Torrey Arts in the Park/Light on the Reef
Plein Air Weekend
June 6-7
Capital Reef National Park
Jurors: Frank McIntire, artist and author, Susan Snow, widow of Doug Snow, and Pat Priebe, artist.
Deadline: April 15  
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John Salminen

John Salminen
Realism Through Design
May 5 - May 9, 2014
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Workshop Full
Contact Kristi Grussendorf to be put on a waiting list

UWS  Member Meeting Location:  Salt Lake Community College Gail Miller Conference Center, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy, UT.  Click here for a MAP.

1st Tuesday of each month
Social hour : 7:00 p.m. Business meeting:  7:30 p.m., followed by the guest speaker.

Upcoming Demonstrator Schedule

John T Saliman
May: John T. Salminen

     Salminen has been conducting workshops nationally for many years.  He enjoys working with artists at all levels of experience and expertise.  He currently offers two workshops, “Abstraction Through Design” and “Realism Through Design”.  His workshops include demonstrations, critiques, and lots of individual help.  Artists are encouraged to expand upon their current levels of understanding and become more comfortable applying the principles and elements of design to their work.  
      While perhaps best known for his realistic urban landscapes, John has also gained recognition for his mixed medium abstract paintings, one of which won first place in The Artist’s Magazine’s Art competition in the experimental category. Salminen is a signature member of numerous art societies, including the AWS;  the NWS; the Watercolor USA Honor Society;  the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Allied Artists of America; and Watercolor West.  He has won more than 200 awards in national and international exhibitions and has been honored with Master Status in the TWSA and inclusion in the American Watercolor Society's Dolphin Fellowship.   He is an honorary member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China and is the first American honored with inclusion in the Australian Watercolour Institute.

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As a member of the Utah Watercolor Society, you are invited to join our new UWS Web Member Gallery Page.

We are changing our look and including all members who would like to participate.  You get the opportunity to publish your name, your web links, gallery links, your thoughts, and an image of your art.  It is free, a benefit of your membership!

Join our UWS Web Member Gallery Page Now!  It is easy! Click here for details

Punta de Agua Jerry FuhrimanPunta de Agua by Jerry Fuhriman
May 9 - June 20
The Attic at Academy Square
John Salminen, juror

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John SalminenJohn Salminen, juror 2014 Spring Exhibtition
End of Autumn by Ernie VerdineBest of Show 2013: "End of Autumn" by Ernie Verdine
June 13 - August 5, 2014
June 13 Reception and Gallery Stroll 6-9PM
June 13 Awards 7PM
Entry Deadline: May 29
Logan Fine Art, Logan UT

UWS  WFWS Juried Artists & Paintings
Attend the 2014 WFWS Exhibition Events
All are invited! 
Scottsdale, AZ
April 24 - April 27

39th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
April 1st – April 30th, 2014
Fountain Hills Community Center
Fountain Hills, AZ
Hosted by AWA
Arizona Watercolor Association
Cheng-Khee Chee, Juror

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There were so many wonderful entries from UWS!  We wish for everyone to see them!  Cheng-Khee Chee complimented us on how many fine paintings there were and said that he had a hard time limiting his choices to 110.  There were over 1100 entries!

Here are our juried artists: 

Brienne Brown
Dianne Adams
Kathy Sutherland
Kristi Grussendorf
Rebecca Hartvigsen
Sherry Meidell
Spike Ress
Summer Borla

CONGRATULATIONS to these very fine artists.!


Finally outside again! 
April 26th, Saturday
Tanner Park
(2760 So. 2695 East Heritage Way )
Great Valley/City/Capitol views
Bowery furthest west

( If you have a painting that needs to be in Provo that day for the Spring Exhibition, there are others who would be willing to take yours. Contact Tom Howard.)

Hope to See You There!

March paint out

Post Huntsman Cancer Center Paintout

     Great view of the entire Valley from on top inside the Glass Point
      Lunch and watercolors, a  great combination!
      A Few solid painter showed, small but very sincere group...The group was small, but the production was big...


March Paint Out

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March/April 2014

Outside the Box
Outside the Box
April 11-May 3, 2014 
60 West 100 North, Logan, UT
at the Logan Fine Art Gallery

Deliver Paintings at Gallery in Logan 

Monday, Mar 31 from noon to 5 pm 

Deliver Paintings in Salt Lake City
Bring your work, paper work and money to the April 1 meeting and Kristi Grussendorf will transport them to Logan.  

Paint on any surface. 2D or 3D is acceptable. But please make sure your piece is well-crafted. 
If you are able to send Logan Fine Art an email photo of your piece with dimensions and media by Mar 21, they would greatly appreciate it. They would like images to use in their advertising postcard. 

Suzanna Winton workshop

Realistic Watercolor Portraits
Suzanna Winton

May 1-3, 2014
Hampton Inn

1665 North Main

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For more than 20 years Suzanna Winton has captured the essence of the human soul through her watercolor portraits. She is the recipient of over 30 regional and national awards and has been featured in many national and international publications. These publications include Splash 6, The Artist's Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Basics, Watercolor Artist's and Pratique De Arts (A French Watercolor Magazine). The staff of The Artist's Magazine lists her as "An artist on the rise and one of 20 artists who we believe are destined to be master painters of the future" (01/04)

Her workshops span the United States and she is a frequent teacher at the Cheap Joes workshops in North Carolina. Check out her website to see a sample of her work.  This workshop will give us the opportunity to gain experience with painting the nature of people. She starts with the foundation of getting the skin tones correct and will progress through the class with examples that we will emulate as well as having the opportunity to work from our own reference materials.

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We are always looking for updates to our artist directory! If you are a working artist in the valley, we would love to add you to our online directory. To be added, please send us the following info: Name, Type of Artist, Studio Address (if applicable), website/blog, and email. If you would like to provide a phone number, please note that this number will be made available to the public.

Amanda Castillo
Program Director, CVCA
Cache Valley Center for the Arts
43 South Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
Cache Valley Center for the Arts
P: 435.753.6518 ext. 150
Direct Line: 435-554-7067
F: 435.753.1232
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