2017 Holiday Potluck

Neon Thank You

Many thanks to Tracy Hartman and Sue Ober for organizing a lovely Holiday Potluck in December and to Moira Johannessen and Jim Nelson for the commentary on Watercolor West.

2017 CVWS Holiday Potluck 1

President’s Message – Dec 2017

Happy Holidays...OMG already?

Seems like we just finished summer and now we are getting ready for our December Pot Luck! My Mother, in her 90’s, used to say, “The older I get, the faster the years go by...and the slower the days!” Well, we must not be ‘old’ yet because our days are flying by!

We have so much to be grateful for: our joy in making art, sharing art, learning more about watercolor, sketching, and how to cut our own mats. Which brings me to a new opportunity for you to learn more. I’m working with Ian Cooke, President of Desert Art Center (and our own member too), to offer a one-day workshop on how to do your own framing and matting, which means how to cut your own mats, including double mats and how to cut your own plexiglass, plus where to buy frames. This will be in January. More info to follow. There will be a small cost, but very much worth the price.

With all the activities during December, remember to paint, since our Annual Show is about 8 weeks from now!

Thank you to all our volunteers...you are fabulous and so very much appreciated!

Keep your brushes flying. Diane Moore, President

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  - Scott Adams

GENERAL MEETING FEB 13, 6:30 PM, JOSLYN CENTER, Sterling Edwards, Demonstrator

Sterling Edwards, CSPWC, TWSA

February Demonstrator


Sterling Edwards is a listed contemporary watermedia master and photographer born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1951. He has been teaching national and international painting workshops for the past fifteen years.

In 2007 Sterling was awarded signature member status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and in 2010 he was awarded signature membership status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Sterling was a featured artist in the Fall 2001 issue of Watercolor Magic Magazine in an article titled, “Ones to Watch” and has been featured in numerous other magazine and newspaper articles. In 2009 he was a featured artist in the book, Best of America Watermedia Artists by Kennedy Publishing Company. He is the author of the best selling North Light book Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process, published by F+W Publishing Company and is a contributing artist in six other books. Sterling is also the designer of a signature line of products that are marketed worldwide.

In 2013 Sterling had the honor of being  accepted into the International Watercolor Society. His award winning paintings are in private and corporate collections nationwide and internationally. Sterling works from his home studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina,  in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.