October Blast


Utah Watercolor Society


October 5, 2021, 7:00 pm General meeting
Andy Evansen will be demonstrating for the general membership at SUP.
Andy Evansen Signature Member of AWS, PAPA, RRWS, TWSA Andy Evansen’s interest in art started in childhood, as he can’t recall a time when he wasn’t drawing. He began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator. Choosing a ‘style’ was not difficult, as Andy was always inspired by the watercolor paintings of British artists Trevor Chamberlain, David Curtis, Ed Seago and Edward Wesson, among others.
He found himself attempting to capture the landscape with the same economy of brushstroke, taking advantage of the luminosity of watercolors done in just a few washes. In addition, he was impressed with the way those artists seemed to capture everyday scenes in such a way that revealed a hidden beauty, subjects that many would simply pass by.
His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally. He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and served as their President from 2015-2017. His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society, and he was their demonstration artist for the 2018 Exhibition. His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.
If you cannot attend in person, please join with Zoom:
Time: Oct 5, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7910723281?pwd=ODA5Q1Qwbkx2elpTcEZYVnBxK3NwQT09
Meeting ID: 791 072 3281 Passcode: artgroup

Join Bessann Swanson for thesketching group
Ready to make a new start? It’s time to join the sketching group (at no cost to UWS members). Bring a pen and paper of any quality and an adventurous spirit. The first session is coming up Sept 7 at 6:15 pm before the meeting (downstairs (at SUP).. It’s a chance to have fun with your art, Please join us!
CVC President a message from Brad Kropp
It seems like fall is arriving quickly this year. Just a few days days ago, it was too warm when I took our dog for her afternoon walk and we’re still getting tomatoes from the garden. But, the evenings have taken on a chill lately and the scrub maples in the foothills are already turning red. I’m delighted by what’s coming. The cool morning air and changing leaves of autumn are exciting and the tempo of our lives seems to pick up a little this time of year. Before retiring, I used to look forward each year to the flurry of activity and anticipation that accompanied my students back to their classes at the end of summer. When fall arrives nowadays, I still feel the same energy – except that now, it’s because I can’t wait to throw out my greens and start painting with fall colors. I hope that you also experience a creative impulse as autumn rolls around this year. This fall has seen the Cache Valley Chapter of UWS get off to a good start. We had about two thirds of our membership present at our first meeting on September 14th when Lester Lee gave a great demo on painting faces. That was followed by a more intensive free workshop on painting faces given by Lester on the following Saturday at Sky View High School. If you were unable to attend our first meeting, we would love to see you at our next one. Let me remind you that we will (mostly) meet this year at Green Canyon High School in North Logan beginning with a critique at 6:30. Keep an eye out for our monthly announcements and updates. Best regards,
Brad Kropp

ARTS AND THE PARK – 2021
Oct 13th -16th.
This year the venue for the show will be Cougar Ridge Park
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CVC October Member Meeting
with Jeannie Millicam presenting: Salvaging your paintings
Tuesday Oct 12th
at Skyview High School
520 S. 250 E., Smithfield, UT
(Jeannie’s art room, enter through the North doors)
Critique at 6:30 (bring recent work),
and display of monthly challenge
“Portraits in high or low key”
Meeting at 7:00

Please bring 1-2 paintings that have you stumped. Things that have potential, but you just don’t know how to fix. Jeannie will suggest and show ways to improve your work – that you can do for the next month’s challenge.

CVC 2021 Summer Exhibition Best of Show:
“Old Dairy Hollow” by Leonard M. Hawkes Cache Valley Chapter Utah Watercolor Society presents  2021 Winter Exhibition” Wonderful Water “Cash and merchandise awards! Online registration Sept. 27th thru Thursday Dec. 2nd.Drop off at Logan Artists’ Gallery December 3rd, noon-5pmExhibition dates: Sat., Dec. 4th thru Sat., Mar 5thAwards Reception – to be announced Pick-up date: Monday March 7th, noon-5pm
Please read and save the Prospectus. You must comply with the rules set forth. An Entry will not be accepted if entry details, fees and other listed requirements are not met. Entry fees are not refundable.
Click Here for Prospectus
Click here to Register Register Now! Logan Artists’ Gallery address: 43 S. Main, Logan, UT
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday, 11:30-6:00pm,Saturday noon-5pm
Entrants are responsible to ensure all sales are reported properly for tax purposes. A W-9 form may be required.

For questions and additional information, contact: Doyle Geddes Green Canyon High School – CVC(435)770-4538doyle.geddes@ccsdut.org
CVC Schedule: Oct. meeting presentation “Salvaging your paintings “Monthly challenge: Portrait in either high or low key
Nov. meeting presentation “Sketching with pen and watercolor wash”
Monthly challenge: Take a photo of a painting you were not happy with and then salvage it. Bring the before photo and your reworked painting.
Workshop: Nov. 13, “Sketchbook journaling with watercolor wash”, instructor: Doyle Geddes, $30, Location: Green Canyon HS Lecture Hall.
Dec. meeting: Scholarship silent auction and Pot Luck
Monthly challenge: Winter theme sketch with pen and watercolor wash‌

UWS Fall Member Exhibition



Early Spring, Suffolk, England2020 Fall Exhibition Best of Show Ian Ramsey
October 1 – October 30, 2021 Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah

Registration for the UWS2021-2022 year is open!
We are meeting in person once again!


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Click here to Register
Contact UWS Membership Chair, Dewey Hansen
Utah Watercolor Society 801-595-8242 (h) deweyhansen18@gmail.com

Activities and Info

WFWS 47 Exhibition Call for Entries Hosted by New Mexico Watercolor Society
May 6 – June 5, 2022
Juror and workshop leader: Iain Stewart
Click here for prospectus

Online registration for Exhibition starts October 1, 2021Deadline for entries is January 10, 2022
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies WFWS annual exhibition is a National Show, open to water media artists who are members of one of the WFWS Component Societies. The workshop is scheduled for May 3-7, 2022.
The prospectus and entry registration is available at https://wfws47exhibition.artcall.org/
You can also view the prospectus on the NMWS website at https://www.nmwatercolorsociety.org/event-4484509
$30 for one entry; $40 for two entries; $50 for three entries. Only one painting may be selected, and must be for sale (25% processing fee deducted from each sale).
For the first time this WFWS exhibition will allow an alternative presentation of varnished finish and mat (no plexiglas).
Awards Best of Show $1500 First Place $1200 Second Place $ 900 Third Place $ 600
6 Cash Awards totaling $1900

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 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

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