Get Ready for Show Time!

April will be a very busy month for the Saint Louis Watercolor Society!  Paintings will go up all over town, so get ready to SHOW!

Our Showboat kiosk in St. Charles, at the Foundry Art Centre, has one side available starting April 1.  The space is approx. 4’x’6′.  Pieces must be matted but not framed, prints are allowed, and the Foundry handles sales for 35% commission.  Rental, payable to SLWS, is only $20 for 2 months.  Contact Linda Green/Metzler at to reserve this space. (or for future spaces, 2 month rotation)   

Our quarterly exhibit at CJ Muggs restaurant in Webster Groves will change to Warm Days, Cool Nights, tropical theme. The work will hang for 3 months, but can be sold during the exhibit if replaced with a similar work, no commission.  Contact Barbara Martin Smith,, to participate or just show up at the last minute if you have to!

And ……. Our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition will be at Creative Art Gallery.  They are graciously offering 20% discount on framing to SLWS members for this show. 

See the newsletter on our website for details of receiving times and the exhibits page on the website for Rules for Exhibition.  (click on the top left here to see our website)

Shirley Nachtrieb Workshop

Embedded Objects # 13, collage by Shirley Nachtrieb

2010 Creative Collage Workshop # 2

St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters-Howell Road, St. Peters, MO 63376

March 15 & 16, 2010 (Monday & Tuesday), 9:30am-3:30pm, $110.

Collage Workshop, Embedded Objects, using a limited palette of three colors, black and white gesso, and metallic paint. The class will complete one or more paintings in two days.  Students may work on canvas or watercolor paper.  The class will approach the painting using their own choice of unique collage materials like doilies, skeletal leaves, buttons, found objects, etc.

Call Shirley Nachtrieb at 636-947-1936, cell: 314-520-9948 or email for a list of supplies,

Marilynne Bradley Book Signing

Marilynne Bradley will be signing autographs and discussing her book “St. Louis in Watercolor” Mon. Feb 22 7pm at the University City Library.  The book is available for purchase at Creative Art Gallery, so pick up your copy at receiving for our 11th Annual Juried Exhibit, April 23 and 24. (or sooner if you are there to take advantage of the 20% framing discount for SLWS members.)