2017 ANNUAL SHOW WINNERS

Best in Show, Robin St.Louis, “Nightcap”

 

Congratulations to all our talented winners of this year’s Annual Show and Sale. And congratulations to Ian Cooke and Traci Davis for their creative work as show chairmen. The show was two times larger with members being able to enter 3 paintings in each of 3 categories, as well as the traditional offering of 10 bin paintings per artist. The Best in Show went to Robin St.Louis for her painting “Nightcap,” and the blue ribbon winners for Traditional, Plein Air and Open Categories are shown below.

2017 CVWS ANNUAL SHOW

 

 

 

Now showing in full color! By the time you read this, our Mini Masterpieces Show will be up and running. Congratulations to all those who won ribbons. If you haven’t seen the show, do call in at the Historical Society in Palm Desert and tell your friends and neighbors. The show is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 10am to 3pm until February 13th. Don’t forget that pick-up is on Tuesday 14th from 12-2pm.

Be in it to win it!  Following in a few weeks’ time is our annual show which this year will be more extensive than ever with categories for Traditional and Open Presentation as well as Plein Air paintings.  Entries must be postmarked by March 2 and intake is on March 9. If you haven’t yet entered please do take part. In particular, we encourage those that haven’t entered a judged show before to give it a try, as there is a special ribbon and $50 prize for the best ‘Emerging Artist’. Full information on our website www.cvws.org.

You, you and YOU! – We are also in need of more volunteers. There are many opportunities both during the set-up and take-down as well as when the show is open to the public. If you haven’t been asked yet but are available, please call Traci or Ian, or sign up at the next meeting.

Lucky Draw – In addition, we need prizes suitable for our raffle  Last year we raised a very important $900.  Prizes in any category are needed. You can make an attractive basket or just  bring an item and the committee will put a basket together for you.  Please bring these to the meeting on February 13.

Show them your tricks!  This year we are replacing our formal demonstrations with a series of painting stations where visitors can see our members in action. If you are happy to spend an hour or so painting and chatting with our visitors about your work let us know. All very informal. Volunteers will be able to display extra work for sale.

Tell the world! There will be plenty of promotional cards at the February meeting, so do take some to invite your friends and leave a few in your local coffee shop. The show is at the Palm Springs Air Museum with an artist’s reception and sale 5-7pm Thursday March 9 and runs Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, from 10am to 5pm.  The show is open to the public at all of those times.

Traci Davis 907 252 3227   tracikasilof@yahoo.com

Ian Cooke 760 408 3313 iankcooke@ntlworld.com

Forms are available below for the  MARCH 2017 ANNUAL SHOW 

Deadline for Entry, March 2, 2017

GENERAL MEETING MARCH 13, 6:30 PM, JOSYLN CENTER

The General Meeting in March will feature Demonstrator Charles Henry Rouse.

Charles was born in Detroit, Michigan, and made his way to California by way of a stint in the Marine Corps. Within three years he owned the sign shop that had hired him after leaving the Corps, had a wife and two sons, and went back to school to study art and design. Earning a California his teaching credential, he began his 24 year career as a college art instructor.

The years flew by. He decided to take early retirement. His son took over the business and he moved on from teaching to pursue his love of watercolor. In a couple of years, Charles decided he was ready to compete and has earned signature status in NWS, AWS, WW, TWSA, and many more. He says he is currently in a “What comes next?” phase.

Please welcome Charles Henry Rouse to our March General Meeting.

 

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
1/24/20171/31/2017    Indian CanyonsVintage Nursery
2/7/2017    Villa Royal Inn
2/14/2017    Downtown Palm Springs
2/21/2017    Nels Femrite home
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