If you need a reason to visit Seattle, a good one would be to coincide your visit with the Northwest Watercolor Society's Annual International Exhibition. This year we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the organization. The exhibit this year is both strong and diverse, and I am happy to be a part of it. If you have the opportunity, stop by and see it at the Washington State Convention Center where it is on display until September 30th, 2015. The volunteers put on quite a conference this year and I enjoyed every presentation and demo I attended. I also appreciate the swag that was provided by the vendors, some of which you can see in my photo. I couldn't resist the NWWS artist's apron which you can see at the top of my pic. A quick shout out to Karen Knutson and her sister Nancy Klapmeier from Minnesota, and Carmella Tuliszewski and her husband from Pennsylvania. We were lucky enough to sit together at the banquet but had already met Friday during the Daniel Smith factory tour. It was a very enjoyable evening full of laughter and good food. Kudos to those who put this event together. I especially enjoyed Ray Pfortner and his presentation on Rights in the Digital Age. Ray I wish I could have stayed with you all day! I watched Carla O'Connor, whom I have long admired, do a demo. Not only is she talented but she is entertaining as well. I attended the demo by Alvaro Castagnet but there were no seats left, so I had to sit on the floor in the back. Not a problem - I think I had the best view! While at the Artist's Reception I enjoyed meeting Ruth Armitage and Blenda Tyvoll whose presentation titled Online Exposure I attended that morning. They were both very personable and shared some great information. I also met Judy Morris at the Artist's Reception. She took my hand and shared her thoughts on my painting. What a treat...and thanks so much for the pink sticker! Back to my brushes.
"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life." - Adele Brookman