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Download and Print: 2023 WSI Calendar.pdf Subject to change! Check this page for updates.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 07, 2023
    • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Watercolor Show at the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Located inside the West entrance at the Main Library. Free & Open to the public during library hours. Jan. 7, 2023 to Feb. 25, 2023. Hosted by The Watercolor Society of Indiana.


    See List of Exhibiting Artists Here: Watercolor Show at Allen County Public Library


    Message to Exhibiting Artists: 

    This show is a celebration of watercolors and watercolor artists of Indiana. You do not have to be a current member of The Watercolor Society of Indiana to participate. However, all participants in this show must be 18 and older and a current resident of Indiana.


    Each participant may display up to two framed, ready to hang paintings. The cost is only $10 per person. All participants, whether a member or not, must register through The Watercolor Society of Indiana. Deadline to enter is Tue., Dec. 27, 2022.

    Delivery Dates

    • You may deliver your paintings directly to the library between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm on either Tues., Jan. 3 or Wed. Jan. 4, 2023.
    • If you would like a member of WSI to deliver paintings to this exhibit from Indianapolis, IN., you must drop off your paintings to the WSI Office by the end of the day Friday, Dec. 30th. The office is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Be sure to have them labeled.

    Art Requirements

    All paintings to be hung must be clean, non-political, no saw-toothed hangers and in stable condition to travel.  No size limitations. Paintings must be of watercolors and/or a mix of water medium.

    Artwork must be properly labeled on the back of the work with:

    • Artist Name
    • Media
    • Title of Work
    • Price or NFS.

    Artwork may be for sale, but it is not required. WSI will handle all sales and sales tax. The artist receives 90% commission.

    Art Images

    Please submit an image of each painting if possible. This is not required but will be used on the WSI Website to promote the sale of each painting. 

    Risk

    The Watercolor Society of Indiana will exercise diligent and reasonable care, but neither WSI nor Allen County Public Library shall be responsible for loss or damage to any painting. By participating in the show, the artist assumes all risk and agrees to the rules and conditions of this prospectus.


    Pick Up Dates

    Please pick up your paintings between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm on either Mon., Feb. 27 or Tue., Feb. 28, 2023. A photo ID is required. If your painting was originally delivered from Indy, it will be available for pick up at the WSI office following the show. If your painting sold the buyer has permission to pick it up. Unclaimed paintings become WSI property.

    Opening Reception

    Saturday, Jan. 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend the free Opening Reception at the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Located inside the West entrance at the Main Library. Open to the public.


    Visiting the Show – Gallery Hours

    The Gallery is open anytime the library is open. View library hours here: https://www.acpl.lib.in.us/using-the-library/locations-and-hours

    If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the Prospectus Here. The labels for paintings can be found on the last page of the Prospectus.

    Please direct questions to Tanya Roberts, Executive Director. Thank you and we look forward to celebrating your art in Fort Wayne, IN!

    Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery inside Fort Wayne Allen County Public Library

    • Saturday, January 07, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Jeffery R. Krull Gallery, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    Register

    Watercolor Show at the Allen County Public Library now through February 25, 2023.

    Join us! View over 70 gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Free and open to the public. Please welcome all 33 watercolor artists to this exhibit:

    Rebekah Arvin, WSI Mary Jane Keys
    L. Susan Baxter Ann W. King
    Jo Belmont, WSI Tim Lewis, WSI
    Brad Binder Nancy Longmate
    Lucinda Booher Margaret McDowell
    Tom Brown, WSI Mary Morgan
    Jim Brune Madeline Phuong
    Amy Clark Janet Pribble
    Daniel Driggs, WSI Tanya Roberts
    Stephen Edwards, WSI Ann Rose, WSI
    Karen Fehr, CF Amy Smith
    Linda Flatley Angela Smith
    MaryAnn Halsey Rebecca Stockert
    Pat Huffman, CF Linda Trowbridge
    Ann Johnson, WSI Susan Voigt
    John Kelty, WSI Ruth Williams
    Denise Selzer-Miller Shirley Woolard, CF

    Opening Reception at the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Located inside the West entrance at the Main Library. 

                     

    This Watercolor Show will be on display until Feb. 25, 2023. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please Contact Us. Thank you!

    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • Sunday, February 26, 2023
    • Madison Art Club, 309 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250

    Watercolor Show hosted by The Watercolor Society of Indiana and The Madison Art Club, 309 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250.

    Jan. 28, 2023 to Feb. 26, 2023.


    This show is a celebration of watercolors and watercolor artists of Indiana. View one-of-a-kind art by 23 Indiana Artists.


    Jerie Artz Ann Johnson
    Rebekah Arvin Ann W King
    Jo Belmont Tim Lewis
    Debi Black Benjamin Nay III
    Mary Clouse Amy Pasko-Blackwell
    Belva Lowry Carole Powell
    Norma Davis Janet Pribble
    Julie Dhondt Marcia Reller
    Stephen Edwards Sheryl Thurston
    Karen Fehr Linda Trowbridge
    Nancy Hathaway Jerry Wright
    Pat Huffman

    Visiting the Show – Gallery Hours

    The exhibit is open anytime the Art on Main Gallery is open.  Mon-Sat Noon - 5pm, Sun noon-4pm.


    More photos coming soon!

    Pick Up Date

    You may pick up your painting at a designated time. Stay tuned for these dates & times. If your painting was originally delivered from Indy, it will be available for pick up at the WSI office following the show. If your painting is sold the buyer has permission to pick it up. Unclaimed paintings become WSI property.

    If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the Madison prospectus.pdf The labels for paintings can be found on the last page of the Prospectus.

    Please direct questions to Tanya Roberts, Executive Director. Thank you and we look forward to celebrating your art in Madison, IN!

    Art on Main, Madison Art Club.

    • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
    • Monday, April 03, 2023
    • Online
    Register

    Watercolor Society of Indiana James C. Lentz Memorial Art Scholarship 2023

    Today’s art students are tomorrow’s fine artists. The Watercolor Society of Indiana is proud to invest in the future of art by awarding a yearly scholarship to help a promising art student with rising tuition costs. Click the "REGISTER" button to apply online!

    The James C. Lentz scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is pursuing a degree in either fine arts, arts education or art related field from a college, university, or school of design, and who will graduate from an Indiana high school before July 1 of the year in which the scholarship will be awarded. WSI will consider “fine arts to be something requiring highly developed techniques and skills.” The scholarship award of $1000 will be paid directly to the college or university attended by the award winner.

    The scholarship submission ("Register" button online or paper application by mail) consists of a completed application form, portfolio, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript. Applications are due via mail or online by April 3, 2023. If applying via mail download the application form:  2023 Scholarship Application.pdf

    Application must include:

    1. completed application form either online or by mail.
    2. 3-6 images on flash drive or uploaded to WSI’s website.
    3. artist’s statement
    4. letter of recommendation
    5. transcript

      2023 James C. Lentz Memorial Art Scholarship Rules

      Deadline: If applying by mail, please return the completed application form along with your portfolio, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcript by April 3, 2023 (5pm), to Watercolor Society of Indiana, 4181 East 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240, or click "Register" to submit online at www.watercolorsocietyofindiana.org to be considered for the school year starting with the Fall 2023 semester. Applications may also be hand delivered to the office (address above) during building office hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, closed Saturday and Sunday.

      Portfolio: The portfolio must include a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) images of work completed within the last 24 months. This work should demonstrate your ability and serious pursuit of art and should represent the diversity of your experience. Please include at least one drawing and one painting in your portfolio. The portfolio should be submitted digitally using high resolution (300 dpi) jpg files via flash drive or uploaded to WSI’s website. If submitting via flash drive, label each image with your name, title, and media using the following format: Your Name.Title.Medium.

      Submissions will not be returned.

      Artist’s Statement: The artist’s statement should include your reasons for wanting to be an artist, an explanation of your creative process (where you get your ideas and how you get them to the final visual expression), and why you are seeking this scholarship.

      Letter of Recommendation: A letter of recommendation from a current or past instructor familiar with your artistic qualifications should be included with the application.

      Transcript: Copy of official transcript of high school credits.

      Selection: Selection will be determined by the Watercolor Society of Indiana’s scholarship committee after review of all images and information submitted with the application form. You will be contacted in early May with results.

      LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

      Scholarship applicants will be contacted the week of May 1, 2023 with the WSI's decision. All applicants will receive a free, 2023 Student Membership to WSI. Thank you and good luck!

      • Tuesday, July 18, 2023
      • 9:00 AM
      • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
      Register

      "Watercolor, Wet and Wild (Watercolor, Collage, and Wire Drawing) with Artist Karen Knutson

      Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

      July 18 to 21, 2023. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 


      4-day Workshop Price: $420 for WSI Members. $480 for Non-Members. 

      Get ready to paint juicy, wet beginnings and then add detail with a process called Wire Drawing.  I named it “wire drawing” because the drawing resembles a wire sculpture.  These are done with permanent markers.  Subjects can vary widely according to the artists’ preferences.  Good examples are birds, fish, people with long hair, abstracts, still life settings, machinery, gears that remind you of steampunk art, etc. Color lessons and lots of design tips make this a win/win workshop!  All in all, this workshop will improve your design skills and imagination. One day, we will do small abstracts, using collage and watercolor.  These are a huge hit in past workshops.  Karen believes that art should be fun and easy.


      Learn more about Karen Knutson at www.karenknutson.com. 

        

      Supply list for this workshop:

      Paper:

      1. 1 full sheet cold press paper.  (I use Arches 140 lb. but you can work on whatever paper you’d like) We will divide this in class.  We will be working on paintings that are size 11” x 15”, (or smaller), so bring a foam core board or other support about 12” x 16”, for attaching paper to.

      Paint: 

      1. Bring your palette filled with your usual colors.  Because everyone always asks, my palette is as follows.  I usually use Winsor Newton brand, transparent colors.  (Please do not feel that you must go out and buy these colors.  The most important 5 colors are listed first.) Aureolin yellow, permanent rose (or DaVinci red rose deep), cobalt blue, winsor green, alizarin crimson, Holbein Opera Pink, antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, manganese blue, cerulean blue, DS quinacridone gold, burnt sienna, permanent magenta, winsor red, neutral tint, and scarlet lake. 

      Brushes: 

      1. Watercolor brushes (bring your favorites) I use 1” flat and ½ “flat, and a small (#6) round brush.   

      2. Palette knife 

      Miscellaneous:  

      1. Water containers, bring 2. 

      2. Sponge or rag for wiping off your brushes. Masking tape. 

      3. Sketch pad or notebook for taking notes. 

      4. Fine and ultra-fine black permanent marker (I like Twin Top Sharpie markers, available at office supply stores.)

      5. 2 Pencil and eraser 

      6. Tracing paper 

      7. Graphite paper (Saral graphite colored brand is my favorite- available at Dick Blick art supply stores) 

      8. Ruler 

      9. Masking fluid.   (I use Pebeo brand, because of its fluidity and that it is grey in color.) 

      10. Kleenex brand tissues (because they pop up for easy grabbing) 

      11. Margarita salt or table salt 

      12. Spray bottle (I use a push button top, old Windex bottle.  You can usually get these at small convenience gas stations.)

      13. Yes Paste OR Acrylic Matte Medium (Whichever one you prefer) and old brush (for applying it) and a small plastic container with lid (for storing it.)

      14. Collage papers-** bring whatever you have. (Don’t invest if you don’t have these. I will bring some to share.)  I will bring chiri paper (transparent) for everyone.  Unryu fiber paper, which is a milky white fiber paper with strings in it and it is semi-transparent.  Bring whatever other oriental papers you might already have.  Napkins and magazines can be used for collage, also, so start saving those.  My favorite magazine for collaging is Architectural Digest. (It also is very good for some design exercises that we will be doing.)  Try to think of variety in colors and textures. Any metallic ribbons, old books, music books, etc. Also, (old paintings that you don’t like) can be used in collage.

      15. Colorful paper napkins. Cocktail napkins have the best colors and patterns.  (Any papers that have busy patterns and bright colors -for instance, swirls or dots, or checks.) They make great collage material.  

      16. Pebeo porcelain outliner tubes.  My favorite color is gold.  (This is gold paint that is raised when applied.  It usually is for painting on glass.  These are available through Cheap Joes Art supply catalog or at Micheals Art Supply Store.) 

      17. Gold reactive foil (12” rolls available at Hobby Lobby) I use this instead of gold leaf.  It’s easier. :) Another option is gold foil paper available through www.joggles.com 

      18. Double stick tape that is available in the craft section of Michaels.  I use a big one that is used for framing purposes, but a small one will work just fine.  

      19. (Optional). Bring whatever acrylic metallic paints that you have.  My favorite is Lumiere metallic acrylic paints.  I use both copper and gold. 

    Past events

    Saturday, January 28, 2023 Live Demo and Opening Reception in Madison, IN
    Sunday, December 11, 2022 Bob Bratton Remembered Art Exhibit & Reception
    Monday, November 21, 2022 Plein-Air Paint Out
    Sunday, October 30, 2022 Art Exhibit at HCCF in Fishers, IN for WSI Members only
    Saturday, October 22, 2022 Plein-Air Paint Out
    Saturday, October 08, 2022 WSI Membership Meeting and Iain Stewart Demonstration
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022 How to Keep Spontaneity Alive in Your Painting with Iain Stewart, AWS, NWS
    Thursday, September 15, 2022 Plein-Air Paint Out
    Sunday, August 07, 2022 WSI Juried Exhibit Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
    Friday, August 05, 2022 WSI Art Gallery at Northwest Territory Art Guild, Southwest Indiana
    Friday, August 05, 2022 40th Annual WSI Juried Exhibit
    Saturday, July 09, 2022 Ken Call Demonstration
    Tuesday, July 05, 2022 "Portraits" 4-Day Workshop with Ken Call, AWS, NWS
    Sunday, June 26, 2022 ColorVision & Founders Exhibit Reception
    Sunday, June 12, 2022 Beginners' Workshop with Watercolors
    Tuesday, June 07, 2022 ColorVision 2022 Art Auction & Exhibit
    Saturday, May 14, 2022 Opening Reception and Luncheon for Membership Exhibit
    Saturday, May 14, 2022 Annual WSI Membership Exhibit
    Monday, May 02, 2022 Donate Art & Items to WSI Silent Auction ColorVision2022
    Friday, April 08, 2022 The Opening Reception for WSI Exhibit at WVAA
    Thursday, April 07, 2022 WSI Exhibit at Whitewater Valley Art Association Art Gallery
    Sunday, March 20, 2022 General Membership Meeting
    Saturday, February 26, 2022 How to Upload Photos to the WSI Website.
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Lentz Scholarship Application
    Thursday, November 04, 2021 WSI Art Gallery at City Hall in Fishers
    Saturday, October 23, 2021 WSI Membership Meeting and Keiko Tanabe Demonstration
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Capture Light & Atmosphere 3-Day Workshop with Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Virtual "Closer Look" with Newfields/IMA
    Sunday, August 08, 2021 WSI Juried Exhibit Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
    Friday, August 06, 2021 WSI Annual Juried Exhibit
    Saturday, July 10, 2021 Paul Jackson Special Presentation
    Tuesday, July 06, 2021 Paul Jackson Workshop
    Monday, June 14, 2021 Executive Board Meeting June 14 at 10:00 am.
    Monday, June 14, 2021 Juried Show Painting Drop Off 6/14-6/30
    Saturday, May 01, 2021 Stephen Edwards Workshop
    Monday, April 19, 2021 (copy) WSI Board Meeting
    Monday, April 19, 2021 WSI Board Meeting
    Saturday, March 13, 2021 Watercolor Get Together
    Saturday, February 13, 2021 Dale Popovich Workshop

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