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1011, 2018


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

0917, 2018

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill – September 17, 2018 …. AH, SEPTEMBER!

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

0822, 2018

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill – August 22, 2018

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

0717, 2018

In My Opinion – Pat Grabill — July 17, 2018

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

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