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
WASH Meeting and Demonstration
September Members Meeting and Demonstration - 9/11/2017, 1:30 pm
For our Monday, September 11th, 1:30 pm WASH membership meeting, we’re looking forward to learning from Incline Village watercolorist Ronnie Rector. Ronnie didn’t start out as an artist. But when arranging for some watercolor lessons for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop in 2008, it looked like so much fun that she signed up for watercolor classes and workshops with local watercolor teacher, Jan Foss. In addition, she joined the Sierra Watercolor Society that put her in contact with other artists and workshops. She’s been painting ever since. “I love the medium,” says Rector, “and want to share that with people. Watercolor is just so beautiful.” Her favorite themes are people and what they do during the day. She’s working on a painting that features a road paving crew, trying to capture the heat and dust and smell in her painting. She also loves to paint horses.
Ronnie has been a member of WASH for several years, and has won a couple of Best of Show awards along the way. She is a member of the Nevada Artist Association. She also teaches watercolor at Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, and at Truckee Meadows Community College.
On Sunday, September 10th, she will be presenting a one-day workshop for WASH at Sacramento Fine Arts Center focusing on batik. To sign up for the workshop, contact WASH Workshop Chair Sue Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
For our membership meeting demo on Monday afternoon, she will be sharing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, as she works on a painting of St. Denis, whose statue appears at the grand entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. St. Denis, she informs me, was beheaded, so the statuary includes the saint with his head in his hands, and a couple of angels looking on and asking, “What in the world happened to you?” Ronnie assures us that no blood will be present in the painting. It should be fun!
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.
September 2017 Ronnie Rector Workshop
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 email@example.com.
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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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.