WAS-H hosts two major workshops each year with visiting artists. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Annual International Exhibition in March and the Annual Members Exhibit in October. The visiting artist is also the juror for the corresponding exhibit.
The benefit to members is a nationally known artist comes to WAS-H so members don't need to travel to take a workshop from a favorite artist. On occasion, WAS-H is able to secure additional visiting artists to offer a workshop in another time of the year.
- September 30 - October 4, 2019: Brienne Brown Register HERE.
- March 2020: Eric Weigardt
- October 2020: Judy Morris
- March 2021: Keiko Tanabe
WAS-H is delighted to welcome nationally recognized watercolor artist Brienne M. Brown to present a weeklong workshop September 30-October 4, 2019. Brienne hales from Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and three young sons.
Brienne M Brown, NWS is passionate about watercolor and plein air painting. She has won several top awards in many plein air competitions. “I find beauty in everyday life, the so called ‘mundane’. Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me. I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met. As I try and capture the essence of a scene, my paintings are always more about a moment in time than about a particular location. I enjoy sharing how I see the world.” Brienne began her professional life in science working in a toxicology lab. In 2008 she left science to raise her children and began to paint more consistently. Prioritizing painting and taking workshops from artists she admired paid off. Soon she was not only exhibiting and entering shows regularly, but also winning awards. Brienne holds signature membership status for the National Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and Utah Watercolor Society. Her work has been published in Splash 17 Best of Watercolor: Southwest Art Magazine, Inspired Subjects, PleinAir Magazine, and Watercolor Artist Magazine.
Brienne has a lengthy list of awards and selected exhibitions, listed in full on her website. Additionally, she has the following affiliations.