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Here is the link to the page on our website which features our NFWS Fall 2023 Online Members Watermedia Exhibition!

Enjoy this fabulous exhibition! These paintings by NFWS Members can be viewed from October 4 – November 8, 2023 at the Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda 14120. The Gallery Hours are on Wednesdays from 3-6 pm. We will be posting and sharing additional dates and times in the next few days. 

The Reception and Awards Ceremony will be from 12 – 3 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Come out and support our talented members!

 

https://nfws.org/fall-2023-members-watermedia-exhibition/

Fall 2023 Members Watermedia Exhibition notifications to submitting artists have been sent out!

All artists who submitted paintings were notified by either Janet Ide or Martha Rogala on August 31st. If you don’t think you received your notification, please contact Janet Ide or Martha Rogala to check. Their contact info is available in our 2021-2022 Membership Directory.
We will post the online show on our website, and send you all emails with a direct link, on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Here’s the postcard. Beautiful painting by Sharon Bartell adorns it. All NFWS Members  will get one in the mail.

 

The Fall 2023 Members Watermedia Exhibition paintings have been selected by our Fall Workshop Artist, Stan Kurth.

We had 100 submitted paintings from 54 members. Stan selected 50 paintings. We will post the Online version of the exhibition on Monday, October 2, 2023. The in person exhibition opens at the Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St., N. Tonawanda on October 4 and runs through November 8, 2023. The Reception and Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday, October 15th from 12 – 3 pm. 

Congratulations everyone! Thank you for submitting your terrific paintings. 

Submission Period has ended (8/20/23) for our NFWS Fall 2023 Members Watermedia Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who submitted! We have 100 submitted paintings from 54 NFWS Members. Our juror Stanley Kurth will be selecting a show of between 40 and 50 paintings. The Exhibition Committee will be sending out notifications between August 31 and September 3, 2023.Good luck to everyone!

Here is your link to the Registration Brochure for the Stan Kurth Fall 2023 In Person Workshop

The workshop will be “Intuitive Painting with Gouache and Watercolor”, Wednesday, October 11 to Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Kenan Center in Lockport, 9:30 – 4 pm each day.

Stan Kurth Fall 2023 In Person Workshop Brochure 

Workshop Description:

 The aim is 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 and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Painting will start with random marks, then color is added using a mixture of watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. The instructor will offer regular comments and evaluate work in progress regarding relationships between design elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with each artist’s personal aesthetic.

General Plan: The instructor will demonstrate every day of the workshop, usually first thing in the morning. The rest of the day will be spent with students as they work on that day’s assignment (based on the morning demonstration). On the first day of the workshop after introductions, Stan will give an overview on the elements and principles of design, then an explanation of intuitive painting as he sees it. On the last day of the workshop critique time will be allotted in the afternoon based on the number of students in the class.

About the artist:

Artist and workshop instructor, Stan Kurth, has drawn and painted most of his life. An aunt, who was an artist and art instructor, influenced him even before he began school. Stan lives with the conviction of “fear not” and that same attitude permeates not just his life, but his art. His focus and dedication to his work have earned him signature member status in several watercolor societies including the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies – Master. He currently lives in Arizona.

“My paintings are expressions of my life experience, everything which has touched and moved me along a path to the latest work. If the work fails to speak visually, no amount of esoteric rhetoric here will change it. Painting is a discipline which requires practice, passion, devotion, focus and a steadfast spirit of pursuing something which will never be attained.”

See Stan’s website: https://stankurth.com for more images.

Registration forms for the Stan Kurth Fall Workshop will be posted here on Monday, August 7th!

The workshop will be “Intuitive Painting with Gouache and Watercolor”, Wednesday, October 11 to Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Kenan Center in Lockport, 9:30 – 4 pm each day.

Workshop Description:

 The aim is 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 and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Painting will start with random marks, then color is added using a mixture of watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. The instructor will offer regular comments and evaluate work in progress regarding relationships between design elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with each artist’s personal aesthetic.

General Plan: The instructor will demonstrate every day of the workshop, usually first thing in the morning. The rest of the day will be spent with students as they work on that day’s assignment (based on the morning demonstration). On the first day of the workshop after introductions, Stan will give an overview on the elements and principles of design, then an explanation of intuitive painting as he sees it. On the last day of the workshop critique time will be allotted in the afternoon based on the number of students in the class.

About the artist:

Artist and workshop instructor, Stan Kurth, has drawn and painted most of his life. An aunt, who was an artist and art instructor, influenced him even before he began school. Stan lives with the conviction of “fear not” and that same attitude permeates not just his life, but his art. His focus and dedication to his work have earned him signature member status in several watercolor societies including the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies – Master. He currently lives in Arizona.

“My paintings are expressions of my life experience, everything which has touched and moved me along a path to the latest work. If the work fails to speak visually, no amount of esoteric rhetoric here will change it. Painting is a discipline which requires practice, passion, devotion, focus and a steadfast spirit of pursuing something which will never be attained.”

See Stan’s website: https://stankurth.com for more images.

 

NFWS Fall 2023 Members Watermedia Exhibition Submission Period begins July 1 and runs until Monday, August 14, 2023!

NFWS Fall 2023 Members Watermedia Exhibition 

October 4 – November 8, 2023
Project 308 Gallery
308 Oliver Street
North Tonawanda, New York 14120

The submission period opens on July 1, 2023, and closes at midnight on Monday, August 14, 2023. Submissions for our Fall 2023 Members Watermedia Exhibition  will be juried and judged by Stanley Kurth our NFWS Fall 2023 Workshop Artist. Entering Artists will be notified as to Stanley Kurth’s selections by September 3, 2023. 

A link to The Prospectus will be posted on the Call for Work page on July 1, 2023. Submit your work there,  on the Call for Work page, following the instructions in the Prospectus. The Prospectus and a link to the Call for Work page will be emailed to all NFWS Members on July 1, 2023!