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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.
For a copy of the 2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus, click on the following link:
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 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.
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.
WASH 2019 Workshops
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 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
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".
Her website is: http://www.bevjozwiak.com/wp/
WASH Members: $325, Nonmembers: $375
2019 Annual WASH Open Show Prospectus
For a copy of the 2019 Annual WASH Open Show Prospectus, click on the following link:
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
WASH Scholarship Information
ANNOUNCING THE WASH SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS
Deadline, May 1, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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.
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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