“Ash Pit “

“Sidewalk Blues #2″


March Demonstrator

Stan Goudey


For STAN GOUDEY, painting is not just abou tcapturing the world around him but is also a life-long search to portray spiritual and intellectual growth, human emotions and the joys and fears of being a human being.

His formal training was at Grossmont College in California and at the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles. He has been commissioned to do numerous illustrations for books and magazines. His impressive list of acceptance into juried shows include The American Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society International, and Watercolor West in Riverside, CA, to name only a few. He has received the following awards: 2007 & 2008 Best of Show Western Federation of Water Color Societies? and in 2008 S.D.W.S International Show Award of Excellence

Skilled in the elusive and often frustrating medium of watercolor, he is recognized for his economic use of color coupled with deft brushwork and color harmony. He is a master artist who works equally well in acrylics and oils but tends to concentrate in transparent watercolor as his expressive medium. His subjects range from natural landscapes, industrial sites, railroad subjects and architectural motifs.

He is a Member of American Water Color Society,San Diego Water Color Society and Western Federation of Water Color Societies.

In April 2009, he was featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine.




February 14, the deadline for entries is fast approaching and the excitement is building for this year’s Annual Show and Sale, February 27 and 28. The Show Committee has walked the new venue at the Palm Springs Air Museum and are thrilled with the potential offered by the large space and the fabulous area where the demonstrations will take place.

Annual Show Demonstration Schedule

2/27  Friday       11am     Kathleen Scoggin,     2pm     Moira Johannessen

2/28 Saturday   11am      Pat Kodet,                    2pm    Diane Morgan

Sue Elle and Traci Davis, Show Chairmen, are expecting a great turnout. This is the year to put your work in the show! Members can each enter 2 framed paintings and up to 10 bin paintings.

The prospectus and entry forms can be downloaded from the website (look under the “events” tab on the homepage).


February’s Demonstrator, Eric Wiegardt AWS DF, NWS

“I have no doubt that his future accomplishments will leave an indelible mark upon the American art scene.” Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.

Eric has taught over 5,000 watercolorists his popular Secrets of Painting Loose workshops.

Over 4,000 original paintings have been collected privately and corporately. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (Dolphin Fellow), National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and others. He has been awarded the 2012 AWS Gold Medal of Honor, 2014 AWS Judge, among many other national and international awards.

Eric has been featured in many publications as well as cover artist for both the Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine. He is the author of the book “Watercolor Free and Easy” and also has a video series “ Painting Loosely for Photographs” Eric is a graduate of the American Academy of Art, Chicago.


“Frejus Morning”