What a busy week!

We have so much going on this week!  Tuesday night will be our regular membership meeting, with Muriel Eulich presenting “Loosen Up Art Therapy“.  Following the meeting, we will proceed to CJ Muggs, Webster Groves for the quarterly exhibit switch.  Out-going, “Squares”, In-coming, “Warm Days, Cool Nights”, tropical theme.  The CJ Muggs venue will also be open Wednesday morning from 9-10 am if you are not able to come Tuesday night.

Also Wednesday morning our Pilot House exhibit, at First Bank Des Peres will switch.   If you are involved, you have already been contacted by Mary Mosblech.   There are still openings for the October placement so call Mary to sign up.

Friday and Saturday find us at Creative Arts Gallery and Framing, to enter our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition.

All of the details regarding rules and times are in your May newsletter or on our website.  I personally am entering all 3 so I will share with you the results of my afternoon of framing.  (Note, one is empty and that one will be retrieved from CJ Muggs and re-framed for Creative.)
Your blog editor,
Linda Hammelman
(please email me, hammelman@aol.com, your accomplishments, endeavors, etc.   Our blog is just the place to share everything and anything that SLWS is doing or our members are doing. 


Marilynne Bradley in Watercolor USA

Member Marilynne Bradley has this wonderful piece accepted into Watercolor USA in Springfield, MO. 

Watercolor U.S.A. 2010

12 June – 8 August 2010
Reception hosted by SMMA 11 June, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

The 49th annual national, competitive exhibition of aqueous media painting.

About Watercolor U.S.A.
Watercolor U.S.A. is the Springfield Art Museum’s nationally known competition featuring some of the best-known artists and jurors. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Over one thousand entries are received annually and judged for a variety of prizes, and possible purchase by the Museum or its patrons. Organized in 1962, this event attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Museum and to Springfield to view the work of exhibitors.

Note: Please let me know if you or your friend has also been accepted into this year’s exhibit.  email, hammelman@aol.com

11th Annual Juried Exhibit

We are looking forward to our 11th Annual Juried Exhibit at Creative Art Gallery.  This year’s juror will be Judy Morris.  This is an exhibit open to members and non members, with hand delivered entries to be juried on site.  Full details regarding times and rules are available on our website in the calendar and exhibits rules pages.  Please plan to enter, invite your friends to enter, and we will have another great show!  Here  is an invitation to share with your firends and clients.

Carol Jessen Spring Workshops

Carol Jessen
2010 Spring Workshops
Here it is again….Springtime in St. Louis, 
and I’m ready for some plein air painting.

Four Opportunities for Workshops:
       Monday, May 3rd  —  Fenton
       Tuesday, May 11th  –Tower Grove Park
       Tuesday, May 18th –- Kirkwood Train Station
       Tuesday, May 25th —  Forest Park

All locations with the exception of Tower Grove Park, have restaurants nearby. But, of course, you may want to pack a lunch to maximize your painting time. This season’s focus will be on values, overlapping, silhouettes, and some compositional devices. Morning Demonstration and warm up pep talk.  Individual Painting and Suggestions. Afternoon Group Critique.

Time:  9:30 – 4:00
Tuition:      $45 per day  

Sign up for as many sessions as you like.  If rain cancels a session,
you may reschedule for any other date.  

All other cancellations must be made five days before a scheduled lesson to obtain a full refund.

Minimum class size:  3
Maximum class size: 10

To avoid class cancellations, sign up early!

To reserve your workshop date, please send checks and desired date

Carol Jessen
     8865 Flamingo Court
       Brentwood,  Missouri 63144

Please include your phone number with your reservation.
If you have questions, call me at:   (314) – 968- 5567.

Marilynne Bradley in Southern Watercolor Society exhibit

Our member, Marilynne Bradley was accepted in the Southern Watercolor Society Exhibit showing now in Madisonville, KY.  Marilynne is spending the weekend there and was happy to meet Chen-Khee Chee.  Her entry is Liluma, a restaurant in the Central West-end here in STL.  This painting is 11″ x 15″, but Marilynne says future entries should be larger, so she plans to paint larger for this show in the future.

Here is Liluma: