Current & Upcoming Events

February 29th 2020

Free Demo - Vibrant Flowers

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
8600 Foundry Rd Cotton Shed Building
Savage, MD 20763
The free demo is from 1 - 4 PM as a precursor to my two session class on the same subject in March. Come get a taste of working wet-in-wet and how to build up a painting from an initial loose and vibrant background.
March 7th 2020 - March 29th 2020

51st Annual LAG Open Juried Exhibition

Montpelier Art Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
This annual exhibition by the Laurel Art Guild is open to artists in Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, or former members of the art guild regardless of where they reside. This year's juror was Abigail McBride a colorist from the Cape School. The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony is March 8 form 2-4 PM. Image: April's "Fruit Vendors", Learn More about the painting at the link.
March 8th 2020 - March 28th 2020


Columbia Art Center
6100 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21043

This annual invitational exhibition includes art about women by women. This year the theme is Paving the Way. I chose to create a new painting about ROGUE COLLECTIVE, a DC group of violinists and cellist who have defined a new method of improvisation called Structured Improvisation. They see the art they will play to ahead of time so they can individually consider how they hear the music for the artwork. They discuss for just a couple minutes before preforming then follow each other's lead to create incredible music that describes their feelings about the painting. The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony is March 8 form 2-4 PM. My tribute painting is titled: "Improve Reimagined."
March 10th 2020

Night Scenes in Watercolor

The Holy Grounds building at the Severna Park
623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146

One-day workshop for the Annapolis Watercolor Club on painting a night scene. Only four colors needed to create magnificent night scenes. Arranged and Coordinated by the Annapolis Watercolor Club.
March 14th 2020 - April 26th 2020

2020 GWS National Exhibition

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

The 41st Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition was juried this year by Linda Baker who had the difficult job of selecting 75 pieces from a field of 320 submissions for this year's show. Shown here: April Rimpo's "In Her Own World."
March 14th 2020 - March 28th 2020

Vibrant Flowers using Wet-in-Wet Watercolor

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
8600 Foundry Rd Cotton Shed Building
Savage, MD 20763
Two-Session Class: Mar 14 and 28 (Saturdays), 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, doors open for setup at 12:30 PM. Cost per student: $125 total for the two sessions. HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Savage Mill – Cotton Shed Barn 8600 Foundry Street Suite 2063, Savage, MD 20763 Registration through HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Phone: 301.490.2001 This class is intended to introduce you to starting a painting with a loose underpainting then developing detail as the paper dries. Learn how to create vibrant flowers: • Using Basic Wet-in-Wet technique to establish colors without detail, • How to avoid "muddy colors” • Working spontaneously in response to the paint while maintaining your overall plan and adjusting the plan as needed • Working with hard and soft edges, leaving some areas undefined to create interest where the viewer can fill in the details themselves. Students are to bring your own materials. Paint can be purchased from the instructor (details in supply list) Reference material – To be provided by April no less than 1 week before the class. Feel free to draw the image on watercolor paper before class. You’ll primarily need just the flowers drawn.
March 25th 2020 - March 26th 2020

Watercolor on Aquabord

Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Create a small Aquabord painting with the Baltimore Watercolor Society during this two-day workshop. This surface has some properties like working on watercolor paper but other properties that lean toward working on more slick surfaces. Learn how to work with watercolor washes to produce a small vibrant painting. Reference materials will be supplied. BWS will supply two Aquabord panels and a frame. There will be a step by-step instruction demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction during the class. Knowledge of basic watercolor is helpful.
April 24th 2020 - May 30th 2020

MOWS International

The Barcelona Academy of Art


April's painting, Full Swing, was one of 169 paintings selected for the Missouri Watercolor Society's International show to be held in Barcelona, Spain at The Barcelona Academy of Art and The European Museum of Contemporary Art (MEAM). The Juror of selection was Thomas W. Schaller. Many thanks to all those who work so hard to make shows like this happen. Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: April 24 at 7 PM at the Barcelona Academy of Art
May 2nd 2020 - May 22nd 2020

LWS 50TH International Exhibition-2020

Place St. Charles
201 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Louisiana Watercolor Society is celebrating their 50th juried exhibition of original water based media on paper. The 2020 juror is Z.L. Feng who selected 75 paintings for this exhibition. The Award Reception is May 9, 2020. April's selected work is "Percussion: A Serious Business."
May 17th 2020 - June 7th 2020

A Featured Artist at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
8600 Foundry Rd Cotton Shed Building
Savage, MD 20763

Opening Reception: May 17, 1-4 PM and an Artists' Talk and Closing Event: June 7, 1-3 PM April will be one of the featured artists for May/June 2020. She'll be revealing several new paintings. You'll see some new themes in April's work but all with a story to share. She'd love to hear what story you see in her work. Image: "Follow the Stream" by April M Rimpo
May 23rd 2020

Demo: Magnificent Skies in Watercolor

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
8600 Foundry Rd Cotton Shed Building
Savage, MD 20763
Among other things April Rimpo creates beautiful watercolor skies! Meet April during her drop-in art demo afternoon on May 23rd from 2-4 pm and ask her questions her skies, watercolor, or about any of her many watermedia paintings displayed in the gallery! Come alone, or bring friends, and be ready to immerse yourself in an afternoon of art, wine, goodies & new friends! We'll see you there!
May 30th 2020 - May 31st 2020

Magnificent Skies in Watercolor 2-day Worksho

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
8600 Foundry Rd Cotton Shed Building
Savage, MD 20763
Two-day workshop from 11:30AM to 5:30PM each day. April teaches you to create exciting skies: 1) Light beams through clouds with reflections in water 2)Night sky with moon All skill levels welcome, age 17 & up. ...April includes daylight scenes with water so you can learn how to make water sparkle. You'll learn to mute the colors of the landscape in a night scene to make them believable.' Price: $200. Payment Options: Call HorseSpirit Arts 301-490-2001 & pay w/credit card, no fee Visit HorseSpirit & pay w/cash or credit, no fee Or online at Eventbrite (Fee) *Please know tickets are not refundable, they are transferable to someone of your choosing.
October 7th 2020

An Artists Journey

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD

A one hour presentation to Art League of Germantown titled An Artists Journey.

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