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    • 07 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
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    Painting the Figure with the Rivulet and Lifting Technique
    One Day Workshop 
    with Susan Avis Murphy
    Saturday, May 7th 2016
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM


    This one-day workshop is designed for students with some watercolor experience. Learn a unique method of producing texture on paper using the "rivulet method" devised by Susan Murphy. You will then create an image with lifting-off and glazing techniques. The workshop will focus on painting the figure of a statue, using your own reference material or that provided by Susan.  

    In this workshop, Susan will be demonstrating the methodology behind her “rivulet technique”. This is something artists have asked Susan many times, as they are intrigued by the texture found in the background of some of her paintings. It is a technique she revised many years ago while trying to solve the background problems in paintings of construction rubble. Susan described the technique in an article she wrote for WatercolorPage of American Artist magazine in 1986!
    With a little practice and the right materials, other artists find the rivulet technique easy to learn. Below are some excellent examples of paintings done by students in her regular classes. The technique can be applied to many subjects besides figures. 

    Examples of this are by: 
    Susan Wittenburg    Diane Shipley          Jean Perretta
      

    Sally Drew             Janet Epstein            
     

    Susan will be doing a partial demonstration of the painting of a statue similar to the one shown at the top of the page (“Water Sprite”) and then she will have you practice the rivulet and lifting techniques on a small piece of Arches 140lb cold-pressed paper. For the finished painting, you will either work from your own reference photo of a statue, or you can work from one Susan will provide of a statue similar to the one used for the demo. You will be shown a method to transfer a tracing of the image onto the watercolor paper (using a printed template of the image and graphite transfer paper). Your finished painting will be either a quarter sheet or half sheet size (11x15” or 15x22”). You will be sharing a 6 foot table with another student, so please don’t bring a huge board.
     
    Supplies:
    Workshoppers will need to bring a few additional things besides their usual watercolor supplies. Most important is a tube of Winsor & Newton raw umber. We will be doing a lot of lifting of paint using small stencil brushes, such as shown in the photo below. These are easily obtained at Michael’s in the stenciling department. Susan will bring a few stencil brushes along to sell, in case you have trouble getting them. A list of supplies:


    Please pack a lunch and beverage. 

    Directions:

    From the Baltimore Beltway (I695) 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.

    Member Registration Opens February 27th, 2016

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens April 9th, 2016

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Registration Deadline:  April 30th unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Cancelation: 75% refund if notified no later than April 30th 2016 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

    • 11 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Turf Valley, Wedgewood Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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    Registration is closed

    BWS Member Annual Dinner

    Wednesday, May 11th
    6:30 - 9:30 PM

    This year, in order that as many of you as possible can attend, we are offering a 3-Entree buffet dinner in the

    Wedgewood Room at Turf Valley
    2700 Turf Valley Road
    Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

    Members may invite one or more guests.

    Cost: $45.00 (per person)  There will be no refunds after April 25th.

    Registration deadline: Extended through May 2nd

    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 7:30 pm. A cash bar will be available all evening.  Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. 

    Be sure to read the invitation with details about the event and an opportunity available to those who register by March 11th.  

    Illustration by J. Scott Fuqua

    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 Jonathon Scott Fuqua, who taught illustration and watercolor painting at The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) for nine years and last fall opened The Baltimore Academy of Illustration with two other former MICA professors. He will discuss how he became a watercolor artist and how his more formal art and images about urban life and people transitioned into illustration and why. In the process, he will discuss the differences between art and illustration and argue that, in fact, they are nearly one in the same, the barrier between the two being largely perception. A graduate of The College of William & Mary, he has published many award winning young adult novels, graphic novels, and children's books, many of which he illustrated. He has been painting professionally for twenty-five years.   

    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

    Illustration from Scott Fuqua's award winning book Calvert the Raven and the Battle of Baltimore.
    • 14 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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    Inspirational 
    Color
     in the Landscape
    with Joyce Bell
    Saturday, May 14th 2016
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM

    Come and enjoy the outdoors in this one-day paint-out with other watercolor painters on a wonderful acreage of farmland. Clark Farm has barns, trees, flowing pastures and more.

    Joyce Bell is a well-known teacher of watercolor and noted artist in the BWS area. 

    Joyce has a Master's Degree in art education from Towson University and taught art in Baltimore County for 30 years. 

    She became a Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society in 1996 and has been teaching watercolor to adults for the past seven years at the Columbia Art Center and her home studio.

    The consistent quality in her paintings is her use of exciting colors and the way they draw you into the composition.  She has won numerous awards for her works and continues to grow.

    A recommended supply list includes a stand-up easel, water bottle, chair, hat, sketch pad, paints and watercolor paper

    Please pack a lunch and beverage. 


    The farm has limited parking. It is recommended that we carpool.  


    Directions:

    From 695 (Baltimore Beltway) take exit 70 W, take 29 S which is on the left and follow 29 S to 108 W, follow 108 W to the 3rd light and turn onto Centennial Lane. The first driveway on the left is the entrance to Clark's Elioak Farm. Look for the big red barn and first driveway on the left.

    Member Registration Opens March 5th, 2016

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens April 16th, 2016

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Registration Deadline:  May 7th unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Cancelation: 75% refund if notified no later than May 7th 2016 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

    • 07 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
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    Joyce Hicks
    4-Day Workshop - The Landscape in Watercolor
    June 7-10, 2016
    Restricted Registration will open Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10 am.
     


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased and excited to host acclaimed watercolorist, Joyce Hicks, AWS, in a four-day watercolor workshop where she will introduce BWS watercolorists to her painting style and techniques.  The workshop will begin Tuesday, June 7 and continue through Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  

    Joyce will be the juror for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition, and will also present an evening program (to be announced later) during her week in Maryland. 

    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    Joyce will introduce her students to her unique style and her process of painting the landscape in watercolor. The workshop emphasis is on techniques and strategies for transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary ones with watercolor; scenes that reach out and connect with viewers. 

    Joyce teaches simple easy to learn methods that appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking. Students learn from clear explanations about the reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from step-by-step demonstrations. Students learn to distill and process scenes from inspiration to finished work of art becoming more comfortable with the medium in the process. 

    Joyce says, "Once technical aspects of watercolor have been mastered you too will begin to paint from that sacred place that resides within each of us. I bring my passion and love for teaching to inspire and motivate in a fun, fast-paced workshop."

     Following are a few of the topics covered in the workshop:

    • atmospheric perspective in the landscape
    • simplifying and streamlining scenes
    • working toward personal style by developing a visual language
    • steps for building strong compositions
    • painting “relationships” instead of “things”
    • seven important design principles for creating exciting paintings
    • working with photographs, sketch books and color studies
    • planning strategies that will allow you to paint spontaneously and with confidence

    The class will include a combination of lectures and painting demonstrations by Joyce, plus student painting time with coaching and critique by the instructor.


     
     
    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 JOYCE HICKS

    Joyce Hicks lives in Texas and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, a past-president of the Central Texas Watercolor Society and a member of several other art societies.  She is a recognized jurist, workshop instructor and award-winning painter.  The following is Joyce's artist statement from her website:

    I’ve always been able to see places and things in an idealistic way, but it wasn’t until I discovered painting that I was able to express and interpret this personal view. My art is not always a true rendition of what is actually there but how I wish it could be. If the old white homestead is a bit neglected, then I will just capture it in sunlight to discover its real beauty. If there is only one withered rose on the old trellis then why not one hundred in full bloom?

    Frequent travel allows me to see and define what my heart is drawn to. Not in the grand or extraordinary but in simple unassuming beauty. Painting gives me the opportunity to unite visual images with a montage of personal memories stored over a life time. In an attempt to translate my feelings for a subject I use interesting brush strokes, strong contrasts, sunlight and shadow in colors both soft and bold. These elements combine in a personal way providing a visual invitation to tempt others into my world.

    My purpose is to uplift the human spirit and my hope is that my paintings will inspire others to join me as I continue my artistic journey. I enjoy entering competitions, teaching workshops and presenting painting demonstrations.


    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $425 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $500 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.

    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.   

    This workshop with Joyce Hicks is a "restricted" workshop, meaning that if you register for this workshop you will not be able to also register for either the Joyce Hicks or Iain Stewart workshops.   

    (Note from Rob Talbert: 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 Jan 9 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 January 9 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 Rob@TalbertFineArt.com to join a workshop waiting list.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel before March 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 March 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 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 Rob Talbert (BWS Workshop Chair) at Rob@TalbertFineArt.com.
    LOCATION

    The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

    6175 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044-5623
    Tel: (410) 730-7327

    WORKSHOP HOURS

    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
    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 16 Jul 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874 301-528-2260
    Registration is closed
    2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional
    Watercolor Exhibition
    Exhibition June 9 - July 16, 2016

    Juror of selection and awards: 
    Joyce Hicks, AWS


    Entry deadline March 26, 2016


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

    The prospectus and instructions for creating and submitting digital images are available on http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org


    Gold Medal $1200

    Notification to artists by May 6, 2016

    Drop-off    Monday, June 6, 10am-2pm
    Exhibition June 9- July 16, Mon-Sat  10am-5pm
    Reception  Sunday, June 26, 2-4pm
    Pick-up     Monday, July 18, 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 2015 exhibition catalog. Visit our website at the following link  http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org
    • 18 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Northern Baltimore County
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    Northern Baltimore County
    Plein Air Event
    with Diane Gibson
    Saturday, June 18th 2016
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM


    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.

    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!

    Mingodale Farm, Parkton Maryland

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

    Raindate: June 25


    Member Registration Opens April 9th, 2016

    Member Fee: $60

    Non-Member Registration Opens May21st, 2016

    Non-Member Fee: $65

    Registration Deadline:  June 11th, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Cancelation: 75% refund if notified no later than June 11th 2016 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

    • 06 Aug 2016
    • 28 Aug 2016
    • 40 South Carroll St, Fredrick, MD 21701
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    The Delaplaine

    Visual Arts Center Exhibit

    Kline and F&M Galleries

    40 South Carroll St., Fredrick Md 21701

    Open to Signature Members only.  

    Exhibit  August 6, 2016-August 28, 2016

    Deadline for entries or until limited number is reached-July 25, 2016

    Drop Off Date Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Reception Saturday August 6, 2016 3-5pm

    Pick up August 28, 2016

    Gallery commission: 30%

    One Painting per artist 
    Please read the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits as your registration indicates you will comply with these rules.  

    ONLY IN THIS EXHIBIT BWS will augment Rule#2 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).

         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.

    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 

    Remember: There are no reimbursements for cancellation from an exhibit.

    • 02 Sep 2016
    • 14 Oct 2016
    • 8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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    "The Value of Three"

    Paintings can use the number three in many ways. They can have a foreground, middle ground and background, or three trees, three hills, three buildings or three motifs. Three carries with it the possibility of psychological rightness. Pythagoras thought three was the perfect number, expressive of beginning, middle and end. So we ask the artists to incorporate 'three' in some way in the paintings for the show.

    Howard Co. Arts Center Exhibit

    8510 High Ridge Rd

    Ellicott City, MD 21043

    Open to Signature Members only.  

    Exhibit  September 2,-October 14, 2016

    Deadline for entries or until limited number is reached-August 15

    Drop Off Date Friday, August 26 9am-7pm or Saturday, August 27 10am-3:30

    Reception September 16, 6-8pm

    Pick up Saturday, October 15 10am-3:30 or Sunday, October 16 12-3:30 pm

    Gallery commission: 20%

    One Painting per artist

    Paintings must relate to The Value of Three and 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 Shirley Apple Jenkins

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

    Email: shirleyajenkins@comcast.net 

    • 25 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Oct 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
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    Iain Stewart
    4-Day Workshop - Sketchbook to Studio: Interpreting the Urban and Rural Landscapes: 
    October 25-28, 2016
    Restricted Registration - will open Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10 am.
     


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature watercolor landscape artist, Iain Stewart, NWS, 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, October 25, 2016 and continue through Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  

    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award winning watercolorist, Iain Stewart’s, 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 Iain 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 Iain 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 Iain 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 IAIN STEWART

    Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist and illustrator and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. His work has received numerous awards in international competition, and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.



    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 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    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.   

    This workshop with Iain Stewart is a "restricted" workshop, meaning that if you register for this workshop you will not be able to also register for either the Joyce Hicks or Soon Warren workshops being held during 2016.

    (Note from Rob Talbert: 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 Jan 9 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 January 9 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 Rob@TalbertFineArt.com to join a workshop waiting list.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel on or before September 30, 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 September 30, 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 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 Rob Talbert (BWS Workshop Chair) at Rob@TalbertFineArt.com.
    LOCATION

    The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

    6175 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044-5623
    Tel: (410) 730-7327



    WORKSHOP HOURS

    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

Past events

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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