Artistry Awash Watercolor Exhibition and Festival
Artistry is pleased to present the 2016 Artistry Awash Watercolor Exhibition and Festival running August 26 – October 14, 2016. This exhibition celebrates nationally and internationally recognized Minnesota watercolorists, their work, and the watercolor medium. As a companion to the exhibition, we’re offering master classes, hands-on workshops, an artist demonstration, a watercolor “wash-off” competition, and a panel discussion led by a selection of exhibiting artists.
Goldfish by Cheng-Khee Chee
Inez Greenberg Gallery
August 26 - October 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Appetizers, cash bar, and live music by Eddie Estrin*
* Pioneers of Aerial Photography featuring Eddie Estrin - ambient spontaneous soundscapes created in real time utilizing electronics, field recordings from around the planet, looping, and an interesting collection of ethnic and world percussion instruments. www.eddieestrin.com
FREE PUBLIC EVENTS
Artist Panel Discussion, Tuesday, September 6, 7:00pm
Council Chambers, Bloomington Center for the Arts
An informal discussion with participating exhibiting artists. Come with questions; share ideas. Featuring Andy Evansen, Nanci Yermakoff, and John Salminen.
Watercolor Wash-Off Competition: Saturday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Schneider Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts
Mark your calendars now for the watercolor event of the season! We are excited to once again host a "Watercolor Wash-Off" as part of the Artistry Awash Watercolor Exhibition and Festival. What's a wash-off, you ask? It's an “Iron Chef"-style competition wherein three talented watercolorists compete to complete the best painting in one hour’s time. Come to cheer on your favorite watercolorist, win prizes, and vote for your favorite painting – you may just walk home with it in hand!
Join our emcee, Wendy Westlake, along with contestants Judy Lieber, David Smith, and Dan Mondloch for colorful commentary, art trivia, and cut-throat competitive action! Staff from Wet Paint will be on hand to showcase some watercolor supply favorites.
Watch the 2016 Watercolor Wash-Off Competition in its entirety below.
MASTER-CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, AND CLASSES:
Cheng-Khee Chee Demonstration: Compare and Contrast: East and West Watercolor Techniques
Saturday, October 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$10/M and NM
Watch Cheng-Khee Chee's demonstration in its entirety below.
Painting Simple Watercolors
Monday – Wednesday, September 19 – 21, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. (3 days)
Drawing in Stillness: Introduction to Watercolor Journaling
Thursday-Friday, September 22 - 23, 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. (2 days)
Introduction to Watercolor
Tuesdays, October 11 - December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. (8 sessions)
No class November 22
Intermediate & Advanced Watercolor Techniques
Tuesdays, October 11 - December 6, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (8 sessions)
No class November 22