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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.

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Our June 9 Meeting

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Manette Fairmont


Mannette will Critique our paintings for the Aqua Areas 2016 Exhibit

She is the owner of Manette Fairmont Gallery and a National Award Winning Artist.

“All art work in which imagination plays no part is impossible for  me.” –Eugene Delacroix

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.

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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