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Vol.5 - #5 Fall 2019
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Stan Kurth, NWS

At the Eric Fischl Gallery on the Phoenix College Campus

Greetings  <<First Name>>,

Well, I live in this low level arid desert so there are no fall colors here, at least not very much among the types of trees that will tolerate the climate. Cactus doesn't do squat. Still, I love the fall.

The photo above is from the Eric Fischl Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona on the campus of Phoenix College. Valerie McMullen and I are currently being shown there. It runs through the month of October. Many thanks to Claudia Lopez for the exceptional job of curating. There are some pics from the opening below. I had a wonderful time that evening because I was able to assemble a good portion of my family and also because of all the others who came to see it. There's still time to check it out if you have a hankerin.

Take a look at the November/December issue of Watercolor Artist magazine on newsstand shelves soon if not now. There is a featured article on my work written by John A. Parks. See below.

My painting, Windowpane #22, won the NimbusFrame.com award in the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition at the Center for the Arts Evergreen in Evergreen, Colorado.
 

On the patio of the Eric Fischl Gallery is a wonderful view of the Phoenix Skyline.
My Tribe at the opening with Phoenix Skyline and moonbeam in the background.


Watercolor Artist Magazine

I'm extremely honored and appreciative to have a ten page article in the December issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. The article was written by John A. Parks, a renowned author, painter and educator residing in New York City. I've included the cover and contents page of the magazine, and the first two pages of the article.


Mississippi Art Colony

I was invited by Mississippi Art Colony to be the guest artist for their fall session the first week in September. the week long event took place at the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi. Let me just say this, "Y'all were the most fun I've had in a very long time." However, it was NOT a dry heat. Seriously, these artists are passionately dedicated to their work, and work they did. I was privileged to spend time with all (48) of them during my stay, as well as give a presentation, a demonstration, jury and judge a traveling show and give a critique. The week culminated with an awards banquet, and I must say, there was some minor pain in my jaw muscles from laughing. I would love to go back as a participant to simply hangout and paint out with these wonderfully wacky artists.

Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi 
Freda working overtime on her Master's Thesis project
Demonstration Wednesday evening
Thursday night critique
Friday night banquet and awards ceremony
The award winners

Sketchbook

These sketches are watercolor, gouache and ink. They are roughly 8 X 8 inches square on a 12 X 9 inch sheet in a Canson Mixed Media or Watercolor sketchbook, signed and dated right below the square. All of those posted here were available when this newsletter was sent. If you're interested in purchasing one please contact me here. ($60 each shipped anywhere in the continental U.S.)
 
8 X 8 inches square on a 12 X 9 inch Canson Watercolor Sketchbook page
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Recent Paintings

Windowpane #25
15 X 15 inches
Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Windowpane #27
15 X 15 inches
Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Windowpane #28
15 X 15 inches
Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Windowpane #29
15 X 15 inches
Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Windowpane #30
15 X 15 inches
Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
Windowpane #31
15 X 15 inches
Ink, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

Exhibitions


Center for the Arts Evergreen
Evergreen, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition
September 13 – October 26
Opening September 13 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Eric Fischl Gallery
Phoenix College
Phoenix, Arizona
Kurth - McMullen: Abstraction in Action 
Paintings by Stan Kurth and Valerie McMullen
October 14 to October 31
Opening October 14 from 5:30 to 8:00

Terravita Desert Pavilion
2018-2019 Terravita Art League Instructors Exhibit
September 14th through November 8th

Holland Gallery
Scottsdale, Arizona
22 X 30 Critique Group 
October 25th Through November 29th

 

Workshops

Freedom in Watermedia 

The Freedom in Watermedia Workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque creating a library of design elements 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 elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.
 

Mix/Media on Canvas

Participants in the Mix/Media on Canvas workshop will create mixed media/collage paintings on canvas using an intuitive process, starting with no preconceived notions or outcome. Process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with semi-arbitrary application of collage materials in combination with acrylic, gesso, acrylic mediums and assorted mark-making tools. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.


Watercolor, Gouache and Ink

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of watercolor, gouache and titanium white gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.

Upcoming Workshops:

Artensity Art Workshops - October 28-30, 2019
Freedom in Watermedia Workshop
Ann Arbor, MI
Registration

Arizona Art Supply - November 2nd, 2019
Intuitive Studies in Watercolor, Gouache and Ink
4025 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85016
Class is full, see next listing.

Arizona Art Supply - November 8th, 2019
Intuitive Studies in Watercolor, Gouache and Ink
4025 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85016
Registration

Northern Arizona Watercolor Society  -  November 22nd, 2019
Demonstration
Sedona United Methodist Church, Sedona, AZ 
9:00 AM

Terravita Art League  -  Jan 23rd & 30th, 2020
Mix It Up On Canvas Workshop
Scottsdale, Arizona
Registration

WHAM  -  February 7, 2020
Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache
Surprise, Arizona
Registration

Arizona Watercolor Association  -  March 12, 2020
Demonstration/Presentation
Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ 
7:00 PM

Arizona Watercolor Association  -  March 14, 2020
Intuitive Studies in Watercolor, Gouache and Ink
Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ
Registration

Fanciscan Life Process Center - May 12-14, 2020
Mix it up on Canvas Workshop
11650 Downes Street, Lowell, MI 49331
Registration

Alabama Art Colony - October 2-7, 2020
Children's Harbor, Lake Martin, Alabama
Registration

Artensity Art Workshops -November, 2020
Ann Arbor, MI
Registration information will be available soon

Kanuga Watermedia Workshops - April 10-16, 2021
Intuitive Painting with Watercolor, Gouache and Ink
Kanuga Conference Center, North Carolina
Registration

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society  -  October 18-22, 2021
Freedom in Watermedia
Buffalo, New York 
Registration

Northwest Watercolor Society - October 2022
Seattle, WA
Registration information will be available early 2020 at nwws.org 

If you or your group have an interest 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.
 
photo by Debra Reid Jenkins



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