GENERAL MEETING MARCH 14, 7 PM JOSLYN CENTER

The March General Meeting on March 14 will feature a demonstration by Brenda Swanson, who is also leading a two day workshop sponsored by the CVWS March 14 and 15. Her special talent for negative painting is something not to be missed come early to vote for Painter of the Month and to get a good seat for Brenda's inspiring demonstration 

Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Award of Excellence Finalist) and Steps to Success in Watercolor.

Her artwork has been featured in Splash 11, 12 & 14, Artistic Touch 4, Creative Freedom, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Wheels of Time, Plein Air Magazine and numerous other publications.  She also has two DVD’s on watercolor techniques.

Brenda has achieved signature status in WW, NWWS, and SDWS. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. She is in demand to demonstrate and teach her painting techniques to groups nationwide and abroad.

CHRISTINA DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Christina Davis Memorial Scholarship application process starts January  2016.

Christina Davis was a member of The Arts Student League in New York, The Association of Botanical Artists, The National Association of Women Artists, and Coachella Valley Watercolor Society.

SCHOLARSHIPS:              Two Awards will be granted May 2016

First Place:                       $600.               Second Place:           $400.

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The scholarship committee will give these awards to artists who are working toward being better “ARTIST”s…not only as technicians, but who can demonstrate an understanding of the function of the ART and the ARTIST in society, and seeking to develop their ART to the highest point of their creative potential. Applications are open to CVWS members and non-members.

Each Award recipient is required to use the funds to enhance their art skills by participating in professional painting class(es), learning a desired technique with mentor(s): life drawing/painting skills; experimenting with abstract/collages…all in the mediums of your choice.

Criteria for Applicants: Applicants must be 18 years or older

The application must include:

1. Name; email address, (3)three images in jpeg files at 300dpi.

2. Brief Artist Statement in one paragraph or so.

3. Work done within the last 3 years ONLY.

4. Photoshop/other digital software may NOT be used to enhance the art.

5. NO sculpture, photographs or three dimensional art work.

Email entries to artscholarshipscvws12@gmail.com.

Deadline postmarked by April 10.

Questions: Dorcas Greene 760-301-5247 Please leave your name & phone # to be contacted .

2016 PLEIN AIR & SMALL IMAGE SHOW and SALE

 


2016 BEST IN SHOW

"Mendocino" by Ron Hanner

Plein Air Art Show & Sale

&

Small Image Art Show & Sale

Both shows at the same time and same location!

February 5-22, 2016

Historical Society of Palm Desert Museum

72-861 El Paseo, West of Monterey

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat – 10 am to 3 pm

Phone: 760-346-6588

Artist’s Reception: Sat February 13, 2016, 12-2 pm

FREE ADMISSION

Information: www.cvws.org

 Artist Take-In: Wed. Feb. 3, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Artist Pick up: Mon. Feb.22, 2016, 2-3 p.m.

To Enter:  Be sure to read CVWS Exhibition Rules and the prospectus below.   Print and bring your Entry Form and Bin Painting List below.

2016 Plein Air Painting ENTRY                                                               2016 Plein Air Show PROSPECTUS                           2016 Plein Air Show BIN PAINTING LIST

2016 Small Image Painting ENTRY                                                        2016 Small Image Show PROSPECTUS                      2016 Small Image Show BIN PAINTING LIST

 

 

GENERAL MEETING, JOSLYN CENTER FEBRUARY 8, 7PM

 

JEAN PEDERSON, DEMONSTRATOR

Jean Pederson's imagery includes people, still life, landscape and abstraction. Although she is well-known for her mastery of watercolors, mixed media has become an important venue for her creative expression. The layering of a variety of media offers her an assortment of possibilities within her work; quality of edge, line and texture all play a role within her imagery.    Much of her work is portraits.  She feels that finding a way to express the human figure in a language that reflects the 21st century is perhaps the greatest challenge in figurative work today.

Pederson has exhibited her work internationally in the Royal Collection in Windsor, England, in China, London, Stockholm, at the United Nations in New York, in San Francisco, Mexico and across Canada. She is the author of Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People.  She has been painting for over 20 years, balancing her strong teaching abilities and writing with her continuing aspiration to convey her ideas in visual form.

 

 

CVWS GENERAL MEETING JANUARY 11, 7:00 PM, JOSLYN CENTER

JANUARY GENERAL MEETING with  JAN SITTS, DEMONSTRATOR

In Jan's more than thirty years as an art instructor and professional painter, she continues her exploring and experimentation with the mediums. Her accomplishments in the art arena are many, working in commercial art, teaching in public schools, and teaching international workshops and a wide variety of art classes. Her studies include the
Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Missouri), a B.A. degree at Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado), and ongoing workshops and seminars in the arts. Jan's focus is on layered and experimental art.

"My artwork is a reflection of who I am. I work in a spontaneous manner until I have built up a surface on a support by texturing, layering papers, and painting, often repeating this process many times. The ability to bring the various ‘raw’ pieces and layers of materials into their final stages, within the whole of a painting... is 'accomplishment'... the exploration and experimentation of materials is like discovering a new world... transforming a mundane painting into work that is unique.”

You won’t want to miss this lively demonstration by the colorful (literally!) Ms. Sitts. Come early to find a good seat, vote for Painter of the Month and catch up on all the upcoming events. Entry forms for the Plein Air / Small Image Show will be available at the front desk.