News from Janine Helton

I recently received some VERY GOOD NEWS:”We are very pleased to inform you that your piece Santa Fe Square has won Old Forge Hardware Store Award ($250) in the 2020 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.” Thank you to Juror of Selection, Marnie Becker, AWS and Juror of Awards, Robert O’Brien, AWS, NWS for this great honor!

Opening Reception, August 12, in-person and online at View Center for Arts and Culture.

Santa Fe Square by Janine Helton

Animals and Pets Workshop Offered by Alicia Farris

Upcoming workshop with Alicia Farris, NWS, at Missouri Artists on Main!  Space is extremely limited, two very small workshops, 5 student limit.  Masks will be worn, students will be spaced one to a table. 

ANIMALS AND PETS IN WATERCOLOR – Wait list for July 29 and July 30.  Spaces still available for July 31 and Aug. 1.  Please contact Missouri Artists on Main (636-724-1260) or register online through their website:

STLWS Plein Air Paint Out at Faust Park

Today, July 22nd, the STLWS had another plein air paint out, this time at Faust Park. The group met at 9 a.m. to avoid the heat and found plenty of shade. Here are some photos of the gathering.

If you have not been painting much and feel stuck, consider coming out to one of our plein air paint outs. They are outside in the fresh air and we properly distance from each other. Being with other painters and enjoying nature is a great way to get enthused about painting again, and to just relax. So often the cares of the world melt away when we paint.