WASH Paintings from 2017 Member Show

2019 Demonstration and Critique Schedule

April Members Meeting and Demonstration - 4/08/2019, 7:00 pm

We are excited to welcome our April demonstrator, Michael J. Mikolon! Michael J. Mikolon






Michael was born and raised in Detroit.  Michael earned a BFA at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. His love of nature and the great outdoors led him to northern California where he works as an artist and art teacher. Michael paints primarily landscapes and figures, as well as very creative and humorous illustrations and comics. Michael works in watercolor, oil and also digital media.

Michael J. Mikolon



Visit his website at artistmichael.com.





May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 5/13/2019, 1:30 pm

WASH welcomes our May demonstrator, Michael Reardon. Michael is also presenting a 3 Michael Reardonday workshop starting on May 14th.

Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.Michael Reardon

In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris. Originally trained as an architect with a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, he was an architectural illustrator for over thirty years. In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.

His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual shows of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.

He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. He is also the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes from North Light Books.


June Members Meeting and Demonstration - 6/10/2019, 7:00 pmBeverly Fields

We are delighted to host a demonstration by well known local artist and teacher, Beverly Fields.


Beverly Fields’ watercolor paintings are most often described as soft and subtle with an abstract clarity. 


Beverly Fields

Beverly’s favorite subjects are landscapes and reflections in water.  Much of Beverly’s subject matter is derived from vintage cottages and buildings “reflecting” the past. She has studied with such noted artists as Zoltan Szabo, Charles Reid, Barbara Nechis and Edgar Whitney.


As a member of the Society of Western Artists and California Watercolor Society, Beverly Fields lectures/demonstrates, teaches and jurors art shows.  



September Members Meeting and Demonstration - 9/09/2019, 1:30 pm

WASH welcomes our September demonstrator, Sonja Hamilton.

October Members Meeting and Demonstration - 10/14/2019, 7:00 pm

We are excited to welcome our October demonstrator, Bev Jozwiak!

Bev Jozwiak

Bev Jozwiak

Bev is an International Award winning artist from Vancouver, Washington who has earned her signature status in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and many others. Her art has been included in many "Best of Art" books and the series "Splash". She is the author of "Painting Life with Life".

Bev is presenting both a demonstration and a workshop for us. The workshop, "Painting People, Birds and Animals on Hot Press" is scheduled Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Thursday, October 17. For more information or to register, contact Kari Bauer at WASHworkshops@gmail.com.

November Members Meeting and Demonstration - 11/11/2019, 1:30 pm

WASH welcomes our November demonstrator, Yuko Carson.