Summer Painting Challenge 2018

Summer Painting Challenge

The season may be over for the summer but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to paint.

Our New Program Chairman, Bob Hannah, presents a summer challenge for the October meeting centered around African animals. You can paint any animal, as long as it lives in Africa.

Put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with.   While animals may not be your normal genre, this is a chance to stretch your painter’s legs and take a safari into uncharted territory.


Remember last year when the response to the Summer Challenge resulted in a stimulating program of sharing our summer endeavors?  We hope you’ll participate with that same enthusiasm again.

So bring your animal paintings or whatever else inspires you during the break in our CVWS season.  Just follow your creative spirit and surprise us in October.

Painter of the Year 2017-18

Congratulations to Sylvia Smith for her winning entry as CVWS Painter of the Year. Congratulations also to Moira Johannessen as Runner Up and People’s Choice as well as congratulations to Linda Hanna for her Honorable Mention win.

Congratulations are also in order for the nineteen other entries and all who participated in this year’s Painters of the Month and Painter of the Year!

A BIG thank you to our amazing judge, David Fairrington, for his expertise, experience and willingness to share his process with our group. It’s been another fantastic year of Coachella Valley Watercolor Society paintings as you can clearly see from these winning entries.

Painter of the Year 2017-18 - Group
Painter of the Year 2017-18
Winners with judge David Fairrington
Sylvia Smith - Painter Of The Year
Sylvia Smith

Painter Of The Year
Moira Johannessen - Runner Up
Moira Johannessen

Runner Up & People's Choice
Linda Hanna - Honorable Mention
Linda Hanna

Honorable Mention

Three New Workshops In 2019

Announcing 3 New Workshops

Join us for some of the exciting workshops coming to CVWS

Coachella Valley Watercolor Society members and non-members are invited to participate in our workshops.

Click the name of the workshop instructor you are interested in to find out more information about each of the upcoming workshops.

These workshops are expected to fill up quickly so please hurry and grab your spot!

Paul Jackson

Jan 12 - 15, 2019

Jean Haines

Feb 12 - 13, 2019 *OR*
Feb 13 - 14, 2019

Ward Jene Stroud

March 12 - 15, 2019