June 2021 FYI eBlast


Utah Watercolor Society
Message from Sherry Meidell, incoming UWS president for 2021-2022
“There are many kinds of study. Those whose study is of the real and rare kind get the habit. They can’t throw it off. It’s too good. They go on studying all their lives, and they have wonderful lives.”
This is a quote by Robert Henri from his book “The Art Spirit.” One of his ties to Utah is that he taught Minerva Teichert, and his book is filled with wonderful inspiration for artists. I loved going to the Metropolitan Museum in New York and seeing one of his paintings hanging on the wall.  
One of the best places I have found through the years for inspiration and continued learning and studying, has been the Utah Watercolor Society. I used to go and sit on the back row and suck up as much information as I could from the demos. Then I would use that information to improve my watercolor paintings. There is also something about putting your artwork out there. The shows sponsored by the Utah Watercolor Society gave me the opportunity to be rejected, rejected, and accepted. I’ve had the opportunity to have the best of show painting and the quiet opportunity for a painting that I’ve loved getting no award. There are things to learn from both.
So I went from sitting quietly on the back row and leaving without talking to a soul, to forming some great friendships with other members. I have found that you can learn a lot from the artists around you and they influence your life for good. So this is the year. I’m excited to be serving as your upcoming president. I hope to grow and share some great experiences with you in this year of excitement, creation and learning. You can find out more about me by checking out my blog at http://SherryMeidell.wordpress.com Sherry Meidell’s Teeter Totter Tales, and at my YouTube channel Sherry Meidell.  Here is another quote from Henri:
“Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not as they should be, stop you. Go ahead anyway. Everything depends on those who go on anyway.”Thanks Roxane
Sherrywww.sherrymeidell.com
Message from Roxane Pfister, outgoing UWS President
As I come to the end of my year as UWS president, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to have served as your president. My sincere thanks to the board for their hard work and devotion to the mission of UWS, for their kindness and patience during this unique year.
I have missed seeing you, sharing experiences and growth, and I look forward to being together as a group again.
It is a great experience to serve on the UWS board, and I thank Sherry for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve. Please consider joining us – it is a decision you will not regret.
Wishing all of you continued success as you pursue your goals in life, artistic or not. Thank you for your support, friendship and encouragement – and here’s to another great year!
Registration for the UWS2021-2022 year is open!We will be meeting in person once again!
If you register by June 30, 2021, you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card from Blick.
Also you will ensure your name is listed in the upcoming UWS 2021-2022 Membership Directory and to receive your very own copy of the directory (available this Fall)!Click here for more information
Click here to Register
ContactUWS Membership Chair, Dewey HansenUtah Watercolor Society801-595-8242 (h) deweyhansen18@gmail.com

UWS Member MeetingJune 1st, 6:30 at UCCC
We will be meeting in person! Come and see the 2021 Spring Exhibition and welcome in the new board for 2021-2022.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center 1355 W 3100 SouthWest Valley City, UT 
WFWS 2021 was hosted by theUtah Watercolor Society! 



Click here to view the Web Gallery of accepted WFWS paintings from all societies
2021 Best of Show: by Michelle Nixon“When spring came, there were no problems except where to be the happiest”
2021 Spring Open ExhibitionOn display May 6th to June 23 at the UCCC
Meet at the UCCC June 1st for the closing socialand see this beautiful exhibition!Utah Cultural Celebration Center 1355 W 3100 SouthWest Valley City, UT 
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Mary Straight Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the Mary Straight scholarship winners: Lindsey Wolthuis of Weber High School and Gabrielle Turgeon of Lone Peak High School. Both received their scholarships last week. I delivered Lindsey’s Scholarship to her at her home in Eden Utah. I was able to give Gabby her Scholarship during her AP art class at Lone Peak High School in Highland. Both girls were ecstatic and overwhelmed with the generosity of the Utah Watercolor Society Members and sent their thanks.Thanks!Melody GreenliefArtistMelody.comfacebook.com/TheArtistMelody/
UWS Paint Outs.It’s been a great year for the paint out crew. We can’t wait for September to start again.
Put your Paint Out images on the web! Please send a good image from the paint out and I will post it on the web. Send the Title, image size, month painted, and your name to Neena Plant.
Activities and Info
ARTS AND THE PARK – 2021
Save the date!Oct 13th -16th.
This year the venue for the show will be Cougar Ridge Park
UWS/CVC NEWS
Cache Valley Chapter Summer 2021 Summer Exposition
The Cache Valley Chapter of the Utah Watercolor Society is holding its Summer Exhibition June and July We invite you to submit your work.To enter, bring your work (limit, two pieces) to Fuhriman’s (75 S. Main, Logan) June 12th, between 2-6 p.m., or register online by June 11th.
Click here for more information
Register here
Click here for ongoing UWS Member news and announcements about art-related activities.
To be included in the Member News section of our monthly eblasts and/or on our website, email your announcements to info@utahwatercolor.org by the 20th of the month.
CVC Member Meetings will resume in September.
NON-UWS ART OPPORTUNTIES

Art inspired by and with the land.Red Rock Arts Festival Plein Air competition celebrates open air painting in breathtaking Moab environments. The colorful, week-long gathering of artists and art lovers features workshops, competitions, awards, public art sales, and culminates with a street festival celebration.​500+ Paintings for Sale • Oct 2021Art sales are open October 2021 • 12 – 8pm @ The Moab Arts & Rec Center • 111 East 100 North, Moab, Utah
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Check the UWS website often for additional non-UWS art opportunities

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