WASH General Meeting May 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm.
"Awash With Color", Annual Membership Show, April 2-20, 2013
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. If you wish to become a member, contact
the Sacrament Fine Arts Center at 916-971-3713.
A Brief History
WASH is the first and only group of artists devoted entirely to the
watercolor medium in Sacramento. In 1978 Jan Miskulin and Nancy Haley
discussed the need for a watercolor society. Jan's watercolor class
enthusiastically endorsed the idea. The group formed and met at the
President James Monroe Manor and Jan Miskulin was elected as the first
President. The initials, W.A.S.H. were decided upon as being an appropriate
name for a watercolor society. The first three were easy to realize,
Watercolor Artists of Sacramento, but the letter “H” presented
a problem until Jan's mother, Olive Schmid, suggested “Horizons”
and thus the name was born.
Absent a home for exhibitions, work was displayed at various locations
within the community such as Fidelity Savings, Home Savings, the John
E. Moss building, and Crocker Bank. A Board Membership Exhibit was held
at the Mills Gallery. These first shows were for members only and all
participated. The first membership show was judged by Larry Weldon.
In 1987, WASH was invited to become a member of the Sacramento Fine
Arts Center by Marjorie Long, a genuine supporter of the arts and a
Past President of WASH.
WASH meets on the second Monday of the month except July
and August. Meeting times alternate between evening an afternoon. Odd
months meet at 1:30PM and even months meet at 7PM. All meetigs are held
at Sacramento Fine Arts Center.
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Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Inc.,
5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608
Hours Open 11 AM to 3 PM Wed. thru Sat.
Tuesdays 11 AM 7 PM.