Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
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WASH Meeting and Demonstration
2018 Annual WASH Members Show
Congratulations to Ralph Wilson on his Best of Show painting, "Fish Carts, Monterey Wharf" and the other 2018 Annual WASH Member Show Award winners.
To view the award winning paintings, click on the photograph to the right of Ralph Wilson's painting.
For more information on the Member Show and our plans for 2nd Saturday, please click on the following link: WASH Current Show, 2018 Member Show.
Please support the businesses that sponsor awards for WASH shows. For a list of our sponsors, click on the following link. WASH Sponsor List, Member Show.
WASH Celebrates Our Founding
In conjunction with our Members Show in April of 2018, WASH is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the club's founding. We are planning a show in Gallery 3 for the month of April that will showcase art by WASH's Past Presidents. During 2nd Saturday, also in Gallery 3, we will have several of our historians books from the 70's, 80's and 90's available for you to look through and we are planning to honor our Charter members during the Artists Reception and Award Ceremony.
Please click on the link to the right to view a list of our charter members: Charter Members
WASH Scholarship Information
2018 WASH Scholarship
WASH has been privileged to recognize students who are pursuing a college art degree and who are interested in water media. We are pleased to recognize Emma LaRoe this year, we will be presenting her with a $1,000 scholarship at our meeting on May 14th, please join us for this event. Emma's art work will be on display in the Foyer at the Sacramento Fine Art Center for the month of May.
Emma LaRoe is a senior at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks. Emma has always had an interest in art. Watercolor and acrylic are her preferred mediums; however she dabbles in portrait sketches, oil paintings and glass art. Emma’s goal is to major in fine art and possibly minor in business, math or liberal arts and to obtain teaching credentials. Her goal is becoming a reality as she was accepted into William Jessup University’s Fine Arts program. After college she plans to become an art teacher either for public/private schools or become an art vendor for home school programs.
Emma also inspires young artists within her community. She indicates teaching, being an inspiration, having fun and being able to create something beautiful is why she wants to become an artist. She shares her love of art with children, teaching a week long summer painting class at her church. Emma exemplified her commitment to the art community by contributing to a district wide annual fundraiser at her high school and helping to create over five hundred small glass sun catchers with her fellow classmates in the Advanced Glass Art class.
Emma is highly recommended by her teachers who are impressed with her creative talent and hard work ethic. They indicate she has not only a strong foundation, but someone who is passionate about art. Her senior year has afforded wonderful opportunities to showcase her beautiful artwork, as well as demonstrate leadership skills. As the Art Club Vice President, she works with her teachers and other officers to offer more creative opportunities to the students on campus.
Emma has been active in pursuing her talent in art. In her art portfolio, she submitted watercolor images indicating her understanding of watercolor techniques, design and creativity. The View of Turkey is her watercolor recreation of a photograph looking down on a city in Turkey. This was her first commissioned painting. Since then she has been commissioned to paint three more watercolors as well as selling an acrylic painting and painting a storefront window.
Please print a scholarship application and cover letter out and give it to a deserving student for consideration. You will find the 2018 WASH Scholarship application at the following link. WASH Scholarship Application
2018 WASH Open Show Information
The 2018 WASH Open Show is available for online entry at OnlineJuriedShows.com
It's time to get your paintings ready for the Open Show, entry deadline is July 6, 2018!!
Watch this space for more information.
October 2018 Michael Holter Workshop
Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos
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.
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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.