Sunday, October 26, 2014

Missouri Watercolor Society Gallery Grand Opening - Call for Entries

Daven Anderson would like SLWS members to know that the Missouri Watercolor Society will be receiving works for their new gallery grand opening exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 6th and Friday, Nov. 7th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If someone wants to exhibit but cannot make that time Daven will set up something for them.  Also, artists will be able to 'sign up' to exhibit until Friday, Nov. 7th.  The following week they will be hanging, etc. and will not be able to accommodate any additional work.

Here is more on the exhibition:

Missouri Watercolor Society
Gallery Grand Opening: November 15

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 hor d'oeuvres.

Missouri Watercolor 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.     

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SLWS Wednesday Self Help Painters at the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge

The group took advantage of the beautiful day and painted at the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site.  Here are their lovely paintings.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sandy Baker Invites You!

You are invited!!!
I will be showing my art, cards and jewelry and some surprises at this event. (Know what a Dammit Doll is??)

Christmas ornaments 'cause it's never too early!!
Help support this terrific organization ...they keep the Meramec clean and do other wonderful work!!
Donation to Clean Stream requested to enjoy the evening.
Hope to see you there!!!
Date:  Friday, November 7 at 5:30pm - 9:00pm.

Location:  Schon:  30 The Blvd, St. Louis 63117  (Right across the street from P.F.Chang's Restaurant on The Boulevard.)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jacoby Arts Center Holiday Market

Snapshots from the SLWS Fall Retreat at Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat in Dittmer, MO, Oct. 7 - 9

Our members who attended the Fall Retreat had a wonderful time and shared the following with us.

The Pond at Il Ritiro

"Painted this plein air at the St. Louis Watercolor Society retreat last week. This sort of sums up the peacefulness I felt while at the Franciscan Il Ritiro Retreat Center outside of St. Louis.  What a treat, just being there, sharing and developing friendships with other artists."                                                                                                                                                     Alicia Farris

Alicia Farris' Painting

Alicia Farris and Mirka Fetté at the Mill on the Big River in Cedar Hill, MO (a side trip)

Kathy Dowd's Painting of the Mill

Dave Anderson's Painting of the Barn

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 31 is Norton's Holiday Show Entry Deadline

Call for Art:  Norton's 2014 Holiday Show

Show Basics ---

Dates of Exhibition:  Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- Sat, Jan 10, 2015
The gallery is closed the week after Christmas.

Opening Night Reception:  Sat, Nov 22, 5 - 8 p.m.
Please bring a festive treat of food or drink for the reception table.

Commitment Deadline:  Friday, Oct 31st
Receipt of your entry fee indicates your commitment to participate. We do not need your artwork at this time.

Publicity & Entry Fee:  $40 per artist
This entry fee is non-refundable and due by Oct 31.  Includes color postcars, use of gallery space, mailing to the gallery's mailing list, and other publicity.  This fee is per artist, not per piece.

PrizesAwards will include Gift Certificates, Cash & Prizes.  A special "People's Choice" gift to be awarded.

Gallery Commission:  40% of retail sale price.  All art must be for sale. 

Click here for all of the show details on our website:

Contact Information: or 314-645-4040
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please feel free to share this Call for Art.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Carol Jessen Workshops in November

Carol Jessen offered a 4-day workshop in October (21 - 23), but due to a small sign up, has decided that perhaps a four day commitment was too much for some folks.  She has decided to offer two Saturday workshops on November 1 and November 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Jean McMullen's gallery, Missouri Artists on Main, located at 321 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO  63301.  You can sign up for one or both sessions.

Session one will concentrate on values and shapes.
Session two will focus on the use of bold colors.

Tuition is $45 per class.

To sign up, please contact Jean McMullen at:

If you have questions about supplies, contact Carol Jessen at:

Carol hopes to see you there!

Carol's Website:
Carol's Blog:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

An Exhibition Opportunity

The Missouri Watercolor Society has moved to Saint Louis and they are opening a gallery at 555 Washington Avenue that will hold monthly exhibits for MOWS members for a fee.  Our own Signature member Daven Anderson has assumed leadership of MOWS.  Their first show in their St. Louis gallery will open November 15 and will run through Jan. 1 or so and paintings are being accepted now.  Participants will be asked to volunteer in the gallery once a month and will be recruited for hanging, helping at the opening, and other necessary tasks.

Mirke Fetté thinks that this is an excellent exhibiting opportunity for Watermedia Artists and believes it will help to promote our medium in this region.  Daven is promoting this venue very energetically.

If you are interested in participating in this event, join MOWS by sending a check made out to MOWS, c/o Daven Anderson, 1410 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO  63104, and please state how may paintings you want to submit in their upcoming St. Louis exhibition.

Here is more information on the upcoming exhibition: 

Any MOWS member (new or renewing for 2015; $35 annual fee) may hang work in this show.  New MOWS Director, Daven Anderson, or a volunteer will drive a van to areas that are within driving distance of St. Louis such as:  Kansas City, MO., Columbia, MO., Joplin, MO., Springfield, MO and Chicago, IL  and other nearby urban areas to pick up and deliver back work if enough artists participate from those areas.  A single pickup and drop off location is preferred in each area.  The first pickup will be in Kansas City, MO on October 31st.
Cost of pickup and delivery: $25 each way per artist.

Fees per artist for inaugural  1 1/2 month MOWS Gallery Exhibition:
Hanging fee for paintings:
First painting:  $33.00
Second painting:  $19.50
Third and all subsequent paintings:  $15.00
Paintings larger than full sheet will have a hanging fee of $50.00
For the inaugural participating artists can either choose to man the gallery for 1/2 day during the exhibition or pay a $20 manning fee.

Fees per artist for displaying work in all 1 month shows to follow inaugural exhibition:
Hanging fee for paintings:
First painting:  $22.00
Second painting:  $13.00
Third and all subsequent paintings:  $10.00
Paintings larger than full sheet will have a hanging fee of $35.00
Participating artists can either choose to man the gallery for 1/2 day during a monthly exhibition or pay a $15 manning fee.

Works sold during the exhibition
All works exhibited must be for sale.  A 22% commission will be paid to MOWS on works sold by check;  25% commission to MOWS on works sold by credit card.

Painting media eligible for exhibition
Water based media to include:  transparent watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel if 50% watercolor, india ink, collage if 50% of work is watercolor and giclee fine art prints on paper or watercolor board.  All works must be well framed.

Other artist materials
Participating artists may display and have for sale promotional books and cards.  These promotional materials will be sold subject to the same commission to MOWS as is artwork.

Any insurance on paintings is the responsibility of the artist.