Nursing Home Art Project

Our members, Mary Ellen Maender, lead instructor, along with the help of Diana Leszcz, Jeanne Thomas, and Kathy Dowd as an alternate, volunteer their time once a month to conduct a class in watercolor painting at a nursing home. The paintings are placed in a mat and posted around the nursing home when finished. The residents just love it! The participants’ spirits are lifted while they paint and then their paintings brighten the spirits of the residents as they view them throughout the home.

If you would like to donate paper, 11″ x 14″ mats, brushes or paint, please contact Mary Ellen Maender. Your help with supplies would be greatly appreciated.

Here are some photos of the volunteers with the group and their artwork:

Mary Ellen Maender with some of the residents’ artwork.
Mary Ellen and Diana Leszcz with the Residents
Some of the residents’ artwork.
More of the residents’ artwork.

STLWS Members Accepted in the Missouri Watercolor Society’s 2020 International Exhibition

Our congratulations go out to the following STLWS members accepted to the Missouri Watercolor Society’s “2020 International Exhibition”: Marilynne Bradley for Sailor’s Delight, Elizabeth Concannon for Modern Calamity, Janet Doll for Rack’Um Not Stack’Um, Alicia Farris for Piazza Parade, Ward Gillespie for Newsies, Kitty Harrison for Dinner is a Wrap, Janine Helton for Laughter is the Best Medicine, Terry Lay for No Stone Standing, Maggie McCarthy for Without a Farmhouse Near, Shirley Nachtrieb for Poppy Garden, Florine Porter for Brigid, Margaret Schneider for On Guard, James Willmore for Breakaway, and Linda Wilmes for Lovely Hibiscus

The exhibition will open on Apr 24 and run thru May 30, 2020, at the Barcelona Academy of Art and MEAM in Barcelona, Spain.  Thomas W. Schaller, AWS, NWS, TWSA, was the judge of selections and Fealing Lin, NWS, TWSA, WW, MOWS, will judge the awards.

Click here for the MOWS website where the awards will be announced.