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.
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  • 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!

WFWS Award Winners
  • Out Crop by Joyce Baron -  Award of Excellence
  • Hope by Carl Purcell - Award in memory of Margie Fowler, Della Leonard, Jimmy Lipps
  • Seedling Transitions by Linda Burruss - Merchandise Award from Golden Artist Colours Inc.
  • The Standing Stones of County Meath  by Kathy Sutherland - Merchandise Award from Chartpak Inc. and Jack Richeson and Co
There were 937 paintings
entered this year and 67 from UWS.   It must have been difficult for the juror to discount ANY of them!

UWS accepted entries:
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
Grussendorf Night LifeKristi Grussendor,f Night Life, Best of Show 2014

Bountiful Davis Art Center's new location
June 26 - August 21, 2015
Deadline: June 20, 2015
Reception & Awards, June 26, 6pm-9pm
Kirk Miller, Artist, Educator, & Judge

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Thomas Schaller Frozen PathFrozen Path by Thomas Schaller
Thomas Schaller
The Light of Architecture
October 5-9
Workshop Full
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Sherry Meidell Old GloryBest of Show    Old Glory by Sherry Meidell

May 1 - May 16
Reception & Awards May 8, 3-5 pm
Richard Stephens - Juror
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theater
Loge Gallery

Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday -Saturday and during showtimes of Pioneer Theatre company's "The Music Man" for theater patrons.
UWS Spring Open Exhibition Slideshow

Best of Show Old Glory by Sherry Meidell
Sherry is a member of Utah Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She attended Utah Technical College. After graduation, Meidell worked in advertising but began attending children's book conferences and published her first illustrations in "The ABC's of Uniforms and Outfits," written by Barbara Williams published in 1992. She has illustrated nine picture books since then.  

Awards of Excellence    
River of Time by Roland Lee
Encroachment by Carl Purcell

Awards of Merit
Dogs at Millcreek by Kristi Grussendorf
Going for a Run by Mary Pusey
Big Bang by Joyce Baron
Juror's Awards
Dry River Fork by Jeannie Millecam
The Collector by Kathy Sutherland
Huechera, Southern Comfort by Pamela Christiansen Simons
Flirting in the Light by Colleen Reynolds
Past Presidents Award
Little Black Dress by Irene Rampton

Merchant's Awards
Rise and Shine by Laura Hawley
Rastaman by Dianne Adams
Bonnyview Demolition Day by Lynne M. Petersen
My Women by George Schkudor
Richard Stephens' Awards
Iris With a Touch of Yellow by Gail Alger
Adriana at Mi Ranchitos by Sharon Cannon
Kazuko HillKazuko Hill, Circles, Best of Show 2014
October 5 – November 6
Visual Art Institute
Deadline for entries: August 8, 2015, (Midnight)
Thomas Schaller, Juror
Sons of Utah Pioneers Hall
3301 E. Louise Ave (2920 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
First Tuesday of each month. 7-9 pm.
Richard StephensThe Chef
May 5 - 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. He served in the U.S. Army as an illustrator. He began his commercial art career in 1971 with a design studio in Little Rock. He always knew watercolor was his real "calling.”
Stephens was recently named as one of ten "Artist to Watch" by Watercolor Magic magazine (December 2005 edition). Four of his paintings were featured in 200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists, by Carol Katchen, published by North Light Books.

Stephens' work is owned by individuals and corporations around the country and he is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Southern Watercolor Society and Missouri Watercolor Society.
June 2 - Final Meeting Social

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Tom Howard
July 17-18
Plein Air Workshop
Logan Library - Jim Bridger Room  
255 North Main Street, Logan, UT
10:00 a.m.-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost $60.00/person
($80.00 for non Water Color Society Members)
Class Size - Limited to 16 people so sign up early
Bring your notebook, paints, watercolor paper, drawing pencil, your lunch and a treat to share.
Contact Brenda Brunello:  435-881-5573
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Charles Reid
October 12-16, 2015
Cache Valley Chapeter
UWS Cache Valley Chapter Blog


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