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    • 29 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 10400 Cross Fox Lane , Columbia MD 21044
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Gallery at Slayton House
    10400 Cross Fox Lane
    Columbia MD 21044

    will host an Exhibit for 

    BWS Signature Members 


    Registration fee: $10.00

    Registration Opens on Saturday, January 20th.

    Please note that you must renew your 2018 BWS membership in order to register for this show

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

    Exhibit  Thursday, March 29, 2018-Saturday, May 5, 2018

    Deadline for entries: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Drop Off Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9am-10am

    Reception Sunday, April 8, 2018 3pm-5pm

    Pick up: Monday, May 7, 2018  9am-10am

    Gallery commission: 5% + BWS commission 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

    • 05 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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    'After the Painting is finished

     One Day Workshop
    with
    Matthew Bird

    Saturday, May 5th 2018

    from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    BWS Member Registration Opens:

    February 24th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens: 

    March 24th 2018 10:00 a.m.

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    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.

    Registration Deadline: April 27, 2018 unless the program is full prior to this date. 

     

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

    'After the Painting is finished'

    Once the Painting is Finished

    You have now completed your masterpiece, what’s next? This one day workshop will focus on how to varnish a watercolor painted on paper, including mounting it to a panel. Framing for a juried exhibition vs. a gallery show will be discussed, along with tips on how to best photograph, package and ship your work safely. This is the perfect workshop for any artist who is looking to start displaying their work, submit to galleries or juried shows, or just interested in preserving their works of art. Finishing is just the beginning! 

    (Due to the length of time each stage of the process takes to dry, Matthew won’t be able to do one example from start to finish. Instead he will bring various stages for each step of the process and do the demos that way. 







    About Matthew Bird

    Matthew Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS). His award-winning paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, and seen on the pages of Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist Magazine, and Watercolor Magazine.

    As an illustrator, he has five children’s books published and his paintings have been used as greeting cards for The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation, among others.

    Matthew maintains a studio outside Baltimore, with his wife and children.

    Sample portraits:

    Once Upon a Time

    Morning View

    Looking Forward


    Check out Matthew's work online at

    Matthew Bird, NWS

    Matthew Bird Studio

    410-581-9988 (cell)

    443-609-4570 (studio)

    matthew@matthewbird.com

    Facebook  •  Instagram  •  Twitter

     

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


    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.


    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.

    Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than one week before the program.

    Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.

    Please direct questions to our Program Chair

    Sabine Yeager at yeagerv@comcast.net
    3420 Buttonwood Ct.
    Reisterstown, MD 21136


    • 09 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Turf Valley, Wedgewood Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    • 36
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    BWS Member Annual Dinner

    Wednesday, May 9th
    6:30 - 9:30 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

    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 24th.

    Registration deadline: May 2nd
    All payments received by May 2nd

    Time: Doors will be open at 6:30 pm. We will gather in the Wedgewood Lobby where an International 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 speaker, Dr. Joseph Cassar, who is an art historian, art critic, curator, educator, and the author of several art books.  He has taught art and art history at various institutions around the world.  He regularly lectures at the Smithsonian and several area colleges and universities.

    Mr. Cassar's lecture on Women Throughout Art History is sure to inspire you! You will not only learn about known women artists, but also about several unknown women artists, who were trailblazers in their artistic fields, and on whose backs we all stand.  

    Download driving directions to Turf Valley Country Club

    Questions should be directed to Karen Schuster

    Registration checks can be mailed to

    Karen Schuster
    6612 Towering Oak Path
    Columbia, MD 21044


    • 15 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 May 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0
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    Lynn Ferris
    'Capturing the Light'
    an
     Approach to Luminous Watercolors: 
    4-Day Workshop
    May 15-18 2018


    Registration - will open Saturday, 

    February 10, 2018 at 10 am for BWS Members

    April 14th for Non-members.

    Not member? Consider becoming an Associate 

    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.


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Lynn Ferris,  in a four-day watercolor workshop where she will introduce BWS watercolorists to her approach to interpreting luminous Watercolors.  The workshop will begin Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and continue through Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  

    “Capturing the Light” watercolor workshop with Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, FWS

    Look for Lynn’s latest articles in the April 2017 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine”and the August 2017 issue of “Watercolor Artist”.


    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    Good use of light and shadow can change a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Using a limited palette of mainly transparent paints, students will learn to design with light, recognize light sources and the shadows they create, add drama and luminosity. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention.


    View Art by Lynn Ferris





     

    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

    A supplies list and instructions for preparing for this workshop will be sent to those registering about one month in advance of the workshop.

    ABOUT Lynn Ferris

    Lynn Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. Her work was the subject of a feature article in Watercolor magazine, can be seen in Watercolor Magic and the prestigious Splash series of books published by North Light. Her numerous awards include “Best of Show” in both the Florida Watercolor Society and Tallahassee Watercolor Society annual exhibits. She has been an award winner in The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.

    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $400 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $475 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.
    • For online registration, visit www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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 April 15, 2017 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 April 15, 2018 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 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

    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.

    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136


    • 16 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
    • 6
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    'Capturing the Light'

    An Evening 

    with 

    Lynn Ferris

    Wednesday,May 16th 2018

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    Registration - 

    BWS members: Saturday, March 17th 2018 at 10 am 

    Non-members: Monday, April 16th 2018 at 10 am

    Not member? Consider becoming an Associate 

    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.


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Lynn Ferris,  AWS, NWS, FWS for an evening watercolor program where she will introduce her approach to interpreting luminous Watercolors “Capturing the Light” on Wednesday, May 16, 2018  at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.

    Good use of light and shadow can change a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Using a limited palette of mainly transparent paints, students will learn to design with light, recognize light sources and the shadows they create, add drama and luminosity. 


      

    Look for Lynn’s latest articles in the April 2017 issue of “The Artist’s Magazine”and the August 2017 issue of “Watercolor Artist”.



    ABOUT Lynn Ferris

    Lynn Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society. Her work was the subject of a feature article in Watercolor magazine, can be seen in Watercolor Magic and the prestigious Splash series of books published by North Light. Her numerous awards include “Best of Show” in both the Florida Watercolor Society and Tallahassee Watercolor Society annual exhibits. She has been an award winner in The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.

    For more information about Lynn, visit her website

    View Art by Lynn Ferris

    Lynn Ferris Watercolors Facebook

    Lynn Ferris Watercolors

    ArtVoice: Lynn Ferris


    Registrations for this event is for BWS members, guests and the public

    • Date:May 16 (Wednesday), from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  (building opens at 6:30 pm)
    • Price: $25 for all BWS members (including associates) $30 for guests and the 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.  The address is: 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.

    Workshop Chair 

    Sabine Yeager

    Mail checks to: 3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136


    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044
    • 0
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    Kathleen Conover's

    ” Chaos to Order: 
    Water media 4-DayWorkshop” 

    June 5th-8th 2018



    REGISTRATION 

    Sunday, March 11th at 9 am for BWS members

    Thursday, April 5th at 9 am for Non-members.

    Not member? Consider becoming an Associate 

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends May 28th, 2018 or when the event is full

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

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

    WORKSHOP PRICE

    • The workshop is $450 for BWS members 

    • $525 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.

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

    "Chaos to Order" 

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Kathleen Conover in a four-day watercolor workshop where she will introduce BWS water-colorists to her approach to "Chaos to Order". The workshop will begin Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 and continue through Friday, June 8th, 2018 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 


     

    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    ” Chaos to Order: Water media Workshop” 

    Kathleen Conover

    Create Dynamic Art!  Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like “chaos”, but it delivers vital energy that is not only fun and intuitive but necessary.  

    Great design and composition are the elements that bring “order” to a rich start and turn it into an attention-getting and expressive finished painting.   Beginner or advanced – you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective.  

    Demonstrations, a 9-page syllabus plus handouts, individual attention and independent work time will enable understanding and application of new information and processes.  

    Specific lessons on texture building, color concepts, layering, how to do a value study, understanding design principles and elements, and more will be presented.   

    “Most of all,” Kathleen says, “I want to help each artist advance to the next level in their work – no matter where they start.”   Bring your sense of adventure and enthusiasm for this high-energy, fully-packed workshop.  An introduction to Kathleen’s teaching is included in a three-part video in “Workshops” on her web site:  KathleenConover.com





    ABOUT KATHLEEN:

    Kathleen Conover is a full-time artist, dividing her time between painting, teaching, judging, and gallery ownership (20 years).  She holds signature status in several international and national organizations including 

    AWS-DF (Dolphin Fellow) 

    NWS, TWSA-MA (Master Artist) 

    ISEA-NF (Nautilus Fellow)  

    WHS  

    Kathleen has garnered numerous awards including the:

    AWS Silver Medal of Honor, High Winds Medal of Honor and the Mary Bryan Memorial Award 

    TWSA Best of Show Skyledge Award •Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Honorable Mention •

    TWSA Winsor Newton Award •

    ISEA Best of Show Gracie Award •

    NWS Potomac Valley Watercolorists Award •

    Audubon Artists Aqua Media Award of Excellence •

    WCUSA Juror’s Award •

    CWA Best of Show.  

    Most recently she is honored to have invitations to several International Watercolor Society exhibitions including: China, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan and Thailand.

    Kathleen is included in many books and art publications, most recently, the following:

    • Splash 18: Value, Light/Dark, Rachel Rubin Wolf, ed. (North Light Books, 2017)

    • Acrylic Artist Magazine, "Chaos to Order" - a Kathleen Conover article by Meridith E. Lewis (FW Media, Jan/Feb 2016, pgs. 58-67)

    • Watercolor Artist Magazine, "Chaos to Order" - a Kathleen Conover article by Meridith E. Lewis (FW Media, Jan/Feb 2012)

    Watercolor, "25 Artists to Watch" 

    Naomi Ekperigen (Interweave Publishers, Fall 2011)  

    Kathleen has taught extensively in the US as well as internationally over the past 20 years. 

    Kathleen exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques,and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. 

    Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design. Painting from an early age, Kathleen was influenced by teachers and artists in the fertile environment of Southern California’s prominent artists, museums and galleries, as well as early international travels. 

    She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her Bachelor of Art degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, and earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill, and personal style of painting. Kathleen Conover’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand, and Greece. She has been honored as one of 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. 

    STUDIO Gallery, Marquette, Michigan ~ Pine Island, Florida



     
     

    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
    A supplies list and instructions for preparing for this workshop will be sent to those registering about one month in advance of the workshop.

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:
    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
    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.

    WAITING LIST
    • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list for BWS members for workshops which are filled or restricted. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before May 8th. 2018 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 May 8th, 2018 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 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: 9:00 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 5:00 PM

    Mail check to:
    Sabine Yeager - Kathleen Conover Workshop
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136

    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
    • 31
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    An Evening 

    with 

    Kathleen Conover's

    "Chaos to Order"

    Wednesday, June 6th 2018

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Kathleen Conover in a  special presentation where she will introduce BWS water-colorists to her approach to "Chaos to Order" on the evening of Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 


    REGISTRATION 

    BWS members and guests April  14th 

    Registration for Non-members: April 28th 

    Price: $25 for all BWS members and $30 for guests and public

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends May 29th, 2018 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 programs and workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

    • 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.


    ABOUT KATHLEEN:

    Kathleen Conover is a full-time artist, dividing her time between painting, teaching, judging and gallery ownership (20 years).  She holds signature status in several international and national organizations including 

    AWS-DF (Dolphin Fellow) 

    NWS, TWSA-MA (Master Artist) 

    ISEA-NF (Nautilus Fellow)  

    WHS  


    Kathleen has garnered numerous awards including the:

    AWS Silver Medal of Honor, High Winds Medal of Honor and the Mary Bryan Memorial Award 

    TWSA Best of Show Skyledge Award •Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial Honorable Mention •

    TWSA Winsor Newton Award •

    ISEA Best of Show Gracie Award •

    NWS Potomac Valley Watercolorists Award •

    Audubon Artists Aqua Media Award of Excellence •

    WCUSA Juror’s Award •

    CWA Best of Show.  

    Most recently she is honored to have invitations to several International Watercolor Society exhibitions including: China, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan and Thailand.


    Kathleen is included in many books and art publications

    Splash 18: Value, Light/Dark, Rachel Rubin Wolf, ed. (North Light Books, 2017)

    • Acrylic Artist Magazine, "Chaos to Order" - a Kathleen Conover article by Meridith E.      Lewis (FW Media, Jan/Feb 2016, pgs. 58-67)

    • Watercolor Artist Magazine, "Chaos to Order" - a Kathleen Conover article by Meridith E. Lewis (FW Media, Jan/Feb 2012)

    Watercolor, "25 Artists to Watch" 

    Naomi Ekperigen (Interweave Publishers, Fall 2011)  

    Kathleen has taught extensively in the US as well as internationally over the past 20 years. 

    Kathleen exhibits her work juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations,and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques,and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. 

    Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design. Painting from an early age, Kathleen was influenced by teachers and artists in the fertile environment of Southern California’s prominent artists, museums and galleries as well as early international travels. 

    She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her Bachelor of Art degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill, and personal style of painting. Kathleen Conover’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand, and Greece. She has been honored as one of 40 international master water-colorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. 

    STUDIO Gallery, Marquette, Michigan ~ Pine Island, Florida

    conoverart@gmail.com

    web site:  KathleenConover.com


    • Date: June 6th 2018 (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.organd 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.  The address is: 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, Workshop Chair

    3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136


    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874 301-528-2260
    Registration is closed
    2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition


    Exhibition June 9 - July 14, 2018

    Juror of selection and awards: 
    Kathleen Conover, AWS NWS ISEA-NF TWSA


    Entry deadline March 31, 2018


    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 5, 2018

    Drop-off     Monday, June 4, 10am-2pm
    Exhibition   June 9- July 14, Mon-Sat  10am-5pm
    Community Art Day Saturday, June 16, 9:30-1:30
    Reception   Sunday, June 24, 2-4pm
    Pick-up       Monday, July 16, 9am-noon

    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 2017 exhibition catalog. Visit our website at the following link  http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org
    • 10 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 15

    John Salminen's 
    'Realism through Design'
    an
     approach to painting principles and techniques 
    5-Day Workshop
    September 10th-14th 2018


    Registration: 

    Members: July 7th 2018 10:00 a.m.

    Non-Members: August 11th, 2018  at 10:00 a.m.

    Not member? Consider becoming an Associate 

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends September 1st, 2018 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.


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist John Salminen, NWS, in a five-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce BWS watercolorists to his approach to painting principles and techniques.  The workshop will begin Monday, September 10th and continue through Friday, September 14th, 2018 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 


    John is an internationally respected watercolor artist from Duluth, Minnesota. He has won over 250 major awards in national and international exhibitions and has been an invited exhibitor in 48 international exhibitions in 16 countries.  His work has been featured in over 90 magazine articles and in 44 books on four continents.

    For more information about John, visit www.johnsalminen.com


    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    'Realism through Design'


    Bring your painting skill to a higher level!


    In this new offering, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor.  John will help participants in all aspects of painting a representational cityscape or town scene – choosing the subject, adding mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful way and most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop will include demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help.  Whether you’ve never tried painting cityscapes or are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.


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




     
     

    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

    A supplies list and instructions for preparing for this workshop will be sent to those registering about one month in advance of the workshop.

    ABOUT JOHN SALMINEN

    John Salminen is a signature member of numerous prestigious art societies in the United States, China and Australia. He has won 250 awards in national and international exhibitions, including multiple top awards in AWS, NWS, TWSA and Allied Artists of America. He received the Shanghai Biennial Award, The Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture award. John is a frequent judge and juror for national and international exhibitions.  He has participated in forty-eight invitational international exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Mexico, Pakistan, Canada, Italy, Belgium, England, India and Australia. His work is included in permanent collections in Asia and Europe as well as in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.  He is featured in forty-four books on four continents.

    “I began painting as an abstract expressionist, more interested in the expressive nature of paint than in representations of objects.  I still paint pure abstractions but most of my works are realistic with an underlying foundation of abstraction. Even for realism, I continue to rely heavily on my background in abstraction to guide me. The balance between abstraction and the illusion of reality is the challenge that keeps me excited about painting every day.”

    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $550 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $650 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 August 10th 2018 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 August 10th 2018 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 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 John Salminen Workshop to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
    • 48

    An Evening 

    with 

    John Salminen's 

    'Realism through Design'

    an

     approach to painting principles and techniques 

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    REGISTRATION:

    BWS Members: July 21nd at 10:00 a.m.

    Non-members: August 18th 2018 10:00 a.m.

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate

    Remember that these popular events sell out fast

    Registration ends September 4th, 2018 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 announce that John Salminen will be giving a special presentation for the Baltimore Watercolor Society on the evening of Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    John's evening program will be a talk and presentation with a watercolor painting technique demonstration on a subject of his choosing. 


    ABOUT JOHN SALMINEN

    www.johnsalminen.com

    John Salminen is a signature member of numerous prestigious art societies in the United States, China and Australia. He has won 250 awards in national and international exhibitions, including multiple top awards in AWS, NWS, TWSA and Allied Artists of America. He received the Shanghai Biennial Award, The Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture award. John is a frequent judge and juror for national and international exhibitions.  He has participated in forty-eight invitational international exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Mexico, Pakistan, Canada, Italy, Belgium, England, India and Australia. His work is included in permanent collections in Asia and Europe as well as in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.  He is featured in forty-four books on four continents.


    “I began painting as an abstract expressionist, more interested in the expressive nature of paint than in representations of objects.  I still paint pure abstractions but most of my works are realistic with an underlying foundation of abstraction. Even for realism, I continue to rely heavily on my background in abstraction to guide me. The balance between abstraction and the illusion of reality is the challenge that keeps me excited about painting every day.”



    • Date: September 12th, 2018 (Wednesday), from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  (building opens at 6:30 pm)
    • Price: $25 for all BWS members (including associates) 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

    Phone: 410-245-0366
    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net


Past events

17 Apr 2018 AWS show in NY bus trip - 2018
07 Apr 2018 'Watercolor Portrait Sketching' with Pam Wenger
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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