2th Annual Aqua Areas Art Show
The Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO) is hosting their 22th annual “Aqua Areas” art show at Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, California, for ten days from September 9th – 18th, 2016.
“This is the largest watercolor and
water media showcase in the North Bay.”
Exhibiting consistently high quality art, this long-running show has developed a faithful following of art lovers. This impressive juried and judged show is a display of some of the best watercolor and water media paintings in our area. This popular show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Live watercolor demonstrations will take place Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
Watercolor Portrait Demonstration for Art Groups
I will be demonstrating how to paint in watercolor on the synthetic paper surface called “Tyvek.” Tyvek has an interesting texture. It looks somewhat like a rice paper has been imbedded in the material, but it has a very smooth surface, similar to (but different from) Yupo.
I will be using liquid Hydrus watercolors from Dr. P.H. Martins. I draw the image on the surface very quickly in an unusual way. Because of the surface, different techniques and materials will be shown.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1942, Myrna was already demonstrating an unusual ability and interest in art as early as five years old. Her passion for color and for portraiture and figurative work have been ongoing themes since childhood. She studied with world-renowned portrait artist Frank Szaz as a teenager and learned to paint in oils in the Old Master‟s technique.
Monthly programs consists of demonstrations and lectures by well known and respected watercolor artists. See our 2016 meeting calendar at http://wascoart.org/wasco-events/
Meetings are free for members, $5 for guests and WASCO newsletter members. They are held on the second Thursday of every month from 1-3 PM at the
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA
The organization consists of mostly local watercolor artists but is open to anyone wishing to become a member regardless of painting media or aptitude. The membership consists of those who have paid their current yearly dues. Dues are renewed each year in January
WASCO offers two membership levels and the ability to receive our monthly newsletter, depending on your interest in participating:
Volunteer Member – Dues: $45/year
These persons are volunteering members who work on committees, the Board of Directors, the Circuit, and/or shows and exhibits. They are required to work one shift (3-4 hrs) at annual Aqua Areas Show. These members receive full benefits from WASCO.
Honorary Member – Dues: $65/year
Honorary members receive the same full benefits as voluntary members, but are not required to volunteer except when participating in a show.
Newsletter Recipient – Dues: $25/year
Newsletter recipients receive limited club benefits. They receive the newsletter. They are welcome to attend meetings, but must pay the $5 guest fee. They cannot be on the circuit, nor can they exhibit with WASCO. For “open shows”, they must pay the same fee as non-members.
If joining (for the first time) after July 1 of each year, pay only half the annual dues $33, $23, $12.50. You will then pay full dues in January of next year.