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HWS Member Show 2013

June, 2013: Hunterdon County Library Main Branch, Route 12, Flemington NJ

HWS Members win awards in Garden State Show

Two HWS members won awards in the Garden State Watercolor Society Show: Elizabeth Oberman won Best in Show and Rita Koch won a Merit Award. On exhibit through May 25th at Prallsville Mills.


HWS Members participate in Hunterdon County Senior Show

The following members participated in the Hunterdon County Senior Art Show this year. Awards were given out at the reception on May 4, 2013.

Doris Terris (2nd place, prof. watercolor)

Jonetta Williams (1st place, prof. pastel)

Kay Casavant (1st place, prof. sculpture)

Hans Chen (3rd place, prof. watercolor)

Ed Baumlin (1st place, prof. watercolor)

Carolyn Weger (1st place, acrylic)

Jean Polasek (2nd place, drawing)

Elizabeth Franck

Sandra Heiselman (hon. mention. watercolor)

Pat Bally (3rd place, mixed media)

Rosanna Hunt (2nd place, watercolor)

Brenda Bally

Mamie Price (2nd place, pastels)

Patricia Baumlin,

Norma Walako,

Anne Sainz (3rd place, watercolor).

Hunterdon Watercolor Members donate paintings for scholarship

Each year, members of the HWS donate posters for the poster auction at the Lambertville Shad Fest. The proceeds from the auction are used for art scholarships for local high school students who will be pursuing a career in art. The following 19 members participated for 2013: Rita Koch, Patricia Baumlin, Brenda Bally, Anne Sainz, Lynn Varga, Evelyn Voget, Carolyn Weger, Kathyann Finch, Norma Walako, Kay Casavant, Doris Terris, Ed Baumlin, Ted Stiles, John Sacalis, Rosanna Hunt, Bruce Michael, Phil Tunison, Irma Fuhr.

Phillips Eye & Surgery Center Display and Reception, April 25, 2013

This spring Hunterdon Central Regional High School Students have had an opportunity to showcase their photographic expertise along with painting by members of the Hunterdon Watercolor Society at the Phillips Eye & Surgery Center in Flemington. Dr. Paul Phillips and his wife, Dr. Ann Rockford-Phillips conceived the gallery last fall when the center opened on Minneakoning Road with the goal of presenting a revolving art show throughout the year for the public to enjoy. Every four months a new show is presented and all artists are Hunterdon County residents.

Wednesday, April 24th the Phillips' hosted an artist' reception for the student photographers and artists to debut the spring show. HCRS student photography will be on display through May 15th; watercolor display will run through the end of June. Dr. Phillips said "the artwork is beautiful and we're thrilled to have Hunterdon High School students join the show. It's something our patients and staff enjoy, but the gallery is open to the public and we hope people will stop in to take a look." The Gallery is open during normal business hours and all are welcome.

HWS Meeting April 1, 2013

Chris Carter demonstrated Creating Abstract Art. She present simple methods of creating abstract compositions as a foundation for exploring with watercolor.

Ms. Carter uses traditional watercolor techniques such as wet into wet and dry brush along with homemade tools to create her abstract compositions. Her work has been demonstrated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the tristate area including the Open Juried NJ Watercolor Society and the National Association of Women Artists 123rd Annual Exhibit. Some of her recent work include a solo show titled Orbs at the Connexions Gallery, Easton PA and a permanent exhibit of figurative watercolors at the Bone and Joint Unit of St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA.

HWS Members brought in their posters for the 2013 Shad Fest. Proceeds are used for art scholarships for local high school students.

Watercolor Workshop with Kass Freeman, March 20, 2013

The focus of this workshop was how to paint light using underpainting and complementary colors. We also learned about working with a limited palette to prevent mud in our paintings. There were lots of tips and tricks worked in as well.

Kass Freeman workshop

HWS meeting, March 4, 2013

A live watercolor demonstration by Ron Lent, noted oil and watercolor artist, demonstrated his techniques for keeping paintings clean and transparent.

Mr. Lent says "Keep It Clean explores the natural properties of watercolor while using a predictable procedure to stay fresh, transparent and clean while attempting the difficult but rewarding effort of making fine art." Ron's commitment to traditional transparent watercolor has earned his paintings over 50 awards and medals in the last several years, including 15 from the Garden State Watercolor Society and 16 from the NJ Watercolor Society. In this period he was awarded 16 First Place and/or Best in Show honors.

Ron is a Signature Member of the American Society of Maritime Artists and has been published in the book Best of Watercolor III. He was also the founding member of the Hunterdon Watercolor Society so the group is very happy to welcome him as this month's demonstration artist/speaker.

HWS meeting, Feb 4, 2013

Suzanne Hunt, Princeton watercolorist, demonstrated her artistic techniques for capturing natures beauty. The focus and technique of the presentation was painting flowers as a still life. She worked from a live arrangement using a transparent watercolor approach.

Although Suzanne's specialty is flowers, her paintings cover a wide spectrum of subjects from Jersey shore scenes, woodland landscapes and familiar historical sites. Suzanne is a member of the Arts Council of Princeton, the Hammonton Arts Center, as well as the NJ Watercolor Society and Garden State Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been exhibited in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, and many are part of private collections from coast to coast and abroad. Suzanne has been consistently recognized for the skill and sensitivity so evident in her work which can be seen on her web site.

HWS meeting, Monday, Jan 7, 2013

Andrea Gianchiglia, local Califon animal artist, demonstrated painting a cat.

A graduate of the Hartford Art School, Gianchiglia works as a full time artist doing private commissions and freelance illustration combining her love for animals and art. She also teaches in a variety of media including oils, watercolors, pastels and of course her favorite, animal portraiture at the Hunterdon Museum of Art and Center for Contemporary Art. Andrea shows regularly in the tri-state area, and is a member of the Society for Animal Artists in Colorado, The Salmagundi Club and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York City. To see examples of her work please visit her website at:WWW.AGILLUSTRATION.COM.

Hunterdon County Library North Branch Show

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2012:

Doris Terris

2012: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society 2012 Members Online Exhibition. Paintings are arranged alphabetically by artist.

River Blue Cafe Art Sales for 2012

Rita Koch 1

Irma Fuhr 1 & 1 comm

Ed Baumlin 2 & 1 comm

Jonetta Williamson 1

Joanne Bodnar 1

Price range was from $100 to $450.

Artist Reception at Paul Phillips Eye & Surgery Center

2012 Tewskbury Historical Society Annual Art Show & Sale

Ed Baumlin, Patricia Baumlin, Joanne Smith Bodnar, Kathyann Finch, Rosanna Hunt, Maria Moch, Anne Sainz, Doris Terris, Norma Walako

Oct 2012 Meeting Demonstration

Lena Shiffman Web Site, Hand out from Demo

NJ Watercolor Annual Open Juried Exhibit

Elizabeth Oberman, Ed Baumlin

Hans Chen

Winner, NJ Senior Art Show, Olrich Emerging Artist Award, Garden State Watercolor Society 2012 Annual Juried Exhibition

Doris Terris

Peapack Gladstone award in the Hidden Hunterdon County, Solo show at Bunnvale Library

Joanne Bodnar

Solo show Sept 1 - Sept 30: Hunterdon County Library

Sept 2012 Meeting Demonstration

Tom Valenti

Ed Baumlin

Best of Show at Garden State Watercolor Society members show.