Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Experimenting with Brusho Ink Crystals -- WOW Workshop with Sue Parman

We had a great time learning about and playing with the possibilities of these tiny, potent ink crystals! Thank you, Sue Parman, for sharing your experience and knowledge with us and for guiding our play! Thanks to all who attended and made it a fun day of painting and visiting with friends. Thank you to the Tualatin Heritage Center for providing a great space to do art!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WOW Workshop with Rene Eisenbart

Thank you, Rene, for bringing your passion for creativity and a mountain of stuff to the Tualatin Heritage Center so Wild Over Watercolor (WOW) and its guests could experience a whole new world of pattern making and collage experimentation. Here are some pictures from our day.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Rene Eisenbart comes to Wild Over Watercolor!

  • Just to clarify payments on more time for anyone who is interested in the workshop:
  • Before January 30th, if you are a WOW member: $75.
  • After January 30th, WOW members and guest participants: $95.
  • Pro-rated joining fee for guests who wish to become WOW members: $20.
  • There is no requirement that guests join WOW.
  • Come and have a good time!
  • As of January 15th, eight WOW members are on the list for this

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Highlights from Annual Meeting 2016

Congratulations to all of those artists who participated in our first ever WOW Group Show hosted by the Keizer Art Association in Keizer, Oregon, at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery in the Keizer Heritage Center. More congratulations to our Award Winners including:

·       People’s Choice Award—“Simon’s Rabbit” by Win Martinson

·       Best of Show—“Barista” by Zsuzsanna Vamos

·       First Place—“Yup…Corn Again For Dinner” by Debbie Hornibrook

·       Second Place—“Pismo Beach Sand Dollars” by Dianne Hicks

·       Third Place—“Boats at Sunset” by Mary Fran Anderson

·       Juror’s Merit Award—“Tempest in Belize” by Lindsay Atherly

·       Juror’s Merit Award—“Autumn Centerpiece” by Karen Berg

·       Honorable Mention—“Old Man and the Sea” by Sue Parman

·       Honorable Mention—“I’m A Cowboy” by Virginia Green

·       Honorable Mention—“Bloomin’ Cactus” by Carol Aimonetto

Special thanks to Zsuzanna Vamos for arranging the hospitality and putting out lovely festive decorations which set an extra friendly holiday tone! What an awesome group WOW is!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Friday July 22nd GPS is cancelled

Due to low response (RSVPs) on invitations to our GPS, we gave up our reservation at the Tualatin Heritage Center.

Our next WOW event is planned for July 29th in Tualatin for a "Matting and Framing Workshop." Details to follow in email!

Friday, July 8, 2016

WOW Press Release July 2016


(July 8, 2016, Tualatin, Oregon.) The art association formerly known as WOMEN OF WATERCOLOR—GUILD OF ARTISTS has changed its name to WILD OVER WATERCOLOR—WOW! as of July 2016. The move came as a unanimous decision by the membership of this art group to be more inclusive in its name. While the group was previously open to male and female members alike, the new name is more encouraging of broader membership in the local art community.

Founded almost exactly seven years ago in July, 2009 by seven artists who met at an art retreat, WOW has grown in membership from a small group of watercolorist to at its height at over 50 members. Currently the membership is approximately 30 artists from emerging to award winning and nationally recognized for their work.  The membership encourages the development of all its artists on a creative, technical, and career level while maintaining an environment that is cooperative and friendly. 

WOW offers group painting sessions (GPS) often twice monthly at the Tualatin Heritage Center and also offers teachi learning opportunities that extend beyond its membership. WOW artists participate in art shows locally, regionally, and nationally. The group is run by volunteers and directed by a Board of elected officers.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Calendar of Important Dates

Wild Over Watercolor!!!! WOW!!!

2016  Calendar of Important Dates

July 2016

Early July             WOW Elections of Officers

Friday 7/8           WOW Group Show Participants List announced

Friday 7/22         12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC)

                              1pm to 1:30 Annual Meeting – Invitation to follow

Friday 7/29         1pm to 3:30pm  “Matting & Framing” Workshop with Angie  – More info to follow

August 2016

Monday 8/8       12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC)

Friday 8/26         12:30pm to 5pm GPS & Final prep for WOW Group Show / Carpools confirmed

Weds 8/31          2pm Cars leave for Keizer from Tualatin

3pm to 7pm  Artwork Drop-off at KAA, Keizer, Oregon, for WOW Group Show

September 2016

Thurs  9/1           WOW Group Show is hung by KAA Exhibition Committee

Saturday 9/3      2pm to 4pm ARTIST’S RECEPTION for WOW Group Show – All WOW is invited!

2:30pm  AWARDS CEREMONY with Judge Diana Nadal

Monday 9/12     12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC)

Friday 9/30         GPS at THC – Please note adjusted times for today are 11am to 4:30pm

October 2016

Weds 10/5          2pm Cars leave for Keizer from Tualatin

3pm to 7pm  Artwork Pick-up at KAA, Keizer, Oregon, for WOW Group Show

Fri-Sun 10/7-9    WSO Convention in Oregon City

Monday 10/17   12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC)

Monday 10/31   HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the THC

                              Come in costume if you want!

November 2016

Saturday 11/12  9am to 4pm “COLOR FOR THE WATERCOLOR ARTIST-- WORKSHOP” More info to follow

Friday 11/18       12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC)

Monday 11/28   Possible additional GPS date…awaiting confirmation

December 2016

Sunday 12/4       2pm to 4pm. WOW Holiday Tea. A super fun WOW tradition!!!

If you would like to be host this year, please contact Karen.

Friday 12/9         12:30pm to 5pm Group Painting Session (GPS) at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC)