2017 MINI-MASTERPIECES SHOW

2016 Best in Show, Sm Image, Swamp Pond, Nels Femrite

2017 Mini Masterpieces

An Exhibition of Smaller Paintings by the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society (CVWS)

PROSPECTUS

January 27-February 13, 2017

Deadline for entries, postmarked by January 20

Historical Society of Palm Desert Museum
72-861 El Paseo at Plaza Way (behind Staples)
Ph. 760-346-6588
Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon – 10 am to 3 pm
TAKE-IN: Thur, Jan 26, 2017, 10 am – 11:30 am
PICK-UP: Tue, Feb. 14, 12 pm – 2 pm
ARTIST RECEPTION: Fri, Jan 27, 2017, 12-2pm
PURPOSE and ELIGIBILITY of ARTISTS: To provide an exhibition opportunity for all current
CVWS members who enjoy creating smaller-sized masterpieces.
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JANUARY 9 GENERAL MEETING, JOSLYN CENTER, 7 PM

January’s Demonstrator    JANICE CIPRIANI-WILLIS

Janice Cipriani-Willis

Janice Cipriani-Willis is an accomplished watercolorist who lives and works at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula. She began her art education by earning a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University, Los Angeles.

Traveling and observation have inspired her to find and express in watercolor the subtle and often obscure beauty she finds in the places and faces. She sees the pieces of light that play over forms as a marvelous mosaic. In her watercolors (in which the lightest light is the white of the paper) she rearranges these bits of light into an image of the world’s beauty. Janice’s current work has been inspired by watching people from all walks of life in situations that engender a range of human emotions. She focuses on the depth of expression seen in their faces.

In 2014 Janice was awarded Signature Status in the National Watercolor Society. She is also a Signature member of Watercolor West and received the Patrons II Award this year. She has studied with many artists including Don Andrews, Gerald Brommer, Frank Francese, Fealing Lin, Ted Nuttall and Frank Webb.

Original works and giclee reproductions are available and can be seen by appointment at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and at the Brandon Art Gallery in Fallbrook CA, as well as at the web site www.fallbrookbrandongallery.org/brandongalleryartist/janice-cipriani-willis.

 

2017 CVWS ANNUAL SHOW

 

 

These forms are now available for the ANNUAL SHOW in March 2017

Deadline for Entry, March 2, 2017

2016 – 2017 FIELD MICE SCHEDULE

         CVWS FIELD MICE NEWS

 

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 – 2017 Season. As a rule we paint from 9 to  11:30 or 12, with some painters arriving before 9 to get the lighting right, and stay to share our work over lunch at noon. Search the Web for more on the sites.

Old Town Palm Springs by Nels Femrite

Date    Location
11/1/2016    Palm Desert Civic Center
11/8/2016    Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden
11/15/2016    The Living Desert
11/29/2016    Vintage Nursery
12/6/2016    Cahuilla Hills Park
12/13/2016    Moorten Botancial Gardens
1/3/2017    Coachella Valley Preserve
1/10/2017    Coachella Valley Preserve
1/17/2017    La Quinta Old Town
1/24/2017    Indian Canyons
2/7/2017    Villa Royal Inn
2/14/2017    Downtown Palm Springs
2/21/2017    To be announced
2/28/2017    Jackalope Restaurant
3/7/2017    Cabot Pueblo Museum
3/14/2017    Haceinda del Gato Traditions Golf Club
3/21/2017    Whitewater Preserve
3/28/2017    Open to suggestions

Nancy Whelan, Field Mice Chair

 

 

 

2016 PAINTER OF THE YEAR, JIM NELSON

Painter of the Year Comments and Critique, May 9, 2016 

Jim Nelson “WhiteTail Deer”

Ruth Ellen Hoag, an artist, teacher and juror from Santa Barbara, California, judged our Painter of the Year competition and offered helpful and gentle critiques of the paintings submitted for consideration.  In order to be eligible, an artist needed to have won a ribbon at one of our Painter of the Month competitions this season.  There were 17 entries for Painter of the Year, and the winner was Jim Nelson for a painting of a deer.  1st Runner Up was Moira Johannessen for a painting of two girls, and 2nd Runner Up was Nancy Rizzardi for a night landscape. Read the rest of this entry »