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FACEBOOK Livestreaming – Streamlining the Watercolor Process

I plan on Live Streaming a on FACEBOOK Live on April 4th at 10am (CST). I will do a painting from sketch to finish and show you my process as discussed in my “Streamlining the Watercolor Process” from my blog. I hope you will join me and enjoy this demostration! This will be a great way for all of us to get together during the COVID crisis.

Second Quarter WSST Meeting (April 11, 2020-Rescheduled)

Our next WSST Meeting is rescheduled due to the Corona Virus. I will notify everyone by email when the date is scheduled, likely sometime in May or June. Topics of discussion will include:

  1.  Workshops – Mini- Workshops and Plein Air Events
  2.  50th Anniversary Show (2020 Juror Lee Ricks)
  3.  Bylaws and Introduction of Signature Status for WSST
  4.  Financials and Tax Status
  5.  Election/Appointments of Committee members , Volunteers, etc. 
  6.  Vote on New Prospectus for Members Show

We have partnered with the Port Aransas Art Center and the Galvan House to begin watercolor mini-workshops.  These mini-workshops will be a great way to get together and paint. The mini-workshops will cost a $5 donation per student made to the Port Aransas Art Center.  

MINI WORKSHOP Schedule:

March 14th –   1-3 pm (Drawing/Sketch Painting Demo and Class)

March 28th –   1-3 pm ( Still LIfe Watercolor Class) – CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS EXECUTIVE ORDER

April 18th –     1-3 pm (Watercolor Composition)- WILL BE RESCHEDULED

May 9th –     1-3 pm  (TBA)

May 30th –      1-3pm (TBA)

Here is the upcoming invited workshop schedule. I am very excited and humbled to have such talented artists that include Vladislav Yeliseyev, Eugene Gorean, Frank Eber and Andy Evansen to come and teach their interpretation of watercolor painting and techniques. If you truly want to improve your painting and drawing skills and learn different techniques mastered by these wonderful artists, I highly suggest signing up for these workshops.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

October 29-31, 2020 – Eugeniu Gorean 3-day Watercolor Workshop (Registration is open!) – REGISTER HERE

December 11-13, 2020 – Vladislav Yeliseyev 3-day Watercolor Workshop (5 spots still available!) – REGISTER HERE

February 12-14, 2021 –  Frank Eber 3-day Watercolor Workshop

October 21-23, 2021 – Andy Evansen 3-day Watercolor Workshop

April , 2022 (TBA) – Lynn Farris 3-day Watercolor Workshop

You can access our WORKSHOP SCHEDULE on our website.

If you are interested in teaching in our mini-classes, let me know and we can plan a schedule.  

If you have any suggestions and are not able to attend the meeting, please let me know.  

Best Regards and Happy Painting!

Al Kline

President WSST (WSSTX.ORG)

Michael Holter Workshop

The Michael Holter workshop was a grand success. You can view the class photos on our workshop page.


Plein Air Painting

The WSST is introducing a Plein Air gathering now every month. In November 2019, we met in Rockport with the help of Louis Garcia in organizing a Plein Air event.

Plein Air event was scheduled for Rockport at Anita Diebels studio, December 17-19 in Rockport Texas. Meet up was at 8:30 am at the Anita Diebels Studio.

Our next Plein Air meeting is TBA.


50 WSST ANNIVERSARY WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED for 2020!

2020 will mark the 50th Anniversary for the WSST! To celebrate this landmark year, we will be offering 2 world-class workshops.

Vladislav Yeliseyev

Vladislav Yeliseyev will teach a 3-day workshop in Port Aransas on Decmeber 11-13, 2020. We feel very fortunate that Vlad is taking time out of his busy schedule to come to South Texas and teach. Be sure to go to our registration page to REGISTER for this wonderful opportunity. Hurry because his workshop will sell out fast. We have limited the class to 25 students.

Eugeniu Gorean

This worldclass workshop is scheduled in October 29-31, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Eugeniu Gorean will visit South Texas to teach a 3-day watercolor workshop. Mr. Gorman is the watercolor Brand Ambassador to CANSON.

You can click on this link to REGISTER for this wonderful workshop.

The WSST is extremely excited to bring you these wonderful workshops in 2020.

To see a selection of our upcoming workshops, please visit our WORKSHOPS PAGE for workshops coming in 2020-2022.

Come celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us! We will have special events to be announced throughout the year!

50 WSST ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS SHOW

Our 50th Anniversay  members show will be held this year at the Port Aransas Art Center in the month of August.  This will be a special event marking our 50 years as the premier watercolor society of South Texas!

Acceptance and receiving of artwork will be on July 29, 2020 at the Port Aransas Art Center and art will be hung on the 1st of August.  Judging will be that week.

The 50th Anniversay Exhibition and RECEPTION will be held on the first Friday, August 7th, 2020 at the Port Aransas Art Center.  This will be catered, with wine and food served. A band will also be playing as part of the first Friday art festivities at the Port Aransas Art Center.  

RECEPTION and AWARDS will be held on FRIDAY , AUGUST 7th at 5:00PM with PRESENTATION OF AWARDS at 6:00PM.  

2 entries per artist with a hanging fee of $10 will be accepted.  

The exhibition of art work will run from August 1st to August 31st, 2020.  PICKUP for art work will be MONDAY, AUGUST 31st. If you need to pick up art earlier on the weekend, please let us know.  

This year’s judge for the show is LEE RICKS.    A new prospectus/guidelines for the 50th Annual Members Show will come soon.  We have a committee that will review and modify the guidelines for acceptance into the members show.  

The prospectus will be more relaxed this year to allow everyone to get into the show.