Spencer Meagher ” Nocturne” Workshop!

Moonlight Serenade by Spencer Meagher

Enjoy two days exploring the mysterious world of nocturnes with Illinois artist, Spencer Meagher. Because artificial and moonlight drastically alter our color perception, Spencer will help develop your understanding of color analysis in a night time setting. We will be working in the studio from photographs provided by Spencer and there will be plenty of demonstrations.

Special Opportunity: If weather permits we will do a plein aire nocturne the first evening. Artists interested in this will join me after dinner to paint downtown St. Charles. There is an additional $50 fee for participating in this aspect of the workshop. We will paint from approximately 6pm to 10pm. Minimum of 5 students required.

This will be an acrylic workshop (oil and watercolor welcome, just be aware of the different approaches). If you don’t have acrylic supplies, they can be purchased at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Supply list is found on MAOM website: www.maomgallery.com

When: March 22 & 23, 2019

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: $150 (2 Day Workshop)

$50 Plein Aire Night Workshop

Where: Missouri Artists On Main

321 S. Main St. St. Charles, MO 63301



For more information on the workshop, click here.

Linda Wilmes is Offering Workshops at Framations Custom Framing and Art Gallery

Painting by Linda Wilmes demonstrating her Saturated Wet Watercolor technique.

Saturated Wet Watercolor 

Instructor: Linda Wilmes

Monday, March 11: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

$55 Workshop Fee

Basic knowledge of watercolor suggested.

See Supply List

Minimum: 3 students, Maximum: 5

Adults and Youths High School and older.   A fresh approach to painting with watercolors. The wet paper allows more time for lifting color out to create the design, whether abstract or realistic. The mixing of the colors gives beautiful combinations. Instructor will demonstrate the technique.

Twilight Magic by Linda Wilmes

Painting Sparkle and Shine with Watercolor

Instructor: Linda Wilmes

  Monday, April 15: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

$55 Workshop Fee

Basic knowledge of watercolor suggested.

See Supply List

Minimum: 3 students, Maximum: 5

Adults and Youths High School and older.  Students will be painting with a limited palette using complementary colors to neutralize and create glowing color harmony using hard and soft edges for depth. Lifting, glazing and painting dry brush will be included. Instructor will be demonstrating each application. 

Click here for more information on the gallery and to register. 

And, Linda is continuing her open studio classes at her home studio, in Wentzville, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:00, These are ongoing classes, any medium and payable at $20.00 per class.   Happy Painting!

News from Linda Wilmes

New Beginnings is the first show at the new Lillian Yahn Gallery, 3028 Winghaven Blvd., O’Fallon, MO (in the Lakeside Shoppes at Winghaven).  The St. Charles County Arts Council is happy to announce their new location and first show, with the Opening Reception on Feb. 9th, from 4 – 7 pm.  Linda Wilmes will have three paintings in the show.

Conversation with Grandpa by Linda Wilmes

The above painting is one of two paintings that Linda Wilmes will have in the Figurative Works II exhibition, at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, MO.  The Opening Reception is February 22nd, 6 – 8 pm.  Show runs through April 5th.

Call for Art

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, open to members and non-members, is coming up this spring in April at Missouri Artists on Main, 321 S Main St, St Charles, MO. 

This annual exhibit is an opportunity for Saint Louis Watercolor Society members to achieve Signature Status, which is awarded to a member who has been accepted into two juried shows within a ten-year period while still maintaining his or her continuous membership in the STLWS.  The exhibition is “juried” for acceptance as well as judged for awards, and the juror/judge will be the renowned artist, Fealing Lin.  

Show entry is by hand delivery.  Up to two paintings, completed within the last three years, may be submitted.  Notice of artwork not accepted in the show will be given by phone or email. Award winners will be notified by phone.  

The entry fees are $15 for 1 entry and $25 for 2 entries for members, and $65 for 1 entry and $75 for 2 entries for nonmembers. All paintings must be for sale and a commission will be retained by the gallery.  Note: the maximum framed dimensions on the longest side shall not exceed 32 1/4 inches.  Complete rules for exhibitions are on our website, www.stlws.org, along with a newly revised exhibition entry form to download.

Our catalog will include a small image of the artwork accepted in the show so we ask that you email to annualexhibit@gmail.com a small jpg of each piece or artwork you will be entering along with your name, title, medium, and price of each piece. 

Receiving will be on Saturday, March 30th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Opening Reception will be Friday evening, April 5th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with awards announced at 7:30 p.m.  Retrieval will be on Sunday, April 28th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, April 29th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call for Art

The Missouri Watercolor Society is holding its 2019 International Exhibition in St. Louis at the St. Louis Artists Guild from June 15th through July 27th.  The Guild is the second oldest artist society in the US and was started in 1886 – just 15 years after the founding of the Salmagundi Club in NYC.  This year’s awards are expected to total over $13,000 with, once again, $3000 to the Best of Show, $2000 for second place and $1000 for third place.  Entries can have been painted at ANY time.  The Prospectus is on the website  www.mowsart.com   We look forward to your entry.
Daven Anderson, President,  MOWS

A Former Member Has Passed Away

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Ann Maritz who passed away on December 14, 2018.

Mary Ann was an award-winning artist with the St. Louis Artists Guild and the St. Louis Watercolor Society.  While an active member of the STLWS from 2000 to 2008, Mary Ann had her paintings accepted in the Annual Juried Exhibitions each year from 2000 to 2008, and won prizes for her entries in the Big Splash exhibitions in 2000, 2002, and 2006.  Her love of art lead her to become very active at the St. Louis Art Museum and serve as a docent for many years.  She was a dedicated civic leader and volunteer with many organizations in the St. Louis area.  She will be missed by all she touched.

Click here for her obituary.

Upcoming Alicia Farris Workshops & News

Hello Artists!

Happy New Year!! Hope you have enjoyed the holiday season, the blessings that accompany it and are remembering to feel the joy in the air!

If you are planning to continue your painting journey with me, this is just a little heads up of upcoming Missouri and St. Louis area workshops early in 2019:

January 31 and Feb. 1 – Splatter Studio in Springfield, Mo “STREET SCAPES IN WATERCOLOR” – taking wait list – contact me to be added.

By now, perhaps you have read my interview in the 33rd issue of The Art of Watercolour magazine.  What a wonderful honor for me and a pretty fun way to cap off the year!  We just NEVER know where our journey will take us, do we??


Thank you, hope to get to paint with you again soon.  HAPPY PAINTING!!!