There were so many wonderful entries from UWS! We wish for everyone to see them! Cheng-Khee Chee complimented us on how many fine paintings there were and said that he had a hard time limiting his choices to 110. There were over 1100 entries!
The winners are: Honorable Mention: Rebecca Hartvigsen Merchant Award: Kathy Sutherland Waterworks Artist Group: Kristi Grussendorf
Other juried artists: Brienne Brown
CONGRATULATIONS to these very fine artists.!
UWS 2014 FALL MEMBER EXHIBITION
2013 Best of Show London Mass Transit by Kristi Grussendorf
2014 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Director's Award
It wasn't exactly love at first sight with watercolor. Our first interactions were pretty awkward but I was fascinated & challenged! I admit that I was a bit controlling in the beginning. As our relationship grows, though, I've learned to step back & just appreciate the amazing qualities of watercolor. I've also learned a lot about life from watercolor - patience, gratitude, humility & joy in just being together. My passion for watercolor just continues to grow!
I love watercolor. Still, for me the key is drawing skill. As one develops drawing skill they can apply it to any medium they may choose to work in. It is the understanding and insight that comes through drawing that helps me to work both in an abstract and representational manner. John Salminen says, "value does the work and color gets the credit." I find myself saying, drawing does the work and watercolor gets the credit.
October 7 - Barbara Nechis
Join nationally renowned artist, Barbara Nechis, as she guides us through her award winning approaches to achieve luminous watercolor.
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.
As a member of the Utah Watercolor Society, we invite you to join our new UWS Web Member Gallery Page.
We changed our look and want you to join. You get the opportunity to publish your name, your web links, gallery links, your thoughts, and an image of your art. It is free, a benefit of your membership!
Join our UWS Web Member Gallery Page Now! It is easy!
Bring your regular watercolor supplies, brushes, water bucket, etc.
Bring some simple photo samples if you would like
A heat gun, but a hair dryer works great too (an extension cord may be a good idea.
Notebook, pen, camera
You may also want to bring some watercolor paper in case you find some extra time to paint.
A treat to share
UWS CVC WORKSHOPS
Landscape Techniques Workshop
Plein Air Workshop
October 12-16, 2015
CACHE VALLEY ARTIST DIRECTORY
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 www.CacheArts.org
43 South Main Street
Logan, UT 84321 ACastillo@CacheArts.org Cache Valley Center for the Arts
P: 435.753.6518 ext. 150
Direct Line: 435-554-7067
UWS Cache Valley Chapter Blog
The Utah Watercolor Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of art, especially water media, by holding monthly educational meetings, providing workshop opportunities from excellent artists, and by holding annual exhibitions of watercolor.