Sue Martin EscalanteEscalante by Sue Martin
Variations on a Theme
Why Paint the same thing over & over?
Sue Martin 
Nov. 18-19, 2016 

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Janet Rogers

April 30 & May 1, May 2 & 3, and May 4 & 5, 2018 
Janet Rogers

The Utah Watercolor Society is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 workshop with Janet Rogers, May 1-5, 2017. ““Flowers, Faces & Figures – from Life and Photos.”

Janet will be focusing the first part of her 5-day workshop instruction on painting flowers, using a fresh floral boquet for reference. The week will wrap up with painting people, including a live model on the last day.

Look for a UWS member eBlast coming to your email inbox soon with registration information. Registration will be open to UWS members only at first, but will open to non-members if the workshop does not fill within 4 weeks after the registration opens. Make sure to sign up early to reserve your spot for this popular instructor!

Janet is well known for her sensitive portraits of women and children, as well as her expressive floral paintings.  She has gained much popularity as an instructor for many watercolor workshops in the United States and Europe.  Watercolor demonstrations are part of her busy schedule, including Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival,  Florida Watercolor Society, and of course workshops throughout the United States.  

“I love the fluid nature of watercolor. To me, the interaction of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling, and expression. Discovering new color and composition as the painting develops is my joy. As a teacher, my goal is to enable the students to find their connections with watercolor in new and expressive ways.” ~Janet Rogers, AWS

Contact Jennifer Love at jenniferloveartwork@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Saturday, September 10th in Copperton was a balmy day. The park was busy with Boy Scouts painting curbs and the top layer of pavement was torn up; so we parked to view the mountain of tailings. Both Ann and I 'caught' good ones. Where were the other watercolorists? Well September is a busy month.

October 15th we'll met at the parking lot of the trailhead to Mount Olympus at 5789 South Wasatch Blvd @ 10:00. We love to paint out side. Join us at Pete's Rock.

November 5th at Mueller Park in Bountiful.
December in Old Midvale on Main St. on the 17th
January 7th  Rio Grand Station in Salt Lake. 
February 11th  Harmon's on Social Hall. 
March 25th Big Cottonwood Canyon parking lot at the base of the canyon.  
April Salt Air
May Albion Basin

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Richard Brown - Threshing
Jerry Durant - Like Mother Like Daughter
Gregory Gough - June’s Fabric Shop
Ruth Nichols - To Extinguish Fire
Paul Twitchell - Split Decision
Senior Award
Colleen Gudreau - Santa Fe Winter
Amateur Awards
Laura Blum - One Pink Peony
Virginia A. Dignam - Saguaro Desert Fantasy
Karen Mitchell - Pussy Willow
Darrel Smith - Rigging
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October 7 - November 5
Reception October 7
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre Loge Gallery
Iain Stewart - Juror 

Pioneer Theatre gallery hours:
10 - 6 pm Monday through Friday.
During theatre times for patrons.
Congratulations to our award winners! 
Best of Show
Roland Lee - Cliffside Oasis

Award of Excellence 
Kristi Grussendorf - Dry Dock
Irene Rampton - Mellow Yellow

Award of Merit
Barbara Kidd - Hiking Sunnyside
Kristi Grussendorf - Oranges & Lemons
Roland Lee - Misty Morning Zion

Juror Award
Shelley Young - Jewess
Crystal Dunn - Heather’s Braids
Mary Pusey - Pond Tour Again
Barbara Kidd - Salt Lake Overlook

Past Presidents Award
Sandy Sleeper - Morning Daisy

Merchant Award
Kazuko Hill - Paper Chase
Lanning Porter - Stopping to Smell the Roses
Kathy Sutherland - Umbilical
Lori D. Burchinal - Out of the Woods
Chariya Erns - Dusty, Muddy, Sunny
2016-2017 MONTHLY
Brent Laycock
November 1, 2016
7 pm

From his home in Calgary, Brent Laycock draws inspiration from the mountains, foothills, prairies and parklands in the magnificent Alberta landscape. He finds that communicating an emotional response to these scenes is more important than detailed representation. For most of his career he has worked in watercolor or in acrylic using a fluid, spontaneous style, whereby paint is applied in bold, direct strokes rather than conforming to a preliminary drawing. 

His awards in Canadian, American and international competition are numerous. His work is found in numerous corporate collections, including a mural created for a Hyatt Regency Hotel that measures half a football field.  He is represented in a collection of Canadian watercolors that was presented to Her Majesty's Royal Collection at Windsor Castle in 1986, and in 1991 the Alberta Government presented one of his watercolors to Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Two of his paintings were used for Canadian stamps, and he has appeared on the back cover of Reader's Digest. 

Brent Laycock received his MFA from Brigham Young University and his work is represented in their University collection.

Laycock is published widely within Canada, but also in Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists (2010) and International Artist Magazine.  Over a hundred of his works are represented in the book Waterton: Brush and Pen, and he has produced two instructional DVDs.

Sons of Utah Pioneers Hall
3301 E. Louise Ave (2920 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
First Tuesday of each month. 7-9 pm.

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Sept/Oct 2016

Acrylic Pour Technique
UWS/CVS workshop with Holly Conger 

Holly Conger, "Serenade" 4 ft x 4 ft

Learn and practice this exciting method of making gorgeous, nonobjective, textured watermedia art with Holly Conger. She is a professional artist in Northern Utah. Holly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art with a minor in Multimedia from Utah State University in the Spring of 2010. She is currently the program assistant for Utah State University ArtsBridge and has produced and managed a gallery space at a local coffee shop for 9 years.

When: Nov. 12, 2016
Where: Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room
Cost: $30 


Please EMAIL or CALL me when your register for this workshop: 
(435) 764-7325

Credit Card: Bring your credit card to the October UWS-CVC meeting or use the PayPal button below.
Please email or call me especially if you use this method.

Check: Send a check with “Holly Conger” written on the “memo” line  written out to UWS/CVC to:


Laura Hawley
344 West 300 South
Providence, UT 84332

Suggested Materials: 

Flat gessoed surface. (It’s important that the gesso has had at least 12 hours to dry or it could soften and mix with the paint

Regular acrylic paints of any quality if you have some

“Findings” for texture (strands of beads, keys, anything that will lay flat and leave an interesting imprint) Matte Medium if you have any

A hair dryer if you’d like
December 9 - January 2, 2017
Reception 6:30 p.m. on December 9 
Thatcher Mansion
35 West 100 South, Logan, UT 84321
Joseph Alleman - Juror
Registration opens November 1, 2016. 
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Pour It On!
April 7 - June 20, 2017
Juror - Jeannie McGuire


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