STLWS Signature Member Exhibition

The time is fast approaching for our Signature Member Exhibition at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing Gallery, with receiving on November 9th and the Opening Reception on November 16th. All STLWS Signature Members are eligible to enter this show. Please check the Exhibits page for details and read the Rules and Regulations for STLWS Exhibits for requirements. We also need a photo of your entry (in jpg format) emailed to Fran├žoise Olivier (email address sent out to you in an all membership email) with your name, title of the artwork, media and price, no later than November 7th for the catalog. This exhibit will also include a bin sale for our entering artists which will allow three matted pieces of artwork, enclosed in a plastic sleeve, no larger than 16″ x 20″ with mat, with identifying information, to be offered for sale at the gallery. Details of requirements are included in the Rules and Regulations. Retrieval of artwork in this show will be on January 15th so this will give artists a wonderful opportunity for sales over the holiday season.

STLWS’s Fall Retreat

This year’s Fall Retreat at the Toddhall Retreat Center, graced by lovely fall weather, gave our members who attended a chance to relax, paint, hike and enjoy the company of their fellow painters. Here are some photos they shared with us of the event.

Here are four paintings of the same scene by four different artists, showing how differently each one interprets their feelings about what they see.

Candid shots of indoor painting time.

Sharing information with each other.

Finally, some fun pumpkin painting.

STLWS Members Join Urban Sketchers St. Louis at the Boathouse at Forest Park

It was a chilly morning but our sketchers came out to enjoy a beautiful morning at the Boathouse at Forest Park. With the warmth of a fire pit and hot coffee the members were able to warm up and create some lovely sketches. Eddie the egret wanted to join in too.

Here are some photos the group shared with us.

Our hardy sketchers who braved the chilly morning.
And here is Eddie trying to join the group.
A handsome bird.