Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What's new?

Janet Doll's painting, The Collector, won an Award of Excellence in the Illinois Watercolor Society Exhibition.  The acceptance and award qualified her for her signature membership.  The juror was Robert Lee Mejer.  The winning entries can be seen at
Sue "Chique" Brooks has a display showing through July 29 at the Arnold recreation Center Hwy 141 and Astra Way.     
Beverly Lake Hoffman has a one woman show at Creative Art Gallery through July 15.  The opening of this show coincided with the wedding of Bev's daughter; many family and friends enjoyed the show along with the viewing public.  

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Plein Air Opportunity in Clarksville, MO

This looks like fun!  Check it out!  Sunflower Days  Thanks to Linda Wilmes for this announcement.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Exhibit Opportunity in Webster Groves

A message to all members of is looking for 33 artists to exhibit their work at our "33July" art exhibit in Webster Groves. This weekend show includes an opening reception Friday, July 15, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. And will also be open to the public on Saturday, July 16, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Artists are invited to submit three works each in any medium or mixed media. For works submitted to be hung on the wall, each artist is limited to 6’ feet of horizontal wall space for the three works. For sculpture, each artist is limited to an area 6' square. Pedestals (if required) are supplied by the artist.

We're also looking for one of the artists to paint, sculpt, pot, or whatever, live from 5:30pm to 10pm at the opening reception. You'll have a 24' by 24' space just outside the front door of the gallery (two parking spaces) to create your work and exhibit as many of your already completed works for sale as there's room for in that space. charges no gallery commissions on sales of your work, you keep 100%. But there is a $30 entry fee per accepted artist (not per work). There is no fee for submitting your work.

Deadline for received submissions is Thursday, June 30th. But don’t delay submitting. Submissions will be reviewed as received and accepted or rejected only until we have 33 artists accepted. 11 artist slots are already taken.

To submit your work for review, send an email to with photos of your three works (in the JPG file format) as attachments. In your submission please include your phone number(s) and the title and size of each work to be exhibited.

Feel welcome to post this call for artists, or forward it to other artists that may be interested. Thank you for helping spread the word. 
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Head West!!!

Stop at the Foundry Art Centre on the St. Charles riverfront and see our latest Showboat Kiosk exhibit featuring Crystal Goldkamp, Barbara St. John, and Sandy Baker.  Contact Linda Green/Metzler,,  to reserve your space in this super exhibit.  You will rent one side for 2 months for $20, payable to SLWS.  The Foundry handles sales and retains a 35% commission.  Linda has all the details and will be there to help you install.

Then mosey over to Framations Art Gallery.  There will be an opening reception for the “Circle of Seven” show at Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301, on Friday, June 17 from 6 – 8 PM.  Watercolor Society members Diana Saffo Bono, Natalie Fleming, Crystal Goldkamp, and Annette McGarrahan will be exhibiting in this show along with Virginia Dragschutz, Jessica Dreyer, and Nancy Young.  The show continues through July 21, 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Linda Green/Metzler in exhibit at the Foundry

Opening Reception this Friday, June 17th from 6 to 8 PM at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles for the exhibit, Contemporary Narrative. My painting, Birds in Paradise, painted at Don Wiegand Studios was accepted for this national show. The public is invited to celebrate this all media show of works that tell a story.
 Click to view full size.  Linda's painting is the bottom one.

Signature Status Exhibit in November

We are planning another signature status exhibit at Art Trends Gallery in Chesterfield for the month of November and possibly through December.  Full details will be in the August newsletter. 

For now, mark your calendar and start painting! 

We need volunteers to run this exhibit, as always, and to start we need a chairperson.  This person will coordinate the volunteers for receiving, hanging and retrieval.  Other aspects of the exhibit such as refreshments and promotion are being handled by board members.

To volunteer, email Sandy Baker,, or Betty Concannon at

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just a Reminder

East Central College in Union, MO is having a watercolor show that will coincide with a new watercolor class offered this summer (taught by local artist and ECC instructor, Annette Green). All watercolor artists are welcome!

Exhibition dates: June 20-July 15

Drop off work on June 16 between 1-6pm (or by arrangement)
Pick up work on July 18

No entry fee, 3-5 works per artist. Work may be for sale.

Please contact Jennifer Higerd if you want to participate and/or have any questions.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Marilynne Bradley Workshop

Only one month away for my watercolor workshop.
33st Annual ARROW ROCK MO
JULY 10-14, 2011

You are invited to attend the summer workshop OF MARILYNNE BRADLEY 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 1pm 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.
     I will furnish you with white sulphite paper,  WC  markers, white crayons and Prang watercolors etc.  If you have your own watercolors, bring them.  I’ll be demonstrating techniques that will work with most brands of watercolors. However, Prang watercolors have the most intense colors. Bring pencils, scissors, masking tape, sponges, water container and a drawing board. The
     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.

Her watercolors are recognized in museum exhibitions,  major national juried competitions, and included in many major corporate collections around the world.  She holds signature membership in 10 national watercolor societies and is a recipient of numerous awards.
Marilynne received her BFA degree from Washington University, an MAT from Webster University and her MFA from Syracuse University.  Lectures, demonstrations and workshops are her speciality.   She is a full professor  at Webster University. For 28 years she was an art teacher in the Webster Groves school district. In the past she has instructed classes and workshops at the Kansas City Art Institute, St. Louis University, William Woods College, Columbia College, the St. Louis watercolor society, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, Washington University and National Art Education conventions.

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
DOWN OVER INN (660)837-3268, private baths, full breakfast
SWITZLER HOUSE (660)837-3148, cottage for 4,
ARROW ROCK INN (MISS NELL’S) 1-800-795-2797
STATE PARK IN ARROW ROCK (660)837-3330, tent and trailer, electrical hookups, showers

Forms for Webster University graduate credit will be available on Sunday. Fee is approx. $400 for 3 cr. hrs.
Separate check to Webster Univ. It  can charged.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Carolyn Owen Sommer in Arizona

Carolyn has been selected as an Artist In Residence for the National Park Service at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.  She will be there for two weeks this summer painting watercolors and sketching.  While she is there she will teach one watercolor class, and chat with visitors while painting in the park.
 Carolyn is an SLWS member from Springfield, IL.  What an honor to be selected as an artist in residence!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wonderful Happenings

Member Daven Anderson has opened a gallery!
"First and foremost, another artist, Lisa Ober, and I have opened a gallery in Clayton - the Ober Anderson Gallery (   It's at 14 N. Meramec (ph 314-727-1345), next to Roxane's Wine Bar  between Forsyth and Maryland.   Most of you are very familiar with my work - wide ranging but much focused on St. Louis's people and places."  The gallery will  be open Weds through Sat. at this time.  A formal opening reception will be held mid-July."

Also Daven has had two paintings purchased by the Mercantile Library.
"The Mercantile Library has purchased two of my works - Chuck Berry & Pushing Upstream at Sunrise.  This is a real honor.  As you know, the Mercantile has a truly world class collection of fine art.  It always amazes me, however, that so few St. Louisans visit the Mercantile.  It is the oldest library west of the Mississippi (1846) and is more than exceptional. Please visit and support. ("

Marilynne Bradley Won 1st in Watercolors at the Art & Air Webster Groves Outdoor Art Fair held June 3-5 for this painting.