|Letter from the President|
Our April 19 meeting is a very important meeting for the future of WOWS.
* Our Board has worked hard to revise our by-laws to better reflect our current practices and to lead us into the future. We will be voting on accepting the revised by-laws. To view a copy of the by-laws, download here
* Our Treasurer and First Vice President (programs) positions are open and we need volunteers to fill these vital positions. We will vote on officers for the next two years - not sure how we can function effectively with these positions unfilled.
* We need volunteers to coordinate some standing committees.
If your WOWS membership is one you value then I ask you to please show that by your willingness to serve a two year term on your Board. Please contact me at email@example.com or 937-427-7525 to share your interest. You will not be left to work alone; past and current officers are willing to help you through.
Our speaker is Andy Evansen, who will do a watercolor demo at 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Museum of Art. There are still a couple spaces left in the Andy Evansen workshop beginning April 16. Contact Yuki Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.See you at the meeting,
Membership Dues & Info
Dues: Dues for membership in WOWS is now $35 per year. But if dues are paid by May 1 or by the first day of the Spring Show, whichever is later, we will give a $5 discount. If paid after May 1 or the first day of the Spring Show, whichever is later, then the regular amount is due.
Lapsed Membership: You can reactivate membership at any time without having to catch up dues. Guests are always welcome at our meetings, even if not a member.
Membership Eligibility: You are eligible for membership if accepted into two shows in three years.
Please send your dues to Terri Anderson at 6465 Winding Tree Drive, New Carlisle, OH 45344.
|Lian Zhen Workshop|
November 5-8, 2012
Register now to attend this WOWS Workshop November 5 through 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs. Enhance your style as Lian shares his approach on design, composition and color. Half of the workshop will be on Chinese Brush Painting, then in the other half of the workshop, Lian will teach you his one-of-a-kind method of pouring, blowing, and blending. He will show you how to create great depth and life using negative painting as he takes you step-by-step through several paintings. No experience in Chinese brush painting is necessary.
Lian Zhen is a nationally known watercolor and Chinese painting artist who teaches workshops all over the US and abroad. His art teaching credentials include teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught watercolor painting for 8 years.
He is also one of the most popular authors of North Light Books, such as "The Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor."
To know more about Lian Zhen, please visit his website at www.lianspainting.com.
Fee: WOWS member: $240, Non-member: $260. To REGISTER, Make checks payable to WOWS. Send nonrefundable deposit of $30 and registration form to : Yuki Hall, 4136 Fox Fern Ct. Beavercreek, OH 45432. The balance payment will be due on September 1st , 2012.
For questions or more information, call Yuki at (937) 426-7229 or e-mail email@example.com.
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|Program Speaker |
We are proud to present nationally known watercolor artist Andy Evansen as a demonstrator for the month of April. Andy will be teaching WOWS plein air workshop in Yellow Springs from April 16 to April 19.
Andy lives in Vermillion, Minnesota and he teaches plein air workshops all around US and Europe. Andy began painting watercolors in the mid 1990's. He is largely self-taught, and has studied with such well-known watercolorists as Skip Lawrence, Eric Weigardt, and Alvaro Castagnet. He served as President of the Minnesota Watercolor Society from 2004-2006.
His articles about watercolor paintings have appeared numerous times in national and international magazines, including Plein Air Magazine, Feb. 2012, Watercolor Artist magazine, Feb 2010, American Artist 'Watercolor' magazine, summer 2008, American Artist 'Watercolor' magazine spring and Summer, 2006. He is also one of contributing artists in "International Artist's book "100 Ways to Paint People and Figures, Vol. 1".
He has won numerous number of awards in the past, including Richeson Award, 2011 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Best Collection Award, 2011 Red Wing Plein Air Festival, Finalist, International Artist Landscape Competition Spring 2007, and three times 1st place Honors in Minnesota Watercolor Society Exhibitions in 2003 ~2005. The most notably, His painting "Scene from the Rooftops, Izamal" just won the Bronze Medal of Award at American Watercolor Society 2012 Exhibition.
For more info on Andy go to: andyevansen.com.
WOWS Spring Exhibition
May 19-June 2
Our Spring Exhibition will be held May 19 through June 2 at the Town & Country Fine Arts Center at the Town & Country Mall. Please bring your paintings to the Town & Country Mall on Thursday, May 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Signs will direct you to the location). An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, May 19, 6 to 8 pm with awards announced at 7:00 p.m. Declined paintings must be picked up on May 19. Unsold paintings MUST be picked up Saturday, June 2, after 5pm, or Sunday, June 3, 12-5pm. Our judge for the show will be Andy Evansen, workshop instructor and our April meeting presenter.
Download a registration form here.
|Sharon Stolzenberger Workshop
April 14, 2012
Sharon Stolzenberger will be teaching a mixed media workshop at the Springs Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH. on Saturday, April 14, from 2-4 PM. For more information contact Christine Klinger at 937 409-5047.
Susan Webb Tregay, N.W.S., T.W.S.A., W.H.S. Workshop
October 1-4, 2012
The Fairborn Art Association is sponsoring a four-day Watermedia workshop for intermediate to advanced artists, instructed by Susan Webb Tregay entitled, "Master Disaster, Five New Strategies for Outstanding Paintings!" The workshop will be held Monday through Thursday, October 1 - 4, 2012, in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery located in the rear of the Fairborn Senior Apartment Building, 221 N. Central Ave., Fairborn. Mystified as to how to take your work to the next level-or beyond? Susan can show you how. In this workshop you will create a "Flip Book" of color and design strategies that will take the mystery out of all of those elements and principles of design combinations. Taking a painting to completion is, by far, the hardest part of art. This workshop is designed to help through the last twenty percent of your painting. Cost for this workshop is $180 F.A.A. member, $195 non-member. Limit 22 students. To register for this workshop, please send a non-refundable check for $40 made payable to Fairborn Art Association, to Jane Trame, 8881 Haddix Rd., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. For further information contact Jane at 937-902-8875, 937-878-1009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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