Our Congratulations!

The following STLWS members had paintings selected for inclusion in the 46th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition by juror, Kathleen Giles.

Marilynne Bradley, Pivotal Point

Alicia Farris, Skepticism

Janine Helton, Under the Noonday Sun (this acceptance gives Janine Signature status)

Steven Morris, Nest with Purple Polka Dots

The exhibition will show at the Panama City Center for the Art in Panama City, FL from Jun 9 – Jul 1, 2023.

Our Congratulations!


Showing at

Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery

218 North Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301

Exhibition Dates:  April 22 – July 8

An all media, juried exhibition of artwork featuring flowers in bloom.

Opening Reception: April 22, 2023; 6-8pm 
Awards announced at the reception


About the Juror:
Jody Williams is the Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists, an organization with 2000 members in 40 countries (asba-art.org). Her studio featuring her botanical art and photography is located at the Foundry Art Centre in St Charles, MO.  Learn more about Jody Williams at: botanicalbynature.com


Our congratulations to the STLWS members who were juried into the exhibition:

Nancy Avdoian

Julie Bantle

Jan Foulk

Janine Helton

Annette McGarrahan

Linda Green-Metzler

Shirley Nachtrieb

Karen Papin

Nora Schomogy

Vicki White

Linda S Wilmes


Note:  Jan Foulk will be having a show of her own at Framations at the same time as the above exhibition.

Exciting News from Janine Helton! With our congratulations!

Janine was so excited to share some of her recent news and we want to share it with you.  Her paintings are achieving wonderful accolades and she is building quite a presence with her artwork. Our congratulations go out to Janine!

“A Little Bird Told Me” by Janine Helton

A Little Bird Told Me was accepted into the Illinois Watercolor Society 39th National Exhibition 2023 by Juror Beth Shadur. The exhibition will be held at The Next Picture Show, A Fine Arts Center, 113 W. First St., Dixon, IL from Apr 29 – May 27.

“In That Moment” by Janine Helton

In That Moment,  has been selected by the juror, Z.L. Feng, to be included in the 2023 Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition.The exhibition will run from Saturday, Apr 15, to Saturday, May 20, 2023, in the Atrium Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library in Fort Worth, Texas.

Janine Helton’s Entries in Framations Art Gallery

The above four paintings were selected for inclusion in Framations Art Gallery’s BLOOM! exhibition, juried by Jody Williams, which will be on display from April 22 through July 8, 2023.

“Breezy” by Janine Helton

Juror Rein Vanderhill selected Breezy for inclusion in the 76th Annual Exhibition of the Michigan Water Color Society 2023!, showing at the Kruizenger Art Museum from Jun 3 – Aug 5, 2023.

“Don’t Let Go” by Janine Helton

Don’t Let Go received a nice cash award in the Fallbrook 14th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition!  The exhibition will run from Apr 1 – May 28, 2023, at The Janice Griffiths Gallery at The Fallbrook Art Center, 103 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook, CA.

Janine was asked to write an article for VoyageSTL. It appeared as a local story on Mar 20, 2023.  You can read it here: Daily Inspiration: Meet Janine Helton!

Janine received  notice that she had received first place for her painting Everything Nice,  The March/April premiere issue of Art and Color 365 magazine will be available on April 3, 2023, and includes an article about Janine and her art. Until then, you can view all of the winning entries here.

Janine ended the news she sent us with, “Thank you for sharing in my art journey!”