Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Perhaps that’s an inaccurate title. Wan is not an old dog, and pouring watercolor is not a new trick. But for someone whose work is meticulous and precise, beginning a … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 4 Comments

Adult Student Show Awards

Our judge for the Winter Student Show was Alexandra Sherman, a very accomplished watercolorist and teacher. She has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin and has taught extensively throughout … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

What One Juror Looks For

I recently juried a show called Critters for the Capitol Hill Art League. In addition to the challenge of the subject, qualifying entries had to be 12” square. In spite … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

CHAW Student Art Show will include Wednesday Studio work

CHAW’s winter Adult Student Show opens Saturday, December 12. If you are able to  stop by, you will see some great work from the Wednesday Studio and also from other … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tara becomes member of Potomac Valley Watercolorists

The Potomac Valley Watercolorists selection committee has approved Wednesday Studio artist Tara Hamilton to be a PVW member. The selection process is a rigorous one: After an applicant submits three framed … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Artomatic 2015

I’m showing some recent work in Artomatic, and it is an exciting and energizing experience. Artomatic is an unjuried, and uncensored exhibition that takes place every year or two. It is … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Keeping Good Company

Having dutifully made the trip to the Hill Center to pick up my pastel that had hung there for the last couple of months in the Capitol Hill Art League’s, … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

February Draws to a Close


March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gallery at Iona Lunch and Learn

Iona hosted a lunch and artists’ talk with exhibiting artists Helga Thomson and Norma Schwartz. Helga, a printmaker is artist in residence at Iona and Norma, a sculptor is special … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Drawings from Antarctica

Having little idea whether or not there would be time, opportunity, or favorable conditions for sketching, I took along a small sketchbook, some pencils, pens, and a set of pastel … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment