UWS November Blast

Utah Watercolor Society

Spike Ress, “Luncheon on the Grass”, Fall Exhibition Best of Show
Fall Exhibition – click to view

Congratulations to the prize winners!
Best of Show.  Spike Ress, Luncheon on the Grass
1st Place. Bradley Kropp, Horse Fly Ridge
2nd Place.  Irene Rampton, Tell Me, Tell Me. I can’t wait to hear
3rd Place.    Richard Garland, Cadmium Sky
Juror’s Award. Kristi Grussendorf, Chloe’s Temptation
Honorable Mention. Morgan McCue, Light and Play
Honorable Mention.  Mariko Kowalski, The Barber Shop
Honorable Mention Maggie Harrison, A Friendly Game of Cards
Merchant Award   Roland Lee, East Zion Arch
Merchant Award.   Brenda Brunello, Magnificent Skies
November 2, 2021, 7:00 pm General meeting at SUPManelle Oliphant will discussIllustrating Children’s books with watercolor, and branding.
Manelle Oliphant
I am a narrative illustrator and fantasy artist. I love the process of seeing an image in my mind and turning it into something everyone can see and understand. If I had to tell you my favorite things to draw (which I don’t, but I’m going to anyway), it would be the fantastical, historical, or any story with quirky or fun characters. Of course, all three of those things would be amazing!

If you cannot attend in person, please join with Zoom:
Time: Nov. 2, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 759 847 1733
Passcode: watercolor
Join Bessann Swanson for the sketching 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!
Arts and the Parks 2021
Arts in the Park – The Quick Drawby Sherry MeidellIf someone were to ask you to come spend a day in the great outdoors in the snow and bitter cold, grasping a watercolor brush with frozen fingers and trying to paint with watercolor that had turned into ice crystals, you might gladly decline. That was day one of Arts in The Parks. But what an adventure and fun time would have been missed if you had decided to let a little snow stop you. It renews your spirit to be outdoors surrounded by beauty. It sparks your mind to be surrounded by other artists who are intent on creating beautiful watercolor paintings or at least have something worthy of hanging in the auction Saturday night.
I spent time discussing the art form of making miniature books. I discovered the writer of several of the “Books for Dummies” in our midst. I learned about shellacking pages of sketchbooks to use for painting with casein. I learned of the ingenuity of one artist who brought a hair blower which he plugged into a tree to dry his painting and warm his hands.I met Maura’s Irish sisters again. And every year I ask her what her maiden name is and it’s always the same, Naughton.
Artists were spread all over the park but came together at the amphitheater for the QuickDraw. It was fun to see most of the artists in one place. A few were not there, eating hamburgers, trying to find out where to turn in their paintings, and I’m sure someone was wandering around Loa trying to get directions to Torrey.It was another great year meeting new friends and connecting with old friends from the watercolor society, Entrada, and Capitol Reef National Park.
Arts and the Parks Winners (Gallery link and images to follow)

Best of Show: Heidi Darley, Crossing Cliffs
Jurors Selection: Gunther Haidenthaller, Northern Reef Evening Light
Jurors Selection: Doyle Geddes, The Twins
Award of Excellence: Sherry Meidell, At the Goosenecks
Award of Excellence: Jim Lee, Autumn Glory
Entrada Honorable Mention: Heidi Darley, Fruita Park
Entrada Honorable Mention: Ann Salviazul, Teasdale First Snow
Entrada Honorable Mention: Susan Kendall, Uplifted
Entrada Honorable Mention: Becky Hartvigsen, Sheep in the Field
Entrada Honorable Mention: Jeanne Hansen, A Grand Wash Adventure
Entrada Honorable Mention: Brian Thayne, East of Torrey

Quick Draw: First: Heidi Darley Second: Sherry Meidell Third: Stephen Henry
A Message from Maggie Harrison regarding Arts and the Park
Hello all this is Maggie Harrison new lead for Arts and the Park.
We enjoyed a cold and colorful event at Capitol Reef
We sold 41 paintings and some of us danced to the fine music on Saturday
If you’re a former attending artist or avid plein air participant, I would appreciate your feedback.
Any ideas you have?.
Any gripes?
Do you like the change in season?
Suggested improvements?
Are you planning to come next year?
Thanks, Maggie

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, 2021
Deadline 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
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. There will be 6 Cash Awards totaling $1900
Free Sample Kit Opportunity for UWS members! Hahnemühle is excited to offer their FREE SAMPLE KITS OF THEIR NEW COLLECTION WATERCOLOR PAPER to each UWS member. Send your email requests to USAArtists@hahnemuehle.com. YOU MUST mention that you are a member of the UTAH Watercolor Society and include your complete mailing address to receive 2) 6” x 8” cold-pressed sample sheets sent to you at no cost via US mail. This offer is only for US residents. The Collection watercolor paper is an acid-free, 100% cotton, vegan surface-sized, mould-made paper.
Click here for a demo video of these fine papers
CVC NovemberMember Meeting

Critique at 6:30 (bring recent work), and display of monthly challenge
Meeting at 7:00
Doyle GeddesNov. 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..

CVC 2021 Summer ExhibitionBest 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! On-line 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)770-4538 doyle.geddes@ccsdut.org
CVC Schedule:
Dec. meeting: Scholarship silent auction and Pot Luck

Monthly challenge: Winter theme sketch with pen and watercolor wash

Jan. 11 meeting: Lester Lee presenter: “Charcoal and Mylar”, Green Canyon High School

Monthly challenge: A painting with buildings.

Jan.15th workshop: Lester Lee, “Portraits with charcoal and mylar”$30 + $5 materials fee, Skyview High School art room
Registration for the UWS2021-2022 year is open!We are meeting in person once again!
Click here for more information
Click here to Register
ContactUWS Membership Chair, Dewey HansenUtah Watercolor Society801-595-8242 (h)deweyhansen18@gmail.com

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