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    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 725 Mount Wilson Lane, Pikeville MD 21208
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    ***NOTE DROP OFF DATE ***

    North Oaks Center Exhibit

    725 Mount  Wilson Lane

    Pikesville MD 21208

    Open to Signature Members only.  

    Exhibit  February 28- March 31, 2017

    Deadline for entries or until limited number is reached-February 21

    Drop Off Date *Tuesday, February 28  2:00-3:00pm *

    Reception Sunday, March 5  2:00-4:00pm

    Pick up Friday March 31  9:00am-12:00pm

    One Painting per artist

    Paintings must follow the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits. 

    Registration fee: $10.00

    If you prefer to pay by check, write the check to BWS and mail it to Shirley Apple Jenkins, 3 Victoria Falls Dr, Sparks, MD 21152.

    For any questions contact  Janet Belich-301-367-1527 email janetbelich@gmail.com

     or David Drown-410-465-6543 email davdrown@verizon.net

    or Shirley Apple Jenkins - 443-695-4008 email shirleyajenkins@comcast.net

    If you need help in getting your painting to the exhibit, call

    Jane Coonce 703-524-7049 or email jane.coonce@verizon.net

    There are no reimbursements for cancellation from an exhibit.

    • 14 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    • 2 Bus Pickup Locations: Security Park & Ride/Deereco Park & Ride
    • 0

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    Available only to members and their guests. You can have multiple guests.

    Bus Trip to AWS Show 2017

    The annual bus trip to NYC to see the American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition will be on April 14, 2017 on a chartered Hunt Valley Motor Coach. 

    The bus will have two pick-up places: 

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

    The bus will arrive at the Salmagundi Club at 11:30 am. You may eat at a local restaurant in the area or visit local shops while you wait for he Salmagundi Club to open at 1:00 pm.

    At 2:45 the Bus will transport you to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You may have dinner at the Metropolitan Museum or find a restaurant nearby.

    Departure from the Metropolitan is 6:30 pm. The bus will be waiting in front of the Museum. If you do not board the bus by 6:30 at the Metropolitan Museum, we will assume that you have made other plans to return to Baltimore. 

    Drop off:

    • Deereco Park and Ride 10:30 pm
    • Security Park and Ride  11:00 pm

    Deadline for registration: April 10th.

    Cost: $46 per person

    Please direct questions to Lois Wolford, 
    loiswolford1@verizon.net

     

    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 1
    E. B. Lewis
    3-Day Workshop
    Urban and Rural Landscapes: Interpreting Watercolor Painting Principles and Illustration Techniques

    April 26-28, 2017

    This workshop is now open to Members and Non-Members 
    There is no restriction.


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor  artist and illustrator, E.B. Lewis, in a three-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce BWS watercolorists to his approach to interpreting Landscapes. The workshop will begin Wednesday April 26 and continue through Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  

    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Careful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career E.B. will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through sketching, graphite value studies, and preliminary color studies E.B. will demonstrate how to create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. This workshop is intended to provide you with an understanding of how to paint in watercolor while avoiding common mistakes by creating a step by step road map that you can use for painting any subject.

    Students will follow E.B. in a group demonstration. Painters of more experience can work from their own photographs with individual guidance. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all.

    About E.B. Lewis

     

    E.B. Lewis has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Nikki Grimes' Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman,

    the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner;

    Alice Schertle's Down the Road, an ALA Notable Book;

    Tolowa M. Mollel's My Rows and Piles of Coins, an ALA Notable Book and a 

    Coretta Scott King Honor Book; Bat Boy and His Violin by Garvin Curtis, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and 

    Jacqueline Woodson's The Other Side, a 2002 Notable Book for the Language Arts.

    Under the tutelage of Clarence Wood, a noted painter in Philadelphia, Lewis began his formal art training. He remained in the program until his enrollment in the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1975.

    During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in graphic design and illustration, along with art education. There he discovered his medium of preference, watercolor.


    Upon graduation in 1979, Lewis went directly into teaching, along with freelancing in graphic design. Between 1985 and 1986 he had completed a body of work which was exhibited in a downtown Philadelphia gallery. The show sold out and bought him public recognition and critical acclaim. Within two years his work was exhibited at the prestigious Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, where his shows continue to sell out.

    Lewis's work is now part of major private collections and is displayed in galleries throughout the United States. Barbara Bader's American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within includes a description of Earl and his achievements as an artist. He illustrated many different picture books, among them The Other Side written by Jacqueline Woodson and Circle Unbroken written by Margot Theis Raven. Circle Unbroken was later set to music of William Grant Still and performed by members of Chamber Music Charleston for educational performances and the award-winning film of the same name. He currently sits on the board of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.




    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

    There is no special supplies list. Just bring your paper, sketchbook, graphite stick or pencil, paints and brushes and a picture of your choosing.                                                                                           

    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $375 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $450 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 22 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person. 
    • Please pay online via PayPal if possible.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below.
    • 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 7 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. (Priority is given to members who have not registered for any of the other restricted workshops during the year.)
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can also join the waiting list beginning on February 4th if you registered for one of the other restricted workshops but would like to attend an additional workshop if space is available. 
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before March 26, 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 March 26, 2017 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 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 to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136

    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
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    Please note: 

    Registration open Feb. 5th

    An Evening 

    with 

    E. B. Lewis

    Wednesday, April 26 2017

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044

    Registrations for this event are open now for BWS members and guests.

    • Date: April 26 (Wednesday), from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  (building opens at 6:30 pm)
    • Price: $25 for all BWS Signature- and Associate Members 
    • $30 for Guests and Non-Members
    • Non-Members registration: March 25
    Not a member? Consider becoming an Associate

    We are pleased to announce a special presentation for the Baltimore Watercolor Society on the evening of Wednesday, April 26 2017 with E.B. Lewis, a notable illustrator and watercolorist. 

    He will be interpreting watercolor painting principles and illustration techniques and answer questions from those attending.


     

    E.B. Lewis has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including

    Nikki grimes "Talkin' About Bessie"; The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

    the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner;

    Alice Schertle "Down the Road", an ALA Notable Book

    Tololwa M Mollel "My Rows and Piles of Coins", an ALA Notable Book

    Coretta Scott King Honor Book; "Bat Boy and His Violin" by Garvin Curtis

    Jacqueline Woodson's "The Other Side", a 2002 Notable Book for the Language Arts.

     Under the tutelage of Clarence Wood, a noted painter in Philadelphia, Lewis began his formal art training. He remained in the program until his enrollment in the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1975.

    During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in graphic design and illustration, along with art education. There he discovered his medium of preference, watercolor. 




    • no refunds (except in the case of the event being cancelled for weather or other reason.)
    • Please pay online via PayPal if possible.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below.
    • For online registration, visit https://bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
    • Participants will be limited to 60 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 sign-up.
    • Checks must be received within 7 days of registration to be considered as registered. 

    Program coordinator:

    Sabine Yeager

    Mail checks to: 3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

    Phone: 410-774-4212
    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
    • 0

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    Loosen Up Your Paintings and/or Your Figure Scape Paintings
     
    One Day Workshop 
    with
    Lois Wolford

    Saturday, April 29 2017

    from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM


    We are pleased to have nationally recognized artist Lois Wolford, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator, juror and signature member of the National Watercolor Society.  



    Her paintings have been published in L’ Art De L’ Aquarelle Magazine and can be seen in the December issues of 2011 and 2016 and in  Watercolor Artists December issue of 2016.  She is a past Workshop Chairman, Board Member, Mid – Atlantic Exhibition Chairman and life member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She currently serves as Vice president for BWS.


    Lois is a painter of watercolors and acrylics.  She has works in both private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.  Her paintings have received many awards and have been in National and International Exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society- California, the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Adirondack Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the USA Watercolor Society-Missouri, the Mid- Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition  and the North American Miniature Show- Maryland. 


     Lois is known for her use of color to create mood in her paintings.  She paints figures, still life, landscapes, and interiors.  Her figure paintings are of people involved in conversation and suggest a voyeuristic point of view.  Lois’ still life, landscape and interior paintings aim at capturing a moment in time and tell a story. 

    What will be taught: 

    Loosen Up Your Paintings or Loosen Up Your Figure Scape Paintings

    In this workshop we will explore the virtues of painting on a wet page with large brushes in order to loosen up the painting. The wet page keeps the painting from becoming too precious too early. In the beginning you will find this method helps achieve a variety of soft edges. The paint to water ratio changes as the painting progresses. As the paper begins to dry, edges can be sharpened, while  still keeping your shapes simplified. When you paint, think shapes not objects. 

    Come to class with both a black and white and color photo reference. It can be a cityscape, landscape or still life. The drawing  should be completed on your 140lb. watercolor paper. Simplify and draw the major shapes. 

    Supplies

    • pencil 
    • gum eraser
    • sketch paper
    • spay bottle
    • clean sponge
    • Tissue and paper towels
    • palette - colors you always use 
    • brushes - large flats and rounds- one small #4 or #6 round
    • board (non-absorbent)
    • half sheet or full sheet watercolor paper

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

    Check out Lois work on line at www.loiswolford.com

    Contact  Lois at:  loiswolford1@verizon.net

    Education:

    MICA (MD Institute College of Art)   1965-67

    Towson University BS of Science 1967-69

    Towson University Masters in Art Ed  1979

    Teaching:

    Taught for Baltimore Co.  Schools       1972-2002

    Plaza Art Workshops                2008-present

    BWS Workshop                        2010  

    BWS Talk on Watercolor           2010

    Annapolis Watercolor Club-

    Talk and Demonstration            2010

    Private Lessons                         2008-present                  

    Baltimore Watercolor Society 1984-present

    Served as Workshop Chairman-   2004 -2006

    Served as Mid Atlantic Chairman 2003 2004

    Committee                                    2004- present

    Serving as Vice President             2016

    Organizations and Galleries

    Signature member of NWS          2009-present

    Signature member of BWS           1984- present

    Towson Art Collective                   2012-present

    Art Gallery in Fells Point               2003- 2016 

    Diddywopps and Keeffers Gallery  2006-2010 

    Grand Style Gallery                      2002-2005

    Juried the NJ Watercolor Exhibition  2014

    Wrote a grant for artist Skip Lawrence to spend three days at Kingsville Elementary school to teach watercolor to both Teachers and Students. 1992

    Publications

    Art of Watercolor Magazine:  December 2011

    Art of Watercolor Magazine:  December 2016

    Watercolor Artists Magazine: December 2016

    NWS International Exhibition "Green Chairs" 2016

    Upcoming Events

    A joint show with Members of the "Complimentary Colors Art Group" at the Hoffberger Art Gallery in March 2017


    Awards

    Adirondacks

    2016   Busy Day in Paris - WB Romeling Memorial 

    2013    Cold Day in the big Apple - Forrest Runes 

    2012    Day Tripper - Rivet and Evans Realty Award

    National Watercolor Society

    2010     Party of Three -  Cheap Joe Award 

    2009    Waiting for the Check - Potomac Valley Award

    Mid Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition

    2016   No Loitering - Gold Medal Award

    2014   Cold Day in the Big Apple - Jack Richeson Award

    2009  Overlook - Jack Richeson Award 

    2007  Rocket Riders - HK Holbein Award

    2006 Beatin' the Baltimore Heat - Silver Medal

    2002  Watching and Waiting - Strathmore Artist     Award

    1997  Gargoyle on Linden Street -Da Vinci paint company Award

    1990  Back Cove -  Mary Thatcher Award                                                                     

    North American Miniature Exhibition

    2015   Country Church - 3rd Place

    2012   Shade Seekers - 3rd Place

    2011   The Huddle - 2nd place

    2009  His and Hers - Mixed Media 

    2008  Awakening - Watercolor 

    2006  Wallace the Stone Mason - Gold Medal 



    Directions:

    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.

    BWS Member Registration Opens: 

    February 25th, 2017

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens: 

    March 25th, 2017

    Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Registration Deadline: April 22nd unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than April 22nd 2017 

    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

    or by phone at 410-774-4212

    • 03 May 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Turf Valley, Wedgewood Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    • 60

    BWS Member Annual Dinner

    Wednesday, May 3rd
    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, who may invite one or more guests.

    Cost: $49.00 (per person)  There will be no refunds after April17th.

    Registration deadline: April 17th 
    All payments received by April 19th.

    Time: Doors will be open at 6:30 pm. We will gather in the Wedgewood Lobby where an International Cheese Display with be served until 7:20 pm. A cash bar will be available all evening. Dinner will be served at 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, Victoria Wyeth, who is the granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, niece of Jamie Wyeth, and great-granddaughter of N.C. Wyeth. 

    Ms. Wyeth’s lecture will relate to Jamie’s watercolor and oil paintings.  Insights gained through personal memories and years of conversations with the artist will make her lecture unique! She enthusiastically carries the spirit of her family of artists into the hearts of all those who love painting.

    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


    • 13 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0

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    Frank Eber's 
    'Atmospheric watercolors'
    an
     Approach to Luminous Watercolors: 
    4-Day Workshop
    June 13-16th 2017


    Restricted Registration - will open Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10 am for BWS members

    May 14th for Non-members.

    Not member? Consider becoming an Associate 


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor artist Frank Eber, NWS, in a four-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce BWS watercolorists to his approach to interpreting luminous Watercolors.  The workshop will begin Tuesday, June 13, 2017 and continue through Friday, June 16, 2016 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  

    For more information about Frank, visit his website.


    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    'Atmospheric watercolors'
    Bring your painting skill to a higher level!

    Learn how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color and edge. In this class, Frank will share advanced painting techniques to create atmosphere, balance and unity in your work. Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. The techniques you will learn in Frank’s workshop transcend the watercolor medium, as they are applicable to oils, acrylics, tempera, pastels, etc.

    Separate yourself from the watercolor crowd and experience firsthand why his courses are so popular! Small class settings only. Please sign up early!

    A painter's painter, Frank Eber works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World masters. Typical in his art are color mixes and light that evoke nostalgia while remaining absolutely in the present. Frank's watercolor workshops reach beyond technique, encouraging individual expression and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting.

    All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium.  He stresses a solid foundation in the basics, “…so that our focus is on creating timeless art. An emotional link is necessary in our work, as well as the connection to the vibrancy of everything we paint.”


    View Art by Frank Eber





     
     

    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 Frank Eber

    Frank Eber (Contemporary) AWS, NWS, TWSA, WW. Frank is an award-winning watercolor artist and Signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS), 

    Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and Watercolor West (WW). He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level.

    Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission. Primarily a plein air painter, his love of travel has given him prime opportunities to paint: he lived for three years in the south of France, and has painted on location in Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Germany.


    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $450 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $525 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 22 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Please pay online via PayPal if possible.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below.
    • 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 7 days of registration to be considered as registered.
    IMPORTANT RESTRICTION ON REGISTERING FOR MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS

    Because of high demand for workshops and to better serve the entire BWS membership body, the BWS board features three RESTRICTED four-day workshops each year. Members may register for only one RESTRICTED workshop each calendar year 
    held during 2017

    (Note from Sabine Yeager: Although the BWS website will not prevent you from registering, it will be monitored.
    This workshop with Frank Eber is a "restricted" workshop, meaning that if you register for this workshop you will not be able to also register for either the E.B. Lewis or Michael Reardon workshops. 
    Registrations are manually monitored, and you will be cancelled from any second or third workshop you register for. You are welcome to send me an email after registrations open on February 4th to request being added to the waiting list.  Priority will be given to members who have not attended another restricted workshop.)


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

    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. (Priority is given to members who have not registered for any of the other restricted workshops during the year.)
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time the BWS Workshop Chair receives the email request.
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can also join the waiting list beginning on February 4th if you registered for one of the other restricted workshops but would like to attend an additional workshop if space is available. 
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    • Email Sabine Yeager: yeagerv@comcast.net to join a workshop waiting list.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before May 13, 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 May 13, 2017 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 to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136

    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
    • 58

    An Evening 

    with 

    Frank Eber

    Atmospheric Watercolors

    Wednesday, June 14th 2017

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044


    Registration for this event are open for BWS members, guests April 15th.

    Registration for Non-members: May 17th.

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate


    We are pleased to announce that Frank Eber, a California award winning Water-colorist and Plein Air Painter, will be giving a special presentation for the Baltimore Watercolor Society on the evening of Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 


    Frank Eber's 'Atmospheric Watercolors', an Approach to Luminous Watercolors.


    Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. 


    Frank will discuss his painting journey and process involving carefully planned steps that can be used for painting any subject. Frank will demonstrate painting techniques and answer questions from those attending.



    Frank Eber (Contemporary) AWS, NWS, TWSA, WW. Frank is an award-winning watercolor artist and Signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS), the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) and Watercolor West (WW). He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level.

    Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission. Primarily a plein air painter, his love of travel has given him prime opportunities to paint: he lived for three years in the south of France, and has painted on location in Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

    For more information about Frank, visit his website.



    • Date: June 14th 2017 (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.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below.
    • For online registration, visit www.bws.wildapricot.organd go to Public Events.
    • Participants will be limited to 60 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 7 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    Program coordinator: 

    Sabine Yeager

    Mail checks to: 3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

    Phone: 410-774-4212
    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net


    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874 301-528-2260
    2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition


    Exhibition June 17 - July 15, 2016

    Juror of selection and awards: 
    Frank Eber, AWS NWS


    Entry deadline April 3, 2017


    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 12, 2017

    Drop-off    Monday, June 12, 10am-2pm
    Exhibition June 17- July 15, Mon-Sat  10am-5pm
    Reception  Sunday, June 25, 2-4pm
    Pick-up     Monday, July 17, 9am-noon


    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 2016 exhibition catalog. Visit our website at the following link  http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0

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    Michael Reardon's
    Painting Light and Color
     in Land- and Cityscapes
    a 4-Day Workshop  
    November 14-17, 2017
    Restricted Registration - will open Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10 am for BWS Members

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate
    Registration for Non-Members will open October 14 2017

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor landscape artist, Michael Reardon in a four-day watercolor workshop where he will introduce BWS watercolorists to his approach to interpreting the urban and rural landscapes. The workshop will begin Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and continue through Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  


    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    Painting Light and Color: Landscapes and Cityscapes

    Manipulating light and color is essential to all watercolor painting. In this workshop, Michael will demonstrate the importance of values in creating a sense of light and the role color plays in the mood of your landscapes and cityscapes.

    Composition and vibrant color mixtures will be covered, emphasizing tools such as focal points, planes of depth, edge conditions, complementary colors, and color temperature. Michael will share his lengthy experience in architectural illustration to assist participants in ways to improve the structure of their paintings. He will also emphasize painting directly and with confidence.

    Each day will begin with a demonstration on the day’s theme, followed by individual painting and instruction time. Michael’s workshops are known for his positive and casual teaching approach that focuses on the needs of each participant. Most importantly, his goal is to help each painter, using the concepts presented, to develop their own painting voice and help them to improve their painting style.

    All levels are welcome. Some experience painting in watercolor is recommended.

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist, Michael Reardon, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched in its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.

    Through demonstration, careful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career Michael will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents.

    Students will follow Michael in a group demonstration. Painters of more experience can work from their own photographs with individual guidance. The class setting is very relaxed and accommodating to all.

    “It is my absolute joy to watch students make those tiny breakthroughs that begin to build confidence and leave a lasting desire to continue their exploration. Far too often the background exploration of a painting is left undone leaving the the “soul” of the image a mystery. It is my hope that by understanding and repeating my process you will find that your watercolors begin to follow a plan rather than a reaction to unanticipated results. Watercolor, if treated correctly, can be much easier than it’s reputation might suggest. I can think of no other form of expression that I delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others.”

     
     

    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 Michael Reardon

    Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over twenty-five years, using the medium to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds.

    After receiving his architecture degree from UC Berkeley, he worked as an architectural illustrator for over thirty years. In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration. In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris.

    He is sought after as an instructor, leading workshops around the country and internationally with a focus on the use of light and color. His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.

    He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. In 2012 he received Best of Show at the Triton Museum of Art Statewide Exhibition of Watercolor. His watercolors have been featured in many magazines, including American Artist Watercolor, the Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air. Fine Art Connoisseur, and L’Art de l’Aquarelle. He is also the author of the new book from North Light Books, Painting Light and Color in the Modern Landscape.







    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • $450 for BWS Members (Signature Artists and Associates)
    • $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.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below. Please note the workshop 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 . Checks must be received within 7 days of registration to be considered as registered.
    IMPORTANT RESTRICTION ON REGISTERING FOR MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS

    Because of high demand for workshops and to better serve the entire BWS membership body, the BWS board features three RESTRICTED three/four-day workshops each year.  Members may register for only one RESTRICTED workshop each calendar year.   

    This workshop with Michael Reardon is a "restricted" workshop, meaning that if you register for this workshop you will not be able to also register for either the E.B. Lewis or Frank Eber workshops being held during 2017.

    (Note from Sabine Yeager: Although the BWS website will not prevent you from registering for multiple workshops, registrations are manually monitored, and you will be cancelled from any second or third workshop you register for. You are welcome to send me an email after registrations open on Feb 4 to request being added to the waiting list.  Priority will be given to members who have not attended another restricted workshop.)

    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. (Priority is given to members who have not registered for any of the other restricted workshops during the year.)
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time the BWS Workshop Chair receives the email request.
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can also join the waiting list beginning on February 4 if you registered for one of the other restricted workshops but would like to attend an additional workshop if space is available. 
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before October 13, 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 October 13, 2017
    •  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: 9:00 AM
    Workshop instruction begins: 9:30 AM
    One-hour break for lunch
    Workshop instruction ends: 4:00 PM except Friday at 3:30 to clean up. Doors will close at 5:00 PM
    Thursday: artists are invited to paint until 7:00 PM (no formal teaching, and an informal one-on-one consultation with the instructor.
    Hawthorn Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 5:00 PM
    • Mail check to:
    Sabine Yeager 
    Workshop Chair
    3420 Buttonwood Ct. 
    Reisterstown, MD. 21136
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hawthorne Center, Columbia, MD
    • 59

    An Evening 

    with 

    Michael Reardon

    Wednesday,November 15, 2017

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    at the Hawthorne Center

    6175 Sunny Spring

    Columbia, MD 21044

    Registration will open September 16th 2017 to BWS Members and Guests.

    Public registration will open October 15th. 

    Not a Member? Consider becoming a Member.

    We are pleased to announce that Michael Reardon, a California award winning water-colorist and illustrator, will be giving a special presentation for the Baltimore Watercolor Society on the evening of Wednesday, November 15, 2017.


    Michael Reardon: Watercolor, if treated correctly, can be much easier than it’s reputation might suggest. I can think of no other form of expression that I delight in more than painting and it is my sincere wish to share that pleasure with others.”

    Michael will demonstrate a painting from start to finish. During the demonstration, I will discuss my choices and strategy to complete the painting, including pigments, timing, and values.

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning water-colorist, Michael Reardon, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched in its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.



    Manipulating light and color is essential to all watercolor painting. In this evening program, Michael will demonstrate the importance of values in creating a sense of light and the role color plays in the mood of your landscapes and cityscapes.



    Composition and vibrant color mixtures will be covered, emphasizing tools such as focal points, planes of depth, edge conditions, complementary colors, and color temperature. Michael will share his lengthy experience in architectural illustration to assist participants in ways to improve the structure of their paintings. He will also emphasize painting directly and with confidence.




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

    • Date:November 15 (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.  Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Sabine Yeager at the address below.
    • For online registration, visit www.bws.wildapricot.org 
      and go to Public Events.
    • Participants will be limited to 60 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 7 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    Program coordinator: 

    Sabine Yeager

    Mail checks to: 3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

    Phone: 410-774-4212
    Email: yeagerv@comcast.net


Past events

25 Mar 2017 "Water and Reflections Made Easy!" with Annie Strack
04 Mar 2017 March 4, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
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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