STLWS Spring 2022 Retreat

Liz Shaeffer organized the STLWS Spring 2022 Retreat and reported on the event as follows:

“Well, Mother Nature threw us a curve with 90-degree weather for our Spring Retreat at Shaw Nature Reserve on May 12th. Still, eleven artists joined in for painting En Plein Air. As the day wore on, there was a nice breeze and plenty of shade. The Carriage House was air conditioned for those wishing to paint indoors.

The artists spread out to different sites to capture nature in bloom. Then at 12:30 we met for lunch and shared laughter, stories of mishaps, travel, adventures, children, and grandchildren. Maggie McCarthy’s “30th birthday” was celebrated with a delicious cake from Mary Riney.  Iced tea, coffee, cupcakes, cookies, water, and bags of assorted snacks were also provided.

It was a glorious day spent with fellow artists. Lot of fun and laughter. Come join us next year.”

Here are some photos from the day the group shared with us:

The Group

Kathy Dowd and Mary Ellen Maender

Jullie Bantle

Jullie Bantle

Linda Meyer

James Brauer and Maggie McCarthy

Mirka Fetté and Julie Bantle

Mary Riney

Julie Bantle

Vince Stock

A Volunteer at Shaw Nature Reserve

Painting by Peggy Michalski

Our Congratulations!

Our congratulations go out to the following artists who were juried in the Watercolor International – Greece, Online WI Exhibition 2022, May 1 – 30, 2022:

Janet Doll, received Commended Award

Daven Anderson, received 1st Place Award

The exhibition was juried by:

Agus Budiyanto
Stella Canfield
Amit Kapoor
Laurin McCracken
Agus McEwan
Prafull Sawant
Michael Solovyev
Tom Shaller
Sergey Temerev
Zhou Tianya
Jayson Yeoh
Ze Ze Lai

Our Congratulations!

Our congratulations go out to the following artists and works were selected for inclusion in Watercolor USA 2022 by Juror Kevin Umaña:

Janet Doll for her painting The Continuation of Time

“The Continuation of Time” by Janet Doll

Terry Lay for his painting The Route of the Maya

“The Route of the Maya” by Terry Lay

The exhibit runs from June 4, 2022 – August 28, 2022 at the Weisel and Kelly Galleries in Springfield, MO.

Our Congratulations!

Connie Schmidt has been juried into the Estes Valley Plein Air 2022 event, scheduled for Aug 19 – 26 in Estes Park, CO.  Artists from around the country will be participating, with 36 artists selected from 55 applicants.  Media may include watercolor, gouache, oil, pastel and acrylic. The exhibit will be at the Art Center of Estes Park through Sept 27, 2022.

For more information on the event, click here.