Meetings & Events 2017

May 11

Demo by David Lobenberg

Like California’s San Andreas fault line, David Lobenberg likes to shake things up. He applies watercolor paint to paper with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes. It is added, subtracted, and added again. He floods, blossoms, and textures. His style is about gesture, no-holds-barred expressive color, odd shapes in odd places, soft transparency and hard opacity. This Golden State artist calls it “California-Vibe Portraiture”.

David will also be giving a three day workshop July 7, 8, and 9, 2017 at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center – for entry form please contact Joan Wale 707-4 33-6714 or
Diana Liebe 707-413-3192
The cost of the workshop will be $350.00.

June 8

Demo by Dale Laitinen

The bigness of the landscape with its expansive vistas has had Dale Laitinen painting the optimistic promise of its open space. It is not the getting there that counts, but it is the act of painting in the moment that is important. A painter of over fifty years experience, and an instructor for over thirty; he has been teaching water-media workshops helping aspiring artists to do just that.

July 13

Demo by Manette Fairmont

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.

Rest of 2017 TBA

WASCO is a water media organization founded in 1993 by a group of Sonoma County watercolor artists. The principal purpose of WASCO is to educate the public as to the many values of watercolor and to escalate the acceptance of watercolor as being an art form which should be sought and treasured along with other contemporary art forms. Monthly programs consists of demonstrations and lectures by well known and respected watercolor artists.

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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Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center
2050 Yulupa
Santa Rosa, CA
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