Women of Watercolor
W.O.W! Benefits and Services
Membership Application, (click here)
Paint-Outs: WOW! plans plein air painting sessions at selected sites during the summer months and indoors during the winter months. Wow's mission is watercolor painting, but artists and beginner painters in any medium are invited to guest once with WOW! , then officially join the group for camaraderie and whatever other benefits “fit.”
Website: www.womenofwatercolor.com The site includes all of the important information about our workshops, paint-out schedules, member information, exhibitions and more. If you choose to participate, you can also have your own personal web page posted on our site with your portrait, artist’s statement, and contact information, all for free. You may also display examples of your paintings, up to ten jpeg images. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about image postings.
E-mail Network: Keeps members and friends up to date on coming events and happenings of interest.
Instruction: Several times during the summer WOW! contracts an instructor to be on hand at paint-outs. We also offer a range of mini-classes taught by members and local instructors on a variety of subjects. Additionally, at the end of each session, group members come together to critique one another’s work and offer suggestions.
Workshops: WOW! offers at least one intensive watercolor workshop at a discounted “member” rate each summer and often offers other learning opportunities as well. (e.g. framing and matting workshops, printing and reproduction workshops, field trips to shows, etc.)
Exhibitions: WOW! has been invited to show work in public venues in Summit County for a number of summers. Additionally WOW! mounts its own traditional water-media exhibition in late summer with each member being her own “jury” to show her very finest work of the season. WOW! also exhibits at Art Fairs and other venues selected by members throughout the summer and winter.
Library: Click here for extensive information
Discounts: Rick’s Affordable Art and Framing, 573-C Adams Ave, Silverthorne, offers us a 20% discount on framing only. 970-468-2077. Copy Copy, 825 N. Summit Blvd, Frisco offers discounts on fold-over note cards: small cards: 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 80 cents each; medium to large: 4 by 6 and 5 by 7 $1.00 each. Studio Frame Shop on Airport Road, Breckenridge, offers a 20% discount to WOW members. 970-453-2806.
Mats: WOW! owns a mat cutter for members' use, but no longer maintains an inventory of mats.
Philanthropy: WOW! members volunteer services to Arts Alive! Gallery in Breckenridge, the exhibition venue of the Summit County Arts Council, and donate their selected paintings to numerous organizations. Kevin Reynolds, Judy Day, Linda Marr, and Jill Gordon volunteer at The Art Gallery at Keystone Lake.