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2018 WASH OpenShow News
October 2018 Michael Holter Workshop
October Members Meeting and Demonstration
2019 Workshops
WASH 2018 Scholarship Information
2018 WASH Member Show
Joining WASH

2018 WASH Open Show Information

Steve Walters

WASH is delighted to present the award winners for the
2018 WASH Open Show! To see the award winning paintings, please click on the image on the right of our Best of Show winner, Portuguese Fishermen III by Steve Walters.

Exhibit Opens: September 4, 2018
Reception and Awards: September 8, 5:30 - 8pm
Artwork Pick-up: September 30 2018, 5-6pm

For more information, please go to the "Current WASH Show" tab in the left menu. If you have questions or concerns please contact our Show Chair, Trina Drotar.

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October 2018 Michael Holter WorkshopMichael Holter

Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos
October 6-8, 2018

"I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable,” says Michael. In this workshop, he will give painters tools to create a well-structured portrait while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke.

Michael Holter
Past President of Southwestern Watercolor Society Herb Reed states " Michael's recent workshop was one of the top few that really made a difference in the way that I approach painting. Take it. You will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos -- all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits."

See more of Michael’s art at michaelholter.com

Here's a YouTube video of Michael doing a "speed watercolor portrait" - pretty interesting. Michael Holter Video

WASH Members: $325, Nonmembers: $375
Please contact WASH Workshop Chair, Sue Davis at suedavis@winfirst.com or 916-359-7691.
Workshop held at: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

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WASH Meeting and Demonstration

October Members Meeting and Demonstration - 10/08/2018, 7:00 pm Michael Holter

Michael HolterWASH is excited to present a demonstration by Michael Holter. In addition, he will be presenting a workshop titled "Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos from October 6-8, 2018". In this workshop, he will give painters tools to create a well-structured portrait while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke. Michael is also presenting a three day workshop starting October 6, please contact Kari Bauer at WASHWorkshops@gmail.com

Michael Holter

See more of Michael’s art at michaelholter.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 WorkshopsTelagio Baptista

"Adding Atmosphere"
a workshop featuring
Telagio Baptista

March 18, 2019 (Monday)
10:00am - 2:00pm

Telagio will share his techniques for capturing moods and feels by harnessing the atmospheric look of fog, smoke, steam, headlights at night. All levels of watercolor experience are welcome and will receive individual attention.

Telagio incorporates various atmospheric techniques to create a mood and tell a story. A portrait, figurative and cityscape artist, his works have won awards both locally and internationally. He conducts private and group lessons throughout Northern California.

Telagio BaptistaHis website is: http://telagiobap.com/

WASH Members: $70, Nonmembers: $80
To register, contact Kari Bauer atWASHworkshops@gmail.com or
leave a message at 916-483-2315

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

"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

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WASH Scholarship Information

2018 WASH Scholarship

WASH has been privileged to recognize students who are pursuing a college art degree and who are interested in water media. We are pleased to recognize Emma LaRoe this year, we will be presenting her with a $1,000 scholarship at our meeting on May 14th, please join us for this event. Emma's art work will be 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


Please print a scholarship application and cover letter out and give it to a deserving student for consideration. You will find the 2018 WASH Scholarship application at the following link. WASH Scholarship Application

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2018 Annual WASH Members Show

The WASH Member Show information has been moved to the Past WASH Events tab. Please look there for the Award Ceremony and 40th Anniversary photographs.

Please support the businesses that sponsor awards for WASH shows. For a list of our sponsors, click on the following link. WASH Sponsor List, Member Show.

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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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