MINI WORKSHOPS

Joyce Baron Layers of Joy

Joyce Baron
April 24-25
Composition & Color: the foundation of a great painting
Through experimental watercolor, we will learn how to use composition and color to create abstract masterpieces!

SPRING WORKSHOP

The Chef by Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens
May 4-8, 2015
www.raswatercolors.com

Join nationally recognized artist, Richard Stephens, as he guides us through his award winning watercolor painting approach.
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Workshop is full. Click here for WAIT LIST INFO
SAVE THE DATE
Sherry MeidellSherry Meidell, 1st Place Award Winner, June 2014
2nd Annual Arts and the Park Light on the Reef Plein Air Event
Torrey, UT June 10 - 13, 2015
A Jointly Sponsored Art Event!
Sponsors include: Capitol Reef National Park, Entrada Institute, Wayne County, Utah Watercolor Society, Town of Torrey, Gallery 24, Torrey Gallery, Robbers Roost, Capitol Reef Natural History Association, and the Doug Snow Memorial
The only plein air competition dedicated to water media in Utah.
For more information or to register
PAINT OUTS

Harley-Davidson Store

March Paint Out - Harley-Davidson Store - The Paint Out Crew had a great time painting at the Harley Davidson Store on March 9. We learned that the sounds of spring include the rumble of many motors being revved.

Harley-Davidson

April Paint Out
Rail Yards in Midvale
Saturday, April 11
1:00 PM
 We're moving outside!
Looking for trains and cement plant shapes
Meet anywhere on 600 West between 6th south and 9th south (SLC)
( Let's try and gather for show and tell, say 3:00?)
PRE-LUNCH  at 11:30
Rio Grande Café (270 South  400 West( Rio Grande)
 

 Parley's Canyon 
 May 9
A glen near the Mtn Dell golf Course, to the East. 

This IS a perfect place to paint plein air!
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2015 UWS SPRING OPEN EXHIBITION
Paige KimbalElliot by Paige Kimbal, Best of Show 2014 Spring Open Exhibition

May 1 - May 16
Reception & Awards - May 8
Richard Stephens - Juror
Pioneer Memorial Theater - Loge Gallery

Click here to view accepted entries

2014-2015 MONTHLY MEMBERS MEETINGS
REMINDER: NEW MEETING LOCATION
Sons of Utah Pioneers Hall
3301 E. Louise Ave (2920 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
First Tuesday of each month. 7-9 pm.
Map

Carel Pierter Brest van Kempen

April 7 - Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen
Biography

Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen has brought a singular vitality to wildlife art. Uncompromisingly detailed and artfully composed, his work is at once vivid and startling, depicting seldom-illustrated species engaged in life's struggles -- alive. To view his work is to be pulled into the drama and diversity of life.
ABOUT CAREL'S DEMO
For our April general membership meeting it was our good fortune to hear from wildlife artist, Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen.

Carel showed a power point presentation in which he explained his approach to compositions for various examples of his work. He surprised the audience with some personal philosophies in which he likes to break art “rules”. For instance, he likes the drama of more elongated dimensions than we usually see. And pointed out the location of where he placed his center of interest to produce added tension in some scenes. One of his beautiful nature scenes included a human skull.

Do to the detail and intricacy of his style, completing a demo piece in the allotted time would be impossible. Carel can take as much as an hour and a half to complete just one square inch of his piece. However, he in essence did provide us with a demo utilizing two time-lapse photography films he had produced. They were fascinating. They showed his process of building with multiple layers of acrylic paint, diluted with enough water to be used like watercolor.

Lastly, Carel actually did provide us with a live demonstration of his methods. He worked on a painting that he brought that was already in progress. Using a tiny brush, he brought a small bird to life.

We enjoyed yet another evening of sharing by another fabulous Utah artist!

Richard StephensThe Chef
May 5 - Richard Stephens
June 2 - Final Meeting Social
2015 WFWS EXHIBITION
  • Gail AlgerDouble White Bird
  • Joyce BaronOutcrop
  • Terrece Beasley Freshly Cut
  • Brienne BrownOne Step Away
  • Lynda BurrussDepoe Bay
  • Cindy KambourianBirdhouse
  • Paige KimballWise Guy
  • Carl Purcell
  • Kathy SutherlandThe Standing Stones
 

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Congratulations to our UWS Artists!


There were 937 paintings
entered this year and 67 from UWS.   It must have been difficult for the juror to discount ANY of them!


Terrace Beesley
Joyce Baron
Gail Alger
Brienne Brown
Cindy Kambourian
Carl Purcell
Kathy Sutherland
Lynda Burruss
Paige Kimball


Your WF Delegates
Ann DeWeese
Tom Howard

West Texas Watercolor Society
Hosts the 40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
APRIL 16 - JULY 15, 2015
 

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UWS NEWSLETTER PAINT SPOT

UWS Newsletter
March/April 2015

UWS CACHE VALLEY CHAPTER
Click here for more information on the UWS Cache Valley Chapter
UWS CVC 2015 SPRING OPEN EXHIBITION

Happy Valley by  Lynda Burruss
Happy Valley by Lynda Burrus

"Where We Live"
March 20 - May 2
Logan Fine Art Gallery - East Gallery
Ian Ramsey - juror

Best of Show - Kristi Grussendorf, Forever Friends
Award of Excellence: Jeannie Millecam,
Beautiful Zion
Juror's Award: Ernie Verdine,
Mountainside Greens
Award of Merit: Lynda Burrus, Home Away from Home
Award of Merit: Jana Parkin, Cleaving
Honorable Mention: Sue Martin, Backyard Shadows
Honorable Mention: Kristine Groll, Spring
Honorable Mention: Kerry Parkinson, Scarlett

UWS CVC WORKSHOPS
Jeannie Millecam
April 18
Skills Workshop

Mary Pusey
May 16
Techniques Workshop

Tom Howard
July 17-18
Plein Air Workshop

Charles Reid
October 12-16, 2015
Cache Valley Chapeter
UWS Cache Valley Chapter Blog

 

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