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    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 16940 York, Rd. Monkton, Md. 21111
    • 17

    Hereford Branch Baltimore County Library

    16940 York Rd.

    Monkton, MD 21111 

    will host an Exhibit for 

    BWS Signature Members 

      Monday, October 17, 2022 - Saturday, December 17, 2022

     Two Paintings Per Artist will be allowed

    (The registration will close when the number of paintings reaches 100, or the registration deadline is met, which ever comes first)

    Registration opens August 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 1, 2022 

    Registration fee: $10.00

    BWS now has multiple drop-off and pick-up locations and times for this exhibit. 

    Those living in the Baltimore area and points north may drop off paintings with Diane Gibson

    dianegibson1@comcast.net 410-476-1636

    Those living in Western Montgomery, Frederick, Washington county and points west of D.C. may contact Janet Arsenault at: mountainwatercolor@gmail.com 410-713-0248

    Those Living in Southern Montgomery County, Northern Virginia may contact Angela Lacy (note for painting drop off only, she can not deliver your painting back to her home): alacy1130@gmail.com 240-447-5356

    Those living in Northern Montgomery, Howard, Carol and Eastern Frederick counties may contact David Drown at davdrown@comcast.net or phone # 410-971-9769

    Those living in the Annapolis area may contact 

    Kathy Gardiner at:

    410-991-1183  kathyrgardiner@gmail.com

    Please note that your membership in BWS must be current in order to register for this show.

    No refunds (except in the case of the event being cancelled for weather or other reason.)

    Deadline for entries: Saturday October 1, 2022 or until the exhibit is full, whichever comes first.

    Drop Off Date: Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 9:30am-10:30am or as arranged with alternate location and time

    Reception Saturday, October 22, 2022 2:30-4:30

    If you are planning on attending the opening, would you be interested in helping out by bringing food or drinks? if so, please contact Karen Schuster at Karenshuster@verizon.net

    Pick up: Saturday,  December 17, 2022  9:30am-10:30am or as arranged at alternate  location and time

     10%  BWS commission on all sales


    Please read the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits.

    If you prefer to pay by check, write the check to BWS and mail it to David Drown at 9752 Gudel Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21042

    For any questions contact David Drown

    Email: davdrown@comcast.net

    • 10 Jan 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 179
    Register

    Free Demonstration 
    Watercolor Reimaged
    with Liz Walker
    Tuesday January 10th 2023
    from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    on Zoom

    Member Registration Opens November 10th 2022 .........10:00 a.m.


    Member Fee:$0


    For online registration, visit: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.


    Not a Member? Consider joining.

    Associate Membership $30/year

     



    BWS has a limited zoom capacity that can be expanded if we know to expect more participants. All registered participants will be sent the Zoom link before the demonstration.

    Participants will have access to the video for 30 Days.


    Watercolor Reimagined

    Baltimore Watercolor Society ZOOM Meeting

    Demo by Oregon artist Liz Walker, NWS, NWWS


    Liz Walker has been creating watercolor and acrylic paintings for over 20 years. She is a sought-after instructor who paints every day and has developed innovative ways of transforming old paintings into brand-new works of art that have appeared in many national exhibitions.


    In her demo, Liz will show you how to treat papers with matte medium, creating texture and pattern and demonstrate how she applies watercolor and gouache to this unique surface. There will be a discussion of winning color combinations, and an informative slideshow led by this award-winning instructor.


    Liz uses familiar watercolor pigments and papers in a new way. Her use of acrylic matte medium creates a new painting surface from which color can be lifted out and reapplied without creating “mud”. It adds to and enhances traditional watercolor pigments, creating texture and areas of visual interest in paintings.









    Artist Liz Walker

    Liz Walker, who creates award-winning paintings in her home studio in the Portland, Oregon area has been painting and teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Abstracted figures that convey a sense of “story” are her favorite subject matter, and she produces hundreds of paintings each year.

    She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited in regional and national juried shows, and in 2020 she received First Place in the 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibit for her black and white painting “Upon Closer Inspection”.

    Her paintings have been published in several North Light publications, including Watercolor Magazine and Artists Magazine. She is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the International Society of Experimental Artists


    Website: www.lizwalkerart.com


    Visit her website www.lizwalkerart.com for information about upcoming workshops and to see more of her art,

    Be on the look out for a 2 day program with Liz offered by BWS  in February. 


    For online registration, visit: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.

    • 10 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join waitlist


    Watercolor Reimagined

    with

    Liz Walker

    February 10th-11th, 2023

    This is a ZOOM PROGRAM


    Registration: 

    Members: 

    When: November 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EST

    Members Cost: $100

    Non-Members: 

    When: November 24, 2022, 10:00 a.m. EST 

    Non-Member Cost: $135

    Not a member? 

    Consider becoming an Associate Member for $30/year


    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.

    Registration Deadline:  

    February 3rd, 2023, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

    BWS is pleased to present a 2 day Program with Artist Liz Walker.





    Artist Liz Walker

    Liz Walker, who creates award-winning paintings in her home studio in the Portland, Oregon area has been painting and teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Abstracted figures that convey a sense of “story” are her favorite subject matter, and she produces hundreds of paintings each year.

    She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited in regional and national juried shows, and in 2020 she received First Place in the 47th Annual Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibit for her black and white painting “Upon Closer Inspection”.

    Her paintings have been published in several North Light publications, including Watercolor Magazine and Artists Magazine. She is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the International Society of Experimental Artists


    Visit her website www.lizwalkerart.com for information about Liz and to see more of her art,



    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE:

    All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)

    All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium. 


    Watercolor Reimagined

    Two Day Program (Feb 10-11 2023) 10am-4pm EST


    Use your familiar watercolor pigments and papers in a new way! By using acrylic matte medium, our watercolor paintings can soar to new heights. This medium allows us to create a new painting surface from which we can easily lift out color and put new color down in its place (without creating “mud”). It adds to and enhances your traditional watercolor pigments, creating texture and areas of visual interest in your paintings. This is a great way to combine acrylic techniques with your watercolors without having to purchase all new paints and papers. (Since we are covering papers with matte medium, you can even use inexpensive brands of watercolor paper!).



    Class Structure

    Class time will consist of demos of techniques and lots of time for students to paint. I will offer subject matter ideas and quick demos to illustration lessons, but everyone is free to use their own subject matter.


    Day One: Preparing Papers and Painting Exercises


    1: Discussion of materials and hands on preparation: pre-treating papers with matte medium and/or gesso


    • Demo of how to apply matte medium to clean wc paper (and pre-painted wc paper)

    • Smooth” method and “random” method (stamping/stenciling the matte medium)


    2: Slideshow (step by step/progress images of paintings)


    While our wet papers are drying, we’ll do this exercise:


    Blind Contour Drawing (from Sidewalk Crack photos)


    • Draw with black Stabilo Pencils; then seal the pencil lines with matte medium

    • Find (or impose) subject matter (or abstracted shapes)

    • Use a combination of transparent & opaque acrylics to create value and contrast between shapes


    3: Demo: how to plan/draw/paint in watercolor on treated papers

    • Using caran d’ache crayon to draw on treated papers

    • Wipe out color/add texture

    • Discussion of opaques vs transparent


    DAY Two: Repurposing Old Watercolor Paintings – Imposing Brand New Subject Matter


    Slideshow (before and after images of repurposed paintings)


    Demo: How to repurpose an old watercolor painting


    • Use linework to restructure the composition

    • Draw new subject matter on top (abstract and/or representational)

    • Lift out/isolate areas that aren’t working (using a wet sponge or brush)

    • Use gouache or opaque watercolors to cover areas


    With helpful techniques from the instructor, students will repurpose one or two of their old watercolor paintings (quarter sheet size is recommended).







    SUPPLIES LIST AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS


    You can retrieve the Supply List here.

    We recommend you cover your workspace with a plastic tablecloth. 


    WORKSHOP PRICE
    • The price for the workshop is $100.00 for BWS members (Signature Artists and Associates) and $135.00 for non-BWS members.  This price includes 12 hours of instruction (minus lunch and brief breaks). The cost to become an associate member is $30.
    • The class size is limited to 20 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.
    • Due to the high demand for workshops, all registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.
    • Please pay online if possible; The payment system allows the use of your Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Dana Kleinsteuber at the address below. Please enter the name of the workshop on your check.
    • Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.


    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:
    www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events. 

    Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can register on the waiting list.


    WAITING LIST


    • BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time .
    • You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled.
    • You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.


    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

    • BWS makes decisions and incurs fixed costs based on the number of initial registrants. Cancellations can affect these costs even if there is a waiting list. In addition, cancellations incur processing fees and other costs paid by BWS as well as requiring extra time and organizational effort. Refunds for extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the event coordinator.

    •  From registration date to 60 days prior to the event = 90% refund

    •  59 days to 21days prior = 75% refund 

    •  20 days to 8 days prior = 50% refund 

    •  7 days = no refund

    • Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to Dana Kleinsteuber (BWS Program Chair) at kleinstk@verizon.net

    LOCATION

    This is a ZOOM workshop

    WORKSHOP HOURS

     Instruction will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST both days.  

    Expect a break for lunch and other short breaks as needed by the instructor.

    Payments are preferred on line, but if you send a check, please have it made out to BWS and reference Liz Walker Workshop to:

    Dana Kleinsteuber BWS Program Chair
    4018 Twilight Grove Ct.
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

Past events

29 Oct 2022 October 2022 Signature Artist Jurying
20 Oct 2022 Free Pouring Demonstration with Leslie Lambert
11 Oct 2022 Exploring Watercolor with David Daniels
14 Sep 2022 Texture and More in Transparent Watercolor with Gwen Bragg
09 Jun 2022 An Evening Demo with Kathleen Giles "Create Dynamic Values"
07 Jun 2022 Create Dynamic Values by Kathleen S. Giles
19 May 2022 BWS Annual Member Gathering - Luncheon & Plein Air
21 Mar 2022 ZOOM: "Perspective Drawing Is Easy" with Tim Saternow
10 Feb 2022 Rescheduled - BWS Exhibit for Associate Members at the Slayton House Gallery
09 Feb 2022 March 2022 Signature Artist Jurying
28 Oct 2021 An Evening with Keiko Tanabe
22 Oct 2021 Signature Member Exhibition at McBride Gallery
05 Oct 2021 101 Glazes of Transparent Watercolor with Janet Belich
09 Aug 2021 Signature Member Exhibit at Carroll County Arts Council
09 Aug 2021 VIRTUAL: "Watercolor on Aquabord™ - Landscapes" with A Rimpo
27 Jun 2021 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition and Reception & Awards Presentation
21 Jun 2021 VIRTUAL: "Daring Color" with Anne Abgott
12 Jun 2021 2021 ONLINE MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
07 Jun 2021 VIRTUAL: "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy #3
27 May 2021 2021 BWS Online Member Meeting with Speaker and Demo
12 May 2021 VIRTUAL: "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy #2
03 May 2021 VIRTUAL: "Watercolor on Aquabord" with A Rimpo
12 Apr 2021 VIRTUAL: Brienne Brown "Dynamic Watercolors" Bringing the Everyday to Life
11 Feb 2021 March 2021 Signature Artist Jurying
16 Jan 2021 Signature Members Exhibit at Strathmore Mansion Gallery and Online
03 Oct 2020 Signature Members Exhibit at Delaplaine Gallery
01 Sep 2020 October 29, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
01 Jul 2020 ONLINE 2020 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
28 May 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 BWS Annual Dinner
10 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - BWS NY Bus Trip to AWS Show- 2020
04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Color Theory Made Clear with Glen Kessler
07 Mar 2020 March 7, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
11 Nov 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera #2
23 Oct 2019 An Evening with Janet Rogers
22 Oct 2019 “Watercolor Impressions – From Flowers to Figures” with Janet Rogers
14 Oct 2019 "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy
05 Oct 2019 October 5, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
28 Sep 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera
25 Sep 2019 Learn about how DANIEL SMITH watercolor paint is developed from minerals
01 Jul 2019 PLEIN AIR EXHIBIT AT IRVINE NATURE CENTER
12 Jun 2019 Plein Air Painting with Diane Gibson at Cromwell Valley Park
08 Jun 2019 2019 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
05 Jun 2019 An Evening with David Lobenberg "California Vibe"
04 Jun 2019 David Lobenberg's "California Vibe"
01 May 2019 2019 BWS Annual Dinner
27 Apr 2019 Peer Critique
09 Apr 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
13 Mar 2019 An Evening with Pam Wenger "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
12 Mar 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
02 Mar 2019 March 2, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
17 Jan 2019 Exhibit at Hoffberger Gallery for Signature Artists
30 Oct 2018 An Evening with Matthew Bird 'Painting the Figure'
30 Oct 2018 Painting the Figure in Watercolor with Matthew Bird
27 Oct 2018 "Learn to create a nighttime landscape with A Rimpo"
24 Oct 2018 Associate and Signature Member Exhibit at Quiet Waters Gallery
06 Oct 2018 October 6, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
02 Oct 2018 Plein Air with Carolyn Councell
12 Sep 2018 An Evening with John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
10 Sep 2018 John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
21 Jul 2018 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens for Signature Artists
09 Jun 2018 2018 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
06 Jun 2018 An Evening with Kathleen Conover "Chaos to Order"
05 Jun 2018 Kathleen Conover's "Chaos to Order"
16 May 2018 'Capturing the Light' An Evening with Lynn Ferris
15 May 2018 Lynn Ferris 'Capturing the Light'
09 May 2018 2018 BWS Annual Dinner
05 May 2018 'After the Painting is finished' with Matthew Bird
17 Apr 2018 AWS show in NY bus trip - 2018
07 Apr 2018 'Watercolor Portrait Sketching' with Pam Wenger
29 Mar 2018 Exhibit at Slayton House for Signature Artists
10 Mar 2018 March 10, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
15 Nov 2017 An Evening with Michael Reardon
14 Nov 2017 Michael Reardon's Painting Light and Color in Land- and Cityscapes in a 4-Day Workshop
11 Nov 2017 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
17 Oct 2017 How to apply to Galleries
07 Oct 2017 Energize your Plein Air Paintings with Diane Gibson
04 Oct 2017 BWS Exhibit for Associate and Signature Members at the Howard County Department of Education Central Office Gallery
30 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by A Rimpo
29 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by A Rimpo
23 Sep 2017 September 23, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
19 Sep 2017 An Evening with Hillary Parker
18 Sep 2017 Botanical watercolors with Hillary Parker
28 Aug 2017 Art League of Ocean City Signature Member's Show
17 Jun 2017 2017 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
14 Jun 2017 An Evening with Frank Eber
13 Jun 2017 Frank Eber's 'Atmospheric Watercolors', an Approach to Luminous Watercolors: 4-day workshop
03 May 2017 2017 BWS Annual Dinner
29 Apr 2017 Loosen Up Your Paintings and/or Your Figure Scape Paintings by Lois Wolford
26 Apr 2017 An Evening with E. B. Lewis
25 Apr 2017 E. B. Lewis 3-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
14 Apr 2017 AWS show in NY bus trip
25 Mar 2017 "Water and Reflections Made Easy!" with Annie Strack
04 Mar 2017 March 4, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
01 Mar 2017 North Oaks Center Exhibit
05 Nov 2016 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
26 Oct 2016 An Evening with Iain Stewart
25 Oct 2016 Iain Stewart 4-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
22 Oct 2016 Sumi-e painting with Joan Lok
01 Oct 2016 October 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
24 Sep 2016 Negative Flower Painting with Stacy Lund Levy
02 Sep 2016 "The Value of Three" Exhibit at Howard County Arts Center Exhibit
06 Aug 2016 The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Exhibit
18 Jun 2016 Northern Baltimore County Plein Air Event with Diane Gibson
09 Jun 2016 2016 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
08 Jun 2016 An Evening with Joyce Hicks
07 Jun 2016 Joyce Hicks 4-Day Landscape Painting Workshop
14 May 2016 Inspirational Color in the Landscape
11 May 2016 2016 BWS Annual Dinner
07 May 2016 Painting the Figure with the Rivulet and Lifting Technique
23 Apr 2016 The Art of Business
11 Apr 2016 Soon Young Warren 4-Day Still Life Workshop
08 Apr 2016 AWS show in NY bus trip
12 Mar 2016 March 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
03 Mar 2016 The Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
20 Jan 2016 An Evening with Michael Holter
19 Jan 2016 Michael Holter 4-Day Portrait & Figure Workshop
10 Jan 2016 Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Exhibition
14 Nov 2015 Portraiture in Watercolor at HCAC with Joanna Barnum
29 Oct 2015 Exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House - Register by Oct 22, 2015
20 Oct 2015 An Evening with Laurie Goldstein-Warren
19 Oct 2015 Laurie Goldstein-Warren 4-Day Workshop
17 Oct 2015 October 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
10 Oct 2015 Landscape Painting with Mark Hiles
19 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Baltimore Co with Fritz Briggs
05 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Northern Baltimore Co with Marshall Kinsley
26 Aug 2015 2015 "Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors" at The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park
03 Jun 2015 An Evening with Mark Mehaffey
03 Jun 2015 2015 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
02 Jun 2015 Mark Mehaffey 4-Day Workshop
09 May 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Ellicott City with Joyce Bell
06 May 2015 2015 BWS Annual Dinner
28 Apr 2015 An Evening with Ted Nuttall
27 Apr 2015 Ted Nuttall 4-Day Workshop
10 Apr 2015 AWS show in NY bus trip
28 Mar 2015 Luminous Portraits with Joanna Barnum-a Saturday one-day workshop
07 Mar 2015 March 7, 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
13 Nov 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Instructor Survey
25 Oct 2014 October 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
26 Aug 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Interest Survey
09 Aug 2014 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens
16 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #2
15 Jun 2014 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
10 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #1
14 May 2014 2014 BWS Annual Dinner
28 Apr 2014 Ocean City Art League
27 Apr 2014 The Gallery at Liriodendron
07 Apr 2014 AWS show in NY bus trip
27 Mar 2014 Stewart White Plein Air Workshop
25 Mar 2014 An Evening with Stewart White
08 Mar 2014 March 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
16 Nov 2013 Critique Day for Associate Members
14 Oct 2013 Nancy Barch Multimedia Workshop
12 Oct 2013 October 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
22 Sep 2013 Towson Art Collective Exhibition
29 Jun 2013 (Cancelled) FAQ about Art as a Business -a Saturday one-day workshop
10 Jun 2013 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
03 Jun 2013 June PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP
29 May 2013 PAUL JACKSON EVENING DEMO
28 May 2013 May PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP
15 May 2013 2013 BWS Annual Dinner
01 May 2013 BlackRock Center for the Arts Exhibit
12 Apr 2013 AWS show in NY bus trip
16 Mar 2013 Introduction to Sumi-e Painting with Joan Lok: a weekend BWS workshop
04 Mar 2013 Columbia Art Center Exhibit
02 Mar 2013 March 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
19 Jan 2013 Characteristics of Your Watercolor Paints--a Saturday one-day workshop
28 Oct 2012 Village of Friendship Heights
21 Oct 2012 October 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
29 Aug 2012 An Evening with Frank Webb
29 Aug 2012 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
28 Aug 2012 Frank Webb Watercolor Workshop : "Watercolor Energies and Composition"
06 Jun 2012 2012 BWS Annual Dinner
19 May 2012 David Daniels Workshop
21 Apr 2012 Photograph and Edit Your Artwork with Nicholas Simmons
10 Apr 2012 AWS Show Bus Trip 2012
03 Mar 2012 March 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
01 Feb 2012 Delaplaine art center
02 Dec 2011 WSSC 2011

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