Watercolor Society of Indiana
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.
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:
Artwork may be for sale, but it is not required. WSI will handle all sales and sales tax. The artist receives 90% commission.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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!
"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:
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.
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.
Watercolor brushes (bring your favorites) I use 1” flat and ½ “flat, and a small (#6) round brush.
Water containers, bring 2.
Sponge or rag for wiping off your brushes. Masking tape.
Sketch pad or notebook for taking notes.
Fine and ultra-fine black permanent marker (I like Twin Top Sharpie markers, available at office supply stores.)
2 Pencil and eraser
Graphite paper (Saral graphite colored brand is my favorite- available at Dick Blick art supply stores)
Masking fluid. (I use Pebeo brand, because of its fluidity and that it is grey in color.)
Kleenex brand tissues (because they pop up for easy grabbing)
Margarita salt or table salt
Spray bottle (I use a push button top, old Windex bottle. You can usually get these at small convenience gas stations.)
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.)
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.
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.
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.)
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
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.
(Optional). Bring whatever acrylic metallic paints that you have. My favorite is Lumiere metallic acrylic paints. I use both copper and gold.
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