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2017 WASH OpenShow News
June Demonstration Announcement
2017 WASH Workshops
WASH Facebook Page
WASH Scholarship Information
Joining WASH


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

Click on the pdf icon that follows for a copy of the 2017 WASH Open Show prospectus: Open Show Prospectus

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WASH Meeting and Demonstration

June Members Meeting and Demonstration - 6/12/2017, 7:00 pm

For our June WASH member’s meeting, bring your own paintings for Stephany Nickela critique session by Shingle Springs artist Stephany Nickel. She will offer her own take on how to improve your painting, with a view to presenting your best work in the fall WASH Open Show.

In her own painting, Stephany seeks to capture moments as “windows in time.” She sees herself as “a painter of time and the soul.” Her paintings usually flow from her main interests of portraits, spirituality, and women’s endeavors.

Stephany NickelHer style is bold and fresh, with a vibrancy and depth of color so intense that you don’t realize she is painting in the medium of watercolor. Much of her current work reflects her passion to portray her heritage land of Ireland. Nickel has juried many art competitions across California. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Palette Magazine has published her paintings and her article, “Break Throughs.” Stephany is one of the featured artists in the books Art Twenty-Ten and Art Twenty-Eleven available at local galleries and on Amazon.com. Her paintings can be seen at Winterhill Olive Oil and Gifts as well as the Iron Willow Gallery, both in Placerville. Her works may be viewed online at www.stephanynickel.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.

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2017 WASH Workshops

September 10th WorkshopRonnie Rector

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
September 10, 2017, 9:30am to 4:00pm at the
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

Please contact the WASH Workshop Chair, Sue Davis for more information at 916-359-7691 or suedavis@winfirst.com.

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WASH Scholarship Information

2017 WASH Scholarship Award

WASH is delighted to recognize Cassandra Fore as the WASH Scholarship for the Arts 2017 winner.

WASH 2017 Scholarship

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.”

WASH 2017 Scholarship Winner 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

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Joining WASH

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.

Please email us at: sac.watercolor@gmail.com

Click the "Join Us" botton on the top right menu to download an application to join WASH. Please note that SFAC and WASH Membership is based on the club year and runs from January to December.

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