Welcome to WASCO

poster contest winner

 

 
Poster contest winner by Phyllis Horn, for our Montgomery Village Show

Our Next Meeting, July 13

Demo by Manette Fairmont

Manette Fairmont image

My selection of subject matter is inspired by landscape shapes distinctive to Sonoma Valley: natural objects such as weathered old oaks, unique rock formations, or man made vineyard patterns. I paint quite often outdoors to stimulate an emotional response. I am intrigued by the complexity of gray values that exists within the Valley as well as the clarity of the luminous lights. Furthermore, I also wish to establish in my paintings a sense of movement by emphasizing various speeds of circular forms. An awareness of abstract design through conceptual ideas permeate my work. I love the interlocking relationship that can exist between pattern and shape.

AlSO…Bring in your art

Each year WASCO encourages all members to submit a piece of their watercolor artwork for consideration in advertising our Montgomery Village shows. Size MUST BE 11” x 14”, either horizontal or vertical – UNFRAMED AND WITHOUT A MAT. Please bring your entry to the July 13th meeting where 2 winners will be chosen to represent WASCO’s October 2017 and May 2018 Montgomery Village shows. Contact Susan Berg for questions
(707-479-6185).

WASCO Meetings

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 imageLuther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA
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Membership

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.

To become a WASCO member, click below.
Membership Link

3 comments

  1. dave broad says:

    Superb! Thank you.

  2. Cynthia D. Ward says:

    I would like to meet another artist here in Sonoma. I am currently painting again with watercolors and loving it and yet there is of course so much to learn everyday. You Tube has been and is an excellent source of ‘learning’…..I haven’t got a car so am unable to attend any meeting in Santa Rosa. I live very close to the Library in town of Sonoma – on Oregon Street. To have a chat….once and awhile with someone who is an advanced watercolorist (I am not nor am I a beginner) would be so nice !

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