Monday, June 8, 2009

Transparent Watercolor Society exhibit...


my painting "Heirlooms"

Well, the TWSA show is wonderful and, as always, the reception and dinner was an opportunity to visit with many of the artists -- both old and new acquaintances. After many years of admiring her work, I was very pleased to meet juror Judy Morris, following her virtual "gallery walk-through" presentation. I had most enjoyable visits with Tom Francesconi and with Kathleen Conover, both of whom received their Master signatures this year (bestowed on artists who have been accepted into 10 exhibits), the chance to chat briefly once again with both John Salminen and Ratindra Das, and the pleasure of meeting Ted Nuttall. I always enjoy my conversations with Donna Jill Witty, limited as they are to my occasional attendance at these events, and I met some new artists as well -- Angela Chang and Kaaren Oreck. Although she was not at the reception, fellow blogger Katharine Cartwright also had a painting in the show, as you can see on the left side of my photo.

I'm visiting my family for a few days and then on to Madison, Wisconsin for a few more days. I'll post again whenever....

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a really wonderful show. Kaaren Oreck and I email occasionally, too - met her at the airport as we were all headed to a Springmaid Beach Workshop in Myrtle Beach one year. Happy painting.

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  2. Thanks for taking time to comment, Sandy!! Small world -- Kaaren and I just hit it off and had a really nice visit.

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  3. Looks like an outstanding show! Wish I could be there to see it.

    Thanks for your comments on the Tyvek (it is Ph neutral)...you've prompted me to do some research, which I may post soon.

    Have a great time in Madison...!

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  4. Thanks, R. I look forward to the new info you'll be posting.

    I fell in love with Madison the first time I went there, as a freshman in college, and my heart still goes pit-a-pat when I go there. Love that town!!

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  5. Oh Chris...thanks so much for comments on the show. I had intended to go on May 20 on my way up from FL to the north woods of Wisconsin but some health issues intervened and I couldn't go. The show is online now so I was at least able to go and view the entries. I attended it in Illinois one spring and SO enjoyed it! I have taken workshops from John Salminen, Tom Francesconi and Donna Jill Witty and am thrilled you met Judy Morris...I adore her work. Ted Nuttall is also amazing! Thanks again for a wonderful blog and it's favorite thing to toast a bagel, pour a cup of coffee and go to your blog and Sandy's at least twice a week! What a treat. Linda Baker and Rose Edin are both giving classes up here in WI in late summer. Do you know their work at all?

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  6. Ginny, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!! I'm so glad to hear you enjoy my blog! I'm aware of both Rose Edin's and Linda Baker's work -- loved Linda's piece in the current TWSA show! Sorry to hear health problems prevented you from attending this year. Maybe we'll chance to meet sometime when you're in Wisconsin!!

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  7. Thanks again for responding and I do hope we bump into each other in Wisconsin one day. I spend summers in Lac du Flambeau (near Minocqua) in a cabin on a tiny lake with loons and eagles and (on and off) 12 grandkids! I have a daughter in Madison. And step daughter in Lodi.

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  8. Hi again, Ginny. I have a Madison friend who has a place in the same area "up north" that you do, and who has also taken classes at Dillman's (which is where Rose and Linda teach, I assume). I don't get to spend nearly as much time in Madison as I'd like these days because of family committments, but you never know -- we may find ourselves in the same spot sooner than we think!!

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  9. How exciting to be in a show like that one and better yet to be able to visit!

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  10. Hey, Pablo!! Thanks for stopping in to comment. Yup -- the chance to visit made it extra special.

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  11. Transparent Watercolor Society of America has the paintings from this exhibit on their website now...just goggle them and spend a lovely half an hour just looking at great watercolors.

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  12. Thanks for reminding folks, Ginny. All the words in color in the text are links, so clicking on TWSA will take you directly to their website. And if you want to look at any of the other artists' work, just click on their names.

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  13. Chris, I have not talked with you for some time...we get so busy don't we! I did not make it to the show this year...but I was in it. I was going to meet up with Paula Fiebic to see the show but unexpected company came,...otherwise I would have gotten to meet you! Darn it anyway. I was glad to be in the show again this year. It is such a terrific show and such an inspiration!!!

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  14. Hey, Jane!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I saw your fabulous sweet-pea painting -- a marvel of detail in that wonderful close-up of one of my favorite flowers! The TWSA show will be at the Kenosha Museum again next year (great venue I thought) so maybe we'll be lucky enough to meet then!!

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