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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Plein Air Paint Out

Do you enjoy painting on site, outdoors?  Plein Air Painting at Adams Mills – June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rena Brouwer announced this paint out at our April meeting.  There will be a paint out at Adams Mill called“Discover the Wildcat at Adams Mill. There will also be escorted canoe rides around the Oxbow as well as food, drinks, mill tours, and educational displays and demonstrations about the Wildcat Valley and its natural resources.Photographers and plein air artists will be working throughout the grounds. All are welcome to come to paint.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

WVWS Connected!

Spring winds are blowing across the Wabash River along with soaking rains,  painting the world with a vibrant palette of greens, yellows, pinks, purples and reds that we as watercolor artists try to capture as we paint.

New life is everywhere.

New things are happening in the Wabash Valley Watercolor Society as well.  

This blog and our new Facebook page are reflections of the new life that is bursting out from the many hours that WVWS board and committed members have spent in identifying the focus and direction of our organization for the future.  You can read the mission statement and goals that came out of the hours of planning here on the blog.  

"Sustainability" is buzz word used in many ways and it is a word we've used as we've planned for the future of WVWS.  Wikipedia says it is "the capacity to endure."  WVWS has a rich history of encouraging watercolor artists that goes back to its beginning in 1989.  

Anyone who wants to be a part of the Wabash Valley Watercolor Society can have a part to play to "ensure that we endure" by using their gifts and abilities.  It will be a team effort with something everyone can do.  The board created a survey that gives members an opportunity to have input for the future of the organization.  You'll find one attached here on the blog that you can fill out and return.  You can send it in to the new WVWS e-mail address:,  or the one on the bottom of the survey.

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Our Survey

Wabash Valley Watercolor Society
Member Survey  Spring 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey that will be helpful in planning future programs and events.  The WVWS was formed in 1989 by and for local artists.  Membership participation can ensure the future of this creative tradition.
1.      1. Why do you come to the WVWS meetings and events?  Demos? Networking?   Opportunities to exhibit? ____________________________________________________________

2.      2. What do you like most about the WVWS____________________________________________________

3.      3. How long have you been a member of WVWS? ______________________________________________

4.   4.   How did you learn about the WVWS? ______________________________________________________

5.    .  What suggestions do you have that would make your membership experience more beneficial? ___________________________________________________________________________

6.      6. What suggestions do you have for future programs, workshops and events? ____________________________________________________________________________________________

7.     To strengthen our organization, it’s been suggested that we expand our focus to include other water media. This will be a membership decision. What are your thoughts, opinions and suggestions?

8.      The following is a list of opportunities for members to team up together and use their gifts and abilities.  Please mark how you would like to help.

·        ______Update by laws                                                               
·        ______Planning Monthly Programs, Fieldtrips, Paint outs                  
·        ______Membership Team                                                         
·        ______ Art Exhibit Team                                                             
·        ______Publicity Team   - Traditional Media; update current brochure
·         ______Publicity Social Media Team  - Blog/Facebook/web site                                                                                            
·        ______Community Service/outreach – student art programs     
·        ______Photographer                                                                    
·        ______Workshop Planning Team                                                                
·        ______Fundraising Team
·        ______Historian   
·         ______Hospitality Team
·        ______Serve as an officer: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
·        Other ___________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                 
Name ___________________________________________________________  Phone (       ) _____________________
Address  street _______________________________________, City ______________________, Zip _____________
E-mail address ________________________________________________  cell phone _________________________
Thank you!   Please use the back of this survey if you need more room to write your answers.  You can turn this survey in at the May 21 meeting or e-mail or snail mail to:  Jerie Artz,; 3635 Goodall Court,                  West Lafayette, Indiana 47906.