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NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

SINCE 1920

SUMMER 2016
NEWSLETTER

Dawn by Frank Webb
International Small Image Exchange Exhibit, opens July 30 in the NWS Gallery

A MESSAGE FROM

KEN GOLDMAN
Dear Members and Friends,
First, let me thank all of you who donated
so generously to our 2015 roof fundraising
appeal. Thanks to your donations, we now
have a beautiful NEW roof on our Gallery.
This year’s Annual Members Exhibition was
selected in 2015 and first traveled to four
museums in China as the NWS/China
International Small Image Exchange
Exhibition. Starting July 30 – August 28, all
100 NWS members and the 100 selected
Chinese artists will be showing together
in our gallery. You are cordially invited to
attend all special events we have planned,

which include demos and lectures from July
29 – 31, with the opening and awards
celebration taking place 2pm – 4pm
on July 30. All events are free; however,
you will need to register on our website
nationalwatercolorsociety.org so we have
room to accommodate all those attending.
A preview of the entire exhibition is available
at this YouTube link https://youtu.be/
V5zdKDHXO1k. Next year the regular Annual
Members’ Exhibition returns to its normal
schedule.
We now have two websites: a “new
responsive” main NWS Website (.org) and
a completely separate Exhibition Entry
System (.com).
Our main website, nationalwatercolorsociety.
org, has been updated to provide an optimal
viewing and user experience across many
devices. This site is where you join as an

We Value Our Members

associate member, pay your dues, edit your
member profile, sign up for workshops,
reserve a place for demonstrations/lectures
and read about upcoming events.
The second website: NWSExhibition.
com has been specifically developed to
improve the ease of entering and jurying
NWS exhibitions. The NWSExhibition.com
site allows registrants to enter with iPhones
and, iPads as well as desktop computers,
and most importantly, makes it very easy
for jurors to carefully review all entries. I
am happy to report that most artists have
been able to register successfully, but when
some have had trouble (particularly those
with older computers or software), Penny
Hill and Valli McDougle have personally
assisted them. We are learning every day
what works and what doesn’t. Thank you
for your patience and good luck in the
jurying process.
Please continue to visit the main
nationalwatercolorsociety.org to learn about
other opportunities and accomplishments,
such as:

• A new storage and shipping company
with temperature controlled rooms and
framing capabilities.
• A new camera in the gallery to stream
lectures and demonstrations nationally
and internationally.
• An upcoming invitation for NWS
artists to paint en-plein-air during Los
Angeles’ first Public Art Biennial called
CURRENT: LA WATER. Location,
Balboa Lake in Van Nuys. Information
about this event will be available
after July 15 at www.currentla.org or
Contact artist David J. Teter 310-5472412, davidteter@att.net.

Respectfully yours,
Ken Goldman

Nancy Swan, Director of Membership

As the new membership chairman I would like to
thank those of you who have renewed your NWS
Membership online. I would also like to thank
those who mailed in checks for your patience
while we process them. They must be handled
by various facets of the organization and handentered into our system.
I encourage those who have yet to renew their
memberships to continue with us as active
members, as we have many new things planned
that will be exciting and beneficial. We are working
on a more robust method to stream video
demonstrations as well as a more prominent
presence for our members to be seen online.
Please stay with us as we move forward to
promote watermedia in the art world. v

NWS Board of Directors
PRESIDENT
Ken Goldman

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP
N.C. Swan

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT
AWARDS
Valli Thayer McDougle

DIRECTOR, HISTORIAN
Lowri Sprung

SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
TRAVEL SHOW
Joe Cibere
THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT
PUBLICATIONS
Jeanne Hyland
FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT
PUBLICITY
Beatrice Trautman
TREASURER
Alice Kayuha
DIRECTOR, EXHIBITIONS
Penny Hill
RECORDING SECRETARY
Stephanie Goldman

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DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
Debbie Abshear
DIRECTOR, NEWSLETTER
Matthew Bird
DIRECTOR, HOSPITALITY
Detra Francis
DIRECTOR, WEB
Parrish Hirasaki
GALLERY MANAGER
Jan Godachy

2016 NWS Workshops and Lectures
•F 
REE NWS Demo/Lecture — Thomas Schaller
July 29, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
• International Small Image Exchange Exhibit
Opening & Awards
July 30, 2016 2:00 PM
•F 
REE NWS Demo/Lecture: DANIEL SMITH
July 31, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon

• NWS Workshop 1 – Paul Jackson
Painting the Night in Watercolor
September 26-28, 2016 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
• NWS Workshop 2 – Paul Jackson
Reflection, Translucency and Transparency
September 30-October 2, 2016 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

•F 
REE NWS Demo/Lecture: Ken Goldman
07/31/2016 1:00 PM

• NWS Demo/Lecture – Robbie Laird
Ebb & Flow of Nature
October 23, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon

•N 
WS Demo/Lecture – Paul Jackson
Reflection, Translucency and Transparency
September 25, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon

• NWS Gallery Tour – Robbie Laird
Reflections on an Exhibition
October 23, 2016 2:00-4:00 PM
• NWS Workshop 1 – Robbie Laird
Paintings: The Abstract Nature of Nature
October 24-26, 2016 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
• NWS Workshop 2 – Robbie Laird
Layered Watermedia Paintings
October 27-29, 2016 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
All demonstrations, lectures and workshops are held at:
NWS Gallery
915 S. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731-3201

2016 Calendar
2016 NWS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION:

• June 1:
Registration OPENS

• July 15:
Registration CLOSES

• October 22:
OPENING RECEPTION

• December 18: Exhibition CLOSES
NWS/China Small Image Exchange Exhibition — 2016 MEMBER EXHIBITION:

• July 30:
OPENING RECEPTION

• July 30/31:
Symposium/Lectures

• August 28:
Exhibition CLOSES
NWS NEWSLETTER DEADLINES:

• November 1: NWS Winter Newsletter Deadline
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION JURORS AND ALTERNATES
2016

Frank Webb
Paul Jackson
Myrna Wacknov

Alternates Robbie Laird

Sue Pink

Laurin McCracken

2017

Mike Bailey
Carol Pickle
Cathy Hegman

Alternates Michael Reardon

Kathleen Ballard

Stan Kurth

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2018

Carla O’Connor
Linda A. Doll
Linda Daly Baker

Alternates Michael Schlicting

Charles Rouse

Doug Lew

My Makover
BY GARRY HAMILTON

sat to have my picture
painted the other day.
The artist, Jan, is a
friend, a lovely lady whose
specialty is painting portraits.
She began by discussing a
pose. How would I be most
comfortable? Should we use
props? Standing, sitting?

I

Thank you is an important part of expressing
how grateful we can be. The many jobs done by
members are always appreciated, and this new
column will be highlighting their efforts. These are
just a few of our members who are actively doing
volunteer work for NWS. Like the NWS Board of
Directors, they participate from many locations:
New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Kansas,
California and even Canada.
Steve Abshear, a woodcrafter and spouse
of an NWS board member, has volunteered at
the gallery — painting, constructing, weeding,
scrubbing, rekeying, repairing — for the past 3
years.
David Teter has also worked on upgrading our
facility and has been available to receive art and to
help hang shows.
Angela Barbalace has prepared mailing lists
from our database.
Tracy Foutz has offered to help with graphics for
the newsletter.
Fran Wood proofreads for the newsletter.
Garry Hamilton contributes columns and
cartoons to the newsletter.
Jake Marshall designed and produced the 2016
dues-reminder postcard.
Judy Saltzman has taken on the job of uploading
documents like this newsletter to the NWS
website.
Bruce Sink helped with the budget and put ideas
forward to make NWS a stronger organization.

When we had settled on a pose, I relaxed and she
began to render me in charcoal. The minutes flowed
by. Normally she is a quiet demure woman. Even shy,
I would say. But I could see something was bothering
her. Something she just couldn’t hold in. Finally, with
brutal honesty, she blurted it out. “Your left arm is
too long” she informed me. “And your right hand is
too small.” Then she paused and seeing the look
of consternation in my eyes, her voice softened as
she delivered the cruelest blow of all. “Your nose is
crooked and a bit off center”.
Needless to say I was devastated. However not to
worry. “When you come back for your next sitting I
can get you fixed.” Now, my sister Mary got her dog
Charlie fixed and I can tell you it completely changed
his attitude on some really important things. And it
sure was something I didn’t want done to me. No,
she assured me with a disarming smile, she would
only fix those parts of me that were asymmetrical or
grossly misshapen. My thanks was only lukewarm.
I brightened up as she revealed that she could
make me years younger and even make my hairline
advance. I suspect she will transplant part of my
eyebrows which are too bushy anyway.
Now I know you are reading this and shaking your
head in disbelief. How could she do this? Is she a
magician, or maybe a witch? No, she assured me with
a disarming twinkle in her eye, she is just an artist. But
all these changes were easily within her grasp.
So the next time you see some handsome, straight
nosed, bushy haired young guy with both arms exactly
the same length, and he’s wearing my clothes, smile
and say hello. Because it’ll be me. v

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NWS Workshops and Demo with Paul Jackson

NWS Demo/Lecture: Reflection, Translucency and Transparency
September 25, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
NWS Workshop 1: Painting the Night in Watercolor
September 26-28, 2016
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

NWS Workshop 2: Reflection, Translucency and Transparency
September 30-October 2, 2016
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Paul will demonstrate how to paint the deep shadows of
night and the glow of a nocturnal cityscape in watercolor
as he guides you through the entire process, illustrating
the principles of design, color, value, composition and the
mechanics of watercolor. You will learn how to work in thin
layers of washes to build up luminous colors.

Colorful, intriguing and mysterious, glass captivates our
attention and begs for closer inspection. Creating the look
of glass is about learning the secrets to the sparkle. What
makes the brain read what it sees as glass? To paint glass,
you must learn how to “see” glass. Paul guides you, stepby-step, through the basics of reflection, translucency and
transparency in this workshop as you paint a stunning still
life of glass together using a planned approach.

In each workshop you will learn how to work in thin layers of washes to build up luminous
colors. Emphasis will be on what makes a good painting, planning the entire picture
area, the importance of thinking through the composition, good division of shapes, value
planning, what to communicate about the subject, and how to correct mistakes.
Through informal lectures, discussions, demonstrations and critiques, you will refine your
personal painting style. Come prepared to be entertained, make new artist friends and find
logical and creative answers to your watercolor questions.

Register online
www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org

If watercolor is your passion, then this highly energized painting workshop is for you! Paul’s
stress-free, positive approach toward the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up and
have fun again. Expect an intense, concentrated and lively workshop where you will elevate
your understanding of this soulful medium. Paul is the author of Painting Spectacular Light
Effects in Watercolor and The Wandering Watercolorist.
t Cut on dotted line & return with your check. Thank you. t

PAUL JACKSON WORKSHOP & DEMO
Name_______________________________________________________

Lecture and Workshop Series held at the NWS Gallery,
915 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731-3201.
Further inquiries contact Penny Hill:     

Address_____________________________________________________

760-908-3389

City_________________________________________________________

State________________________________ ZIP____________________

Check the event you plan to attend.
h Workshop #1 h Workshop #2 h Both Workshops
h Member $350 per
h Non-Member $400 per
h Lecture/Demo $25 each, $35 non-members
Online participation for members only $10.

Phone_______________________________________________________
Email Address________________________________________________

NWSAnnualExhib@gmail.com

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NWS Workshops and Demo with Robbie Laird, NWS, SDWS, SLMM, WW

NWS Demo: Ebb & Flow of Nature, October 23, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
NWS Gallery Tour: Reflections on an Exhibition, October 23, 2016 2:00-4:00 PM
NWS Workshop 1: Paintings: The Abstract Nature of Nature
October 24-26, 2016
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

NWS Workshop 2: Layered Watermedia Paintings
October 27-29, 2016
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

“I am moved by the ever-changing natural beauty of the
world and express it in my work as motion and emotion
that go beyond a literal snapshot in time. Even my most
abstract paintings are based on a very specific personal
experience, saved in sketches, photos, memories and
dreams. The flow of color and line are used to depict my
awareness of the constant motion of time and evolution
of every day and each experience. In these works I am
exploring THE ABSTRACT NATURE OF NATURE.”

“Working from my sketchbooks, photos and other
resources, I take time for thoughtful exploration of a
subject to become informed. While painting, I let go
of definite plans and make intuitive choices. The ebb
and flow of the process is my first-hand experience of
“Informed Intuitive” painting. These paintings evolve as
does nature, through many changes and many layers over
a span of time.”

Robbie Laird’s paintings have received numerous awards in national and international exhibitions. They
captivate the viewer with an exciting balance of flowing ambiguity and varying amounts of specific detail.
Using large brushes and flowing paint, her work dances on the edge of abstraction and reality.
She sometimes uses the unique qualities of flowing transparent watercolor to create mysterious rhythmic
works, while in other pieces she incorporates a
variety of other watermedia. A continuing source of
inspiration is her lifetime interest in natural cycles
Register online
and connections. She has painted extensively in Mt.
www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org
Lassen Volcanic National Park, near her home in
northern California, for the last decade.
t Cut on dotted line & return with your check. Thank you. t

ROBBIE LAIRD WORKSHOP & DEMO
Name_______________________________________________________

Lecture and Workshop Series held at the NWS Gallery,
915 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731-3201.
Further inquiries contact Penny Hill:     

Address_____________________________________________________

760-908-3389

City_________________________________________________________

State________________________________ ZIP____________________

Check the event you plan to attend.
h Workshop #1 h Workshop #2 h Both Workshops
h Member $350 per
h Non-Member $400 per
h Lecture/Demo $25 each, $35 non-members
Online participation for members only $10.

Phone_______________________________________________________
Email Address________________________________________________

NWSAnnualExhib@gmail.com

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Hanna Adler, WW, SDWS, has received signature
membership in the Northwest Watercolor Society.
Daven Anderson’s watercolor series: THE RIVERS: A
Celebration of Life and Work on America’s Waterways,
opened May 5 at the Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau,
MO. It moves to St. Louis in early 2017, then to
Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Los Angeles. His
river travels and paintings were featured in an article in
the June 2016 issue of The American Art Collector, and
Clean Up was selected for inclusion in the USCG’s
collection at its Washington, DC, headquarters.
Chris Beck, NWS, is one of 12 artists selected for the
invitational exhibition Going with the Flow, May 20 –
July 14 at the Peninsula School of Art in Door County,
WI. She will also have a painting in Splash 17.
Matthew Bird, BWS, was awarded Honorable
Mention in the Louisiana Watercolor Society 46th
International Exhibition for Lost In Thought, the
Watercolor Society of Alabama Award in the Georgia
Watercolor Society National Exhibition for The Coming
Winter, the Spirit of Bonnie Award in the Illinois
Watercolor Society 32nd National Exhibition for In
The Wings, and the Salis International Award in the
Southerwatercolor Society 39th Annual Exhibition
for Still Life with Lemons & Crystal Pitcher. His
painting Angel Of Music is in the invitational Biennial
International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano
Watercolor 2016 in Fabriano, Italy.
Carol Z. Brody, NWS, was awarded the Jack
Richeson Award in the Western Colorado Watercolor
Society’s Rockies West National 24th Annual
Exhibition, March-April, in Grand Junction, CO, for
her painting Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti
V. Carol also won Third Place in the Palm Beach
Watercolor Society’s 34th Anniversary Juried Open
Exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum in FL in March
for her painting Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti
IV and the Bronze Award in the Red River Watercolor
Society’s 23rd Annual National Juried Watermedia
Exhibition (May 17-Sept. 4) in Fargo, ND, for her
painting Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti VI.

Cheng-Khee Chee’s retrospective exhibition The
Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2004,
held last year at the University of Minnesota Duluth,
Tweed Museum of Art, was recorded by PBS TV and
aired recently. The entire feature is now posted online:
https://youtu.be/yCSk7UF2B6g

Laurie Goldstein-Warren, TWSA, WW, NWWS, was
awarded First Place in the Northwest Watercolor
Society’s 76th International Open Exhibition for her
painting Sabrina. She also received the Best of Show
Award in the Texas Watercolor Society’s 67th National
Exhibition for her painting, Pedicab-NYC. She will
also be featured in the upcoming Splash 18 by North
Light Books.
Catherine Hillis won an Honorable Mention award
at the Shadows on the Teche Plein Air competition
in New Iberia, Louisiana, for her painting The Moresi
Foundry, Sugartown. She won an Award of Merit in
the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast competition
in April at the Gadsden Museum of Art in Gadsden,
Alabama, for her painting Golden. Her painting
Business or Pleasure will be featured in Splash 18.
The same painting won her Outstanding Watercolor
in the May Bold Brush Competition, sponsored by
FASO, and her award includes an article about her in
InformedCollector.com.
Julia Chu has five abstract watercolor paintings on
the subject “Global Warming” published in Current
Masters 1 by the U.S.A. World Wide Art Book.
Jeanne Hyland’s Waiting Series, #1, won the In
Memory of Harry Davies Award (representational)
in the Fallbrook 7th Annual Signature American
Watermedia Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center,
Fallbrook, CA.
Michelene Laski was Juror of Awards for the 79th
Annual Santa Paula Art and Photography Exhibit of the
Santa Paula Society of the Arts in Santa Paula, CA,
March 8 to April 6, 2016. Awards selection was shared
with Sherry Loehr.

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Gay Paratore, B.A., M.Ed., NWS, NSA, TWS, WAS-H,
Elite, will be a featured artist in a two woman show
at the Salty Dog Gallery in Southwest Harbor, ME,
in Acadia National Park mid-August 2016. Gay’s
paintings of automobiles and the coast of Maine will
be shown. Gay’s work also will be in a one-woman
show all summer at the Butler Longhorn Museum in
League City, Texas. Paratore’s paintings of cars will
be displayed as a one-woman show all season at the
Seal Cove Auto Museum in Seal Cove, ME, on Mount
Desert Island.
Kris Parins, AWS, NWS, TWSA, FWS, SW, qualified
as a signature member of the American Watercolor
Society with the acceptance of her painting Breakfast
with Tiffanys in the 149th AWS International Exhibition,
where the painting received the Fred E. Albrecht
Award. She was awarded signature member status in
the Transparent Watercolor Society of America with her
accepted exhibit entry Parade Day in the 40th Annual
TWSA National Exhibition. She exhibited 25 paintings
during the month of March 2016 at her solo exhibit
at the Lexow Gallery in Sarasota, FL. Parins’ painting
Carriage Trade has been selected for publication in
Splash 18.
Kris Preslan, AWS, NWS,TWSA, was accepted into
the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 2016
exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London for her
painting The Old Indian.
Michael Reardon’s new book from North Light Books,
Watercolor Techniques, was released on February 29.
The book is a comprehensive approach to painting in
watercolor, focusing on the use of light and color in
landscapes and cityscapes.
Associate Member April Rimpo has a solo exhibit
titled “Summer in the City” at Artists & Makers Studio
in Rockville, Maryland, July 6 – 28.
Frank Spino’s painting What Now My Love has
been selected for inclusion in Splash 18 Value - Light
and Dark book and also received the First Place
Award at the 21st Annual Splash of Watercolor
sponsored by the Brevard Watercolor Society. Circles
& Squares I received the American Frame Award
at the 46th Annual International Exhibition of the

Louisiana Watercolor Society. Aqua & Orange is in
the invitational Biennial International Prize “Marche
d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolor 2016 in Fabriano, Italy.
Circles & Squares II is in the invitational Fabriano in
Acquarello 2016 in Fabriano, Italy.
NWS associate Don Taylor’s painting Gators has
been selected to appear as the cover art on the May
1, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary
Medical Association (JAVMA). Don has been awarded
the highest recognition of Fellow Maxima Cum Laude
by unanimous vote of the board of directors of the
American Artists Professional League (NYC).
Liz Walker, NWS, NWWS, ISEA, wrote an article “The
Power of Pattern” featured in the August 2016 issue of
Watercolor Artist Magazine. In addition, her marbled
acrylic painting Speckled Pears was featured in the
book AcrylicWorks3 (North Light Books, May 2016).
Susan Webb Tregay, AWS, NWS, was awarded
her signature letters in the American Watercolor
Society this April. She also won the Ogden and Mary
Pleissner Memorial Award at that exhibition. Her
painting is also included in Nita Leland’s new book,
Exploring Color, due out in August.
John Wilkison, NWS, AWS, won the Winslow Homer
Award, from TWSA for his painting Ivory.
Lois Wolford received the W.B. Rowelling Memorial
Fund Award in the 2016 Adirondack National
Exhibition of American Watercolors for her painting
Busy Day in Paris
NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2016

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Thoughts on Competition & Juried Shows
BY PAT DEWS NWS, AWS

C

ompetition can be good and competition
can be bad. Competition, however, is a
fact of life. Here are some thoughts.

Competing can allow you to see how your work
fares against other artist’s work, help you set
goals, gain recognition, establish credentials,
discover the joy of acceptance and the possibility
of an award, which can be self validating, as well
as financially beneficial. This is all good.
Competition is bad when the lure of the prize
makes you forget that you paint because
you must. If you paint your intent, you have
succeeded. Competition is bad when you paint
the predictable and stop being inventive and,
instead, paint what you feel will be accepted.
Exceptional paintings stand out. Poorly executed
paintings stand out. That leaves all the paintings
in between. Hopefully, jurors (including myself)
try to be objective, but in the end all judging
is subjective.
In judging national shows, I find the most
common problem in otherwise good paintings is
that the artist hasn’t gone far enough in his/her
painting. The darks are often missing. Technical
skill can be there, the overall composition/design
good, the subject matter/content good, but the
zing is missing.
I always tell students to paint with other artists,
preferably better ones, and then you get better
ideas. Early on, a national workshop instructor
advised me to enter local shows first to see how
my work fares. After gaining acceptance in local
shows and winning awards, I was told to test
the waters of national shows. If, after many tries,
you do not get accepted or win an award in
local and/or national shows, try to find out what
might be wrong with your work. There might not
be anything wrong; the venue might be wrong.
Perhaps try a gallery.

During this process, I asked a professional artist
if she thought I should enter a particular painting
in a show, I was told that it wasn’t really a “show”
painting. I thanked her and went around asking
everyone, “What is a ‘show’ painting?” A show
painting can be anything. It just has to be what
the show jurors want.
Getting accepted in a show depends on who is
judging it and what other paintings are entered.
Your painting might be very good, but there
could be better paintings entered.
Sometimes you take a chance and enter a
painting that is good, but not as strong as you
would like. You might get lucky. One can only
hope. Three of my paintings that were accepted
and awarded in three annual shows (of a very
prestigious national society) were all rejected
from a different, very prestigious national society.
Were the paintings good? Yes. Different jurors,
different paintings.
To increase the chances of acceptance, get
together with a group of artists, whose opinion
you respect, project your work and, if the group
exclaims, send that one.
Everyone wants to be liked and everyone wants
to be accepted. If your work is good, it will be
recognized. If you paint what you know and
love, success will follow.
In order to compete, you need tenacity and a
willingness to fail. If your work is declined, it
might make you try harder. Analyze how you
can make your work stand out. It is best to get
noticed on the first go around, so be bold, be
daring, be different. Remember, you can’t get in,
if you don’t enter. v

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NEWSLETTER GUIDELINES
We are proud that our members receive so many accolades;
however, we are limited in what can be included.

WE PRINT the following for Signature and Associate

NEW NWS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
March 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Teresa Amsbaugh
Tom Ayers
Susan Betsworth
Kathy Prosser Bovard
Linda Buechting
Christie Bundy
Maryann Burton
Maria Carlile
Brynn Carroll
Keming Chen
Diane Chencharick
Marsha Cohen
Teresa Cromwell
Linda Curtis
Joan DaGradi
Robert Davee
Nancy Dias
Nancy DuBro
Chantal Fazio-Tiam
Judith Gentile
Kathy Ray Gibbs
Cris Gordy
Etoile Grace
Helidon Doni Haliti
Scott Hartman
Patsy Heller
Margie Hildreth
Alex Hirsch
Alice Hofstra
Rebecca Holman
Anna Jacke
Maura Kenny
Jennifer Love
Eileen Maloney
Jill Manning

MT
CA
IO
NC
IL
NM
NJ
CA
AZ
CA
FL
PA
NY
CA
LA
TX
FL
AZ
France
PA
FL
CA
CA
Albania
NY
FL
TX
OR
FL
CO
OR
SC
UT
CA
CA

Susabette Meister
FL
Elke Memmler
Germany
Nadia Minic
Luxembourg
Shelley Ophelders
Canada
Martha Loving Orgain VT
Marie Anne Patenaude-Alexandre
Canada
Frederick Pickens
GA
Willam Pratt
CA
Rolla Ross Rich
CA
Giovanni Marco Sassu Italy
Susan Semenick
MI
Phoenix Simpson
NM
Paige Smith-Wyatt
AL
Tammy Tatum
FL
Jane Taylor
NY
Li Turner
WA
Denise Tverdoch
CA
Neil Waldman
NY
Kimberly Walker
CA
Ian Wallace
IL
Lei Wang
NY
June Pierpont Webster CT
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NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY • SUMMER 2016
10

In Memoriam
Marilyn H. Schutzky, NWS, AWS
Marilyn Schutzky, 80, passed away on February 27, 2016. Born in Soda Springs, Idaho, she
was the eldest of four children. She attended the University of Utah where she began her
formal art education. Later, she studied at the University of California and added depth and
insight to her work through workshops with renowned artists. She was always learning and
perfecting her visual voice.
Schutzky’s dramatic floral and still life paintings had enticing rhythms, shapes and patterns.
Unusual lighting and a close up viewpoint made shadows an important element of her work.
Intense colors and surprising subjects were presented with great design, sound composition
and her own personal vision of reality. With great skill, she produced a large body of paintings
many of which are included in numerous personal and corporate collections across America.
In 2003, she proudly achieved her NWS Signature Member Status. In 2012, she was
presented with American Watercolor Society Signature Member Status. As a Signature
Member of numerous other societies, she received many awards and accolades for her
unique watercolor paintings. Her creativity has been exhibited in over 100 major exhibitions
and group shows throughout the country. Many Solo and Two Artist exhibitions have included
her paintings. Her biographical listing has been included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s
Who in the West and Who’s Who of American Women, and a long list of publications have
featured her work.

George Robert James
George Robert James — husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, teacher,
mentor, colleague, painter, innovator and visionary — passed away on March 5, 2016.
He was 84.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, George relocated to Costa Mesa, California, in 1947. An
art class in his senior year at Newport Harbor High School uncovered a natural gift for
watercolor. Over the next sixty years, he went on to be one of California’s premiere
artists. He mentored generations of art students at Savannah High School, Orange
Coast College, Golden West College and California State University, Fullerton, where
he joined the faculty in 1968 and retired as Professor Emeritus of Art. His innovative
use of the synthetic paper, YUPO, with traditional watercolor media inspired a new
movement in the art form which artists now emulate. His award-winning work is
featured in magazines, books, videos, workshops, collections and traveling exhibitions
throughout the world.
His legacy lives on through Isabel, his wife of 57 years; daughter, Anne James, and
husband, Michael Polak; son, Joe James, and wife, Shannon; grandchildren, Emily,
Sam and Thomas; and his brother, Leonard James, and sister-in-law, Connie.

Richard W. Shipley
Richard Shipley, age 81, passed away on May 25, 2016 in Downers Grove, IL. Dick
was born on November 26, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a long time resident of
Glen Ellyn. Always proud of his work, he designed store interiors worldwide. An avid
watercolor artist, Richard was a member of the NWS (National Watercolor Society),
TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America), IWS (Illinois Watercolor Society),
and the WSI (Watercolor Society of Indiana). He is the beloved husband of Ruth.
Loving father of Lisa, Jill, and Jocelyn. Proud grandfather of Austin, Rory, Max, Jenna,
and Cooper. Fond uncle of many.

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