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2018 Demonstration and Critique Schedule

May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 05/14/2018, 1:30 pm

Please join us for a demonstration by David Lobenberg. He will be demonstrating his “California Vibe” Watercolor portrait technique.

David’s high level of excellence in figurative/ landscape watercolor and acrylic painting is well recognized by artists and collectors nationwide. David is a teacher and fine artist specializing and exhibiting in the mediums of watercolor and acrylic. His works and techniques have been published in the following national and international periodicals:

The Art of Watercolor,
Southwest Art,
Artist’s Magazine,
Art Collector,
Plein Air Magazine,
The Palette Magazine, and
Pratique De Arts.

His works have been exhibited in the United States, France, Southeast Asia, and Turkey.

He has completed commissioned works for The United States Air Force, Thunderbirds Alumni Association, the Amgen Tour Of California, The Sacramento Kings and River Cats, Major league baseball players Barry Zito and Nick Swisher, IMAX Corporation, and SureWest Corporation, to name a few.

David Lobenberg has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from UCLA and is an adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College. His work has been reproduced in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines.

See more of his art at lobenbergart.com.

June Members Meeting and Demonstration - 06/11/2018, 7:00 pm

Patty Pieropan Dong lives in rural Auburn and enjoys working in a variety of media: oil, watercolor, and block printing. Her subjects include California landscapes, still life, and portraits.

A graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Painting, she also studied at Boston State College and Suffolk University. Painting trips to Mexico, Italy, Portugal, and France have provided rich visual imagery. Disappearing relics are a recurring theme throughout much of her work, capturing abandoned buildings and cars as nature takes over. “I like the theme of something that was once part of our lives and is now forgotten.”

A member of Placer Artists League, The Auburn Old Town Gallery of Fine Art, and Placer Arts, Patty has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions, and has had several one-person shows. She was recognized as Placer County Visual Artist of the Year in 1996, and was voted “Best of the Best” in 2003.

An art instructor, Patty has taught at the Del Oro High School in Loomis and the Pohnpei Island High School in Micronesia. She has been teaching in school settings and private lessons out of her studio to children and adults since 1986. Patty currently teaches art at St. Joseph School in Auburn.

See more of her art at pepdart.com.

September Members Meeting and Demonstration - 09/10/2018, 1:30 pm

Anthony Rogone is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and an award winning artist. His exuberant paintings feature detailed realism a strong sense of design and an evocative use of color and light.

A native of Pennsylvania, he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968 with a degree in Graphic Design. After relocating to California in 1973, he actively pursued his passion for art while completing a career in education.

His paintings have won several awards and have been displayed in galleries, exhibitions, and private collections throughout Northern California. Anthony Rogone says, “I strive to raise the level of my art through continuous study of water media. I find the unpredictability of this media to be challenging, fascinating, and inspiring!”

See more of his art at rogonewatercolors.com.

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.

See more of Michael’s art at michaelholter.com

November Members Meeting and Demonstration - 11/12/2018, 1:30 pm Jan Miskulin

Please join us for a critique of member art work by WASH founder Jan Miskulin. Jan is primarily an on-location painter who uses her love of nature to inspire her reactions to her surroundings with interpretive feelings and spiritual vitality.

She studied Japanese sumi-e brushwork at an early age using the free-brush technique typical to this form of painting. Jan is an advocate of strong values in her painting along with meaningful brush work.

Jan MiskulinJan received her MFA from Stanford University and has studied at UC Berkeley and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in many one-artist shows, and she is represented in private and corporate collections internationally.  She has received top awards in many local and international shows.

In 1978 Jan Miskulin and Nancy Haley discussed the need for a watercolor society. Jan's watercolor class enthusiastically endorsed the idea. The group formed and met at the President James Monroe Manor and Jan Miskulin was elected as the first President of WASH.  Jan is still active in WASH and currently is helping other artists through coaching sessions.