PHILADELPHIA WATER COLOR SOCIETY

Events

We invite you to participate in our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • October 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Session
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    Program - Discussion on The Business of Art during the Pandemic 

    Speakers - Mick McAndrews, Madeleine Kelly, Andrea Strang and Lena Thynell. 

    Getting the Most from On-Line Workshops:  Artist - Mick McAndrews

    Mick’s award-winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity.  He is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Crest Award), the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Sylvan Grouse Guild) and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.  He is also an Artist Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.  Mick teaches watercolor workshops across the U.S. and abroad.  He is a passionate painter who believes that time spent painting is precious.  His goal is to draw and paint every day and he believes that the fastest way to artistic growth is through the activity of painting.  He enjoys painting outside to take advantage of surroundings, natural light and the sights and sounds that influence each painter’s creative nature.  Outside in nature’s studio is where he finds the greatest challenge and the greatest reward.  He is challenged to capture the moment because light and its effects, reflections and cast shadows changes continuously.  He is forced to simplify, to reduce the overwhelming complexity of what is in front of him into only the most important shapes and values. His nature is to be spontaneous so working loose and impressionistically appeals to him.  The magic of watercolor is found in the partnership between artist and medium, of finding a balance between the knowledge, technique and skill of the painter while leaving room for the magic that makes watercolor so distinctive.  


    Image Preparation and On-Line Jurying:  Artist and Professional Juror - Madeleine Kelly

    Artist and educator, Madeleine Kelly has been invited to judge numerous exhibitions, lecture and teach multiple mediums.  Madeleine never formally studied art, although she continues to evolve as an artist and has achieved her skills through workshops, museums, and demos with such leading artists as Elizabeth Mowry, Rea Redifer and Homer Johnson.  Her paintings are displayed and admired in public and private collections around the world and have been selected for various national and international juried exhibitions where she has received numerous awards  She is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society where she also serves on the board.  Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers including featured articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer and an American Artist Magazine feature.  Her artwork can be seen gracing the set of an Indie film; “The Suspect”.  Madeleine explores the mundane to find the marvelous and for her art is passion, discovery, evolution and an endless journey.  Exploring the versatility of multiple mediums, she uses texture and color to create interest.  Although her inspirational triggers are everywhere it is often the medium itself that drives her.  Her studio is in Southeastern, Pennsylvania.


    The Virtual Gallery:  Gallery 222 Owner – Andrea Strang

    Andrea Strang, Malvern resident and Penn State Alum, is the owner and curator of Gallery 222 Malvern.  Her personal journey into the world of art began as a student more than 10 years ago.  Andrea’s love and passion for art only grew stronger through the years, collecting many pieces herself.  Andrea, wanting to share her love of art, had a clear and simple vision of opening a gallery that would meld together amazing local art in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  She achieved her dream when she opened the doors to Gallery 222 on King Street a couple of years ago and has since been experiencing great success.  Andrea now has a vast private collection and enjoys helping others expand their own.  She works with interior decorators on a regular basis and loves exposing the community to the many local and talented artists.  

    Using Social media to Promote your Work:  Artist - Lena Tynell

    Lena Thynell lives with her husband nearby State College, PA.  She got her education in watercolor painting at the Gerlesborg Art School in Sweden, taking week long classes over several years.  This school is located north of Gothenburg on the beautiful Swedish west coast.  She is an art instructor at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania.  After a long career as a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife and Department Head in Sweden, watercolor has now become an important part of her life.  She enjoys painting “en plein-air” which gives her much inspiration.  “It’s a challenge to paint on location and that’s what I like” Lena states.  Lena has participated in Juried Art Shows as well as solo art shows in Sweden and the U.S.  Since the move to the United States, Lena has attended workshops with Skip Lawrence, Alvaro Castagnet, Vladislav Yeliseyev, Andy Evansen and Mick McAndrews.  Lena is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, The Philadelphia Watercolor Society, The Baltimore Watercolor Society, The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, The Nordic Watercolor Society NAS, The Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania and is the Social Media Administrator for the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Lena States “When I paint, I aim to express a feeling or a mood of the object rather than to create an exact picture.  Being outdoors, painting is very inspiring, and I love it.  It is a challenge to paint outdoors exposed to wind, sun, rain and even snow.  My paintings come alive in a way that is quite different from those paintings created in my studio.  What started as a hobby has now become an important part of my life”.


    Each speaker will have 15 – 20 minutes to cover their topic followed by Question/Answer Period




    • October 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • online Zoom
    • 83
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    If you're signed up for the Stephen Quiller workshop, registration for the demo is free - no need to register

    October 22: Stephen will discuss how he uses color, and he will paint using the water medium casein. The cost is $15 for non-workshop attendees, and the demo is free for those attending the workshop.


    Cancellation Policy: Please note that after 45 days before the start of the workshop (i.e., September 7), paid participants will be responsible for the full tuition amount, unless they personally find an artist to replace their spot in the workshop. If the workshop is full and there is an available person on the waitlist, that person may take the place of the cancelling artist.

    • October 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Submissions for this Show will be accepted beginning May 1, 2020. Click here to get started.

    Prospectus
    • October 23, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • October 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • online Zoom
    • 7
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    This year’s workshop, connected with the 120th International Works on Paper Exhibition, is conducted by the internationally recognized artist, Stephen Quiller. It will focus on gaining a better understanding of color  and color relationships in water media (including transparent watercolor, gouache, and acrylic), and it crosses all mediums. You will not want to miss this workshop! 

    Because of the Covid 19 situation, we will be holding this workshop online through ZOOM. The dates will be the same...October 23-25. The times will differ slightly to accommodate West Coast participants. It will begin each day at 11:00 EST and end at 6:00 Eastern Standard Time. The price will be discounted to $250 for members and $275 for non- members. Before the workshop starts, we will have a ZOOM tutorial to make sure everyone is able to access the workshop. 

    Stephen is an engaging, experienced teacher, and we expect this workshop to be educational and interesting.




    Stephen Quiller is an internationally known painter who works primarily in water media, monotypes, and intaglio printmaking. He is best known for his innovative approach to water media painting: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein and their combinations, and for his use of color. He has written several books, and his research and development of a color wheel for painters -called the “Quiller Wheel” - is used by thousands of painters throughout the world. 

    Stephen Quiller has painted in many parts of the world, but he is primarily known for his work done at or near his home in the high mountainous country of southern Colorado. These subjects include beaver ponds, snow shadows, water patterns, wild iris, and mountain rhythms, all capturing the spirit of the San Juan Mountains. 

    Stephen is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Water Media, and Society for Painters in Acrylic and Casein, among others. His work has been selected for the Gold Medal of Honor in 2014 and the Silver Medal of Honor in 2018 at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. 

    His work may be seen at https://www.quillergallery.com 

    Cancellation Policy: Please note that after 45 days before the start of the workshop (i.e., September 7), paid participants will be responsible for the full tuition amount, unless they personally find an artist to replace their spot in the workshop. If the workshop is full and there is an available person on the waitlist, that person may take the place of the cancelling artist.

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