Linda Hammelman magazine profile

I am very honored to have been contacted for this interview.  It is in Lake Lifestyles magazine, May/June issue, and will hit the stands soon at Lake of the Ozarks.  I now have 15 paintings in the series and plan 3 more.  Giclee prints are sold at 2 locations, Lake Galleon and Art-Pho, and have become very popular.
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Special Plein Air Invitation – Wiegand Studio

Saint Louis Watercolor Society members are invited to a very special day at the Don Wiegand Studio in Chesterfield to paint en plein air, Saturday June 5.  Nestled in the Missouri Valley, this lovely property provides land features and structural features that will captivate your senses and make for dynamic interaction with nature to create your next masterpiece.  Here is a look at the property, thanks to Linda Green/Metzler.  Please contact Linda if you plan to come out for this great day, at

The day will begin at 8:30 AM and continue to 5:00 PM.  Lunch spots abound in the valley, but you might just want to bring your own.  Water and bathrooms will be available.    Don asks that we park in the East lot on the map to avoid congestion in his circle driveway and to give the artists a clear view of the park grounds. Artists can unload their gear, stopping at the front of the studio first, and then drive around to the east lot to park and re-entering the property through the gate at the back to choose a spot and set up.

We are taking Chesterfield by storm this June!  Our signature member show at Art Trends Gallery opens the night before.  Hope to see you there, and at this fun day on the Don Wiegand property.  To learn more about Don Wiegand see his website at Wiegand Studios

Invite your friends to our Signature member show

While our current juried show, 11th Annual Juried Exhibition by the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, is on display at Creative Art Gallery, we are now preparing for our next major exhibit.  Signature members will be showing their work at a new venue, Art Trends Gallery in Chesterfield.  (click for a link to their website)  Receiving is June 1, 2-7 PM, $7 per painting.  The opening reception is Friday, June 4, 6-8 PM, refreshments provided by Art Trends and SLWS.  For this exhibit, you must be a signature member of SLWS.  Previous award winning paintings are allowed; let’s show them our best!  Retrieval will be July 1, 10 AM-6 PM.

If you have not already done so, please email Mary Mosblech at to sign up for this show.  Here is an e-invite (right-click the image, copy and save) that you can send out to your friends, family and clients.  Hard copy postcards are also on site now at Art Trends if you would prefer to send postcards by mail. 

Illinois Rodeo Exhibit Opportunity

Saint Louis Watercolor Society members have been invited to participate in the Art Show and Sale at the Gateway Regional Rodeo in Caseyville, IL, June 12-13, 2010.  For your donated painting (proceeds to benefit Food Outreach  and St. Louis Effort for Aids)  you will have an 8×8 space in their tent for the 2 days of the rodeo where you may sell your work.  Details and entry form are posted here.  Just right-click to see the printable versions. 

Now Showing – Pilot House Exhibition

The current Pilot House Exhibition at First Bank Des Peres, Manchester Rd at Weideman, features works by Barb Wagamon, Rosie Phillips and Linda Hammelman.  This beautiful light-filled venue is a fine show case for larger paintings.  Stop in and take a look!  This show will be in place through July 20.   Thanks to Barb Wagamon for these great photos.