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    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 7401 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, Md 21208
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The Hoffberger Gallery
    7401 Park Heights Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21208

    will host an Exhibit for 

    BWS Signature Members 

      Thursday January 17, 2019 - Monday, February 25, 2019

    Registration fee: $10.00

    Registration Opens on Tuesday, December, 4, 2018

    Please note that your membership in BWS must be current in order to register for this show

    no refunds (except in the case of the event being cancelled for weather or other reason.)


    Deadline for entries: Monday, January 10, 2019 or until the exhibit is full, whichever comes first.

    Drop Off Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00am-10:00am

    Opening Reception Sunday, February 3, 2019 2-4 PM

    Pick up: Tuesday, February 26, 2019  9am-10am

     Gallery Commission 35%*  on all sales

    *Reduced 10%

    One Painting per artist.
    Please read the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits. 

    If you prefer to pay by check, write the check to BWS and mail it to David Drown at 9752 Gudel Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21042

    For any questions contact David Drown

    Email: davdrown@comcast.net

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts
    Register

    Semi-Annual jurying for Signature Artist status. Associate and non-BWS artists are welcome.

    Register online here.  Bring 4 matted and framed paintings (meeting criteria in pdf below) on March 2, 2019 between 12:30 - 1:00pm, or send an email with 4 images meeting criteria to stacyjoy21117@gmail.com by February 28, 2019.

    Files must be high resolution (300dpi) jpeg format, 1950 pixels (or 6.5 inches) on the longest dimension, RGB. The jpeg images should be labeled - Last name, First initial - image title. 

    Click here to download a pdf containing information about the jurying, plus the forms you will need.

    Call or email jury chair with questions.

    stacyjoy21117@gmail.com

    (410) 446-2714
    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pam Wenger 
    "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
     
    4-Day Workshop
    March 12th - 15th 2019





    Registration: 

    Members:           $325  registration starts January 19th 2019

    Non-Members: $375 registration starts February 2nd 2019

    Not a member? Consider becoming an Associate for $25 

    Registration Deadline: March 2nd unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.




    The workshop will begin Tuesday, March 12th and continue through Friday, March 15th 2019 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.


    Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

      

    We are pleased to have nationally recognized artist Pam Wenger, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator, and Signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society present 

    'Watercolor Portrait Sketching'

    Pam is a retired teacher who has always been drawn to portraits and figurative work. She has worked with local instructors and with watercolor artists, Ted Nuttall and Charles Reid. She counts many amazing artists among her friends. They keep her constantly inspired and challenged to grow in her craft. 

    Pam’s portrait paintings are her real love. She tries to connect with a person through their expression…their pose…their placement in the composition. Her work has been exhibited and won awards in National and Local shows, including Pennsylvania’s “Art of the State”, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s Juried Shows, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid Atlantic Shows. Her art can be viewed at 

    www.pamwenger.com 

    https://www.facebook.com/pamwengerwatercolor/

    https://www.instagram.com/pwenger32

    www.exploringwatercolor.blogspot.com



       


    All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium.  

     

    Workshop description - "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"

    “Quick Sketch” Watercolor Portraits

    Learn to paint portraits in watercolor in a spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors. In this workshop, we will analyze some of the common mistakes that are made when working on portraits in watercolor and look at examples of successful watercolor portraits by artists from around the world. 

    Painting portraits in watercolor can seem like a daunting task, but many of us can’t resist the urge to try it. We may have a loved one who we’d like to paint or we may simply be drawn to the challenge of capturing an interesting character on paper. It’s so easy to “tighten up” our portrait paintings because of our focus on “getting it right”. Painting the “quick sketch” portraits focuses on loosening up that process and working to achieve a more relaxed look that highlights the beauty and freshness of the watercolor medium.

    I will have partially pre-drawn portraits for you to work on as part of our exercises - or you may draw freehand.  We will all do some limited freehand drawing of parts of faces (not full portraits). 

    You will be asked to bring along two pre-dawn portraits of your own on watercolor paper. (on approximately 9”x11”paper, head only). Option: Bring ONE smaller portrait to practice as a "Quick Sketch" and ONE larger, more involved piece.

    The 4 day format of the workshop will give us time to practice the techniques we are exploring. The references we’ll be working with will cover a wide range of ages and skin tones. 

    This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work. 

    • During Days 1 and 2, you will primarily work from partially pre-drawn portraits that will be provided in the class. You will finish the drawings, but the basics will be there so we can spend the majority of our time painting. (If you prefer to work completely freehand, that is fine. )
    • On day 3, we will work on one pre-drawn portrait provided to you and then begin work on a portrait of your own that you have prepared for the class. 
    • Day 4 will be a continuation of your own portrait work. We will discuss how to translate the principles we’ve practiced on the “Quick Sketch Portraits” to a larger, more finished portrait. You may want to begin work your own more involved portrait on this day. If you would rather continue on the smaller portraits - this will be a time for additional practice. 
    • Tech Tips: Each day we will explore a technology tool to use to help you in your portrait paintings. 

    Students should be comfortable with painting in watercolor, but do not need to have experience with portrait painting. 


    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
    • Bring two completed drawings of your own (using your own reference photo) on an (approximately) 9” x 11” sheet of watercolor paper. Bring along the printed reference picture or have it available on your digital device.
    • Optional: For Day 4, you may want to work on a larger, more involved portrait or figurative work. Prepare your drawing in advance for that piece.
    • Bring along several smaller sheets of watercolor paper (around 8 x 10 ) or a watercolor block. I use 200 lb Saunders Waterford Hot Press - or other hot press brands. The partially drawn portraits that I provide will be on hot press paper.
    • Bring all your usual watercolor supplies: water container, paper towels, board to attach your watercolor paper to, drawing pencils (I just use BIC #2 mechanical pencils), push pins or tape.
    • If you have an iPad - PLEASE bring it along, so I can show you some of the technology tools I use. You can also use your digital device as your reference tool since I’ll have the reference photos available online as well as printed. (No problem if you don’t have digital gadget, though!)
    • Bring your own palette and brushes that you are comfortable with. I’d suggest using no brushes smaller than a #10. I use Loew Cornell Ultra Round brushes (very cheap and I just grab a new one when I wreck the point) I’ll have some of these for sale at the workshop.
    • I use mostly transparent colors. Here’s my color list for those who are interested. (But don’t feel you need to buy new colors for the workshop. I’ll share some of mine if you want to try them.) 

    *Winsor Yellow Deep

    Brilliant Orange

    *Vermilion

    *Alizarin Crimson

    Raw Sienna

    *Burnt Sienna (I use Holbein’s Burnt Sienna and this is the one brand and color I’d suggest buying if you can - If not, I’ll have some available)

    *Quinacridone Coral

    *Quinacridone Magenta

    *Mineral Violet

    *Manganese Blue or Peacock Blue

    Cobalt Blue

    Indigo

    *Hookers Green


    *Starred items are ones I couldn’t live without for portrait work.


    Feel free to bring along any portraits you may have worked on that you’d like to discuss




    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $325 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $375 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Please pay online via PayPal if possible; PayPal allows the use of your Credit Cards whether or not you have a PayPal account.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the program on your check.
    • The program will take place at "The Hawthorn Center" in Hickory Ridge, Columbia, MD.  The address is: 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD  21044.  

    • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online sign-up. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:
    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events. 
    Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can register on the waiting list.


    WAITING LIST
    • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time .
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before .February 25th will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, the amount refundable is 80% of the workshop price.
    • Paid registrants who cancel after February 25th will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, no refund will be given.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will still be held unless the Hawthorn Center is unable to open or the workshop artist is unable to travel.  If BWS cancels the workshop, then all paid registrants will receive a full pro-rated refund for those days that were cancelled.
    • Check this website for changes, updates and new information.
    • Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to Sabine Yeager (BWS Workshop Chair) at yeagerv@comcast.net
    LOCATION
    The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

    6175 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044-5623
    Tel: (410) 730-7327

    WORKSHOP HOURS
    Doors open at Hawthorn Center: 9:30 AM
    Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM
    One-hour break for lunch
    Workshop instruction ends: 4:30 PM
    Hawthorn Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 5:00 PM

    Mail check made out to BWS and reference Pam Wenger Workshop to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136

    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
    • 13
    Register

    An Evening 

    with 

    Pam Wenger

    "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"


     

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    REGISTRATION:

    BWS Members & their Guests: January 26th, 2019

    Non-members: February 9th, 2019

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate 

    $25 for all BWS members

    $30 for guests and public

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends March 2nd, 2019 or when the event is full


    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.

    Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

    We are pleased to have nationally recognized artist Pam Wenger, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator, and Signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society present 

    'Watercolor Portrait Sketching'

    Pam is a retired teacher who has always been drawn to portraits and figurative work. She has worked with local instructors and with watercolor artists, Ted Nuttall and Charles Reid. She counts many amazing artists among her friends. They keep her constantly inspired and challenged to grow in her craft. 

    Pam’s portrait paintings are her real love. She tries to connect with a person through their expression…their pose…their placement in the composition. Her work has been exhibited and won awards in National and Local shows, including Pennsylvania’s “Art of the State”, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s Juried Shows, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid Atlantic Shows. Her art can be viewed at 

    www.pamwenger.com 

    https://www.facebook.com/pamwengerwatercolor/

    https://www.instagram.com/pwenger32

    www.exploringwatercolor.blogspot.com



       



    “Quick Sketch” Watercolor Portraits

    Learn to paint portraits in watercolor in a spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors. In this workshop, we will analyze some of the common mistakes that are made when working on portraits in watercolor and look at examples of successful watercolor portraits by artists from around the world. 

    Painting portraits in watercolor can seem like a daunting task, but many of us can’t resist the urge to try it. We may have a loved one who we’d like to paint or we may simply be drawn to the challenge of capturing an interesting character on paper. It’s so easy to “tighten up” our portrait paintings because of our focus on “getting it right”. Painting the “quick sketch” portraits focuses on loosening up that process and working to achieve a more relaxed look that highlights the beauty and freshness of the watercolor medium.






    Date: March 13th (Wednesday), from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  (building opens at 6:30 pm)

    • Price: $25 for all BWS members and $30 for guests and public; no refunds (except in the case of the event being cancelled for weather or other reason.)
    • Please pay online via PayPal if possible; PayPal allows the use of your Credit Cards whether or not you have a PayPal account.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the program on your check.
    • For online registration, visit www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
    • Participants will be limited to 50 people. 
    • The program will take place at The Hawthorn Center in Hickory Ridge, Columbia, MD.   6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD  21044.  
    • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    Workshops Chair

    Sabine Yeager

    Mail checks to: 

    3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net


    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 11
    Register

    Pam Wenger 
    "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
     
    4-Day Workshop
    April 9th-April 12th 2019





    Registration: 

    Members:           $325  registration starts February 16th 2019

    Non-Members: $375 registration starts March 6th 2019

    Not a member? Consider becoming an Associate for $25 

    Registration Deadline: March 23rd unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.



    The workshop will begin Tuesday, April 9th and continue through Friday, April 12th 2019 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.

    Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

    We are pleased to have nationally recognized artist Pam Wenger, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator, and Signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society present 

    'Watercolor Portrait Sketching'

    Pam is a retired teacher who has always been drawn to portraits and figurative work. She has worked with local instructors and with watercolor artists, Ted Nuttall and Charles Reid. She counts many amazing artists among her friends. They keep her constantly inspired and challenged to grow in her craft. 

    Pam’s portrait paintings are her real love. She tries to connect with a person through their expression…their pose…their placement in the composition. Her work has been exhibited and won awards in National and Local shows, including Pennsylvania’s “Art of the State”, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s Juried Shows, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid Atlantic Shows. Her art can be viewed at 

    www.pamwenger.com 

    https://www.facebook.com/pamwengerwatercolor/

    https://www.instagram.com/pwenger32

    www.exploringwatercolor.blogspot.com



       

    All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium.  

     

    Workshop description - "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"

    “Quick Sketch” Watercolor Portraits

    Learn to paint portraits in watercolor in a spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors. In this workshop, we will analyze some of the common mistakes that are made when working on portraits in watercolor and look at examples of successful watercolor portraits by artists from around the world. 

    Painting portraits in watercolor can seem like a daunting task, but many of us can’t resist the urge to try it. We may have a loved one who we’d like to paint or we may simply be drawn to the challenge of capturing an interesting character on paper. It’s so easy to “tighten up” our portrait paintings because of our focus on “getting it right”. Painting the “quick sketch” portraits focuses on loosening up that process and working to achieve a more relaxed look that highlights the beauty and freshness of the watercolor medium.

    I will have partially pre-drawn portraits for you to work on as part of our exercises - or you may draw freehand.  We will all do some limited freehand drawing of parts of faces (not full portraits). 

    You will be asked to bring along two pre-dawn portraits of your own on watercolor paper. (on approximately 9”x11”paper, head only). Option: Bring ONE smaller portrait to practice as a "Quick Sketch" and ONE larger, more involved piece.

    The 4 day format of the workshop will give us time to practice the techniques we are exploring. The references we’ll be working with will cover a wide range of ages and skin tones. 

    This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work. 

    • During Days 1 and 2, you will primarily work from partially pre-drawn portraits that will be provided in the class. You will finish the drawings, but the basics will be there so we can spend the majority of our time painting. (If you prefer to work completely freehand, that is fine. )
    • On day 3, we will work on one pre-drawn portrait provided to you and then begin work on a portrait of your own that you have prepared for the class. 
    • Day 4 will be a continuation of your own portrait work. We will discuss how to translate the principles we’ve practiced on the “Quick Sketch Portraits” to a larger, more finished portrait. You may want to begin work your own more involved portrait on this day. If you would rather continue on the smaller portraits - this will be a time for additional practice. 
    • Tech Tips: Each day we will explore a technology tool to use to help you in your portrait paintings. 

    Students should be comfortable with painting in watercolor, but do not need to have experience with portrait painting. 


    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
    • Bring two completed drawings of your own (using your own reference photo) on an (approximately) 9” x 11” sheet of watercolor paper. Bring along the printed reference picture or have it available on your digital device.
    • Optional: For Day 4, you may want to work on a larger, more involved portrait or figurative work. Prepare your drawing in advance for that piece.
    • Bring along several smaller sheets of watercolor paper (around 8 x 10 ) or a watercolor block. I use 200 lb Saunders Waterford Hot Press - or other hot press brands. The partially drawn portraits that I provide will be on hot press paper.
    • Bring all your usual watercolor supplies: water container, paper towels, board to attach your watercolor paper to, drawing pencils (I just use BIC #2 mechanical pencils), push pins or tape.
    • If you have an iPad - PLEASE bring it along, so I can show you some of the technology tools I use. You can also use your digital device as your reference tool since I’ll have the reference photos available online as well as printed. (No problem if you don’t have digital gadget, though!)
    • Bring your own palette and brushes that you are comfortable with. I’d suggest using no brushes smaller than a #10. I use Loew Cornell Ultra Round brushes (very cheap and I just grab a new one when I wreck the point) I’ll have some of these for sale at the workshop.
    • I use mostly transparent colors. Here’s my color list for those who are interested. (But don’t feel you need to buy new colors for the workshop. I’ll share some of mine if you want to try them.) 

    *Winsor Yellow Deep

    Brilliant Orange

    *Vermilion

    *Alizarin Crimson

    Raw Sienna

    *Burnt Sienna (I use Holbein’s Burnt Sienna and this is the one brand and color I’d suggest buying if you can - If not, I’ll have some available)

    *Quinacridone Coral

    *Quinacridone Magenta

    *Mineral Violet

    *Manganese Blue or Peacock Blue

    Cobalt Blue

    Indigo

    *Hookers Green

    *Starred items are ones I couldn’t live without for portrait work.


    Feel free to bring along any portraits you may have worked on that you’d like to discuss




    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $325 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $375 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Please pay online via PayPal if possible; PayPal allows the use of your Credit Cards whether or not you have a PayPal account.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please enter the name of the program on your check.
    • The program will take place at 

    • "The Hawthorn Center" in Hickory Ridge  

    • 6175 Sunny Spring

    • Columbia, MD  21044.  

    • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online sign-up. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:
    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events. 
    Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can register on the waiting list.


    WAITING LIST
    • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time .
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before March 26th will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, the amount refundable is 80% of the workshop price.
    • Paid registrants who cancel after March 26th will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, no refund will be given.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will still be held unless the Hawthorn Center is unable to open or the workshop artist is unable to travel.  If BWS cancels the workshop, then all paid registrants will receive a full pro-rated refund for those days that were cancelled.
    • Check this website for changes, updates and new information.
    • Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to Sabine Yeager (BWS Workshop Chair) at yeagerv@comcast.net
    LOCATION
    The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

    6175 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044-5623
    Tel: (410) 730-7327

    WORKSHOP HOURS
    Doors open at Hawthorn Center: 9:30 AM
    Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM
    One-hour break for lunch
    Workshop instruction ends: 4:30 PM
    Hawthorn Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 5:00 PM

    Mail check made out to BWS and reference Pam Wenger Workshop to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136

    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
    • 2 Bus Pickup Locations: Security Park & Ride/Deereco Park & Ride
    • 18
    Register

    Bus Trip to AWS Show 2019


    Available to members and the public. You may invite one or more guests, until the bus if full.

    The annual bus trip to NYC to see the American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition will be on Monday, April 15, 2019, on a chartered Gunter Bus. 

    The bus will have two pick-up places: 

    • Arrive at 6:45 am at the Security Park & Ride at the end of I-70 at exit 94 off the Baltimore Beltway, with prompt departure at 7:00 am and 
    • Arrive at 7:20 am at the Timonium Park & Ride, Deereco Road between Timonium and Padonia Roads, with prompt departure at 7:30 am.

    The bus will arrive at the Salmagundi Club about 11:20 am. You will have free time until Salmagundi opens at 1:00 pm. There are several nice restaurants on University Place, one block east of where the bus drops us off in front of Salmagundi Club. Also the Strand Bookstore is nearby at 828 Broadway and 12th Street. You may want to have your main meal at lunch time due to our early departure time.

    Promptly at 2:40 pm the Bus will transport you from the Salmagundi Club to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) at 11 W. 53rd Street, arriving at 3 pm. 

    Board the bus at 5:45 pm for a prompt departure from MOMA at 6:00 pm. for the return to Baltimore. If you are not on the bus by 6:00 pm at MOMA, we will assume that you have made other plans to return to Baltimore. 

    Admissions at MOMA is $25 regular admission and $18 for seniors. This cost is not included in the $50 BWS event fee. 

    Drop off:

    • Deereco Park and Ride 10:00 pm
    • Security Park and Ride  10:30 pm


    Registration Opens to Signature Artist, Life, and Associate Members: Friday, February 1st.  

    Registration opens to the Public: Friday, February 15.

    Deadline for registration: April 11th OR until the bus is full, whichever comes first.

    Cost: $50 per person

    Please direct questions to Lois Wolford, 

    loiswolford1@verizon.net


    • 01 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Turf Valley Resort, Wedgewood Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    • 78
    Register

    BWS Member Annual Dinner

    Wednesday, May 1st
    “ The night before the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.”

    Doors open:  6:30 pm

    This year BWS is offering a 3-Entree buffet dinner, including Grilled Flank Steak, Baked Salmon, and Vegetable Lasagna, along with Salad, Potatoes, Rice, and a Market Vegetable Medley. More details in the invitation. 

    Location:
    Wedgewood Room at Turf Valley Resort

    2700 Turf Valley Road
    Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

    Open to Members and the public. You may invite one or more guests, until we reach the maximum number of attendees.

    Cost: $49.00 (per person)  There will be no refunds after April 19th.

    Registration deadline: April 19th
    All payments received by April 19th

    Time: Doors will be open at 6:30 pm. We will gather in the Wedgewood Lobby where an International and Domestic Cheese Display will be served. A cash bar will be available all evening. Dinner will be served at approximately 7:20 pm. 

    Be sure to read the invitation with details about the event.  

    Please join us and share this evening of delicious food, fellowship, and a fabulous program with our guest speaker. This year, we are pleased to have Dr. Jonathan Pevsner, who will speak to us on The Meaning of Leonardo da Vinci After 500 Years. 

    Leonardo was born in 1452 and died on May 2nd, 1519—500 years ago. We will explore his remarkable life, and his accomplishments that span the arts, sciences and engineering. As we get to meet this extraordinary person we will also discuss what Leonardo means to us today.
    Download driving directions to Turf Valley Resort

    Questions should be directed to Karen Schuster

    Registration checks can be mailed to

    Karen Schuster
    6612 Towering Oak Path
    Columbia, MD 21044


    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 11:30 PM
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874 301-528-2260
    Register
    2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition


    Exhibition June 8 - July 13, 2019

    Juror of selection and awards: 
    David Lobenberg


    Entry deadline March 30, 2019


    Entry Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $35

    The prospectus and instructions for creating and submitting digital images are available on 
    Gold Medal $1200

    Notification to artists by May 4, 2019

    Drop-off     Monday, June 3, 10am-2pm
    Exhibition   June 8- July 13, Mon-Sat  10am-5pm
    Community Art Day Saturday, June 15, 9:30-1:30
    Reception   Sunday, June 23, 2-4pm
    Pick-up       Monday, July 15, 9am-noon


    A 35% commission will be taken.
    Submit your images at mailto:BWSMidAtl@gmail.com
    Questions can be directed to Sharon Green at mailto:BWSMidAtl@gmail.com

    You may view works from the previous exhibition by downloading a pdf of the 2018 exhibition catalog. Visit our website at the following link  http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org

Past events

30 Oct 2018 An Evening with Matthew Bird 'Painting the Figure'
30 Oct 2018 Painting the Figure in Watercolor with Matthew Bird
27 Oct 2018 "Learn to create a night time landscape with April Rimpo"
24 Oct 2018 Associate and Signature Member Exhibit at Quiet Waters Gallery
06 Oct 2018 October 6, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
02 Oct 2018 Plein Air with Carolyn Councell
12 Sep 2018 An Evening with John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
10 Sep 2018 John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
21 Jul 2018 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens for Signature Artists
09 Jun 2018 2018 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
06 Jun 2018 An Evening with Kathleen Conover "Chaos to Order"
05 Jun 2018 Kathleen Conover's "Chaos to Order"
16 May 2018 'Capturing the Light' An Evening with Lynn Ferris
15 May 2018 Lynn Ferris 'Capturing the Light'
09 May 2018 2018 BWS Annual Dinner
05 May 2018 'After the Painting is finished' with Matthew Bird
17 Apr 2018 AWS show in NY bus trip - 2018
07 Apr 2018 'Watercolor Portrait Sketching' with Pam Wenger
29 Mar 2018 Exhibit at Slayton House for Signature Artists
10 Mar 2018 March 10, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
15 Nov 2017 An Evening with Michael Reardon
14 Nov 2017 Michael Reardon's Painting Light and Color in Land- and Cityscapes in a 4-Day Workshop
11 Nov 2017 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
17 Oct 2017 How to apply to Galleries
07 Oct 2017 Energize your Plein Air Paintings with Diane Gibson
04 Oct 2017 BWS Exhibit for Associate and Signature Members at the Howard County Department of Education Central Office Gallery
30 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by April Rimpo
29 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by April Rimpo
23 Sep 2017 September 23, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
19 Sep 2017 An Evening with Hillary Parker
18 Sep 2017 Botanical watercolors with Hillary Parker
28 Aug 2017 Art League of Ocean City Signature Member's Show
17 Jun 2017 2017 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
14 Jun 2017 An Evening with Frank Eber
13 Jun 2017 Frank Eber's 'Atmospheric Watercolors', an Approach to Luminous Watercolors: 4-day workshop
03 May 2017 2017 BWS Annual Dinner
29 Apr 2017 Loosen Up Your Paintings and/or Your Figure Scape Paintings by Lois Wolford
26 Apr 2017 An Evening with E. B. Lewis
25 Apr 2017 E. B. Lewis 3-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
14 Apr 2017 AWS show in NY bus trip
25 Mar 2017 "Water and Reflections Made Easy!" with Annie Strack
04 Mar 2017 March 4, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
01 Mar 2017 North Oaks Center Exhibit
05 Nov 2016 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
26 Oct 2016 An Evening with Iain Stewart
25 Oct 2016 Iain Stewart 4-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Sumi-e painting with Joan Lok
01 Oct 2016 October 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
24 Sep 2016 Negative Flower Painting with Stacy Lund Levy
02 Sep 2016 "The Value of Three" Exhibit at Howard County Arts Center Exhibit
06 Aug 2016 The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Exhibit
18 Jun 2016 Northern Baltimore County Plein Air Event with Diane Gibson
09 Jun 2016 2016 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
08 Jun 2016 An Evening with Joyce Hicks
07 Jun 2016 Joyce Hicks 4-Day Landscape Painting Workshop
14 May 2016 Inspirational Color in the Landscape
11 May 2016 2016 BWS Annual Dinner
07 May 2016 Painting the Figure with the Rivulet and Lifting Technique
23 Apr 2016 The Art of Business
11 Apr 2016 Soon Young Warren 4-Day Still Life Workshop
08 Apr 2016 AWS show in NY bus trip
12 Mar 2016 March 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
03 Mar 2016 The Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
20 Jan 2016 An Evening with Michael Holter
19 Jan 2016 Michael Holter 4-Day Portrait & Figure Workshop
10 Jan 2016 Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Exhibition
14 Nov 2015 Portraiture in Watercolor at HCAC with Joanna Barnum
29 Oct 2015 Exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House - Register by Oct 22, 2015
20 Oct 2015 An Evening with Laurie Goldstein-Warren
19 Oct 2015 Laurie Goldstein-Warren 4-Day Workshop
17 Oct 2015 October 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
10 Oct 2015 Landscape Painting with Mark Hiles
19 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Baltimore Co with Fritz Briggs
05 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Northern Baltimore Co with Marshall Kinsley
26 Aug 2015 2015 "Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors" at The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park
03 Jun 2015 An Evening with Mark Mehaffey
03 Jun 2015 2015 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
02 Jun 2015 Mark Mehaffey 4-Day Workshop
09 May 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Ellicott City with Joyce Bell
06 May 2015 2015 BWS Annual Dinner
28 Apr 2015 An Evening with Ted Nuttall
27 Apr 2015 Ted Nuttall 4-Day Workshop
10 Apr 2015 AWS show in NY bus trip
28 Mar 2015 Luminous Portraits with Joanna Barnum-a Saturday one-day workshop
07 Mar 2015 March 7, 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
13 Nov 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Instructor Survey
25 Oct 2014 October 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
26 Aug 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Interest Survey
09 Aug 2014 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens
16 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #2
15 Jun 2014 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
10 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #1
14 May 2014 2014 BWS Annual Dinner
28 Apr 2014 Ocean City Art League
27 Apr 2014 The Gallery at Liriodendron
07 Apr 2014 AWS show in NY bus trip
27 Mar 2014 Stewart White Plein Air Workshop
25 Mar 2014 An Evening with Stewart White
08 Mar 2014 March 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
16 Nov 2013 Critique Day for Associate Members
14 Oct 2013 Nancy Barch Multimedia Workshop
12 Oct 2013 October 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
22 Sep 2013 Towson Art Collective Exhibition
29 Jun 2013 (Cancelled) FAQ about Art as a Business -a Saturday one-day workshop
10 Jun 2013 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
03 Jun 2013 June PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP
29 May 2013 PAUL JACKSON EVENING DEMO
28 May 2013 May PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP
15 May 2013 2013 BWS Annual Dinner
01 May 2013 BlackRock Center for the Arts Exhibit
12 Apr 2013 AWS show in NY bus trip
16 Mar 2013 Introduction to Sumi-e Painting with Joan Lok: a weekend BWS workshop
04 Mar 2013 Columbia Art Center Exhibit
02 Mar 2013 March 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
19 Jan 2013 Characteristics of Your Watercolor Paints--a Saturday one-day workshop
28 Oct 2012 Village of Friendship Heights
21 Oct 2012 October 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
29 Aug 2012 An Evening with Frank Webb
29 Aug 2012 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
28 Aug 2012 Frank Webb Watercolor Workshop : "Watercolor Energies and Composition"
06 Jun 2012 2012 BWS Annual Dinner
19 May 2012 David Daniels Workshop
21 Apr 2012 Photograph and Edit Your Artwork with Nicholas Simmons
10 Apr 2012 AWS Show Bus Trip 2012
03 Mar 2012 March 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
11 Feb 2012 Drawing and Painting Hands & Feet
01 Feb 2012 Delaplaine art center
02 Dec 2011 WSSC 2011

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