Call for Art

We received the following invitation:

Bold Expressions 2020, Northern California Arts, Inc.(NCA)65th International Open Juried Art Exhibit. Open to fine artists everywhere.
NCA, Inc., located in the Sacramento Area invites you to submit your original
artwork. Photography, giclees, video, computer generated art, or crafts are not accepted for this show. Juror: John Michael Keating,
Online application deadline August 8, 2020; exhibit dates: October 6-November 1 2020. Best of show $1,000 plus cash & gift awards. For detailed Artist’s Prospectus: & click on call to artists. Bold Expressions 530-346-6078

An Invitation to a Plein Air Event

Webster Arts — Keeping Art Alive!
It’s not quite time to come out yet, but we have art for you! 
Paint Webster is still a go for May 9, with some important changes. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the competition encourages artists of all ages to capture on canvas the outdoor spaces of the charming Webster Groves community.
In 2020:
The entrance fee has been eliminated.
Register online only to be eligible for prizes!
Please paint only on May 9. It’s an honor thing!
Paint in your yard, in a park away from others, in the business districts away from others.
Consider wearing a mask.
Awards will be given for best paintings in several categories
and announced on, Facebook and Instagram.
Email your finished work to Webster Arts for judging and an on-line exhibition.
See all the details and registration information at
Thank you to Paint Webster sponsors: 
Webster University, Crossroad Business District,
Old Orchard Business District, and Old Webster Business District.

Artists trading their brushes in for their sewing machines.

We know so many of you are sewing masks instead of painting which is such a blessing for those in need. Shirley Nachtrieb shared the following article to appear in the next St. Peters Up-Front Newsletter:

St. Peters Teacher Trades in Brushes

Shirley Nachtrieb

Shirley Nachtrieb at her sewing machine

Since the SPCAC closed its doors in March due to the Pandemic and her watercolor classes  cancelled for the duration, Shirley Nachtrieb has put away her brushes and picked up needle and thread. After reading an urgent call for seamstresses to lend a hand creating surgical masks for the community on , she has been in her art studio sewing. So far, Shirley has created 50 masks, sending some to TX, some to FL and the rest to a local nursing home in St. Charles, MO. Her contact person in finding places who need the masks was Jen Ryan of Reach LTC in St. Peters, MO. She’s listed on the website above.

Since her first delivery of the masks, Shirley has pledged to make 50 more because everyone is asking for them. Her house has threads trailing from studio to upstairs and back again. It just makes her smile. She doesn’t care to run the vacuum sweeper or dust the furniture because this is more important and very rewarding. Helping people, staying healthy and following the guidelines is important. She’ll pick up her brushes later.

Our Congratulations Go Out to Alicia Farris

Alicia Farris was nominated as one of two Missouri Watercolor Society artists to exhibit in the 2020 National Watercolor Society Signature Member 50 Stars Exhibition.  Two works from each state watercolor society will be represented in the California exhibit that takes place online this year, July 9 – September 6 2020.  Alicia’s work is titled, Meeting of the Minds.   

Meeting of the Minds by Alicia Farris

Click here to visit the National Watercolor Society website.

Alicia was also honored that juror, Mark Mehaffey, chose Pensive to be included in the 43rd Annual Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition that, originally scheduled to take place in Clarksville, TN,  will take place online from May 12- July 12, 2020.  

Pensive by Alicia Farris

Click here to visit the Southern Watercolor Society website.

Stay At Home Quarantined Artists

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s Wednesday night Self Help Painters who meet at Lindbergh High School put together some of their paintings for this exhibit entitled “Stay At Home Quarantined Artists,” posted here for your enjoyment.

Watercolor Collage by Gail Crosson
Watercolor Collage by Gail Crosson
Watercolor by Gail Crosson
Kimswick , Marker and Colored Pencil, by David P. Anderson
Grassmeier Cottage England, Watercolor, by David P. Anderson
Fall Farm, Watercolor, by David P. Anderson
Watercolor by Nancy Avdoian
Watercolor by Nancy Avdoian
Watercolor by Nancy Avdoian
Watercolor by Julie Bantle
Watercolor by Julie Bantle
Watercolor by Julie Bantle
Watercolor by Gerry Klein
Watercolor by Gerry Klein
Watercolor by Kathleen Luepke
Watercolor by Kathleen Luepke
Watercolor by Karen Papin
Watercolor by Karen Papin
Watercolor by Karen Papiin
Poured Watercolor by Lee Walter
Poured Watercolor by Lee Walter
Poured Watercolor by Lee Walter