Monday, November 29, 2010

Art St. Louis Exhibit Opportunity

Get the details and the entry form here.  Deadline, this Friday!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Big Red Box Sale at the Foundry

See the work of Linda Green/Metzler, Robert McClellan and 18 other artists at this great holiday event!  

Begins this Friday with a fun reception and all day Saturday.
A great time to visit St. Charles for their wonderful Christmas  
festivities also.

Our kiosk will also have a new display.  A good opportunity for  
members to check that out and see if they would like to sign up for  
Showboat 2011.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jessen Kirkwood Workshop to be on TV

This is a great spot!  I recognize Carol Jessen, Jane Hogg and Rosie Phillips.  If you know others in the video, please leave a comment.  I can't determine the schedule that it will air, but check out the link to see the video.

Here is the message from the photographer, Aaron Mermelstein.

I shot the story of you and your class painting the Kirkwood depot in May, I think, and it's been "on the shelf" for so long we had to chop the dust off of it with a pick axe.  But it's finally online and will start to air on HEC-TV (channel 989 on Charter, 98 on U-Verse), next week.
I not only have to apologize for the delay (the place works at an absolutely glacial pace), but also for my photography...this was the first one of these I shot with that teeny-tiny camera and it taught me that you CAN'T hold it in your hand without it looking like the New Madrid Fault was going crazy.  It taught me to use a tripod for later stories.
Anyway, I think it turned out pretty well and I hope you enjoy it.
Aaron Mermelstein

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Good News

Gloria Goellner is at her home in St. Charles managing with a walker. I am visiting her this afternoon. Shirley Nachtrieb

We are so pleased to hear that Gloria is recovering!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Invitation to submit to a publication

Submission of work for The Artistic Touch 5

       We are the publishers of The Artistic Touch series of fine art books.  We recently published The Artistic Touch 4 and have begun to prepare The Artistic Touch 5 for publication.

        At this time we are inviting artists to submit their work for possible inclusion in The Artistic Touch 5.  There is no submission fee charged to artists to be considered.  If an artist's work is accepted the artist is required to purchase 20 copies of the book at 50% of the retail price of $35.

You can obtain complete submission information on our website.  Simply click on: 

(Note: Sandra Schaffer, our Big Splash judge from '06 has been in this book and made very favorable comments on their web site.)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Save the Date for Norton's Holiday Show

Join us and 25 amazing, local artists on the opening night of our annual holiday show.

                    - Own an original at a great price.
                    - Small artwork makes a great gift.
                    - Small artwork is easy to wrap.
                    - Small artwork is easy on the wallet.
                    - Support local artists and business 
Finger food, home-made desserts, wine and a fun time,
we hope to see you!

Participating SLWS members:
Suzanne Koenen
Marilyn Mackris
Barbara McCormack
Nikki's Designs
Betty Jo Ruble
Deb Stroh
Jeanne Thomas
Barbara Wagamon

The Holiday show will run through Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Open House in Webster Groves

An Invitation:
Christmas Open House in  
Webster Groves! 
Sunday November 14th, 
10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

PLEASE COME:  Rolling Ridge Nursery at 60 NORTH GORE

Those who participated in "Watercolor Wednesdays at Rolling Ridge" will be there selling their paintings.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Webster Groves Art Fair

Art & Air Call to Artists!

Now Accepting Applications for Art & Air 2011, held June 3-5, 2011

Apply via  !

    *   According to Sunshine Artists Magazine, Art & Air is “known around the show circuit for its unbelievable artist treatment".
          o  Complimentary Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch, and ongoing water and snacks.
          o  Unload at your booth space.
          o Artist Only Parking
          o Booth sitters
          o Electricity for all booths
          o Dorm rooms available on site
          o $7500 in artist awards
    * Over 110 juried artists and 20,000 visitors
    *  Spacious yet intimate, oak-shaded setting in the heart of historic Webster Groves, MO, an “America in Bloom” designated city just 10 minutes from Downtown St. Louis.
    *  High-quality art in a warm, friendly environment with knowledgeable patrons who really want to know the artists and their work.
    * Supported by the Webster Community Arts Foundation.

For more information, see 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Miriam Krone Show Opening

You are cordially invited to the
Opening Reception at The American Bounty Restaurant

430 West Front Street, Washington, Missouri

Sunday, November 14th

from 1 to 5pm

Should you be unable to attend,
the show will hang from October 30th
to December 11th

For dinner reservations or further information,
you may call the restaurant at 636-390-2150

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shirley Nachtrieb Classes

Shirley Nachtrieb Workshops
St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters Howell Road,  St. Peters, MO 63376, 636-947-1936

November 19 & 20, 9:30am-3:30pm, $110
Collage Workshop
The class will paint collage papers: unryu,
140 lb arches, gauze, etc. the first
day of the workshop and create from
them on the second day. Bring reference materials
 and ideas to share with the class if you have
something special in mind.  Golden fluid
acrylics will be used as the painting medium.
Some papers will be available for sale in
the class.

Classes for 2011:

Introduction to Watercolors, $110
Saturday, January 22 & Monday, January 24, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
All supplies will be provided but you may bring supplies from home if you wish.  The class will be doing watercolor greeting cards.  Subject matter will be provided. No experience necessary. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Introduction to Drawing & Pastels, $110
Saturday, February 26 & Monday February 28, 9:30am -3:30pm
All supplies are provided but you may bring supplies from home if you wish.  The class will start with “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” exercises and finish with a pastel painting.  Subject matter will be provided. No experience necessary. Class is limited to 10 students.

Landscape Collage Workshop $110
Saturday, March 26 & Monday March 28, 9:30am-3:30pm
The subject matter will be lighthouses.  The class will build up textures and paint a New England Light House in fluid acrylics. A supply list will be provided upon request. Pastel artists are welcome to attend.  Students will bring their own supplied. Class size is limited.

Watercolor Floral Workshop $110
Saturday May 14 & Monday, May 16, 2011 9:30 am-3:30 pm
The subject matter will be flowers of the season.  The instructor will bring in fresh flowers from her garden for the students to paint from.
All levels of learning will benefit from this class.  Pastel artists are welcome to attend.  Some collage work may be incorporated.  A supply sheet will be sent upon request. Class size is limited.

For more information, contact Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936 or email at  Visit her website at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wednesday Self Help Painters

The fall session for the Wednesday Self Help Painters was a lot of fun!  Looks like some masterpieces may have been painted here.  The group meets from 7-9 PM at Lindbergh High School.  This session is over, but watch for news about a spring session.  Dave Anderson, Sandy Baker, Lee Walter, Jeanne Thomas, Doris Schwartz and Kathy Moore are pictured here.  Thanks to participant, Suzanne Galli Koenen for the pics.