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img_9475-1December brings families together for the holidays and meals and how can you entertain them plus encourage art with them? Play games! Any kind will do for this December winter break BlogChallenge!  Pictured are some of my family’s favorites but afterward, you can draw or paint them. Do the game board or the players but have fun or you could sketch when it’s not your turn.img_9476

 

img_9479REMINDERS: Weds. painters

Dec. 7 Ocean Side Harbor Last exit before CmpPendleton. Follow signs to the harbor.

Dec. 14 Heritage Village near Old Town houses on Juan St.

Dec. 21 Prado Children’s Theater, near  big tree. Or Spanish Village or NaturalHistory Museum

Dec 28 New Bazzar del Mundo, Juan street outside of Old town

Drop off for next show Dec. 31

Jan 6th FirstFriday

Happy holidays to all and a healthy New Year to all of our friends and families!

There are some fun things coming up, so listen up.

A special bus trip await those who are game- Thursday, December 15 7:45am – 6:00pm

International Exhibitions of
96th National Watercolor Society
& 48th Watercolor West
On this trip, the bus stops at two different exhibitions:  the 96th Annual National Watercolor SocietyInternational Exhibition in San Pedro and the 48th Watercolor West International Exhibition in Brea.  Both exhibitions are providing a tour for our SDWS members and each exhibition promises to include great works by artists from all over the world.  The bus holds 56 passengers and reservations will be on a first come, first served basis, so make your reservations soon.  For more information click here.
$45 members | $55 nonmembers
Check payable to SDWS
Plein air extraordinaire, Jay Andrews exhibit Dec 11-30 at Liberty Station
Keiko Tanabe is back from her very successful worldwide tour of painting workshops. We are so lucky she lives here and we can participate in painting with her January 9-11 s her workshop at SDWS.
Art of the Horse:
2017 Breeders’ Cup Del Mar

June – November, 2017
Deadline for Artist Submissions
December 31, 2016

Looking for local artists to decorate fiberglass horse sculptures to be distributed in highly visible locations throughout the greater San Diego area.  Conceptual drawings to feature artwork and designs specific to the Breeders’ Cup, the thoroughbred-racing community, local culture, sponsors, and other relevant themes, and the sponsors will select images.  The public art exhibit will be capped off with an auction where the proceeds will benefit the designated charity.

A limit of three conceptual submissions per artist will be allowed.  Horses are to be completed by June 5, 2017.  For more information and artist’s packet, contact Cindy Minton, Chair, Sub Committee Art of the Horse at (760) 230-6361 or email cindy.minton@cox.net.

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coronado-beach-153SAVE THE DATE: Jay Andrews has been painting with the Wednesday painters for so many years it is hard to count. But on countless paintouts, he has been the master who helped everyone and anyone who asked for suggestions or a critique. Now we are honoring him and his work at the SDWS Gallery at Liberty Station December 11, 2016 from 1-3.slide3

slide2There will be a wonderful slide presentation of the works you will not see hanging on the wall and calendars and books of his work will be available that afternoon. So come and bring your friends for a real treat.

california-2006-stuff-124A lifetime of a master painter’s watercolors is worth dropping your other plans and attending this special showing. Studying his compositions and checking out his renderings of trees will blow you away. Please come and help us honor him on this special occasion. He will be surprised and you can be part of it too. We are all so proud that we painted next to this wonderfully talented gentleman who turns 96 I believe this month!

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REMINDbiooERS: 

Weds.painters:
Nov 23  Ocean Beach Pier
Nov 30  Helipad near the Gliderport off Torry Pines Scenic Dr .
Drop off next show November 26

FirstFriday Dec. 2

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Weds.painters are special and share their talents every week. Come join the fun and improve your skills.

November BlogChallenge– paint or draw clocks, it’s about time!

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img_0069November’s blog challenge is to paint or draw clocks. Big ones, tall ones, short ones or small, the clocks are ticking so get your brushes clicking and practice them all. This is a  time-honored BlogChallengeimg_0070

REMINDERS:

Weds. Painters

Nov 2  Bario Logan  under the Coronado Bridge on the San Diego side.  Chicano Paintings on the piers
Nov 9 ?Delmar Racetrack meet at S E corner. Hopefully, we can get inside, if not paint outside.
Nov 16  Back to the beach at Crystal Pier at the foot of Garnet Ave
Nov 23  Ocean Beach Pier
Nov 30  Helipad just south of Scripps Green Hospital.  May have glider activity if lucky

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Nov. 12, SDWS Special Demo Paintout with Drew Bandish (at TUNAMAN’S MEMORIAL on Shelter Island.)

Directions to the TUNAMAN’S MEMORIAL :  Take 8 WEST and Exit on Rosecrans and drive South.  Turn Left onto Shelter Island Drive.  At the roundabout  take the first RIGHT exit onto Shelter Island Drive.  The location is on the left in about 700 feet.  The address is near 1776 Shelter Island Drive  Look for the statue, it’s BIG!

ShowOff and Brag It:: Jay Andrews has painted with the SDWS Weds. painters since it began and we are having a special show for him in December. (Watch for the announcement.) I photographed about 25o of his paintings and put together a fabulous book, “Jay Andrews the Masterful Painter.”  It is full of his wonderful compositions and I created a 2017 desk calendar which will soon be available at his show. If you are interested in either of these, please let me know and I will put it aside for you. It’s a limited edition. Calendars are $15 and the book is $40. pennirubin@aol.com

 

FYI: You can send your friends and members to this blog and check out all the old ones while you are at it.

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Several years ago, in the PRISM, Gerald Brommer, a workshop instructor, shared some words of wisdom answering, why you should invest in taking a workshop?  He said, “A workshop offers a uniquely creative environment where you’re encouraged to leave your safety zone and try something new. This is essential in the life of an artist and of great value.” For more information about upcoming SDWS workshops, you can visit our website sdws.org

WEDS. PAINTERS:

 Oct 26  Little Italy at the over head “Little Italy ” sign
Nov 2  Bario Logan  under the Coronado Bridge on the San Diego side.  Chicano Paintings on the piers
Nov 16  Back to the beach at Crystal Pier at the foot of Garnet Ave
Nov 23  Ocean Beach Pier
Nov 30  Helipad just south of Scripps Green Hospital.  May have glider activity if lucky

November Member’s Show, “Art-Full Thanks” is now open for on-line Entries:     The November Member’s show, “Art-Full Thanks”, juried by our own award-winning member, Carol Thomason, is open for on-line entry. This show is a Cash Show (The Ed Thomason Cash Award Show, $1,000) which allows members who have had their paintings accepted in a Regular show to re-enter.  Click here for more Member Show entry requirements.  And don’t forget to renew your SDWS Membership before entry day on Saturday, October 29th !  Click  here  to renew your membership now. And if you are not an SDWS member, click here to see the many advantages provided by SDWS Membership..

Time is Running Out!!!! The deadline to enter the 42nd Western Federation Show is November 1st, 2016. With $5000 in awards, this is a great exhibition opportunity for all SDWS members. For more information and to view the prospectus click here.

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img_8252Lorri Lynch decided we should duck and go to the lake for goodness sake. The day was fabulous and many came in droves the long drive out the 67! Everyone had a very ducky time and the foul moods were taken away once we were surrounded by the fowls themselves.

November Member’s Show, “Art-Full Thanks” is now open for on-line Entries:     The November Member’s show, “Art-Full Thanks”, juried by our own award-winning member, Carol Thomason, is open for on-line entry. This show is a Cash Show (The Ed Thomason Cash Award Show, $1,000) which allows members who have had their paintings accepted in a Regular show to re-enter.  Click here for more Member Show entry requirements.  And don’t forget to renew your SDWS Membership before entry day on Saturday, October 29th !  Click  here  to renew your membership now. And if you are not an SDWS member, click here to see the many advantages provided by SDWS Membership..

Time is Running Out!!!! The deadline to enter the 42nd Western Federation Show is November 1st, 2016. With $5000 in awards, this is a great exhibition opportunity for all SDWS members. For more information and to view the prospectus click here.

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img_8222 REMINDERS:

Weds. Painters

Oct 19  Old Chart House restaurant across from the Del
Oct 26  Little Italy at the over head “Little Italy ” sign

Drop off show day Oct. 29

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Call the office to volunteer and visit the SDWS Library. We have great books and videos you can take home and enjoy!

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img_7852 img_7853 img_7859 img_7871 img_7872 img_7886 img_7887 img_7889 img_7891 img_7895 img_7900 img_7904Do we look like we had any fun painting under the sun that fine Weds.? Well, we were paintin’ in the streets and having a ball!

Thanks to Lydia, we have video evidence of how much fun our Wednesday paintouts are.
A 1:20 minute video at Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla on October 5, 2016
A 1:58 minute video at the Bernardo Winery on October 12, 2016
REMINDERS:
Weds. Painters:
 Oct 12 R B Winery On Verano Rd
Oct 19  Old Chart House restaurant across from the Del
Oct 26  Little Italy at the over head “Little Italy ” sign
BlogChallenge– scissors or utensils
Drop off Oct. 29
FirstFriday Nov. 4
Also, if you are or have been a Weds. painter check out my video on Jay Andrews’ work. We are having a show in his honor coming up. http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=MbLABnMflGO&hd=1 if that doesn’t work type Penni Rubin in at youtube and click on Jay Andrews, the Masterful Painter
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Young and old, two-legged and four came to our SDWS International Show door! And what a show this was. There was something for every taste and then some. So get to Liberty Station and see this year’s fabulous show featuring artists from all around the world.

Renew your membership now and think about volunteering for the organization. We run on them so come and meet more artists and have some fun too. We have some great workshops coming up and our library is full of books and resources that our members can check out books and videos and learn new tricks and techniques.

REMINDERS;

WEDS. PAINTERS

Oct 12 Rancho Bernardo Winery On Verano Rd (order some lobster bisque at Cafe Merlot and enjoy the day, swimmingly!)
Oct 19  Old Chart House restaurant across from the Del
Oct 26  Little Italy at the overhead “Little Italy ” sign

Oct. 29 drop off next show

BlogChallenge– scissors or utensils!

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REMINDERS;

WEDS. PAINTERS

Oct 12 Rancho Bernardo Winery On Verano Rd (order some lobster bisque at Cafe Merlot and enjoy the day, swimmingly!)
Oct 19  Old Chart House restaurant across from the Del
Oct 26  Little Italy at the overhead “Little Italy ” sign

Oct. 29 drop off next show

BlogChallenge– scissors or utensils!

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