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This bulletin board is intended to provide brief notices of interest to members and about members concerning watercolor painting events, demonstrations, workshops, talks, etc.  Notices must be submitted in a form that can be easily posted (plain text or the body of a normal email - no HTML). Notices must be of reasonable length. We reserve the right to edit or disregard submissions that don't adhere to these guidelines.  Postings will have a limited life of 6 months on the board after which they will be removed.  Images may be submitted and will be included if possible.  Notices may include references or links to obtain further information.  Being posted on this board does not imply endorsement of any kind by NEWS.


NEWS Events


  • New England Regional Juried Exhibition - Newport RI, May 2017 (see the Shows page for details)
  • Kathleen Conover Demo & Workshop - paired with the 2017 Regional Show: Demo, May 19th, 1-3pm; Workshop, May 20-22. See the Workshops page for details.

Plein air location

NEW THIS YEAR!

Watercolor Wednesdays

PLEIN AIR PAINTING FOR SIGNATURE AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

NEWS is offering the opportunity for fellowship painting in the fresh air, and at some welcoming, scenic locations - this will be just "plein" fun, no instruction – to sharpen your skills and share your works.  There could be an optional group critique at the end of the day. Parking & Facilities are all available at the exciting places that have been arranged with NEWS.

Download the Watercolor Wednesdays flyer

Please email Signature Member Frank Costantino, who will serve as a coordinator, by the Monday prior to the dates below.  To let him know you will be there and for further information - frankmc@fmcostantino.com; www.fmcostantino.com/gallery. Signature Member Julie Blanchard will be welcoming all NEWS members and local artists to the locations.

Schedule (9:30am-4pm):

May 3Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA - arboretum.harvard.edu
(Let us know by May 1st)

June 8 - Cliff Walk, Newport, RI - cliffwalk.com
NOTE: this is a Thursday in conjunction with 2019 NEWS Regional at Newport Art Museum opening reception, 5-7pm.
(Let us know by June 5th)

July 12 - Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA - zoonewengland.org/franklin-park-zoo
free entry for NEWS artists
(Let us know by July 10th)

August 9 - Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth, MA - plimoth.org
free entry for NEWS artists
(Let us know by August 7th)

September 6 - Marginal Way, Ogunquit, ME -
newengland.com/today/travel/maine/ogunquit/marginal-way-ogunquit-maine/       
(Let us know by Sept 4th)

October 4 - Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth, NH - strawberybanke.org
free entry for NEWS artists
(Let us know by October 2nd)

November 5th - December 10 - Plein Air Exhibit - Plymouth Center for the Arts Exhibit -
Plymouth, MA - plymouthguild.org
details to follow

Download the Watercolor Wednesdays flyer


NEWS Member Postings


Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond - Cape Ann Museum: An American Art Museum

An exhibition of early oils and later acrylic paintings by late long-time NEWS member Charles Movalli will be on display at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester from March 4 to May 21, 2017. The public is welcome to a free reception Saturday, March 4, 3-5pm. The show is free and open to the public.


Loring W. Coleman: Living and Painting in a Changing New England, An Autobiography

Loring W. Coleman, NA, AWS, 50-year NEWS member, plein air painter and one of New England's leading realists, shares his lifetime of art through a recounting of amusing and intriguing experiences as a student and teacher. The book features thirty anecdotal essays showcasing his paintings from the 1950s through the early 21st century. Published by Hard Press Editions.

*Loring Coleman died peacefully in his sleep on July 7, 2015 at the age of 97. He will be missed.


Postings by Non-Members

Cape Cod Watercolor Workshop
with Tom Hoffmann
Author of Watercolor Painting, a Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium
Wed–Sat, June 21- 24, 2017           Tuition: $440
The Cape is renowned for its unique light, and justly so, but it's what the light falls on that really fascinates me. The dunes at Sandy Neck, the wetlands in Yarmouthport, 300 years of architecture, both humble and grand, and the maritime traditions of fishing and boat-building all make it a terrific place to paint.

  • Practice and refine your plein air painting skills
  • Learn to ask the essential questions that focus your awareness
  • Daily demonstrations, guided paintings and extensive individual attention

For more information contact Tom
tom@hoffmannwatercolors.com


Workshop/Retreat at Georgia O'Keefe's New Mexico Ranch

You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 10th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM  1-7 October 2017.  Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, ink, incorporating text and mixed media work with options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, and create. Lodging and meals included at Ghost Ranch property. The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted from the local, magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour.  Space is limited to 16 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! The workshop fee is $550. Room and board at the Ranch are not included and are their rates—which has recently been redesigned to provide the ultimate discount for those sharing a room, so bring a friend! Unclaimed rooms will be released 25 August. Currently there are 12 spaces left!

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Last year each participant received $300+ in art merchandise in their welcome bag…and door prizes exceeded $800!

More details:  www.darlabostick.com, Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660 or Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

 


Watercolorist Lian Quan Zhen to Return to Moultonboro, NH
for Seventh Consecutive Summer Workshop

After six consecutive "sold out" workshops, renowned watercolorist, Lian Quan Zhen has agreed to return to Moultonboro next July 31 through August 3, 2017. Born in Canton, China, Zhen immigrated to the United States in 1985 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, then a Masters degree in Architecture from MIT. His artistic output has been prolific. His work is exhibited in galleries, private collections, and museums throughout the world, and he has authored five books which feature his work and explore watercolor techniques. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the 1997 and 1998 International Animal Arts.

His work is infused with undeniable Asian influence so western artists uniformly find his techniques to be new to them. Despite his credentials and notoriety, his workshops are friendly to artists of all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. This past summer's workshop, for the first time, emphasized western watercolor techniques exclusively, a change in course format that proved to be hugely successful, attendees exhilarated by the extra time that it gave them to explore and perfect a single artistic style.

The Suissevale Association clubhouse will serve as headquarters for the event, a spacious, well lit, conveniently located site. Replete with usable kitchen space and a welcoming administrative staff, the venue has proven to be very popular with course attendees. Course organizer and regionally known artist, Estelle Smith notes that,"Lian's immense skills and his friendly personal warmth make for a magical week for our attendees!"

For course info: estellesmith@roadrunner.com or 603-630-2167


David Welch in his studio

Watercolors in the Vineyards

A Painting Workshop in the Burgundy Countryside with New Mexico artists David and Cindy Wister-Welch - June 20 to 28, 2017.

Early Bird Special: $3,690 for guests who register by November 1, 2016. (Price after November 1st is $3,990)

Have you ever dreamed of painting in the French countryside? Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an advanced artist, this is your opportunity to make that dream a reality. Highlights of this excursion will include plein air and still life painting under expert guidance, as well as numerous opportunities to experience the bountiful food, wine, culture and history that this special region - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - has to offer. Spend eight nights in beautiful townhouse apartment accommodations in Pommard - one of the most famous wine villages in Burgundy. Includes most meals and private transportation from the Dijon train station. (Airfare not included.)

Workshop Focus
The workshop will focus largely on the landscape, working from the beautiful rolling hillsides of the Côte d'Or and the charming village of Pommard, with opportunities to paint in the vineyards as well as in the village. Fundamental issues of observation, compositional organization, and perspective will be addressed, getting at how to focus and frame an effective composition, especially when surrounded by a landscape of enormous scope. Watercolor techniques will be explored, balancing control with spontaneity. Managing color relationships and harmonies will also be a key component in the week's work. We will crown our unique experience with a mini exhibition to foster French-American friendship and share with the residents of the village both the process and the results of our work, painting in and around these world-renowned vineyards.

Additional Details
Pricing is based on double occupancy with private bathroom – Single supplement is $350 per person. Ask us about special pricing for families and friends willing to share a bathroom between two bedrooms. Limited to eight artists. Artists of all experience levels are welcome. Additionally, we will take pleasure in working with non-painting companions to create a parallel itinerary for sightseeing and other experiences for those times when the artists are working.

David and Cindy are highly-experienced teachers who take delight in tailoring instruction to address the needs of artists of different styles and levels of experience. Carolyn Thompson, owner of Your Key to Burgundy, and part-time Pommard resident, will serve as the group's cultural interpreter.

For a full itinerary contact us at info@yourkeytoburgundy.com
Visit our website at http://www.yourkeytoburgundy.com/
Learn more about David Welch and his work at http://davidwelchart.com/
Learn more about Cindy Wister at http://www.cynthiawister.com/


CALL FOR ARTISTS!
Mass General Hospital Cancer Centers

Mass General Hospital Cancer Centers (Boston- Yawkey, Danvers and Concord) is always looking for artists for rotating art shows in their waiting rooms.  The artwork enhances the environment of care and is greatly appreciated by patients, families, and staff.  

Information on submitting can be found on our website (see below) Note: you may also email your submission to illuminations@partners.org or Btherkelsen@mgh.harvard.edu .

http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/illuminations/illuminations.aspx

Artists who show here generally tell us how much they enjoy the experience!  However, it is important for artists to understand that the mission of our program is to contribute to the healing environment of the hospital so it is not a direct sales environment  Artists who show with us gain general exposure, a nice credential for their resume, and a sense of doing good with their art.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance and for their own drop off and pick up.  Please feel free to contact Bev Therkelsen with any questions: btherkelsen@mgh.harvard.edu .  We hope to hear from you!


Invitation to exhibit

Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH is pleased to announced the opening of a new, atrium style gallery. Artists interested in showing their work may contact Annette Cohen at 603-427-7665, or write to acohen@ccsnh.edu.


If your organization is sponsoring a show or workshop that might be of interest to our members, please email us the details. This bulletin board is intended to provide brief notices of interest to members and about members concerning watercolor painting events, demonstrations, workshops, talks, etc.  Notices must be submitted in a form that can be easily posted (plain text or the body of a normal email - no HTML). Notices must be of reasonable length. We reserve the right to edit or disregard submissions that don't adhere to these guidelines.  Postings will have a limited life of 6 months on the board after which they will be removed.  Images may be submitted and will be included if possible.  Notices may include references or links to obtain further information.  Being posted on this board does not imply endorsement of any kind by NEWS.