Current & Upcoming Events

May 9th 2019 - June 9th 2019

Portraits of Life - The Art of Storytelling

Bernice Kish Gallery
10400 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Celebrating life through figurative paintings and sculpture by April M Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed. Opening Reception: May 18, from 3 to 5 PM. Elaine and April will give brief gallery talks about their work and announce other events they're holding in conjunction with their exhibit.
May 25th 2019

Introduction to Experimental Watermedia

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
7600 Foundry Street, The Cotton Shed The Cotton Shed
Savage, MD 20763
Located at Historic Savage Mill, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is now offering classes and workshops by the artist it represents. Students to this workshop can use watercolor or fluid acrylic. In the May session we'll focus on organic textures that work well for bird and plant paintings. Contact HorseSpirit Arts Gallery to register. or follow the link to Get a Ticket for the workshop.
June 4th 2019 - July 30th 2019

Pikes Peak International Watermedia Exhibitio

Pikes Peak Libraray 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

April's painting, The Perfect Ride, was selected by juror Martha Mans. It was one of 100 paintings selected for this exhibit from a field of 360.
June 15th 2019

Mounting, Varnishing & Gallery Wrapping

April's Studio
14032 Howard Road
Dayton, MD 21036
United States
Learn how to mount and varnish watercolors and fluid acrylic paintings or how to gallery wrap a painting on watercolor paper. In this 2-hour class April will demonstrate each step of the process for both mounted and gallery wrapped presentations. She provide a materials list and explain key elements of each step. Image: shows painting on watercolor paper mounted, varnished and framed without glazing.
June 15th 2019 - July 27th 2019

Missouri Watercolor Society 2019 Internationa

St Louis Artists Gallery

Clayton, MO

Mike Bailey's Juror's statement: Missouri Watercolor Society 2019 International Exhibition I offer greetings and congratulations to all the artists who entered this prestigious exhibition. It is indeed an honor to have been chosen to select and judge this show! I must say, however, that it was a daunting task to select the best pieces from such a large body of outstanding paintings. It truly was, at times, a ‘hair pulling’ decision making process! Most everyone asks about selection criteria and the reasoning behind the choices. I am a design “nerd !” Design is always the driving first thing which presses me include or exclude any painting into, or out of, an exhibition. Content, or message, or story in a painting will set me thinking in ways that a simply “beautiful” painting would not. The message is very important. There is an overriding condition, which appears in a few paintings, which holds enormous power . . .and that is creativity. This aspect shows how the artist thinks and exposes the artist’s audacity, authenticity and freedom. It, therefore, carries a lot of weight. . . .at times as much, or more, than content. Lastly, expert technique counts for little. That is to say that a well designed painting that exhibits strong content and / or exemplary creativity will win out over poor technique. As an aside, I must admit to sometimes allowing personal taste to enter into the above reasons for judgment. While I try to prevent taste from entering the decision making, my humanness may, at times, unexplainably enter into the final reasoning. To those artists who did not make the cut, you have my sincere empathy while I encourage you to continue reaching for higher levels of artistic achievement. I know rejection can be painful. It can also be the stimulus needed to advance aesthetically. So, press onward and continue entering; it is very much worth your efforts! Sincerely, M.E. “Mike” Bailey, AWS / NWS

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