Utah Watercolor Society March Blast

President’s Message:


by Sherry Meidell

The definition of synergism is the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects . That means if you work together you are more powerful than you would be working separately. There is a great power of synergism in the watercolor society and it blesses the lives of us as individual artists. First there is the great example of artists that have been painting longer than we have. At every member meeting and every workshop we are exposed to their expertise. We can take a look at there art work and learn from it. It gives us a goal and something to work towards. If they can paint like that, maybe I can learn to paint better than I am now. We can see how great artists are so willing to share the knowledge they have gained. We can learn how to give a good workshop by attending good workshops. There is also the knowledge we learn from other artists in common conversation. We can learn about different paints, where to buy good art supplies, and that we still have a smudge of thalo blue on our forehead. We can commiserate with each other and tell the stories behind our paintings, like Gail Wilhelmsen who painted a picture of one of her relatives that never wanted her picture taken and is now immortalized in watercolor and can be seen up at the 2 Star Signature Show at Eccles. We have access to great shows to display our art. We have the affiliation with Western Fed which raises the bar for our shows. If you have the good that one artist brings to the society and the good another artist brings to the society it is more than they could individually bring if you add that together. So join up. Volunteer become involved and see were your beautiful artistic talent will take you. Sherry
Sherry Meidell YouTube channel
President Utah Watercolor Society.                        
Signature: National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Utah Watercolor Societies
Autumn Meadow by Carl Purcell
March 1st
Carl Purcell
Creating better watercolor by focusing on patterns instead of things.
Look past the subject to see the visual patterns.

UWS General Meeting 7:00 pm
Save the date and look forward to the talented artist and amazing teacher Carl Purcell’s demo. He will demo for the March Membership Meeting March 1st, 2022 at 7 pm at the
Sons of the Utah Pioneer Building,
Time: Mar 1, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 791 072 3281
Passcode: artgroup

Join Bessann Swanson for the sketching group in March
Meet downstairs at Sons of Utah Pioneers at 6:15 pm March 1st.
UWS 2022 Spring Workshop withStan MillerMay 2-6, 2022Still spaces availableDon’t miss this opportunity!$495 for members,$595 for non-members
Click here for more information and to register
Save the dates!
Art and the Park, 2022
October 12-16
at Cougar Ranch

2019 Signature/Two Star Best of Show” Me First! “by Cara Koolmees

Utah Watercolor Society2022 Signature/Two Star Exhibition
Anything Goes!
March 4 – March 26, 2022
Eccles Community Art Center,
2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, UT 84401
MARCH 4 UWS Reception and Awards Presentation
FRIDAY, MARCH 4 FROM 5:00-8:00pm (AWARDS at 6:00 p.m.)
March 26 Last day of exhibit
March 28 Pick up paintings Monday, March 28th from– 10:00am-4:00pm at
Eccles Community Art Center


The Two Star/ Signature Exhibition is just around the corner. The deadline to submit paintings into Art Call is already past for this year’s show.

Have you submitted your paperwork in order to receive recognition for your professional achievements within the Utah Watercolor Society?
Unsure of the process and your status?
Here is a summary of what you need to do.

*One Star Status: You must have been juried into one Spring Exhibition and have submitted your paperwork.

**Two Star Status: You must have been juried into two Spring Exhibitions and have submitted your paperwork.

UWS Signature Status: You must have already achieved Two Star Status and
Be accepted into six additional UWS qualifying juried exhibitions (UWS Spring or Fall Exhibition, or Western Federation Watercolor Society Exhibition)
At least one of those paintings must have won an award and
Have submitted your paperwork to UWS ONE STAR / TWO STAR / SIGNATURE chairperson.
The form for this is found on the UWS website.

Or click here

Complete the form to the best of your ability and email it to Brenda Brunello, UWS ONE STAR / TWO STAR / SIGNATURE chairperson. Please text her with your name and let her know that you have emailed your form. She will confirm your data and let you know your Status and then work with Neena Plant to have the list of UWS ONE STAR / TWO STAR / SIGNATURE member UWS ONE STAR / TWO STAR / SIGNATURE members updated on the UWS website.
Brenda Brunello
Congratulations to our UWS members selected for WFWS 2022!
Ian Ramsay
Joyce Baron
Sherry Meidell
Colleen Reynolds
Kelly Holtman
Kristi Grussendorf
Shirley Bailey
Brad Kropp
Michelle Nixon
Nathan Harrison
Terrece Beesley
Roland Lee
Marchmember meetingTuesday March 8, 2022, 7:00Joanne Hallgetting us enthused about . . Painting ImpressionisticallyJoanne currently teaches and sells her art at the Monarch in Ogden, where there are creative studios, a gift shop and art gallery among other things. She will entice you to loosen up and prepare you for her workshop on the following Saturday, the 12th6:30 critique~ your recent work& display challenge~ totally wet on wet painting7:00 member meeting~ demo Joanne Hall~in the lecture hall at~Green Canyon High School2960 North Wolfpack WayNorth Logan, UT (enter thru north doors)Or, join with Zoom.Time: Mar 8, 2022 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/7910723281?pwd=ODA5Q1Qwbkx2elpTcEZYVnBxK3NwQT09Meeting ID: 791 072 3281Passcode: artgroup
Brenda Brunello email
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
Activities and Info
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
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
Check back often for updated information on UWS activities, workshops, exhibitions, and more…
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 25th 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)
The Utah Watercolor Society is funded in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program. Your support matters. Thank you!
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Salt Lake City, UT 84158-1005

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