Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
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2017 WASH Open Show Information
The 2017 WASH Open Show prospectus, show dates and a link to the show at Online Juried Shows are available at the following link: Current Show
Judging is complete for the 2017 WASH Open Show, click on the photograph of our Best of Show winner, Golden Glow by Jeanine Robb for a look at the award winners. The show opens on September 5, 2017 at the Sacramento Fine Art Center. Please join us on September 9 from 5:30 to 8pm for Second Saturday!
WASH Meeting and Demonstration
October Members Meeting and Demonstration - 10/09/2017, 7:00 pm
The October 9th WASH membership meeting at 7 pm will feature Nevada City artist Tina Heck, a long-time watercolorist, who has moved in recent years to acrylic. In her artist demo she will be demonstrating, comparing, and contrasting watercolor and acrylic media.
Tina holds a BA in Art from San Francisco State and an M.Div./M.A. in Worship and the Arts from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She has worked her way through college as a graphic artist, and currently is Marketing Director for a California non-profit. “For the last thirty years I’ve painted primarily in watercolors,” says Heck, “focusing on Sierra landscapes.” In 2001, however, she began to explore landscapes with acrylics on large canvases. “I’ve been delving into shape, color and light for a looser representation of the myriad impressions that come to me,” she says. “It’s a different way of seeing.” Her painting style has morphed as she has became increasingly aware of the subtleties of light and color. Over her career, Tina has worked with a variety of artistic media – from book illustrations to murals to lithography. For several church conferences she has painted live using fabric dye on a large sheet to supplement the music and messages. Sierra Christian Church in Loomis has a beautiful altarpiece that she painted for them.
Currently, she is working on a small series that emulates the woodcut prints and lithographs of the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1920s and 30s. Some of Heck’s works are available as cards and posters on Zazzle. https://www.zazzle.com/hecksfineart
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.
January 2018 Frank Eber Workshop
April 2018 Jeannie Vodden Workshop
Posies in Jars
October 2018 Michael Holter Workshop
Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos
WASH Scholarship Information
2017 WASH Scholarship Award
WASH is delighted to recognize Cassandra Fore as the WASH Scholarship for the Arts 2017 winner.
Cassandra Fore is a senior at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove. She was highly recommended by her teachers indicating that she has a great passion for art. They indicate that she has shown the will to succeed, good discipline, perseverance, and follow through. From those letters and her application, we learned that she has been active at her high school and in the local art community. She helped paint a mural for Marion Mix Elementary School in Elk Grove and participated in the Sacramento Chalk It Up event.
In her artist’s statement she says, “I want to be an artist- I am an artist- because my desire to fabricate beautiful pieces of artwork will always be a major part of me. Constantly, I am drawing or imagining new pictures in my head to create. Drawing, painting, or even doodling makes me immensely happy. I know I want to create art for the rest of my life. Working as an artist would be my equivalent to “living life to its fullest”.” She also says, “Though, having tried multiple art mediums, I find I love watercolor the most. I’ve always loved how watercolor looks, and for me it is the easiest medium to use. I hope to continue using watercolor until I fully master the medium.”
In her art portfolio, Cassandra submitted the required watercolor images and added works in oil pastel, pencil, ink, ceramics and colored pencil. Her work ranged from fantasy to realism with an exploration of the Manga style of graphic art. She showed an adeptness in portraying emotion and mythical mystery with her pieces. Cassandra plans to attend the Art Institute of Sacramento majoring in Game Art & Design.
Be sure to come to the Fine Arts Center in June to see her work. Also, she will be presented with her award on June 12 at the General Meeting for WASH.
The 2017 WASH Scholarship application is available at the following link. WASH Scholarship Application
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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