With more great weather predicted the Saint Louis Watercolor Society held another plein air event on March 4th at Faust Park in Chesterfield, MO. They also invited the Urban Sketchers St. Louis to join them. Another lovely day of painting and sketching was had by all. Here are some photos shared with us of the event.
After having frigid temperatures and snow, our temperatures warmed to 58 degrees which allowed another STLWS plein air event in Tilles Park on Tuesday, February 23rd. It was glorious with about 15 people in attendance. Everyone had a good time and were grateful to be able to get outside and safely paint with other people.
We are deeply saddened to share with you that our beloved member, Elizabeth “Betty” Concannon, passed away on February 18th. Betty graced our membership with her knowledge, spirit and artwork, and will be sorely missed. Please click the link below for more information on her life, visitation and funeral mass.
Betty joined the STLWS in 1997 and became a Signature Member in 2001. She had artwork accepted in STLWS juried exhibitions from 1998 to 2019, winning awards in both the juried exhibitions and the all member Big Splash exhibitions. Betty served on the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s Board as the Exhibits Co-Chair from 2011-2015, and continued on as a volunteer at many of our exhibitions. She gave presentations at our membership meetings on experimental art and keeping watercolor free of glass, expanding our thinking and creativity.
Betty was involved in many art organizations and her artwork won awards across the country. Never one to grow stagnant, she always pushed the envelope with her expressive artwork. Betty was an inspiration to all who had the good fortune to know her. Her lively spirit and intelligence served her well in all she endeavored and kept her engaged in life.
Our sympathy and prayers go out to Betty’s family and friends. We will honor Betty’s life with an Elizabeth Concannon Memorial Award at our upcoming 2021 Annual Juried Exhibition.
Marilynne Bradley’s painting Crowded Harbor and Rebecca Krutsinger’s painting Trellis were accepted by John Salminen, juror, in the Georgia Watercolor Society’s (42nd) 2021 National Exhibition, which will be displayed at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, 251 Alabama St, Carrollton, GA 30117. April 5 – May 14, 2021.
Rebecca shared her painting with us.