The WSI General Membership Meeting is Sunday October 28, 2018 at 2pm. The meeting features a demonstration and presentation by visiting artist Sandy Maudlin. Location: Cool Creek Park Nature Center 2000 E. 151st Street Carmel, IN 46033
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Ah, September! Warm, sunny days. Cool nights. A month that makes me glad I live in the Midwest. There are other reasons why I'm glad I live here, too: no hurricanes named Florence or Hugo; enough rain that--as least so far--prevents wildfires; the lovely changing of the seasons with yellow ochres and scarlets and crimsons and sap greens and beautiful deep blues and orchids entering
Some final thoughts on Juried Shows and Competition: One of my WSI friends, an excellent artist, enters many juried shows and usually/often wins an award. He mentioned to me that he didn't view juried shows as competitions--and I'm sure he doesn't because he's THAT good. However, I believe that juried shows ARE competitions because when one places oneself in a position where he/she is
Judging the Show On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Florida watercolor artist Steve Rogers judged this year's Watercolor Society of Indiana's Juried Show. I was there because each year I write down what the judge has to say about why he chose certain paintings as prize winners. Those comments from the judge are then copied onto the certificates that the show's winners receive. It's a good
The Watercolor Society of Indiana 2018 Juried Exhibition is coming up very soon! WSI relies on donations from members and the public for successful events... Please consider a contribution to WSI!
Tell Me a Story-- I am fascinated by the concept of "Story" in a painting. Painting and writing have a great deal in common. Both are a kind of story. Both exist in an enclosure of some kind. A painting has a frame, and the framed area is chosen by the artist who is painting her/his story. A written story has a literary construct of
In My Opinion Pat Grabill Since I took my first watercolor class at the end of the 90's--thanks to an Eli Lilly Foundation summer Teacher Creativity Grant--I have enjoyed making friends in the Watercolor Society of Indiana and learning that I can recognize without looking at the name on a painting those painters whose work I admire very much. For example, I don't have to
DUE TO A GAS ISSUE AT THE LAWRENCE LIBRARY TODAY'S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED!