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2017 WASH Member Show News
April Demonstration Announcement
2017 WASH Workshops
WASH Facebook Page
WASH Scholarship Information
Joining WASH

2017 WASH Member Show Information

Important Reminder: Receiving for the 2017 WASH Member Show is on:

March 24 from 1-5pm and
March 25 from 11am-3pm

The prospectus and information about the 2017 WASH Member Show have been added to the page, please click on the "Current WASH Shows" link on the left menu for more information.

Click on the pdf icon that follows for a copy of the 2017 WASH Member Show prospectus: Member Show Prospectus

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WASH Meeting and Demonstration

Meeting and Demonstration on April 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“Watercolor is different than any other art medium,” says Yevgenia Watts, our April WASH demo artist. “It’s about letting go. It’s about trusting in yourself to go where the water takes you.Yevgenia Watts When you can immerse in the loose colors on the page, that,” she says, “is like finding the holy grail. Every time.” Her florals and still lifes demonstrate a bold use of color, with a tendency toward the abstract.

Yevgenia is a Sacramento artist who studied art in the Ukraine before coming to America. She earns a living as an architect, but spends time in plein air sketching as well as studio work.

Yevgenia WattsWe’ve asked Yevgenia to help us understand how to take advantage of the characteristics of watercolor on Yupo, a plastic surface that produces both brilliant colors, but defies an artist’s attempts at control. "I like to push my own boundaries," she explains. "I really like the way watercolor behaves like a living thing: it floats, it blooms, it has a mind of its own and it constantly surprises me."

Her artworks can be found in private and public collections around the world, from New York to Paris. A member of WASH, Yevgenia has won awards for her watercolors in the Sacramento area and across California. She accepts commissions for impressionistic watercolor portraits. Her work was featured in the book, The Art of the Crayon (Quarry Books, 2016). Yevgenia was Blick’s Featured Artist in June 2012. Her work may be viewed at www.yevgeniawatts.com.

WASH meets on the second Monday of the month except July and August. Meeting times alternate between evening and afternoon. Odd months meet at 1:30PM and even months meet at 7PM. All meetings are held at Sacramento Fine Arts Center. For information about our future demonstrators, please click the Monthly Demonstrations and Critiques button in the left menu bar.

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2017 WASH Workshops

September 10th WorkshopRonnie Rector

This year, WASH has scheduled a third workshop for our membership. We are fortunate to have Ronnie Rector presenting her “ Watercolor with Batik on Rice Paper” workshop . Ronnie has won numerous awards in regional art competitions. Her watercolors capture intricate architectural details, playful animals, and engaging street scenes. She has developed a striking method of combining watercolor with batik on rice paper and will share that in our September workshop.

$60.00 WASH members/ $70.00 nonmembers
September 10, 2017, 9:30am to 4:00pm at the
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

Please contact the WASH Workshop Chair, Sue Davis for more information at 916-359-7691 or suedavis@winfirst.com.

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WASH Scholarship Information

WASH Scholarship applications for 2017 are due by April 5, 2017. The application is available at the following link. WASH Scholarship Application

2016 WASH Scholarship Award

WASH is proud to recognize Brandon Lim as its 2016 Scholarship winner. His application exemplified what we were looking for as a candidate for this scholarship. He is currently a senior at Davis Senior High and participated in the DaVinci Charter Academy. His letters of recommendation stated that he is WASH 2016 Scholarship Winner Brandon Limone of the most talented students they have encountered. They also referenced his interest in continuing on with the study of art. They consider him a very serious student who is willing to take every opportunity to further his skills and techniques. WASH 2016 Scholarship Winner Brandon Lim

As a service to the art community, he has been active in the “Teens Take Charge” program where he has worked with public artists and other students to organize a summer arts festival that culminated in a sculpture for the community. In addition, he earned 2nd place in a congressional art show with his piece chosen to hang in John Garamendi’s office for the school year. His self portrait was chosen to be included in the Crocker Museum High School Self-Portrait show. He has had this honor two years in a row. He was also accepted to participate in the California Summer School for the Arts in Santa Clarita.

WASH 2016 Scholarship Winner Brandon Lim

Brandon is planning to continue his education at OTIS, College of Art and Design, in Westchestor, CA, with an intended major of Illustration. In his artist statement, Brandon indicated that he has worked in a variety of media but prefers to work with watercolor. He states that watercolor does not compare with oils or pencil where you can paint over and erase. “Once you paint with watercolor; it cannot be undone. It is like working with magic. When your brush comes into contact; many variables affect each stroke. The unprecedented volume of water and amount of pigment all take into effect. This is what excites me to make art.” He wants to be able to help other aspiring artists with a passion to create. He wants his community to see and not only visualize; but to also internalize and interpret the emotions he has put into his pieces.

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Joining WASH

Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons membership is open to active artists who are devoted to the watercolor medium and work to promote an atmosphere of inspiration, encouragement and creative growth through understanding. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month except July and August, and provide lectures, demonstrations, workshops, paintouts, critiques for members and visits to artist's studios. Annual scholarships are presented by WASH to worthy high school art students. WASH sponsors two annual major exhibitions, one exclusively for members and the other open to all watercolorists as well as other exhibits throughout the year.

Please email us at: watercolorhorizons@yahoo.com

Click the "Join Us" botton on the top right menu to download an application to join WASH. Please note that SFAC and WASH Membership is based on the club year and runs from January to December.

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