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Letters from the President

Published On 1/15/2024
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
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Published On 12/17/2023
December Letter from the President
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Published On 11/7/2023
The holidays are fast approaching, and everyone I know is busier than ever. MSW is ringing in the season with a new initiative, and over Zoom! The positions we currently need to fill are:
Chair of our Educational and Community Outreach,
Co-Chair of our Workshop Committee,
Co-Chair for our Ways and Means Committee.

All committees are in need of member support.
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Published On 10/8/2023
I adapt is to shift my focus so that I start with something mindless and simple, like organizing or cleaning my studio. Once I get started on something simple, I often find myself re-energized and motivated.
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Published On 7/5/2023
My name is Stephen Lanford and I am your new President of Mid-Southern Watercolorists. I want to thank you for entrusting me with your confidence. I will do my best to live up to the high standards set by our previous presidents.
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In Memory

Published On 1/2/2024
Paul was a Signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists. He was an accomplished and nationally recognized wood carver and watercolorist. He began shorebird wood carving in 1972. His commissioned carvings and paintings grace the collections of many collectors throughout the United States.
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Published On 10/21/2023
The Suzann Waggoner Memorial Award is given during the Annual Juried Exhibition. All donations will go to this award. Suzann was a longstanding Diamond Signature member. She exhibited in the Annual Juried Exhibition seven times garnering four awards.
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Published On 6/12/2023
Marsha Marie Pratt, age 79 of Little Rock, passed away on June 8, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
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Published On 3/16/2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Valdoris Rice Wright, formerly Valdoris Blackwell, on February 26, 2023.
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Working Artists Initiative

Published On 11/10/2023
1st Working Artist Initiative
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Paint-ins

Published On 6/8/2023
Richard Stephens leads a Paint-in to help us learn to "Lighten Up, Loosen Up".
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Published On 5/11/2023
Participants learned to make paint.
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Published On 3/27/2023
Donna Twyford's Teapot and Lemon Paint-in.
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Workshops

Published On 3/11/2020
In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention.
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Published On 11/4/2019
Staining! Stenciling! Stamping! Papers were flying; paint and creative juices were flowing as the 9 very lucky participants of the Jennifer Stone workshop created papers to be used in the creation of beautiful abstract collages. Two of whom made the trek from Texas!

Jennifer was a warm and generous instructor, willing to share her knowledge (and stamps and stencils) with us. She emphasized the design principles of dominance, repetition, and variety in shapes, color, and scale. We all had the opportunity to create multiple design studies that can be translated into larger finished works.
We found the workshop to be so inspiring that we were all saying "Let's bring Jennifer back!"
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Published On 10/29/2021
Kathleen wowed the 20 or so members and guests that showed up for her portrait demo.
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Members in the Community

Published On 2/1/2024
Group of MSW watercolorists show their work in upcoming exhibit.
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Published On 11/12/2023
Laura has work at Gallery 26 for sale.
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Published On 9/14/2023
Richard Stephens holds workshop in North Little Rock
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Published On 8/19/2023
Gary is in a group exhibition at the Rock Town Distillery which benefits the Humane Society of Pulaski County.
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Published On 6/8/2023
The exhibition Flow consists of watercolor and glass work by the couple.
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Published On 11/1/2022
Deena Harkins' Solo Exhibition
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