Barbara Nechis
Barbara Nechis
October 6-10, 2014

Join nationally renowned artist, Barbara Nechis, as she guides us through her award winning approaches to achieve luminous watercolor.

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

Rebecca HartivigsenIris by Rebecca Hartivigsen, Honorable Mention
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

More Details to www.wfws.org

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!

The winners are:
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Hartvigsen
Merchant Award: Kathy Sutherland
Waterworks Artist Group: Kristi Grussendorf

Other juried artists: 
Brienne Brown
Dianne Adams
Sherry Meidell
Spike Ress
Summer Borla

CONGRATULATIONS to these very fine artists.!


October 6 - November 7
Deadline for Entries: Midnight July 27, 3013
Barbara Nechis: Juror
Sugar Space Center for the Arts

UWS 2014 Fall Member Exhibition details

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

September 2 - Krsiti Grussendorf & Tom Howard Paint Along Social

Kristi Grussendorf

Kristi Grussendorf
Website: KristiGrussendorf.com
Email: krisgrus@aol.com
Gallery: WorthingtonGallery.com
UWS Instructor

It wasn't exactly love at first sight with watercolor. Our first interactions were pretty awkward but I was fascinated & challenged! I admit that I was a bit controlling in the beginning. As our relationship grows, though, I've learned to step back & just appreciate the amazing qualities of watercolor. I've also learned a lot about life from watercolor - patience, gratitude, humility & joy in just being together. My passion for watercolor just continues to grow!

Tom Howard

Tom Howard

Gallery: ethomashoward.weebly.com

I love watercolor. Still, for me the key is drawing skill. As one develops drawing skill they can apply it to any medium they may choose to work in. It is the understanding and insight that comes through drawing that helps me to work both in an abstract and representational manner. John Salminen says, "value does the work and color gets the credit." I find myself saying, drawing does the work and watercolor gets the credit.

October 7 - Barbara Nechis

Barbara NechisTapestry

Join nationally renowned artist, Barbara Nechis, as she guides us through her award winning approaches to achieve luminous watercolor.

November 11  NOTE DATE! - Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell

Bountiful Davis Art Center: 
www.bdac.org (fall, winter, spring)

There is a story telling quality to painting. You take a sheet of high quality watercolor paper and watch magic happen. With a splash of paint and a lift of brush you turn it into a person, a place, or an experience. The viewer brings their own back ground and life to the painting as they view it. It can touch something deep within the painter and the viewer.
Sherry Meidell loves to tell stories with paint.

Sherry Meidell will be presenting at the combined meetings of the ISA and UWS meeting on November 11th at the Sons of the Utah Pioneer Building. She will do a demonstration and tell how she uses information gleaned from the John Salminen Workshop for illustrating children's books and painting water colors. Sherry won best of show at the 1st Annual Arts and the Park Light on the Reef plein air competition at Capitol Reef National Park. She fought man eating gnats with other great artists from the Utah Water Color Society. She has illustrated 9 children's picture books.

December 2 - Utrecht Social

January 6 - Susan Gallagher

February 3

March 3 - Spike Ress
Spike Ress

April 7 - Carel Pierter Brest van Kempen

May 5 - Richard Stephens

June 2 - Final Meeting Social
August Paint-Out
Fairmont Park
August 14, 7-9 pm

We are hoping to catch some sunset/reflections in the pond at Fairmont Part, on the east side.

This IS a perfect place to paint plein air!


March Paint Out
Sherry Meidell
Light on the Reef
by Sue Martin
15Bytes-July 2014 Edition


Best of Show-Sherry Meidell
2nd Place Award- Kristi Grussendorf
3rd Place Award- Linda Flannery
Honorable Mention Awards- Maggie Harrison, Jeanne Hansen, and Nena Flow Law

Join UWS!

It's UWS Membership Renewal time.
Renewal period ends in September!

UWS Newsletter
July/Aug 2014

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

We changed our look and want you to join.  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!

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

Dianne Adams

Dianne Adams Workshop
Painting Watercolor on Canvas

September 19 & 20, 2014

Click here for more details

Materials List

  1. Bring your regular watercolor supplies, brushes, water bucket, etc.
  2. Bring some simple photo samples if you would like
  3. Paper towels
  4. Spray bottle
  5. A heat gun, but a hair dryer works great too (an extension cord may      be a good idea.
  6. Notebook, pen, camera
  7. You may also want to bring some watercolor paper in case you find        some extra time to paint.
  8. A treat to share
Kristi Grussendorf
November 6-8

Kara Swenson
January 17
Monoliths Workshop

Ernie Verdine
February 21
Landscape Techniques Workshop

Ian Ramsey
March 20-21
Spring Workshop

Jeannie Millecam
April 18
Skills Workshop

Mary Pusey
May 16
Techniques Workshop

Tom Howard
July 17-18
Plein Air Workshop

Charles Reid
October 12-16, 2015

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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