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Vol. 3 - #3 Summer 2017
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Stan Kurth, NWS


Greetings  <<First Name>>,

Hope you're doing well and keeping cool for the summer. It's very hot here in Arizona and I'm doing my best to keep cool. I've good news to report in this latest blast, so I'll just get started.

I have two paintings going to esteemed watermedia exhibitions, one being the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition and the other the 2017 National Watercolor Society Open International exhibition. Suffice it to say I am honored to be in both of these exhibitions. See the last two paintings in "Recent Work" below.

Recent Work

Monotype and Charcoal
Loner #18 - 21 X 14 inches
Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
Loner #17 - 13 X 9 inches
Charcoal, Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
Coastal Anxiety #18  -  14 X 14 inches
Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
Loner #16  -  14 X 21 inches
Charcoal, Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
Loner #19
21 X 14 inches
Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
This painting will be exhibited in the
37th Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition
Loner #14

21 X 14 inches
Charcoal, Crayon, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor and Gesso on Paper
This painting will be exhibited in the
2017 National Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition

Coastal Anxiety #19  -  21 X 14 inches
Charcoal, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper


Women of Abstract Expressionism
At the Palm Springs Art Museum

Back in May I went on a road trip along with my daughter Emily and her boyfriend Josh to Palm Springs to see the exhibit, The Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  Another daughter Candice, her husband Jonathan and my granddaughters Lily and Mora came down from Thousand Oaks and met us in there. We had a great lunch at Cheeky'sI had the Shrimp Chorizo Burger.

This exhibit drew me into a time and space when these women were working alongside their male counterparts in the abstract exspressionist movement with just as much aesthetic, fervor and abstract expressionist zeitgeist, yet without even coming close to critical recognition and sales. The exhibit catalog documents the exhibit and its significance exceedingly well. The Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Palm Springs Art Museum was most assuredly worth the 300 plus mile drive. 
 
With Elaine De Kooning's Paintng, "Bullfight" 1959


Print Day

I semi-regularly meet with a group of friends, one of which has a very nice studio and press, and we make prints for an entire day. Most of the prints are monotypes, monoprints or collographs, although I'm working on a drypoint etching plate for our next session. Here are some images from our last meeting earlier this month. Carole, Jean and Marty are experienced in printmaking. Hank and I are having a lot of fun.
Collograph  -  Edition Variation 
Collograph  -  Edition Variation 
 
 
 

Current and Upcoming
Group Exhibitions

Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona
June 6, – July 13, 2017
Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Reception - June 29, 6 - 8 pm

I will be present
 
2017 National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition 
June 10 – July 9, 2017

NWS Gallery, 915 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro CA 90731
Opening reception: June 10th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona
June 6, – July 13, 2017
Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Reception - June 29, 6 - 8 pm

37th Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition 
October 1 to November 1, 2017

SDWS Gallery, 2825 Dewey Road, #105, San Diego, CA 92106
Preview and Awards: October 1st 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


2017 National Watercolor Society Open International Exhibition 
Oct 21 – Dec 17, 2017

NWS Gallery, 915 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro CA 90731
Oct 21– Opening reception and awards ceremony from 2:00-4:00 PM


Freedom in Watermedia
Workshops

My workshop is designed to teach students to paint in an intuitive manner starting with no preconceived notion or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Emotions and feelings dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is a painting that is aesthetically pleasing, unique and reflective of the artist's mind. 

Upcoming Workshops:

Terravita Art League (2 days) - January 17 & 24, 2018
Registration

Miami Watercolor Society - March 12-15, 2018
Registration

Fanciscan Life Process Center - Sep 6-8, 2018
11650 Downes Street, Lowell, MI 49331
Registration

Alabama Art Colony - October 6-9, 2018
Registration

If you or your group are interested in sponsoring a workshop in your area and would like more information about my workshops please reply to this email or inquire through my website.

 
Some testimonials
 
 
An artist whose work I admire:
Arcenio Martin Campos
Arcenio Martin Campos



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