Have you seen the Showboat?

This is the Saint Louis Watercolor Society Showboat kiosk, currently housed at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.  The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, busy, venue with monthly exhibitions, classes, resident artists, and rental functions.  Our kiosk is always prominently displayed in the main gallery.  See their website click here.

SLWS members may rent one side of the kiosk for 2 months for $20.  Art displayed is to be matted, but not framed, and both originals and prints are accepted.  Work is secured to the felt of the panel with velcro. Sales are handled by the Foundry personnel with a 35% commission going to the Foundry.  Change-out dates are 1st of the month, Feb, April, June, August, October, December.  Contact Linda Green/Metzler at lgmetzler@charter.net or 314-469-3205 to reserve your space!

The current exhibit features Rosie Phillips, Judy Grewe, and Linda Green/Metzler.  There are openings available, 2 in April, 2 in June, 3 in August,  2 in October, and 3 in December, so call now!  

Get Ready!

Our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition is coming up soon!  Receiving is April 23, 10-noon and April 24, 10:30 – 1:00.  As for our previous 10 juried shows, it will be held at Creative Art and Framing, 3232 Ivanhoe.  They are offering a 20% discount on framing for members of SLWS.  Take advantage of their professional capabilities, they are the best!

And visit their newly redesigned web site here.  Several SLWS members are represented in the gallery.
To volunteer to work at receiving for this show, contact Allyn O’Byrne at obyrne.allyn@gmail.com

Carol Carter Workshop by Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society

Our member Miriam Krone wants you to know that there are still a few openings in this workshop with local St. Louis artist Carol Carter.  Click the picture below for a zoom-in version that you can print for registration.  Carol is a fantastic teacher who has conducted 2 workshops for SLWS over the years and judged 2 of our Big Splash exhibits.

We Are Jazzed up!

Saint Louis Watercolor Society February Program
By Barbara Martin Smith, SLWS

Jazz and Abstract Expressionism
Impressions, Improvisations, Compositions

Both Jazz and Abstract Expressionism are uniquely American Art Styles reliant on confident impressions, improvisations, and compositions. The focus of the February SLWS program will be on slide viewing while making connections between themes in jazz and painting as well as stories of the artists and their work.  Examples and explanations of some approaches to originating visual forms with my students will help connect the energy of Abstract Expressionism with the complex realities of the creative process. Additionally, I will share some recent watercolors where I have tried to apply some of these ideas. 

Are you a Kandinsky?  Will the music move you?  Come see!