Tag: Watercolor Demonstration

LGAA: Birds of a Feather Exhibit and David Tripp watercolor demo May 14

Lake Granbury Art Association presents Birds of a Feather May 11th through May 31st at Shanley House Gallery., 224 N. Travis in Granbury. The theme, of course, is birds.

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General Meeting – Monday, May 14, 7:00 P.M. – Shanley House

Arlington Watercolorist David Tripp will be demonstrating Watercolor Design and Technics from conception to completion for the Lake Granbury Art Association (LGAA) at their monthly meeting 7:00 pm Monday, May 14, at the Shanley House Center for the Arts located at 224 N. Travis St. by the Hood County Library.  This is a free event and is open to the public.

Tripp grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he had been drawing and painting since before he could read.  As a young man he had dreams of being a sports illustrator and drew football players incessantly.  He would use acrylic paint that he had watered down to paint with, trying to create trees and landscapes.

After college, Tripp taught Art History in Arlington’s High Schools for the next 28 years.  During this time he also taught private art lessons at his home studio. Tripp also painted numerous murals at Martin High School in Arlington.

Watercolor became Tripp’s passion. He believes that not only skill, but vision and settings help lend his paintings authenticity.  Tripp loves to paint old buildings and scenes that are no longer relevant in today’s society.  He feels a sense of loss just as he feels the sense of energy transported from the past as he paints these places.  He hopes his painting evokes the same feelings in the people that see his work, bringing back memories of days gone by.

Tripp loves to drive down the back roads of Texas seeking out husks and relics from past generations. His watercolors feature the small-town American places that are fading from our landscape, but not our memories, preserving these sights for future generations. Whether it’s a camera or paintbrush in hand, taking pictures or painting small studies on location en plein air, Tripp is always on the lookout for abandoned service stations, general stores, or old movie theaters. There is beauty and symmetry in these old buildings, just waiting to be captured and celebrated.

Since March of 2017, Tripp has focused most of his artistic energies in pursuit of subjects from the Texas State Railroad in addition to the broader legacy of the American railroad.


Camera Club Meeting

Ever wish you could capture great photographs of beautiful birds? Learn from someone who not only takes great photos of many remarkable Texas birds, he helps to educate visitors to the Acton Nature Center.

One of our youth camera club members, Jake Balmuth, will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 P.M. at the Shanley House. Jake will talk to us about how to capture great bird photos, the equipment that works well for this type of photography and when, where and how to photograph. He’ll share some of the many tips and tricks he’s learned. As a special treat, he will address  one of his favorite subjects – hummingbirds.

In the past several years, Jake has honed his birding and photo skills from beginner to award winning photographer. He has journeyed with his camera to shoot birds across the State and had his work accepted into many juried shows. He received Honorable Mention awards at the 2014 Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photo Contest and the Granbury Camera Club Photography Show and he garnered first prize, youth division, at the photography competition of the Association Nature et Patrimoine du Val d’ Are in Geneva, Switzerland. Jake, a high school senior, has many other interests including playing the violin, chamber music, astronomy, chemistry, drawing, painting, etc., but photography is a particular passion.

Join us for this program, then venture into the Shanley Gallery to see the art show, which features birds!

OK, can’t resist – let’s flock together to support Jake as he takes time out of his busy graduation schedule to present this program.

See you soon!
Phyllis

*Reminder, this is the last official Camera Club Meeting until summer break. The September meeting is slated for September 11, as a workshop is now scheduled to take place at The Shanley during our regular meeting time.

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Jo Williams watercolor demo May 8 for Visual Art League of Lewisville

The Visual Art League of Lewisville will present a  watercolor demonstration by Denton teacher, Jo Williams at their monthly meeting.

Tuesday, May 8th at 7PM in the MCL gallery 100 N Charles
St in Lewisville TX.

This event is open to the public and there is no charge. For more about VAL see the website: http://visualartleague.org/

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Don Andrews watercolor demo for SWA April 16

NEXT MEETING Monday, April 16, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May..  Time: 7pm. (6:00 art critique)

Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

The exciting news is our demo artist is Don Andrews.  Don is a nationally known watercolor artist, and the juror for our International Juried Exhibition.

If you’re interested in seeing an entertaining watercolor artist that enjoys color, you won’t want to miss this demo!

Don Andrews

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Walt Davis watercolor demo for SWS April 10

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th   
7:00-9:00 PM
Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas

(northeast corner of Northwest Highway
and Inwood Road.)

http://swswatercolor.org

We are pleased to present one of our own, Walt Davis as our Demo Artist for the April Meeting
Walt Davis is a signature member and past president of SWS, signature member and AWS award winner, and author of an article on chromatic glazing in Watercolor Artist Magazine.  He spent 25 years at the Dallas Museum of Natural History.  For 15 of those years he traveled all over Texas collecting photographs and specimens for wildlife dioramas – work that informs his paintings to this day.  After they retired, he and his wife Isabel spent 4 years traveling around the 4,000 mile border of Texas and wrote about the experience in their book,
Exploring the Edges of Texas.
Here is a pencil sketch and preliminary color sketch of an abandoned adobe house on the Mexican side of Hot Springs Canyon, part of the Lower Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River area.  Walt and his wife visited the place during a six-day float trip many years ago, and soaked in the hot springs before a thunder storm passed over, right at dusk, and cooled things off.  Walt has wanted to paint it ever since.  This will be the subject of his upcoming demo for SWS.  The perspective will be tricky and the values have to be spot on to work.  Come watch Walt work his magic!

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Walt Davis demo on April 2 for Association of Grand Prairie Artists

Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday,  April 2nd at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago.

Mr. Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.   His work is frequently exhibited in local galleries.


He believes that watercolor delivers a more luminous color than any other medium.    Most of his work is inspired by the beauty of nature and the natural world.   Samples of his recent work are attached.   You can find more about him at www.waltdavisart.com .
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 Other Business
There will be a brief business meeting prior to the program. 
 
AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .

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Ken Hosmer watercolor demo March 13 for SWS

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM. Location: Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.) http://www.swswatercolor.org
 
Featured watercolor demonstrator: Ken Hosmer

Ken has taught art workshops for over 30 years. He has been a guest workshop instructor for more than 100 art organizations across the United States and in exotic locations such as Italy, Greece and Mexico. The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Magic have published a number of his articles including, “Four Steps to Creative Color,” and “How to Paint Backward.” His painting, “Spring Calves,” and accompanying article were included in Splash 4: The Splendor of Light, published by North Light Books. His art instruction videos include More Dynamic Color, Secrets of Flower Painting, and Hosmer’s Famous Ink Sketch.

Originally from West Texas and New Mexico, Ken moved to Nebraska in 1997. He is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. http://kenhosmer.com/

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Michael Holter watercolor demo for SWA March 19

NEXT MEETING Monday, March 19, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May..  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: Michael Holter

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Michael says, “I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting? and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.”

“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting.”
“My wife, Cyndy, and I grew up in on the wide-open plains of North Dakota and arrived in Plano, TX by way of Minnesota (I can paint a snowy winter landscape with the best of ’em) prior to our east coast years in Virginia. We often travel enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.”

For more about Michael see his website: http://michaelholter.com/

 

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Bev Boren demonstration for Richardson Civic Art Society Feb. 20

Our next meeting is February 20 at 6:30pm in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. http://www.richardson-arts.org/

The demo Artist for February will be Bev Boren.

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort.  After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words.  My best hope is that my work will stand simply on it’s own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”.

For more information about Bev Boren and her work visit:
www.BevBoren.com

UPCOMING
DEMONSTRATORS
NEXT MEETING:

Febuary 2018
Artist: Bev Boren
March 2018
Artist: Christina Yeliding
Abstract Acrylic on wood
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
Acrylic
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd
Watercolor

RCAS is always eager to welcome new members to our organization. We offer an opportunity for artists near or in Richardson, TX to showcase and sell their work several times a year in juried and non-juried art shows and to gather with other artists at our monthly meetings to meet like-minded friends, learn from each other and enjoy demonstrations presented by skilled professional artists each month. Artists, friends of artists and art lovers are invited to be our guests at one of our regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the basement conference room of the Richardson Public Library at 900 Civic Center Dr, Richardson, TX 75080. If would like to join our organization, you can do so on our website at www.Richardson-Arts.org.

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SWS Meeting Feb. 13 – Richard Stephens watercolor demonstration

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM. Location: Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.) http://www.swswatercolor.org
Featured watercolor demonstrator: Richard Stephens:
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated
from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.
Although recognized for his landscape, architectural and figurative work
Stephens feels the real subjects of most of his paintings are his brush-
work and the light he tries to capture and amplify through value contrast
and an unexpected color pallet. Believing that drawing is the foundation
for all good art and design, Stephens often allows his pencil work to show
through and become an engaging element in his watercolors.

Stephens says, “My goal is to interpret, not to render. I want to engage
the viewer, entertain him and share my vision. When people view my
work that is the last step in the painting process. Of course I want people
to like my work, but like it or hate it, I don’t want them to be indifferent.”
Come to the February meeting February 13th to see Richard’s demo!

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Darla Bostick watercolor demo Feb. 5 in Grand Prairie

Darla Bostick will be presenting two demos during the month of February. On Feb 5 she is scheduled to present “Fun with Texture and Watercolor” to the Association of Grand Prairie Artists regular monthly meeting in the Chamber of Commerce Building. The meeting begins at 6:30.

AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .

 

On Feb 19 she will present a different watercolor demo to the Society of Watercolor Artists which meets at 7pm at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the Everett Building.

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Jo Williams: Living Art Documentary Film Showing and Painting Demonstration at VAST on Feb. 7

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) proudly invites you to see the documentary film entitled Jo Williams: Living Art followed by a watercolor painting demonstration on February 7th, from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center,  400 East Hickory Street, in Denton, TX.

Living Art: Jo Williams features the award-winning watercolorist and longtime resident of Denton, Texas, who, over the past 40 years has been an active supporter of the arts in the community and beyond. Besides achieving recognition from her profession as an artist and teacher, Jo Williams has volunteered countless hours, playing a key role in the growth and diversity of the Denton arts scene. This the first in a series of films focusing upon practicing artists who enrich their communities by Living their art. The film was funded in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a 2016 Artist Microgrant received by Living Art Director, Susan Carol Davis. To find out more about the film, see the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181138219.

To find out more about the Living Art series, see https://www.curiousdogcreative.com/living-art-jo-williams/.

Jo Williams is a native Texan who has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She is a versatile painter choosing subjects from the natural world. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United States.

Williams lives in Denton, TX, where she is very active in the arts community. She served for three years as the President of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), and six years as chair of the City Commission for Public Arts.

She has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas and has spent most of her career teaching privately. She has taught week-long workshops during the summers in Provence and Brittany, France for Autistic Gourmet Adventures. She conducts workshops the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mexico. She has also taught continuing education classes for the University of North Texas. In the summer of 2000, she taught in the Colorado Plateau Painting Workshop at Flagstaff, AZ.

In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for art organizations and judges regional art exhibits. She also teaches classes at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. She holds signature memberships in the Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won a number of awards, including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League’s Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.

She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and an invitational exhibition at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Williams and her husband Johnny won the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) in Denton in 2003. In 2008, Williams was invited to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree to represent the 26tgh Congressional District. She also attended a reception at the White House for the artists. The ornament remains stored in the Smithsonian.

To find out more about Jo Williams and see her art, see: www.jowilliaimswatercolors.com

The film screening and presentation are free for VAST members, and $5 for guests. For more about VAST, see http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Jan. 22 SWA Meeting: Nancy Maas demonstration

NEXT MEETING Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: NANCY MAAS

Find out more about Nancy at her website: https://nmaas.com

In the words of the artist:

Painting provides a great deal of pleasure in my life, with a small dose of stress if things aren’t turning
out as I hoped. My Texas home studio is a dedicated space in which I can get as dirty as I like. There are
two “stations”, one for watercolor and the other for acrylics (a large easel serves both). I tend to be
rather free with paint as I start a new work, especially with acrylics, so the room is looking the part after
five years of throwing color spontaneously. Our dog Charle is my constant companion in the studio,
along with NPR (music only; no news) and a Diet Dr. Pepper.
I like to work a few hours at a time, starting in the morning and sometimes continuing in the afternoon. Break time consists of everything from lunch to walking the dog or biking with a friend, running an errand or going to the Y. I find if I leave an unfinished painting and come back after a time away, I can better see what needs to be done next. A mirror in my studio also helps, plus critique sessions, like SWA’s which I am determined to take better advantage of, and Tony Saladino’s which meet a few times a year.
In response to a question about good advice received, I would have to say that Randy Meador’s rule of putting down a good wash of fresh color, followed by LEAVING IT ALONE, is my first commandment
(which, sad to say, I often break). Also, Tony Saladino urges us to SIMPLIFY, which is especially
relevant to me in acrylics where I am constantly paring down an image (Let’s just say I don’t often bring
my watercolor weavings to his meetings). These two principles can keep me going for years. Otherwise,
as someone who always loved art but didn’t take a fine arts degree, books about watercolor masters like
Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent inspire me and can provide help in solving a problem.

As to mechanics, I use a baseline of Winsor & Newton paints, plus a few Daniel Smith’s (quinocridone
burnt orange), Holbein “opera”, and a few others. Sometimes I resort to white gouache to retrieve
whites, but only very sparingly. Critical brushes include several of the Silver Black Velvet synthetics, a
one inch flat, and, perhaps surprisingly, some larger “Simply Simmons” rounds. Now that my teaching career and the responsibilities of raising a family are in the past, I can paint at will – a privilege I almost feel I don’t deserve. In Spanish the word for retired is “jubilado/a”, suggesting a state of joy. That’s me now!

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Don Andrews watercolor demo Nov. 14 for SWS in Dallas

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th   7:00-9:00 PM 

Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)
 
Our November Program will feature Artist, 
  Don Andrews.  
Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over 30 years.

Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society , and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society.
Don is the author of the books,
“Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor”, “Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor” and “Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist”.

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James Richards urban sketching demo Oct. 10

October 10th Southwestern Watercolor Society Program: James Richards urban sketching demonstration

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, LLUMC Asbury Hall, Lovers Lane at Inwood in Dallas
For more about SWS see http://www.swswatercolor.org
James Richards is an urban designer, artist, author and traveler based in
Fort Worth, Texas. His work explores great places and place-making
around the globe. He lectures and teaches design drawing and urban
sketching workshops across the U.S. and abroad.
James leads an urban sketching workshop starting at Asel Art Supply on
Cedar Springs in Dallas. As of September 29, there was one opening in
this workshop. See the workshop schedule on page 4 to see how to sign
up.
James also brings his urban sketching demonstration to the October SWS
member meeting. Don’t miss it!

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Association of Grand Prairie Artists October 2nd Meeting – Sarah Graham demo

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The next meeting of AGPA will be this Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Program:
This month we will feature a demonstration by Sarah Graham (  SarahGrahamArt.com).   She is a gifted watercolorist who likes to paint expressive portraits and dramatic landscapes.

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition.   She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.   Some of Sarah’s work is attached.
Other Business:
We will discuss options for the art objects to be sold in fall fund raising project which is used to raise prize money for the Grand Prairie ISD Student Art Contest.
The AGPA meets at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce at 900 Conover Street.   Meetings are open to the public at no charge.   Visitors are welcome.   Visit our website at www.gpartists.org  .

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Laurin McKracken demo on Art Marketing June 5 & Patty Cross alcohol inksdemo June 14 for TAG in Bedford

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Trinity Arts Guild: Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671

(817) 283-1422 http://trinityartsguild.net

June 5, 2017 – Laurin McKracken

Noted Watercolorist, will discuss how to market your artwork . Refreshments at 6:40 pm Demonstration will begin at 7:00 pm

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Laurin McCracken is the Chief Marketing Officer of Jacobs Global Building NA in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has put the skills learned over the years in drawing, photography and observation to use as a watercolorist. He studied with Gwen Bragg at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and with Alain Gavin at the Art Institute in Chicago. He has paintings in corporate and private collections, including McGraw-Hill’s Corporate Collection and the Urban Land Institute. He also has photographs in the Graphics Arts Collection, Princeton University.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.

He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, both as a practicing architect, a photographer and a painter. His photographs have been widely published in architectural journals and as book covers and book illustrations.

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.


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TAG in the Morning Meeting and  Demonstration 

June 14, 2017              10:00 AM                   Patty Cross

Patty Cross will be doing an Alcohol Inks demo and hands on mini class. Bring your creativity and about $4.00 to $8.00. to cover supplies. (Patty’s Husband Joe is very ill so if she cannot come there will be a fill in artist) Bring a covered dish for the end of year Luncheon to follow demo.

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SWA May 22 Demo Artist: Sarah Graham Harman

NEXT MEETING May 22, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website:http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sarah Graham Harman

Sarah currently lives and paints in Dallas and is known for her sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Houghton College and also studied art and portraiture in Italy. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows such as Texas and Neighbors Regional Exhibition and Society of Watercolor Artist’s International Exhibition, Sarah has travelled extensively, translating what she sees into wet color or pen-and-ink sketches. Sarah is frequently sought out as a demo-artist and juror for art associations and exhibitions in the DFW area. She loves to take the train into the city and watch people or go “exploring” with her sketchbook.

For more, see Sarah Graham Art. and https://sarahgrahamartblog.wordpress.com

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Joseph Zbukvic watercolor demo for SWS May 9th

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Please join us for SWS Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 9th    7:00-9:00 PM

United Methodist Church – Corner of NW Hwy & Inwood


Our May Program will feature Joseph Zbukvic

Joseph Zbukvic is a leading master of watercolor medium of his time. His impressive achievements and enormous success is due to his ability to transform any subject into visual poetic language. Covering an infinite variety of subjects, his sensitive, lyrical and atmospheric paintings have captured people and galleries from all around the world.

The artist states, “I try to achieve a balance of harmony between tonal values, design, colour and mood that will visually evoke the emotions between the viewer and the painting.
Watercolour, with its subtle and gentle effects is a perfect medium to achieve this.”

Come to the May meeting to see Joseph Zbukvic demonstrate his celebrated watercolor technique.
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FBCAA: Watercolor demo/workshop with Nel Dorn Byrd April 18

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and watercolor demo with Nel Dorn Byrd, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Nel will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about the artist, see her website http://www.neldornbyrd.com/.

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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SWA April demo & workshop artist: Laurie Goldstein-Warren

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NEXT MEETING April 17, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Our demo artist for April is also the juror for our Spring International Juried Exhibit, and our workshop instructor: Laurie Goldstein-Warren.

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Juror Workshop with Laurie Goldstein-Warren, AWS, NWS

Here’s the latest news about our upcoming workshop: The Episcopalian Church that we normally use is having their roof replaced on our dates, so the venue has changed to the Trinity Arts Guild facility at 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021 (inside the Bedford Boys Ranch park). There are two or three spots left, so don’t delay if you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com for more information.

To pay for the workshop you can go to www.swawatercolor.com and pay through PayPal.
Date: Tuesday April 18th through Thursday April 20th, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford, TX

Subject matter: Limited palette portraits. All levels of experience are welcome.

”I am Laurie Goldstein-Warren and I live in West Virginia. I have been painting watercolors for sixteen years. Art has always been a part of my life. When I was young, ballet, tap and jazz dancing was my creative outlet. I was a dancer in the Rochester Academy of Performing Arts dance troupe until the age of 18. Later on my creative path took me to hair styling. I opened my own salon in New York and competed in fantasy hair competitions. I loved these particular shows because you had to create something never seen before, more avante garde than styles you would see on the street.

When I moved to West Virginia in 1998 and found myself in the countryside, I went back to one of my first creative loves, art. After many years of studying the art of watercolor with some fantastic teachers and mentors, I have been so fortunate to have found success in this field. My artwork has been shown all over this country and has been exhibited in Canada, China and Japan. I now enjoy teaching my workshops and jurying exhibits around the country. I found my voice in art… find yours….Create!
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Iain Stewart Watercolor Demo March 14 for SWS

 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)

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Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.

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Artist’s Statement: “I rely on instinct a great deal and my sketchbook when selecting subjects for my paintings. The lion’s share of my work is done in one sitting as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process. The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily. I often use remember atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.“

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Michael Holter Watercolor Demo for ECAA Feb. 6

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NEXT MEETING

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Be there!

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net

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FEBRUARY DEMO ARTIST

MICHAEL HOLTER

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“Keeping Myself in Check” Waterolor by MICHAEL HOLTER

Michael says, “I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting⦠and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.”

 

Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA

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Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of other distinguished artists and….a lot of painting.”

Please Join us as we welcome Michael to ART on the Square!

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Gaylord O’Con watercolor demo on Urban Landscape Nov. 29

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, November 29th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gaylord O’Con. He will be demonstrating a street scene using his style of watercolor technique. Note: this month the meeting will be the 5th Tuesday, because of Thanksgiving.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions

About the Artist:

Gaylord O’Con, SWS, TxN, TWS
Watercolor Artist

Gaylord is a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist and is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society where he served as past president and is the current paint-out chairman. His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets and trolley cars. He is interested in capturing a scene using darks and lights with glowing colors and reflective shadows. Gaylord has over 15 years’ experience painting with watercolors. His art is in private collections around the United States in corporate facilities and homes.

Gaylord’s awards include “Best of Show” and “Purchase Award” at the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society in 2014 and “2nd Place” for the 26th and 27th Texas and Neighbors shows in 2011 and 2012. Exhibitions include 2014 Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Soule, Korea for painting “Hanging On” and 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit “City Streets”. Gaylord’s art hangs in the “LAST” Art Gallery on the square in McKinney, TX. Commissions include paintings for the lobby of the Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA and “The Sainte Chapelle” – Paris France for the Bradford’s home. He has gained valuable knowledge while studying with Keiko Tanabe, Nel Dorn Byrd, Michael Borne and Alvaro Castagnet.

Gaylord’s website is www.gaylordocon.com

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RCAS Sept. 26 demonstration meeting: Walt Davis, watercolorist

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding the first program meeting of the 2016-2017 Season on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

September’s artist will be Walt Davis, who will be demonstrating watercolor. Walt is a signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. He started painting in watercolor over thirty years ago. He studied with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College, as well as with Bud Biggs. In addition, he attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and noted bird aartist John P. O’Neil.

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Walt Davis taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

Davis believes that pigment dissolved in water and applied to paper, produces more luminous color than any other medium. Watercolor and acrylic are mercurial, sometimes difficult, media: always full of surprises. He constantly weighs the importance of original intent against unexpected opportunities.

For more information about Walt Davis and his work, visit: waltdavisart.com

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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