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February Members Meeting and Demonstration
WASH 2018 Scholarship Information
2018 WASH Member Show
WASH Turns 40
April 2018 Jeannie Vodden Workshop
October 2018 Michael Holter Workshop
2017 WASH OpenShow News
Joining WASH


WASH Meeting and Demonstration

February Members Meeting and Demonstration - 02/12/2018, 7:00 pm

Our artist demonstrator for the WASH member meeting February 12th from 7 to 9 pm is Penryn artist Sandy Delehanty. She will demonstrate her latest watercolor passion, cSandy Delehantyreating subtle watercolors through meticulous masking and pouring.

“I’m fascinated by the unpredictability of the pouring technique,” says Delehanty, “since I pour three primary colors simultaneously. The masking gives me my shapes, but the colors go their own direction.”

Delehanty majored in art at Cal State Chico, earning a BA and California Secondary Teaching Credential. She has studied under artists, such as Wayne Thiebaud and Don Andrews. She is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association. Her paintings have appeared in the prestigious Splash 9 and 16 (North Light Books), as well as Art Journey: Animals (North Light Books, 2017), International Artists Magazine Top 10 Floral Paintings (2010), Sandy DelehantySouthwest Art Magazine (2009), and The Best of Flower Painting 2 (1999, North Light Books).

Her paintings can be found in private collections around the world. She is especially proud of having 45 paintings in the permanent collection of the UC Davis Medical Center. Her paintings have been exhibited in many international juried shows, as well as featured in the annual KVIE art auction. She regularly leads groups of artists on watercolor journal expeditions to Europe. More of her work can be seen at, sandydelehanty.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 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 have provided a $1,000 scholarship in each of the last two years to high school seniors. Once again, WASH is offering a $1,000 scholarship to 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 2018 WASH Scholarship application at the following link. WASH Scholarship Application

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2018 Annual WASH Members Show

Keep your eye on this space for more news about the 2018 Annual WASH Members Show. More information and the prospectus will be coming to this space as we have it available. Receiving will be in late March, with the show up at the Sacramento Fine Art Center from April 3 through April 22.

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WASH Celebrates Our Founding

In conjunction with our Members Show in April of 2018, WASH is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the club's founding. We are planning a show in Gallery 3 for the month of April that will showcase art by WASH's Past Presidents. During 2nd Saturday, also in Gallery 3, we will have several of our historians books from the 70's, 80's and 90's available for you to look through and we are planning to honor our Charter members during the Artists Reception and Award Ceremony.

Please click on the link to the right to view a list of our charter members: Charter Members

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April 2018 Jeannie Vodden Workshop

Posies in Jars
April 9, 2018Jeannie Vodden

“I love painting the complex textures, forms and patterns found in nature,” says Jeannie Vodden. She is a master at combining a deep reservoir of techniques with a relaxed, gentle teaching style. She is known for the magic she creates with a limited palette of transparent staining colors. Playing with light and textures hold great interest for her.

* Get tips and hints on how to paint transparent glass
* Learn how to give flowers translucency (as if light is moving through thin petals)
* Add a sense of light and shadow to your work
* Work in a limited color scheme
* Loosen up … just a bit

Work from your own photo, or use Jeannie’s reference image.

This workshop will include watercolor demonstrations, plenty of painting time, individual attention and gentle critiques. Students will gain skill in Jeannie’s unique watercolor methods. This class is designed for all levels of painters. Each student’s skill level will be different. If you are a beginner, don’t let that discourage you. Take your time, learn and enjoy.

See more of her work at JeannieVodden.com

Jeannie Vodden




WASH members: $70 Nonmembers: $85






Please contact WASH Workshop Chair, Kari Bauer at Grandmakari@gmail.com or 916-483-2315.
Workshop held at: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

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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


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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2017 WASH Open Show Information

The 2017 WASH Open Show award winning paintings and photographs of the award ceremony have been moved to our Past Events page, click on the following link: Past Events

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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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