Dr. Leroy Louis Fink (Sept 4, 1930 – Jan 26, 2018)

We just learned that one of our dear members, Dr. Leroy Louis Fink, passed away on January 26, 2018.   Our sincere sympathy goes out to his family and friends.  To honor and remember him, we will have a Dr. Leroy Louis Fink Memorial Award bestowed on one of our award winners in the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition.

This link will take you to his obituary:  click here

Classes Offered by Linda Wilmes

“COCKTAILS AND CREATIVITY” ADULT WORKSHOPS – The following workshops are a creative night out for friends or couples and a great opportunity to try a new form of art! No previous art experience necessary! Basic and specific instruction is given with guided assistance. Art Unleashed provides alcoholic beverages and light snacks. A different project will be completed each workshop.  At Art Unleashed, 13379 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO.  artunleashed,.org or call 314 628 1024

Winter Birch Trees with Linda Wilmes ~ Watercolor, a quick painting of a snowy scene, limited colors and familiar birch trees.
Friday, January 19. 6:30 – 8:30 PM,
Fee $45


Blown Watercolor Flowers with Linda Wilmes ~ Create fresh, spontaneous paintings, for a quick gift or greeting card. We will blow paint on partially wet paper, and then watch the mingling of colors.
Friday, March 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM,
Fee:  $45



Saturated Wet Watercolors with Linda Wilmes ~  A fun, fast way to create a complete painting in one evening. Lifting the paint off to bring back the white paper. And painting with sponge, brush and palette knife.
Friday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM,
Fee:  $45

I am also offering open studio classes at Wilmes Fine Art Studio, Wentzville, on Wednesday mornings 9:30 – 12:00.  Bring your project to work on and your supplies, any medium.


At the St. Chas. Community College, Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville.  Call 636 922 8233 or online at stchas.edu/learnforlife

Painting Clouds and Water in Watercolor,

April 3 – 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.,

Fee $99



Along with acrylic painting classes.

Happy Painting!!


Call for Entries

Click here for MOWS 2018 International Competition Prospectus.

Click here for MOWS sponsored Watercolor Painting Tour of China  brochure.

The deadline is fast approaching for entering the Missouri Watercolor Society’s 2018 INTERNATIONAL to be held this year in Qingdau, China.  Approximately 150 US entries will be selected – our most ever.   $20,000 in awards with $3000 for 1st place, $2000 for 2nd and $1000 for 3rd.  About one third of those selected will be awarded.

To enter, go to the Missouri Watercolor Society’s website:   www.mowsart.com

What an opportunity to be exhibited in a prestigious international exhibition!  Enter!

Shipping charges to send an unframed piece of artwork to Qingdau –  less than $90.

Alicia Farris Workshop

Hello Artists and Happy New Year!!  Just wanted to remind you of a brand new workshop I’ll be teaching  at Missouri Artists on Main in early February!  Dates and details are below.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  As you are probably aware, space is extremely limited.  You may register by calling the gallery at the number below.  If you are not able to get in, please leave your name on a wait list.  Thanks and happy painting; here’s to a new and even more creative new year!!    Alicia

Missouri Artists On Main 

Alicia Farris Fine Art