Sketching at the Zoo!

Sketchers in St. Louis are invited to participate in the global drawing marathon known as World Wide SketchCrawl #29 on Saturday, October 16. Artists are going to meet up for a day of sketching the flora and fauna at the famous Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park. The starting point will be 10am at the entrance near the parking lot on the Hwy 40/64 side of the zoo. We will sketch until about 4pm so drop in at anytime during the day and stay as long as you like. There is no charge to enter the Zoo or be in the SketchCrawl but participants might want to bring some cash for food and frosty beverages. We will try to gather for a group photo and to compare sketches at some point later in the day but it is all intended to be casual and fun. We will also upload some of the sketches to the SketchCrawl Forum. Artists in over 70 cities throughout the world are taking part in this event; from Jakarta to Denver, from Paris to Detroit and here in St. Louis too. Over a dozen sketchers from the St. Louis Drawing and Painting Meetup have already RSVPed for the event. Everyone is welcome. Just show up with your sketchbook and get your draw on.

Michael Anderson Studio 22 Howard Drive Belleville, IL 62223 Phone/Fax: 618 538 5622 email: web:

New CJ Muggs Exhibit – Word Play

Previous installation at CJ Muggs

The theme for the new exhibit is Word Play, paintings must incorporate printed or painted words.

More members are needed to sign up to display their paintings in this up-coming exhibition at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves. You can email exhibit chair, Barbara Martin Smith at or call at 314 961 6047 0r 314 580 6642, to sign up.  Paintings will be received Tuesday Oct 19, 9-10 PM (after our regular meeting 1 block away) or Wednesday, Oct 20, 9-10 AM.  Print out 2 copies of the entry form here on our web site to be prepared when you bring in your paintings. 

All paintings must be framed in accordance with SLWS rules for exhibition.  See the rules by clicking here.  Basically, on wire hanger, under plexiglass, originals only. White and off-white mats are preferred for this location.  This has been a favorite venue for SLWS for many years with a nice record of sales.  In this venue, there is no entry fee or commission.  The prospective buyer will call you directly and you may remove the sold painting before the end of the show if you replace it with another comparable painting which fits the current theme.   Many of our members have met a buyer for lunch, sold their painting and hung another one in its place!

“I am looking forward to discoving how the theme WORD PLAY has inspired some creative thinking”.  Barb

Previous installation at CJ Muggs

Plein Air Painting Opportunity

You deserve a lovely day or weekend, in all the Fall splendor, on October 16 – 17, 2010, in Hermann, Missouri!   The Artists of Wine Country are hosting the bi-annual “Art: Walks & Talks”, (see below), an exhibition focused on the importance of the member artist’s medium to the stories they are expressing.
Your own creative participation is requested this year to become part of the NEWEST event, PROJECT PEOPLE PAINT, where a four-sided post located out side of the Kunstlerhaus, 207 E. First Street, Hermann, MO. Whether you are a novice or advanced artist, an art appreciator or the parent/grandparent of an aspiring artist, ANYONE, any age, may grab paints and brushes; then, in real time, freely express themselves, along with all others in THE ONE-OF-A-KIND, 2-D, creation.  All events are scheduled for all hours of the tour, inclusive.  The 2010 tour events are free to all.  Maps are available at 311 Schiller Street. 
 Donations will be accepted for theAlice Jacobson Scholarship Fund. 
       Catherine A Mahoney, whs, MoWS, TWS, BOMH
                                      1058 Stone Hill, Hermann, MO
                                              Tele 573-486-2444     Fax 573-486-2164
ANNOUNCING:  upcoming Mahoney FINE ARTS EVENTS to add to your calendar. 
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What:  Arts: Walks & Talks
Where:  Pick up map at 311 Schiller, Hermann, MO, 65041;  Tele: 573-486-2444. 
When:  October 16 – 17 – Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM  – Sun: 11 AM – 4 PM.
Cost: Admission, free.  Featuring Artists of Wine Country, and the first ever, Special PROJECT PEOPLE PAINT, along with the “Missouri-made” Arts in oils, watercolors, metal & free-formed scuptures, German targetrs, photography, woven baskets by nationally & regionally-known artists. 
What:  9th Annual “ARTstravaganza!”
Where: 109 Crestwood Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 63126;  Tele: 314-962-2395. 
When:  November 5 – 7,   Fri, 4 – 10 pm; Sat: 10 – 6 pm; Sun: 1 – 4 pm.
Cost: Admission, free.  Featuring the Best of MIssouri Hands juried Artists/Artisans Show which will be held at the Crestwood Courts Art space located at the corner of Watson Rd and Sappington Rd. 

What: Book Signing, “What Makes Ossie Special”, by Kathy Meyer, illustrated by CA Mahoney
Where:  T-Charleston’s Book Store, 2800 W 76 Country Blvd Ste 313, Branson, MO  Tele: 417-334-7931. 

When:  November 21 – 23 and November 18 -20 Add this new ‘character-building’book, 2nd in the series, to Daisy & Digger, (1st book in the series), (scroll to the bottom of this e-mail for more details or to order via mail). 

What:  9th Annual Kristkindl Markts: Stonehill Winery–1st weekend & Festhalle–2nd weekend.
Where: Hermann, MO, 65041;  Tele: 573-486-2444. 
When:  December 4 -5 and 11 – 12 – Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM  – Sun: 11 AM – 4 PM.
Cost: Admission, free.  Featuring Weekend-long celebraton of the food, wine, art, music, other products made in Missouri, and the cultural lights and sounds of a seasonal ‘Old-World’ Christmas.

Linda Wilmes Workshop at the Foundry Art Centre

Positions Open – Sign Up Now

The Foundry Art Centre PRESENTS A
Beginning To Intermediate Watercolor Workshop,
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor
Oct. 2nd and 3rd., 9 – 3 p.m. daily
Call Angela at 636 255 0270 OR ANGELA@FOUNDRYARTCENTRE.ORG
$80 for members, $85. For non-members

Learn the basics of watercolor applications, from clean transparent washes, to the overlays of color, and finally the dry brush application for fine details.
Also included are the basics of good design, composition, contrast of value for “punch.”
Additional information, call Linda 636 639 0020, or


LeRoy Fink Wins Award At NWS Exhibition

Super congratulations to member LeRoy Fink for his win of the Alice Leonard Memorial Award in the 90th Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society.  The exhibit is on display at the NWS Gallery in San Pedro CA Oct 30 to Dec 11.  The juror for awards was Christopher Schink.   View all of the winners here at the NWS web site

Here is LeRoy’s painting, Significant Others.