ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK DEC. 12, JOSLYN CENTER

GENERAL MEETING, JOSLYN CENTER
December 12, 6 PM

Members, family and guests of CVWS will gather for their annual Holiday Potluck Celebration on Monday, December 12 at 6 pm, featuring great food and fabulous deserts with traditional Holiday theme.  Time to dig out those favorite recipes from Mom or Grandma that made the holiday meals so unforgettable! Please have your food on the buffet table by 6:15 PM, The dinner bell will ring at 6:30, and at 7:15 PM the program will begin.

If you have not settled on a dish to bring, Wanda Boydston is waiting for your call to help you decide what to contribute. (760-347-1146) Also, please be sure to call if you are bringing guest(s) to the dinner.

Long time member, Jean Denning, will use the occasion to launch her new book “Growing Up Italian, A Family Tribute” and be on hand to discuss it during the evening.

Robin St. Louis will show the slides from the Watercolor West International Juried Show.  This year, two of our members, Scott Stoltman and Jim Nelson had their beautiful paintings chosen to be in this prestigious juried show. Congratulations to Jim on his prize and to both of them for being accepted.

In keeping with the traditional theme, feel free to resurrect those Christmas sweaters and holiday jewels—maybe even a Santa hat to jolly up the party! See you there.

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

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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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 »