Tom Howard Distant ButteDistant Butte

Tom Howard
Composing & Designing Space
Use tracing as a tool for design and learning
November 21-22

Tom Howard is an active Plein Air artist, painting in watercolor and oils.  Many of us know Tom as an art enthusiast!  Tom is the Past-President of UWS and current assistant to Western Federation for UWS. He also teaches art at the college level.
We are looking forward to two days of hard work and a lot of fun!  

Hurry and sign up for this mini-workshop!  There are still spots left!
$125 Members
$160 Non-members

January 23-24

Nancy Maxfield-Lund Jazzy Amaranth7

Nancy Maxfield Lund
Painting with Paper
Learn collaging techniques & design
March 27-28

Joyce Baron Layers of Joy

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

The Chef by Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens
May 4-8, 2015

Join nationally recognized artist, Richard Stephens, as he guides us through his award winning watercolor painting approach.
Click here for Workshop Supplies List


2014 UWS  WFWS Juried Artists & Paintings  
West Texas Watercolor Society
Hosts the 40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
APRIL 16 JULY 15, 2015 
Deadline: November 8, 2014
Below are links on how to photograph, prepare, and name digital images of your WFWS art:
Best of Show Kazuko HillBest of Show, Kazuko Hill - Circles

October 6 - November 7
Barbara Nechis: Juror
Sugar Space Center for the Arts

2014 Fall Member Exhibition Slideshow

Best of Show
Kasuko Hill

Awards of Excellence
The House Girl
(Thank You Tara Conklin)
Helen Nix

Joyce Baron

Awards of Merit
Lifeguard on Patrol
Cara Koolmees

Summer Borla

NYC Streets
Brienne Brown

Juror's Awards
Winter Reverie
Sue Martin

What Should I Wear
Sue Valentine

Fly Away With Me
Joan Zone

The Dance Class
Gene Klatt

Past Presidents Award
Kazuko Hill

Merchant's Awards
Chowda' First
Renon Hulet

Zion Panorama
Mary Pusey

Going Home
Kristi Grussendorf

Little Cottonwood Creek
Lola Kartchner
Sons of Utah Pioneers Hall
3301 E. Louise Ave (2920 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
First Tuesday of each month. 7-9 pm.

November 11  NOTE DATE! - Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell
Bountiful Davis Art Center: (fall, winter, spring)

There is a story telling quality to painting. You take a sheet of high quality watercolor paper and watch magic happen. With a splash of paint and a lift of brush you turn it into a person, a place, or an experience. The viewer brings their own back ground and life to the painting as they view it. It can touch something deep within the painter and the viewer.
Sherry Meidell loves to tell stories with paint.

Sherry Meidell will be presenting at the combined meetings of the ISA and UWS meeting on November 11th at the Sons of the Utah Pioneer Building. She will do a demonstration and tell how she uses information gleaned from the John Salminen Workshop for illustrating children's books and painting water colors. Sherry won best of show at the 1st Annual Arts and the Park Light on the Reef plein air competition at Capitol Reef National Park. She fought man eating gnats with other great artists from the Utah Water Color Society. She has illustrated 9 children's picture books.

December 2 - Utrecht Sociall
January 6 - Susan Gallacher
Susan Gallacher
February 3 - Spike Ress
Spike Ress
March 3 - Yevgeny Zolotsev
April 7 - Carel Pierter Brest van Kempen
May 5 - Richard Stephens
Richard StephensThe Chef
June 2 - Final Meeting Social

October Paint Out
Saturday October 11, 2014

Little Dell Reservoir Parking Lot
(Head up Parleys Canyon on I-80 take exit to East Canyon
Going north, under the freeway, past the golf course, up the hill
Reservoir will be on the right, follow until entrance gate/parking lot.
Entrance is free, plus a bonus restroom!)
Plan on after party lunch at Michelangelo's 12:30 ish
(new restaurant on Highland drive, across and a little north from, the Villa Theater,
Directly across from Del Taco ( if you prefer Mexican , carry it across the street)

Hope you can join us for fall colors and reflections!

This IS a perfect place to paint plein air!


Colleen Reynolds
Stephen D. West
Join UWS!
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UWS Newsletter
Sept/Oct 2014

Click here for more information on the UWS Cache Valley Chapter

Fields North of Hyrum Phil HarrisonFields North of Hyrum by Phil Harrison

Origins and Destinations
Nov 21-Jan2
Logan Fine Art Gallery



Kristi Grussendorf
Cache Valley Chapter Fall Workshop
Getting The Most From Your Images
Workshop Instructor:  Kristi Grussendorf

November 6, 7 & 8, 2014

Supply List

Kara Swenson
January 17
Monoliths Workshop

Ernie Verdine
February 21
Landscape Techniques Workshop

Ian Ramsey
March 20-21
Spring Workshop

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
Dianne Adams

Dianne Adams Workshop
Painting Watercolor on Canvas

September 19 & 20, 2014

Click here for more details

Materials List

  1. Bring your regular watercolor supplies, brushes, water bucket, etc.
  2. Bring some simple photo samples if you would like
  3. Paper towels
  4. Spray bottle
  5. A heat gun, but a hair dryer works great too (an extension cord may      be a good idea.
  6. Notebook, pen, camera
  7. You may also want to bring some watercolor paper in case you find        some extra time to paint.
  8. A treat to share
Lester Lee

Lester Lee
Expressive Drawing Classes
Tuesdays, October 18 - October 25
Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room
255 North Main
Logan, Utah
Details Here

Lester Lee

Lester Lee
Does Watercolor Paper Make A Difference? 
October 18 - 25
Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room
255 North Main
Logan, Utah

Details here


We are always looking for updates to our artist directory! If you are a working artist in the valley, we would love to add you to our online directory. To be added, please send us the following info: Name, Type of Artist, Studio Address (if applicable), website/blog, and email. If you would like to provide a phone number, please note that this number will be made available to the public.

Amanda Castillo
Program Director, CVCA
Cache Valley Center for the Arts
43 South Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
Cache Valley Center for the Arts
P: 435.753.6518 ext. 150
Direct Line: 435-554-7067
F: 435.753.1232
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