22th 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.
While the public is viewing our juried art show, they can also participate in our raffle of several donated pieces of art. The proceeds of this raffle go toward our annual SRJC art scholarship award.
The opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, September 11th from 4-5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
For further information contact
WASCO Aqua Areas Show Chairperson
Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County
Post Office Box 269
Windsor, CA 95492
Our Last Meeting
Susan started this work of art at the April 14 WASCO meeting. She builds her creations with layers of watercolor and fiber art papers. She glues the white fiber art papers down with Hodge Podge and uses watercolors over them to create beautiful textures. See more of her finished pieces at the Main Street Gallery in Sebastopol.
Our May 12 Meeting
Charlotte Huntley has been an avid California artist since she scribbled on the walls. She learned to control these urges with a formal education at Scripps College, Chouinard School of Art, and the Los Angeles County Art Institute. This imaginative Watercolor Artist has had over 450 paintings accepted in National Juried Art Exhibitions in 44 states, also Canada and Puerto Rico. Her paintings hang on five Continents. She is a Signature Member of 34 Art Societies. Charlotte has proven to be a popular Demonstrator, knowledgeable Juror, inspiring Workshop Instructor, and an Award-winning Author.
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.