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    • 02 Jun 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0

    Mark Mehaffey
    4-Day Workshop
    Registrations opened On Saturday, Feb 7 and were filled before noon.  Email Rob@TalbertFineArt.com to join the waiting list.

    “Morning Harbor” 30x22 watercolor on gessoed paper by Mark Mehaffey

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased and excited to host Mark Mehaffey in a four-day workshop from Tuesday, June 2, 2015 through Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.  Mark will also jury the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition hosted by BWS.

    ABOUT MARK MEHAFFEY

    Nationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society; DF, Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life member-Master Status, Watercolor West and the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, and Louisiana Watercolor Society Signature Life Member.

    Mehaffey has won major awards in juried exhibitions across the country including the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co Award from American Watercolor Society, the M. Grumbacher Gold Medal from Allied Artists of America, and the Skyledge Award from the Midwest Watercolor Society. Mehaffey's work has appeared in many publications; most recently in The Best of Watercolor, Splash 5-The Glory of Color, Splash 10-Passionate Brush Strokes, Splash 11, Places in Watercolor and as a featured artist in a step by step guide and showcase, Creative Watercolor, Rockport publisher.

    Mark’s paintings are included in corporate, private and museum collections. Among his many awards are the Silver Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial Award, the top award in the TWSA and the top award in The San Diego International. Mark is the author of “Creative Watercolor Workshop” by North Light and is a popular juror, he was honored to serve as a juror of election for both the American and National Watercolor Societies.

    WORKSHOP FORMAT


    This will be a split workshop: the first half will cover working from a photo reference, value plan and color options; the second half of the workshop will cover working experimentally and intuitively using abstract imagery.

    Participants will create paintings using the elements of shape, line, value and color to simplify subject and use a variety of color plans to create emotion and mood. Discussion of content, the importance of color schemes and line quality will also be discussed.

    Participants will also work intuitively with shape, color, line and especially texture to produce an abstraction with a personal focus and a representational work based on personal reference choices. There will be both group and individualized instruction with time set aside for critique.

    This is a fast moving, fun, mixed water media workshop where we all learn nd share. All levels are welcome as long as everyone is comfortable with their materials.

     
     
    MATERIALS

    Participants should bring their current sketchbook and photographs (5 or 6) of possible subject matter.  Include a 4 or 5b pencil to assign value to shapes.

    Paper:
     
    One quarter sheet of hot press Arches 140lb paper painted with two coats of Gesso on both sides. 
    - One quarter sheet of cold press Arches 140lb paper painted with two coats of Gesso on both sides. 
     One quarter sheet of hot AND cold press Arches 140lb paper painted with two coats of Gesso on both sides. 
     One quarter sheet of hot AND cold press Arches 140lb paper painted with two coats of Gesso on both sides. 
    - One sheet (22x30) of Arches 140lb rough or cold press watercolor paper (Arches recommended).
    - 6 sheets of medium weight YUPO plastic paper. The 20x26 size is recommended. (Available @ Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff and Daniel Smith). 
    - One 9x12 sheet of graphite transfer paper.

    Paints:
    – Bring your favorite tube watercolors including indigo, quinacridone red and rose, Winsor red, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, hansa yellow and new gamboge. (Recommended: Daniel Smith, Winsor and Newton, M. Graham, Holbein transparent watercolor.)

    - Also bring TWO tubes each of white and black gouache.  Recommended: M. Graham gouache or W and N or Holbein. One tube of acrylic paint in a dark color. (blue, violet or black)  

    Brushes:
    – A number 10 or 12 round, a one inch flat and a 2 inch and a 3 or 4 inch flat, a rigger in size 4, 5, or 6, two or three inexpensive bristle brushes for scrubbing out/lifting and any other favorite brushes. 
    - Water-soluble ( I use water-soluble) or wax based colored pencils and or crayons. 

    Tools and Equipment:
    – Two rolls of paper towel, No. 11 craft knife (number one handle, number eleven blade) and a couple of extra blades.
    - Bring a bag full of “texturing” materials, stencils and stamps.  (Bubble wrap, gravel, open weave material, leaves, anything that can be rubbed through or thrown into wet paint).
    - One large yard size garbage bag, three or four sponge (not cloth) rollers (2, 3 or 4”) from your local hardware and one roll of masking tape, your palette, and two water containers, plus any other materials and supplies you just can’t do without.

    NEW: Plastic Table Cloth / Cover:
    - Bring a plastic table cloth, butcher paper or some other suitable cover to put down on either the large round table or large rectangle table as a protection.  You will need to clean your own table after the workshop and this will make your job much easier.

    WORKSHOP PRICE

    • The price for the workshop is $350 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.
    NEW RESTRICTED REGISTRATION PROCESS: READ CAREFULLY!
    • Registrations for this workshop will open on February 7, 2015 for BWS members. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Registrations for two other 4-Day BWS workshops to be held in 2015 will also open on February 7. Ted Nuttall - April 27-30 and Laurie Goldstein-Warren - October 19-22).
    • From February 7 until February 14, BWS members may register for ONLY one of these 4-day workshops. This is to help ensure that more BWS members are able to get into at least one of the longer workshops in 2015. 
    • On February 14, registration for all three 4-day workshops - Nuttall, Mehaffey, Goldstein-Warren - will be open for all BWS members to register for any open spots in any of the 4-day workshops.
    • On February 28, registration for any remaining open slots will be open to the public.
    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.
    • 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.
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
    • Paid registrants who cancel before May 2 will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If the spot cannot be filled, the amount refundable is 80% of the workshop price.
    • Paid registrants who cancel after May 2 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.
    • 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


    Freeze Frame by Mark Mehaffey
    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 02 Jul 2015
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874
    Registration is closed
    2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
    Exhibition June 3 - July 1, 2015

    Juror of selection and awards: 
    Mark Mehaffey AWS df,NWS


    Entry deadline March 21, 2015


    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, 2015

    Drop-off    Monday, June 1, 10am-2pm
    Exhibition June 3 - July 1, Mon-Sat  10am-5pm
    Reception  Sunday, June 14, 2-4pm
    Pick-up     Thursday, July 2, 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 2014 exhibition catalog. Visit our website at the following link  http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org
    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 29

    An Evening With Mark Mehaffey

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    7:00 – 9:30 pm 

    at the Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD

    We are pleased to announce that acclaimed watercolor artist and juror for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, Mark Mehaffey, will be giving a special presentation for the Baltimore Watercolor Society on the evening of Wednesday, June 3 2015 beginning at 7:00 pm.m at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, Maryland. 


    Nationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society; DF, Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life member-Master Status, Watercolor West and the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, and Louisiana Watercolor Society Signature Life Member. Mehaffey has won major awards in juried exhibitions across the country including the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor and the Arches Paper Co Award from American Watercolor Society, the M. Grumbacher Gold Medal from Allied Artists of America, and the Skyledge Award from the Midwest Watercolor Society. 

    Mehaffey's work has appeared in many publications; most recently in The Best of Watercolor, Splash 5-The Glory of Color, Splash 10-Passionate Brush Strokes, Splash 11, Places in Watercolor and as a featured artist in a step by step guide and showcase, Creative Watercolor, Rockport publisher.Mark’s paintings are included in corporate, private and museum collections. Among his many awards are the Silver Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial Award, the top award in the TWSA and the top award in The San Diego International. 

    Mark is the author of “Creative Watercolor Workshop” by North Light and is a popular juror, he was honored to serve as a juror of election for both the American and National Watercolor Societies.


    Registrations for this event will open on Saturday, April 25, 2015 (at the stroke of midnight EDT) for BWS members and one guest. Registration for the general public will open on May 1, 2015 if any open spots remain at that time.

    • Date:  June 3, 2015 (Wednesday), from 7:00 – 9:30 pm  (building opens at 6:45 pm)
    • Price: $20 for all BWS members (including associates) and $25 for guests (limit: one guest per member); no refunds.
    • Checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society: only a check or online sign-up will reserve your spot!
    • For online registration, visit www.bws.onefireplace.com and go to Public Events.
    • Participants will be limited to 60 people. 
    • The program will take place at The Hawthorn Center in Hickory Ridge, Columbia, MD.  The address is: 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD  21044.  
    • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online sign-up.

    Program coordinator: Rob Talbert

    Mail checks to: 12504 Gravenhurst Lane; North Potomac, MD 20878
    Phone: 240.506.5715
    Email: Rob@TalbertFineArt.com

    • 27 Jun 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Stevenson Farm, Baltimore Co
    • 3
    Plein Air Paintout
    in Baltimore Co
    with Fritz Briggs
    June 27, 2015
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM
     
    Come and enjoy the outdoors in this one day paintout with other watercolor painters. Bring your lunch and be prepared for a good time socializing with other artists.

    This plein air paintout will consist of an orientation to plein air and landscape painting, a demonstration, individual instruction and a critique at the end of the day. 

    Fritz Briggs is a noted watercolorist who teaches widely in the Mid-Atlantic area. He has taught art at the Schuler School of Art for many years and is a member of Baltimore Watercolor Society and the coveted American Watercolor Society.

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

    Directions  Directions to the Stevenson Farm will  be included in the event reminder for those who have registered.

    Cost of the one day plein air paintout with instruction is $35 for members and $40 for non members.

    Event will take place at the Stevenson Farm in Baltimore Co. Directions will be available in the registrants reminders.

    Member Registration Opens on April 28th

    Non-Member Registration Opens on May 21st

    75% refund if notified no later than June . Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.

    Questions should be directed to our program chair, Diane Gibson at dianeegibson@comcast.net or by phone at
    410-357-0464
    • 26 Aug 2015
    • 11 Oct 2015
    • The Galleries at Quiet Waters, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403

    2015 The Galleries at Quiet Waters Exhibit

    600 Quiet Waters Park Road

    Annapolis MD 21403


    August 26- October 11, 2015


    Reception will be Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2-4pm

    (Free admission to QW park for reception)


    Receiving paintings and hanging Tues. August 25, time TBS

    Installation: The Tuesday prior to the opening of exhibition (Park closed to the public)

    The entrance road will be gated therefore you will enter the Park through the exit lane.

    Unloading artwork: Temporary parking for unloading is permitted in the lower area by the dumpster. Parking is also available in the circle in front of the Visitor Center for unlimited time on Tuesdays only.         

    Quiet Waters takes 25% commission 


    Label for back of painting:

    Artist name, mailing address, email address and telephone number, title of artwork, medium and selling price.

    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.
    • 05 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Baltimore Agricultural Center
    • 14
    Registration is closed
    Plein Air Paintout
    in North Baltimore Co
    with Marshall Kinsley
    Saturday, September 5, 2015
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM
     
    Come and enjoy the outdoors in this one day paintout with other watercolor painters. Bring your lunch and be prepared for a good time socializing with other artists. 

    This plein air paintout will consist of an orientation to plein air and landscape painting, a demonstration, individual instruction and a critique at the end of the day. 

    Marshall Kinsley is a well known  teacher of watercolor and noted artist in the BWS area. Marhshall is a Past President of Baltimore Watercolor Society and the founder of an international travel and painting group. 

    It will be held at the Baltimore Agricultural Center.
    Directions:  Take 695 to I83, Take I83 to Shawan Rd.  Go left on Shawan Rd one mile to Baltimore Agricultural Center.


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

    Cost of the one day paintout with instruction is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

    Member Registration Opens on July 4th

    Non-Member Registration Opens on July 25th

    75% refund if notified no later than August 29th. Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.

    Questions should be directed to our program chair, Diane Gibson at dianeegibson@comcast.net or by phone at
    410-357-0464
    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
    • 0

    Announcing:
    Laurie Goldstein-Warren
    4-Day Workshop

    Registration Opens On Saturday, Feb 7


    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is pleased and excited to host Laurie Goldstein-Warren in a four-day workshop from Monday, October 19, 2015 through Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD. 

    ARTIST'S STATEMENT

    I have been painting watercolors for fourteen years.  Art has always been a part of my life.  When I was young, ballet, tap and jazz dancing was my creative outlet.  I was a dancer in the Rochester Academy of Performing Arts dance troupe until the age of 18.  

    Later on my creative path took me to hair styling.  I opened my own salon in New York and competed in fantasy hair competitions.  I loved these particular shows because you had to create something never seen before, more avante garde than styles you would see on the street.  

    When I moved to West Virginia in 1998 and found myself  in the countryside, I went back to one of my first creative loves, art.

     After many years of studying the art of watercolor with some fantastic teachers and mentors, I have been so fortunate to have found success in this field.  My artwork has been shown all over this country and was exhibited in China last year.  I now enjoy teaching my limited palette techniques in portrait workshops and jurying exhibits around the country.

     I found my voice in art… find yours….Create!

    WORKSHOP TOPIC AND FORMAT: DYNAMIC POURING

    Laurie will teach intermediate and advanced watercolorists her approach to dynamic pouring.

    The workshop will utilize a limited watercolor color palette along with acrylic paints in the same colors.  Using a limited palette helps students  expand their painting skills and learn to unify color harmony while still achieving a full value range and full spectrum of warm and cool colors in different saturations. Laurie will demonstrate pouring and a variety of finishing techniques, and she will work with students one-on-one to explore these techniques in their own paintings.

    Students may use any subject for this workshop: figures, still life, floral, wildlife, landscape or any other subject. 

    MATERIALS

    Laurie's Recommended Material List and and advance preparation instructions will be posted here and emailed to registered students in advance of the workshop.

    WORKSHOP PRICE

    • The price for the workshop is $285 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $325 for non-BWS members.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.

    NEW RESTRICTED REGISTRATION PROCESS: READ CAREFULLY!

    • Registrations for this workshop will open on February 7, 2015 for BWS members. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Registrations for two other 4-Day BWS workshops to be held in 2015 will also open on February 7. Ted Nuttall - April 27-30 and Mark Mehaffey - June 2-5).
    • From February 7 until February 14, BWS members may register for ONLY one of these 4-day workshops. This is to help ensure that more BWS members are able to get into at least one of the longer workshops in 2015. 
    • On February 14, registration for all three 4-day workshops - Nuttall, Mehaffey, Goldstein-Warren - will be open for all BWS members to register for any open spots in any of the 4-day workshops.
    • On February 28, registration for any remaining open slots will be open to the public.

    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.
    • 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.

    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    • Paid registrants who cancel before September 19 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 19 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.
    • 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

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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