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    • 26 Aug 2015
    • 11 Oct 2015
    • The Galleries at Quiet Waters, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
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    2015 "Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors"
    at The Galleries at Quiet  Waters Park

    600 Quiet Waters Park Road

    Annapolis MD 21403


    August 26- October 11, 2015



     Open to Signature Artist and Associate Members.  Please read the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits.


    Registration Fee: $5.00

    Deadline for entries: August 18, 2015

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

    (Free admission to QW park for reception)


    Receiving paintings and hanging Tues. August 25, 9-10am

    Pick up Oct 12, 2015 9am-12pm

    The park is closed that day so 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
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    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 Sep 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Stevenson Farm, Baltimore Co
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    Registration is closed
    Plein Air Paintout
    in Baltimore Co
    with Fritz Briggs
    This event has been changed from July 18
     to 
    September 19
     due to inclement weather
    September 19, 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 co-chair, Sabine Yeager at yeagerv@comcast.net or by phone at
    410-774-4212
    • 10 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043
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      Landscape Painting with     Mark Hiles
      October 10, 2015
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM

    Mark Hiles Landscape Workshop

    Enjoy a day of landscape painting with Mark Hiles.  Working from a reference, many aspects of watercolor landscape painting will be discussed including color, composition, shapes, atmosphere and light as they relate to the scene being painted.  Also, the workshop will include ideas and disciplines of landscape painting specifically and watercolor painting which Mark uses in all of his paintings.

    Mark is a noted watercolorist who studied under Fritz Briggs at the Schuler School of Fine Art.  He is a member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and an instructor at the Zoll Studio of Art.

    A recommended supply list is watercolor paper, paints, paper towels, masking tape, pencil and brushes.  A reference photo will be provided or you can bring your own.

    • Member registration begins August 1st
    • Non-Member registration begins September 1st
    • Registration is open through October 3, unless it fills sooner.

    75% refund if notified no later than October 3rd. Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.

    Location:  Howard Co Center for the Arts
    Directions: Take I-70 W from 695 W.  At exit 87B take ramp right and follow signs for US-29 N.  Turn right on Rogers Ave, at roundabout take 1st exit. Turn left onto High Ridge Rd. HCAC is on left.

    Coffee will be served, please pack a lunch.
     
    Questions should be directed to our program chair, Diane Gibson at dianeegibson@comcast.net or by phone at
    410-357-0464
    • 17 Oct 2015
    • 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 October 17 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 October 15, 2015

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

    Follow this link to see more detailed information on the original BWS website. Call or email jury chair with questions.

    slmorell12@gmail.com


    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, Columbia, MD
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    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


    • 14 Nov 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City
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    Portraiture in Watercolor
    HCAC
    Joanna Barnum
    Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
    from 10 AM to 4:00 PM

    Kalinda Eating a Banana by Joanna Barnum
    In this one day workshop, learn how to build layers of warm and cool washes over a preliminary drawing to create naturalistic skin tones and build the illusion of three dimensional form, creating lively and expressive portrait paintings. The workshop will include a step by step demo and the opportunity to practice what you have seen. Students will work from personal photo reference or provided sample photos. Suitable for all levels, basic watercolor and drawing skills recommended.

    Greed by Joanna Barnum

    Joanna Barnum is a locally based fine artist and illustrator specializing in watercolor portraiture. Her approach to watercolor embraces the fluidity and expressive potential of the medium while emphasizing careful observation of color, light, and form. Joanna has painted hundreds of portraits for clients around the world, and her illustration work has received recognition from American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. She serves as Newsletter Editor for the Baltimore Watercolor Society, is an accredited member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has taught workshops and programs for Towson Arts Collective and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and teaches an ongoing watercolor class at the North Carroll Senior Center through Carroll Community College. 

    Coffee will be served, please pack a lunch. 

    Please download the supply list and photo guidelines

    Sample portrait photos available for use in the workshop.

    See additional samples of Joanna's portraits on her website.

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

    Member Registration Opens on September 4th 2015

    Non-Member Registration Opens October 14th 2015

    75% refund if notified no later than November 7th. Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.

    Please direct questions to our Program Co-Chair Sabine Yeager at yeagerv@comcast.net
    or by phone at 410-774-4212
    • 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.)

    ABOUT MICHAEL HOLTER

    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

    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    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.

     
     
    MATERIALS AND ADVANCE PREPARATION

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

    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • 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.
    PERSONAL NOTE FROM ROB TALBERT
    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.

    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 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.
    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


    Janet
    "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

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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