The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May.
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, SWA meeting at 7pm.
Randy Meador is a wholly self-taught artist without any instruction except his own exhaustive study of works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Paul Cézanne. Born just a stone’s throw from the Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, Texas and raised on a smaller ranch in Central West Texas, he fell in love with the hues of the West and returned to those hues in 2007 as a full time artist. Randy currently lives in Fort Worth with his wife and two remaining children (of five) and has a PO box in Saint Jo, Texas.
In 2012 Randy began accepting workshop and demo requests. His animated and unorthodox presentations are filling much of his annual schedule. Randy is a two-time Texas Watercolorist of the Year, has been awarded Best of Show in five international exhibitions, had a solo show with Justin Boots and is an Exhibition Juror for approximately 40 shows each year. He has designed several 12-foot stone relief panels for new TCU stadium, three large monuments for the Chickasaw Nation and installed two life-sized horse sculptures for City of Grand Prairie, Texas. Randy is the official artist for the Chris Kyle Foundations and the Wounded Warrior Project. He is a popular workshop instructor and regularly lectures museum staff, students, teachers, and enthusiasts concerning western art and watercolor technique.
Have You Renewed Your Membership? Your 2016 Dues are due now! SWA membership runs on a calendar year January-December. We have an electronic membership directory for 2016. Each member will receive a pdf file that may be printed or tucked into a folder on your computer or ipad. Your payment can be made online with pay pal through our website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/ or you can mail your membership fee to Paula Johnson, Membership Chair. Her address is 256 Stone Mountain Road, Cresson, TX 76035. Individual: $40 Seniors 65+: $30 Family: Add $5 to above amounts Lifetime: $400 one-time payment Honorary Memberships: Free and are granted by vote of the Board. Don’t miss out on your membership discount to the upcoming SWA International Juried Exhibition and workshop in April with Frank Eber, our juror and workshop instructor!
We like new members…invite your friends! The first visit is free.
Membership includes these benefits:
Fellowship with like-minded creative folks
Post your art work on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SWAwatercolor
Free monthly SWA newsletter
Entry discount for any SWA show
Free image on the SWA Members Gallery
Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
Buy space on the SWA Premium Gallery for $20
Annual Juried International Exhibition
While maintaining SWA membership earn SWA Signature Membership after selection to 5 juried exhibitions our juried exhibitions (without disqualification)
Jo William’s free critique session
Asel Art Supply 20% discount
December Holiday Party and painting swap A
SEL Art of the Month Contest
Our Monthly meetings are held at the UNTHSC, Everett Building. After you turn from Camp Bowie to Clinton St turn left into a sloping parking lot beyond the vacant kiosk. We are on the bottom floor of the building to the right corner. Watch for a banner on the parking lot with directions to our room (or check the map on the website)
5:45pm Board Meeting
6:00pm Critique with Jo Williams (bring in 1 or 2 works for some friendly advice)
7:00pm Brief business notices
7:15-9pm Art demo, snack and art of the month
2016 meetings will feature the following demo artists:
February 15th: Randy Meador
March 21st: Soon Warren
April 25th: Frank Eber
April 26th-29th: Frank Eber Workshop in Fort Worth
May 16: Laurin McCracken
June, July and August: no monthly meetings
September 19th: Jo Moncrief
October 17th: Jim Stewart
November 21st: Sharon Serrago
December: Holiday party TBA