyes of those who attend is totally rewarding for the volunteers.  The most frequently asked question is, “When are you coming again?”

Other members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society have heard about this project and are thinking about also volunteering. Any questions or to donate art supplies, please call Diane Leszcz at (636) 349-2272. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society Has a New Mailing Address

Please note the Saint Louis Watercolor Society has moved their Post Office Box so effective immediately we have a new mailing address:

Saint Louis Watercolor Society
P. O. Box 16893
St. Louis, MO  63105

Carol Jessen Announces her Fall Boothbay Harbor, ME Workshop

Hi, All,

Well, I've just plunked down my rental fee for the Lions Club for this year's workshop, so the workshop September 8th - 12th is on!  This year's emphasis will be on color, with specific information on color choices for the watercolorist. 

The fee for this year's workshop has not changed!  While some other workshop tuition rates have skyrocketed out of reach for some students, my fee is still a reasonable $400.  Make checks payable to Carol Jessen, and mail to:

Carol Jessen
c/o PO Box 254
East Boothbay, Maine  04544

Email any questions to:

Or call: 207-633-6414

Conveniently located right down the lane from the Lions Club is the very affordable Beach Cove Resort, perched high above West Harbor Pond. Please mention that are part of the workshop.  Other lodging:  Topside Inn, which overlooks all of the bay from high on McKown Hill and features the best breakfasts in Boothbay Harbor.  In fact, one of my students last year had to give a breakfast report every morning before we got started!  Ship Ahoy Motel on Southport Island is the most reasonable rate in the area.  Other choices include Brown's Wharf, Boothbay Harbor Inn, Tugboat Inn and a plethora of other lodgings which can be found at the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce website.

This will be primarily a plein air workshop, although the Lion's Club facility has ample room to spread out if we are forced inside due to weather.  If you need a list of suggested supplies, I can email it to you.

A daily demonstration to illustrate the day's lesson, a critique at the end of the painting day, and lots of individual attention as you ask for it will make the painting day full and productive.  I sure hope you can make it.  Plan now for an exciting week in this beautiful location! 


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