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    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Monday, May 02, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • WSI

    Introducing ColorVision 2022! An auction hosted by The Watercolor Society of Indiana to support art education and outreach in Indiana.

    We have the opportunity to partner with the community center The Christamore House. WSI Members will teach classes in watercolor painting to youth ages 5 to 12 with funds raised by this auction. In addition, the auction supports camps, demonstrations and watercolor classes for the community throughout Indiana.

    You can help! Donate your own artwork, collect popular items such as gift certificates, event tickets, gift baskets, and more. Click on this link:  ColorVision 2022 Prospectus.pdf for details on requirements for artwork and to answer all your questions.

    Fill out the Registration Form online with a description (and if possible, a photo image) of your donated items; or fill out the forms included in the ColorVision 2022 Prospectus.pdf. You may donate up to 6 items at a time on the online registration form. If you have more than 6 items, fill out a second registration form too. Bring your donated items to the WSI Office before May 2, 2022. If you are outside of Indianapolis, your Area Rep will contact you to make arrangements for transportation of your items.

    Framed artwork will hang in Saks Fifth Avenue 3rd Floor Art Gallery from June 7 to June 26, 2022. If you donate a piece of your art, you are invited to the reception to promote yourself and your art on Sunday, June 26, 3:00 pm. 5:00 pm at the gallery.

    All auction items will be posted on CharityAuctionsToday.com beginning May 16, 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

    You do not need to be a WSI Member to donate so tell your friends and begin gathering items today! Thank you for your efforts in helping WSI fulfill our mission for community outreach and education in Indiana!


    *Click on the Christamore House logo to learn more about the families served in this community.

    If you would like to make a monetary donation to ColorVision 2022, visit WSI's Contribution Page. Thank you!

    • Saturday, February 26, 2022
    • WSI Office, 4181 E. 86th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240

    Time TBD. This Workshop is FREE for current WSI Members. 

    WSI Member Janet Pribble is hosting this workshop to teach you how to take a photo of your watercolor painting, and then upload it to the WSI Website for the Annual Juried Exhibit Application. 

    If you are unable to attend in person, you may attend a scheduled Zoom session or a one-on-one session. Please contact us to discuss your options. 

    You may also contact Janet directly for assistance in uploading photos at any time. Visit the Membership Directory for Janet's info.

    Become a member for as little as $45 for the 2022 calendar year.

    Thank you!

    • Saturday, May 14, 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Second Presbyterian Church

    As a 2022 Member of The Watercolor Society of Indiana, you are invited to display your painting in The Annual WSI Membership Exhibit.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2022

    Drop Off Days: Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2022

    Luncheon & Slide Show: Saturday, May 14, 2022

    Painting Pickup: Saturday, July 10, 2021


    ELIGIBILITY: Prospectus and Registration will be available beginning Tuesday, February 15, 2022

    • Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

    "Portraits" 4-Day Workshop with Ken Call, AWS, NWS

    July 5-8, 2022. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 4-day Workshop Price: $400 for 2022 WSI Members. $460 for Non-Members. 

    More details coming soon! Portraits by Ken Call - Portraits by Ken Call (call4portraits.com)

    • Friday, August 05, 2022
    • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • Newfields/IMA

    The 40th Annual WSI Juried Exhibit takes place at Newfields/Indianapolis Museum or Art from Aug. 5 to Sept. 25, 2022.

    This competition is open to Indiana Residents with a 2022 WSI Membership. A complete list of rules and regulations will be available in the 2022 WSI Juried Exhibit Prospectus. Artist Ken Call, AWS, NWS is this year's juror.  He will choose 45 paintings to display in the exhibit.

    Feb. 15, 2022 - The Prospectus emailed to WSI Members and available online.

    Feb. 15, 2022 - Registration begins.

    Feb. 26, 2022 - Free Workshop for WSI Members on how to upload quality images to the WSI Website.

    May 7, 2022 - Juried Entries and Images Due

    June 6, 2022 - Email Juror Notification Letters (accepted/not accepted) to all applicants. 

    June 13 to June 30, 2022 - Paintings in the exhibit need to be delivered to the WSI Office.

    July 11, 2022 - Award Winners will be contacted.

    Aug. 7, 2022 - Juried Exhibit Opening Reception Awards Ceremony at Newfields/IMA at 2:00 pm.

    Exhibit is open to the public from Aug. 5 to Sept. 25, 2022.

    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260

    How to Keep Spontaneity Alive in Your Painting 3-Day Workshop with Iain Stewart, AWS, NWS

    October 26-28, 2022. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 3-day Workshop Price: $390 for 2022 WSI Members. $450 for Non-Members. 

    Together we will cover all aspects of how I work to keep my paintings lively and gestural. It’s quite easy to get bogged down in detail and for me the perfect tool is the sketchbook. We will work both in our books and on traditional watercolor paper covering a range of subject matter and scenes. I believe that a workshop without the worry of success typically leads just there. Learn how to let go of the fear of ruining a painting and take true joy in your work. I will share my process to begin drawing with confidence, painting quickly, and breaking a painting down into understandable steps that you can repeat on your own. I typically cover how to treat painting water scenes, landscapes, and the urban environment in all of my workshops. My interest in these subjects is how man’s hand has touched the earth and how my sense of “place” is explored. I find this practice to be unique to everyone and it is my intention to help you find your own artistic voice. We will cover design, drawing, painting techniques, and finally an understandable way to put them all together. As an instructor I do not like to “pull rabbits out of hats.” I want you to understand my motivation at every stage of the process so that you can decide how you may choose to incorporate some of my techniques in your own work. I believe a good workshop begins with a foundation built on freedom of fear and the importance of pushing yourself to new levels of expression. A workshop should not be about the instructor stunning you with their own work. It is about your experience. A truly great workshop will lead to you being surprised at what you are capable of and invigorated to explore further. Intermediate to advanced. More info and supply list at: https://iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com/


Past events

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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Watercolor Society of Indiana
4181 East 96th Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240 

Ph: 317-814-6194

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