RLA Events and Announcements for 2018

Our next monthly meeting will be Tues, January 16, 2018, 7 pm at the Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E., Tacoma, WA (Behind Central Avenue Elementary on 104th St. E.) RLA Events and Announcements

Refreshments: January 2018 , Marlene Cox , Barbara Waid, Anne Doane
February , P Langston, Liz McDevitt, Diana Mears
March , Anne Doane, Elizabeth & Harry, P Langston

Due to low attendance at our Nov. 21st meeting, members wanted to wait on having a vote:    Discussed at our November meeting: Do we want to have an entry fee for our upcoming show at Catholic Community Services, Tahoma Gallery?  The fee would cover the cost of judges and ribbons. If there were any leftover funds; they could be applied to the RLA budget.  The entry fee of 2 for $10 or 3 for $15 was suggested.  All entries for the CCS show at Tahoma Gallery must be a “Water Related” subject matter.  The show title is, “Ebb and Flow”.   The show at Tahoma Gallery is March 1st – April 30th.  We will vote on this at the January meeting.

At our Christmas Party, Liz McDevitt was presented the “The Mayors’ Choice” award for her painting//mixed media piece “A Quiet Stroll” displayed at the Premier Gallery Show.  Congratulations Liz!

Anne Doane will have a solo show of her art at Puyallup city Hall (5th floor) Jan 10, to April 5, 2018. Please note the time change for the Reception:  Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:30pm – 7:00pm.  Take the main elevator to 5th floor, turn right, entry door is in the corner. Address: 333 S. Meridian; Regular hours: 9 – 4pm, M-F.  If you stop by during regular hours; please use the intercom (left of 5th floor corner entry door) and indicate that you are there to see the art.


Demo Artists this month!  Karen Petrillose Watercolor techniques!

For our January demonstrator, we are happy to have ex-member, Karen Marie Petrillose.  Karen was born and raised in Watertown, N.Y. and has a BA in piano performance.  She, for some time, was interested in art and when her husband gave her a gift of a series of classes with William Hewson, of Seattle, she became hooked on watercolor.  After an opportunity to study with internationally famous painter, Nicholas Simmons, she made painting a priority in her life, experimenting how to put WOW in her work. 

She loves using subject matter from Lakewold Garden, Chambers Bay Golf Course, Gig Harbor Net Sheds, Waughop Lake, etc.

For our demonstration Karen will tell us what she has learned, using examples and video:

"Karen started following Nicholas Simmons career after his feature article in Watercolor Magic, Feb 2007.  She got his video and enjoyed experimenting with what she learned.  In 2013 she got to take a 5 day workshop with him in Bend OR at Art in the Mountains.  He taught how” to “utilize modern computer technology to help create the WOW factor in designing paintings along with embracing the unpredictability of watercolor and using liquid acrylic in a watercolor style.  Since then she has averaged 8 awards per year, most recently an honorable mention in the Northwest Watercolor Society member show, Fall 2017.  She is currently represented at the Proctor Art Gallery in Tacoma.”