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

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:

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

Call for Entries

Watercolor USA 2018

Exhibit Details

June 2 – August 26, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

This is the 57th exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and US territories and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum. This year’s exhibition is judged by Kelly Kane, a leader in art publishing for more than 20 years, the last 13 as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine. She also served formerly as Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist and Pastel Journal. Approximately $20,000 in cash awards are available; top awards are $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

Exhibit History

Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this event aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.

Click here for more information and to enter.

Springfield Art Museum –  1111 E Brookside Dr  – Springfield, MO  65807 – 417-837-5700 –