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    2024 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL EXHIBITION

    October 11, 2024 through January 5, 2025

    Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion Galleries
    311 and 320 Kent Square Road
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Reception and Awards Presentation:
    Sunday, November 10, 2024, 2-4pm

    Kentlands Mansion

    Judge of Selection and Awards

    Russell Jewell   russelljewell.com

    Russell is an internationally recognized plein air painter with signature memberships in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and The Transparent Watercolor Society of America. His work has traveled with the American Watercolor Society exhibition.  Russell’s accomplishments include a doctorate in Art Education from the University of Georgia and a Fulbright Memorial fund scholarship to Japan.  His most recent awards include: 2023 Best of Show at Edisto Island Plein Air, 2023 First Place at Quick Draw Mountain Maryland Plein Air, and 2023 Best Boat Painting at Gloucester Arts Festival.  In October 2023 Jewell judged the Georgia Color Plein Air Competition sponsored by Olmsted Plein Air.  Russell is represented by Wells Gallery at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC.  His art and writing were published in a feature article, “Under the Sicilian Sun” in Plein Air Magazine, October/November 2023.  

    Open for Entry June 7 - August 7, 2024


    The exhibition prospectus and instructions for application will be posted around April, 2024.


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    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    PAINTING URBAN LANDSCAPES 

    WITH STACY LUND LEVY

    June 24-26, 2024

    Registration:

    Members: March 27, 2024,10:00 a.m. $290

    Non-members: April 10, 2024,10:00 a.m. $330

    Registration ends June 14th, 2024, or when the event is full.


    Not a Member?
    Consider becoming an Associate Member for $30/year.

    To pay the member fee you must become a member then register for Stacy's class.

    Join us here.


    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
    If a Member, Be sure to login before registering.

    If you don't login the system will not know you are a member so you will not be able to register during the members only registration time and the computer will not give you the members only  price.

    All registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.


    Workshop Instructor:

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature a workshop with award winning local watercolor artist Stacy Lund Levy.


    Stacy Lund Levy AWS, BWS, PWS, PWCS, AWA 


    WORKSHOP SUBJECT:

    Painting an urban landscape can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. This three day watercolor workshop will focus on simplifying complicated structures into basic shapes. Working with a photo reference we will concentrate on which elements to add or remove to strengthen composition and where added detail will be most impactful. We will experiment with a range of value and color to create atmospheric perspective. Basic perspective will be introduced and photo references will be provided.









    RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE:

    All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)

    All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium.




    SUPPLY LIST:

    Paints 

    I prefer Daniel Smith or Winsor & Newton artist grade paints.  The colors that I have listed below always live on my palette and are standard for most of my paintings.  I will not be using them all.  I put a star next to the ones that I will be using the most for this workshopYou do not have to buy every color on this list! Feel free to use your own palette. 

    *Alizarin Crimson permanent

    Pyrol Scarlet

    Vermillion

    *Quinacridone gold

    Aureolin

    Hookers Green

    Antwerp Blue

    *Ultramarine Blue

    *Peacock Blue

    *Indigo

    Winsor Blue green shade

    *Mineral Violet

    *Indanthrone Blue

    *Burnt Sienna

    *Burnt Umber

    *Cerulean Blue

    *Cobalt Blue

    *Yellow ochre

    Opera Pink

    Quinacridone Coral



    Brushes

    Various sizes (again, whatever you are comfortable with).

    I will be using

     - a mop OR 1” flat for backgrounds, you do not need both.

     - combination of #6, 8, 10, 12, 14 rounds.  I prefer Escoda Perla and  KINGART  Original Gold 9020 ( they are a replacement for Loew Cornell Ultra Round brushes that are no longer made).

     - Rigger or fine pointed brush for details as needed.

     - Hake brush 2" or larger


    Paper   

    Feel free to use whatever brand of good quality paper that you are comfortable on which to transfer your reference drawings.  Also bring several sheets of scrap paper to practice the various exercises.  I recommend either Arches, Fabriano, or Saunders Waterford.  I use Arches 300 lb.

     I recommend painting on a half sheet (22” x 15”), however, size doesn’t matter. Details are easier with a larger piece of paper.


    Additional Supplies 

    Bring the standard watercolor supplies:

    water containers

    paper towels or small towel

    block or board to attach watercolor paper

    Pencils

    Masking fluid, Pebeo is the brand I use. Make sure it is still fluid, like the consistency of water.

    Rubber cement pick up

    Art tape (the white one) OR masking tape

    Brush for masking fluid

    Small container of dish soap (1 Tablespoon is plenty)

    12 inch ruler

    PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    About 30 days before the event, you will receive images from Stacy that she will use for the class. An image of Stacy's line drawing will also be provided to those registered so you may trace the painting we will be working on. 

    Once you have the images be sure to draw or trace  the line drawing on your own paper.  Stacy will be working with 1/2 sheet size paper and it is recommended you do the same because painting details is harder on smaller paper.  

    It is recommended you buy a full sheet (22" X 30") of watercolor paper and use a half sheet (22" X 15") for the painting.   There are many videos that can show you how to rip a sheet of watercolor paper in half on  Youtube.

    BIOGRAPHY:


    Artist and Baltimore native, Stacy Lund Levy has been creating art in many forms since kindergarten. She earned an BA from Hood College in Biochemistry as well as a MA from The Johns Hopkins Art as Applied to Medicine program. Combining her artistic talents with her intellectual interest in anatomy and science, she initially worked as a medical illustrator. Stacy then opted to establish Lund Art Studios, a career move that enabled her to take on a variety of clients locally and nationally, and to jury shows, teach classes and workshops, give demonstrations, and exhibit her artwork.

    Stacy works primarily in watercolor, but also creates wearable art and collage.  She is a signature member of the American, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Watercolor Societies, as well the AWA, American Women Artists.  Her work can be viewed at

    https://bakerartist.org/slevy

    https://www.instagram.com/artorangutan/

    WORKSHOP PRICE:

    $290.00 for BWS members (Signature Artists, Associates, and Students) and

    $330.00 for non-BWS members.

    The class size is limited to 22 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.

    Please pay online if possible. The payment system allows the use of Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Dana Kleinsteuber at the address below. Please enter the name of the workshop on your check.

    Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

     www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events > Upcoming Events.
    If a Member, be sure to login before registering.

    Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can join the waiting list.


    WAITING LIST:

    BWS maintains a workshop waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.

    BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time.

    You can join the waiting list if a workshop is filled. There are often openings so it is worth doing if you are interested in the class.

    You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.

    Waiting List registrants - Do not send payment until you are informed of an opening and have been sent an invoice. Any check sent before you have been informed you have a spot will be destroyed.


    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

    BWS makes decisions and incurs fixed costs based on the number of initial registrants. Cancellations can affect these costs even if there is a waiting list. In addition, cancellations incur processing fees and other costs paid by BWS as well as requiring extra time and organizational effort. Refunds for extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the event coordinator.

    From registration date to 60 days prior to the event = 90% refund 

    59 days to 21days prior = 75% refund

    20 days to 8 days prior = 50% refund

    7 days or fewer = no refund

    In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will still be held unless the Hawthorn Center is unable to open or the workshop artist is unable to travel. If BWS cancels the workshop, then all paid registrants will receive a full pro-rata refund for those days that were cancelled.

    Check this website for changes, updates and new information.

    Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to:

    Dana Kleinsteuber (BWS Workshop Chair) at kleinstk@verizon.net


    LOCATION:

    The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

    6175 Sunny Spring Rd. Columbia, MD 21044-5623

    Tel: (410) 730-7327


    WORKSHOP HOURS:

    First Day Hours - June 24, 2024 - Hawthorn Center doors open at 9:30 AM to allow you to set up your workspace. Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM on the first day and end at 4:00 PM.

    June 23nd and 24rd  - Doors will open at 9:00 AM and instruction will be from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

    One-hour break for lunch

    Please plan to leave by 4:15 PM. Hawthorne Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 4:30 PM


    PAYMENTS:

    Are preferred online, but if you send a check, please have it made out to BWS and reference Stacy Lund Levy Workshop. Mail it to:

    Dana Kleinsteuber Workshop Chair

    4018 Twilight Grove Ct.

    Ellicott City, MD 21042


    COVID POLICY:

    My assumption is that the COVID message below will not be necessary. 

    We anticipate that COVID-19 could continue to be an issue when this event is held due to new variants. While the current level is low, and would not require masking, we can not tell what June will bring. We make the decision on masking, for the benefit of the entire class, based on a variety of factors including the health departments reported COVID level, the preferences of the instructor and the number of registrants with expressed immune issues and health concerns.

    If you are immune compromised, or have health concerns, and doctors suggest those around you mask, please express this to

    Dana Kleinsteuber, the BWS workshop chair. kleinstk@verizon.net

    BWS understands that none of us like to wear a mask, including me. Please be prepared to wear a mask in this public space during this workshop/program, if requested, knowing that the decision was made after a great deal of consideration. That said, lets hope that things are looking good in June so we can go without them.

    • If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask feel free to do so at any time.
    • If you have decided you will never wear a mask again, even if requested by BWS, do not sign up for this class.
    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
    • 29
    Register

    AN EVENING DEMONSTRATION -

    URBAN LANDSCAPES

    with STACY LUND LEVY

    June 26, 2024
    7:00 – 9:00 pm (The building opens at 6:30)


    Registration:

    Members: May 9, 2024,10:00 a.m. $30

    Non-members: May 23, 2024,10:00 a.m. $35

    Registration ends June 21, 2024, or when the event is full.

    Not a Member?
    Consider becoming an Associate Member for $30/year.

    To pay the member fee you must become a member then register for Stacy's class.

    Join us here.


    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
    If a Member, Be sure to login before registering.

    If you don't login the system will not know you are a member so you will not be able to register during the members only registration time and the computer will not give you the members only price.

    All registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.




    DEMONSTRATION INSTRUCTOR:

    The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature respected, award winning local watercolor artist Stacy Lund Levy for an evening program on Wednesday, June 26th 2024 at the Hawthorn Center in Columbia, MD.


    URBAN LANDSCAPES WITH STACY LUND LEVY

    Painting an urban landscape can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. In this program Stacy will demonstrate how to simplify complicated structures into basic shapes and discuss where added detail can be most impactful.

    Students will benefit from the demonstration.



      DEMONSTRATION PRICE:

      $30 for BWS members (Signature Artists, Associates, and Students) and

      $35 for non-BWS members.

      The class size is limited to 50 people.

      PAYMENTS:

      Please pay online if possible. The payment system allows the use of Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Dana Kleinsteuber at the address below. Please enter the name of the demonstration on your check.

      Dana Kleinsteuber Workshop Chair

      4018 Twilight Grove Ct.

      Ellicott City, MD 21042

      Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

      FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

       www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events > Upcoming Events.
      If a Member, be sure to login before registering.

      Remember that these demonstrations fill up very quickly. When filled, you can join the waiting list.

      CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

      Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to:

      Dana Kleinsteuber (BWS Workshop Chair) at kleinstk@verizon.net

      There are no refunds for this demonstration unless it is canceled by BWS.


      LOCATION:

      The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

      6175 Sunny Spring Rd. Columbia, MD 21044-5623

      Tel: (410) 730-7327


      DEMONSTRATION HOURS:

      Date: June 26th, 2024 (Wednesday), from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

      (building opens at 6:30 pm)



      BIOGRAPHY

      Artist and Baltimore native, Stacy Lund Levy has been creating art in many forms since kindergarten. She earned an BA from Hood College in Biochemistry as well as a MA from The Johns Hopkins Art as Applied to Medicine program. Combining her artistic talents with her intellectual interest in anatomy and science, she initially worked as a medical illustrator. Stacy then opted to establish Lund Art Studios, a career move that enabled her to take on a variety of clients locally and nationally, and to jury shows, teach classes and workshops, give demonstrations, and exhibit her artwork.

      Stacy works primarily in watercolor, but also creates wearable art and collage.  She is a signature member of the American, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Watercolor Societies, as well the AWA, American Women Artists.  Her work can be viewed at  https://bakerartist.org/slevy and https://www.instagram.com/artorangutan/.


      COVID POLICY:

      My assumption is that the COVID message below will not be necessary. 

      We anticipate that COVID-19 could continue to be an issue when this event is held due to new variants. While the current level is low, and would not require masking, we can not tell what June will bring. We make the decision on masking, for the benefit of the entire class, based on a variety of factors including the health departments reported COVID level, the preferences of the instructor and the number of registrants with expressed immune issues and health concerns.

      If you are immune compromised, or have health concerns, and doctors suggest those around you mask, please express this to

      Dana Kleinsteuber, the BWS workshop chair. kleinstk@verizon.net

      BWS understands that none of us like to wear a mask, including me. Please be prepared to wear a mask in this public space during this workshop/program, if requested, knowing that the decision was made after a great deal of consideration. That said, lets hope that things are looking good in June so we can go without them.

      • If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask feel free to do so at any time.
      • If you have decided you will never wear a mask again, even if requested by BWS, do not sign up for this class.


      • 04 Aug 2024
      • 10:30 AM
      • 15 Sep 2024
      • 10:30 AM
      • 2029 Monkton Rd. Monkton, Md 21111
      • 21
      Register

      Manor Mill Gallery

      is hosting a BWS Exhibit for Associate, Student, and Signature Artist Members

      August 3, 2024 - September 15, 2024

      Reception: Saturday, August 3, 4-7PM

      Registration from May 10 through July 10, 2023 or when the exhibit is full, whichever comes first.

      Location: Manor Mill Gallery, 2029 Monkton Rd. Monkton, MD. 21111

      Two Sets of Awards will be presented.

      • One Set to Celebrate Our Exhibiting Associates and Students
      • One Set for the Signature/Life Members!

      Registration Information

      Registration fee: $20.00

      Please note: Your membership in BWS must be current in order to register for this show.

      FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events.
      If a Member, Be sure to login before registering.

      All registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

      No refunds (except in the case of the event being cancelled for weather or other reason.)

      __________________

      There are multiple drop-off and pickup days for this exhibit. 

      Drop Off Date:s Sunday July 28, 6:30-7:30 PM, Monday July 29, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Tuesday July 30, 10AM- Noon

      Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3, 2024 4:00-7:00 PM

      Pick up dates: Sunday Sept 15, 6-7PM, or Monday, September 16, 9:00AM-4:00PM

      Failure to pick up the art by the listed artwork pick-up dates will result in a storage fee of $10 per day. Artwork neglected or abandoned will become the property of Manor Mill seven days after scheduled and agreed upon artwork pick-up days.

      Gallery Commission is 40% of sales price*

      *In some instances, the gallery encourages sales by offering a 10% discount to the buyer. This 10 percent reduction is spilit 5% from both the registrant and the gallery. Please price paintings with this in mind.

      Please read the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits. There is a checkbox in the registration form that you must select to be able to participate in the exhibition. I acknowledges that you have read and agree to the rules which are available here.

      On line payment is prefered. To pay by check, write the check to BWS and mail it to David Drown at 9752 Gudel Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21042

      For any questions contact David Drown

      Email: davdrown@comcast.net

      • 09 Sep 2024
      • 9:30 AM
      • 10 Sep 2024
      • 4:00 PM
      • The Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD
      • 19
      Register

      HOW TO APPROACH AND PAINT DIFFERENT TEXTURES WITH LUIS PÉREZ

      Sep 9-10, 2024

      Registration:

      Members: Jun 19, 2024, 9:30 a.m. for $150

      Non-members: Jul 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m. for $185

      Registration ends September 2, 2024, or when the event is full.

      The class size is limited to 22 people, and the program cannot be split with another person.

      Not a Member? Consider becoming an Associate Member for $30/year.

      To pay the member registration fee you must become a member before registering for Luis's class.

      Join us here.


      FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT: www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events. If you are a Member be sure to login before registering.

      If you don't login, the system will not know you are a member so you will not be able to register during the members only registration period and the computer will not give you the members only price.

      All registrations have to be paid within 5 days of registering. No exceptions please.

      _________________________

      Program Instructor: 

      The Baltimore Watercolor Society is excited to feature a two day program with award winning local watercolor artist Luis Pérez.



      Program Subject:

      Creating realistic textures with watercolor is a very rewarding experience! Luis will share with you his approach, setup and strategy for rendering a variety of textures that are found in portraiture, landscapes, seascapes, botany, animals, etc. He will discuss artistic consistency, drawing, color, color ‘personality’, art materials, references, and tools.





      Recommended Experience:

      All levels (basic knowledge & some previous experiences strongly recommended to benefit from this workshop)

      All levels are welcome but students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium.


      Supply List:

      Participants should bring their preferred color paints/ palettes, mediums, masking fluid, tapes, small stiff brushes for lifting color, and papers (no bigger than 9" x 12", cold press, 140 lbs or higher recommended).

      Additional Supplies 

      Bring the standard watercolor supplies:

      water containers

      paper towels or small towel

      block or board to attach watercolor paper

      Pencils

      Masking fluid. Make sure it is still fluid, like the consistency of water.

      Rubber cement pick up

      Art tape (the white one) OR masking tape

      Brush for masking fluid

      Small container of dish soap (1 Tablespoon is plenty)

      12 inch ruler

      Preparation Instructions:

      About 30 days before the event, you will receive images from BWS which Luis will use for the class for both days.

      On the second day, the participants may use provided references to paint or they may bring their own texture reference to execute (the image should be already drawn/ transferred onto the watercolor paper the evening of the first session).

      The references can be:

      1) Wood (tree, door, boat, etc.)

      2) Snow

      3) Metal ( reflective to mat, rust, patina, etc)

      4) Food (fruits, salads, etc)

      5) Glass

      Biography:

      Luis F. Pérez was born in Colombia and raised in Bogota and New York, where he graduated from the School of Visual Arts. After working in the fashion industry and community arts programming, he began in 2015 to present his work in outdoor exhibitions. He has won numerous awards, and his work has appeared in various watercolor and drawing publications (Splash 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24; The Best of Drawing; Stroke of Genius; Southwest Art Magazine, Artists Magazine: ‘Artist to watch’ 2023).

      Luis’s work has evolved from simple graphite illustrations of animals to images on a range of topics and in a variety of mediums and sizes. The common thread in his work is to reinterpret captured light. He generally works from photographs and then reinterprets the photographed subject in a way meant to invite the viewer to focus on light as well as on a subject, prompting the viewer to their own reinterpretation.

      His latest watercolors are primarily still life or landscape, generally in large format. The still life paintings of food are a series entitled “Privileged food.” The paintings, while realistic, are contemporary in form, design, and composition. The semi-circular composition offers the opportunity to explore ways that negative space can be complementary or oppositional to the subject, using tonal values, hues, or subtle textural variations.

      His work can be viewed at https://www.luisfineart.com/

      ________________________

      Program LOGISTICS:

      Price:

      $150.00 for BWS members (Signature Artists, Associates, and Students) and

      $185.00 for non-BWS members.

      The class size is limited to 22 people, and the workshop cannot be split with another person.

      Please pay online if possible. The payment system allows the use of Credit Cards. Otherwise, checks should be made out to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mailed to Yogini Dahiwadkar at the address below. Please enter the name of the workshop on your check.

      Confirmation of your registration will be sent upon receipt of your check or online payment. Checks must be received within 5 days of registration to be considered as registered.

      FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION VISIT:

       www.bws.wildapricot.org and go to Public Events > Upcoming Events.If a Member, be sure to login before registering.

      Remember that these workshops fill up very quickly. When filled, you can join the waiting list.


      Waiting List:

      BWS maintains a workshop and program waiting list. When openings occur, BWS fills the openings from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.

      BWS adds names to the waiting list according to the date and time.

      You can join the waiting list if a workshop or program is filled. There are often openings, so it is worth doing if you are interested in the class.

      You can't join a waiting list before registration opens.

      Waiting List registrants - Do not send payment until you are informed of an opening and have been sent an invoice. Any check sent before you have been informed you have a spot will be destroyed.


      Cancellations and Refunds:

      BWS makes decisions and incurs fixed costs based on the number of initial registrants. Cancellations can affect these costs even if there is a waiting list. In addition, cancellations incur processing fees and other costs paid by BWS as well as requiring extra time and organizational effort. Refunds for extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the event coordinator.

      From registration date to 60 days prior to the event = 90% refund 

      59 days to 21days prior = 75% refund

      20 days to 8 days prior = 50% refund

      7 days or fewer = no refund

      In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will still be held unless the Hawthorn Center is unable to open or the workshop instructor is unable to travel. If BWS cancels the workshop, then all paid registrants will receive a full pro-rata refund for those days that were cancelled.

      Check this website for changes, updates and new information.

      Questions and requests to be added to the waiting list can be directed to:

      Yogini Dahiwadkar (BWS Program Chair) at yoginidahiwadkar@baltimorewatercolorsociety.org


      Location:

      The Hawthorn Center is located in the community of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, Maryland:

      6175 Sunny Spring Rd. Columbia, MD 21044-5623

      Tel: (410) 730-7327

      Workshop Hours:

      Sep 9, 2024- Sept 10, 2024-  Hawthorn Center doors open at 9:30 AM to allow you to set up your workspace. Workshop instruction begins: 10:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM.

      One-hour break for lunch

      Please plan to leave by 4:15 PM. Hawthorne Center closes and doors are locked promptly at 4:30 PM

      Payments:

      BWS prefers online payments, but if you send a check, please have it made out to BWS and reference Luis Perez Program  in the notes section of your check. Mail it to:

      Yogini Dahiwadkar, Program Chair

      2143 Oak Forest Drive 

      Ellicott City, MD 21043

      Wearing Masks

      • If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, feel free to do so at any time.
      • If you are immune compromised and your doctors recommend you only be around people wearing masks, be advised BWS will not be requiring masks for this workshop. 

      If you have any questions, contact Yogini Dahiwadkar, Program Chair at 443-636-0237.


    Past events

    13 Apr 2024 BWS NY Bus Trip to AWS Show - 2024
    08 Apr 2024 Signature Member Exhibit at Friendship Heights Community Center Gallery 2024
    04 Apr 2024 Free Sumi-e Painting Demonstration with Joan Lok
    01 Apr 2024 Design Your Way to Stronger Paintings in 5 Easy Steps with Lois Ward Wolford
    01 Mar 2024 March 2024 Signature Artist Jurying Sign Up Due By
    27 Jan 2024 Free Demo with Milind Mulick, Daniel Smith Watercolor Ambassador
    16 Nov 2023 FREE YUPO Demonstration and Discussion of Mid-Atlantic Top Winners with Alexis Lavine
    12 Nov 2023 2023 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
    28 Oct 2023 October 2023 Signature Artist Jurying Sign Up
    06 Oct 2023 2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
    03 Oct 2023 Anything but Cold Pressed, Painting on Alternative Surfaces with Alexis Lavine
    16 Sep 2023 Rescheduled Plein Air Painting with Diane Gibson at Jerusalem Mill
    28 Jun 2023 Signature Member Exhibit at Quiet Waters Gallery 2023
    22 Jun 2023 An Evening with Alicia Farris "Faces and Figures"
    19 Jun 2023 Faces and Figures with Alicia Farris
    06 Jun 2023 FREE Presentation: Entering Shows Simplified with Stacy Lund Levy
    02 Jun 2023 Submit Applications for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
    20 May 2023 Plein Air Painting with Matt Fenton at Benjamin Banneker State Park
    09 May 2023 2023 BWS Annual Member Gathering - Luncheon & Plein Air
    05 May 2023 Free Pet Portrait Demonstration with Caitlin Leline Hatch
    21 Apr 2023 FREE Tour Given by Mary Whyte of her We The People Exhibition
    17 Apr 2023 BWS NY Bus Trip to AWS Show- 2023
    06 Apr 2023 An Evening Demo with Joe Cibere "Mid-Tone Crisis, ink First"
    03 Apr 2023 "Mid-Tone Crisis - Ink First" with Joe Cibere
    25 Mar 2023 March 2023 Signature Artist Jurying
    23 Mar 2023 Make Your Photograph Work for You with Joyce Bell
    20 Mar 2023 BWS Exhibit for Associate Members at Roland Park Presbyterian Church Gallery
    10 Feb 2023 Watercolor Reimagined with Liz Walker
    10 Jan 2023 Free Demonstration with Liz Walker
    29 Oct 2022 October 2022 Signature Artist Jurying
    20 Oct 2022 Free Pouring Demonstration with Leslie Lambert
    17 Oct 2022 Signature Member Exhibit at Hereford Branch Library
    11 Oct 2022 Exploring Watercolor with David Daniels
    14 Sep 2022 Texture and More in Transparent Watercolor with Gwen Bragg
    09 Jun 2022 An Evening Demo with Kathleen Giles "Create Dynamic Values"
    07 Jun 2022 Create Dynamic Values by Kathleen S. Giles
    19 May 2022 BWS Annual Member Gathering - Luncheon & Plein Air
    21 Mar 2022 ZOOM: "Perspective Drawing Is Easy" with Tim Saternow
    10 Feb 2022 Rescheduled - BWS Exhibit for Associate Members at the Slayton House Gallery
    09 Feb 2022 March 2022 Signature Artist Jurying
    28 Oct 2021 An Evening with Keiko Tanabe
    22 Oct 2021 Signature Member Exhibition at McBride Gallery
    05 Oct 2021 101 Glazes of Transparent Watercolor with Janet Belich
    09 Aug 2021 Signature Member Exhibit at Carroll County Arts Council
    09 Aug 2021 VIRTUAL: "Watercolor on Aquabord™ - Landscapes" with A Rimpo
    27 Jun 2021 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition and Reception & Awards Presentation
    21 Jun 2021 VIRTUAL: "Daring Color" with Anne Abgott
    12 Jun 2021 2021 ONLINE MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    07 Jun 2021 VIRTUAL: "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy #3
    27 May 2021 2021 BWS Online Member Meeting with Speaker and Demo
    12 May 2021 VIRTUAL: "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy #2
    03 May 2021 VIRTUAL: "Watercolor on Aquabord" with A Rimpo
    12 Apr 2021 VIRTUAL: Brienne Brown "Dynamic Watercolors" Bringing the Everyday to Life
    11 Feb 2021 March 2021 Signature Artist Jurying
    16 Jan 2021 Signature Members Exhibit at Strathmore Mansion Gallery and Online
    03 Oct 2020 Signature Members Exhibit at Delaplaine Gallery
    01 Sep 2020 October 29, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
    01 Jul 2020 ONLINE 2020 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    28 May 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 BWS Annual Dinner
    10 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - BWS NY Bus Trip to AWS Show- 2020
    04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED - Color Theory Made Clear with Glen Kessler
    07 Mar 2020 March 7, 2020 Signature Artist Jurying
    11 Nov 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera #2
    23 Oct 2019 An Evening with Janet Rogers
    22 Oct 2019 “Watercolor Impressions – From Flowers to Figures” with Janet Rogers
    14 Oct 2019 "Painting Animals in Watercolor" with Stacy Lund Levy
    05 Oct 2019 October 5, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
    28 Sep 2019 Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Brenda Kidera
    25 Sep 2019 Learn about how DANIEL SMITH watercolor paint is developed from minerals
    01 Jul 2019 PLEIN AIR EXHIBIT AT IRVINE NATURE CENTER
    12 Jun 2019 Plein Air Painting with Diane Gibson at Cromwell Valley Park
    08 Jun 2019 2019 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    05 Jun 2019 An Evening with David Lobenberg "California Vibe"
    04 Jun 2019 David Lobenberg's "California Vibe"
    01 May 2019 2019 BWS Annual Dinner
    27 Apr 2019 Peer Critique
    09 Apr 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
    13 Mar 2019 An Evening with Pam Wenger "Watercolor Portrait Sketching"
    12 Mar 2019 Watercolor Portrait Sketching with Pam Wenger
    02 Mar 2019 March 2, 2019 Signature Artist Jurying
    17 Jan 2019 Exhibit at Hoffberger Gallery for Signature Artists
    30 Oct 2018 An Evening with Matthew Bird 'Painting the Figure'
    30 Oct 2018 Painting the Figure in Watercolor with Matthew Bird
    27 Oct 2018 "Learn to create a nighttime landscape with A Rimpo"
    24 Oct 2018 Associate and Signature Member Exhibit at Quiet Waters Gallery
    06 Oct 2018 October 6, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
    02 Oct 2018 Plein Air with Carolyn Councell
    12 Sep 2018 An Evening with John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
    10 Sep 2018 John Salminen's 'Realism through Design'
    21 Jul 2018 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens for Signature Artists
    09 Jun 2018 2018 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    06 Jun 2018 An Evening with Kathleen Conover "Chaos to Order"
    05 Jun 2018 Kathleen Conover's "Chaos to Order"
    16 May 2018 'Capturing the Light' An Evening with Lynn Ferris
    15 May 2018 Lynn Ferris 'Capturing the Light'
    09 May 2018 2018 BWS Annual Dinner
    05 May 2018 'After the Painting is finished' with Matthew Bird
    17 Apr 2018 AWS show in NY bus trip - 2018
    07 Apr 2018 'Watercolor Portrait Sketching' with Pam Wenger
    29 Mar 2018 Exhibit at Slayton House for Signature Artists
    10 Mar 2018 March 10, 2018 Signature Artist Jurying
    15 Nov 2017 An Evening with Michael Reardon
    14 Nov 2017 Michael Reardon's Painting Light and Color in Land- and Cityscapes in a 4-Day Workshop
    11 Nov 2017 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
    17 Oct 2017 How to apply to Galleries
    07 Oct 2017 Energize your Plein Air Paintings with Diane Gibson
    04 Oct 2017 BWS Exhibit for Associate and Signature Members at the Howard County Department of Education Central Office Gallery
    30 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by A Rimpo
    29 Sep 2017 Fun with Fluid Acrylic Workshop by A Rimpo
    23 Sep 2017 September 23, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
    19 Sep 2017 An Evening with Hillary Parker
    18 Sep 2017 Botanical watercolors with Hillary Parker
    28 Aug 2017 Art League of Ocean City Signature Member's Show
    17 Jun 2017 2017 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    14 Jun 2017 An Evening with Frank Eber
    13 Jun 2017 Frank Eber's 'Atmospheric Watercolors', an Approach to Luminous Watercolors: 4-day workshop
    03 May 2017 2017 BWS Annual Dinner
    29 Apr 2017 Loosen Up Your Paintings and/or Your Figure Scape Paintings by Lois Wolford
    26 Apr 2017 An Evening with E. B. Lewis
    25 Apr 2017 E. B. Lewis 3-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
    14 Apr 2017 AWS show in NY bus trip
    25 Mar 2017 "Water and Reflections Made Easy!" with Annie Strack
    04 Mar 2017 March 4, 2017 Signature Artist Jurying
    01 Mar 2017 North Oaks Center Exhibit
    05 Nov 2016 How to prepare to become a Signature Member of the BWS
    26 Oct 2016 An Evening with Iain Stewart
    25 Oct 2016 Iain Stewart 4-Day Urban & Rural Landscape Workshop
    22 Oct 2016 Sumi-e painting with Joan Lok
    01 Oct 2016 October 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
    24 Sep 2016 Negative Flower Painting with Stacy Lund Levy
    02 Sep 2016 "The Value of Three" Exhibit at Howard County Arts Center Exhibit
    06 Aug 2016 The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Exhibit
    26 Jun 2016 2016 Mid-Atl reception & awards presentation
    18 Jun 2016 Northern Baltimore County Plein Air Event with Diane Gibson
    09 Jun 2016 2016 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    08 Jun 2016 An Evening with Joyce Hicks
    07 Jun 2016 Joyce Hicks 4-Day Landscape Painting Workshop
    14 May 2016 Inspirational Color in the Landscape
    11 May 2016 2016 BWS Annual Dinner
    07 May 2016 Painting the Figure with the Rivulet and Lifting Technique
    23 Apr 2016 The Art of Business
    11 Apr 2016 Soon Young Warren 4-Day Still Life Workshop
    08 Apr 2016 AWS show in NY bus trip
    12 Mar 2016 March 2016 Signature Artist Jurying
    03 Mar 2016 The Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit
    20 Jan 2016 An Evening with Michael Holter
    19 Jan 2016 Michael Holter 4-Day Portrait & Figure Workshop
    10 Jan 2016 Glenview Mansion Art Gallery Exhibition
    14 Nov 2015 Portraiture in Watercolor at HCAC with Joanna Barnum
    29 Oct 2015 Exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House - Register by Oct 22, 2015
    20 Oct 2015 An Evening with Laurie Goldstein-Warren
    19 Oct 2015 Laurie Goldstein-Warren 4-Day Workshop
    17 Oct 2015 October 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
    10 Oct 2015 Landscape Painting with Mark Hiles
    19 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Baltimore Co with Fritz Briggs
    05 Sep 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Northern Baltimore Co with Marshall Kinsley
    26 Aug 2015 2015 "Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors" at The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park
    03 Jun 2015 An Evening with Mark Mehaffey
    03 Jun 2015 2015 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION
    02 Jun 2015 Mark Mehaffey 4-Day Workshop
    09 May 2015 Plein Air Paintout in Ellicott City with Joyce Bell
    06 May 2015 2015 BWS Annual Dinner
    28 Apr 2015 An Evening with Ted Nuttall
    27 Apr 2015 Ted Nuttall 4-Day Workshop
    10 Apr 2015 AWS show in NY bus trip
    28 Mar 2015 Luminous Portraits with Joanna Barnum-a Saturday one-day workshop
    07 Mar 2015 March 7, 2015 Signature Artist Jurying
    13 Nov 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Instructor Survey
    25 Oct 2014 October 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
    26 Aug 2014 BWS 2014 Workshop Interest Survey
    09 Aug 2014 Exhibit at Brookside Gardens
    16 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #2
    15 Jun 2014 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
    10 Jun 2014 Linda Baker Workshop - Week #1
    14 May 2014 2014 BWS Annual Dinner
    28 Apr 2014 Ocean City Art League
    27 Apr 2014 The Gallery at Liriodendron
    07 Apr 2014 AWS show in NY bus trip
    27 Mar 2014 Stewart White Plein Air Workshop
    25 Mar 2014 An Evening with Stewart White
    08 Mar 2014 March 2014 Signature Artist Jurying
    16 Nov 2013 Critique Day for Associate Members
    14 Oct 2013 Nancy Barch Multimedia Workshop
    12 Oct 2013 October 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
    22 Sep 2013 Towson Art Collective Exhibition
    29 Jun 2013 (Cancelled) FAQ about Art as a Business -a Saturday one-day workshop
    23 Jun 2013 Mid-Atl reception
    10 Jun 2013 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
    03 Jun 2013 June PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP
    02 Jun 2013 Mid-Atl receiving
    29 May 2013 PAUL JACKSON EVENING DEMO
    28 May 2013 May PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP
    15 May 2013 2013 BWS Annual Dinner
    01 May 2013 BlackRock Center for the Arts Exhibit
    12 Apr 2013 AWS show in NY bus trip
    16 Mar 2013 Introduction to Sumi-e Painting with Joan Lok: a weekend BWS workshop
    04 Mar 2013 Columbia Art Center Exhibit
    02 Mar 2013 March 2013 Signature Artist Jurying
    19 Jan 2013 Characteristics of Your Watercolor Paints--a Saturday one-day workshop
    28 Oct 2012 Village of Friendship Heights
    21 Oct 2012 October 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
    29 Aug 2012 An Evening with Frank Webb
    29 Aug 2012 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
    28 Aug 2012 Frank Webb Watercolor Workshop : "Watercolor Energies and Composition"
    06 Jun 2012 2012 BWS Annual Dinner
    19 May 2012 David Daniels Workshop
    21 Apr 2012 Photograph and Edit Your Artwork with Nicholas Simmons
    10 Apr 2012 AWS Show Bus Trip 2012
    03 Mar 2012 March 2012 Signature Artist Jurying
    11 Feb 2012 Drawing and Painting Hands & Feet
    01 Feb 2012 Delaplaine art center
    02 Dec 2011 WSSC 2011

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