Recap: Betsy Dillard Stroud Workshop – UWS Spring 2019

Many thanks to our Spring juror and workshop instructor Betsy Dillard Stroud. The workshop challenged artists to use a variety of experimental materials. For those who usually work exclusively with watercolor, we were challenged to also work with acrylics. We were also challenged to work always on a full sheet of watercolor paper every day….

RECAP: Roland Lee Mini Workshop

Roland Lee UWS Mini Workshop March 22-23, 2019 “Light Up Your Landscapes” As advertised, Roland Lee’s workshop was “designed to help artists become better interpreters of the landscape”. Along with his two sons Jon and Jim, Roland created an atmosphere for a great workshop with patience and encouragement. He is “super organized & well put…

RECAP – UWS Mar 2019 Member Meeting: Doug Allen

Doug Allen was our UWS guest presenter on March 5th 2019 and everyone had a great time! Doug brought all kinds of great things to experiment with including: acrylics, watercolors, inks, plants, sticks, etc. He shared some of his own artwork and also students examples to jump start our creativity then we all had the…

UWS Mini Workshop: Roland Lee

NOTE: Workshop is full. Contact Sandy Sleeper for wait list. Mini workshop with Roland Lee:  March 22-23, 2019 This workshop is designed to help artists become better interpreters of the landscape by learning to see what nature does to catch our attention. Our role is not to duplicate nature but to create new images based…

RECAP: Bruce Robertson & Shelley Young Mini Workshop

In Bruce Robertson’s and Shelley Young’s January Mini Workshop called ”Light and Life: Painting the Figure in Watercolor,” we learned about gesture drawings, and the importance of quickly sketching the subject to capture “living figures” on paper.  We were forced to work outside our comfort zones leading to many mistakes and failures.  Failures always led…

RECAP: Brian Thayne Mini Workshop

UWS November 2018 Mini Workshop How to Paint Water with Brian Thayne The relaxed atmosphere of Brian Thayne’s Mini Workshop took some of the stress out of learning to paint water. He reinforced the idea that your drawing is the most important part of any painting – it helps you to see. An artist can…

UWS 2018 Fall Exhibition Awards & Slide Shows

The Fall 2018 UWS Member Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Awards was held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5p-7p at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre Loge Gallery on the beautiful University of Utah Campus. The exhibition hangs in conjunction with the production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” and will hang through…

RECAP: UWS Oct Member Meeting With Frank Eber

Frank Eber was our National artist who presented our Fall workshop and also our October member meeting. His amazing technique for creating atmosphere and mood in his paintings was evident at his presentation for our October member meeting. His painting demonstration took us from a sketch to a finished painting in a little over an…

RECAP: UWS-CVC Studio Tour

CVC News: Artist Studio Tour! We had a fantastic day as our group of 13 toured around beautiful Cache Valley on a mid September day. We were able to visit the studio of Diane and Doug Adams in Malad Idaho, Kristi Grussendorf’s studio in Smithfield, Leisa Firth’s studio in Logan and DeAnna Hulmes’ studio in Paradise!…