Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Retrieval of artwork in Splash II
 at Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, IL  62002
is on Sunday, July 5th
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alicia Farris is Offering a Workshop in August at the Green Door Gallery

Click on the above flyer to enlarge.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mary Ellen Shortland, Aug 27, 1944 - Jun 17, 2015

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our patron of 16 years, Mary Ellen Shortland, owner of Creative Art Gallery and Framing, who passed away on June 17th.  Mary Ellen gave the Saint Louis Watercolor Society their start in the St. Louis area for our first Annual Juried Exhibition and hosted us through the years with great success on both our parts.  Her acumen for talent and her ability to read her client's wishes made for a win win situation and a most wonderful collaboration for many years.  We will miss you, Mary Ellen.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our Little Haven Mural Project

We would like to acknowledge the Saint Louis Watercolor Society members and friends who are  repainting the mural on Our Little Haven's building, originally created 16 years ago by SLWS volunteers.  The paint had faded on the original artwork so Our Little Haven reached out to the SLWS for help in refreshing it.  Kathy Moore was the first to answer the call for help and Gerry Klein joined her in organizing the effort.  With a nice photo of the wall on poster board, Kathy Moore presented the call for help to the membership at our last meeting, and the project got off the ground. 

Last week Kathy Moore, her husband Jim Moore, Bryan Fuch, one of Kathy Moore’s employees, Barb Liebman, Gerry Klein, Pam Ponder, a friend of Gerry Klein’s, Sandy Baker, Mary Mosblech, Karen Papin, and Mike, an employee of Our Little Haven, worked on the mural.

Milk paint colors and clear finish materials were generously donated by General Finish Company, owner Tom Monaham.  They are water based products.  Try them out! 

They still need volunteers to finish the project the week of June 22, weather permitting.  The group paints from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Please call or email Kathy Moore or Gerry Klein if you are able to help.  Even working for two hours would be greatly appreciated.

Our Little Haven
4435 W Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63108
Near the intersection of W Pine Blvd and N Newstead Ave.
(314) 531-3183
Website:  www.ourlittlehaven.org

Chris Munoz from Our Little Haven wrote the following after our members worked on the wall for several days:
“We are so grateful for the painting.  We had a staff gathering last Friday morning outside and everyone was enjoying how much better the playground looks with the colors.  Thank you so much.”

Here are some photos of the wall's progress and the volunteers working.

Sandy Baker 
Bryan Fuch
Pam Ponder
Gerry Klein, Karen Papin, Mary Mosblech, Mike, 
Sandy Baker and Barb Liebman
Mary Mosblech, Sandy Baker and Mike
Karen Papin
Mary Mosblech, Sandy Baker, Mike, Jim Moore and Gerry Klein

We thank all the people who are so generously giving of their time and talents to this wonderful project and hope more people will step up and help with the finish.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Linda Wilmes Offers Workshops in June

Join Instructor, Linda Wilmes for two very informative and exciting workshops, as she demonstrates each application and thoroughly explains her approach to painting with watercolor.

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL  62202
For a full list of classes, call 628-467-5222 or online at www.jacobyartscenter.org

Click on the above white sheet to enlarge it.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Missouri Artists on Main July Workshops

 Missouri Artists on Main
321 So. Main
St. Charles, MO 63301 

July -  Two Day Workshops!! 

July 11 & 12 - Pastel workshop with, Award winning pastel artist, Lorraine McFarland!

Sign up to learn the basics of pastels, materials, supplies, composition, design, working from photos in the studio vs. plein aire.  We will paint, also! Beginners to Advanced are welcome.

When:  Sat. and Sun., July 11 & 12, 2015

Time:  9am-4pm

Cost:  $75 for 1 day or $140 for 2 days!


July 27 and 28 - Landscape Workshop with guest artist, Alicia Farris.

Learn to paint beautiful landscapes with award winning artist Alicia Farris. Back by demand, she will instruct you in creating landscapes using her free and flowing style.  Supplies are extra.

When: Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28

Time:  9am-3pm

Cost: $140 plus supplies 

For more information go to www.maomgallery.com. 

Call 636-724-1260 to reserve your spot for the classes!!! 
A deposit of $25 is required to hold your place.
For more information, contact Jean McMullen at jmcmullenart@aol.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Missouri Artists on Main Event

You Are invited to the 

Missouri Artists On Main
Opening Reception for
Gary McMichaels
Pat Timmerberg

Please join us for a fun evening as we celebrate the opening reception for photographer, Garry McMichaels and Ceramic Artist, Pat Timmerberg.  Bring your friends and enjoy refreshments while viewing the beautiful artwork by our guest artists and our resident artists.  Hope to see you there? 


June 12, 2015
6:30 pm to 9 pm


Missouri Artists on Main
315-321 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO  63301

Garry McMichaels

Pat Timmerberg