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    • 05 Nov 2016
    • 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 
    Sharon Green, BWS, PWCS
    Bob Coe, BWS

    Saturday, November 5th 2016

    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.

    Sharon Green

    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

    Bob Coe

    For many years Bob has worked in the design field. At various times specializing in graphic design, illustration, and most recently, in web and web application user-experience design. Along with his design work, he has maintained an energetic schedule of painting watercolors and teaching painting.

    Bob started seriously working in watercolor in 1986. By 1989 he had been elected an artist member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and in 1990, he mounted his first solo show. His work has appeared in many group and solo shows since then.

    He has been teaching watercolor classes at the Columbia Art Center for many years. He also offers workshops and jurying for a variety of art organizations.

    Bob’s work encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, including portraits, animals, florals, and landscapes. Though the subject matter varies, he always approaches his work with the eye of a designer and craftsman. He chooses subjects that are meaningful to him, seeing each painting as an opportunity to grow in skill and self-expression, hoping that his painting will also connect with his audience. 

    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.


    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?


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


    The Elements of Design

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

    The Principles of Design

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


    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.


    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.)


    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.


    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.

    Member Registration Opens August 27th 2016

    Member Fee: 45.00

    Non-Member Registration Opens October 1st 2016 

    Not a Member? Consider signing up as an Associate

    Non-Member Fee: 50.00

    Registration Deadline:  October 29th unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    Cancellation: 75% refund if notified no later than October 29th 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

Past events

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
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
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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