An Invitation from Framations


I wanted to extend an invitation to the member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society! Framations is hosting an exhibit entitled Fluid: Exploring Watercolor II from June 9 – July 13. Framations is located on Historic Main Street in St. Charles. We jury work onsite rather from images, so we work directly with artists from the St. Louis region. Entries are due the weekend of June 2-4. The full details of the exhibit can be found at Both the entry details and the entry form can be printed directly from there. We hope you find it of interest to your members!

We also have our exhibit themes planned out for the next year, most of which are open to all media. They can be found at If you have any questions, we can be reached via email or by phone at the gallery at 636.724.8313. Have a great day!

Sarah Merideth

Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery ~ 218 North Main Street ~ St Charles, Missouri 63301 ~ (636)724-8313

Update from Alicia Farris

Hello Artists,

Just wanted to give you a “heads up”/reminder about two upcoming 2-day workshops I’ll be teaching in June and July.  If you find the workshop is full when you try to register, please be sure to ask to be put on a wait list!

ACRYLIC PAINTING: THE IMPRESSIONISTS WAYJune 22 and 23rd, 9 – 3 pm, Missouri Artists on Main in St. Charles

This workshop will cover the important elements of painting in a light and life-filled impressionistic style!  As we paint our subject matter, we will explore  artists’ styles from the Impressionists era, then will immerse ourselves in painting with some of that influence. Canvases, paints and brushes will be provided to students.  Cost of the two-day workshop is $150.  Register by calling Missouri Artists on Main at 636-724-1260.  

PORTRAITS AND FIGURATIVE WORKS IN WATERCOLOR July 6 and 7th, 9 – 3 pm, Green Door Gallery, Webster Groves

Using a loose and colorful style, you will learn techniques to portray not just a likeness, but more importantly, the personality and emotion of the human face or a subject.  Portrait painting experience not at all necessary but not recommended for the “bare” beginner.  Cost of this two-day workshop is $130.  Register on my website ( through Paypal or contact me by e-mail or phone – 417-840-9594.   I may be without internet or phone access between May 18-May 28 but I will get back to you.

By the way, the Watercolor USA 2017 exhibit will be at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, Springfield, MO 65807, 417-837-5700,  in the Weisel and Kelly Galleries, from June 3 (opening night is June 2) to August 27th.  You might just see some interesting watercolor works and you might just see my painting on Yupo, “Patience and Promises, the Women From My Life” displayed there!  🙂

Thank you and happy painting!  Alicia


An Invitation

You are invited on May 5-7, 2017 to the St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair, conveniently located at the J. C. Penney Conference Center on the University of Missouri – St. Louis North Campus.  The Fair is easily accessible from Interstates 70 and 170, and we have ample free parking adjacent to the Fair. For a map and driving directions, click here.  

This weekend-long event offers thirty renowned regional and national dealers featuring museum-quality first edition rare books, fine art prints, historic maps, contemporary and historic photography, original watercolors and pastels, a broad range of ephemera, and much more. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Mercantile Library Collections and Conservation funds.  Read more about the Fair and review our current list of dealers at

Fair Hours:
Friday May 5, 2017 Preview Party and Silent Auction, 6-9pm

Place your bid at the Silent Auction for your chance to win Towboat trips, Private Museum and Artist Studio Tours, Luxury Services, and More! 

Saturday May 6, 2017 Fair Hours 10am-5pm
Sunday May 7, 2017 Fair Hours 11am-4pm

Purchase your tickets today! Call 314-516-7248 or email  If you are coming from out of town, enjoy a special guest rate at the nearby Drury Inn of $99 per night (a 30% savings!).  


The St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL
1 University Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63121; 314-516-7240

Janet Rogers Workshop – August 3 – 5, 2017

There are still openings in the Janet Rogers’ Workshop.

“Watercolor Impressions – Flowers, Faces and Figures”

Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this dynamic workshop – progressing to faces and figures. Through a series of “fun” painting exercises, students will develop a more loose and natural approach – giving them an opportunity to be more spontaneous and expressive in their paintings. We will move into painting people, learning how to express translucent flesh tones, while focusing on the gesture of the person. Painting children will also be covered as well as an approach to quickly interpret the figure. Some students may want to paint just figures or just flowers, although the demonstrations and instruction are geared to beginning with flowers and ending with faces and figures.

Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach throughout the workshop and work individually with each student, as well as class instruction. “Show and Tell” sessions will be included so that students can see their progression as well as their fellow students. This is always an invaluable tool.  Our goals will be to “see” in new ways – bringing “life” and interpretation to flowers and people, and also to discover intuitive color and design.

Janet has been a working professional artist for over 30 years, and is a nationally recognized instructor, conducting workshops all over the United States and in Europe, and is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, as well as others, winning many awards for her paintings. As well as a national instructor, she has demonstrated extensively for various groups and exhibitions and has been a working artist for over 30 years.

Four instructional DVDS have been filmed on Janet’s work. Also she has been published in articles featuring her portraits, and is in the book “The One Hour Watercolorist”

“I love the qualities of watercolor – its fluid nature. To me, the interaction of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling and expression. I love to watch the painting develop and to discover new color and composition.” As a teacher, I would like to enable students to find their connections with watercolor in a new and expressive way.”

Janet Rogers, AWS

Mark Sableman’s Presentation on Artists’ Legal Rights

Mark Sableman, a Partner at Thompson Coburn, LLC, gave a very informative and thorough presentation on Artists’ Legal Rights at the Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s February, 2017 membership meeting.  We include articles on our guest speakers’ presentations in our quarterly newsletter, but because there was so much to cover in Mark’s program there was not room to include the full article in the May 2017 newsletter.  Because copyright laws are something we all need to understand and respect, we are offering the full article on Mark’s presentation here.  Mark also made available two handouts he authored for us to read: “The Myth of Freedom to Use Social Media Content” and “Copyright Guidance – Use of Materials from the Internet.”

Click here for the full article on Artists’ Legal Rights

Click here for “The Myth of Freedom to Use Social Media Content

Click here for “Copyright Guidance – Use of Materials from the Internet”