UWS FYI eBlast -Summer 2021

Utah Watercolor Society

President’s Little Bits
a message from Sherry Meidell

So I get my paints out and spray them to life. I pull out a sheet of 300 lb. hot press. I put pencil in hand and warm up my sketching arm. The sun is shining in my studio window and I…… the phone rings. A son needs someone to watch his kids while he plays at a bagpipe festival. It will be a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Do we haul the trailer down to Moab with his kids and have an unexpected camp trip and scots festival? It takes 45 minutes to find out details, see if there is a camping spot, pay for the reservation and then back up into my studio.  

How do we paint when life swirls around us?

Here’s a few things I do:
1. Plan for interruptions. Always start early on a painting or creative project. 
2. Always enter shows early. 
3. Make creating a priority. I find the time when time is tight
4. Bring your sketch book and travel paints with you on trips. There are paintings all around you. 
5. Bring your camera with you and if you don’t have a camera, get your cell phone out and take pictures. 
6. Always start. If you don’t have time to do a whole painting then get your paints out and get ready.
7. When you finish painting for the day, run through your mind where you are going to start painting the next morning so you can hop right into the painting. 
8. Just paint. Don’t listen to all the excuses that your anti-painting self can dredge up from the dark depths of I. Can’t, I shouldn’t, and why?
9. Take a bit of time to reflect on the pure joy that painting has brought to you and your life. 
10. Remember that painting puts you into a frame of mind where time does not exist and you get to witness creativity and magic happen right before your eyes.


www.sherrymeidell.com blog: http://sherrymeidell.wordpress.com 

September 7, 2021 General meeting
Barbara Kidd and Sherry Meidell

Above, Evening Fire by Joyce Baron

UWS September 7, 2021 General Meeting,IN PERSON at SUP!

Barbara Kidd will be kicking the year off! She will be discussing creativity. Specifically, she will be discussing how some our UWS members get their creative juices flowing. She reports that it’s been a fun process interviewing more than ten of our members and each artist has a unique approach. With photos and comments from our artists, this should be a great opportunity for all of us to “peak” into the many different ways our members approach creativity. 

above: Summer sketching by Barbara Kidd

Above, Self portrait by Sherry Meidell

Oct 13th -16th.
This year the venue for the show will be Cougar Ridge Park
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UWS Fall Member Exhibition

Early Spring, Suffolk, England 2020 Fall Exhibition Best of Show Ian Ramsey

October 1 – October 30, 2021
Eccles Art Center
 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah

2021 UWS Fall Workshop with Andy Evansen

UWS Registration is now open for the
UWS Fall 2021 Workshop with Andy Evansen,
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from a master! Registration is limited.
Get more information
Register Now!
When Monday, October 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM MDT-to-Friday, October 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM MDT 
Where Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building
3301 E Louise Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Questions? Contact Melody Greenlief
Utah Watercolor Society designsbymelody@hotmail.com(801) 815-6679‌

Women in Watercolor.

I am very excited to announce a new program called “Women in Watercolor Artist of the Week”. Each week we will feature a watercolor painting that was entered into the Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition, but just didn’t get in. We had over 1600 entries this year from over 50 countries and unfortunately, only 170 made the cut. There were so many other works of art that were exceptional, we just had so many, and there was no way to include them all.This new program was inspired by our first ever Artist of the Week, VERNA HENDRICKS. Her painting caught my eye, and after emailing with her back and forth and learning what a wonderful artist and just all-around fantastic person she is, I came up with this new program.The goal of Women in Watercolor is to help encourage, support, and promote the outstanding women that are working in this medium on an international level. This is just yet another way to build each other up, learn from each other and increase our individual and overall success!Thank you to all of you who entered the contest for keeping me and so many others artists inspired.❤️And last, a big shout out and thank you to Verna; who after I learned her story and what she has been through, and knowing she keeps creating and being positive each day, makes me want to do more and be a better artist and human being.💕I cannot imagine starting out the Women in Watercolor Artist of the Week program with a better individual. Sending love and well wishes to you Verna, thank you again. 
Lynn D. Pratt
President of Women in Watercolor

Registration for the UWS 2021-2022 year is open!
We will be meeting in person once again!

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ContactUWS Membership Chair, Dewey Hansen Utah Watercolor Society 801-595-8242 (h)deweyhansen18@gmail.com

Activities and Info 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 September 14 at Green Canyon HS
Critique at 6:30, Meeting at 7:00

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 2021
Art sales are open October 2021 • 12 – 8pm @ The Moab Arts & Rec Center
111 East 100 North, Moab, Utah
More information

Check the UWS website often for additional non-UWS art opportunities

Have you heard of Artists Sunday? It is an exciting nationwide alliance formed to encourage consumers to shop online with artists. Artists Sunday is an art-focused shopping day, coming after Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Their website, https://artistssunday.com/artists/  will explain about artist memberships, which are free, as well as how to apply. Check it out!

Local Colors of Utah, a co-op gallery located in Sugarhouse, Utah, has an open call for artists. Local Colors has a wide variety of 2-D art, including oil, watercolor and acrylic, and fractal and traditional digital photography, as well as metal sculpture, ceramics and fiber art. The gallery is also looking for artists working with glass.  Prospective artists should have a cohesive body of work, and be prepared to discuss their art with the acceptance committee, once application is accepted.  Application and more information can be seen on their website www.localcolorsart.com  and info@localcolorsart.com

FOLLOW the UWS website & blog for instant email notifications when new activities are published – and EXPLORE the site for updated information on activities that are already posted!
Here are some of the things you will find on our site:
Click here for upcoming UWS Member Meeting information
Click here for UWS Member News
Click here for information about UWS workshops
Click here for information about UWS Cache Valley Chapter
Click here for non-UWS opportunities and information
Click here for information about upcoming UWS Paint Outs

Check back often for updated information on UWS activities, workshops, exhibitions, and more…DONATE TO THE UWS MARY STRAIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Mary Jane Wright Straight passed away on November 20, 2012. She was a dedicated art teacher, mentor, friend, and contributor to the Utah Watercolor Society.

The Utah Watercolor Society awards two scholarships to Utah high school students each year. Winners are selected from those students who are accepted to the annual Springville Museum of Art High School Art Show. In honor of Mary’s memory, the UWS has named our Scholarship Fund for her. A good way to remember Mary’s legacy and to encourage continued education in the arts is to contribute to the scholarship fund. Click the button below if you’d like to donate.

UWS Members: To be included in the UWS eblast, send your information with a relevant image to the Communications Chair at info@utahwatercolor.org before the 20th of each month to go out in the upcoming month’s eBlast and meeting reminder email.

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

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