November 2022 Blast
|Upcoming Events and Opportunities Nov. 1st meeting will be a demo by Kristi Grussendorf 7:00 pm at SUP |
Fall Exhibition 2022 Click here to view the exhibit
Tom Howard workshop
CVC meetings and information
Arts and the Park 2022 Come Join Us! Click here to register for UWS
|A Message from our President, Melody Greenlief|
|Thoughts on FEAR Do you ever let fear stop you from doing or accomplishing something that you wanted to do? When I was in High school I wanted so badly to be in the musical. I was quite comfortable singing, dancing, and performing. But, auditioning made me nervous; I knew that I was going to be judged. I took choir and dance classes but, not drama class, as a result, the drama teacher that I would have to audition for did not know me, and I found her to be quite intimidating. At the encouragement of my choir and dance teachers, I went to the two days of auditions. But when I got there, I just sat in the back, and never got up the courage to audition. As a result, I got to see many of my friends in the play and I went to all the performances filled with regret. So now I use fear as motivation. I fear regret. I fear lost opportunities, I fear what will happen if I don’t take that chance. I only have so much time in this life, and I don’t want to waste any of that time not growing and not going forward. Recently when I was doing the “Quick Paint” at AATP in Capitol Reef, the time was up sooner than I expected. My painting was not done, it was just starting to get out of what I call the “ugly teenage phase” but, there was something about it that I liked. As I looked at it I thought “I’d better not submit this. I’m just going to embarrass myself. What if nobody likes it?” I decided to take the chance and submit the painting anyway. I ended up winning first place with that painting. You never know what will happen if you take that chance but, if you don’t put yourself out there then nothing will change and I fear you may regret that. Thanks!~ Melody Greenlief President – Utah Watercolor Society 801-815-6679 ArtistMelody.com Instagram @theartistmelodygreenlief facebook.com/TheArtistMelody/|
|For those who entered the Fall Show who reside in Salt Lake County, paintings can be picked up at the Nov 1 meeting at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers|
Tuesday November 1st 7:00 pm General Meeting at the SUP Kristi Grussendorf demo!
Don’t miss this opportunity to watch our own Kristi Grussendorf demo for us.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7910723281?pwd=ODA5Q1Qwbkx2elpTcEZYVnBxK3NwQT09
Meeting ID: 791 072 3281
|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.
Prospectus Overview: 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.
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.
Key Dates: Call for Entries Opens October 3, 2022 at 6am CDT S
ubmission 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.
It has been noted that Artcall registration works best on Chrome and a computer.
Click here for the prospectus and registration
| Brienne Brown Fall 2022 Workshop |
Thanks to everyone who participated in this great workshop!
The Brienne Brown workshop is in the books. Everyone had a great time and we all learned lots. It was fun for the members who knew Brienne before she moved back East to spend some time with her for the week. We had many newer members who got to know what a nice person she is. We even had a lady from Brienne’s home state come crossed country to take the class.
Hope to see more of you at our next workshop in the spring.
Best regards. Becky Hartvigsen
|A message from CVC President, Marsha Dennis|
|After sharing some frustration with a friend about my goals and aspirations I have for my art, he shared a quote with me by Sadie Valeri. It was on point and something that I needed to hear. “Don’t worry too much about whether you are “good enough”. The only thing that matters is how much personal desire you have to paint and it’s clear that you have plenty. Just try to stay positive. As artists moments when we are truly enjoying ourselves while drawing or painting. Arrange your life to taste that pure enjoyment as often as possible, and the rest will follow.” |
With a full-time job, children, grandchildren, and a large yard, finding the time to feel that pure enjoyment is difficult. Plus, l life’s distractions help to keep me from accomplishing some of my goals. However, I have really tried to apply this thought into my personal practice. It hangs by my desk at work and in my studio at home. I wanted the constant reminder that my artwork, the act of creating, should be and most of the time is, pure enjoyment. Isn’t that one of life’s goals, enjoyment? I am also finding that if I concentrate more on the process rather that the outcome, I can relax more and learn more. Although I want to get better, improve my skills, and increase my business, I want to enjoy the journey and make the most of the time that I do get to create.
My challenge to you this month is to apply this thought. How can you fulfill your personal desire to draw, paint, or create in any way. Do everything you can to find the time and then find that pure enjoyment as often as possible.
|UWS CVC November Meeting |
Tues. Nov.8, 2022 6:30 pm critique
7:00 pm Meeting
Monthly challenge is painting w/o glass
Achieving Strong Value Structure in a Painting
Learn how to achieve a strong value structure in your paintings with Tom Howard. Tom will demonstrate how to make the most of values in a watercolor in creative ways. He has a reputation as an enjoyable and experienced teacher and as one of Utah’s most respected watercolorists.
Also, the Scholarship Committee asks that we bring any donations to the November meeting for the student recipient’s portfolio and paintings that members are willing to donate for the silent auction in December. 6:30 pm Critique of current work
Green Canyon High School
2960 Wolf Pack Way North, North Logan, UT 84341
CVC meetings will be Zoomed; If you cannot join in person, please Zoom.
Meeting ID 791 072 3281
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 November – 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.|
|The 2022 Fall Member Exhibition|
|“Evening Gold, Near Grace” by Tom Howard, Best of Show, 2022 UWS Fall Exhibition|
|Utah Watercolor Society 2022 Fall Member Exhibition Click here to view the exhibit Congratulations to the award winners! Best of Show: Tom Howard “Evening Gold Near Grace” |
First Place: Terrece Beesley “The Alchemist”
Second Place: Michelle Nixon “Café”
Third Place: Kristi Grussendorf “Alley Gals”
Honorable Mentions: Bradley Kropp “Waning Snowfield”
Heidi Darley “Book of Poems”
Sue Martin “Echoes of my Mind”
Merchant Awards: Mary Pusey “Cache Valley Image” and
Bessann Swanson “Under San Pete Skies”
Jurors Award: Melody Greenlief “Thoughts”
|Art and the Park, 2022 October 12-16 at Cougar Ranch, Torrey, Utah|
|Thanks to everyone who participated in the AATP 2022 event – it was a fantastic experience – and mark your calendar for AATP 2023! Congratulations to everyone who entered – and to the award winners A gallery of all award winners can be seen on the Entrada Facebook page.|
|Bessann Swanson Boulder Mountain Gold Second Prize, Division 1 Gunther Haidenthaller From Boulder to Red Rock Third Prize, Division 1 Lester B. Lee Sentinel Honorable Mention, Division 1 Doyle Geddes Leaving Grand Wash Honorable Mention, Division 1|
|Steve Jorgensen Chimney Rock Second Prize, Division 2 Lynne Bolwell Grover Gold Third Prize, Division 2 Jon Lee Grand Wash Morning Honorable Mention, Division 2 Jim Lee Capitol Gorge Morning Honorable Mention, Division 2|
|Roland Lee Capitol Reef Quick Draw Second Prize, Quick Draw Steve Jorgensen First Blush Third Prize, Quick Draw|
|For a complete gallery of images, see the Entrada Facebook page|
|Watch for upcoming UWS and CVC events!|