Watercolor Classes with Jewels George

Paint From Your Own Photos
A workshop with Jewels George 
at Hobby Lobby, 14650 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, MO
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Work in acrylic or watercolor to create a painting from your photograph.
$40 per session, all supplies provided (except bring your photos)
or use your own supplies if you wish
Special discount for members of SLWS, 
only $20 per session
Attend all, or as many as you can or need, to complete your works.
Questions?  Call Jewels at 636-328-2622

French Artz Trip

Follow Jerie Artz as she leads a painting expedition through France this May.  “I am taking 9 friends from the Gateway East Artist Guild to France to paint May 15 – 31.  I just created a blog for the trip.  It might be of interest to make available to the membership.  We are going to stay in a rural part of France, near Limoges for over a week, in the guest home of a dear friend of mine.  Then we’ll spend a week in Paris, including a day trip to Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny.

I mainly created the blog site for the people going and our families, but there might be those in the membership that would like to check it out. “

Follow Jeri’s blog here.

Muriel Eulich Exhibits

Muriel Eulich has three pieces in the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibit at the Artists Guild, now showing.  Callie Sears is her muse and model for this series along with the Maillol sculpture at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis


And this piece was accepted in the Southern Watercolor Society 33rd Annual Exhibition juried by Cheng_Khee Chee to be held in Kentucky in March. 

Artist Workshop at Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL

Framing Your  Life as an Artist

The  Jacoby Arts Center is offering a day long workshop  designed for artists eager to kick-start, reinvigorate, or fine tune their career.  On Sunday, January 31, professionals from Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Best of Missouri Hands, H&R Block and the arts community will join us to discuss strategies and opportunities, and provide guidance in these key  areas:  The  Jury Process, Photographing your Art Work, Formatting Images, Pricing,  Contracts, Copyright and Tax Preparation.

Sunday, January 31, 2009, 11 am – 3:30 pm, $40
Advance  registration is recommended.
10:30 –  11:00: Coffee, Juice, Bagels
11:00 –  1:00:  The  Jury Process,
Photographing Your Art Work, Formatting Images
1:00 –  1:30: Break / Lunch on your own
1:30 – 3:30: Pricing, Contracts, Copyright and Tax Preparation

To  participate in the session on the Jury Process, 
please email 4 digital images of your work (and 1 of your booth if applicable)  to sbost330@aol.com.  This session will give you a glimpse into what jurors look for and  guidance as to how you can improve your presentation.  Images should be received no later than  January 24.
For additional information, contact the Jacoby Arts Center:
627  E. Broadway
Alton,  IL 62002