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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.

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Our July 14 Meeting
Lorraine Brady


CarArtist and instructor Lorraine Brady Arthur works in oils, pastel, watercolor, and drawing mediums. As a watercolorist, Lorraine is sure to play additional contrast with paint by emphasizing transparent glazing with opaque pigments, color and value to capitalize on the principles of design.

elkLorraine has been teaching the last thirty years workshops, classes, and college art courses. She has taught at Mendocino College for the past twenty six years, where she has taught everything from drawing, life drawing, pastels, portrait painting, color and composition, oils, acrylics, and of course, watercolor. She also taught for Clearlake Community College. Lorraine has also worked in commercial art, though mostly fine art after earning a BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in 1983.

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

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2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA
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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


  1. dave broad says:

    Superb! Thank you.

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