Wednesday, October 28, 2009

News from the Watermark (not formatted and minus pictures)

October, 2009

Calendar of Events


Second Saturday of the Month
10:00 AM
Herwecks Art Supply, 300 Broadway
Bring your artwork for constructive
feedback. Miriam Ledford will help us get
the most out of our work

Email: Pat Safir

Week Day Paint Outs

Contact Carol Hatch 210-681-9679 or
Dorothy Sommers 210-696 1851

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 15
35th Annual Juried Exhibition
6:00 PM till 8:00 PM
2009 Award Winners will be announced at Los
Patios Gazebo Restaurant and Gallery. Show
will hang through November 23, 2009

Show Schedule
November 23, 2009 - Juried show will come
down and Holiday Show will be hung
January 18, 2010 - Holiday Show will be
picked up and New Year/New Works show will
go up

Upcoming SAWG Workshops

The cost of workshops has gone up. Artists are
charging more, and the workshop location
rental has gone up considerably. If you are
interested in the upcoming workshops, please
note that your deposit is your assurance of a
seat. Anyone wishing to entertain our artists
either at lunch or dinner, please let us know.
—Karen McCauley and Sandy McCoig

Karen McCauley - Jan. 20-22, 2010
Creative Papers and Collage–We will make
papers to use in your own acrylic collage with
emphasis on design.
Members $195; Non-Members $220
Deposit: $100 due by December 1, 2009
Remainder due by January 5, 2010
Location: Episcopal Church of Reconciliation
8900 Starcrest; San Antonio, TX 78217

Carrie Burns Brown - May 24-28, 2010
Color Emphasis/Acrylic/Collage
Members: $425; Non-Members $450
Deposit: $200 due by April 1, 2010
Remainder due by May 1, 2010
Location: Episcopal Church of Reconciliation
8900 Starcrest; San Antonio, TX 78217

From Barbara:
THANKS to Karen McCauley and Sandy McCoig for a great Gale Webb Workshop.
Gale really stretched our imaginations and made us think. The workshop was
very successful and I think everyone enjoyed it, thanks to our workshop chair and co-chair.

Board of Directors:
President – Barbara Brunner
Vice President – Mary Liaci
Treasurer – B.J. ODea
Recording Secretary – Johnelle Larson
Corresponding Secretary – Linda Bennett
Parliamentarian – Nannette Glancey
Immediate Past President – Janet Paduh
Email Notifications – Charlotte Cox
Juried Art Shows/Exhibs – Sylvia St Jean/Patsy
Membership – B.J. Odea
Paint-Outs – Carol Hatch/Dorothy Sommers
Hospitality – Jeanne Murray
Workshops -- Karen McCauley/Sandy McCoig
Newsletter – Pat Safir
Publicity – Toni Cheshire
Property –
Historian –
Members at Large – Edith Collins, Julie McCollum,
Sandy McCoig
Committee Chairpersons:
Librarian – Sylvia St. Jean
Website coordinator –
Critiques – Miriam Ledford
Ghost Ranch – Linda Greenberg/Mary Hunter
Los Patios Gallery –
Watercolor Month –
SAWG Outreach Programs
Say Si Janet Paduh

Below is a statement from one member who took the Gale Webb
"I thought the workshop was fun and so different
from any I had taken before. It was very
experimental with unique ways to create design
and pattern. The workshop was done primarily in
acrylic with some collage and use of fabrics. Gale
was an easy going teacher and the members who
attended were great to be with. I enjoyed it very

The Juror's Statement:
It was a privilege to be a juror for your SAWG show. I was impressed by the overall high
quality and variety of the work both in realism and abstraction. In judging the show I was
looking for originality and beautiful paint quality. I considered strong design to be of major
importance as I looked for pleasing division of space and dominance of color and value.
The award winners all met these criteria. Congratulations to all of you who were accepted
into the show." —Gale Webb
The San Antonio Watercolor Group wishes to thank John McClung and the Los Patios
staff for continued support in providing a beautiful backdrop and venue for the artwork of
its members.
Thanks also to Dana Butler with Coppini Academy for his photography of the artwork in
the catalog. He can be contacted to photograph artist's work at 210 588 9845.

San Antonio Sylvia St.Jean (Medical Center) 210-614-7017
Karen McCauley (Southside) 830-281-4903
Lesta Frank (Alamo Heights) 210-824-4226
Jeff Prestridge (Alamo Heights) Incarnate Word Art Department 210-824-3597
Pleasanton Lee Ricks workshops 830-569-2481
Karen McCauley (Pleasanton) 830-281-4903
Kerrville Jane Gay (Hill Country) 830-866-3336 877-739-1214
Castroville Colleen Gibson (Medina Valley ISD) continuing education classes
Castroville and Hondo Lorna Francis 830-931-9316 Buchanan Dam