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SO many exciting things happening in 2024!

Download a calendar: 2024 WSI Calendar.pdf All events and dates are subject to change! Check back for updates. 

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 15, 2024
    • Friday, July 26, 2024
    • Gallery Forty-Two, 42 E. Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Registration is closed

    WSI Annual Membership Exhibit 2024 at Gallery Forty-Two, 42 E. Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    June 14, 2024 – July 26, 2024

    Visiting the show - The gallery is also host to private events. To ensure the gallery is open to the public, text or call ahead! Gallery Director (317) 213-6171 We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you go see this gorgeous show!

    The show ends Friday, July 26. Paintings must be picked up on Saturday, July 27 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Pull up to the front with flashers on, tell the WSI volunteer which painting you are picking up, show ID, then someone will bring it to your car. If you are picking up more than one painting, bring a written list to give the volunteer so they can get them for you. Don't forget your ID!

    Shop Local Art! Painting & Price List - download to print/view.

    Contact Gallery Forty-Two to make a purchase. Thank you for supporting Indiana artists! 

     

     

    Registration is closed and the exhibit is open!

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Painting Drop Off Dates: Monday, June 10, 2024 – 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

    Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 2024 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Painting Pickup: Saturday, July 27, 2024 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.



    REGISTRATION FEE is $20.00 All registrations must be submitted to The Watercolor Society of Indiana, not to the venue.

    REGISTRATION

    All registrations must be submitted to The Watercolor Society of Indiana. All participants will be required to sign an agreement form provided by the venue which will be emailed to you later. Please use the online entry form for fastest and most efficient registrations. If you prefer to mail it in, use the form found in the Prospectus. 

    2024 Membership Exhibit Prospectus.pdf

    ELIGIBILITY

    All paintings executed and presented in accordance with the rules will be exhibited. Works not adhering to the following specifications will not be exhibited and their entry fees will not be refunded. The decisions of the WSI Membership Show committee are final.

    Please read carefully:

    • This is NOT a Juried Exhibit. All skill levels are accepted. 2024 WSI Membership required.
    • All current WSI members may register one water media painting for this exhibition.
    • Paintings exhibited in prior juried and membership shows are eligible, however the same painting may not be shown two years in a row.
    • All paintings must be the original work of the artist. No copies or prints of paintings or published photographs will be accepted.
    • At least seventy-five percent (75%) of the entry must be watercolor or acrylic media. The balance of the entry may be pastel, charcoal, ink and/or collage (e.g., photos, computer art, fabric, metal foil, etc.).
    • Flexibility in surface is allowed (canvas, watercolor board, wood, etc.). All edges must be framed or finished, with no visible staples, nails, or hardware. If submitting an unframed canvas, the outer edges must be painted.
    • All work must be ready to hang. D rings preferred. No sawtooth or screw-eye hangers will be accepted.
    • The painting and frame must have a professional appearance and be free from damage or blemishes. Ensure the painting is clean, ready to hang and of stable condition.
    • A label with the artist’s name, painting title & painting price must be attached to the back side. If not for sale, write "NFS". Please use the attached label.
    • Title and price may not be changed after the entry form has been submitted. Please ensure the title and price on your painting label match your entry form. If there is a discrepancy between the form and the label, the information on the entry form will be used.
    • There are no size restrictions for this gallery.
    • No paintings may be removed before the end of the show.
    • By participating in the show, artists give WSI and Gallery Forty-Two permission to photograph or video tape their work to be used for educational and publicity purposes online and social media sites.
    • All paintings must be delivered to Gallery Forty-Two between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on June 10th. Contact your Area Representative for delivery if you are unable. WSI will also seek volunteers to deliver from the WSI Office. Do not contact the venue to make special arrangements.
    • All entry forms and payments must be received by midnight via the WSI Website or by 5 PM in the WSI office on April 26, 2024; non-registered paintings will not be accepted.

    SALES

    Images are not required but will be used in online and printed promotional material. Upload the image with the online registration form. If using an iPhone to photograph, turn off the live feature as it will not upload to the website. Each artist is also encouraged to promote the sale of their painting by directing people to Gallery Forty-Two.

     

    There is a two-tiered commission split. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS AS YOU DETERMINE YOUR PRICE! NFS is accepted; however, artists are strongly encouraged to price their paintings for sale. There is no minimum or maximum price requirement. Follow these formulas to figure your selling price. Commission is based on the selling price:

     

    For paintings with selling price at $2000 and under: 60% to the artist. 40% to the gallery. Formula: $ to Artist ÷ .60 = $ Selling Price

     

    For paintings priced  at $2001 and over: 70% to the artist. 30% to the gallery. Formula: $ to Artist ÷ .70 = $ Selling Price

     

    The artist is not responsible for sales tax. All sales are handled through Director Mary Morgan at Gallery Forty-Two. The artist or buyer is responsible for picking up the painting at the designated pick-up time only. If you plan for a volunteer to pick up your painting, you must submit written confirmation to Chairperson Ann Cole Rose ahead of time.


    Paintings may be NFS. However, if this painting is sold as a result of the exhibit between June 14 and July 26, the commission must be admitted to Gallery Forty-Two in good faith. If this painting is sold within 30 days after the exhibit because of being seen at Gallery Forty-Two, the artist is asked to make a donation to WSI. 


    DELIVERY & PICKUP OF PAINTINGS

    Gallery Forty-Two is located on the northside of Washington Street. You may pull up to the front and place your hazards on when unloading. WSI volunteers will be onsite to help.

    Painting Drop Off Dates: Monday, June 10, 2024 – between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

    Painting Pickup: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm.      

    Please do not be discouraged to enter if you can’t make it during these times. WSI will make arrangements with WSI volunteers and WSI Area Reps to offer help with these drop off and pick up dates.

     

    Each painting must be signed in at drop off and signed out at pick up. Out of respect for the venue, membership chair and volunteers, please do not arrive outside of these times.

     

    Members outside Indianapolis may arrange assistance for delivery or pickup by contacting their WSI Area Representative. Contact information for each representative is available on the WSI website Member Directory and Board of Directors Page. If you do not know who your Area Rep is, look on the Area Map.

    AREA REPRESENTATIVES

    Contact information for each representative and a copy of the Area Rep Maps is available on the WSI Board of Directors Page

    Area 1 - Open. Area 2 - Susan Voigt. Area 3 - Daniel Driggs. Area 4 - Sheryl Thurston. Area 5 & Area 6 - n/a. Area 7 - Shirley Woolard. Area 8 - Bev Mathis. Area 9 - Sandy Hall. Area 10 - Nancy Rairdon. Area 11 - Debi Black.

      SHIPPING

      If shipping a painting, it must be crated and delivered to the WSI office by 5:00 pm Friday, June 7.  The WSI office will return an unsold painting in the same crate in which it arrived. The artist must set up an account with FedEx or UPS so that all shipping costs are pre-paid. You must make arrangements with the WSI Office to avoid a $90 charge ($45 each way) for transporting your painting to and from the exhibit.

      RISK

      The Watercolor Society of Indiana will exercise diligent and reasonable care, but neither WSI nor Gallery Forty-two shall be responsible for loss or damage to any painting. We recommend getting insurance on your painting if you have concerns. By participating in the show, the artist assumes all risk and agrees to the rules and conditions of this prospectus.

       

      UNCLAIMED PAINTINGS

      You will be charged $45 if your painting is not picked up at the end of the exhibit. WSI will do its best to offer volunteer help, but you must confirm with WSI if you need assistance. Unclaimed paintings will become WSI property 60 days following the closing of the show.

       

      OPENING RECEPTION AND VISITING THE SHOW

      Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring guests to the Free Opening Reception. All ages welcome! Be the first to see the exhibit, complimentary charcuterie board, and cash bar. 

      Friday, June 14 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


       

      QUESTIONS

      Contact Membership Exhibit Chair Ann Cole Rose with questions via the Membership Directory at Board of Directors. Please do not contact Gallery Forty-Two.


      EXHIBIT SPONSORSHIP 

      Sponsor this exhibit & opening reception for exposure to hundreds of artists and patrons for as little as $300. Learn more at Exhibit

      Sponsorships.

            


      • Friday, August 02, 2024
      • Saturday, September 28, 2024
      • Newfields/Indianapolis Museum of Art

      The 42nd Annual WSI Juried Exhibit at Newfields/Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208
      August 2, 2024 - September 28, 2024
      Deadline to enter is May 24, 2024

      This year's juror is Lynn D. Pratt, Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, Vermont Watercolor Society, Women in Watercolor, and ​Northeast Watercolor Society.
      The images of each entry are sent digitally to the juror. She will choose 45 paintings to display in the exhibit. In July when she is in Indy, she will choose her top 10 picks for awards. WSI's goal is to meet last year's total prize money of $9000.

      Please be sure to read the entire Prospectus Rules for Entry as it is updated every year.  Each member may submit up to 2 paintings. Entry Fee $35 for one entry. $45 for two entries.  Please use the online entry form for the fastest and most efficient method. If using an iPhone to photograph, turn off the live feature as it will not upload to the website.

      Download & Print the 2024 Juried Exhibit Prospectus Here.

      If you choose to mail your entry, send forms from the Prospectus with payment and a labeled USB Flash Drive (USB drive will not be returned to you). 

      This opportunity is open only to WSI members who have paid their 2024 membership fee. If you have not yet paid or wish to Join WSI visit: Join WSI.

      2024 JURIED EXHIBITION CALENDAR
      May 24, Friday at 5:00 pm: Deadline for receipt of mailed entries with flash drives at the WSI Office. Midnight for online entries through the WSI website.

      June 1, Saturday: Images of all entries will be exhibited in a video at the Membership Luncheon, 12:00 noon at Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets are required for the luncheon and will be available through the WSI Website.
      June 17, Monday: Acceptance Notifications and Non-acceptance Notifications emailed to entrants.
      June 24 – July 9: Selected paintings must be delivered to WSI office between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
      July 10 – July 12: Juror Lynn Pratt will judge the top award winners in person.
      August 4, Sunday: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, DeBoest Lecture Hall beginning at 2:00 pm. All WSI members are encouraged to attend and bring guests. Free and open to the public.
      August 2 – September 28: Exhibition open to the public at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.
      September 29, Sunday: Pick up paintings at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. No paintings will be released before 1:00 pm on September 29.

        AGREEMENT

        All entries are to be submitted with the understanding that accepted work may be photographed or videotaped for educational and/or publicity purposes. All accepted images will be included on the WSI website and social media.

        IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
        Digital file must be in JPG format. The image resolution must be at least 300 dpi.
        No digital enhancement is allowed.
        The image must be oriented correctly. (Vertical or Horizontal)
        Crop the image to exclude the mat and frame.
        Save the image with your name, entry (“A” or “B”), 2024 and the painting title. Example: Jones_Sam_A_2024_OceanWaves.  Before we send the images to the juror, an ID number will replace your name, so all entries are anonymous to the juror. You will not need this number.
        If using an iPhone to photograph, turn off the live feature as it will not upload to the website.
        If you are having trouble uploading an image, contact Website Chairperson Brenda Pettigrew. Contact info is in the online Member Directory and on the Board of Directors page.

        RULES (Please read carefully as some changes have been made this year.)

        1.          The Juried Show competition is open to current and former residents of the State of Indiana. You must be a current member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana.

        2.          Artists may submit one or two paintings. If an artist enters two paintings, only one painting can be selected by the juror for the exhibition.

        3.          No triptychs or diptychs will be accepted.

        4.          All entries must be the original concept and execution of the artist. No copies of paintings or published photographs will be accepted.

        5.          No work produced in class or under the tutelage of an instructor will be accepted.

        6.          No work previously exhibited in ANY JURIED SHOW in Indiana will be accepted. This includes competitions such as the Indiana State Fair, SALI, IAC, IHA, or Hoosier Salon.

        7.          A minimum of 80% of the painting must have been executed with traditional watercolor paints. Other media, listed below, may be used only to enhance, or embellish the watercolor and cannot exceed 20% of the painting. Collage is acceptable but all elements must be painted by the artist in 80% traditional watercolor paints – no preprinted or computer-generated images.

        Other media allowed up to 20% of the painting:

        ·       Gouache

        ·       Graphite (pencil or charcoal)

        ·       Acrylic Paint (thinned and painted using traditional watercolor techniques)

        ·       Colored Ink

        ·       Watercolor Pencil (wetted)

        ·       Brusho

        Media other than those listed above are not permitted to be a part of the painting.

        8.          The painting must be executed on a 2-dimensional surface composed of paper with no impasto effects. Yupo paper is acceptable.

        9.         No printed image may be a part of the painting.

        10.      No digital artwork or photography will be permitted.

        11.      The size limitation is 42” x 36” in any direction, including the frame. No exceptions per Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields’ rules.

        12.      The WSI Juried Show is a prestigious show in a nationally recognized museum. The quality of the matting and framing must have a professional appearance and be free from damage or blemishes. Ensure the painting is clean, meets hanger requirements, and is of stable condition. If in WSI’s judgement the appearance does not reflect favorably on the organization or this event, the artist will have the option to correct this in time for the opening of the show. Otherwise, the artwork will not be hung, and the painting will be withdrawn from the exhibit. If you have questions, please contact Juried Exhibit Chairperson Linda Halcomb prior to delivery. Contact info is in the online Member Directory and on the Board of Directors page.

        13.      All work must be matted and framed under acrylic sheet (plexiglass) or similar glazing. No Glass will be allowed. A simple gallery-quality frame with a white or neutral mat is strongly recommended. We recommend that the mat be at least 3 inches wide (4 inches wide on larger paintings).

        14.      Strap hangers are required, and the hanging wire is optional. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted. The frame must have a strap hanger attached with screws on the back side of each vertical piece of the frame located between 1/3 and 1/4 of the length of the piece from the top of the frame. More details on the museum's hangers can be viewed here: Waller Gallery Arakawa Hanging SystemIf a painting is delivered with incorrect hardware the artist will have the option to correct this in time for the opening. The artist may pay WSI to correct the hardware for them ($25 fee). Otherwise, the artwork will not be hung and the painting will be withdrawn from the exhibit. 

        15.      Titles and prices will be listed as they appear on the entry forms. No changes will be made after entry forms are received.

        16.      No further work can be done on a painting once it is accepted. The painting will not be accepted if it is different from the original image submitted.

        17.      Each accepted painting must have a completed WSI Juried Exhibit 2024 Painting Tag (see last page) attached to the back of the painting when it is delivered.

        18.      If someone other than you or your area representative will be picking up your painting at the end of the show, you must email the WSI Executive Director with the name of the designated individual. ID may be required upon painting pickup. Note that there will be a $45 charge for any painting not picked up by 3:00 pm September 29 by either the artist, the Area Representative or the individual designated to the WSI Executive Director. Paintings may be claimed at the WSI office when the $45 fee is paid. Unclaimed paintings become the property of WSI 60 Days after the pickup date of the exhibit.

         
        AWARDS

        WSI will award as many cash awards as the 2024 Awards Fund will support. Our goal is to meet last year’s prize money of $9000. All members are encouraged to support this fund by donating or soliciting donations. Contributions may be made on the WSI website. All donors are recognized in the Juried Exhibit catalog. Sponsorship Packages are also available.

         
        SALES

        All sales will be conducted through the WSI office. The artist is not responsible for sales tax. WSI will retain a 30% commission on each sale. The buyer has permission to pick up the painting on September 29 with ID. Paintings may be NFS. However, if this painting is sold during the exhibit, the commission must be admitted to WSI in good faith. If this painting is sold within 30 days after the exhibit because of being seen at Newfields, the artist is asked to make a donation to WSI. 


        SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

        If an entrant receives $600 or more in sales and/or awards per year from WSI, the entrant agrees to provide Form W9 to the WSI office upon request and will receive a 1099 for 2024.


        SHIPPING

        If an accepted painting is shipped instead of delivered in person, it must be crated and delivered to the WSI office by 5:00 pm Friday, July 9th. The WSI office will return unsold paintings in the same packaging in which they were received. The artist must set up an account with FedEx or UPS so that all shipping costs are prepaid. The artist will also be charged a $60 handling and transport fee. If you have a question, please contact the WSI office at (317) 500-2275.

        RISK

        Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and transporters will exercise diligent and reasonable care, but they will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

        AREA REPRESENTATIVES

        Contact information for each representative and a copy of the Area Rep Maps is available on the WSI Board of Directors Page

        Area 1 - Open. Area 2 - Susan Voigt. Area 3 - Daniel Driggs. Area 4 - Sheryl Thurston. Area 5 & Area 6 - n/a. Area 7 - Shirley Woolard. Area 8 - Bev Mathis. Area 9 - Sandy Hall. Area 10 - Nancy Rairdon. Area 11 - Debi Black

        Details on frame hangers:

        More details on the museum's hangers can be found HERE.


        Visit www.discovernewfields.org to learn more about this venue.


        QUESTIONS

        Please contact Juried Exhibit Chair Linda Halcomb or the Executive Director Tanya Roberts with questions via the Membership Directory at www.watercolorsocietyofindiana.org/Member-Directory

        • Monday, September 09, 2024
        • 9:00 AM
        • Tuesday, September 10, 2024
        • 4:00 PM
        • Eiteljorg Museum Classrooms, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
        • 12
        Register

        How to Add Life to your Watercolor Landscape with Gayle Weisfield from Taos, New Mexico.

        September 9 - 10, 2024. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Space is limited.

        At The Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Parking available under the building.


        2-day Workshop Price: $175 for WSI Members. $225 for Non-Members. Break for lunch each day.


        Join other watercolor artists on a journey as Gayle guides you through creating a landscape painting and creating a story by adding life to your painting. This workshop will take place in the classrooms inside The Eiteljorg Museum. Pack a lunch and snacks, or order food from the Museum Cafe.


        Plan on sketching, painting, and group conversation. Gayle will provide the supply list needed for this workshop. This class is for adults, beginner to intermediate level, some painting experience required. A third day is offered to advance your painting and skills. See here: Advance Your Landscape with Gayle Weisfield


        Learn More about Gayle! Watch this interview: https://fb.watch/lIbyuRlicD/ . Visit these websites:

         https://www.weisfieldwesternart.com/ ,  https://eiteljorg.org/quest-for-the-west-artist-weisfield-gayle/ .

        Ghose Riders  

        Artist Gayle Weisfield is a featured in the "Quest for the West" Exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. During her stay, The Watercolor Society will host a private tour and meet-n-greet with Gayle on Sunday, Sept. 8th; a separate event than the workshop. Check back for more information.

         Monastery Road Overlooking the Rio Puebl0 

        *Workshops do not include supplies. Each instructor will send their supply list to students. 

        *If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop start date. Thank you! 

        Gayle Weisfield Bio - Western art tells the story of the great American West, past and present. This fading, rugged lifestyle sparks the imagination of artists, authors, and people from around the world.  Gayle is no stranger to western life. She grew up on a ranch in the hills above Lyle, Washington where some of her fondest memories include morning sunrises on Mt. Hood and cooking pancakes for the kids and crew. The daily chores were hard work, putting up 200 tons of hay and caring for up to 1000 hogs, beef and milk cows plus breeding registered show horses.

        Ranching life taught Gayle to enjoy long hours, hard work and a darn good story. Gayle translates these experiences and the values of country life into her passion for art. 

        Guided by her watercolor mentor, Phil Tylor, Gayle studied and received a BFA in Art and Architecture from the University of Washington. She soon become a professional artist, teacher, and entrepreneur. Courage, curiosity and wanderlust has taken Gayle around the world to explore the art and cultures of strange and interesting lands. Gayle is not known for letting grass grow under her feet, and describes her life's experiences as a series of different projects.  When asked how to become a successful artist, Gayle says," live an interesting life," and on that count, Gayle has kept the iron in the fire Her energy and enthusiasm has lead Gayle down many different paths. She has designed houses, patented a watercolor paper stretcher, owned and operated a rowdy rock & roll bar, two restaurants, and a 450 seat live performance theater, but painting has always been the force that shaped her life. 

        Gayle is an award-winning artist and world traveler. She moved to Taos and restored three historic adobes located on the south side, near the San Francisco De Asis church in Ranchos de Taos. These are now her studio, fine art gallery and home.  Gayle lives the artists dream.  Her work is in many collections, she competes in watercolor competitions and is a signature member of the New Mexico, Taos, Northwest, and Missouri Watercolor Societies.

        Notable Awards and Achievements
        2022 Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Award of Excellence in Water Media2021 Pike’s Peak Watercolor International Show award; Judges Choice
        2019 Fallbrook Art Center, Signature AWS National Show, Judges Choice
        2016 Old West Museum, Western Spirit Juried Show, Best Watercolor
        2015 International Watercolor Society, Watercolor West Show, Judge’s Choice
        2013 Texas Watercolor Society, National Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention
        2011 Georgia Watercolor Society, National Juried Competition, Qoro Award

        Selected Publications
        Taos Magazine, New Mexico
        Watercolor Artist Magazine, competition back panel
        Southwest Art, Artistic Excellence
        Splash 11: New Directions

        Memberships
        Northwest Watercolor Society
        Missouri Watercolor Society
        Taos Art Museum, “Fechin House” Taos Watercolor Society

        Gallery Representation
        Heritage Fine Arts Taos

        Artist Gayle Weisfield is a featured in the "Quest for the West" Exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. During her stay, The Watercolor Society will host a private tour and meet-n-greet with Gayle on Sunday, Sept. 8th; a separate event than the workshop. Check back for more information.

        *Workshops do not include supplies. Each instructor will send their supply list to students. 

        *If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop start date. Thank you! 

        • Wednesday, September 11, 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Eiteljorg Museum Classrooms,
        • 16
        Register

        How to Advance your Watercolor Landscape with Gayle Weisfield from Taos, New Mexico.

        September 11, 2024. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Space is limited.

        At the Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204


        1-day Workshop Price: $90 for WSI Members. $135 for Non-Members. Break for lunch.


        Join other watercolor artists as Gayle works with you on advancing your painting. Either from the 2-day workshop or bring a painting you're currently working on. This workshop will take place in the classrooms. Pack a lunch and snacks, or order food from the Museum Cafe.


        Gayle will provide the supply list needed for this workshop. This class is for adults, intermediate to advanced level.

        Learn More about Gayle! Watch this interview: https://fb.watch/lIbyuRlicD/ . Visit these websites:

         https://www.weisfieldwesternart.com/ ,  https://eiteljorg.org/quest-for-the-west-artist-weisfield-gayle/ .

        Ghose Riders   Monastery Road Overlooking the Rio Puebl0 

        Bio - Western art tells the story of the great American West, past and present. This fading, rugged lifestyle sparks the imagination of artists, authors, and people from around the world.  Gayle is no stranger to western life. She grew up on a ranch in the hills above Lyle, Washington where some of her fondest memories include morning sunrises on Mt. Hood and cooking pancakes for the kids and crew. The daily chores were hard work, putting up 200 tons of hay and caring for up to 1000 hogs, beef and milk cows plus breeding registered show horses.

        Ranching life taught Gayle to enjoy long hours, hard work and a darn good story. Gayle translates these experiences and the values of country life into her passion for art. 

        Guided by her watercolor mentor, Phil Tylor, Gayle studied and received a BFA in Art and Architecture from the University of Washington. She soon become a professional artist, teacher, and entrepreneur. Courage, curiosity and wanderlust has taken Gayle around the world to explore the art and cultures of strange and interesting lands. Gayle is not known for letting grass grow under her feet, and describes her life's experiences as a series of different projects.  When asked how to become a successful artist, Gayle says," live an interesting life," and on that count, Gayle has kept the iron in the fire Her energy and enthusiasm has lead Gayle down many different paths. She has designed houses, patented a watercolor paper stretcher, owned and operated a rowdy rock & roll bar, two restaurants, and a 450 seat live performance theater, but painting has always been the force that shaped her life. 

        Gayle is an award-winning artist and world traveler. She moved to Taos and restored three historic adobes located on the south side, near the San Francisco De Asis church in Ranchos de Taos. These are now her studio, fine art gallery and home.  Gayle lives the artists dream.  Her work is in many collections, she competes in watercolor competitions and is a signature member of the New Mexico, Taos, Northwest, and Missouri Watercolor Societies.

        Notable Awards and Achievements
        2022 Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Award of Excellence in Water Media2021 Pike’s Peak Watercolor International Show award; Judges Choice
        2019 Fallbrook Art Center, Signature AWS National Show, Judges Choice
        2016 Old West Museum, Western Spirit Juried Show, Best Watercolor
        2015 International Watercolor Society, Watercolor West Show, Judge’s Choice
        2013 Texas Watercolor Society, National Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention
        2011 Georgia Watercolor Society, National Juried Competition, Qoro Award

        Selected Publications
        Taos Magazine, New Mexico
        Watercolor Artist Magazine, competition back panel
        Southwest Art, Artistic Excellence
        Splash 11: New Directions

        Memberships
        Northwest Watercolor Society
        Missouri Watercolor Society
        Taos Art Museum, “Fechin House” Taos Watercolor Society

        Gallery Representation
        Heritage Fine Arts Taos

        Artist Gayle Weisfield is a featured in the "Quest for the West" Exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. During her stay, The Watercolor Society will host a private tour and meet-n-greet with Gayle on Sunday, Sept. 10th; a separate event than the workshop. Check back for more information.

        *Workshops do not include supplies. Each instructor will send their supply list to students. 

        *If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop start date. Thank you! 

        • Tuesday, October 08, 2024
        • 9:00 AM
        • Friday, October 11, 2024
        • 4:00 PM
        • Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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        Register

        "Wild Women Workshop" with Artist Jennifer Stone

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

        October 8 to 11, 2024. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Break for lunch. 

        Presented by

        With the support of WSI Signature Member Marianne Glick of Glick Art, WSI is able to present this unique opportunity to learn from artist Jennifer Stone AND give WSI Members a considerable discount for this 4-day event.


        Sign up now before spaces fill up! 4-day Workshop Price: $275 for WSI Members. $475 for Non-Members. 

        Wild Women Workshop - Exploring the possibilities in making original collage is endless. Jennifer will lead you through the steps of making some basic collage and move into more extensive layers. All of this will provide you with a collection of papers to create a variety of art pieces. The class includes a variety of ways to use textural effects and create more interest in your piece. We will concentrate on Jennifer's "Wild Women" class. She provides a template of the face, so no drawing skills are required. Surprisingly, each Wild Woman will differ from everyone else’s in the workshop! "I love all of the interacting of the artists as the workshop ensues. There’s always lots of laughter and fun! I will also share ways to incorporate your collage into different art pieces. Bring your creative self and be ready for a lot of fun!" - Jennifer Stone

         

        Learn more about Jennifer and her artwork at https://jenniferstoneartwork.com/jennifer-stone-artwork-2/

        SUPPLY LIST

        • 1 full sheet of #300 watercolor paper. any brand. (can be split in half).
        • 1 large 22 x 30 approx support board.
        • 1 half sheet support board.
        • Tracing paper large roughly 15 x 22.
        • Acrylic paint a variety of colors. I use golden fluid acrylics.
        • Include titanium white and carbon black matte gel or matte medium any brand and an old flat brush to apply it.
        • Pop up Kleenex.
        • Black and white paint 8 oz each (cheap is fine for this).
        • Scissors.
        • Peel and stick fun foam sheets (Walmart).
        • 4 quart size zip lock bags
        • 4 foam pro trim rollers (Menards)
        • Stamps and stencils you may have.
        • Molding paste.
        • An old credit/hotel key card
        • 1-2 pkgs of white gift tissue (Like Hallmark brand).
        • 6 kitchen size plastic garbage bags, not the stretch type
        • water containers, include one that is larger, approx. 6 in X 6 in or larger.
        • 2 inch foam brush.
        • 3 inch brayer.
        • Fine mister water bottle
        • kneaded eraser and pencil.
        • Acrylic inks if you have them.
        • I like to do some mark making with watercolor pencils and caran d’ache crayons so if you have anything else you’d like to use, this is the time to experiment!
        • Jennifer will provide the deli paper to make your collage.

        If you are not able to attend, you may send someone in your place. No cancellations within 2 weeks of workshop start date. Thank you! 

        • Saturday, October 19, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • The Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN 46383
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        Register

        Intermediate Watercolor Workshop with WSI Member Terry Armstong.

        The Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN 46383

        Saturday, October 19, 2024, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET

        (Valparaiso's local time is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT).

        Adult Class Ages 18+.

        $90 per person includes a box lunch.


        Join Terry Armstrong as he walks you through these Autumn Pumpkins, learning to create several types of texture with watercolors.


        Paper Size:  12” x 18” (or larger) horizontal -- Use a good quality rough cold press paper.

        Directions:  Lightly sketch the pumpkins with as much detail as possible.  Include a few leaves in foreground and large dark cracks in the tree.  Be sure to add an additional 1-inch white space beyond photo reference on all four sides.  

        Students should bring:

        • Watercolor block or stretched watercolor paper with the image drawn out. (I use Twinrocker or Arches 140 or 300 lb. paper, cold press or rough).  Lightly sketch in as much detail as possible. 
        • Reference material – Please bring photo of pumpkins with you.
        • Assortment of watercolor paints  *(see below)
        • Water container (mason jar works fine)
        • Plastic paint pallet
        • Exacto knife
        • Masking fluid
        • India ink (black) – Optional
        • Assortment of brushes (1” Flat w/c brush, variety of round w/c brushes, 2”– 3” hog hair brush, #12 stiff Filbert oil brush
        • Palette knife

        Please bring high quality (tube) watercolor paints to achieve similar results as instructor. I prefer Winsor-Newton. Although these specific colors are not all required for the workshops, the primary watercolor paints that I use are:

        Alizarin Crimson

        French Ultra Marine

        Prussian Blue

        Black

        Hookers Green or Sap Green

        Permanent White Gouache

        Burnt Sienna

        Quinachridone Gold

        Raw Umber

        Cadmium Yellow Deep

        Opaque White Gouache

        Winsor Yellow

        Cobalt Turquoise light (Gouache)

        Opera Pink or Opera Rose Gouache

        Yellow Ochre

        Neutral Tint


        Space is limited. You do not have to be a member of WSI to sign up. Registration through The Watercolor Society of Indiana is required. 

         

        LIVE DEMO FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

        4:30 m to 5:30 pm ET

        (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm CT Valparaiso local time)

        After the workshop, Terry will perform a painting demo. This is separate from the workshop, free, and open to all. If you are unable to attend, you may watch the demo through WSI's Livestream Video on WSI's YouTube Channel. A recording will be available.

        BIOGRAPHY

        Terry Armstrong is a Hoosier-born artist. Greatly influenced by visits to his grandparents' Indiana farm and the natural beauty of the area, he uses the spontaneity of watercolor, dry brush, and egg tempera to capture the true essence of the Midwest. Terry strives for balance between realism and abstraction - where these images excite and evoke a strong feeling or memory. Although his paintings focus on the simple life of rural America, the artwork is also representative of the changing seasons and his childhood memories. Having spent most of his childhood in Columbia City, Indiana, Terry graduated from Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both fine art and commercial art from Indiana University/Purdue University, Ft. Wayne. He retired from Biomet, Inc., an orthopedic company in Warsaw, after 25 years of service in marketing communications to pursue his passion of fine art. He now focuses on painting full time, instructing workshops. Terry also served as an assistant professor in watercolor at a local college. His work has captured many honors, among which are the People's Choice Awards and Best of Show in numerous art exhibits. Terry's paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States. The Terry Armstrong Watercolor Studio/Gallery is located in their historic 1870's brick home located on twelve acres near Warsaw, Indiana, where he lives with his wife, Mary. Although much of his spare time is painting in his studio, Terry is also an avid runner and enjoys fishing, hiking and the outdoors.

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        Learn more about Terry Armstrong here: https://terryarmstrong.net/

        Learn more about The Art Barn School of Art here: https://www.artbarnschool.org/

        Art Barn School of Art, housed in a century-old, renovated barn, is dedicated to fostering the love of art for artists of all ages and abilities in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, IN.  Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults plus exhibitions and cultural programs year-round. In Spring, gallery walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 30-year history). In September its annual outdoor Art Blitz festival engages visitors in artmaking, demonstrations and fun for the whole family.


        • Saturday, October 19, 2024
        • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
        • The Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN 46383
        Register

        Live Watercolor Demo by WSI Member Terry Armstrong

        The Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E., Valparaiso, IN 46383

        Saturday, October 19, 2024, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm ET

        (Valparaiso's local time is 3:30 am to 4:30 pm CT).

        Free and open to the general public.

        RSVP is not required but appreciated. If you are unable to attend, you may watch the demo through WSI's Livestream Video on WSI's YouTube Channel. A recording will be available.

         

        BIOGRAPHY

        Terry Armstrong is a Hoosier-born artist. Greatly influenced by visits to his grandparents' Indiana farm and the natural beauty of the area, he uses the spontaneity of watercolor, dry brush, and egg tempera to capture the true essence of the Midwest. Terry strives for balance between realism and abstraction - where these images excite and evoke a strong feeling or memory. Although his paintings focus on the simple life of rural America, the artwork is also representative of the changing seasons and his childhood memories. Having spent most of his childhood in Columbia City, Indiana, Terry graduated from Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both fine art and commercial art from Indiana University/Purdue University, Ft. Wayne. He retired from Biomet, Inc., an orthopedic company in Warsaw, after 25 years of service in marketing communications to pursue his passion of fine art. He now focuses on painting full time, instructing workshops. Terry also served as an assistant professor in watercolor at a local college. His work has captured many honors, among which are the People's Choice Awards and Best of Show in numerous art exhibits. Terry's paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States. The Terry Armstrong Watercolor Studio/Gallery is located in their historic 1870's brick home located on twelve acres near Warsaw, Indiana, where he lives with his wife, Mary. Although much of his spare time is painting in his studio, Terry is also an avid runner and enjoys fishing, hiking and the outdoors.

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        Learn more about Terry Armstrong here: https://terryarmstrong.net/

        Learn more about The Art Barn School of Art here: https://www.artbarnschool.org/

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