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34th International Exhibition - Juror results are here!  View the list of accepted and alternate artists for the 2014 International Exhibition. Congratulations to all!  

A Special Exhibiton Preview will be held Saturday, September 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  A $25 admission fee will be charged for this gala event.  The exhibition will be open every day October 1-31, 2014 with the Opening Reception on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. This reception is open to everyone.

Point Loma Credit Union August to October Show Entry Day Members are invited to submit one painting on Entry Day, Tues., July 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the SDWS gallery for the Pt. Loma Credit Union art show. Artists do NOT need to return for denied paintings on that day. They will be stored for them in the SDWS gallery storage room. The exhibition will be from August through the end of October. Members are encouraged to bring a large or medium-sized painting of their choice. It doesn’t matter if it was painted some years ago or if it has already been displayed at the SDWS gallery. Just bring it and join the fun! Optional online entry will begin July 14th as well. Artists will be honored at the Aug. 22nd PLCU ART SPLASH reception. 

PLCU ART SPLASH -  Point Loma Credit Union is honoring SDWS by hosting a fancy dessert reception called Art Splash for our members from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on August 22nd in the credit union. They're sending invitations to community supporters of the arts, and we're encouraging as many members as possible to join the fun. All artist attendees will receive a gift, and SDWS will be awarded a plaque commemorating our work in fine arts and our collaboration with PLCU. The credit union is at 3777 Sports Arena Blvd. Directions are on the SDWS web calendar. 

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July 2014 Evite

Please join us for Fire It Up from July 2nd,  2014 to July 26th, 2014 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 from 1:00 - 8:00pm

Today at SDWS

Open 10am - 4pm

Next Exhibition:
Entry Date is July 26, 2014
August Member Show "Cooling It"
from Jul 30, 2014 to Aug 30, 2014

Upcoming Workshops
Beginning Watercolor #1, Beginner Basics From Aug 02, 2014 to Aug 02, 2014
Artistic Exploration From Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
Put the Pow in Your Paintings From Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014
Beginning Watercolor #2, Color and Value From Aug 23, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014

See all workshops

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Honorable Mention Miniatures - Graffiti Falls by Mark Smith
Honorable Mention Miniatures - Graffiti Falls by Mark Smith

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Best of Miniatures - Breakfast by Julie Anderson
Best of Miniatures - Breakfast by Julie Anderson

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Jurors Commendation - India and Date by Susanne Slater
Jurors Commendation - India and Date by Susanne Slater

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Jurors Commendation - From the Market by Joan McKasson
Jurors Commendation - From the Market by Joan McKasson

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Jurors Commendation - Illumina by Linda Mullen
Jurors Commendation - Illumina by Linda Mullen

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Jurors Commendation - Desire by Ann Slater
Jurors Commendation - Desire by Ann Slater

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Honorable Mention - Red Hot Pomegranates by Rikki Reinholz
Honorable Mention  - Red Hot Pomegranates by Rikki Reinholz

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Honorable Mention - Last Connection 16 - Silent Bond by Ally Benbrook
Honorable Mention  - Last Connection 16 - Silent Bond by Ally Benbrook

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Honorable Mention - Don's Market, Santa Ysabel by James Millard
Honorable Mention  - Don's Market, Santa Ysabel by James Millard

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Honorable Mention - Paintout Reflections by Lorri Lynch
Honorable Mention  - Paintout Reflections by Lorri Lynch

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Best of Theme - Jongleur 2 by Roberta Dyer
Best of Theme - Jongleur 2 by Roberta Dyer

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Third Place - Coronado Bay by Shuang Li
Third Place - Coronado Bay by Shuang Li

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Second Place - Lincoln Legacy by Beverly Berwick
Second Place - Lincoln Legacy  by Beverly Berwick

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


First Place - Making the Grade in Tuscany by Charles Rouse
First Place - Making the Grade in Tuscany by Charles Rouse

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Indulgence 22 by Ally Benbrook
Indulgence 22 by Ally Benbrook

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


A Leap of ____ by Andrea Dixon
A Leap of ____ by Andrea Dixon

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


RV'ing by Alice Kayuha
RV'ing by Alice Kayuha

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Crystal Pier Pacific Beach by Bruce Swart
Crystal Pier Pacific Beach by Bruce Swart

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


4th of July 1914 by Beverly Tuzin
4th of July 1914 by Beverly Tuzin

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


A Reservation Walk by Carolyn Dubuque
A Reservation Walk by Carolyn Dubuque

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Once Upon a Summer by Carolyn Dubuque
Once Upon a Summer by Carolyn Dubuque

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Midnight Rainbow by Charles Held
Midnight Rainbow by Charles Held

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Red by Carol Mansfield
Red by Carol Mansfield

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Giant Dipper Belmont Park by Chuck McPherson
Giant Dipper Belmont Park by Chuck McPherson

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Snakeridge Basketch by Drew Bandish
Snakeridge Basketch by Drew Bandish

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Behind the Green Door by Dwight Little
Behind the Green Door by Dwight Little

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Sunset Strut by Elaine Harvey
Sunset Strut by Elaine Harvey

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Dressmakers Doll Civil War Reenactment by Francha Cavitt
Dressmakers Doll Civil War Reenactment by Francha Cavitt

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Just Picked by Glory Giffin
Just Picked by Glory Giffin

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Celebration II by Julie Anderson
Celebration II by Julie Anderson

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


SoCal Winter by Jean Coombs
SoCal Winter by Jean Coombs

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Evergreen Sentinels by Jami Wright
Evergreen Sentinels by Jami Wright

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Underneath the Bamboo Trees by Jami Wright
Underneath the Bamboo Trees by Jami Wright

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Love Pugs by Michelle Clark-Cadwell
Love Pugs by Michelle Clark-Cadwell

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


RDP (Red Panda Dozing) by Marcella Martin
RDP (Red Panda Dozing) by Marcella Martin

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Reflections 02 by Marion Mettler
Reflections 02 by Marion Mettler

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Playing with Botanical Images by Mary Sue Compton
Playing with Botanical Images by Mary Sue Compton

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Pueblo Blancos by Mark Smith
Pueblo Blancos by Mark Smith

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Lost in a Crowd by Nell Bartlett
Lost in a Crowd by Nell Bartlett

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Seeing Red by Nancy Oleksa
Seeing Red by Nancy Oleksa

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Bernardo Winery by Pat Dispenziere
Bernardo Winery by Pat Dispenziere

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Wrapped in Red by Roberta Dyer
Wrapped in Red by Roberta Dyer

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


White Spirit by Shari Grant
White Spirit by Shari Grant

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Friendship of Salem by Susan Hewitt
Friendship of Salem by Susan Hewitt

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Dixon Lake Fishing by Shaung Li
Dixon Lake Fishing by Shaung Li

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Anchored in Light by Terri Nelson
Anchored in Light by Terri Nelson

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Stripes by Vi Glassman
Stripes by Vi Glassman

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Ikebanna Still Life by Vykki Mende Gray
Ikebanna Still Life by Vykki Mende Gray

July Member Show "Fire It Up"


Summer in Acoma by Vykki Mende Gray
Summer in Acoma by Vykki Mende Gray

More SDWS News 

Opera at SDWS August 1st, First Friday!  The Opera NEO group (a summer training camp for opera singers), will perform during our August 1, First Friday reception.  Approximately ten singers will perform in our Education Center in costume, with no props.  This will be an informal presentation, and Peter Kozma, the group's director, stressed that audience members are free to come and go as they wish.  There's no need to stay for the entire performance (although you may want to).  This will be a great collaboration of art and opera!

Next General Meeting Tuesday,  August 12th  -  The meeting is held in the meeting room in Barracks 17 which is across the street from the SDWS gallery (building 202).  The meeting begins with a social time at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m, Mary Sue Compton, our President, will conduct a short business meeting which will be followed immediately by a demonstration by August's featured artist, Skip Lawrence.