Baltimore Watercolor Society

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    • 29 Oct 2015
    • 12 Dec 2015
    • 10400 Cross Fox Lane , Columbia MD 21044
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House
    10400 Cross Fox Lane
    Columbia MD 21044

    Open to Signature Members only.  

    Exhibit  Thursday Oct. 29, 2015-Saturday Dec. 12, 2015

    Deadline for entries: October 22, 2015

    Drop Off Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9am-10am

    Reception Sunday, November 1, 2015 3pm-5pm

    Pick up: December 14, 2015 9am-10am

    Gallery commission: 5%

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

    Registration fee: $5.00

    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 Shirley Apple Jenkins

    Phone: 443-212-5412 or 443-695-4008

    Email: shirleyajenkins@comcast.net 

    • 10 Jan 2016
    • 29 Jan 2016
    • Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville MD 20851
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    Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Exhibition

    Rockville Civic Center Park

    603 Edmonston Dr.

    Rockville MD 20851

    Open to Signature Members only.  

    Exhibit  Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 - Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

    Deadline for entries: Dec. 29, 2015

    Drop Off Date: Jan 4, 2016 between 2-4pm 

    Reception Jan. 10, 2016 1:30-3:30pm 

    Pick up Feb. 1, 2016 between 9-11am

    Note: If you want to enter but cannot get your painting to the exhibit for drop off or pick up, contact Kathleen at 410-322-0817 or email her at Kathleen.stumpfel@gmail.com

    Gallery commission: 20%

    One Painting per artist 
    Please read 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 Shirley Apple Jenkins

    Phone: 443-212-5412 or 443-695-4008

    Email: shirleyajenkins@comcast.net 

    • 19 Jan 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Jan 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Michael Holter
    4-Day "Portraits & Figures In Watercolor" Workshop
    Registrations will open Saturday, July 18, 2015.
    Keeping Myself in Check by Michael Holter NWS Watercolor ~ 21 x 21 
    “Holding Myself In Check”  by Michael Holter

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased and excited to host Michael Holter in a four-day watercolor workshop featuring paiting portraits and figures from photographs, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2016 through Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  This is an "unrestricted" workshop, meaning that you can register for this workshop plus one of the three additional BWS four-day workshops that will be held during 2016.  (Registration for these additional workshops will be announced in January 2016.)



    Michael Holter is an artist who may be unfamiliar to many BWS members, but someone worth putting on your radar going forward.  Based in Dallas, Michael is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Society of Watercolor Artists and the Southwestern Watercolor Society. His work has appeared in numerous shows across the country in recent years, where he is winning all kinds of awards.  His painting, "Gypsy at the Gate" was published in the most recent edition of Splash.  Michael's workshop's are growing in popularity and he now teaches all across the country.

    Gypsy at the Gate by Michael Holter NWS Watercolor ~ 13 x 13


    This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of people and places. You will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

    Workshop participants will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into the painting experience.

    Each day students will engage in exercises that will solidify the content being worked on, and will spend time viewing other artists' work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

    Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating portraits and landscapes using live demonstration and several high-speed video presentations.

    Many watercolorists have an aversion to painting people. Special attention will be paid to the steps Michael uses to paint his award-winning figurative paintings. By the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you too can complete successful paintings.

    Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.


    The supply list and set of advance preparation instructions pertaining to the photographs will be provided later on.  Check back after September 1. 

    • The price for the workshop is $365 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $400 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    I am personally excited about bringing Michael Holter to Baltimore for a few different reasons, and I hope that some of the BWS members share my enthusiasm.
    • Most of the artists we bring to Baltimore are more established "names".  Michael has more recently transitioned to the status of full-time for-profit artist, and I am anxious to hear about his journey.
    • He paints in a style somewhat reminiscent of Ted Nutall.  Like me, he admires Ted's style and has taken multiple workshops from Ted.  (I think Ted's teaching "stuck" a little more successfully with Michael than it did me though:)  If you wanted to get into Ted's workshop but missed out, or if you want a second dose, this could be a good option.
    • Michael is an excellent teacher, and since his style is still evolving and he is still learning, many of us can benefit from what he has figured out and his thought process about being a student.

    Just food for thought.  Check out Michael's website at http://michaelholter.com for yourself.

    • 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.
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time BWS receives the email request.
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can also join the waiting list during the restricted registration period of February 7-14 if you wish to register for a second or third workshop.
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens on February 7, 2015.
    • Email Rob@TalbertFineArt.com to join a workshop waiting list.
    • Paid registrants who cancel before December 15, 2016 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 December 15, 2016 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 Mr. Holter 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 Rob Talbert (BWS Workshop Chair) at Rob@TalbertFineArt.com.

    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


    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

    "Homage to Janet" by Michael Holter.  Lauren McCracken selected this painting to receive the "Best of Show" honors at the Lake Granbury Art Association juried exhibition.

Past events

14 Nov 2015 Portraiture in Watercolor at HCAC with Joanna Barnum
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
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
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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