Featuring Fine Arizona Watercolor Artists since 1960 October 2007 Issue
ARIZONA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION
Website: www.WATERCOLOR.org • Email: AWA@Watercolor.org
P.O. 8765 Scottsdale, Arizona 85252
Axelson, Nancy Exuberance
AWA FALL EXHIBITION 2007
Baird, Norbert Past Prime
Bell, Janice Coastal Oak
& Big Fish In A Little Pond
Bennett, Shirley Cooper
Bird, Ellsy Frenzy
Bonstelle, Sandy Ancient Lands
Bronstein, Marilyn Bird Lady
Camp, Sandra Making Her Marks
Ciaramitaro, Sandi Limalicious
Delmonico-Roll, Judith Walt’s Buddy
Dineson, Loni Bottoms Up
Ender, Bonnie Pin-ups & Masqureade
Francheskaa Monica & Orange
Fuchs, Susan Elevator Lines
Gardner, Carolyn Kaleidoscope
Geoghegan, Diane Verde River Fog & Fire Ball
Germano, Martha Cosmic Burst & ByPass
Harvey, Mary Lou Burano, Italy
Herbert, Tom The Geckos Next Door & Flight #
Herbst, Nancy Purple Magesty & Stormy Sunset
Hillsbery, Carole New Dresses for Best Friends Darfur, Africa & In Awe
Holden, Norma Timber Framers & High Wheeled Log Skidder
Horowitz, Joy The Shoe & DC Metro: the Red Line
Houy, Ilona Fire & Smoke
Hunter, Sue Irises
Jacobs, Jane E. Weeping Beauty
Johnson, Kim After The Party
Jones, Jeremy Ollantaytambo
Kent, Diane InterTwinded
Khalsa, Gurukirn Master’s Gaze II
& Son in the Andes
Kimmel, Sherry Jewel of the Desert V
Kurth, Stan Red Ascending
Layton, JoEllen Point of View & Beach Buddies
Leonhardt, Holly The Three of Us Curious & A Wonderful Summer
Lyn, Diana Sea Gypsy
Lyons, Marguerite Jar of Notes
Manton-Jones, Kat Double Half Moon
McDarby, Teri Still Life With Orange
McNear, Bobbie S. Sunny Weather
Pekala, Alex Road to Mendacino
Politis, George The Point of No Return
& Blowing Hot and Cold
Raap, Harold Lava Flow
Ratterree, Joy Color My World
Riehm, Karen Abstract Dog
Sample, Peggy Empty Bowls
Schaller, Nancy Moonlight Bay
Schutzky, Marilyn Ancient Memories
& And There Were Roses
Searls, Charlotte Megan & Quincy
Smith, (Sarah) Jan Ladies In Red
Smith, Carol Tales of the Faceless Crustaceans
Sol, Jean New Grange Ceiling
Soo, En Chuen All In A Day’s Work & Tea Break
Strom, Celeste Beauty on the Vine
Tanner, Chereen Summer Sorcery & Fall Fantasy
Tartaglia, Kathryn Crystal Patterns & Clockwork ALTERNATES:
Johnson, Kim No Bull
Taylor, Carol Avalanche Falls Francheskaa PinWheel
Warner, D. Hoo Doo Wedding & CandyLand Safari Wordsman, Virginia
Dube, E. Streets of
West, Stephen The Black Patrol San Francisco
Wordsman, Virginia Wild Pony Dixon, C. Park Benches
Arizona Watercolor Association
AWA 2007-2008 Calendar of Events
2007-2008 Officers General Meetings & Workshops:
Church of the Beatitudes #602-264-1221
Executive Board 555 W. Glendale Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021
COULD BE YOU!! xxx-xxx-xxxx General Member Meetings - 2nd Thursday each month (*revised)
1st Vice President (Membership)
K. Grover 480-545-0642
Church of the Beatitudes • 7:00pm Fun Table • Meeting 7:30pm-9:30pm
Co-Chair: Sherri McClendon 623-936-1661 Sept 13 • Oct 11 • Nov 8 • Jan 10, 08 • *Feb 14 • March 13 • April 10 • May 8
2nd Vice President (Membership Exhibitions)
Mary Santos 623-931-3624 Saturday Workshop Contact: Karen Riehm #480-460-7496
3rd Vice President (Membership Exhibitions) Price: $35 for AWA Members and $40 for Non-Members
Harold Raap 602-971-1496
October 13 2007 Alex Pekala “Plein Air Painting”
Co-Chair Stan Kurth 623-334-9451
January 12, 2008 Carole Hillsbery “Painting Ethnic Skin Tones”
3rd Vice President (Programs) February 13,14,15* Chris Van Winkle
June Harris 623-876-1996
March 15, 2008 Julie Gilbert Pollard “Paint a Babbling Brook in Watercolor”
Karen Lemelson 602-548-1824 Date TBD Grace Haverty “Travel Sketching”
Corresp. Secretary (Newsletter)
Arlene Powers 623-979-6950
Special Exhibition Workshop- Joyce Faulknor (See PAGE 8)
Treasurer Contact: Sandi Ciaramitaro #480-325-1945 Tropical02@cox.net
Gayla Bonnell 602-482-7308
3 Day Workshop November 7-9, 2007 $180.00
Western Federation Society Delegate North Phoenix Baptist Church 5757 N. Central Ave
Sherri Kimmel 602-439-6846
Alternate-Joy Ratterree 1 Day Workshop November 10, 2007 $60.00
Director at Large (National Show) Church of the Beatitudes 555 W. Glendale Avenue
Norbert Baird 480-893-2967 **Note: Dick Phillips is jurying the AWA Fall Exhibition 2007!
Director at Large (Juror workshops)
Co-chair: Sandi Ciaramitaro
Director at Large (Sat. Workshops)
Contact: Sandi Ciaramitaro #480-325-1945 Tropical02@cox.net
Karen Riehm 480-460-7496 or Contact: Carol Smith #623-772-6412 NVCA2000@Yahoo.com
Co-chair: Shirley Bennett 623-412-0522 April 9 - 11, 2008 Pat Weaver 3 Day Workshop $180.00
President Emeritus April 12, 2008 Pat Weaver 1 Day Workshop $ 60.00
Nancy Schaller 480-945-0340
November 12-14 Frank Francese 3 Day Workshop $180.00
Committees November 15, 2008 Frank Francese 1 Day Workshop $ 60.00
By-laws Council April 8-10, 2009 Linda Kemp 3 Day Workshop $240.00
Mickey Daniels 602-840-1388 April 11, 2009 Linda Kemp 1 Day Workshop $ 80.00
Computer Corner (Web Site)
Jennie & Michael Johnson
Director at Large (National Show)
Special Ghost Ranch Workshop (See the November Issue!!)
Co: C. Tanner & J. Layton 480-838-7796 Contact: Carol Smith #623-772-6412 NVCA2000@Yahoo.com
Honor Society June 1 - June 8, 2008 Ghost Ranch -Abique, New Mexico $600.00
Shirley Klein Kleppe 480-585-5699
Historian AWA EXHIBITIONS
Kathleen Stuart 602-997-4538
Oct. 1 - Nov. 15, 2007 AWA Fall Exhibition (See the outside Cover)
Kathy Weiler 480-984-7046 Contact: Mary Santos #(623) 931-3624
Russell (RB) Anderson 480-844-0811 Feb. 1 - March 1, 2008 AWA NATIONAL EXHIBITION <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Scholarships/Special Events November 24, 2008 Slide entries due
Susan Lobert 602-996-5716 Contact: Norbert Baird #(480) 893-2967
En Chuen Soo & Mike Haidt 480-754-9339 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) Exhibition
Newsletter Chief Editor Contact: Sherry Kimmel #(602) 439-6846
Sandi Ciaramitaro 480-325-1945
Feb. 22 - April 6, 2008 WFWS Exhibition at The Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, AZ
Membership Data Base
Sherri McClendon 623-936-1661 Mid August - AWA Members received WFWS Prospectus in the mail
Prospectus/Award certificates October 12, 2007 Slide entries due
Joy Horowitz 480-802-6695
AZ Art Alliance Representative AWA “PLAYING EN PLEIN AIR” Dates (See PAGE 7)
Harold Raap & Alex Pekala 602-971-1496 Contact: Alex Pekala #623-412-1866) FREE! No charge for these outings!
Overhead Mirror Set-up at Meetings
Alex Pekala 623-412-1866 September 22, 2007 Prescott (Call Alex to reserve your spot!)
Directory Information October 16, 2007 Saguaro Ranch -Glendale
Bettye Aboud 602-971-7264 November 8, 2007 The Farm at South Mountain -Phoenix
Exhibition Programs January 17, 2008 Pioneer Living History Museum
Joy Ratterree 623-572-5028 February 21, 2008 Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Superior
April 19, 2008 THE KINGDON HOUSE - JEROME (Call to reserve your spot!)
Page Two October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org
AWA “Special Feature” Article Line-up for 2007-2008
September - Betsy Dillard Stroud Thank you!
October - Carole Hillsbery (See page 10)
November - Ratindra Das
December - Grace Haverty
January - Mary Deloyht-Arendt
February - Julie Gilbert Pollard
March - Mickey Daniels
April - Ellsy Bird
May - Alex Pekala
AWA “Unique Interest” Article Line-up for 2008
March Issue - Barbara Freedman
”Chinese Scroll Painting Western Influence”
April Issue -Diane Geoghegan - “The importance of a dress rehearsal”
December - George Politis “Greece & The International Perspective”
WHY ENTER THE AWA NATIONAL SHOW- YOU ASK?!
Besides the overwhelming sense of dedication to AWA...
“Acceptance” into a NATIONAL AWA EXHIBITION
= 5 AWA Points! Our Spring & Fall AWA Exhibitions
“Acceptance” = 1 AWA Point.
No guess work here...it’s a NATIONAL EXHIBITION!!!!
The Prospectus has been mailed and it also exists on the
AWA website: www.WATERCOLOR.org
WHY ENTER THE WFWS EXHIBITION- YOU ASK?!
Besides the overwhelming sense of dedication to WFWS...
“Acceptance” in the Western Fed Show = 3 AWA Points!
A REGIONAL EXHIBITION!!!
Better get busy!
WFWS - ANNUAL WESTERN FEDERATION OF
WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES EXHIBITION
February 22 - April 6, 2008 Entries are digital & due
October 12, 2007 Call: Sherry Kimmel 602-439-6846
DOWNTOWN BURBANK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL has been moved to November 10-11, 2007
WARNER PARK FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW has been moved to November 17-18, 2007
Please see www.WestCoastArtists.com for more info and 2008 show listing. A new show in Henderson,
Nevada has been added to the schedule in March. Info: Ronda Mills #818-709-2907 West Coast Artists
GO FIGURE A BRIO juried exhibition to celebrate the human form. Entires due: January 9-10, 2008
at BRIO Fine Arts Center # 480-941-8310 or www.BrioFineArts.com for more info & Prospectus.
“AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT“ • AZ ART ALLIANCE SHOW • Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2007 • See Page 5
AWA NATIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION February 2nd - 29th, 2008 Glendale Adult Ctr
Prospectus is available online at www.WATERCOLOR.org click on What’s New and choose Prospectus.
Contact: Norbert Baird at #480-893-2967 >>>> SLIDE ENTRIES DUE NOVEMBER 24, 2007
October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org Page Three
We would like to honor Nancy
Schaller for the job that she has done since she
stepped in as President of AWA a few years ago. She
was the former president last year and continuing
this year due to our need for a president.
We thank her for all her organization, arranging,
planning, seeing to things, making decisions,
delegating, befriending, choosing and holding the
scepter behind the scenes. Her efforts have been for
the good of AWA and she has been unselfish in her
efforts. So many of us have leaned on her knowledge
and good example. She needs to know how grateful
we are that she has been there. She has been the
catalyst that has kept the group going...when we
might have fallen and dwindled away. Her leadership
has been exceptional.
Thank you Nancy Schaller!....we
hope that you still have the energy to
keep going this year. We need you.
We love you. We look forward to you
continuing for 2007-2008.
Nancy’s painting juried into the
Sincerely, AWA Fall Exhibition 2007
K.Grover - V.P./Membership AWA
has been mailed to
all AWA Members
and is available on
the AWA website !!
SLIDES DUE NOV. 24, 2007
Page Four October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org
ART SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT
It is better to fail in
originality than to
succeed in imitation.
The Arizona Art Alliance is proud to
announce that the Fall 2007 Art Show -- Herman Melville
& Sale will be held November 30,
December 1 & 2, 2007 at the Glendale If there is no struggle,
Civic Center Annex in downtown there is no progress.
Glendale located at 5750 West Glenn, -- Frederick Douglass
2 blocks north of Glendale Avenue on
57th Drive. The Artist’s Reception,
which includes food, wine & entertainment will be held Saturday evening,
December 1st 7:00pm-9:00pm.
We are VERY excited about the timing and location of the fall show!
During the weeks of November 24 through January 6, 2008 historic
downtown Glendale really comes to life with the addition of nearly one Website
million holiday lights strung throughout a twelve-block area that includes www.watercolor.org
the Glendale Civic Center. The lights, horse drawn carriage rides, evening What does the AWA website
activities and shopping at the local antique shops draw in a big crowd. have for you?
In addition, our show will be held in a building adjacent to the Bead
Museum, which is a nice attraction for visitors. Calendar News
Show & Contact Information
To find out more about downtown Glendale Monthly Newsletter
and the holiday “Glitters” festivities,go to:
www.VisitGlendale.com & click “Events” on the home page. Contact our WebSite Specialists:
Jennie & Michael Johnson
AWA artists who want to participate in this show must be a current juried www.CloudWatchers.com
member of the Arizona Art Alliance or apply to become a juried member #602-942-3157
prior to October 1. The jury application process was highlighted for AWA
members in last month’s newsletter issue. All interested, participating PLEASE FEEL FREE
to send articles, member news,
artists are urged to contact their AWA representatives (Harold Raap or advertising or questions to:
Alex Pekala) right away to register their name and identify the number TROPICAL02@cox.net
of panels or tables needed. Space is limited for this show, so get your
name on the AWA list as early as possible! Ad Rates &
Typically right after Thanksgiving, shoppers begin their quest to purchase Newsletter Policy
gifts for Christmas, and what better time to have an art show than the Ad rates are as follows:
weekend of November 30-December 2? Start thinking now about the Full Page $200 -- 7.5 x 10
type, size and price of art that would sell well at this show. IMPORTANT Half Page $75 -- 7.5 x 5
REMINDER about pricing your art work…The Arizona Art Alliance has Quarter Page $50 -- 3.5 x 5
Sixth Page $25 -- 3.5 x 2.3
minimum price standards for two dimensional work ($150), miniatures
($75 - image size of 10 x 12” or smaller), sculpture ($150), jewelry ($40) Article & Advertisement Deadline:
and pottery/gourds ($40). Giclées and prints are allowed, but cannot The 10th of the month prior
take up more than 30% of the artist’s rented panel/table space. Minimum to the publication date.
price standards also apply to giclées and prints. If you are unsure of
how to price your work, please refer to the Arizona Art Alliance Show Please make checks
Prospectus or contact your AWA Rep (Harold or Alex). payable to AWA & mail
We look forward to seeing active AWA participation in the upcoming show. to:
John Fontana, President -Arizona Art Alliance
Trish Mayberry’s painting, “Love Letters”, was accepted into the (Ads)
San Diego International show by juror George James. The exhibit P.O. BOX 8765
will run from Oct. 1-Oct. 31. A second painting, “War, Redux”, was SCOTTSDALE,
accepted into the Western Federation of Watercolor exhibit in Arvada, AZ 85252
CO, by juror John Salminen. The exhibit opened June 1 at the Arvada
Center for the Arts and will remain on display until November 11th.
On a sadder note- Trish’s Mother, Alyce Tinthoff, passed away in May.
She painted and taught art in Long Beach, CA until 1980, when she moved to Sun City West. Imagination
She was a member of AWA, AAG and Vanguard Artists for almost 20 years.
WANTED ! Empty print cartridges please intelligence
Please bring your empty print cartridges to AW General Board Meetings.
We use these to buy new print cartridges/paper to keep costs down for AWA. having fun.
Thank you so much, Sandi AW Newsletter Editor
October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org Page Five
v v v AWA MEMBER
Congratulations!!! IN THE SPOTLIGHT
RATINDRA Artist: Joyce Hergert
DAS I was born in a small town, Port Clinton, Ohio, located on
Lake Erie. My father was Sheriff of Ottawa County at the
time, so I spent the first 12 years of my life in jail. Back
SIGNATURE AWA then, the prison was connected to the Sheriff’s residence,
MEMBER, Ratindra Das so my “Wonder Bread Years” years were spent living in
his big wonderful house and jail. Consequently, one of my
AWS, NWS has been earliest inspirations came from one of the prisoners who happened to be an artist. I can still
remember all of the beautifully detailed color pencil drawings that he created in his “spare”
selected to exhibit in time.
the “First Invitational In the 70’s, trying to find sunshine, I moved to Florida and later to Southern California. In
Exhibition of Contemporay 1980, I arrived in beautiful Arizona and stayed. In 1986, I walked past a little shop that had
a watercolor painting in the window advertising beginning classes. I enrolled in the class,
International Watermedia began painting and loved it. I took a few other watercolor classes, then life happened and I
did not paint again for a long time, almost 18 years. I missed painting.
Masters” in Nanjing, China.
Ratindra is one of the 26 One day, a couple of years ago, while in a card shop, I came across a greeting card with
the message “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” With that message, I
watercolor artists who will once again enrolled in a watercolor class and another and another. I have been fortunate
to have had many wonderfully talented instructors who have encouraged me along the
represent the United States. way. In my journey, I have also branched out into acrylics, pastels, and color pencils, but
This exhibit is organized watercolors are truly my first love.
by Jiangshu Watercolor My “style” is a work in
progress. I am influenced
Research Institute and will by my small-town roots
be held in November this gravitating
Look for Ratindra’s article in However,
next month’s AWA Newsletter I am also
v v v the tropical
AWA ot euD desert plants
stseuqer rebMeM It seems
gniylppA erA eW everywhere
I look, I can see a potential painting and feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful, inspiring
erehW epyt egrAl environment.
elbissop I live with my supportive & loving husband, Ron & our two extremely charming
Doberman, Franki and Chester (photo at top of article) on Lookout Mountain in Moon Valley.
v v v
Financial Report AWA ROYAL SCORPION - JULIE GILBERT POLLARD
September 14, 2007 Cynthia’s Art Asylum • Watercolor or Oil • you can do either/both/even acrylic where each
student works on individual projects, getting one-on-one assistance as needed plus demos and
ASSETS critique Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 • Call 623-849-2504.
Current Assets Glendale Community College • Watercolor for All
Checking/Savings Saturday mornings • Sept 8 to Oct 27 • Call 623-845-3333 to register
A G Edwards Scottsdale Artists’ School • Landscape in WaterCOLOR • Series of 6 Classes
A G E Investment 37,004.28 Wed. 1:00-4:00pm beginning October 17 (no class on Oct. 31 or Nov. 21)
Call Scottsdale Artists School 480-990-1422 or 800-333-5707.
Jochumsen Bequest 6,478.27
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Monday afternoons, November 19, 26, December 3 & 10 • Call 602-262-4727
Total A G Edwards 52,888.96
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email JulieGilbertPollard@cox.net • www.JulieGilbertPollard.com for class & workshop posting
Chase Bank 11,770.70
We lost a Juried AWA Member September 2nd - Shirley Jantzen
Total Assets 64,658.66 Mother of Sue Lobert another fellow AWA member. Shirley was 90 years old and will be missed.
Our thoughts are with you Sue.
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Playing En Plein Air
“PLAYING EN PLEIN AIR” :
June 2, 2007 Contact: Alex Pekala
The Sedona AWA Plein Air Paint Out was a hit! Plein Air Chairperson #(623) 412-1866
Fifteen AWA members, several family members and an September 22, 2007 - Saturday <<<<<
Prescott (Call Alex to reserve your spot!)
AZ Sate Park plein air sponsor attended the June Paint Member Residence
Out at Sue Davis’ Sedona Home. All were awed with October 16, 2007 - Tuesday
the gorgeous surroundings. After a morning of painting, Saguaro Ranch -Glendale
the group enjoyed a luncheon and getting to know each 9802 N. 59th Ave Glendale 85302
other. Members attending: Alex Pekala, June Harris, November 8, 2007 - Thursday
The Farm at South Mtn -Phx
Karen & Lee Lemelson, Karen Riehm and her mother 6106 S. 32nd St. Phx., 85042
Dot, Annette Zalewski, Christine Oliver, Charlotte January 17, 2008 - Thursday
Hillhouse, Bill & Marilyn Fravel, Sedona Arts Center Pioneer Living History Museum
Executive Director- Don Schairer, Jeanne Jones, Marsha 3901 W. Pioneer Rd. Phx., 85086
Owen, NAWS President- Linda Sherman, Sue (New February 21, 2008 - Thursday
Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Superior
NAWS President) & Howard Davis and their son David, 37615 US Hwy 60 Superior 85273
and Cindy Cabrillo. April 19, 2008 - Saturday
THE KINGDON HOUSE - JEROME
Thank you! Sue (AWA Member) & Howard Davis Diane Geoghegan (Call Alex to reserve your spot!)
OUR OWN AWA MEMBER!
Mary Santos Workshops
“Cramers’ Blue Morpho Butterfly” was
at the accepted into the “Rio Brazos Art Laguna Beach
Sun City Arizona Art Supply
Exhibition”. This annual show, judged by
April Delany, is on display at Tarleton Plein Air
Heart & Soul of Watercolor State University’s Dora Lee Langdon
Cultural & Educational Center in
January 2008 Six Part Series
“Watercolor by Request”
Granbury, TX thru October 21st. Invitational
This is the same wonderful lady that is
“Chimerical”, “Garden of Suza”, and
“Gray Vine” by Suzanne Tyson were
“Chairing” our AWA Fall Exhibition.
accepted into the “Midwest National Stop by and say HELLO!
Thank you Mary!
Abstract Exhibition III” hosted by the To distinguished participant
Magazine Mavens! Southside Art League. Running through Our Very Own AWA Member
Check out Sept. 2007 October 12th, this show will be held
“the artist’s magazine” at the Garfield Park Art Center in Mary Deloyht-Arendt
A must read on page 43 about Indianapolis, Indiana.
enhancing your web presence.
Excellent article on Suzanne Tyson’s award winning “Petaled Reservations online at:
page 68 about signing giclées.
Scottsdale Artists’ School is offering a full line of
Perch” was on display as part of the
“Northern National Art Competition”.
exciting fall classes-and they start next week! As a
special offer, if you sign up for a class that starts in This show was held at the Nicolet or
September or October, you will receive your choice of
4 open studio tickets ($40 value) OR a one-time 20%
discount on your entire purchase in our store!
College in Rhinelander, WI. www.LPAPA.com
October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org Page Seven
As an artist devoted to watercolor since 1991, I thoroughly enjoy teaching
students who want to find their own personal creative expression through this
challenging medium. Whether you are a beginner or are seeking to advance
your techniques, I look forward to exploring the possibilities with you.
I became a full time watercolorist in 1991. My interest in painting cut crystal
and glass began in 1999. I looked for instructional information on this
subject. Not finding any, I had to teach
I then began teaching this subject to my students. Teaching taught me how to break down what
seemed to be a complex subject into easy steps. Students are amazed when they walk away with a
complete painting of cut crystal and glass.
Joyce Faulknor’s artwork has appeared in “Splash 8”, she has written articles for Watercolor Magic,
American Artist Magazine, and is the author of “Stunning Crystal and Glass” along with a DVD
which is the companion to the book. Joyce has appeared on “The Painting Gourmet” as a guest
artist, & is a co-host to a
television program titled
“Art 2 Art”.
AWA FALL SHOW WORKSHOP
Joyce Faulknor will be Please mark your selection(s), complete & return this form with your
introducing her unique check. We are unable to take registration without payment.
technique the dark-to-
light approach to painting ___ November 7-9, 2007 3 Day Workshop with Joyce Faulknor
cut crystal. In her $180.00 North Phoenix Baptist Church - Room 100
demonstration she will be 5757 N. Central Ave
breaking down the mystery
___ November 10, 2007 1 Day Workshop with Joyce Faulknor
of cut crystal laying in
$60.00 Church of the Beatitudes - Garden Rm
the darkest shapes and 555 W. Glendale Avenue Phoenix, AZ
allowing the darkest values
to create the foundation for Time: All workshops are from 9:00am to 4:00pm
the painting. The demonstration will clearly illustrate how to
capture the glossy texture of glass, the shining facets crystal, the Questions?
prism of light and understanding of the distorted shapes.
Sandi Ciaramitaro #480-325-1945 Tropical02@cox.net
If you think the sparkle of cut crystal is absolutely arresting, Carol Smith #623-772-6412 NVCA2000@Yahoo.com
but way beyond your skills as an artist...think again! The Please Print:
dazzle of crystal, the glow of
glass, colorful shadows, fun Name _____________________________ Member: ___ Yes ___No
reflections, refracted light, will Address _________________________________________________
be taught in these 1 Day and 3 City ________________ State _________________ Zip _________
Day workshops. Come on out Phone (_____)________________ Email/Fax __________________
and join the fun! Fill out the Amount Enclosed _______________ Check number(s) __________
form to the right >. Push your
colors and imagination to new Refund Policy: The student is to find a replacement & arrange reimbursement
levels of creativity in watercolor. from that person. The student may choose to contact Carol or June about those
on the waiting list. There is a $10 service fee if you require a refund.
Visit Joyce’s website:
www.JoyceFaulknor.com PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM
Author: STUNNING CRYSTAL
AND GLASS. Make check payable to AWA & send to:
Carol Smith 10333 W. Luke Ave Glendale, AZ 85307
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October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org Page Nine
See the Whites- Feel the Darks
The beauty of watercolor is its ability to be transparent. Understanding how water and
pigment mix with the white of the paper to produce glowing, flowing color is the very
essence of watercolor. It is this transparency that allows us to get the soft, subtle colors
that swirl and mix on the paper or the vibrant colors that sing across the page. It is the
white of the paper, whether it is the pure white that you’ve painted around or the white
that you see through the thin washes of paint, which draws your eye into the painting.
<<< “Northern Arizona Winter”
I attended the critique night at AWA in May and was so impressed
with virtually everyone’s understanding and use of transparency and the
white of the paper. What was lacking, in some of the works, was an equal
understanding of the power of “darks”.
It is the darks of the painting that give emotional impact to the work. My
painting “Abandoned but Not Forgotten” is an example of this concept. The
movement of color and light draws me into the painting and the power of the
“darks” compels me to make an emotional connection. It is the use of darks
that speaks to my soul. When I paint, it is my strategically placed darks that add
drama and emotionally connects me to the painting.
“Abandoned but Not Forgotten” >>>
Adding darks to the painting is
typically done toward the end of the
painting. After having established
content, color and light using light to
mid-tones values, it is time to explore
the areas of the painting where darks
will add depth and drama. The focal
point, or center of interest, is a good
area to place nice clean, dark values.
Look for shadow shapes, negative
spaces or small shapes that you can
punch up with a darker value. The
darks do not have to be limited to
grays, blues, browns or neutral hues.
You can use wonderful color in the
darks to get the dramatic results for
which you are looking. Be careful,
though, not to add those darks too
close to the edge of your painting as
it will pull the eye off your paper.
“Hope for Africa”
It is said that “good” is the enemy of “great”. That is certainly true of watercolor
paintings. I know well enough the trap of painting a very nice picture and being
almost satisfied with it, of being afraid of doing any more
and “messing it up”. It is when I throw caution to the wind,
get bold with it and challenge myself to push the painting
as far as I can that I achieve the most dramatic results. Of
course, lots of “good” paintings get destroyed and end up
in the bottom of my closet never to be seen again! On the
other hand, I have taken some “good” paintings added
some well placed dark values and ended up with award
>>> Before the darks finished this painting>>>
Don’t be afraid to use darks in your painting. This will
take your work from being a nice painting that I’ll glance
at, to a painting that has power and impact and that will
emotionally involve me in your work.
Thank you Carole for taking the time to write this article for the newsletter.
SIGN UP NOW!! for the Carole Hillsbery AWA Saturday Workshop 1/12/08
Page ten October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org
Dear Fellow AWA Members:
I just received a call from an
AWA member with a question
about signature membership
in the Western Federation
of Watercolor Societies.
Signature membership is
received when an artist has
been accepted into four
WFWS exhibitions. Since
WFWS does not have a
database it is up to the artist to keep track and then let the
WFWS delegate know when that goal has been achieved.
Give the delegate the dates of the exhibits. These dates
will be checked from past records. If everything is
correct, you will be given your signature membership
award at the next exhibition.
Your AWA Delegate Sherry L. Kimmel (602)439-6846
Follow-up from Septembers
AWA MEMBER OF THE MONTH - Arlene Powers !
After a great trip to the American Federation of Aviculture
Convention, I am happy to report, that we raised over $1600 for
the Blue Throat Macaw Foundation!
The raffle of the two paintings was very successful, and the
auction of the other donated painting and prints was a hit at the
big party. If you would like to view the paintings, please visit my
NEW website at www.BirdiesAndBuddies.com . If you cannot
view the site, enter Birdies and Buddies into a search engine.
- Arlene Powers
THIS HAPPENED TO ONE OF OUR MEMBERS!
Beware this Scam!
Evidently this has happened to quite a number of people. Here is
I was contacted by e-mail from someone who wanted to buy some
of my artwork that they had seen on my web-site. Supposedly,
they were moving to Johannesburg from Texas. I quoted them the
amount $700. They sent me a check (postmarked in London) for
$3800 and claimed that the person sending the check made a
mistake in the amount. They wanted me to go ahead and cash the AWA Name Badges
check and pay them the difference.
I contacted the credit union on which the check was written and Now Available!!!
they confirmed that it was bogus. Others had reported the same Send your check payable to AWA, please
scam. The Attorney General’s office said there isn’t much they can include the
do since it’s usually done out of the country. correct spelling of your name
They made it all sound friendly and legitimate, but I had heard of by October 24th with $8.50 to:
other instances so was skeptical right from the first. Consider this a
warning. AWA Newsletter (Ref: Badge)
- Pat Beans, AWA Member P.O. Box 8765
Scottsdale, Arizona 85252
OOPS! or order & pay at the
The August 2007 AWA Newsletter did not list AWA General Meetings
Duane Swanson as Coatimundi 100% of the profits donated to charity!!
We would like to congratulate him on that distinction he received in
May 2007 and apologize for the confusion. Thank you to Jerry’s Artarama-Tempe
AWA ROYAL SCORPION - JULIE GILBERT POLLARD
Julie Gilbert Pollard had a painting accepted & SOLD in the
Society of Master Impressionists National Show in Amarillo this
summer, and a painting accepted in the Oil Painters of America
2007 Western Regional in Santa Barbara, CA.
October Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org Page eleven
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Web Site: www.watercolor.org • e-mail: AWA@watercolor.org
October 1 - November 15, 2007
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Contact: Mary Santos #(623)931-3624
Awards Reception at FHCC
October 26th 6:30-8:30pm
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