Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
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2017 WASH Member Show Information
Photo's of Award Winning paintings are up on the "Current Shows Page" Please click on the following link: Current Show
The prospectus and information about the 2017 WASH Member Show have been added to the page, please click on the "Current WASH Shows" link on the left menu for more information.
WASH Meeting and Demonstration
May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 5/8/2017, 1:30 pm
In May, the WASH members’ meeting will feature Colfax artist Juan Peña, who has been painting and teaching in our area for many years.
Juan Peña began plein air painting in 1959, while studying with Vernon Nye at Pacific Union College. Later he studied under portraitist Thomas Leighton and watercolorist Jade Fon Woo, both from the Bay Area. “In California, our weather and light is conducive to painting outdoors year-around,” says Juan. “I paint from life, or on-location for the most part, and sometimes from my imagination.”
Peña takes pride in his handmade wooden palette in which he mixes nearly all his colors from just three primary colors. He usually works on full sheets.
Recently, Juan won second place for his body of work produced during a week-long paint out in Aspen, Colorado. Three of his watercolors have been selected for publication by NorthLight Books, two for Splash 15 (2014), and another for Splash 12 (2011). He also offers 12-lesson series of watercolor lessons free on YouTube. His work can be viewed at www.paintingsbyjuanpena.com.
WASH meets on the second Monday of the month except July and August. Meeting times alternate between evening and afternoon. Odd months meet at 1:30PM and even months meet at 7PM. All meetings are held at Sacramento Fine Arts Center. For information about our future demonstrators, please click the Monthly Demonstrations and Critiques button in the left menu bar.
2017 WASH Workshops
September 10th Workshop
This year, WASH has scheduled a third workshop for our membership. We are fortunate to have Ronnie Rector presenting her “ Watercolor with Batik on Rice Paper” workshop . Ronnie has won numerous awards in regional art competitions. Her watercolors capture intricate architectural details, playful animals, and engaging street scenes. She has developed a striking method of combining watercolor with batik on rice paper and will share that in our September workshop.
$60.00 WASH members/ $70.00 nonmembers
Please contact the WASH Workshop Chair, Sue Davis for more information at 916-359-7691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WASH Scholarship Information
WASH Scholarship applications for 2017 are due by April 5, 2017. The application is available at the following link. WASH Scholarship Application
2016 WASH Scholarship Award
WASH is proud to recognize Brandon Lim as its 2016 Scholarship winner. His application exemplified what we were looking for as a candidate for this scholarship. He is currently a senior at Davis Senior High and participated in the DaVinci Charter Academy. His letters of recommendation stated that he is one of the most talented students they have encountered. They also referenced his interest in continuing on with the study of art. They consider him a very serious student who is willing to take every opportunity to further his skills and techniques.
As a service to the art community, he has been active in the “Teens Take Charge” program where he has worked with public artists and other students to organize a summer arts festival that culminated in a sculpture for the community. In addition, he earned 2nd place in a congressional art show with his piece chosen to hang in John Garamendi’s office for the school year. His self portrait was chosen to be included in the Crocker Museum High School Self-Portrait show. He has had this honor two years in a row. He was also accepted to participate in the California Summer School for the Arts in Santa Clarita.
Brandon is planning to continue his education at OTIS, College of Art and Design, in Westchestor, CA, with an intended major of Illustration. In his artist statement, Brandon indicated that he has worked in a variety of media but prefers to work with watercolor. He states that watercolor does not compare with oils or pencil where you can paint over and erase. “Once you paint with watercolor; it cannot be undone. It is like working with magic. When your brush comes into contact; many variables affect each stroke. The unprecedented volume of water and amount of pigment all take into effect. This is what excites me to make art.” He wants to be able to help other aspiring artists with a passion to create. He wants his community to see and not only visualize; but to also internalize and interpret the emotions he has put into his pieces.
Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons membership is open to active artists who are devoted to the watercolor medium and work to promote an atmosphere of inspiration, encouragement and creative growth through understanding. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month except July and August, and provide lectures, demonstrations, workshops, paintouts, critiques for members and visits to artist's studios. Annual scholarships are presented by WASH to worthy high school art students. WASH sponsors two annual major exhibitions, one exclusively for members and the other open to all watercolorists as well as other exhibits throughout the year.
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