Where’s Art?

Here is an idea an art group uses in Wenatchee to publicize their group. “Art” spends a month at a time at various locations around town including his little stash of brochures. He visits art stores but also restaurants, etc.  Whacha think?
Jeremy Jones, President Emeritus
Have you seen ART lately?
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Check out the Cottage Inn.  If you find Art you could win a nice prize! IMG_4088
IMG_4090 ART will be here until April 22nd.

 

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AWA WFWS Media Release

Arizona Watercolor Association
P.O. Box 30693
Phoenix, AZ 85046
Email: AWA@azwatercolor.com
Website: http://www.azwatercolor.com

MEDIA RELEASE
AWA HOSTS THE 39TH ANNUAL WESTERN FEDERATION OF WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES EXHIBITION

     Phoenix, Arizona (March 27, 2014) – Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), today announced the upcoming opening of the “39TH Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition”.

     The Exhibition opens April 2, 2014 through April 30, 2014, at the Fountain Hills Community Center located at 13001 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Hours are generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and other times as events are scheduled. You can reach the Community Center by calling (480) 816-5200 for specific hours.

     The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) was formed 39 years ago through the foresight and work of Dr. David Gale (1915-1980) of the New Mexico Watercolor Society. Today the WFWS includes over 4500 artists in twelve regional watercolor societies and guilds. The WFWS encourages and recognizes artistic excellence and works to increase visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium through their annual exhibitions. Each of the twelve societies takes the opportunity to host the event, so AWA is pleased to host this year.

     Artists from these art societies, including the AWA, entered their paintings and 110 were juried into this prestigious exhibition. The artwork is inspiring and the public and Media are invited to view the exhibition. Artists from the following art societies are represented: Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), Colorado Watercolor Society-Denver (CWS), Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS), Nevada Watercolor Society-Las Vegas (NWS), New Mexico Watercolor Society (NMWS), San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild-Tucson (SAWG), Southwestern Watercolor Society-Dallas/Fort Worth (SWS), Texas Watercolor Society-San Antonio (TWS), Utah Watercolor Society-Salt Lake City (UWS), Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO), West Texas Watercolor Society-Lubbock (WTWS). A total of 24 delegates representing the art societies and winning artists will be visiting the valley for several days enjoying local attractions.

     INVITATION: AWA Hosting Committee Chair, JoEllen Layton and Co-Chair, Kathryn Tartaglia, personally invite the public and the media to the Awards Ceremony being held on Friday, April 25th at the Fountain Hills Community Center. The Awards Presentation and Art Show will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM so come early to enjoy the paintings and meet many of the artists. This event is FREE to the public and is always an exciting event.

     The Juror for this exhibition featured Chen-Kee Chee. He is Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status) and many other societies. He conducted a fabulous workshop in Arizona in March, as well as a demo at the AWA monthly meeting. It was a privilege to meet him and his wife. To read the biography of this sensational artist and teacher, visit the Western Federation website at http://www.wfws.org

About Arizona Watercolor Association
     The Arizona Watercolor Association (the AWA) was founded in 1960 by professional watercolor artists and instructors. It hosts a National Watercolor Exhibition and two Membership Exhibitions, all juried by nationally acclaimed artists. We host monthly meetings filled with instruction and information about local events. Visit the website at www.azwatercolor.com for details about the current ART AUCTION fundraiser going on now! Also, learn about our art scholarships, membership information, and the great opportunities to participate in future workshops and exhibitions.

     We also invite you to ‘Like Us’ on our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ArizonaWatercolorAssociation

     For more information please contact: Hosting Committee Co-Chair, Kathryn Tartaglia at 480-229-1023 (Cell Number).

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Cheng-Khee Chee Workshop

“I believe artists should not be content with the specific subject matter in which they excel, or with the specific process they have mastered, merely to repeat themselves within an established style.

I feel artists should be sensitive to changes around them and, like scientists, be constantly exploring, experimenting, discovering, and developing new concepts, ideas, and ways of expression. Picasso found inspirations in African Art. Matisse underwent the influence of the Orient. In light of the shrinking time and space, there will be more interpenetration and integration of art forms of various cultures. As watercolorists, we should be aware of the rich East Asian watermedia traditions.” CHENG-KHEE CHEE (XU JINGYI), AWS DF, NWS, TWSA

Cheng-Khee Chee Workshop

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Scholarship Winners

The three $1, 000.00-2014 AWA Scholarship winners are:

1. Diana Jacobson
2. Cassandra Scott
3. Ambra Walkawia

The 3 winners are all from Mesa Community College. The watercolor instructor is artist, Cynthia Peterson
The Department Chairman is Sara Capawana.

Each of the winners are offered a membership in AWA
$1, 000.00 FOR THE FALL 2014
CASSANDRA SCOTT IS A THIRD TIME WINNER.

THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR WE OFFERED THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TO ALL OF THE 10 community colleges.

Dolly Maitzen

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AWA Meeting Tonight

Hi Fellow Members,

Tonight (Thursday, March 13) AWA is proud to present Cheng-Khee Chee who will be doing the demonstration. Doors open at 7 pm where you will have the opportunity to socialize, play and learn at the Fun Table, partake of the snack table and see what is going on at AWA. The actual meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm with the demonstration following shortly after.

For Board Members, the Board Meeting begins in the back room promptly at 5:30 pm. There will be a time for socializing between 5:15 and 5:30 pm.

Both meeting are held at the Arizona Art Guild Building located near the corner of N. 7th Ave. and Union Hills at 18411 N. 7th Ave.

It should be a great evening for all!

Diane Parnitzke

(e-blast chair, Bylaws, Past President, etc……)

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Cheng-Khee Chee

Dear Fellow AWA members,

How very lucky we are. This coming Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the AWA General Meeting we will all have the privilege of watching a demonstration by the very fine and very famous artist Cheng-Khee Chee. You may go to our website,www.azwatercolor.com and click on Chen-Khee Chee, located on the sidebar, to learn more about this great artist.

The meeting is held at the Arizona Artists Guild Building located 18411 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix. It is on 7th Ave. near the corner of Union Hills and 7th Ave.

The Board Meeting starts promptly at 5:15pm and the General Meeting begins at 7:00pm with the opportunities to participate at the fun table hosted by Arizona Artists Supply, visit the displays and sign up for up-coming events, socialize and partake of yummy snacks. The General Meeting itself starts at 7:30.

So, don’t be late! Bring and artist friend if you wish and remind each other to come.

(And, by the way, I understand there is still room is some of his workshops. He is giving four one-day workshops. See you there also?)

Happy Painting, Diane Parnitzke
(e-blast chair and Bylaws Parlimentarian etc……….)

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PARTICIPATE IN THE AWA ONLINE AUCTION!

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) encourages and recognizes artistic excellence through competitions and promotes the visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium. The WFWS exhibitions have works on paper, including paper collage, created with water based media including casein, gouache, tempera, acrylic and transparent or opaque watercolor.

The WFWS was founded in 1975 by the New Mexico Watercolor Society through the foresight and work of Dr. David Gale (1915-1980). Today WFWS includes over 5,000 artists in 12 societies.

The WFWS sponsors an annual juried exhibition which is hosted each year by a different regional member society. This year (2014) The Arizona Watercolor Association, Inc.(AWA) is honored to be the host of the 39th Annual Exhibit for WFWS.

To help defray the expense of hosting the exhibit, awards banquet, delegates meetings and other activities, the AWA has designed its first on-line auction that includes amazing original pieces of art created by Signature Members of WFWS. To be a signature member is an honor awarded to those artists who have been juried into four exhibitions. Keep in mind that the very best Nationally recognized jurors are used to select paintings for each exhibit. Please share our auction with friends and business associates.

I hope you all enjoy our on-line auction, obtain a beautiful painting and contribute to the success of the AWA exhibition.

Sherry L. Kimmel
Fundraising Chair

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First On-Line Auction

The Western Federation of watercolor Societies encourages and recognizes artistic excellence through competitions and promotes the visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium. The WFWS exhibitions have works on paper, including paper collage, created with water based media including casein, gouache, tempera, acrylic and transparent or opaque watercolor.

The WFWS was founded in 1974 by the New Mexico Watercolor Society through the foresight and work of Dr. David gale (1915-1980).  Today WFWS includes over 5,000 artists in 12 societies.

The WFWS sponsors an annual juried exhibition which is hosted each year by a different regional member society.  This year (2014) The Arizona Watercolor Association, Inc. is honored to be the host of the 39th Annual Exhibit for WFWS.

Due to the expense of hosting the exhibit, awards banquet, delegates meetings and other activities, the AWA has designed its first on-line auction that includes amazing original pieces of art created by Signature Members of WFWS.  To be a signature member is an honor awarded to those artists who have been juried into four exhibitions.  Keep in mind that the very best Nationally recognized jurors are used to select paintings for each exhibit.

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SPRING MEMBERSHIP SHOW

Hello Fellow AWA Members,

WOW!  What a busy and exciting year we have. I hope all of you have been at your easels and tables with paint brush in hand busily working away at your very own “masterpieces” to enter in the upcoming SPRING MEMBERSHIP SHOW.

This year the Show is being held at the ScottsdaleArtists School located in downtown Scottsdale. How very fortunate we are to have this venue fordisplaying our works of art. 

Attached are copies of a very colorful reminderand the Prospectus. You may print both of them and pin them up in your  “studio” for handy referencing. Please remember to follow the Prospectus carefully. and please note that entries are due for judging March 7th

If you have any questions you may contact AWA’s Second Vice President-Jurors Exhibitions, Jeremy Jones at inigoj@cox.net.

Jeremy Jones

Second Vice President-Jurors Exhibition

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Auction is Live!

The AWA has three paintings up for auction.

  1. Barbara Freedman’s “Fence Top Bob’O’Links”
  2. Ina May Moore’s “Vertical Red”
  3. Grace Haverty’s “Floral Still Life”

Check them out and get your bids in now!

http://azwatercolor.com/awa-auction

 

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