Alicia Farris Receives an Honor

Making a Difference, One Birdie at a Time by Alicia Farris

Making a Difference, One Birdie at a Time
by Alicia Farris

Making a Difference, One Birdie at a Time is the official painting of the Price Cutter Charity Championship of the Nationwide PGA Tour.  Alicia Farris  was honored to be commissioned to create this acrylic piece which will be auctioned off for the event. She is thrilled to be a part of this Charity Championship, which contributes to 42 different children’s charities of the Ozarks! Alicia is extremely proud that there will be a print of the painting in great company with others done by well-known artists over the last 26 years, displayed permanently in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.  

Highland Springs CC Springfield, MO
Thursday Aug 11 – Sunday Aug 14, 2016 Purse: $675,000 Winning Share: $121,500

Call for Art

Dear Artist,

I would like to invite you to participate in a juried art show entitled Doubt sponsored by the Arts Group of Union Avenue (AGUA). This exhibit is open to submissions by 2-D artists and 3-D sculptors and mixed media artists.  The exhibit will be on display from August 19 – September 11, 2016, in the newly renovated Gretchen Brigham Gallery, located at 733 Union Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63108-1037.  Entries are due online by August 1 at midnight.  Gallerist William Shearburn will jury this show which will run during the Union Avenue Opera’s performance of Doubt, staring Christine Brewer.  Cash prizes will be awarded.

As you read the Call for Art, I’m hoping that you would consider entering your artwork.  Please feel free to pass on this Call for Art to other artists that you know.

Here is the link to the Call for Art and Entry Form:

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Carla Duncan

Announcing the SLWS’s Self Help Painters Fall 2016 Schedule

The Fall 2016 schedule for the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s Self Help Painters classes, held at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO, on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm in room #54, follows:

Sep 7, 14, 28
Oct 5, 12, 26
Nov 2, 9, 30
Dec 14

This SLWS sponsored event has been ongoing for 6 years.  The rented space has room to seat 18 members for an evening of painting, sharing tips and techniques, or just visiting.  The fee is $30 for the 10 sessions.  If you would like to participate, please make your check out to the “St Louis Watercolor Society” and mail it to David P. Anderson (his address is in our membership directory):

Dave can be reached for questions at his home phone (again, listed in our membership directory).

Here are some paintings done by David:

Beauford Feed Mill 2 by David P. Anderson

Beauford Feed Mill 2 by David P. Anderson


Blue Barn 2 by David P. Anderson

Blue Barn 2 by David P. Anderson

An Invitation to Attend Chrystal Jackson’s Memorial Celebration

On Wednesday, June 22nd, friends of Chrystal Jackson are hosting, (posthumously) a celebration of Chrystal’s life at Parkway United Church of Christ in Town & Country, 2841 N. Ballas Road , North of Clayton Road, from 7-9 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. For many years that room was where Chrystal held her classes and did her demos.


A large selection of her work, unmatted,  unframed and unsigned in some cases, but nonetheless beautiful and moving, will be offered for a donation of your desire.  Her friends are hopeful that they in turn can place a few memory benches in areas close to Chrystal’s heart.


Although Chrystal transitioned last February, her friends wanted to regroup, reflect, and above all recognize and share the watercolours she created over the years.  They think she would approve.


Chrystal founded the first St. Louis Watercolor Society in 1970, and the new Saint Louis Watercolor Society gave her an award plaque in 2001 for all she had done.


If you would like to read more about Chrystal’s remarkable life and talent, click on the following links.