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Featuring Fine Arizona Watercolor Artists since 1960 JANUARY 2010 Issue ARIZONA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION NEWS Website: www.WATERCOLOR.org • Email: AWA@Watercolor.org P.O. Box 2766 Scottsdale, AZ 85257 WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOPS!!! CAROL ORR ~ FEBRUARY WORKSHOP “Color is not as Carol’s paintings have been winning awards in major juried important as value. shows since 1982. She paints a variety of subject matter, but I use a variety of color, takes a special joy in portrait and figure painting. She has but I am a value painter.” received her signature mem- bership in seven of the top wa- tercolor societies and has won many national awards including Best of Show in the 2004 AWA Carol’s class is Nati- “The Reflective o n a l Quality of Skin Tones in Watercolor” You can Exhi- paint in watercolor, gouache and/or acrylic. bition. H e r purpose for the class is to get students to use a va- Her free flowing paintings have riety of color in the skin tones, with an emphasis on value. been featured in Watercolor Magic, The Best of Watercolor, She will discuss good design, underpainting as a starting Portrait Inspirations and the Best of Portrait Paintings. Carol point for a portrait, getting the correct facial expressions studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the School and most importantly, value. of Fine Art, University of Montana. She was on staff at the Scottsdale Artists School and the Shemer Art Center. FOR MORE WORKSHOPS, see Pages 6&7 CLEAN OUT YOUR STUDIOS!! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD!! ARIZONA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION’S GAYLA BONNELL FINE ART/CRAFT SALE FUNDRAISER Gayla’s beautiful abstract painting, FOR OUR 2010 NATIONAL SHOW “Lonely Beach” was chosen as People’s Choice Award winner from the paintings BRING YOUR GENTLY USED ART/CRAFT shown at the AWA Fall Member’s Show. SUPPLIES TO THE JANUARY MEETING! It also won an Award of Excellence from We are requesting donations of any fine art/craft sup- the judge. Congratulations Gayla! plies you no longer need or use. Sherry Kimmel, Fine Art/Craft Sale Fundraiser, will provide a collec- w Workshop report: tion box at our General Meeting. So bring your stuff!!” Dick Phillips P. 3 The fundraiser will be held w Artist of the month JoEllen Layton P. 5 March 19 and 20, 2010 at The Church of the Beatitudes. w Workshops! P.6 & 7 Winter Greentings FROM YOUR PRESIDENT...... J anuary—a time of newness, a time of contemplation, a time of planning, a time of dreaming, a time experience for many people. Perhaps something that will entice some people out of their rut. Nancy is also T he Fund Raiser is an art supply sale that is to be held March 19 & 20 at the Church of the Beatitudes. of starting. That is what January teaching a workshop at Church of the So do an early spring cleaning of your means to me. Beatitudes on November 14. You may studios, hobby rooms, and whatever register for this Membership Workshop nooks and crannies will yield gently G reetings Fellow AWA Members. What new and exciting art work are you creating this month? In a rut? by contacting Kim Johnson, Chair of Membership Workshops....only a few used but no longer wanted art and craft supplies to donate to the fund seats left! raiser. Perhaps at the sale you will A rut is a place where nothing seems find the inspiration you need to give exciting and your brush seems to be just “ho hum”. You can stick in that rut and never move again. But, it is H opefully by now you have finished the painting you plan to enter into the Spring Juried Exhibition you a push out of the rut and up that exciting hill of new art works. January. Get up a little earlier or sleep a little later. Walk before breakfast breathing in the cooler air, seeing the which is being held during the month of April at the new Arizona Art Guild building on 7th Avenue and Union Hills. A nd if you are not in a rut? Come and participate in AWA activities anyway. Enjoy the feel of creativity shadows form as the sun grows in the Prospectuses were mailed the first of and of the creations of others. Your sky. Smile. Do something different. January; digital entries are due the first energy and enthusiasm may be just That rut can become an exciting hill of February. Michael Schlicting is the what is needed to help a struggling to climb as you put your brush into juror. This may be the impetus you artist up that hill of growing creativity the glistening paint and transfer a need to get out of the rut. and accomplishment. rainbow onto the white paper’s surface. Watch the color form and come alive. It is January. A re you ready for the sale of the century? AWA President Emeritus Sherry Kimmel is also the Chairperson I wish to thank all who prayed and thought of me during my recent surgery. I also thank all who helped T his month at the General Meeting, Nancy Maas will give a demonstration on watercolor for the National Show Fund Raiser. The National Show is a juried exhibition sponsored by AWA every two years by assuming my duties during my time of recovery. I especially thank Sherry Kimmel for her assistance. weaving. She will create rhythmic where artists nationwide are invited to movement and texture. This genre submit their works of watercolor art. Happy painting, will be a new and most interesting Diane AWA 2009-2010 Officers Executive Board Director at Large (Juror workshops) Honor Society * = voting board member Sue Hunter * 480-991-1634 Shirley Klein Kleppe 480-585-5699 President Co-Chair: OPEN Merchants Awards Diane Parnitzke* 623 386 2098 Director at Large (Sat. Workshops) Jeremy Jones 480 563 5916 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Johnson* 602-404-0507 Newsletter Editor-in-Chief Co-Chair: Carole Hillsbery 480-654-3248 Renee Hawk 480-247-8830 1st Vice President (Membership & Database) President Emeritus Newsletter Co-Editor OPEN* Sherry Kimmel* 602-439-6846 Liz Ramsey 480-747-7763 Co-Chair: Holly Leonhardt, (Directory) email@example.com 623 556 2226 Orientation and Mentor Committee 2nd Vice President (Membership Exhibitions) Committees Chair: Sherry Kimmel 602-439-1388 En Chuen Soo*/Mike Haidt 480-754-9339 Overhead Mirror Set-up at Meetings 50th Birthday Celebration Alex Pekala 623-412-1866 Co-Chair: Stan Kurth 623-334-9451 Chair: OPEN 3rd Vice President (Programs) Photographer for AWA events AZ Art Alliance Representative Karen Riehm 602-318-5387 OPEN* Harold Raap & Alex Pekala 602-971-1496 Recording Secretary Prospectus/Award certificates By-laws Council/Bylaws and Standing Rules Update Joy Horowitz 480-802-6695 OPEN* Committee Corresp. Secretary (Newsletter Distribution) Publicity -- Sam Morse 602-863-0538 Chair: Mickey Daniels 602-840-1388 Scholarship Committee Arlene Powers* 623-979-6950 Central Workshop Registrar Treasurer Chair: Betty Aboud 602-971-7264 OPEN Co-Chair: Dolly Maitzen 602 867 8155 Gayla Bonnell* 602-482-7308 Computer Corner (Web Site) Western Federation Society Delegate Scholarships/Special Events Raffle Jennie & Michael Johnson 602-942-3157 Susan Lobert 602-996-5716 Diane Kent* 602-938-3867 Exhibition Programs Alternate: OPEN Social Committee Karen Lemelson 602-548-1824 Joyce Parmely 623-931-9719 Director at Large (National Show Chair) Fun Table -- Dorothy Delahanty Sandy Camp* 623-535-9004 Student Membership Historian Chair: OPEN Co-Chair: OPEN Co-Chair: Peg Sample 623-536-7576 Kathleen Stuart 602-997-4538 PAGE 2 January 2010 Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org AWA is yours! PARTICIPATE! HAVE FUN! AWA is hosting a National Exhibition in 2010! This is a special show where art- Frank Webb has been selected as our juror. He 4. Workshop chair & co-Chair- ists from all over the nation are will be teaching a 1-day and a 3-day workshop. persons invited to enter paintings. Please volunteer and support your organization For more information for this important show. We need help in the fol- about the various jobs, please This exhibition is also one of the lowing areas: contact: ways we will be celebrating the 1. Merchant awards and grants Sandy Camp (623) 535-9004 50th birthday of AWA. 2. Catering and location for the awards cere- or Peg Sample (623) 536-7976 mony. Th e s how w ill be held at 3. Prospectus chairperson: will oversee the mail- We are in need of your as- ASU-WEST’s Fletcher Library ing of the prospectus, receiving of J-pegs from sistance to make the 2010 August 13 - October 30, 2010. artists, forwarding them to the juror, and notifi- AWA National Exhibition cation of accepted artists. a success! WORKSHOP REPORT - Dick Phillips DICK PHILLIPS but don’t make all the brush “A MASTER STORYTELLER!” marks the same, don’t nest too By Liz Ramsey many pictorial references at T hirty artists gathered, rather snug- ly, into the patio room of the Church of the Beatitudes on Saturday, the bottom of the paper, don’t put down shapes parallel to the sides of the paper, use a November 14th for a memorable variety in size, scale, color, workshop with Dick Phillips. Our edge and value. When giving anticipation was matched with a chal- In a simplified manner, Dick demonstrates the critique, Mr. Phillips harkened lenging 6 hours of creativity. concepts of Visual versus Abstract Logic. to the use of lights and color M r. Phillips’ workshop was “Finding A New Reality: to make the eye dance through passages in the painting. Representational Painting Based on Abstract Logic.” He said that he used graphite and just drew for the F or many of us the day’s teaching was filled with new and exciting ways to think first 6 years of his artistic endeavor. about our creative work. We “We need to become pattern expended a great deal of ener- gy and departed with renewed makers.........use fundamental ideas and a fresh vision of shapes that will tell a story.” Next, he demonstrates how using abstract logic our craft. Dick Phillips’ gen- defines the building shapes he wants to make. tle nature encouraged us and A s his art journey continued, he developed into more abstract foundation for a finished painting. He reality. Presently he tries to break-up urged the class to give the viewer of helped us to imbibe a distinct viewpoint of watercolor. the space on the paper with inter- their art work a new perspective. He esting shapes and said we should build a arresting colors. group of configurations This is what excites into a larger configura- him. Mr. Phillips tion that tells the viewer stated that we need a story. to become pattern makers. Our paint- S ome of the sage advice that Mr. Phillips gave was to ing should be fun- damental shapes develop linkage, leave that will tell a story plenty of whites, use as Demo: developing the large a brush as you can and serve as a strong abstract patterns grande finale of the meeting demo January 2010 Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org PAGE 3 FINANCIAL REPORT Assets: As of November 12, 2009 Wachovia Securities: AWA Account $ 10,092.71 Oman Bequest 6,614.20 Jochurnsen Bequest 6,761.78 Best SERVICE, Best SELECTION, Best PRICE WFWS l8,000.00 Sub-Total: 41,568.69 Chase Bank: Account: 14,698.75 TOTAL ASSETS $ 56,267.44 The late DEL DECIL of Prescott Valley bequeathed Arizona Watercolor Association $30,000 for scholarships. AWA sends a message of grateful appreciation to Del’s family. Del has a painting in the permanent collection of the Mayo Foundation and is listed in “Who’s Who in the West”. AAA: ARIZONA ART ALLIANCE Harold Raap is the AAA representative for AWA. Please contact Harold with any questions about membership, shows, etc. Call 602-971-1496. No Email please. DickBlick.com 800.828.4548 PLEASE SEND LIZ RAMSEY YOUR MEMBER NEWS! CATALOG • WEB • STORES Articles are due by the 1st of the month, to go into the following month’s newsletter. firstname.lastname@example.org MEMBER NEWS..... received a purchase award. She also ball star Larry Fitzgerald, Viking NEED A RIDE/SHARE A RIDE has a painting “Red Sky” juried into Jared Allen, and Boomer Grigsby NEED A RIDE TO THE AWA MEETINGS? the AAG 2009 winter exhibition at the sitting nearby. Shirley approached CAN YOU SHARE A RIDE TO THE AWA AAG building Dec. 11th - Jan 24th. Larry and introduced herself as a MEETINGS? Many of our members Cardinals Season Ticket holder. do not drive at night, others prefer STAN KURTH has launched a new After making friends by compar- to share a ride on the long drive. website, “Watermedia Cafe”, for wa- ing their sophisticated camera equip- Make a new friend and share a ride! termedia artists and enthusiasts every- ment, they found they were on the At each meeting, at the membership where. Registration is free and all reg- same flight to adjacent bush camps. table there will be a white notebook istered users get a free online gallery to The next day on safari, they arrived containing lists of cities. Please find display their work. The site includes a at the same group of animals to pho- your city/area, add your name and forum with numerous topics for learn- tograph. Shirley helped Larry with phone number. Then copy the names ing and sharing. Only registered users some technical camera issues by of others in your area and contact can access the forum. The web address offering to share the special “camera them to share a ride. Please encour- for Watermedia Cafe is: http://www. platform beanbag” that she invented age anyone you know to participate. watermediacafe.com for use on safari. This resulted in an KAY GROVER has relocated to SHIRLEY KLEIN KLEPPE: invitation to a bush barbeque dinner On Safari 2009 With Larry Fitzgerald. at Larry’s camp! Utah. If you’d like to contact her, you Shirley and husband, Steve, Shirley found the pro football will find her current e-mail address in booked a photo-safari at the Singita players and Larry to be very genu- your members directory. Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South ine, respectful and lots of fun. Larry ALICE PELCHAT had two paintings Africa this year. While awaiting their is a real gentleman: “Larry is the juried into “Vistas 09” at Church of flight in the Federal Air Private Charter Real Deal”. Now Larry is the proud the Beatitudes in Glendale. “Spanish lounge in Johannesburg, imagine their owner of one of Shirley’s inventions, Poppies” and “The Canyon,” which surprise to see Arizona Cardinals foot- “Lense On!” PAGE 4 January 2010 Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org Artist of the Month: JoEllen Layton “I AM JUST AN ORDINARY thinks how they would work in a “First Thursday Art Critique PAINTER WHO LOVES PAINTING painting or as a painting. She recently Group”. We invited a few more AND MY ASSOCIATION WITH said to a friend, “I don’t have a style, friends and today our group consists of OTHER PAINTERS.” I just paint.” Her friend replied, ”You twelve wonderful artists and friends. It absolutely have a style. You just is a wonderful learning experience and don’t have a favorite subject!” She incentive to continue to improve my enjoys painting everything including “ I don’t have a style, I just her grandchildren, but admits that paint.” To which her friend she has some diffi- culty with landscapes. replied.......“You absolutely JoEllen’s main media have a style. You just don’t is watercolor, but have a favorite subject!” she also occasionally F rom the time JoAnn was a little girl she was inter- ested in art, often spending paints in colored pen- cil, pastel, and oil. time drawing and coloring. A new box of crayons with all their little squared off W e asked JoEllen to describe her method of developing points and their signature fragrance a painting. “I usually don’t do a “ always brought her happiness. She preliminary value sketch. It depends excelled in art in school, and won on the subject if I do a detailed some awards in grade school. Then, sketch, a loose sketch or in junior high her pastel painting project an object on to was chosen to hang in a perma- paper. If I project a sub- nent collection in the local school. ject, I draw the subject She has a minor in art from Utah to get the proportions State University where she studied correct. Then I can be with Harrison Groutage and Everett as detailed or loose as Thorpe. Her parents I want with consistently encouraged the painting. her to develop her talent I like to paint art. in art. indoors in my studio which M any subjects cap- ture JoEllen’s I just finished in my home. I love it and should have done it sooner. Now it is I feel for- tunate to live in the attention and she notices the best room in the house Phoenix things around her and and I’m tempted to charge area where admission!! I also enjoy we have painting with friends and many well known artists with whom attending to associate and learn. My association work- with AWA has been rewarding. The shops.” energy in our group is contagious. AWA and our “First Thursday Group” Portrait A b o u t has given me the confidence to enter local and national shows. of Juror’s-award winning self portrait, “My Point of View”. She used a different approach C a r o l Orr eleven years ago four of us J oEllen generously volunteers her time to AWA, as National Show co- chair two years ago with Norbert Baird than the usual portrait. formed and Cheri Tanner, and currently assists t h e Diane Kent with the WFWS Show. January 2010 Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org PAGE 5 FEB R UARY’S W OR KS HOP wi l l f eature C a rol Orr, long ti m e AWA m e mber. Carol is a very experienced w a t e r c o l o r t e a cher special izing in shadows on figu r e s . Yo u w o n’t want to miss this workshop! SIGN UP FOR ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC WORKSHOPS 2009-2010 AWA MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOPS 2010 AWA JUROR WORKSHOPS HOURS: 9:00am to 3:00pm In NELSON HALL HOURS: 9 AM to 4 PM In the PATIO ROOM COST for all member workshops: $40 per workshop for AWA members, $50 for Non-AWA Members. SPRING JUROR WORKSHOPS ONLY A FEW Michael Schlicting ___Nancy Maas January 16, 2010 SEATS LEFT!! ___ 3-day Workshop: April 7, 8, 9, 2010 “Watercolor Weaving- Creating “INSPIRATION” Rhythmic Movement and Texture” Members $ 225 Non-Members $250 ___Carol Orr February 13, 2010 SIGN UP NOW “THE REFLECTIVE QUALITY OF SKIN TONES ___ 1-day Workshop: April 10, 2010 IN WATERCOLOR” “INSPIRATION” Members $ 75 Non-Members $90 ___Valerie Toliver March 13, 2010 SIGN UP NOW “Creating Vivid Illusions: The illusion is the art, the interpretation of the photograph.” website: www.michaelschlicting.com Meeting Demo March 11th: Creating Vivid Illusions QUESTIONS? FOR ALL MEMBERS WORKSHOPS Call Sue Hunter SEND REGISTRATION & PAYMENT TO email@example.com 480-991-1634 Kim Johnson FOR JUROR WORKSHOP, 3744 E. Joan de Arc SEND REGISTRATION & PAYMENT Phoenix, AZ 85032 Questions? call Kim: 602-404-0507 TO SUE HUNTER, 11001 N. 55th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 1. Please mark your selections & complete the form 2. Make your check out to AWA Re gist ra t io n 3. MAIL to KIM JOHNSON FOR MEMBER WORKSHOPS or MAIL TO SUE HUNTER FOR JUROR WORKSHOPS (Please put AWA in the subject line) Form PLEASE, SEND YOUR PAYMENT NOW, ALONG WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. Name _________________________________Member: ____Yes ____No Address______________________________________________________ City________________________________ State________ Zip_________ Phone (____)__________________E-MAIL:________________________ Amount Enclosed:$_________________ Check Numbers: #___________ Refund Policy: The student is to find a replacement & arrange reimbursement from that person. Ask KIM or SUE about a waiting list. There is a $10 service fee if you require a refund. PAGE 6 January 2010 Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR.org WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOPS!!! V A L E R I E What really drives my enthusiasm is see- T O L I V E R ing a student under- CREATING WILL TEACH VIVID stand how to make their work move with SATURDAY ILLUSIONS depth and drama.” WORKSHOP WITH You may have seen AT AWA IN WATER Ms. Toliver’s demos, COLOR classes and workshops MARCH! around the valley in various art stores, V alerie Toliver has been painting in transparent watercolors for seven years. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and colleges, and associa- tions such as Jerry’s Artarama, Art in Boston, Phoenix College and associ- She has a natural talent that was appar- technical writing at vocational schools ations such as PAG, PAL, SAL, and ent as soon as her brush touched paper. in Arizona. ALW. Currently, her work is being Her natural abilities come from an artis- tic heritage and her design experience in drafting and writing in the corporate V alerie states that she is a teacher, then an artist, because her true pur- pose in life is helping students under- displayed at West Valley National Bank, Curves on Central and was in the 2009Arizona State Fair. Valerie is world. Her instructional skills come stand the characteristics of painting a member of the Arizona Watercolor from teaching printed circuit design, water with color. She will tell you Association, Art League West, and architectural and mechanical drafting, “The art comes out naturally for me. Arizona Artist Guild. MICHAEL SCHLICTING - AWA’S SPRING SHOW JUROR TEACHES 2 WORKSHOPS IN APRIL W hen it comes to art, Michael Schlicting is out of touch with reality. What he is in touch with is the ing’s art a deeper level of meaning, and in the process, gained him national dis- tinction. visceral emotion that a scene evokes. Mood, feeling and universal longing are the subjects of his art rather than literal, I nspiration can come from an infinite variety of sources, unique as each person. You need to dig deep within physical realism. His multi-layered work yourself and be willing to take a leap is rooted in the abstract forms of nature. from complacency to examine what you Patterns of sand. Shapes of rocks. Color paint, and why you paint. harmonies of sky and clouds. In his im- ages, Schlicting vividly demonstrates it is not what you see that counts, but what you sense. It is this probing, intui- M ichael’s workshop stress the in- dividual development of the stu- dent. He stresses the creation of excit- value patterns from the student’s own reference materials, using tive exploration that has given Schlict- ing composition with strong design and monochromatic value studies and thumbnail sketches. Learn to break a subject down into shape, form, color and value to create a meaningful composition. T ransparent watercolor, gouache, as well as col- ored pencils and crayons will all be explored. January 2010 Issue AWA Newsletter www.WATERCOLOR. PAGE 7 ARIZONA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION NEWS P.O. Box 2766 Scottsdale, AZ 85257 Web Site: www.watercolor.org • e-mail: AWA@watercolor.org COME TO THE JANUARY MEETING! SEE SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING! AWA mem- ber Nancy Maas will demo her method of “Watercolor Weaving” as a prelude to General Meetings Church of the Beatitudes 2nd Thursday of each month her Saturday January 16th Member’s 555 W. Glendale Avenue Sept. thru May Workshop: “ W at e r c o l o r W e av i n g Phoenix, AZ corner of 7th Avenue Fun Table 7:00pm ~ C r e at i n G R h y t h m i c #602-264-1221 Meeting 7:30pm-9:30pm Movement and Te xture” meet in Nelson Hall Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13 AWA Website www.watercolor.org Watch our site for calendar news, show information and now, you will find our archive of newsletters too! 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