Stay At Home Quarantined Artists

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society’s Wednesday night Self Help Painters who meet at Lindbergh High School put together some of their paintings for this exhibit entitled “Stay At Home Quarantined Artists,” posted here for your enjoyment.

Watercolor Collage by Gail Crosson
Watercolor Collage by Gail Crosson
Watercolor by Gail Crosson
Kimswick , Marker and Colored Pencil, by David P. Anderson
Grassmeier Cottage England, Watercolor, by David P. Anderson
Fall Farm, Watercolor, by David P. Anderson
Watercolor by Nancy Avdoian
Watercolor by Nancy Avdoian
Watercolor by Nancy Avdoian
Watercolor by Julie Bantle
Watercolor by Julie Bantle
Watercolor by Julie Bantle
Watercolor by Gerry Klein
Watercolor by Gerry Klein
Watercolor by Kathleen Luepke
Watercolor by Kathleen Luepke
Watercolor by Karen Papin
Watercolor by Karen Papin
Watercolor by Karen Papiin
Poured Watercolor by Lee Walter
Poured Watercolor by Lee Walter
Poured Watercolor by Lee Walter

Our Congratulations

Our congratulations go out to Janine Helton for her painting A Little Bit Shy, Rebecca Krutsinger for her painting Nature’s Beauty, and Karen Romani for her painting Lunchtime, which have been accepted into the Illinois Watercolor Society’s 36th National Exhibition by Juror Steve Puttrich who chose 62 paintings to represent the 2020 IWS National Show out of 259 paintings entered from 145 artists, 27 states, and 5 countries. The IWS Board has decided that changing the show to an “online” only show is the best course of action. They will post the show in its entirety on the IWS website on the original opening date of May 2, 2020. Awards will be announced on the IWS website on May 2, 2020.

Janine Helton and Rebecca Krutsinger shared their paintings with us:

A Little Bit Shy by Janine Helton
Nature’s Beauty by Rebecca Krutsinger

And more congratulations go out to Janine Helton for her painting Wing Nut, selected by Juror Carolyn Latanision, AWS, NWS, for inclusion into The 2020 73rd Annual Michigan Water Color Society Exhibition, which opens May 21 and runs to July 1, 2020 at the Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Wing Nut by Janine Helton

An Invitation to the STLWS

We received this today from Sandy Brooks at the St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce. Sandy developed the Arts Chamber to address the business needs of the arts community in St Louis.

Silent Skies

In light of the need for social distancing due to the Corona Virus, all public events are suspended at this time. However, arrangements have been made to have the exhibitions once the restrictions are lifted.

The StL Arts Chamber designed a city-wide collaborative project to celebrate art and nature that has been postponed, but that does not mean the project is over. Consider sharing your artistic talents, drawing, painting, writing, poetry, storytelling and more to make someone’s day a little brighter. Send a card or letter to the StL Arts Chamber to be distributed to nursing homes, extended stay facilities, shut ins and more. To paraphrase: a smile (or laughter) is the best medicine! To find out more check our Give StL Day Campaign.

What are you doing to be creative and connected to nature? Let me know and I will include your ideas on the website Resource Page.

In the meantime, enjoy this video of the Silent Skies Mural!

Sandy Brooks

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Our Congratulations Go Out to Marilynne Bradley and Annette McGarrahan

We just learned that Marilynne Bradley’s painting Me Too, and Annette McGarrahan’s painting Overflow were accepted into the Watercolor USA 2020 exhibition, judged by Misa Jeffereis, to run from June 6 to August 16, 2020 at the Weisel and Kelly Galleries, 1111 East Brookside Drive, Springfield, MO.

Here is Annette McGarrahan’s painting, Overflow.

Our Congratulations Go Out to Janet Doll and Françoise Olivier

Janet Doll’s painting Big Bag of Beans and Françoise Olivier’s painting The Old Gas Station were accepted into the Watercolor USA 2020 exhibition, judged by Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  The exhibition will run from June 6 to August 16, 2020, at the Weisel and Kelly Galleries, 1111 East Brookside Drive, Springfield, MO.

Big Bag of Beans by Janet Doll
The Old Gas Station by Françoise Olivier

And we have an update on Françoise Olivier’s painting, Saint Louis Swing, accepted in the 153rd Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, which was to be at The Salmagundi Club in New York.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York the Salmagundi Club is closed for an indefinite period so the AWS Exhibition will not run April 6-25. AWS is considering their options, including alternate dates and hope to have an online version of their exhibit available during the April dates. Click here for updates on the AWS website.

Saint Louis Swing by Françoise Olivier