Jo Williams Demo Slated 23 March~~WE MEET ONE WEEK LATER IN MARCH!
Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions.
Note: Because Jo is providing our demo at the meeting, she will not be available for the critique that night.
Society of Watercolor Artists members who regularly attend the monthly meetings are already aware of one of fellow member Jo Williams’ artistic gifts. She is our in-house art critic, dispensing helpful advice to all who bring in a painting prior to the official meeting. The large group of participants/observers gathered at the back of the meeting room speaks volumes about Jo’s ability to “read” an image in her positive and gentle way.
At our upcoming March meeting Jo will take us on her journey in watercolor as our featured demonstration artist. This time we will get to see Jo at work, and we can expect extraordinary results, given her outstanding track record with watercolor.
A short summary would include the fact that Jo is a signature member of both SWA and the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and a member of the Kingston National Registry of Who’s Who. She has exhibited in regional and national juried shows, and has won numerous awards, notably the Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving, and the North Texas Area Art League Annual Juried Show in Denton. Jo was selected to paint a Christmas ornament for the White House in 2008, attending a reception at the White House in honor of her participation. She has also had several one-person shows within Texas and beyond.
She is a revered instructor in watercolor, with workshops in Texas, across the Southwest and in Mexico, and, as a longtime resident of Denton, Jo recently completed service as chair of Denton’s City Commission for Public Arts. She is currently the president of Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton and is planning a week-long workshop in France in June. As to her sources of inspiration, Jo turns to Nature; even her abstract images are based on natural forms. Watercolor gives her the greatest challenges, making it her favorite medium. We look forward to seeing Jo in action this March.