Workshop Announcement – Janet Rogers, AWS “Watercolor Impressions – Flowers, Faces and Figures” – April 29th – May 2nd, 2018 (FOR ALL LEVELS)
Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this dynamic workshop – progressing to faces and figures. Through a series of “fun” painting exercises, students will develop a more loose and natural approach – giving them an opportunity to be more spontaneous and expressive in their paintings. We will move into painting people, learning how to express translucent flesh tones, while focusing on the gesture of the person. Painting children will also be covered as well as an approach to quickly interpret the figure. Participants should feel free to bring photographs of their favorite subjects. We will also work from a model….so bring your camera! The demonstrations and instruction will be geared to beginning with flowers and ending with faces and figures.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the next OWS juried show coming up this fall. Here are some details:
76th OWS Juried Show: “Fall Rhapsody”
Jurying: Saturday, Sept 9 at 3.30p.m. at Loblaws, College Square (1980 Baseline Rd, Ottawa)
Exhibition Location for selected artworks: Linart Art Gallery, Cantley, Quebec, starting September 25 to Nov 4, 2017
Linart Gallery website: http://galerielinart.com/en/
76th Vernissage (at Linart Gallery):
The vernissage for the 76th will be October 1, 2017 at Linart Gallery, Cantley, Quebec.
OWS will be exhibiting at the gallery during an event called Culture Week. This will attract many visitors to the gallery and for this reason the gallery owner has suggested that we could do a watercolour demonstration at the vernissage (~1/2 hour long).
If you are interested in doing a demo, please reply to this email.
Here are the options that you can select :
Painting Registration (no digital submissions will be accepted at this time):
Stay tuned ... registration forms will be sent out soon to all OWS members.
And for now, make sure to mark your calendar and start painting :)
Hope to see you all at the next juried event!
e Walter Baker exhibition is open to all members of the OWS and the next exhibition starts Saturday July 29, 10:00-10:30am.
Paintings are dropped-off at the same time that paintings from the last exhibition are picked up.
The following is the information members must fill out for this exhibition. Please return the registration information to email@example.com by July 28.
For additional details please refer to the attached document.
· Membership No:
Painting Information (1 to 3 paintings are eligible for display at Walter Baker for this exhibition - any size)
For each painting, please include:
As a result of the missed vernissage this past weekend, Lindart Gallery has offered OWS a 2-week extension of exhibition time..
Here are the new dates that we selected in collaboration with the Gallery owners:
In addition, we are re-printing our cards with the new information.
The vernissage for our 75 Juried Show has been postponed duedue to major flooding in the area in the immediate area of Cantley.
Access roads in the surrounding area of Linart Gallery are closed causing major difficulty. The situation continues to be serious with no immediate end in sight.
You will need to inform your friends and family of this cancellation and you can let them know that we will be rescheduling the vernissage.
We will be in contact with the Gallery owners and they will provide us with a new date. We will let you know as soon as possible.
We apologize for the late advisement however the situation is out of anyone’s control at this time.
Please note that Linart Gallery will be open tomorrow for all guests who choose to go under these circumstances or who may not be aware of the complications. They will be greeted by the Linart gallery owners and will be able to view all paintings in exhibit.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! - Two valuable events coming up soon for OWS members to attend.
April 29th - a CRITIQUE SESSION led by Fellow of the OWS, Ted Duncan. Ted has many years of experience with both teaching and painting Watercolour. Bring your paintings, either finished or unfinished, framed or unframed, for some friendly input as to how to turn your works into masterpieces! Members have found these sessions remarkably helpful, fun and generally informative. If you don't have a painting to share, your input is much welcomed! This is to be held at the Centennial Library branch in Bells Corners, 3870 Old Richmond Road, from 1:30-3:30pm on April 29th.
May 27th - an information session on THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FRAMING your own artwork, led by Pamela McKinnon, who has a wealth of experience from working many years with framing, and is also a Fellow of the OWS. Some of the issues she will discuss include: materials, cutting of double mats, glass cleaning, how to properly hinge your artwork and back your painting, as well as what is appropriate hanging hardware. She even has tips on how to take stains out of mats. We take the precious time to paint our artwork, here is an opportunity to understand more about how to properly protect and show it off. This will be held in Room 1B, Nepean Centrepointe Library, 101 Centrepointe Drive, on May 27th from 10:00am to 12:00 noon
These events are free and all are welcome.
RSVP appreciated but not required to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted paintings must be brought to the Linart Gallery on April 30th, 2017,
183 Montée de la Source, Cantley, Quebec, J8V 3J2, between 1:00 and 1:30 PM and picked up on June 4th, 2017between 1:30 and 2:00 pm.
Painting ‘drop-off’ locations will be provided for members who can’t deliver or pickup paintings to/from the show. Information about the drop-offs and driving directions will be provided later.
How to Enter
Registration/Submission (In person only)
Bring your 3 paintings and the registration form (below) to the
Bells Corners United Church - 3955 Old Richmond Rd, Nepean, On K2H 5C5
Registration Fee: $35.00
Drop off your paintings to be juried and pick them up again at noon.
Paintings chosen for the exhibition must be delivered to the Linart Gallery on April 30th, 2017Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
Drop-off: 10:00 to 10:30 am
Pick-up: 12:00 noon
Scroll down for more information about the show.
So, what is the traditional 75th anniversary jewel?
From ‘reference.com’, “A 75th anniversary is called the diamond anniversary. It is sometimes referred to as the diamond jubilee and is considered the pinnacle of anniversary celebrations. Diamonds are the strongest substances on Earth, as well as one of the most desired, and therefore represent such an esteemed celebration.”
That’s right, 75 juried exhibitions is just simply remarkable … so let’s celebrate by painting up a storm!
With this in mind, the Exhibition team has selected a fantastic venue that we know you will love! Contract signatures are still pending but we expect to have a final confirmation by the end of this week. So stay tuned for the details about location … we will let you know as soon as we know. The jurying for this show is scheduled for March 25 at the United Church Bells Corners and the exhibition start date is planned for May 1.
And with this show, we will of course continue to have awards (with some cash prizes) for paintings in the following categories:
We look forward to sending you the final details along with a registration form for Watercolour Jewels - OWS Juried Show Spring 2017!
"I am seeking.
I am striving.
I am in it with
All my heart."
Vincent van Gogh
Stay tuned and happy painting,