Monday, May 25, 2015

Marilynne Bradley's 37th Annual Arrow Rock, MO Watercolor Workshop, July 12-16, 2015

You are invited to attend Marilynne Bradley's summer workshop at the historic river town of Arrow Rock, Missouri. The workshop is open to amateur or advanced painters of any style. A different watercolor technique will be presented daily. Classes begin Sunday at 1 p.m. at the visitor’s center. Weekday sessions begin at 9 a.m. with a painting demonstration and a critique of the previous day’s work. The remainder of the day will be devoted to painting, additional activities and side trips. Participants will meet formally for approximately 3 hours per day, Sunday through Thursday, and will be expected to complete assignments each day.

Marilynne will furnish you with watercolor paper, watercolor  markers, white crayons and watercolors, etc.  If you have your own watercolors, bring them.  Marilynne will be demonstrating techniques that will work with most brands of watercolors.  Bring pencils, scissors, masking tape, sponges, water container and a drawing board (foam core) larger than 12" x 18". The fee for the workshop is $195.

The dress for the week is very casual. The weather is usually hot. Bring bug spray. To give you time to get settled with rooming, we will meet at the State Historic Site Interpretive Center, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. You will get your first assignment due the next morning. We will meet at 9 each morning in the auditorium. Class will end by noon, Thursday.

Here is some information on Lodging:
ARROW ROCK STATION (660)837-3310, two rooms, full breakfast
BORGMAN’S BED & BREAKFAST(660)837-3350 shared baths, family style breakfasts
BUNNY’S BED & BREAKFAST (660)837-3352, 7 rooms, private baths, breakfast
DOWN OVER INN (660)837-3268, private baths, full breakfast
PRAIRIE PARK(660-837-3213)(913-383-3884)country retreat on a plantation
STATE PARK IN ARROW ROCK (660)837-3330,  electrical hookups, showers
Forms for Webster University graduate credit  COMM 5410 30 will be available on Sunday. Fee is  $485 for 3 credit hours.  Make out a separate check to Webster Univ. It can also be charged for a 2.75%.


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Splash II Opening Reception

The opening reception for Splash II at the Jacoby Arts Center on Friday, May 22nd, was lovely.  We thought you would enjoy some photos from the event.  The artwork looks fantastic in the gallery so we hope you will bring your friends and family over to see the show -- it runs through July 4th.

Dee Kilgo, Ph.D., handles exhibits at the Jacoby Arts Center and organized Splash II.  She is shown here giving the introductory presentation of the show at the opening reception.  We thank Dee for all she did to make this show possible at the Jacoby Arts Center along with their generous sponsors: Trudi and Ben Allen, Mary Lou and Paul Maley, and business sponsors, John Celuch of Inland Design and Sign Magic.

 Some of the SLWS artists at the opening reception:  Gene O'Hara, David Anderson and his wife, and Betty Concannon.  Betty and Nora Schomogy are the SLWS  Exhibits Co-Chairs and we thank them for all they did to make this show possible and for facilitating the transport of the artwork to the gallery.

Jeanne Thomas with her Grandchldren
David Anderson, with his painting (top left).

Just some of the artwork featured at the show.  
We thank Nora Schomogy for sharing these photos with us.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jacoby Arts Center Invitation

Join us at the Jacoby this Friday to celebrate 
the opening of our exciting new exhibit,  
Splash II

Where else can you enjoy friends, good food, tasty libations, music, AND great art.  It's free and open to the public. Our favorite "piano man," Jerry Lavick, will perform on the keyboard, accompanied by 
Jeff Wills, our guest guitar artist. 

Jacoby Arts Center proudly presents "Splash II," a juried exhibit celebrating the unique beauty and amazing versatility of watercolor painting. Richly diverse in style and subject matter, this exhibit features works by many of our region's best-known masters of this challenging medium.  We are honored to partner with the St. Louis Watercolor Society to present this event.

The works and award winners in the exhibit were selected by Chicago artist-juror, Tom Lynch. Author of seven books on painting methods, Lynch is one of America's premier watercolorists and teachers of watercolor techniques.

Hope you'll join us -- Friday, May 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

A Special Thanks to Our Splash II Exhibit Sponsors!

Trudi and Ben Allen
Mary Lou and Paul Maley

Thanks also to our business sponsor,
John Celuch of Inland Design.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Alicia Farris Workshop

Alicia still has 3 openings in her upcoming workshop.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Request for Help from Artists

Hello, Members of the St. Louis Watercolor Society,

I am writing from Our Little Haven, the St. Louis care facility for special needs children, because members of the Society very kindly painted a beautiful wall mural ourdoors on a wall in our children's playground in 1998!
 It's a street scene complete with imaginary gas pumps, mail boxes, etc., so that children in our care facility can play "pretend" on the playground.  Many hundreds and hundreds of children sheltered from abuse and neglect have enjoyed the painting since then. 

We were thrilled to receive this artwork which was created by several members on-site at the time, as a donation to our cause.  Would there be any chance for the organization to see if there are any members who would be willing to come back to our facility and refresh the painting?  It has held up amazing well, considering it is 17 years old---and the detail is all there, but the bright colors are faded.  We are located in the Central West End, at 4316 Lindell Boulevard.  If you would like, I can send photos of the wall mural painting. 
Your thoughts about my request are greatly appreciated.  I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you about how you feel about our request; my phone number is (314) 533-2229 x227.  I'm here M-F 9-5.

Thank you very much for your kind consideration, and for the past donation from the St. Louis WaterColor Society.
Best regards,

Ann Julien
Our Little Haven Development Director
(314) 533-2229 x227

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bev Jozwiak July 13-17, 2015 Workshop Supply List

Bev Jozwiak's Watercolor Workshop Supply List

Palette: John Pike Palette

Paper: 140lb Fabriano Artisico (Hotpress)

Paints: . . . Winsor and Newton brand except for Sap Green 
(If you already have good paints, that is fine.  This is a list of what I use.)
•Yellow Ochre
•Quin. Gold (Opt.)
•Burnt Sienna
•Sap Green (Holbein)
•French Ultra Marine Blue
•Colbalt Blue (Opt.)
•Manganese Blue Hue
•Alizarin Crimson
•Rose Madder Genuine
•Cadmium Red
•Cadmium Orange (Opt)
•Winsor Blue (Red Shade) (Opt.)
•Winsor Blue (Green Shade) (Opt.)
•Cadmium Yellow

Brushes: Cheap Joes Golden Fleece (or your favorite brushes)
•1” Flat (opt.)
•Small detail brush (Opt.)

Other Supplies:
•Masking Fluid
•9B pencil and Kneadable eraser
•Spray bottle
•Plastic tub (for water) and paper towels

And Photos to paint from. (Come with drawings done, as I like to dive right in, and focus on painting!)