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Fall Member Exhibition Reception and Awards, Friday at 7:00
WFWS-48 Registration is open!
Kristi Grussendorf workshop
Tom Howard workshop
Arts and the Park
CVC meetings and information
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WFWS-48 registration is open!
WFWS-48 registration is open!
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48th Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) Exhibition
Hosted by the Southwestern Watercolor Society
Exhibition Dates are May 6 – June 2, 2023
Entries Accepted October 3– January 13 , 2023 Juror is Mary Whyte.
Minimum painting size: 100 square inches
Maximum outside mat size: 30” x 40”
Minimum mat width 3.5” on all sides
$30 for one entry; $40 for two entries; $50 for three entries.
Of the paintings entered by each artist, only one painting may be selected, and must be for sale (25% processing fee deducted from each sale). W9 required for each sold painting.
SWS will email an artist contract to each juried in artist directly.
Call for Entries Opens October 3, 2022 at 6am CDT
Submission Deadline January 13, 2023 at 6PM CDT
Notification of Acceptance February 17, 2023
Deadline for Art Delivered to Delegate March 17, 2023
Exhibition Opening Reception May 6, 2023, 5-7 pm
Exhibition closes June 2, 2023
Paintings Shipped Back to Delegates of each Society June 5, 2
The WFWS exhibition will allow an alternative presentation of varnished finish and mat (no plexiglas) in addition to traditionally framed paintings under a white mat and glass.
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The 2022 Fall Member Exhibition – Opening Oct 7th
“Home” by Spike Ress, Best of Show, 2021 UWS Fall Exhibition
Utah Watercolor Society 2022 Fall Member Exhibition
Reception Friday Oct 7th at 6:00
Awards at 7:00October 7-27, 2022
Logan Fine Art Gallery
60 W. 100 N., Logan, UT 84321; (435)753-0333•
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12 pm – 6 pm, Sat: 12 pm-3 pm, Sunday: Closed•
Kristi Grussendorf Workshop is open for Registration!
“Learning to Take Control in Order to Let Go”
Oct 31 -Nov. 2 (Monday thru Wednesday)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily
$225 members, $325 for non members. Be sure to use the COUPON CODE kristimmember to get your UWS Member discount
For more information about the workshop https://utahwatercolor.org/?p=7427
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UWS CVC October Meeting: October 11, 2022
6:30 pm critique by Lester Lee
7:00 pm Meeting Challenge Paintings to Share: Red Rock Country
CVC meetings will be Zoomed; we have acquired new equipment for Zooming
and the quality will be greatly improved!
If you cannot join in person, please Zoom.
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The Northern Utah High School Art Competition will be held in January at the Eccles Art Center in Ogden.
The UWS CVC Chapter will be having a silent auction on original artwork and any items you’d like to donate for auction, i.e. gently used art books, baked goods, handcrafted items, etc.
The auction will take place at our December 13 meeting. If you would like to donate a painting for the auction, please notify our chairpersons. Any cash donations are welcome as well to help purchase art supplies for the scholarship winner. Also, you are welcome to bring any art supplies or gently used art equipment to donate to the scholarship winner at the October – December meetings.
Contact Teri Denney, 435-770-9598, or Cindy Budge, 435-232-7441, for more information.
CVC Workshop with Tom Howard
“Achieving Strong Value Structure in a Painting”
Saturday November 12, 2022
Green Canyon High School, North Logan
CVC Workshop with Tom Howard
Achieving Strong Value Structure in a Painting
Saturday November 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with a lunch break
Green Canyon High School
2960 Wolf Pack Way North,
North Logan, UT 84341
Learn how to achieve a strong value structure in your paintings from Tom Howard. Tom has a well-deserved reputation as a topnotch teacher and as one of Utah’s most respected watercolorists. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner you won’t want to miss this chance to get back to basics. Value is the foundation of a strong painting.
Enrollment is capped at 15 to allow plenty of interaction between the instructor and students.
The cost for this workshop is $30 for UWS members, $40 for non-members.
Members will be registered upon paying the workshop fee.
The registration deadline is November 4. Please contact Brad Kropp at [email protected] (or text 435-754-6023) to register or for more information.
Register now for
Art and the Park, 2022
October 12-16 at Cougar Ranch,
Torrey, UtahAATP 2021 Best of Show “Crossing Cliffs” by Heidi Darley
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Schedule Oct 12 Wednesday Check-In 9am-1pm at Robbers Roost, Torrey. Receive welcome bags, get watercolor materials stamped. Paint Day.
Artists’ Welcome Dinner 5-7 pm at Mary McConnel’s house in Grover for participating artists, guests, Entrada and Capital Reef National Park key personnel.
Oct 13 Thursday Check-In 7:30-Noon at Robbers Roost, stamp paper, Paint Day.
Guest Artist presentation by Gloria Miller Allen, “Living the life of an Artist” 7-8pm at Robbers Roost.
Oct 14 Friday Check-In 7:30-9:30 am at Robbers Roost, stamp paper, Paint Day
Gallery Stroll 5-6:30 pm, Torrey Gallery
EARLY PAINTING Receiving
Presentation: “Color and Sound” by Mr. Hartvigsen at Cougar Ridge Ranch, 7-8 pm.
Oct 15 Saturday Submit paintings 9:00-11:00am, Cougar Ridge Ranch. Late paintings can not be accepted. Quick Draw Competition TBD
Saturday Evening 4-8pm – Reception, Show & Auction Awards will be given for large format, small format, and quick draw entries.
Oct 16 Sunday 9:00am Artists’ Farewell Breakfast, Broken Spur
CALL FOR ENTRIES
9th Annual Arts and the Parks “Light on the Reef” Watercolor Plein Air Event
Wednesday – Sunday October 12-16 2022 CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK and Wayne County
Eligibility and Requirements Any artist working in water media on materials designed for water media (watercolor canvas, aqua board), who registers and pays the event participation fees.
This year’s fee is $85 for UWS members and $100 for non-members. This fee covers the entry, artists refreshments at the reception. Guest registration is $25 and includes entry into Saturday’s reception at Cougar ridge Ranch.
Quick Draw competition on Saturday, one more way to get your art out there. Any participant in the main event is eligible to participate in this our first Quick Paint Event. There is no extra cost to this event. You may enter 1 piece, but have more stamped, for the competition. The time frame of this event will run from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday the 15th of October.
Within the 3-hour time frame, you need to paint, and be at the registration desk by 2 pm to have your piece included. This event is only 3 hours long.
Ticketed event– Saturday’s event will be a public pay event. What does this mean? Artists and their paid guests/families have tickets already. This fee is to help cover the costs of the refreshments offered and running the event.
Competition Guidelines Artists may submit up to 3 paintings in any combination; Must submit at least one! This year’s event includes a quick draw contest at no additional cost to the artists.
Sales: Paintings are sold at the show and auction at the conclusion of the plein air event Saturday afternoon. All paintings must be for sale. A 50% Commission is charged on all sold paintings which goes to Entrada Institute programs. Artists must establish a minimum bid (the least amount that the painting will be sold for) and a “buy now bid” (the price that a person can purchase the painting without further competitive bidding). Paintings must be framed and ready to hang according to the framing requirements. Framed paintings with completed paperwork must be submitted by 11am on Saturday, 15 October.
Large format Image Sizes Image more than 11”x15 This size is equal to a quarter sheet of watercolor paper. Image must not exceed 15”x22” (Between 165 and 330 square inches) This size is equal to a half sheet of standard watercolor paper. REMINDER must be started on location, can be touched up off location
Small format Image less than 11”x14” Image 5” x 7” or greater (between 35 and154 square inches)
REMINDER must be started and completed on location; can be completed in more than one session on location.
Quick Draw Image less than 11”x14” Image 4” x 6” or greater (between 24 and154 square inches) Image Size Limitations: No larger than a quarter sheet or the equivalent in square inches 11”X 14” = 154 square inches. No smaller than 4”X 6”= 24 square inches. That’s image size or area of the painting, not the paper size.
Stamping Painting paper must be stamped in advance. Artists may have as many papers stamped as desired, but only 3 can be entered into competition
Watercolor blocks will be marked on the side with paint marker, color to be determined. This color shows up on the edge of the paper and must be verified like stamped papers.
Quick Draw entries: will be stamped on the day of the event after the other paintings have been submitted(Saturday)
Verification Make sure you have your stamps verified!! Your painting buddy or a AATP volunteer can verify your stamp by signing your competition entry form You may cut windows in the backing material so the stamp may be viewed OR have the stamp on your painting verified prior to framing.
Photography of Painting Image Before framing your painting, make a high quality image of your art. You may do this yourself OR you may bring your image to the Photography Station These high quality images will be used for publicity by UWS, Entrada Institute, and Capitol Reef National Park. Framing Artists must bring ALL equipment and supplies for required framing. Frame suitable for water media painting, mat, glass or Plexiglas, wire, D-rings, backing material, and Label – Artist Name, Title of Painting, Size of image, Price, Location. This year artists may choose to fix their paintings with an archival varnish and frame without mat or glass. The new surfaces created for watercolor artists (watercolor canvas and board) are allowed this year. Mat– Matting is a personal choice. Painting may be floated on the Matting Material.
Watch for upcoming UWS and CVC events!