Category Archives: Member Meetings

November Members Meeting and Demonstration – Robert Dvorak – 11/11/2019, 1:30 pm

WASH is delighted to welcome painter, lecturer, and teacher Robert Dvorak to demonstrate for our November 11, 1:30 pm meeting. Robert has been a professor of architecture and also taught design, problem-solving, and communication skills including drawing, film-making, watercolor painting, and other media skills. Dvorak draws from a rich background of unusual experience for his presentations including: being a member of the moon shot design team for the vehicle assembly building at Cape Canaveral, working as crew on large sailing yachts in the Greek Islands, doing caricatures in Japanese nightclubs, making experimental films which have been featured in film festivals worldwide, and traveling in 69 countries making drawings, watercolors, and speaking. These are just a few of his adventurous experiences. Robert has written and illustrated Dancing With Ghosts by Maura Madden-Donovan, Award of Merit, 2019 Member Showbooks on drawing and painting: Travel Drawing and Painting, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Drawing Without Fear, The Pocket Drawing Book, The Magic of Drawing, and Experiential Drawing. Many of Robertʼs paintings are in corporate and private collections, including The Bank of America, Del Monte Corporation, the Vanderbuilts, and more.”Robertʼs presentation will be titled “Travel Drawing and Painting” and is sure to be informative and entertaining! Be sure to mark November 11, 1:30 pm on your calendar!

Watercolor painting by Bev Jozwiak titled "Steeped in Tradition II".

October Members Meeting and Demonstration – Bev Jozwiak – 10/14/2019, 7:00-9:00 pm

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.

June Members Meeting and Demonstration – 6/10/2019, 7:00 pm

WASH is 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’s favorite subjects are landscapes and reflections in water. Much of her 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. She regularly teaches at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA.

Watercolor painting by Michael Reardon titled "Via San Francesco, Assisi".

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


WASH welcomes our May demonstrator, Michael Reardon. Michael is also presenting a 3 day 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 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.

Michael’s web site is:   http://www.mreardon.com/

Watercolor by Michael J. Mikolon titled "Southfork of the American River"

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

We are excited to welcome our April demonstrator, 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.

Visit his website at artistmichael.com.

watercolor painting by Jerianne Van Dijk titled "Alley Flowers"

March Members Meeting and Demonstration – 3/11/2019, 1:30 pm

In March, WASH is delighted to have Jerianne Van Dijk demonstrate for our members!

Watercolor painting by Jerianne Van Dijk titled "Pondering"

Jerianne works mostly in watercolor with some gouache, ink and crayon, with attention to mood and light. Her painting style is realistic and somewhat impressionistic. When it comes to illustration, her use of mediums entail a grand variety of techniques and materials, ranging from whimsical to detailed and classic.

Watercolor Painting by Jerianne Van Dyke titled "Sunny"

Residing in the Northern California foothills for the past 30 years, her work is often born of the unique charm and inspiration from her elevated environment in the Sierra Foothills. Jerianne considers herself primarily self-taught, but is definitely enhanced by regular collaborations with other professional artists and a trail of workshops with some of the most renowned artists in the nation.


Telagio Baptista

February Members Meeting and Demonstration – 2/11/2019, 7:00 pm

WASH is delighted to present a demonstration on February 11th by Telagio Baptista followed by a workshop on Monday March 18th.

Telagio Baptista

Telagio has been an artist since childhood when he was a national poster award winner in High School. His love for drawing and watercolor painting was further developed when awarded a scholarship to San Francisco Art Institute, and he completed his art education at California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.

Telagio Baptista

Telagio owned and operated his own design studio in Hawaii for 30 years. While is Hawaii, he also taught an advertising/design class at Honolulu Community College.

Presently, Telagio Baptista is an ongoing award-winning watercolor artist participating in Regional and International juried art shows.

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.