Vol. 2 - #4 End of Summer 2016
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Stan Kurth, NWS

"Windowpane #2"
25 X 19 inches - Acrylic on Yupo
Awarded the Signature Members Cash Award
by Juror, Mark Mahaffey
36th Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition
October 1st Through October 31st
SDWS Gallery, 2825 Dewey Road, Studio 105, San Diego, CA 92106

Greetings  <<First Name>>,

Hope you've had a great summer. Although it's officially not quite over for another day or so the temps are coming down and mornings are nice here in the Arizona desert.

The painting above was given the Signature Members Cash Award in the 36th Annual San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition. The juror was Mark Mehaffey. I'll be heading out to San Diego for the Awards Ceremony and preview event on Saturday October 1st. Also I'll be going to Grand Rapids, Michigan in mid October for a real taste of the transition from summer to fall, and of course to teach a workshop at Inspirations of Art Studio.

Recent Work

Loner #8
21 X 21 inches
Watercolor and Gesso on Paper
Loner #7
27 X 21 inches
Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper
The two paintings above were both accepted into the AWA Fall exhibition juried by Robert Burridge at the Scottsdale Artists School and will be on display there from September 17th through October 15th.

Solo Exhibition

I am having a solo exhibition at the main library at Peoria City Hall from Dec 6, 2016 to January 12, 2017. I haven't decided when the reception will be but will post that information in the next newsletter which I plan to send between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Y'all come!


Something a Little Different

I've started coloring some of the drawings in my sketch books and having a lot of fun with it. The great thing about creating art is the freedom do whatever you want and have fun doing it. If you're not having fun you're doing something wrong. In my journey as an artist the biggest and best change in my work came when I quit fearing what others thought about it or painted what I though someone else would like. I've learned or been doing it long enough to know when I like it, it's good. 

Freedom in Watermedia Workshop

This workshop is designed to help students paint in an intuitive manner starting with no preconceived notion or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Emotions and feelings will 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, acrylic and gesso. The intuitive process relies on "seeing" so there will be regular evaluation of work in progress and the relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work that is aesthetically pleasing, unique and reflective of the artist's mind. 

Inspirations of Art Studio - October 10-12, 2016
801 Monroe NW Suite 01
Grand Rapids, MI 33028, 616.432.3069
Registration & Information

WHAM Community Art Center - November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Watermedia Techniques on Paper (Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso) 
WHAM Community Art Center is located at 16560 N. Dysart Road
Surprise, AZ 85378
Registration & Information

Gold Coast Watercolor Society - January 17-19, 2017
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 113
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304,
Phone: (954) 560-8665
Registration & Information

AWA March Meeting Presentation/Demo - March 9, 2017
Arizona Artists Guild Building, 18411 N. 7th Ave.,  Phoenix AZ 
7:00 PM to 9:00PM

Arizona Watercolor Association - March 11, 2017
Arizona Artists Guild Building, 18411 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 
9:00 AM to 4:00PM
Registration & Information

If you're interested and would like more details or want to register you can click on the respective "Registration and Information" link below each listing.

The two links below are to posts published by students who have taken my workshop and written about the experience in their blogs.
An artist whose work I admire:
Bob Hunt

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