More than 20 painters from a variety of communities will exhibit watermedia works when the 2009 Colorado Watercolor Society State Show opens with a …
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More than 20 painters from a variety of communities will exhibit
watermedia works when the 2009 Colorado Watercolor Society State
Show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 24 and continues
until May 3 at the Colorado History Museum.
Art lovers always find a strong, varied collection of paintings
at this annual show, with styles ranging from contemporary realism
There will be portraits, landscapes, travel images, still life,
florals and perhaps abstractions of all of the above.
Watercolor is a demanding medium, requiring rather precise
timing and planning, although at times a happy accident can be
successfully included in the process.
Colorado Watercolor Society artists have developed skillfully
controlled techniques, which allow them to present images they see
Award-winning, nationally recognized watercolorist and teacher
Mark Mehaffey, who lives in Michigan, is the juror for the exhibit.
He has selected 100 Colorado artists for the show. While in town,
he will teach a workshop April 24-26.
Admission is free to the exhibit — just tell the folks at the
entrance desk that you’re there to see the show. The opening
reception is from 5-8 p.m. April 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
All artwork is for sale.
Chuck Danford of Littleton often exhibits paintings of mountain
goats perched on high rocky cliffs or other animals in the wild,
but his contented little “Basset Hound,” enjoying some rays, is in
the 2009 exhibit. Danford is a Colorado native and graduate of
Colorado Institute of Art. He worked as a graphic artist and has
been painting professionally since 1998.
Other Littleton watercolorists with work accepted for the show
are rita derjue, Joyce Shelton, Susan Spear, Carolyn Tegeder and
From Centennial, there are paintings by Melissa Barrett, Suzanne
Bartlett; Paul Foster, Steve Griggs, Anita Winter.
Englewood artists are Pat Foster and Janice Hanson.
Highlands Ranch painters are Diane Fechenbach, Chris Jensen,
Becky Lucas, Judy Witherell.
Greenwood Village: Georgia Mucilli.
Castle Rock: Suzanne Strear.
Lone Tree: Zona Janssen.
Monument: Susan Larson.
Woodland Park: Sally Wilson.
Members and nonmembers may attend Mehaffey’s workshop,
“Experiments in Content, Color and Composition,” if space
It will pack material normally covered in four days into three.
Costs are $225, society member; $275, nonmember. 303-973-8950 or
If you go
The Colorado Watercolor Society’s 2009 State Show runs April 24
through May 3 at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway,
Hours: 5-8 p.m. April 24, opening reception; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
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