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    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th St. OC, MD 21842
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    Public show of signature member's work at the Art League of Ocean City Center for the Arts 

    August 28 - October 1, 2017

    There is a 35% commission on all sales. Pieces not for sale should be listed as NFS.

    Opening Reception: Friday Sept 1, 2017 from 5:00 -7:00 PM

    Registration deadline: July 29, 2017

    Registration fee: $10

    Drop off locations:

    1. Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City Md, 21043 from 5:00-7:00 PM  Friday August 25, 2017 
    2. The Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 from noon to 2:00 PM on Sunday August 27, 2017
    3. Artist in North Baltimore Co. and vicinity may also drop off paintings with Shirley Jenkins call her at 443-212-5412 for details. 
    4. Artists wishing to drop off and pick up work in the Montgomery County vicinity may do so by contacting Janet Belich at 301-367-1527

    Pick-up locations:

    1. After the show paintings may be picked up at the Art league of Ocean City on Sunday, October 1 12:00-2:00 PM. Or 
    2. Monday October 2 at the Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City from 5:00 -7:00 PM. 
    3. Paintings delivered to Janet Belich or Shirley Jenkins should contact them to establish a pickup time and location after the show.

    Special rules for this exhibit - We know some of you are working on canvas, using mixed media techniques, and displaying your work without glazing. This is our once a year member exhibit where you can display either these non-traditional paintings or a traditional watercolor, matted and under glazing.

    BWS will augment our normal Exhibit Rules #2, 8, and 10 to include work that uses any of the following.

         Paint on natural or synthetic paper or paperboard and display the painting under glazing (matted or floated). (traditional watercolor)

         Varnish watermedia paintings and display them framed with no glazing.

         Display gallery wrapped watermedia paintings without mat or frame.

         Use paper canvas, fabric canvas (cotton or linen), Aquabord, Claybord or Gessobord  for the watermedia paintings

         Mount the watermedia paintings on deep cradled panels

         Use only paper-based collage material, created with water-based media. 

    The rules regarding mats and frames apply when mats and frames are used.


     



    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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    Three Day Botanical Workshop

    with
    Hillary Parker

    Monday, September 18th 2017
    to
    Wednesday, September 20th 2017
    from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

    BWS Member Registration Opens:

    July 8th   10:00 a.m. 

    Member Fee: $275

    Non-Member Registration Opens: 

    August 12th   10:00 a.m

    Non-Member Fee: $325

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate

    Registration Deadline: September 11th

    ..unless the program is full prior to this date.






    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased to host nationally recognized artist Hillary Parker, a prize-winning artist, teacher of workshops, demonstrator. 
    Hillary Parker is a naturalist and international award winning botanical watercolor artist with paintings exhibited worldwide. She enjoys a dual career of teaching and painting, spanning 30 years, with requests for private and public watercolor commissions, juries international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, ongoing botanical art classes, private art instruction, corporate art events, and solo group shows with botanical gardens and art galleries.


    Join Hillary Parker for an exciting 3-day workshop exploring the concepts, skills and techniques for a controlled and detailed approach to  painting botanical watercolors. 

    Whether you are a novice or experienced artist looking for a refresher, this effective and informative course allows everyone to paint at their own skill level with the guidance of Hillary’s demonstrations and individual attention. Students will focus on the process of building 3-D form and accurate colors using washes, glazes, fine line work, and dry brush detailing to effectively create delicate, accurate botanical studies.

    *Students are asked to bring their own flowers/plant subjects. 

    bring in 2 of the same subject, one for "taking apart" to study in bits and pieces and the other to paint.)

    *the Supply list will be sent about 4 weeks prior to the workshop

    please check out Hillary Parker:

    www.hillaryparkerwatercolors.com


    For online registration, visitwww.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.


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

    Directions to the

    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-70 W and follow for 4.4 miles. 

    Take exit 87 B  to merge onto US-29 N towards MD 99. 

    Turn right at Rogers Ave. At the traffic light, take the exit to stay straight on Rogers Ave. 

    Turn left at High Ridge Rd. and the Howard Co. Center for the Arts is on the left.



    Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than September 11th

    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

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD
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    An Evening 

    with 

    Hillary Parker

    Tuesday, September 19th 2017

    7:00 – 9:00 pm 

    doors open at 6:30

    Howard County Center for the Arts

    8510 High Ridge Road

    Ellicott City


    Registration for this event are open for: 
    BWS members and guests July 19th at 10:00 a.m.

     $25 for all BWS members (including Associates)

    Registration for Non-members: August 18th. at 10:00 a.m.

    $30 for guests and public 

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate

    Registration ends September 11th.....unless the program is full prior to this date. 

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





    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased to host nationally recognized artist Hillary Parker, a prize winning artist, teacher of workshops and demonstrator. 
    Hillary Parker is a naturalist and international award winning botanical watercolor artist with paintings exhibited worldwide. She enjoys a dual career of teaching and painting, spanning 30 years, with requests for private and public watercolor commissions, juries international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, ongoing botanical art classes, private art instruction, corporate art events, and solo group shows with botanical gardens and art galleries.

    Join Hillary Parker for an exciting evening exploring the concepts, skills and techniques for a controlled and detailed approach to  painting botanical watercolors. 


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

    Whether you are a novice or experienced artist looking for a refresher, this effective and informative evening allows everyone to learn accurate colors using washes, glazes, fine line work, and dry brush detailing to effectively create delicate, accurate botanical studies.



    Hillary will discuss her painting journey and process involving carefully planned steps. Hillary will demonstrate painting techniques and answer questions from those attending.


    please check out Hillary Parker:

    www.hillaryparkerwatercolors.com

    • 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 40 people. 
    • 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 made out to BWS with title of Workshop to: 

    Sabine Yeager

    3420 Buttonwood Ct.

    Reisterstown, MD 21136

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


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts

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

    Register online here.  Then bring 4 matted and framed paintings on September 23rd between 12:30 - 1:00pm, or send a CD with 4 jpeg images to

    Sherry Morell, 800 Southerly Road, unit 1501
    Towson, MD 21286, received, by September 21, 2017

    The jpeg images should be labled - lastname, image name. The CD should be labeled with your name.

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

    Call or email jury chair with questions.

    slmorell12@gmail.com


    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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    "Fun with Fluid Acrylic" 
     
    One Day Workshop 
    with
    April Rimpo

    Saturday, September 30th 2017

    from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    BWS Member Registration Opens:

    July 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens: 

    August 26 2017 10:00 a.m.

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate


    Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017 unless the program is full prior to this date. 

     

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

    "Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop"

    Are you wondering about fluid acrylic and how they compare with watercolor? Considering mixed media technique while remaining true to the "rules" of watercolor society exhibitions? Just want to try something different?  

    Join April Rimpo to learn 

    • A variety of textural techniques using fluid acrylic,
    • Stamping, stencils, and patterning and other mixed media techniques to add some spark to your paintings, 
    • To incorporate dabs of medium body acrylic paints into you work to create some subtle movement in your paintings. 
    • How to convert your favorite watercolor paint into fluid acrylic. You may have noticed the variety of color available in Fluid Acrylic are limited. This will solve that issue.
    • How some potentially problematic color combinations (e.g., purple and yellow) can be used successfully with acrylics while working quickly, without letting layers fully dry before you start.


    Download a more complete listing of what you will learn 

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

    Check out April's work online at 

    www.AMRart.org

    Blog: http://aprilrimpoblog.AMRart.org

    Directions to:

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

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


    Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than September 22, 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

    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 10910 Route 108 Ellicott City, Md 21042
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    Howard County Department of Education 

    Central Office Gallery

    will host an Exhibit for 

     Signature and Associate Members. 


    Registration fee: $10.00

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


    Deadline for entries: September 11th, 2017

    Drop Off Date: October 4th 12:00-3:00 PM

    Exhibit Date: October 5th - November 22nd, 2017

    *Reception Date: October 11th 5:00-6:30

    * Change from original invite

    Pick up Date: November 22, 2017 12:00-2:00PM

    Limited to 50 Members

    Location: The Exhibit will be at the Howard County Public School Department of Education

    10910 Route 108 

    Ellicott City, Md 21042




    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Farm in Northern Baltimore County on Beckleysville Rd.
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    Energize your Plein Air Paintings 

    with Diane Gibson
    Saturday, October 7th 2017
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM

    at a Farm in Northern Baltimore County
    on Beckleysville Rd.


    Member Registration Opens August 5th, 2017 10:00 a.m.

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens September 2nd , 2017

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Not a Member? Consider joining.

    Registration Deadline:  

    September 30th, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Raindate: October 14th 2017


    Plein Air painting is a wonderful addiction, a chance to be outside and to paint Maryland forests, farmyards and local villages.



    The instructor, Diane Gibson, has been plein air painting in Maryland and while hiking for many years in England, France, and China.  Foremost influences on her style have included Tony Couch, Fritz Briggs, John Salminen, Tony van Hasselt, and the famed English painters, David Curtis and  Edward Seago.  

    As a 40 year member and past President of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, she believes that improvement in one’s painting involves continually taking courses whenever you can as well as painting in the studio and outside on a regular basis.  Accepting the inevitable frustration and maintaining the courage to solve a conceptual or a technical problem area in your painting is essential to success.


    This Plein Air event will take place at a farm in northern Baltimore County and will teach you how to: 

    Plan and arrange a composition based on a scene which attracts you 

    Position three values—light, medium & dark

    Use a limited palette of six warm and cool primary watercolors

    Use a majority of soft and a minimum of hard edges.

    This one-day course will include:

    • a brief orientation lecture, 
    • a watercolor demonstration,
    • individual instruction and a group critique
    Registration Deadline:  September 30th, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Hints to Successful Plein Air Painting

                                           

    COMPOSITION

    Horizon line—3/4 up or 3/4 down paper

    Center of Interest:  

    upper left or upper right

    lower left or lower right

    Size of shapes:  Papa, Mama, Baby

    repetition and alternation in shapes and color (ex: fence, telephone pole, weeds)

    VALUES

    Three values:  light, medium and  dark

    Plein air values:  sky is light, foreground is medium, uprights (ex: trees) have darks

    Popular arrangement of values:  center of focus is light (ex: building)

    surrounded by some darks (ex: trees) or reverse (dark house surrounded by light) 

    Counterpoint:  darkest dark against lightest light  at center of interest

    Cool colors against warm  colors; texture against non texture, areas of calm against complex area

    COLOR

    Limited palette:  six colors, two each of warm and cool blue, (Ultramarine Blue,

    Phalo Blue, warm and cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow), warm and

    cool red (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Red)  Also Burnt Sienna

    Mix two cool colors for bright color; mix one warm and one cool for muted color

    Warmer colors advance (foreground), cooler colors recede (background) 

    aerial perspective involves values and colors diminishing in intensity as

    landscape recedes into distance

    EDGES

    80% soft edges, especially in far distance, 20% sharp edges in center of interest

    Drag brush sideways to create rough texture on building and grasses

                

    Recommended supplies:

    Artist quality watercolors including:

    Ultramarine Blue

    Pthalo Blue

    Cadmium Red

    Alizarin Crimson

    Cadmium Yellow

    Lemon Yellow

    Burnt Sienna

    Paper:  Arches ¼ or ½ sheets or

    16” x 20” or 12” x 16” blocks

    Brushes:  large 1” to 2” flat brush, # 6 or  #8 round brush, small liner

    Easel, water container, masking tape, pink eraser, Kleenex, sponge and umbrella to either put into the ground or on your easel to protect you from the sun.

    Don’t forget to bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists!

    Location and directions will be sent to registrants prior to event.

    For online registration, visit: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.

    Cancelation: 75% refund if notified no later than September 30th 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

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD
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    How to apply to Galleries

    Tuesday, October 17th 2017

    7:00 – 8:30 pm 

    doors open at 6:30

    Howard County Center for the Arts

    8510 High Ridge Road

    Ellicott City


    Registration for this event will open for 
    BWS members and guests: August 19th at 10:00   a.m.
      

    $15 for all BWS members

    Non-members: September 16th at 10:00 a.m.

    $20 for guests and public 

    Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate

    Registration ends: October 9th.....unless the program is full prior to this date.

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

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased to host William (Bill) Wright for an exciting evening exploring how to apply to Galleries.


    Topics will include:

    • A body of work - be consistent
    • Build a resume
    • Have a web-site
    • Identify galleries to approach
    • Keep a notebook
    • How to apply and what to include in the application

    Biography

    William C. Wright has been a professional painter for over thirty years. An accomplished water colorist, his realist style is noted for its dramatic light and color. He works in the traditional watercolor method of layering transparent washes on paper working light to dark. His oils are similar in style and craftsmanship, working on gessoed panels.

    His work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States, as well as many national competitions, most notably: The American Watercolor Society’s “Annual Exhibition,” New York, NY, and “Watercolor USA,” Springfield, MO. His work has appeared in fourteen books and six feature magazine articles, including four of the Splash series by North Light Books, Watercolor by American Artist magazine, and Watercolor, Planning, and Painting from Quarto Publishing, London. He is also the author of his own watercolor book, Make Your Watercolors Shine, published by International Artist, Australia. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, New York, NY; the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Baltimore, MD; the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Annapolis, MD; and the International Guild of Realism.

    He lives with his wife and family outside Baltimore, Maryland, where he continues an active painting and teaching career. 



    Below are a few of the many recent Exhibitions:

    2017  Zion Plein Air Art Invitational

     84th Annual Juried Exhibition, the Hudson Valley Art            Association Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

    2016  One-Man-Show, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC

     Published in “Watercolor Artist”, April issue

     Published in “Splash 17, Inspiring Subjects”, by North Light Book

    International Guild of Realism 

    11th Annual International Juried Show Gallery 1261, Denver, CO.

    36th International Exhibit, San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, CA.

    2015  Valentine Group Show, M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa OK

     Elkridge Club Group Show, Baltimore, MD

    and many more, the list is too long to mention here.




    Please check out William (Bill) Wright:

    http://www.williamcwrightart.com

    • 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.
    • Participants will be limited to 40 people. 
    • 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

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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        How to prepare 
    to become
    a Signature Member
    of the BWS


    One Day Workshop 
    with 
    Sharon Green, BWS, PWCS
    and 
    Sherry Morell, BWS

    Saturday, November 11th 2017

    from 10 AM to 2:00 PM

    We are pleased to have two very talented Artists give a lecture and critique for future Signature Members

    Both will lead us through all criteria that the Jurors follow in their selecting new Signature Members.

    For online registration visit 
    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.

    Member Registration Opens September 9th 2017 

    Member Fee: 45.00

    Non-Member Registration Opens October 7th 2017

    Non-Member Fee: 50.00

    Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate


    Registration Deadline:  November 3rd, unless the program is full prior to this date.





     

    Sharon Green

    sgreen-watercolors@comcast.net

    www.sharongreenstudio.com

     

    Sharon Green has been working as an artist for more than twenty years.  As a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and now as its Past-President, she has exhibited in galleries throughout the State of Maryland as well as national and international juried exhibitions.  She studied in Baltimore with Jim Condron at Towson University, Nancy Linden at School 33, and Polly Mitchell at The Mitchell School of Fine Arts.  Sharon participated in workshops conducted by the nationally known instructors like Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey and Linda Baker.  Her paintings can be found in many fine corporate and private collections.


    Listed below are are some of Sharon Green's many exhibits:

    2016, 2012 – Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

    2014 – Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition, UMUC, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Award

    2012 – Baltimore Watercolor Society exhibit at Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick MD – First Prize

    2012 – Keystone National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Mechanicsburg, PA

    2010 National Watercolor Society, San Pedro, CA

    2009, 2011 International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA

    2008, 2003, 2001 and 1997 Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Hoffberger Gallery

    2005 Columbia Art Center, “Bike” National Juried Exhibition

    1996 Mid-Atlantic Regional Juried Exhibition, North Light Art School Award, Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium

    1996 – present Baltimore Watercolor Society:  Multiple exhibits and awards at various locations in Maryland






    Sherry Morell
    slmorell12@gmail.com

    SHARON PALLANTE MORELL

    An Ohio native but Towson resident since 1963, Sharon Morell is part of a multi-generational family of artists. She has always had dual interests in art and the sciences, spending her 35 year career in science at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and UMBC, plus all the while, taking classes at MICA, Mitchell School of Fine Art, plein air watercolor at Schuler School and various workshops with Baltimore and national artists. After retiring from academia in 1999 Sharon was able to devote more time to watercolor and was awarded BWS Signature Artist status in 2005. 

    She served as BWS Treasurer for 6 years and now as Jurying Chair for 3. Melding her love of nature with her art has proven to be a good match, as her works have been selected for 6 of the last 13 Mid-Atlantic Exhibitions.

    While early works were plein air paintings, more recent acceptances were a Lionfish with an attitude (2014) and a flock of reflected Royal Terns(2015). 

    “Onward and Upward - Bryce Canyon” (2016) which conveys the incredible experience of hiking in Bryce Canyon with her husband Tom was awarded the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Exhibit “Blick Art Award”. 


     “I’ve Got My Eyes On You” 2014


    Students will bring two matted and framed paintings to go through the jurying process. Please note that the pictures will be excluded from future jurying.

    Concept:

    Some paintings can be considered "high concept"and communicate bold ideas, reflection on the human condition or a particular world view, while others attempt to evoke a mood, capture a subtle feeling or tell a story. Is each painting successful in communicating the conceptual intent of the artist?

    Originality:

    Is the subject, the treatment, the composition , or the overall approach of the paintings fresh and original? 

    Composition: 

    The Elements of Design

    Line, Shape, Color, Value, Texture, Space Form

    The Principles of Design

    Balance, Unity, Emphasis, Variety, Pattern, Proportion, Movement, Rhythm. Gradation

    Technique: 

    Do the paintings demonstrate adequate mastery of technical components to accomplish the goals of the artist? ( Not all technical aspects equally important in any particular painting.) Some technical elements which could be considered include: 

    Paint applications and brushwork, Drawing, Linear and areal  perspective, Understanding of unique aspects of water media, Color mixing, Treatment of edges.

    Consistency:

    Do all of the paintings submitted for consideration demonstrate a consistent style and quality? (All four paintings do not need to address the same subject matter.)

    Presentation: 

    Do the matting and framing of physical submissions (or the photographic quality and electronic file preparation of digital submissions) demonstrate professionalism and create a favorable presentation of the artwork? 

    Objective Versus Non-Objective Art Submissions:

    The same considerations of concept, composition and design, originality, technique, consistency and presentation apply to both objective and non- objective paintings. However, the relative weights and merits of each may differ, again depending on the goals of the artist, the style, the subject matter, the painting size and format, and other factors. 

    ___________

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

    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 MD-99. 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.


    Registration Deadline: November 3rd, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than November 3rd 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

    • 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
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    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

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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