2018 Annual Show Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Thank you to all of you that entered the show. Thank you to Hope Lutheran Church for a fantastic venue. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made the show happen.

Special thanks to our co-chairs, Kathleen Scoggin and Alicia Siegler for all of their time and effort – it was a great show!!

special awards

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Traditional Category

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Open Category

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Plein Air Category

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February 2018 General Meeting

Next meeting: Feb 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Demonstration by Joseph Stoddard

Joseph Stoddard - Hillside Houses

Joseph Stoddard is a partner at SKA Design (an environmental graphics design office) located in South Pasadena. He has produced paintings for a number of Pasadena events, including the Bungalow Heaven Annual Tour, the Colorado Street Bridge Party, the Pasadena Showcase

House of Design, the California Art Club Artists for Architecture Painting Project, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. His work was recently featured in the latest issue of The Art of Watercolor, a French art magazine, as well as Studios Magazine, and Watercolor Artist magazine. His studio was featured in The Man Cave Book.

His work has also been on the covers of a variety of publications including Westways Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, a book series published by the Historical Society of Southern California, and the Lost and Found Series by Many Moons Press. In 2001 a book of his sketches entitled Pasadena Sketchbook was published. The second edition was published in October of 2008. A collection of sketches of the University of Redlands entitled Redlands Sketchbook was published in 2007. Walter Foster Publishing published Expressive Color, a painting instruction book, in August of 2008.

Joseph Stoddard - Homepage - City Hall

Tom Francesconi Workshop Enrollment

Now is the time

The workshop is Filling Up Fast!!

  • March. 13th - 16th, 2018
  • 9am to 4pm
  • A 4-Day Workshop
  • All Skill Levels
Tom Francesconi

Painting Fresh And Expressive Watercolors!​

Tom Francesconi’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable, informative and inspirational. 

Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics such as value, design/planning the painting,  along  with  color  and  its  usage.  Throughout, painted examples are employed to help the students more readily grasp certain abstract concepts.               

Daily demonstrations will allow participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Painting subjects may include water and/or landscapes, street scenes and the clothed figure. Students will work from their own references as they are presented each day with new challenges intended to encourage exploration. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience.

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