2019 Annual WASH Member Show, Awash With Color
Important Show Dates:
Please support the businesses that sponsor awards for WASH shows. For a list of our sponsors, click on the following link. WASH 2019 Sponsor List.
For a copy of the 2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus, click on the following link: 2019 Annual WASH Member Show Prospectus
To view our 2018 Award winning paintings, please click on the "Past WASH Events" link to the left.
JUROR OF AWARDS
Dan Petersen AWS, NWS
Artist/Teacher/Painter of Watercolor Landscapes
Dan Petersen is a name synonymous with watercolor landscapes in Central California. After completing graduate work in his chosen medium at San Jose State University, he returned to the valley to teach. He has been a favorite instructor of drawing and watercolor at Modesto Junior College for over 35 years. Scores of art educators on every level, professional and “Sunday painters,” as well as illustrators and designers of every stripe have studied with Dan. These artists all began their love affair with art while observing the cube in one of Petersen’s classes. With his inspiration, watercolor is the personal medium of choice for many collectors in this part of the state.
Dan emphasizes the quality of transparency in his paintings, which is a distinctive feature of watercolor. He employs many overlays or glazes to bring color harmony to the objects he paints. In addition, he attempts to incorporate subtle cubistic devices designed to help tie up the many unrelated parts into a unified and pleasing whole. His distinctive style achieves freshness with control by suing multiple layers of liquid masking to define the details in his subject.
Dan Petersen received a Master of Arts degree in watercolor from San Jose State University in 1962. Following graduation, he began teaching art on the high school level in Manteca, California. In 1963, Dan accepted a position as watercolor instructor at Modesto Junior College and thus began a 40-year career teaching watercolor and drawing at the college level.
Among his many achievements are:
• Signature member of American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Association
Dan married Carole Ann in 1958, has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Carole Ann passed away in 2007. In 2009 Dan married Lila, the mother of 3 children and 8 grandchildren. After retiring in April of 2003, Dan now enjoys more time with his family, in his garden, in the studio and traveling.
Dan's website is: www.petersenwatercolor.com
2019 Show Sponsors and Prizes
Members, please contact these sponsors and let them know how grateful we are for their gifts. Just call up their customer service or send a message through their web email page to say thank you from WASH - they will greatly appreciate this gesture. The more people that do this, the more they will remember us and know that their sponsorship was really appreciated. We are including the list of items donated in hopes that it will inspire our members to try these products and/or a new art material supplier or local art-related business.
- Jack Richeson & Company - 6 Gift Certificates totaling $750 for paint and pastels, richesonart.com
- Skyline One Framing - $40 Gift Certificate - 3429 Freedom Park Drive, Suite 13, North Highlands, CA 95660, 916-344-0402, skylineoneframing.com
2019 Show Committee
The 2019 WASH Show Committee members are AlysLynn Lemke, Wyleta McDaniel, Carole Girard, Charles Green and Peter Rodgers. Please be sure to thank them for their hard work.