Saturday, August 30, 2014

Art Fair at Queeny Park, Labor Day Weekend

We have three of our members exhibiting in this year's art fair:  Maggie McCarthy, Mary Mosblech and Phyllis Roewe.  Up to 140 juried artists from 20 or more states, the Art Fair at Queeny Park is one of the most reputable, longest-running fairs in the bi-state region.  Rain or shine, hot or cold weather, relax in the comfort of the climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Center.  The Art Fair at Queeny Park presents an opportunity for the public to see and purchase original works of fine art and fine craft directly from the artists who create them.

Admission is $5 per person.  To download a $1 off coupon, go to 

Labor Day Weekend Art Fair at Queeny Dates and Times:

Friday, August 29, 2014 6 - 9 PM,   Saturday, August 30, 2014 10 AM - 6 PM,  Sunday, August 31, 2014 11 AM - 4 PM

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pat Damsgaard

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our beloved Signature Member, Pat Damsgaard.  Pat will be missed, but will live on in the memories of all those she touched and through her beautiful artwork.  The Saint Louis Watercolor Society will honor her with a memorial gift awarded at their 2015 Big Splash exhibition.

Damsgaard, Patsy Rae (nee Carlson)- passed from this life on August 17, 2014. Beloved wife of Conrad for 58 years, mother of Susan DamsgaardBrand, Kris Damsgaard, and Beth Damsgaard-Rodriguez (Romain). Attentive and loving grandmother to Zachary and Rachel Brand, Jacob and Anna Rodriguez. Pat had a rich life filled with love and laughter. She lived out her passions through dedication to her art and education. She served as a legal secretary after receiving a BA in history from Illinois College. She was a committed art teacher in various settings including; Parkway South Junior High school, Parkway Continuing Education, the St. Louis Artist Guild, Spring Branch Continuing Education in Houston and private lessons. Throughout the years earned many awards in art competitions, in juried and open shows that included national and international entries. She was a signature member of St. Louis Watercolor Society, Society of Watercolor Artists, and Houston Watercolor Society (which covered 14 states). Also part of Casa TavanotiWatercolor in Houston, and the St. Louis Artist Association. Her art hangs in many national and international homes, in the Ivy Chapel UCC sanctuary (where she served as Moderator), Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Illinois College buildings and corporate offices in Houston, Texas. Dedicated to her alma mater Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill she served as; Alumni secretary in 1957, Board of Trustees 1996-2004, Board Emeritus 2005 to present. Established the Carlson-Damsgaard Art Scholarship to recognize outstanding talent. Her dedication was recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award in 1981 and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane letters in 2004. She learned Italian to better explore her genealogy and made several trips to Italy alone and with daughters to find ancestral villages and homes. In later years, Pat devoted her time to her art, genealogy, beloved felines, and family. She is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Rachel Carlson, and by her sister LaVerne Carlson. Services: Visitation will be Friday, August 22 from 6:00pm-8:00 pm at Parkway United Church of ChristC, 2841 N. Ballas, Town and Country, 63131. Memorial Service will be on August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am at Parkway UCC. Contributions can be made to The Carlson-Damsgaard Art Scholarship at Illinois College, 1100 West College Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650; or the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Daven Anderson's Fall 2014 Classes

Watercolorists and those who will be!

I thought that I would give you a 'heads up' on my September classes.  Day classes will resume on Thursdays and Fridays - 9/11 and 9/12, 9/18 and 9/19, 9/25 and 9/26.  Day classes will continue in October allowing anyone who misses in September to make up class time.  Again, class will be from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. - a fine lunch included and all for the same $190 (six classes).

Evening classes will continue as always every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - wine included (donations readily accepted) and all for the same $175.

I'm planning a special Saturday class on either 9/20 or 9/27.  I don't have subject matter yet and would appreciate your suggestions.  It may be time to hold another portrait class - either in September or October.

Look forward to seeing you and keep painting.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Good News for StLWS Blog Subscribers

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Maggie McCarthy Wins Award

 "Maggie McCarthy won Best of Category Award - Watercolor at the 42nd Annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival in Evanston, Ill, north of Chicago on Lake Michigan the weekend of August 2-3, 2014.  In addition to a cash award, Maggie is automatically juried into next year's show."

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