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May Members Meeting and Demonstration
2018 WASH Member Show
WASH Turns 40
WASH 2018 Scholarship Information
2018 WASH OpenShow News
October 2018 Michael Holter Workshop
Joining WASH

WASH Meeting and Demonstration

May Members Meeting and Demonstration - 05/14/2018, 1:30 pm

Please join us for a demonstration by David Lobenberg. He will be demonstrating his “California Vibe” Watercolor portrait technique.

David’s high level of excellence in figurative/ landscape watercolor and acrylic painting is well recognized by artists and collectors nationwide. David is a teacher and fine artist specializing and exhibiting in the mediums of watercolor and acrylic. His works and techniques have been published in the following national and international periodicals:

The Art of Watercolor,
Southwest Art,
Artist’s Magazine,
Art Collector,
Plein Air Magazine,
The Palette Magazine, and
Pratique De Arts.

His works have been exhibited in the United States, France, Southeast Asia, and Turkey.

He has completed commissioned works for The United States Air Force, Thunderbirds Alumni Association, the Amgen Tour Of California, The Sacramento Kings and River Cats, Major league baseball players Barry Zito and Nick Swisher, IMAX Corporation, and SureWest Corporation, to name a few.

David Lobenberg has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from UCLA and is an adjunct art professor at Sacramento City College. His work has been reproduced in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines.

See more of his art at lobenbergart.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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2018 Annual WASH Members Show

Ralph Wilson, Fish Carts, Monterey Wharf

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.

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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

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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, Halls of Zion

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 LaRoe, View Of Turkey

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.

Emma LaRoe, Seventh Day


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

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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.

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October 2018 Michael Holter WorkshopMichael Holter

Creating Watercolor Portraits from Photos
October 6-8, 2018

"I think of my work as impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable,” says Michael. In this workshop, he will give painters tools to create a well-structured portrait while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke.

Michael Holter
Past President of Southwestern Watercolor Society Herb Reed states " Michael's recent workshop was one of the top few that really made a difference in the way that I approach painting. Take it. You will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos -- all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits."

See more of Michael’s art at michaelholter.com

Here's a YouTube video of Michael doing a "speed watercolor portrait" - pretty interesting. Michael Holter Video

WASH Members: $325, Nonmembers: $375
Please contact WASH Workshop Chair, Sue Davis at suedavis@winfirst.com or 916-359-7691.
Workshop held at: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

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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: sac.watercolor@gmail.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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