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Southwestern Watercolor Society 54th Annual Member Exhibition opens August 30th

Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 54th Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 30 through September 30, 2017 to be held at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 24th. from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Eisemann Center.  Keiko Tanabe is this year’s juror.  

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  Primarily self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing.  Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level.  Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries.  Her work was also featured in numerous art publications including L’Art de l’Aquarelle (France & UK), Practique des Arts (France), Watercolor Artist (US) and Artists & Illustrators (UK).  She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society,4North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society. Her website: https://ktanabefineart.com/

SWS has a long and rich history. The first Society organizational meetings for SWS were held in 1963. The first official meeting was held in January 1964 at N.R. Crozier Tech high school in downtown Dallas. The Society was granted a charter by the State of Texas in May of 1964.

It all started with the influence of Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. Naomi convinced Ed Whitney to stop in Dallas on his way to the west coast on tour. While in Dallas he presented his book, “Watercolor, the How’s and Whys.”

The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was the Whitney class that formed the invitation for an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

54 years later SWS has grown to over 400 members to be one of the largest and notable watercolor societies in the nation. Each year SWS honors Edgar Whitney with the SWS Membership Show / Edgar A. Whitney Award for Transparent Watercolor and Naomi Brotherton with the “Naomi Brotherton Award, Best of Show” for the top winner, instituted last year. Naomi at 96 still is active in SWS and teaches classes in her Dallas studio.

For more, see the SWS website at https://www.swswatercolor.org/

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Texas Sculpture Association Exhibition opens July 5th at Keller Town Hall; reception July 13

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The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the Texas Sculpture Association July 5 – 26, 2017 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. City of Keller, TX 76248.

Rebecca Boatman, Karmien Bowman, Linda Chidsey, Michelle Crider, Robert English, Daren Fagan, Jerry Freid, Maureen Lumley, Ginny Marsh, Nan Martin, Kristen Penrod, Stephen Potter, Breanne Schwarz, Stan Smith, Amy Stephens, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Robertus Van Der Wege, Samuel Watson, Deran Wright will participate in the show, with a total of 53 pieces for viewing.

For more about the Texas Sculpture Association see the website: http://www.txsculpture.com/. Membership is open to sculptors, sculpture collectors, and sculpture admirers of all ages.

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or when meetings take place in the evenings. An Evening with the Artists is planned for Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 7 to 9 pm at Town Hall. All are welcome to share in the exhibit, relax and converse with refreshments and music by Joshua Page, guitarist. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. www.cityofkeller.com

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Americana Theme Show opens May 27 at Shanley House

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Americana Theme Show at Shanley House

Opens Saturday, May 27 and is included in our ‘Last Saturday Gallery Night’

Sponsored by Lake Granbury Art Association

For more information go to our website at:
granburyart.org

For up-to-date news go to our Facebook page at:
LGAA-Lake Granbury Art Association
www.facebook.com/LGAAShanleyHouseGallery

Pam Fritz featured

PAM FRITZ featured artist

Pam has been a member of LGAA for 17 years. Lately, her work has been abstract and non objective and she has switched from water color to acrylic.  Pam loves bright colors and is coming out of a “red phase”.  She has also been working with collage and Zen Tangle, so mixing everything together seems to be her new path.  Pam says her art association is a great group to be inspired by and she is looking forward to being the featured artist at ‘Last Saturday Gallery Night.’ Below is a sample of Pam’s beautiful works.

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