Sunday, April 17, 2011


Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Minutes April 6, 2011
Deb Ward, substituting for President Eileen Hulsman, called the meeting to order.

Announcements: Our President, Eileen Hulsman, was absent due to knee surgery. Carl Rekow was home recovering from a fall.

Deb Ward announced that we now have a new blog since she was not able to transfer the one maintained by our previous blog manager. The new site is
Deb also announced that she needs pictures from our club artists by May 15 to be used in the new brochures she is preparing.

Christopher Leeper, President of the OH Watercolor Society, will be doing a workshop May 17-20 for $325 in Cambridge.
Deb Ward is doing Art in the Country Workshops. April 16-17 is Pouring and May 21-22 is Boot Camp for Beginners (Refresher Course for Seasoned Painters).

There is a monthly Second Sunday Show at the Women’s Art Club Barn in Mariemont. The Women’s Art Club will have its exhibit open every weekend in April at their Barn in Mariemont.

For other announcements, see our blog.

June GCWS Show Shirley Knollman, chair of our June Show made the following announcements:
Rhonda will handle the e-mail registration forms. The entry fee will be $15 for either one or two paintings.
On June 1 we will have our regularly scheduled meeting at the Women’s Art Club Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave, Mariemont, OH 45227, and the site of our June show. People should plan to bring their entries that day.
Saturday, June 4, from 5-8 will be the Opening reception. Dot Burdin and Judy will handle the food for that day.
A sign-up sheet was passed around. Sitters will be needed for some of the days of the show. A sign-up sheet was also passed for this. June 19 will be the last day of the show. Pick-up is scheduled for June 20, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Marilyn Bishop is doing the publicity. She asked for paintings to be submitted to be used for the publicity. Postcards will be available at the May meeting, prepared by Eileen Hulsman.

Scholarship Ardelle Duffy, new Scholarship Facilitator, has contacted teachers at 12 schools about submitting student work for our scholarship competition. Only 4 schools have responded. Ardelle would like help on the judging of the entries.

Upcoming speakers will be:
May – Ken Buck from the Art Academy – Animals in gouache
June – Tom Bluemlein -Seven Pearls of Painting (meeting at Mariemont Barn)
July – Ursula LaSorella Producing Art from our failures.
August – Cincinnati Art Museum (change from usual location) Water colors in the collection – tour with docents. Will need a specific count of those planning to attend to have adequate number of docents.
September – Mary Helen Wallace - How to make Paintings Sparkle.
October – Mike McGuire.

Presenter:” Judy Anderson spoke on “Texture and Pattern.“ Following the presentation she did a critique, and then an afternoon workshop. Carol Fencl, Communications Chair

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