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    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, Md 21044
    • 0

     

    AN OPPORTUNITY

    TO PUBLICLY DISPLAY and SELL YOUR WORK

    Slayton House Gallery

    will host an Exhibit for 

     BWS Associate Members

    * Just added: 

    Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus precautions, the Slayton House Gallery will have to cancel the BWS Associate Exhibit.

    We hope to reschedule this exhibit with Slayton House in the 2021 calendar year.

    Refunds\credits of registration fees will be made.

    More details on rescheduling and registration fees to follow as they become available.


    Details below are obsolete:

    Due to available space, we will allow artists to enter up to two paintings for this exhibit.


    Registration fee: $10.00

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

    A 10% commission will be collected on all sales.


    Deadline for entries: March 10, 2020 or if capacity is met, which ever comes first

    Drop Off Date: March 24 10:00-11:00 AM

    Exhibit Date: March 25 - April 24, 2020

    Reception Date: March 28, 2020, 3-5PM


    Pick up Date: April 24, 2020 10-11:00 AM


    Location:

    Slayton House Gallery

    10400 Cross Fox Lane

    Columbia, Md. 21044


    Can't make the delivery time or dateline?

    Alternate drop-offs and times are available for this exhibit:

    In Howard, Carol, Baltimore, Frederick Counties and North/West Baltimore: David Drown contact at davdrown@comcast.net

    Columbia, Montogmery and Prince Georges Counties: Jeff Turner contact at jetcolumbia@gmail.com

    Glen Burnie, Ann Arundel counties and South Baltimore: Kathy Daywalt contact at kath@daywalt.net


    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
    • 0
    Registration is closed

       Color Theory Made Clear 

    with   

    Glen Kessler

     

     Cancelled due to Coronavirus  


    Information below is obsolete - Plan to Reschedule

    Saturday

    April 4th, 2020


    from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM


    BWS Member Registration: February 1st 2020    10:00 a.m.

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member registration: February 15th 2020 10:00 a.m.

    Non-Member Fee: $70

    Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate

    Registration ends March 27th 2020 unless it is filled before. Class size limited to 32


    I

    BWS is pleased to have Glen Kessler, an internationally collected and awarded artist as well as the founder of The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD.

    Kessler has a MFA from New York Academy of Art and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His works have graced the cover of ‘Professional Artist Magazine’ and in ‘The Artists' Magazine’ among other publications.

    He has work in the public collections of Prince Charles, Amazon Web Services, Ford's Theater, Capital One Bank, Dominion Bank, as well as hundreds of private collections around the world. He is a 2-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant for Outstanding Figurative Art, a Prince of Wales Fellow, and a Maryland State Arts Council Grant awardee.

    He is also a life-long teacher, having taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, George Washington University, George Mason University, and others.

    In 2013 he founded The Compass Atelier in Rockville, MD in order to teach a cohesive curriculum of artistic study of his own design. The school and its unique curriculum are proving to be a game-changer taking students, many of whom had little to no prior experience, to a professional practice in just 3 years of part-time study. Recent graduates have gone on to earn top prizes, regularly sell their work, and gain gallery representation.


    In this one day workshop we’ll focus on

    "Color Theory Made Clear"

    This workshop will make color theory and color mixing the strongest part of your art. Using the innovative Painter’s Compass Color Wheel we will learn how to make color measurable and quantifiable. Glen Kessler will start with an introduction on how this color wheel works and offer some brief demonstrations before challenging guests with enjoyable and educational exercises.



    Learn how to work with watercolor washes to produce small vibrant paintings. Reference materials will be supplied.  Glenn will supply --

    There will be a step by-step instruction demonstrations, and one-on-one interaction during the class. 



    Supplies:

    Paints (artist's choice)

    Palette

    Small selection of brushes

    Paper (artist's choice)

    Water container

    Paper towels

    cover for table

    No easels necessary.

    We will be doing color studies only, not making a painting.

    A Painter's Compass Color Wheel per person will be available to use throughout the workshop. At the end of the workshop they are to be returned or can be purchased for ($7). 


    Please pack a lunch and beverage. Light refreshments will be available. 

    Check out Glenn's work online at 

    www.GlenKessler.com

    www.TheCompassAtelier.com


    • Price: $60 for all BWS members and $70 for non-members 
    • Please pay online if possible with your Credit Cards. 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 32 
    • The program will take place at The Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043
    • 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. Please reference the check to the workshop.

    Mail checks to:

    Sabine Yeager 

    BWS Workshop Chair 

    11315 Maplewood Dr.

    Ridgely, MD 21660

    Email:  bwsworkshops.sabineyeager@gmail.com


    Directions to:

    Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043

    From the Baltimore Beltway (I 695) take the exit onto I-70W and follow for 4.4 miles. Take exit 87B to merge onto US-29N towards MD99. Turn right at Rogers Ave. At the traffic light, take the exit to stay straight on Rogers Ave. Turn left at High Ridge Rd. and the Howard Co. Center for the Arts is on the left.


    Cancellation:

    75% refund if notified no later than March 27th. Later refunds of 75%  are given only if there is a substitute participant.


    Please direct questions to our Program Chair




    • 10 Apr 2020
    • 6:45 AM - 10:30 PM
    • Two Bus Pickup Locations: Security Park & Ride/Deereco Park & Ride
    • 56

    Bus Trip to AWS Show 2020

    Due to concerns about the welfare of our BWS members, because of the coronavirus spread, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming Bus Trip to the AWS Show in New York City on April 10th.  Those who were registered for this program will receive a full refund of their payment within two weeks from our Treasurer, Gaye Holcomb.  There are normally charges associated with any cancellation but due to the circumstances, BWS will be covering all fees and everyone will be receiving 100% of their money back from the trip reservation.

    We are sorry to miss this opportunity to celebrate our excellent artists whose work is being displayed, but felt that our duty to protect the health of our members was paramount. 

    Sincerely,

    Sherry Morell,  BWS President

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    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 Friday, April 10, 2020on 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.  
      Karen Schuster 
      will be signing people in at the Security Park & Ride. 

    • Arrive at 7:15 am at the Timonium Park & Ride, Deereco Road between Timonium and Padonia Roads, with prompt departure at 7:30 am.
      Sherry Morell will be signing people in at the Deereco Park & Ride.

    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 Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) at 1000 5th Avenue, arriving about 3 pm. 

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

    Admissions at the MET is $25 regular admission and $17 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 all BWS Members: Sunday, February 2nd.  

    Registration Opens to the Public: Sunday, February 16th.

    Deadline for registration: April 3rd OR until the bus is full, whichever comes first.

    Cancellation Policy: 75% refunds if notified by April 1. No refunds after April 1, 2020 unless space is filled from our waiting list.  

    Cost: $50 per person

    Please direct questions to Sherry Morell, 

    slmorell12@gmail.com

    443-465-1863


    • 28 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Turf Valley Resort, Wedgewood Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    • 83

    BWS Member Annual Dinner

    Thursday, May 28

    The Annual Dinner has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.  We are reviewing possibilities of rescheduling the dinner and will notify you when new plans have been agreed upon.


    All dates below are Obsolete.


    "James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Watercolor"

    Doors open:  6:30 pm

    This year BWS is offering a 3-Entree buffet dinner, including Grilled Flank Steak, Baked Salmon, and Grilled Eggplant Parmesan, along with Salad, Sweet Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, 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

    Registration open to Members and opens to the public on March 14th. You may register one or more guests when you register, until we reach the maximum number of attendees.

    Cost: $49.00 (per person)  There will be no refunds after May 14.

    Registration deadline: May 14th
    All payments received by May 14th

    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.  

    Following the “Whistler in Watercolor” exhibition at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art last year, BWS invited artist and art historian Leigh Culver to reprise and update her presentation on Whistler’s public art and the scandals surrounding his most well-known works.  Explaining Whistler’s decision to turn to watercolor, Leigh will introduce us to what Whistler called his “lovely little games” in light of the history of watercolor practices.  Peter Ulrich will then demo a painting in the style of Whistler, using the pigments and papers Whistler used.  Leigh and Peter, together, will share insights about Whistler’s techniques and the history of the watercolor medium.  

    Download driving directions to Turf Valley Resort

    Registration checks can be mailed to

    Karen Schuster
    6612 Towering Oak Path
    Columbia, MD 21044

    Questions should be directed to Karen Schuster
    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD
    • 4

    "Daring Color"

    with
    Anne Abgott

    June 9th-11th 2020


    Canceled due to 

    Coronavirus COVID-19


    All information below is obsolete

    Registration: 

    Members: March 14th 2020..............10:00 a.m. $475

    Non-Members: March 28th 2020.......10:00 a.m. $550

    Not member? 

    Consider becoming an Associate Member for $25/year

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends June 1st, 2020 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.


    Anne Abgott

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature internationally respected watercolor artist Anne Abgott in a 3 day workshop to begin Tuesday, June 9th and continue through Thursday, June 11th 2020 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 



    Syllabus:

    The workshop with Anne Abgott will be 3 days. Anne will do a different image each day. BWS has chosen the following: Parrot , Beach Bikes , and a White bird. To see examples of similar paintings go to Anne’s website. Each day will involve demos by Anne working you through the painting from saving the white paper to the direction of light to the background.

    The student will be provided with the image prior to the workshop and Anne requests that you bring your paper ( 300 lb preferred ) to class with the drawing done 1/4 to 1/2 size .

    Please bring all your paints especially Holbein Verditer Blue and Mineral Violet. Alizarine Gold by DaVinci, will take the place of Brown Madder.

    For more information about Anne visit http://www.anneabgott.com


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



    ABOUT Anne Abgott

    Canadian-born Anne Abgott maintains a studio in Cortez, Florida. She is the author of the No. 1 best-selling book, "Daring Color," by North Light Publishing. She also has three videos showcasing her work and teaching skills: “Simply Daring Color” by Artist Palette Productions and two videos with Artist Network TV, also a North Light presentation.

     Additional publications include:

    • 2001- International Artist Magazine issue 21 Award
    • 2004- Watercolor magazine Summer issue
    • 2004 - Artists magazine November issue
    • 2004-  Annual- 100 artists-100 paintings
    • 2004- Watercolor Magic magazine   Feb issue
    • 2006- Book "Daring Color " published named Best selling book with 3 reprints
    • 2010- Watercolor Artist magazine
    • 2010 -American Artist  The Best of Watercolor- 8 pages
    • 2016- International Artist magazine February issue 8 pages
    • 2016- Watercolor Artist magazine April issue
    • 2017- Southwest Artist magazine
    • 2017- Cover Pratique Des Arts magazine
    • 2018- Pratique Des Arts magazine March issue 8 pages
    • 2019- The Art of Watercolor  Jan issue
    • Splash 11

    With 18 years experience, both locally and internationally and over 100 awards, in 2018 Anne was represented in two International shows in Canada and Greece. Anne is a past president of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Florida SunCoast watercolor society, and Art Center Manatee.

    Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. She has won over 100 awards from competitive shows both locally and nationally. Her recent awards have been in National Watercolor Society, Southwest Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society.

    She began taking images, some of which were very old, and manipulated them to come up with exciting results that put the fire back into her painting. These images had a “wow” factor that was missing from her compositions and paintings.

    She has spent a couple of years working with her enhanced images and with opaque watercolors, and these paintings have been successful for her in competitions and sales. Mission watercolors have some beautiful tube grays, and she began experimenting by adding transparent watercolor to tint the tube grays, along with mixing paints by using opaque white watercolor.


    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $475 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $550 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Please pay online if possible; The payment system allows the use of your Credit Cards. 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 workshop on your check.
    LOCATION
    The workshop 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 checks or online payment. 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 June 1st 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 June 1st 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-rata refund for those days that were cancelled.
    • Check this website for changes, updates and new information.
    • Questions can be directed to Sabine Yeager (BWS Workshop Chair) at bwsworkshops.sabineyeager@gmail.com 

    WORKSHOP HOURS

    Day 1: 


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

    Day 2 and 3:

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

    Mail check made out to BWS and reference Anne Abgott Workshop to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    11315 Maplewood Dr.
    Ridgely, MD 21660

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD
    • 50

    "Daring Color"

    An Evening 

    with 

    Anne Abgott

    Canceled due to

    Coronavirus COVID-19


    All information below is obsolete.

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    REGISTRATION:

    BWS Members & their Guests: April 18th, 2020  10:00 a.m.

    Non-members: May 2nd, 2020  10:00 a.m.

    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 June 3rd, 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 and Evening Programs, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

    Anne Abgott


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature internationally respected watercolor artist Anne Abgott for an evening program on Thursday, June 11th 2020 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.

    For more information about Anne visit http://www.anneabgott.com



    ABOUT Anne Abgott

    Canadian-born Anne Abgott maintains a studio in Cortez, Florida. She is the author of the No. 1 best-selling book, "Daring Color," by North Light Publishing. She also has three videos showcasing her work and teaching skills: “Simply Daring Color” by Artist Palette Productions and two videos with Artist Network TV, also a North Light presentation.

     Additional publications include:

    • 2001- International Artist Magazine issue 21 Award
    • 2004- Watercolor magazine Summer issue
    • 2004 - Artists magazine November issue
    • 2004-  Annual- 100 artists-100 paintings
    • 2004- Watercolor Magic magazine   Feb issue
    • 2006- Book "Daring Color " published named Best selling book with 3 reprints
    • 2010- Watercolor Artist magazine
    • 2010 -American Artist  The Best of Watercolor- 8 pages
    • 2016- International Artist magazine February issue 8 pages
    • 2016- Watercolor Artist magazine April issue
    • 2017- Southwest Artist magazine
    • 2017- Cover Pratique Des Arts magazine
    • 2018- Pratique Des Arts magazine March issue 8 pages
    • 2019- The Art of Watercolor  Jan issue
    • Splash 11

    With 18 years experience, both locally and internationally and over 100 awards, in 2018 Anne was represented in two International shows in Canada and Greece. Anne is a past president of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Florida SunCoast watercolor society, and Art Center Manatee.

    Anne has achieved Signature status in seven National Watercolor Societies, not including the holy grail for watercolorists: AWS and NWS. She has won over 100 awards from competitive shows both locally and nationally. Her recent awards have been in National Watercolor Society, Southwest Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society.

    She began taking images, some of which were very old, and manipulated them to come up with exciting results that put the fire back into her painting. These images had a “wow” factor that was missing from her compositions and paintings.

    She has spent a couple of years working with her enhanced images and with opaque watercolors, and these paintings have been successful for her in competitions and sales. Mission watercolors have some beautiful tube grays, and she began experimenting by adding transparent watercolor to tint the tube grays, along with mixing paints by using opaque white watercolor.



      

    Date: June 11th 2020 (Thursday), 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 if possible with your Credit Cards. 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.





    Sabine Yeager, Workshops Chair

    Mail checks to: 

    11315 Maplewood Dr.

    Ridgely, MD 21660

    Email: bwsworkshops.sabineyeager@gmail.com

    • 01 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • ONLINE only
    Register

    2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

    This exhibit will now be held ONLINE only

    Entry deadline May 1, 2020

    ONLINE EXHIBIT JULY 1 - AUGUST 31, 2020


    Juror of selection and awards: 

    Linda Daly Baker, AWS/NWS


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


    The prospectus is available at:
    https://bws.wildapricot.org/resources/newsletters/2020-BWSMid-AtlanticProspectusWEB.pdf

    MODIFICATIONS TO PROSPECTUS: All paintings must be for sale and priced consistent with a gallery presentation.  Size restrictions of paintings still apply.  All sale inquiries will be routed through BWS, and a 20% commission will be taken.  The 20% commission applies to sales from the notification date through September 30. 

    Gold Medal $1500, Silver Medal $1200, Bronze Medal $1000

    Notification to artists by June 1, 2020

    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 2019 exhibition catalog. Visit our website at the following link:
    https://bws.wildapricot.org/resources/midatlantic/2019Mid-Atlantic_WEB.pdf


    • 12 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
    • 18


    "Capturing Essence with Watercolor" 

    with

    Keiko Tanabe

    October 12-15, 2020

    Registration: 

    Members: August 1st 2020..........  ....10:00 a.m. $475

    Non-Members: August 15th 2020.......10:00 a.m. $550

    Not member? 

    Consider becoming an Associate Member for $25/year

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends October 4th 2020, 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.



    Keiko Tanabe Bio

    www.ktanabefineart.com

    Mostly self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career in 2005.  Since then, her paintings have been in many national and international exhibitions, both juried and invitational, and gained world-wide recognition.  Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world.  She also had her paintings published and featured in leading art magazines and a number of publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  A sought-after workshop instructor since 2011, she has conducted more than 230 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world.  Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style. She has frequently served as a juror in art exhibitions both on national and on international levels.  In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. She  has several books  and 2 DVD’s published.    She  is currently  a member of National Watercolor Society (signature),  American Watercolor Society (signature), North American Watercolor Artists, American Impressionist Society and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California.



    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature a workshop with the internationally respected watercolor artist Keiko Tanabe.

    The workshop will begin Monday October 12th and continue through Thursday October 15th 2020 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 



    Syllabus:

    Proposed workshop curriculum

    by Keiko Tanabe

     Theme:  Capturing Essence with Watercolor

     

    RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE:

    All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)


    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong.  The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood. The process of simplification begins with visualization.  In representational art, this ability to see the end result of a painting, through the mind’s eye, is instrumental in realizing an artist’s vision. Through complete, step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko will show you how to take the initial inspiration, through the simplification process, to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and content that is full of light and atmosphere.

    Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape and interior. The introduction focuses on the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye. The areas of topic covered in this workshop include: a preliminary drawing and composition, a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of dark and light values, planning & intuition, and how to edit complex visual information.

    There will be a demonstration, plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis. A class critique may be conducted at the end.

     For more information about Keiko visit www.ktanabefineart.com

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


    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Keiko's  WATERCOLOR MATERIALS LIST

    *This is a general list.  Some items below may not be for the workshop you’ve signed up for.  You don’t usually need an easel if a workshop is conducted in the studio, for example.

    - Paints: professional quality brands (such as Sennelier, Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith).  My basic palette consists of cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, burnt umber, quinacridone gold, lemon yellow, cobalt turquoise.  I also include: French ultramarine, yellow ochre or raw sienna, Dioxazine purple, cadmium red, cadmium orange or Winsor orange, viridian, lavender, titanium white.  You may bring your own favorites, too.  Include one color suitable for a monochromatic painting such as neutral tint, sepia, Payne’s gray.

    - Palette: any kind.  Plenty of mixing areas will be useful.

    - Brushes: Large brushes for a wash such as Raphael Softaqua (#6 or 8), Isabey natural hair mop (#8) and Escoda Ultimo (#18 or 20).  Medium-sized rounds (#12) such as Raphael Kolinsky 8494 and Escoda Ultimo or Versatil.  Brushes for details such as Raphael Precision and Escoda Perla (up to #14).  Other brushes useful: liner, rigger, dagger, flat (hake), etc.

    - Paper: rough or cold-pressed; 140 lb (300gm) or heavier; professional quality such as Arches, Saunders/Waterford and Fabriano Artistico.  Please, no student grade paper.

    - Paper Size: For my demos I use 14”x20” (36x51 cm) or half-sheet (15”x22”), and sometimes 18”x 24” (46x61cm).  In an outdoor workshop, a smaller size (12”x16” for example) may be more practical especially for quick studies.

    - Others (required): Drawing board, gatorboard, foamcore or anything that supports paper (If you use a block, this will not be necessary.), masking tape, clips, or staplers to secure paper to the board, Pencil (2B, 4B or 6B) & eraser, Sketchbook or drawing pad for thumbnail sketches and small studies, Container for washing brushes, towels or sponge

    - Others (optional) e.g. table-top or foldable easel, masking fluid, salt, atomizer, tissue, color chart, viewfinder, value finder, ruler, hairdryer; portable chair, umbrella, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. that you think might be useful.

    If you would like to purchase a basic painting/drawing set, here’s a link https://www.judsonsart.com/collections/richeson-instructor-sets/products/keiko-tanabe-watercolor-workshop-kit (This is not everything so you still need TO add other items on this list)

    Any questions about materials?  Please email me ktanabeart@gmail.com.                                  

    * A roll of absorbent kitchen paper towels, absorbent cloth or sponge to soak up extra water on your brush. 

    *Something to hold about a quart of water. 



    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $475 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $550 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Please pay online if possible; The payment system allows the use of your Credit Cards. 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 workshop on your check.
    LOCATION
    The workshop 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 payment. 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 Sept. 29th 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 September 29th 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-rata 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 bwsworkshops.sabineyeager@gmail.com
    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

    Hawthorn Center doors open at 9:30 AM on the first day
    Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM on the first day

    October 13, 14 and 15 - doors will open at 9:00 AM and instruction will be from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. 

    One-hour break for lunch
    Hawthorn Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 4:30 PM

    Mail check made out to BWS and reference Keiko Tanabe Workshop to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    11315 Maplewood Dr.
    Ridgely, MD 21660

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
    • 49

    An Evening 

    with 

    Keiko Tanabe

    "Capturing the Essence of Watercolor"

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    REGISTRATION:

    BWS Members & their Guests: August 29th, 2020  10:00 a.m.

    Non-members: September 12th, 2020  10:00 a.m.

    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 October 7th, 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 and Evening Programs, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

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    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature a workshop with the internationally respected watercolor artist Keiko Tanabe.




    Keiko Tanabe Bio

    www.ktanabefineart.com

    Mostly self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career in 2005.  Since then, her paintings have been in many national and international exhibitions, both juried and invitational, and gained world-wide recognition.  Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world.  She also had her paintings published and featured in leading art magazines and a number of publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  A sought-after workshop instructor since 2011, she has conducted more than 230 workshops and numerous live demonstrations around the world.  Her approach to teaching is to help students identify and solve their problems to further advance their technical skills and refine their style. She has frequently served as a juror in art exhibitions both on national and on international levels.  In 2018, she was appointed to the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. She  has several books  and 2 DVD’s published.    She  is currently  a member of National Watercolor   Society   (signature),  American   Watercolor   Society   (signature),   North  American Watercolor Artists, American Impressionist Society and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California.

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      The program will take place at 
      The Hawthorn Center in Hickory Ridge 
      6175 Sunny Spring 
      Columbia, MD  21044

        • 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 if possible with your Credit Cards. 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.  
        • 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.






        Sabine Yeager, Workshops Chair

        Mail checks to: 

        11315 Maplewood Dr.

        Ridgely, MD 21660

        Email: bwsworkshops.sabineyeager@gmail.com

      Past events

      25 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - "Watercolor on Aquabord" with April Rimpo
      07 Mar 2020 March 7, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
      11 Nov 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera #2
      23 Oct 2019 An Evening with Janet Rogers
      22 Oct 2019 “Watercolor Impressions – From Flowers to Figures” with Janet Rogers
      14 Oct 2019 "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy
      05 Oct 2019 October 5, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
      28 Sep 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera
      25 Sep 2019 Learn about how DANIEL SMITH watercolor paint is developed from minerals
      01 Jul 2019 PLEIN AIR EXHIBIT AT IRVINE NATURE CENTER
      12 Jun 2019 Plein Air Painting with Diane Gibson at Cromwell Valley Park
      08 Jun 2019 2019 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
      05 Jun 2019 An Evening with David Lobenberg "California Vibe"
      04 Jun 2019 David Lobenberg's "California Vibe"
      01 May 2019 2019 BWS Annual Dinner
      27 Apr 2019 Peer Critique
      09 Apr 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
      13 Mar 2019 An Evening with Pam Wenger "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
      12 Mar 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
      02 Mar 2019 March 2, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
      17 Jan 2019 Exhibit at Hoffberger Gallery for Signature Artists
      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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