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August, 2015

Aida Birritteri represented HWS at the Hunterdon County Fair at the HCC&HC Tent. She painted a painting on site and offered it for sale with proceeds benefiting HWS and a food pantry.

July, 2015

Laurie Braman presented 2 youth workshops this summer at the Tewksbury Library.

July 11, 2015 - July 26, 2015 Sawmill Gallery Show

Thursdays, May and June, 2015: Plein Air at various local sites.

Kathyann Finch

Congratulations to Kathyann Finch on her graduation with credit of the online course on the Art of Botanical Painting given by the Society of Botanical Artists.

Jill Furhman organized a successful series of plein air painting outings. These types of activities present opportunities for HWS members to get together and do what we love.....Paint!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Water color artist Ann Greene will demonstrated how she develops unique surfaces for water media at the May 4th meeting of the Hunterdon Watercolor Society. Ann began her artistic journey painting with traditional watercolors but has gravitated to mixed media and collage. Usually beginning with a watercolor painting, she likes to work spontaneously and intuitively, creating layers which emphasize texture and color by adding acrylics, gesso and collage elements. Greene enjoys the making of art and the process of assembling materials on various surfaces. Her goal is to create a painting with a spirit of its own, using whatever materials contribute to completing the work. Ann has shown her work in many regional art shows and has won numerous awards.

Henrieta Maneva

Henrieta was accepted into the 2015 American Watercolor Society show. Congratulations Henrieta!

Hunterdon Watercolor Members donate art to 2015 Shad Fest

Proceeds used for scholarships for local high school seniors who plan to study art.

Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:00 pm

Water color Artist, James Fiorentino demonstrated portrait painting techniques at the April 6th meeting of the Hunterdon Watercolor Society. James is a nationally recognized portrait artist, known for the many sports legends and famous people he has met and painted. His long list of painting subjects include baseball players Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter. His work had been made into baseball cards and has been exhibited at the baseball hall of fame. Over the years, James work has expanded to include famous historical portraits, fine art wildlife scenes, landscapes and neo expressionism. His work has been shown nationally and has won countless awards. Fiorentino has been featured on national and regional television, magazines and newspapers. He has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and UPN affiliates throughout the country.

Maria Moch, offered a series of painting classes for children at the Tewksbury Library.

Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:00 pm

Watercolorist, Judith Hummer, demonstrated a painting of Koi using a wet in wet effect. She also showed how to use wax paper to create pebbles in a stream bed. Judith has had a lifelong passion for art and has been working with watercolor since she was a teenager. She looks at each of her paintings as an opportunity to share with the viewer an unexpected point of view by using an array of transparent watercolor techniques to express the beauty in subjects that may ordinarily be overlooked. She likes to explore various painting surfaces and her work includes diverse subject matter, including urban, landscapes, florals and water scenes.

Ms. Hummer has been accepted into many regional juried shows and has won many awards. She had her first solo show at the Bernardsville Library in August of 2014 and was chosen to participate in the SPLASH! Promising Watercolorists show, at the Ellarslie Mansion in Trenton, NJ. One of her paintings was also chosen to be included in the book, The Raritan River, Our Landscape, Our Legacy, by Judy Auer Shaw. She is a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, the Northeast Watercolor Society and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, as well as an associate member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society. Judith has been the exhibition chair for several State Watercolor shows and currently teaches in Pluckemin, New Jersey.

Feb 7 - Feb 27, 2015: Rosanna Hunt, 2015 Member Show at Artsbridge, Stockton, NJ

Feb 2 - Feb 28 2015: Rosanna Hunt, PEAC Athletic Club.

Feb 12, 2015: Adult Workshop on Watercolor Sketching and Values

A class sponsored by HWS, open to the community, on sketching and values was given at the Tewksbury Library.

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, 7:00 pm, January 2015 meeting

Watercolorist, Dorrie Rifkin demonstrated techniques used to paint one of her dynamic urban landscapes. Dorrie spends a lot of time in New York City where she finds the inspiration for her work. Her passions for music and typography are other elements frequently found in her paintings.

Rifkin's paintings have won many awards in both national and international juried shows. She is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Northeast Watercolor Society. Dorrie teaches watercolor in New Jersey and conducts a series of watercolor workshops nationally. Her work has been featured in both Splash 14 and 15 and she was profiled in Watercolor Artist magazine’s December 2010, Ones to Watch feature. Ms. Rifkin's work is held in private collections in the US and Europe and her NYC prints have been used on the sets for NBC's Prime Suspect TV series and Fox's Brooklyn Nine series.

Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2014: Elizabeth Oberman solo show at Main Branch, Flemington Library. Reception Nov. 15, 2 pm - 4 pm in the gallery.

Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2014 : Musconetcong Watercolor Group at Hunterdon County Library, Clinton Branch. Artists Reception Saturday, Nov. 22, 1:00-3:00.

Nov. 14 - Nov. 24, 2014: Lynn Cheng Varga, Rita Koch at New Brunswick Art Salon Watercolor/Mixed Media Show. Opening Reception: Nov. 14.

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 7:00 pm, November 2014 meeting

Watercolorist, Gail Bracegirdle, will be be demonstrating a watercolor/printmaking technique at the monthly meeting of the Hunterdon Watercolor Society on Monday, November 3rd at the Flemington Presbyterian Church, in the Fellowship Hall. Bracegirdle is a representational artist whose watercolors are filled with light and color. She prefers to work from life or from sketches made on location in order to observe and capture the effects of direct and reflected light on her subject. Her goal is to share the impression of an experience, a mood or even an occasional visual pun through the language of transparent watercolor.

Ms. Bracegirdle studied textile design at Moore College of Art and had a career in that industry until 1990 when she decided to put all of her energy into painting and teaching watercolor. She is a faculty member of Artworks in Trenton, NJ and has held summer workshops at the Ocean City Arts Center and plain air workshops in both Beaufort SC and Chimay NM. She is a member of the Artist's Gallery in Lambertville, NJ and is represented at the Canal Frame - Crafts Gallery in Washington Crossing, PA and the Famsworth Gallery in Bordentown, NJ. Bracegirdle is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and exhibits in many juried, group and solo shows throughout the region. She has won numerous awards and has work held in many private collections world wide. Her work has been featured in Artists Magazine, Give Your Art a New Wrinkle and Splash 6. She lives and works in Bucks County, PA.

Monday, Oct. 6, 7:00 pm, November 2014 meeting

Demonstration by Joanne Bodnar.

Monday, Sept 8, 2014, 7:00 pm, September 2014 meeting

Ed Baumlin won the 2013 Shad Fest award for Best River Theme, He has been named a Watercolor Master of NJ and selected as a juror for both the Garden State Watercolor Society and NJ Watercolor Society. Congratulations Ed!

Jo-Ann Osnoe. an award-winning watercolorist from Bucks County, PA, demonstrated still life painting at the monthly meeting of the Hunterdon Watercolor Society meeting, Monday, September 8th.

Osnoes' work is inspired by the Bucks County surroundings where she has lived for the past fifteen years. With a preference for painting directly from life, she captures fleeting moments in one session with her alla prima technique. Jo-Ann moves effortlessly from still life to landscape to florals and local scenes. She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design. Ms. Osnoe has exhibited in many group shows and her work has been selected for over a dozen juried regional and national exhibits. She is represented by the Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery and the Chapman Gallery. Osnoe teaches classes in Lawrenceville, NJ and in Upper Southampton, PA.