Sunday, April 8, 2018


Kathy Lang opened the April meeting.  We welcomed new member:  Debbie Cannatella and guest Ray Burt from the Cincinnati Art Club.

Tom Schroeder, our new Program Chairperson introduced our guest Artist, Yuki Hall, to the members.  This was a very well attended meeting.  Yuki demonstrated how to break away from a “cooking in” style and start painting watercolor with confident brush strokes for a more spontaneous and impressionistic style.  Yuki strives to create an atmosphere in the painting without being bogged down with too much details.  She gave a wonderful presentation.

2018 Membership Chairperson Lydia Rittinger,  dues $45.00. Any person joining the club between now and August, cost membership will be $25.00   Send Membership dues to 
 Connie Dettmer, Treasurer, 3472 Whitfield Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220.  Update your contact information on “Master List”.

Treasurer: Connie Dettmer delivered the Treasurer’s  Report.

Members are encouraged to receive monthly meeting reminders via e-mail.  GCWS can save on postage costs.  Contact Venetia Wang ( if you wish to stop the postcards and switch to e-mail notifications.
2018 Calendar:

May 5 Cincinnati Art Club  10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

June 6 Cincinnati Art Club.  Arrival 6:00 p.m.  Light food and drinks will be supplied by the
 club for a social hour.  Meeting begins at 7:00p.m.  Raffle drawing for the Bruce Neville watercolor painting will take place.

July 11 The date for the meeting was changed due to the holiday.  Cincinnati Art Club 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

August 1 “The Barn” Mariemont, Ohio  -  9 a.m. - 10:00a.m  Paintings (2 only) drop off and register.  Meeting begins at 10:00a.m.
Hang pictures on 2nd Floor in the “Loft” gallery from 12 noon.
Mary Fleischmann, Chairperson OPEN DATES for show AUGUST 1 - 14. 2018

August 5 Show Reception 1:00p.m - 4:00 p.m.

August 14 Pickup paintings between 10:00 and 12 noon

Mary Fleischmann informed the club that the 2019 reservation for the Annual Exhibit in the Gallery at “The Barn” Mariemont, has been confirmed.  Dates are August 7- August 27.  Reception August 11, 2019 

Fall Workshop:     Pat Lester (513) 408-7132  the artist encourages anyone attending the workshop to call giving suggestions on subjects they would like covered.

Leadership Team:  Positions filled:  Tom Schroeder, Program coordinator, Diane Jeffries, Scholarship Chairperson, Rotating Secretary, Carole McAfee (April/May)  Ginny Tilbury (June/July)  Sue Giegler (August/September). Louise Allen (October/November).  Minutes of Meeting need to be sent to Deb Ward via e-mail (debwardart@gmail.comwithin one week of the meeting, notes posted on the GCWS Blog.

Scholarship:  One $500.00 Art Scholarship will be awarded in 2018.  GCWS fundraising will allow us to continue this award in future years. 

“Split the Post Raffle”  will be held at every GCWS event.  At the June 2018 Meeting we will raffle a painting donated by Bruce Neville, our November Artist/Presenter.  Please pass along additional fundraising ideas.  Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.
Upcoming Shows, Events, Awards, recognitions.:
Yuki Hall Workshop:  “Impressionistic Watercolor”  May 4 - 6, 2018  at “the Barn” 3 days 6980 Cambridge Ave. Mariemont.
Yuki Hall Workshop:  “Workshop with Notan”  June 22 - 24, 2018 at Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Road
Contact Yuki at (937-679-2464

“Between The Miami’” Art Exhibit April 13 - April 29 Sharon Woods (Great Parks of Hamilton Co. Parks)

The Woman’s Art Club Annual Exhibit   April 8 - April 29  - Reception April 8, 2 p.m to 5p.m at “The Barn”, Mariemont.  Four of our members are in the show, Claudia Taylor, Carolyn Hibbard, Heidi Hannsen and Connie Dettmer

The Evendale Show - two members are in this show, Claudia Taylor and Diana Marra

Helmut Keihtz’s work is being displayed at The  “Village Guest House” in Middletown.

Tom Schroeder has volunteered to produce The “Ohio Watercolor Society’s" newsletter.


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