Breaking News:

Past President, Mike Shirk Passes

In the past 51 years, SDWS has benefited from the contributions of so many volunteers and this past week we lost a member who ranks at the top of that list.   Recognized for his multi-faceted service to SDWS that included coordinator of the Paintout system, Membership Chair, Director of the International Exhibition, website master, and President, Mike Shirk was awarded the Society's highest honor, that of Life Member.  Disabled by a rare crippling disease, Mike proved that making accommodations is a part of life and not a sign of limited ability.

Please click here to see the entire SDWS Tribute to Mike.

2016 36th International Exhibition Gala and Opportunity Drawing Tickest are available NOW! This year's Gala promises to be incredible!  Also you can purchase tickets to own this beautiful painting as well:

Bring the Noise by Ananta Mandal

Bring the Noise by Ananta Mandal

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Call for Entries!!!! The 46th Western Federation Show is now open for entires. All current SDWS members may enter up to three paintings for this exhibition.  Entries are due by November 1, 2016. For more information and to view the prospectus click here.

 

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Next Exhibition:
Entry Date is October 29, 2016
2016 November - "Art-Full Thanks" (The Ed Thomason Cash Award Show, $1000)
from Nov 2, 2016 to Nov 27, 2016

Upcoming Workshops
Beginner #3 Drawing for Watercolor From Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 10, 2016
Painterly Watercolors From Sep 12, 2016 to Sep 15, 2016
Your Art Journey From Sep 17, 2016 to Sep 18, 2016
Beginner #4 Still Life - Bringing It All Together From Nov 05, 2016 to Nov 05, 2016

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2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Best of Miniatures - Old Oak by Elaine Harvey
Best of Miniatures - Old Oak by Elaine Harvey

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Honorable Mention Miniatures - In the Midst of the Plain by Jean Silva
Honorable Mention Miniatures - In the Midst of the Plain by Jean Silva

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Honorable Mention - Christine on Saturday Morning by Lisa Levesque-Uniacke
Honorable Mention - Christine on Saturday Morning by Lisa Levesque-Uniacke

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Honorable Mention - Carnivore! by Denise Tverdoch
Honorable Mention - Carnivore! by Denise Tverdoch

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Honorable Mention - The Best Team by Keming Chen
Honorable Mention - The Best Team by Keming Chen

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Honorable Mention - The Long Kiss Goodbye by Astrid Edel Walter
Honorable Mention - The Long Kiss Goodbye by Astrid Edel Walter

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Juror's Commendation - Untitled by Vicki Jones-Pittman
Juror's Commendation - Untitled by Vicki Jones-Pittman

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Juror's Commendation - Surfin Safari by Bruce Swart
Juror's Commendation - Surfin Safari by Bruce Swart

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Juror's Commendation - Morning at the Mirror by Bill Snowman
Juror's Commendation - Morning at the Mirror by Bill Snowman

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Juror's Commendation - African Princess by Susan Hewitt
Juror's Commendation - African Princess by Susan Hewitt

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Best of Theme - Grand Opening by Marcella Martin
Best of Theme - Grand Opening by Marcella Martin

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Third Place - Lindisfarne by Janet Perkin
Third Place - Lindisfarne by Janet Perkin

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Second Place - South Station Grandeur by Craig Anderson
Second Place - South Station Grandeur by Craig Anderson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


First Place - Polar Carotin by Chuck McPherson
First Place - Polar Carotin by Chuck McPherson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Polar Play by Terri Nelson
Polar Play by Terri Nelson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Hawaiian Dreams by Lorri Lynch
Hawaiian Dreams by Lorri Lynch

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Smile by Cathryn Ward
Smile by Cathryn Ward

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Old Town by Mike Hefner
Old Town by Mike Hefner

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


High Tide by Barbara Raub
High Tide by Barbara Raub

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Appalachian Waterfall by David Howell
Appalachian Waterfall by David Howell

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Hot Springs Woods by Mary Sue Compton
Hot Springs Woods by Mary Sue Compton

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Spring Arrives in Little Italy by Charles Henry Rouse
Spring Arrives in Little Italy by Charles Henry Rouse

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Wildflower by Melissa Santich
Wildflower by Melissa Santich

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Insurmountable Surf by Melissa Santich
Insurmountable Surf by Melissa Santich

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Overtaking by Betty Hock
Overtaking by Betty Hock

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Golden Morning by Mary Anderson
Golden Morning  by Mary Anderson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Poppies by Rebecca McCullough
Poppies by Rebecca  McCullough

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Crow on Ice by Rebecca McCullough
Crow on Ice by Rebecca  McCullough

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Tide Coming In by Pat Dispenziere
Tide Coming In by Pat Dispenziere

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Water Maiden by Drew Bandish
Water Maiden by Drew  Bandish

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Cuban Farmer by Pat Dispenziere
Cuban Farmer by Pat Dispenziere

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Red Flowers Blue Leaves 2 by Carol Thomason
Red Flowers Blue Leaves 2 by Carol Thomason

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Eyes of the Tiger by Bonnie Rinier
Eyes of the Tiger by Bonnie Rinier

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Checking Facebook by Vi Gassman
Checking Facebook by Vi Gassman

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Da Boys by Joan Captain
Da Boys by Joan  Captain

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Bridge Town, China by Shuang Li
Bridge Town, China by Shuang Li

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Beach Goers by Shuang Li
Beach Goers by Shuang Li

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Creative Creation by Glory Giffin
Creative Creation by Glory Giffin

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Pieces Of The Past by Linda Drake
Pieces Of The Past by Linda Drake

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Going for the Gold the Gold by Linda Drake
Going for the Gold the Gold by Linda Drake

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Towards Trinidad by Mark Smith
Towards Trinidad by Mark Smith

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


French Countryside by Mark Smith
French Countryside by Mark Smith

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


San Diego County Fair 2016 by Luis Juarez
San Diego County Fair 2016 by Luis Juarez

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


On Shaky Ground by John Sankis
On Shaky Ground by John Sankis

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


San Diego Morning by Luis Juarez
San Diego Morning by Luis Juarez

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Candles in the Wind by Elaine Harvey
Candles in the Wind by Elaine Harvey

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


La Salida by Fani Hason
La Salida by Fani Hason

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Stand Off by Carolyn Dubuque
Stand Off by Carolyn Dubuque

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Ocean Life by Carol Mansfield
Ocean Life by Carol Mansfield

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Conjuror by Carol Mansfield
Conjuror by Carol Mansfield

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Layers No. 25 (Plaid Shirt) by Marion Mettler
Layers No. 25 (Plaid Shirt) by Marion Mettler

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


The Beginning by Lori Chase
The Beginning by Lori Chase

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Under Scripps Pier, Twilight by Ralph Kingery
Under Scripps Pier, Twilight by Ralph Kingery

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Earthquake by Lori Chase
Earthquake by Lori Chase

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Midnight Sunflower by Joan McKasson
Midnight Sunflower by Joan McKasson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Peek-a-Boo by Debbie Atkinson
Peek-a-Boo by Debbie Atkinson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


In the Land of Suites by Linda Mullen
In the Land of Suites by Linda Mullen

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Autumn Dance by Susan Keith
Autumn Dance by Susan Keith

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


I'm Nuts For You! by Susan Keith
I'm Nuts For You! by Susan Keith

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


She Said She Didn't Do It by Roberta Dyer
She Said She Didn't Do It by Roberta Dyer

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Steppin' Out by Marty Atwell
Steppin' Out by Marty Atwell

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Market Day by Susan Wormsley
Market Day by Susan Wormsley

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Totally Engaged II, sketch by Julie Anderson
Totally Engaged II, sketch by Julie Anderson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Keeping Current by Julie Anderson
Keeping Current by Julie Anderson

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Shoreline by Kathleen Scoggin
Shoreline by Kathleen Scoggin

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Earth Song by Kathleen Scoggin
Earth Song by Kathleen Scoggin

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


16 by Gayle Lyman
16 by Gayle Lyman

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Fallen Star by Gerald Bischoff
Fallen Star by Gerald Bischoff

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Cosmic Surfer 3 by Wanda Honeycutt
Cosmic Surfer 3 by Wanda Honeycutt

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Balboa Park Silhouettes by Jami Wright
Balboa Park Silhouettes by Jami Wright

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Marina Rose by John Buscher
Marina Rose by John Buscher

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Dogwalk by Pat Killeen
Dogwalk by Pat Killeen

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Sidewalk Deconstructed by Pat Killeen
Sidewalk Deconstructed by Pat Killeen

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Show Time, South Africa by Keming Chen
Show Time, South Africa by Keming Chen

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Wave Flow by Tracy Williams
Wave Flow  by Tracy Williams

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Eilean Donan Castle by Jami Wright
Eilean Donan Castle by Jami Wright

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Invergordon, Scotland by Jami Wright
Invergordon, Scotland by Jami Wright

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Girl With the Paper Umbrella by Angela Westengard
Girl With the Paper Umbrella by Angela Westengard

2016 September - "Art Deconstructed" ( Experimental Show - Best of Show, Robert Burridge Award $150)


Drifting by Susan Binford
Drifting by Susan Binford

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More SDWS News and Web Presence:

Next General Meeting - September 13th.  The SDWS Monthly Meeting will be held at the McMillin Event Center at 2875 Dewey Road, the building just west (towards Roscrans) of the SDWS gallery. This meeting's agenda is as follows:

  • Social Time - 6:3opm
  • Business Meeting and Demonstration - 7:00 - 9:00pm
    • Eric Weigardt will be demonstrating

To learn more about our Monthly Meetings, please click here.

World of Watermedia - Click here for the latest opportunities and information about water media art in San Diego and around the world.

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