“The National Watercolor Society is a very prestigious organization, and the jurying in is so strict that to be able to put NWS after one’s name is really a feather in one’s cap,” Meg Huntington Cajero, a past president of the society, said. “The letters NWS matters to dealers who would be more inclined to represent an artist with them, knowing that the artist has been seen as having attained a very high level of skill and accomplishment, and dealers would point out the ‘NWS’ to potential collectors.” Yet others claim that it is worthwhile for an artist to let others know how he is esteemed by others.”
This is from an article: Huff Post
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
La Cuisine Paris is cooking located in the center of Paris. Through a friend of mine, I had the opportunity to visit the school while she went to her pastry classes in Paris. While there, we went on a tour offered by the school called "Let Them Eat Cake" tour which meant that we were able to sample various Parisian delights of their Chocolatiers and Patisseries. Being an artist, I saw inspiration along the way for future paintings. When I got back to the States, I proceeded to put these inspirations to paint. What became of it were two significant paintings from the tour along with of course other paintings inspired by France itself to form several paintings turning into offerings of prints and notecards. La Cuisine was interested in letting their cliental know about the art in there latest newsletter. I am honored! Here is the Newsletter from Paris which show one of the paintings. It is from the store called La Mazet located in the Marias area of Paris.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Yes, it happened yesterday with a call from Penny Hill. This has been my year for inclusion as a signature member in two prestigious watercolor societies. It is quite an accomplishment and sounds like it came so easily. It did not. It might have come faster if I had participated more but let's face it, to get involved takes a not only a time commitment but also a financial one. Paying dues, exhibition fees to just send an image in for consideration for a show, shipping, crating, framing and travel fees if you go to see the exhibition can all add up. Hence, the cost of a painting. But the experience of it all is well worth it. When you do not get accepted or it takes awhile to acquire signature membership, it should just make one more determined to develop your painting skills and save up because when going to these shows, you get to meet some very special people. And it is a great accomplishment to have arrived to this status.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Here is the invitation from Anne Fontaine located at the Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan to celebrate Bastille Day in which they will be featuring my watercolor paintings from various trips to France. I am excited about this opportunity! It should be fun and interesting. If any of my followers happen to be in the area on July 14 stop by to say hello.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Received my congratulations from Penny Hill, director of exhibitions with NWS about my painting "Soft Landing".
They are checking into signature membership as I have exhibited with them 3 times now. I will make that official announcement when I receive the information.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Here are some scenes from the AWS awards dinner.
From top to botton: outside the Salmagundi Club, my painting "French Lace", attending my first AWS meeting, fellow artist Sandy Delehanty with her painting "Notre Dame", plates getting ready for the dinner, fellow artist, Myrna Wacknov with her painting "Snapped", getting my certificate for my signature membership with AWS president Antonio Masi.