NOV 14, GENERAL MEETING, 7 PM, JOSLYN CENTER

"Warm Spell" by Ruth Ellen Hoag

CVWS  General Meeting features  Ruth Ellen Hoag as our demonstrator on Monday, November 14 at 7 PM. .  You may remember her from her helpful and gentle critiques at our Painter of the Year program last May.  Her bio from her web site, www.ruthellenhoag.com, follows:

"This is My Story

 As a graduate of Manhattan School of Music with a French horn major, I embarked on a thirty-year music career.  While living in Japan, I discovered painting and found my new passion.

Nearly all my work is figurative in nature. As such, I’m always experimenting with various approaches and painting styles. My quest is to capture a sense of movement with the characters or the space they occupy.

Though I grew up in a rural setting and love the idea of aloneness, I am drawn more to life in the city. Fond memories of music making, market places, walking through parks, daytime and nighttime, feed the inspiration for my paintings.

My paintings have been awarded in many national and international exhibitions: including medaling in American Watercolor Society , and winning top honors at San Diego Watercolor Society‘s International Exhibition. Most recently, I earned a coveted Signature status from National Watercolor Society. I’ve also attained Signature membership in San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Watercolor West.

For the last several years, I have also juried exhibitions and demonstrated my work for art organizations and been an invited artist instructor for workshops in several western states and as far south as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A number of books and magazines have published my work including Watercolor Artist and Palette Magazine. "

Come early to get a good seat, vote for Painter of the Month, and have time to chat with everyone who is back for the season.

 

OCT 10 GENERAL MEETING, JOSLYN CENTER, 7PM

The Season kickoff meeting will feature this members' works created for this year's SUMMER CHALLENGE:  Here are the two formats this year.  Extra credit for doing both!

1.  Paint a subject from an unusual viewpoint.  Here is a great example:  "Afternoon at the Ramos 2014" by Angela Chang.

OR

2.  Paint on a paper that you are not experienced with, or have never tried before.  You could try hot press or rough watercolor paper, or maybe a watercolor canvas.  See how the paint moves around

differently.  You might find a new love!

We will "Show and Tell" our paintings at the October meeting.  Have some fun with these challenges! Feel free to bring more than one painting to share. The fun is to see what ideas you have come up with by trying something new! Come a bit early so we can organize the display.

Members can also bring examples of "What I Did This Summer" to share with everyone.

The Painter of the Month at this meeting will feature works by CVWS Board members.

See you on the 10th!

Robin St. Louis, Program Chair

 

2016 SUMMER CHALLENGE

SUMMER CHALLENGE: We have two Summer Challenges this year. Take your pick, or extra credit for doing both!

1. Paint a subject from an unusual viewpoint. Here is a great example: "Afternoon at the Ramos 2014" by Angela Chang:

OR

2. Paint on a paper that you are not experienced with, or have never tried before. You could try hot press or rough watercolor paper, or maybe a watercolor canvas. See how the paint moves around differently. You might find a new love!

We will "Show and Tell" our paintings at the October meeting. Have a great summer and have some fun with these challenges!

Robin St. Louis, Program Chair

GENERAL MEETING MAY 9, JOSLYN CENTER, 7PM

Painter of the Year  Judge Ruth Ellen Hoag

Ruth Ellen Hoag

“As a graduate of Manhattan School of Music with a French horn major, I embarked on a thirty-year music career.  While living in Japan, I discovered painting and found my new passion. Nearly all my work is figurative in nature. As such, I’m always experimenting with various approaches and painting styles. My quest is to capture a sense of movement with the characters or the space they occupy.

Though I grew up in a rural setting and love the idea of aloneness, I am drawn more to life in the city. Fond memories of music making, market places, walking through parks, daytime and nighttime, feed the inspiration for my paintings.

My paintings have been awarded in many national and international exhibitions: including medaling in American Watercolor Society , and winning top honors at San Diego Watercolor Society‘s International Exhibition. Most recently, I earned a coveted Signature status from National Watercolor Society. I’ve also attained Signaturemembership in San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Watercolor West.

For the last several years, I have also juried exhibitions and demonstrated my work for art organizations and been an invited artist instructor for workshops in several western states and as far south as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A number of books and magazines have published my work including Watercolor Artist and Palette Magazine. As a founding member of Santa Barbara Studio Artists, my working studio, Whistle Stop Art Studios in downtown Santa Barbara, hosts year round studio tours. There are art classes and workshops on-going at the studio as well.”

  Ruth Ellen Hoag, whom we have chosen as our Painter of the Year judge for our meeting on Monday, May 9, is a highly- acclaimed painter from Santa Barbara.  She is very experienced at helpful and gentle critique.  www.ruthellenhoag.com