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.
- March 13-17, 2017: Stephen Quiller (Stephen's website) - SOLD OUT.
- October 9-13, 2017: Michael Reardon (Michael's website) Registration for Reardon workshop will open at 10:30 a.m. on March 18, 2017.
- March 5-9, 2018: Iain Stewart (Iain's Website) Registration for Stewart workshop will open at 10:30 a.m. on October 14, 2017.
March 2017, Stephen Quiller
The judge for the 2017 International Exhibition at WAS-H will be Stephen Quiller, who is an internationally known painter that has written six books on water media and color and done many artist instructional videos.
Stephen lives with his wife in Creede, Colorado where he has his own gallery. He is a Dolphin Fellow and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Society for Painters in Acrylic and Casein, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and Watercolor West.
He has received the 2014 Gold Medal of Honor, (2013) Louis Kaep Award, (2011) Ralph Smith Memorial Award, (2009) Nicholas Reale Memorial Award, (2008) the Didi Deglin Award, Hal P. Moore Award, Winsor & Newton Award, Louis Kaep Award, and the Walter Greathouse Award from the American Watercolor Society as well as major awards from the National Watercolor Society and others. In November of 2014 he was invited to the First ZhongShan International Master Watercolor Invitational Exhibition in China. His artist instructional videos and DVD subjects focus on color, composition and water media. He has signature lines of watercolor, acrylic, watercolor paper, palette and brushes produced by the Jack Richeson Company and has developed the Quiller Color Wheel that is used by artists throughout the world.
Stephen’s paintings have been on covers and the subjects of articles in many leading art magazines. He has served as a juror for most of the regional and international water media exhibitions and conducts a limited number of national and international seminars annually. However, he continues to spend most of his time painting on-location or at his studio in Creede, located near the headwaters of the Rio Grande in southern Colorado. He paints beaver ponds, snow shadows, water reflections and mountain patterns, wild iris and aspen, reaching deeper to capture the essence of the rhythm and spirit of the San Juans. He paints primarily on-location with watercolor during the spring, summer and autumn seasons and when he travels internationally. During the winter months he paints in his studio working larger and with water media: watercolor, gouache, acrylic and casein. Nature, color and light are his inspiration.
He has painted professionally since 1972 and his works are enthusiastically collected. His paintings can be viewed at the Mission Gallery in Taos, New Mexico and during the summer months at the Quiller Gallery in Creede, Colorado. To view his work and learn more go to www.quillergallery.com