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2017 WASH OpenShow News
September Demonstration Announcement
September 2017 Ronnie Rector Workshop
January 2018 Frank Eber Workshop
April 2018 Jeannie Vodden Workshop
October 2018 Michael Holter Workshop
WASH Scholarship Information
Joining WASH


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

Click on the pdf icon that follows for a copy of the 2017 WASH Open Show prospectus: Open Show Prospectus

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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 Ronnie Rector 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 RectorRonnie 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, suedavis@winfirst.com

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.

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September 2017 Ronnie Rector Workshop

September 10th WorkshopRonnie Rector

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
September 10, 2017, 9:30am to 4:00pm at the
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

Please contact the WASH Workshop Chair, Sue Davis for more information at 916-359-7691 or suedavis@winfirst.com.

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January 2018 Frank Eber Workshop

Atmospheric Landscapes
January 9-11, 2018

Frank Eber“It is one thing to copy nature but quite another to express her in a painting!”  Keep the big message and not the little unimportant detail - the sweeping energy of a tree, not the number of leaves. In this workshop, Frank will cover the topics of design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects.
Conveying atmosphere is Frank’s specialty. In fact, it is the basis of all his work and teaching.

See more of his work at frankeber.com

Frank Eber

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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April 2018 Jeannie Vodden Workshop

Posies in Jars
April 9, 2018

“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 Jeannie Vodden




WASH members: $70 Nonmembers: $85






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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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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WASH Scholarship Information

2017 WASH Scholarship Award

WASH is delighted to recognize Cassandra Fore as the WASH Scholarship for the Arts 2017 winner. WASH 2017 Scholarship

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. WASH 2017 Scholarship

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.”

WASH 2017 Scholarship Winner 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. WASH 2017 Scholarship Winner

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

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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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