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    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Gunnison Arts Center, 102 S. Main St, Gunnison CO 81230
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    A SPLASH OF COLORADO 2019 WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION

    August 2nd to August 31st, 2019

    Gunnison Arts Center, 102 S. Main St, Gunnison CO 81230

    Juror: Peggy Morgan Stenmark  AWS, NWS


    DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019 by Midnight MDT

    You can enter online: Use the Register button below to access the registration form, submit information on your entries and pay the entry fees--the actual images of the entries must be emailed or mailed in a CD. Note: Registration fees are non-refundable.


    See Prospectus for details.

    PROSPECTUS: Click HERE for a copy of the prospectus


    Key dates:

    Sunday June 30th, 2019 : Deadline for entries


    Thursday July 11, : Notifications sent


    Saturday July 27: Shipped artwork due 


    Friday July 26 : Hand delivery of paintings to The Gunnison Art Center 10 a.m - 6 p.m OR 

    Saturday July 27 10 a.m - 2 p.m


    Friday August 2: Opening Reception 5 p.m - 8 p.m

    Saturday August 31: Exhibition closes


    Saturday August 31: Unsold artwork pickup 10 a. m - 2 p.m OR 

    Tuesday September 3, 10 a.m - 6 p.m.


    Tuesday September 3: Unsold artwork shipped

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
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    Colorado Watercolor Society presents

    Plein Air Paint Out

    at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms.


     This event is open to all artists, all levels, all media and Art groups. No competition or instruction.

    Gather in the main House on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 2:00 p.m to share and show your work. 



    Dates:     June 17th, 18th & 19th, 2019  


    Time:       8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m 


    Fees:       $20 for 3 days if pre paid on CWS website using a Credit Card 

             OR

                    $30 for 3 days at time of check in ($10 a day) Check or Cash only


    Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms, 

                     8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road,

                     Littleton, CO 80128


    Check- In: Open daily 8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m in the parking lot .



    Registration:  

    You may register online on the website coloradowatercolorsociety.org and pay $20 for 3 days using a Credit Card.


                                                                       OR


    You may register in person at the time of check-in and pay $30 for 3 days ($10 a day) Check or Cash only.


    Note: Please wear your art group name tag. Bring your own snacks, sack lunch and water to drink.

    Bring your own Painting supplies, easels, chairs/stools, sunscreen, hats/ rain gear.

    Restrooms are available.

    Sale of artwork is encouraged. No commission on sale of artwork.

    No extra admission charge to Chatfield Farms.


    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Crested Butte Center for the Performing Arts
    • 20
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    Peggy Morgan Stenmark will be teaching a one day workshop titled "Painting Mountain Landscapes" in Crested Butte, CO on August 3, 2019.


    Date:  Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Time:  9:00am to 4:00pm,  Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m

    Price:  CWS Members $100

                Non CWS Members $115

    Location: Crested Butte Center for the Performing Arts,

                    606 6th Street,  Crested Butte, CO 81224
                    970-349-7487
    For more information on the artist and and samples of her work, visit the artist's website at http://www.pmorganoriginals.com/




    How to Register:
    You can register online for your convenience, or by contacting the Workshop Coordinator, Sandy Day Selbert at  sandy@sandydayselbert.com 


    Registration is $100 for current CWS Members and $115 for Non Members.

    You can pay online or pay by check (in which case your registration will be pending until payment is received). Make check out to "Colorado Watercolor Society" and mail it along with your name and address to Priscilla Greenbaum at 

    15168, W Washburn Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228


    If online registration is closed before the deadline, it is because the workshop is full, but please  register for the waitlist (The waiting list usually gets called, as there are always some cancellations by participants.)


    Questions and inquiries about a waiting list can be addressed to the Workshop Coordinator, Sandy Day Selbert at sandy@sandydayselbert.com

Past events

30 Apr 2019 Ken Goldman Workshop
16 Apr 2019 Watercolor Workshop with Jeanne Hyland - Wet & Workable; Portraits and Pets Demystified
13 Feb 2019 2019 State Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
09 Jul 2018 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit 2018, Call for Entries
02 Jun 2018 Steve Griggs Workshop in Gunnison - June 2, 2018
13 Apr 2018 A Splash of Colorado Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
23 Feb 2018 2018 State Watercolor Exhibition, Call for Entries
16 Jan 2018 Robbie Laird Workshop - November 6, 7 and 8
16 Jan 2018 Steve Griggs Workshop - October 16, 17 and 18
16 Jan 2018 Sterling Edwards Workshop August 6, 7, 8 and 9
16 Jan 2018 Pat Rucker Workshop - March 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3
22 Aug 2017 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit 2017, Call for Entries
17 May 2017 Steve Griggs Workshop - October 17, 18 & 19 2017
27 Feb 2017 Patricia Rucker Workshop - April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2017
16 Dec 2016 Tom Lynch Workshop - September 11, 12, 13, 14 2017
16 Dec 2016 2017 State Watercolor Exhibit, Call for Entries
08 Nov 2016 Vladislav Yeliseyev Workshop - April 18, 19, 20, 2017
03 Oct 2016 2016 CWS Members Show, Call for Entries
16 Feb 2016 Tom Lynch Workshop - September 13, 14, 15 2016
16 Feb 2016 Gale Webb Workshop - June 2, 3, 4 2016
16 Feb 2016 Randy Hale Workshop - April 19, 20, 21, 2016
21 Jan 2016 CWS 2016 State Watercolor Exhibit, Call for Entries
10 Oct 2015 CWS Online Members Exhibit, Call for Entries
04 Aug 2015 Sterling Edwards Workshop June 13-16, 2016
04 Aug 2015 Sterling Edwards Workshop June 6-9, 2016
01 Aug 2015 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit, Call for Entries
01 Jul 2015 2015 Members Show
23 May 2015 Arleta Pech Workshop (CANCELLED)
22 May 2015 Judy Patti Workshop - July 14-16 2015
21 May 2015 2015 CWS Members Show, Call for Entries
31 Jan 2015 Tom Jones Workshop - June 8-10 2015
31 Jan 2015 Robbie Laird Workshop - CANCELLED
30 Jan 2015 Randy Hale Workshop - April 21-23 2015
08 Jan 2015 CWS 2015 State Watercolor Exhibit, Call for Entries
05 Dec 2014 Opening Reception of CWS New Trends Exhibit
05 Dec 2014 CWS New Trends in Watermedia Exhibit
15 Nov 2014 ENTER 40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibit (DEADLINE NOV 15)
24 Oct 2014 ENTER CWS New Trends in Water Media Exhibit (DEADLINE OCT 24)
12 Aug 2014 Thomas Schaller Workshop
16 Jul 2014 2014 Members Show
07 Jul 2014 Sterling Edwards Workshop
20 May 2014 Tom Jones Demo (the workshop is cancelled)
01 Apr 2014 39th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
04 Mar 2014 Carl Dalio Workshop
04 Mar 2014 CWS 2014 State Watercolor Exhibit
11 Jan 2014 "Passport to Paris" CWS Offsite Tour
08 Oct 2013 Mary Alice Braukman Workshop
07 Sep 2013 New Trends Show 2013
05 Jul 2013 2013 Members Show
17 Jun 2013 Sterling Edwards Workshop
18 Apr 2013 CWS Plymouth Congregational Art Show
15 Apr 2013 Steven Quiller Workshop
26 Feb 2013 Thomas Schaller workshop
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