WASH Paintings from 2017 Member Show

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2019 WASH Member Show Award Winners
2019 WASH OPEN Show Prospectus
Show Sponsor List
April Members Meeting and Demonstration

2019 Workshops
WASH 2019 Scholarship Information
Joining WASH

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2019 WASH Member Show Information

Please check the "Current WASH Show" button to the left for more information on our 2019 Member show or click here: Current Wash Show . The Current WASH Show page was recently updated to include receiving dates and information about our show juror.

Joann Lindelof-Wilson Best of ShowCongratulations to Joann Lindelof-Wilson for her Best of Show winner, "Rustle".

To view the other 2019 WASH Annual Member Show Award winners, please click on the image of Joann's painting to the left.

For a copy of the 2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus, click on the following link:
2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus

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WASH Meeting and Demonstration

April Members Meeting and Demonstration - 4/08/2019, 7:00 pm

We are excited to welcome our April demonstrator, Michael J. Mikolon! Michael J. Mikolon





Michael was born and raised in Detroit.  Michael earned a BFA at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. His love of nature and the great outdoors led him to northern California where he works as an artist and art teacher. Michael paints primarily landscapes and figures, as well as very creative and humorous illustrations and comics. Michael works in watercolor, oil and also digital media.

Michael J. Mikolon



Visit his website at artistmichael.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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WASH 2019 Workshops

"Watercolor Techniques "Michael Reardon
a three day workshop featuring
Michael Reardon

May 14-16, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm

Workshop held at:
Sacramento Fine Arts Center,
5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

A strong advocate of "less is more", Michael demonstrates ways to simplify and work quickly and decisively to capture the essence of a scene. He covers painting with a limited palette, dynamic color mixing, and use of light, and value to describe form.

Michael Reardon

Michael has won numerous awards and his watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, in shows and numerous publications. He is a signature member of AWS, MWS, Watercolor West and the California Watercolor Association

His website is: http://www.mreardon.com/

WASH Members: $325, Nonmembers: $375
To register, contact Kari Bauer at WASHworkshops@gmail.com or
leave a message for Kari at 916-483-2315

Painting People, Birds and Animals on Hot PressBev Jozwiak
a three day workshop featuring
Bev Jozwiak>

October 15-17, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm

Workshop held at:
Sacramento Fine Arts Center,
5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

Bev is an International Award winning artist from Vancouver, Washington who has earned her signature status in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and many others. Her art has been included in many "Best of Art" books and the series "Splash". She is the author of "Painting Life with Life".

Bev Jozwiak

Her website is: http://www.bevjozwiak.com/wp/

WASH Members: $325, Nonmembers: $375
To register, contact Kari Bauer at WASHworkshops@gmail.com or
leave a message for Kari at 916-483-2315

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2019 Annual WASH Open Show Prospectus

For a copy of the 2019 Annual WASH Open Show Prospectus, click on the following link:
2019 Annual WASH Open Show Prospectus.

This show uses online entry through Smarter Entry. This is a new online entry application for WASH, you may need to register to enter. You will find us on their call to entry page, select the Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons link on the right to go directly to our entries or scroll down: https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry#


Online show entry deadline is: July 6, 2019
Show Notifications complete by: July 14, 2019
Hand Delivered Artwork dates: August 23 (1-5) and August 24 (11-3)
Shipped Art MUST be Received by: August 23
Show Dates are: September 3 through September 29
Reception and Awards Presentation are: September 14

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WASH Scholarship Information


Deadline, May 1, 2019

WASH Scholarship Committee
c/o Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5330-B Gibbons Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons (WASH), is again offering a $1000 Scholarship for a high school senior or a college art major who would like to continue his/her pursuit of learning more about water media at the college level.

Please print a scholarship application and cover letter out and give it to a deserving student for consideration. You will find the 2019 WASH Scholarship application and criteria at the following link: WASH Scholarship 2019.pdf

As it comes closer to the time to apply, if you need a Word digital document for the student to complete, please email sac.watercolor@gmail.com and we will send the document in Word format.

WASH 2018 Scholarship Winner

WASH has been privileged to recognize students who are pursuing a college art degree and who are interested in water media. In 2018 we recognized Emma LaRoe, and presented her with a $1,000 scholarship at our meeting on May 14th. Emma's art work was on display in the Foyer at the Sacramento Fine Art Center for the month of May.

Emma LaRoe, Halls of Zion

Emma LaRoe is a senior at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks. Emma has always had an interest in art. Watercolor and acrylic are her preferred mediums; however she dabbles in portrait sketches, oil paintings and glass art. Emma’s goal is to major in fine art and possibly minor in business, math or liberal arts and to obtain teaching credentials. Her goal is becoming a reality as she was accepted into William Jessup University’s Fine Arts program. After college she plans to become an art teacher either for public/private schools or become an art vendor for home school programs.

Emma also inspires young artists within her community. She indicates teaching, being an inspiration, having fun and being able to create something beautiful is why she wants to become an artist. She shares her love of art with children, teaching a week long summer painting class at her church. Emma exemplified her commitment to the art community by contributing to a district wide annual fundraiser at her high school and helping to create over five hundred small glass sun catchers with her fellow classmates in the Advanced Glass Art class.

Emma LaRoe, View Of Turkey

Emma is highly recommended by her teachers who are impressed with her creative talent and hard work ethic. They indicate she has not only a strong foundation, but someone who is passionate about art. Her senior year has afforded wonderful opportunities to showcase her beautiful artwork, as well as demonstrate leadership skills. As the Art Club Vice President, she works with her teachers and other officers to offer more creative opportunities to the students on campus.

Emma has been active in pursuing her talent in art. In her art portfolio, she submitted watercolor images indicating her understanding of watercolor techniques, design and creativity. The View of Turkey is her watercolor recreation of a photograph looking down on a city in Turkey. This was her first commissioned painting. Since then she has been commissioned to paint three more watercolors as well as selling an acrylic painting and painting a storefront window.

Emma LaRoe, Seventh Day


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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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