A Pair of new Painters met by the Pier in PB


Katie, Charlotte, Veronica, Barb, Sue and I had to schlep our goodies, (our paints and stools and easels and sketch books and brushes, etc.) to the beach after finding parking spaces in Pacific Beach. It is a beautiful way to spend a day with friends, especially on the pier on Crystal Pier. People watching is just as much fun as painting there and we certainly saw our share of interesting people and heard so many languages spoken. A guy played his harmonica, people skated by, a gal was carrying her surfboard on her head while her skirt was blowin’ in the wind and babies were running around chasing the birds.

PB watercolor
Charlotte, Penni, Veronica

What a way to spend a day! (and thanks Veronica for some of the photos!)


Next month is our annual International Exhibition with lots of activities for us. Make sure you plan to see our fellow artists from around the globe and participate in this grand endeavor that we take on every year. Pick up tickets for a chance to own an original painting.

IMG_4011 pb2You have three opportunities to own original art from some outstanding artists
The Opportunity Drawing featuring “Bring the Noise” by Ananta Mandal.  This painting was part of the 2015 I-Show and was donated to us by the artist.  Raffle tickets may be purchased right now online or at the gallery.  The drawing for this wonderful, full sheet watercolor will be during First Friday, October 7th.
Thanks to the generous donations from workshop instructors and some of our very own artists, we are able to offer not one, but Two Silent Auctions this year.  One will be held during the Preview Gala on Saturday, October 1 and the second will be during First Friday, October 7.

Sue and Charlotte

You have two opportunities to celebrate the opening of the 2016 International Exhibition
The Preview Gala and Awards Ceremony
begins with the awards ceremony at 5:00 on Saturday, October 1st followed by the Gala at 5:30.  Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Tender Greens, and music will be presented by The King Taylor Project.  Best of all, you have the opportunity to be among the first to view our 2016 Exhibition.

Important – only 200 tickets are available so buy yours now before it is too late!

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.

Barb L

WEDS. Painters 

Sept 7 Fanuel Park. Grand St in PB Left on Fanuel to park. Hint Streets are alphabetical
Sept 14 Alcazar Garden in Balboa. Behind the row of museums across from the Old Globe
Sept 21 Hoyt Park in Rancho Bernardo. Beautiful site. Pearl Rest at 11666 Avena in RB, Site is behind it. Stay for yummy Dim Sum
Sept 28 Spanish Village in Balboa

Special Sat. Paintout with Jami Wright at Balboa Park Sept. 10


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