Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holly Banks Wants to Share an Artist's Website With Us

Holly wants us to check out the artist Keiko Tanabe and suggests we might want to have her for a workshop sometime.  Here is the link to her website.

Terry Lay is Showing in Art St. Louis 30, The Exhibition

Our member Terry Lay was the only watercolor artist juried into the Art St. Louis 30, The Exhibition showing in the Art St. Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO  63103, Nov 15 to Dec 23.   For more information please go to their website:

Lee Walter is Exhibiting in Gallery Two at Framations Art Gallery

Monday, November 17, 2014

Call for Art for SLWS Holiday Party at CJ Muggs

Members are invited to bring one or two pieces of art to hang in the lower level of CJ Muggs where the SLWS will be having their holiday party this year on Dec. 3rd.  It would be great if the work had some holiday theme, but any work will be accepted if suitable matted and framed.  Receiving will be on Wednesday, Nov 19 (after the meeting) from 9 pm to 10 pm, and also on Nov 20, from 9 to 10 am.  We are encouraged to use the back entrance off the parking garage.  (The parking garage has an entrance off Gore, right past Green Door Gallery).  This will take you directly into the lower level and you will not have to carry paintings through the restaurant and down the stairs.  The lower level at CJ Muggs will be used for various holiday parties.  Retrieval will be after the Jan. 21 meeting, or Jan 22 from 9 - 10 am.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UPDATE on Self Help Painters Session Jan - Apr 2015

2015 Wednesday Self Help Painters

The Self Help Painters are now accepting members for the Spring 2015 session at Lindbergh High School room #57.  The fee for the 10 class session will be $25 and limited to 18 members.  This fee may be adjusted to cover the cost of room rental.  The class will meet on the following dates noting the club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Jan 7, 4, 28
Feb 4, ll, 25
Mar 4, 11, 25
Apr 1, (8, 22, snow days)

Please make check out to "St Louis Watercolor Society" and mail to:

David Anderson
707 Henlin Dr
St Louis, Mo 63123

Any questions call Dave at 314-544-1774

Paintings by Dave Anderson

Monday, November 10, 2014

Missouri Watercolor Society Gallery Grand Opening:

You are invited to the
Grand Opening Reception of the
New Gallery for the
Missouri Watercolor Society
at the 555 Washington Building in St. Louis

The works of 50 member artists will be exhibited
including national and internationally recognized watercolorists.
Opening reception and members’ exhibit
Saturday, November 15, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Wine and hors d’oeuvres

Missouri Water Color Society Gallery
555 Washington Ave.  
St. Louis, MO 63101
No RSVP required
For more information visit
The exhibition will run from November through December 27, 2014

Parking available nearby at public garages.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Marilynne Bradley Book Signing

Friday, November 21
Book signing
"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis"
by Marilynne Bradley

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO  63119
"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis"
by Marilynne Bradley

Friday, November 21, 5 - 8 p.m.

Remember tasty baked goods at the California Do-Nut Co.?  How about the iconic drive-in screen at Ronnie's in South County?  Perhaps the gleaming silver sides of the SS Admiral brings back memories?

Artist Marilynne Bradley has spent half a century immortalizing treasures of St. Louis landmarks.  Now, she's releasing a collection of 86 of these evocative renderings in

"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis:
           An Illustrated Trip Through the Past"

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Maggie McCarthy has been Invited to Show at the John Burroughs' Unique Boutique

Unique Boutique features quality, one-of-a-kind gifts, fine art and handcrafted items offered by more than four dozen locally and nationally known artisans.

The 19th Annual Unique Boutique will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving, Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road in Ladue. The public is welcome; admission is $5 at the door.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SLWS 2015 Workshops

Now is the time for SLWS members to sign up for the upcoming workshops as they will be open to non-members on November 15th.  Here is the lineup and registration forms.  Don't procrastinate if you are interested in taking one of these workshops.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Call for Artists - Augusta Plein Air Festival 2015 - April 23 - May 2

The August Plein Air Team has been hard at work with plans for 2015.  The schedule is set and registration is open.  Several changes you will notice in the registration form this year include:  the opportunity for early selection of your booth space for the Final Sale; the addition of a second Private Estate Paintout; and the calendar of special events.  You are asked to indicate special events in which you plan to participate in order to provide sponsors with an estimate of the number of artists to aid in their preparations.  You will find more complete details on the form and at  You can also look for their ad in Plein Air Magazine.