Laurin McCracken watercolor demo Jan. 26 for SWA


January’s Society of Watercolor Artists‘ meeting has been pushed back to the 26th of January. Guest artist will be Laurin McCracken.

January begins our new year! Please join us on the 26th (our meeting is delayed one week due to the campus closing for the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday) for our Annual Pizza Party to meet and greet our new members! Come at 6 pm to join in the fun!. It will be $1 per slice (donation) which includes a chilled beverage. We need an approximate headcount so please RSVP to by January 9 if you plan to attend the party. Desserts or salads are welcome if you wish to participate. The party will include some group mixers to introduce some of our newest SWA members. Our demo artist is long-time member and internationally known artist, Lauren McCracken. The demo will begin at 7pm.

Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions.

2015 Membership Year begins in January

Our membership in SWA runs on a calendar year. It is never too late to pay dues for 2015, as it will be accepted year round. You can mail your payment or easily pay online with pay pal at

Membership entitles you to 20% at any Asel Art Supply with your membership card, a discount for entering any SWA show, access to the Annual Membership Exhibition in the Fall, free critique session before and demos during our monthly meetings, fellowship with like-minded creative folks and fun competitions (like the FANtastic Asian Fan Contest in the Fall and the monthly Art of the Month Contest sponsored by Asel at our meetings). We have a Holiday Party with a painting swap at a restaurant in December followed by a “Welcome to New Members” Pizza Party in January! But wait! That’s not all! You also receive a monthly newsletter. Have your art work seen! As a member you are eligible to post on our Facebook and you may place one image on the website free (or pay $20 a year to be included in the Premium Gallery with extra images and your website address). Benefits abound! While maintaining your membership if you are selected to 5 of our juried exhibitions (without disqualification) you earn SWA Signature Membership. Our membership year runs on a calendar basis, January through December.


Laurin McCracken

Known for his finely crafted watercolor paintings, McCracken is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited in juried shows coast to coast including the Philadelphia Water Color Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, California Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.

He holds numerous signature memberships, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. His works have been featured in articles in Watercolor Artist, the Artist’s Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Southwest Art and others.

For more about McCracken, see his website:


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