Monday, April 17, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Ned Mueller


If you've attended any PAWA exhibitions you've no doubt marveled at the award winning work of Ned Mueller. He's no stranger to titles like "Best of Show" and "First Place," and that's not just here in the Northwest.


Ned received the Masters Award of Excellence in the 2016 American Impressionist Society Exhibition, and has been chosen as an Oil Painters of America Distinguished Master Guest at the National Exhibition.



Ned is a very accomplished and highly respected artist, having been drawing and painting for over 65 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles where as still a student he also taught drawing classes.


He has participated in many of the major invitational shows in the country, including the "Artist's of America Show","Great American Artist's Show", "Prix de West Show", "Oil Painters of America", "Laguna Plein Air Show", "Pastel Society of America", "The Autry Western Masters Show", "The Northwest Rendezvous Show" and the annual "Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition.



He shows in some of the Finest Galleries in the country, has won numerous awards and is included in many private fine art collections. He is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of America. California Art Club, Northwest Pastel Society, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the American Society of Marine Artists. 



Ned is the only Artist in the Northwest that has been designated as "Master Artist" status with both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. He continues to challenge himself to grow artistically. 



Ned is asked to jury Regional and National Art Shows and he loves to teach and share his many years of knowledge and experience by teaching classes and workshops, regionally, nationally and internationally.


If you're interested in studying with Ned, he's teaching workshops everywhere from Seattle to Sedona to North Carolina! There are simply too many opportunities to list, but you can find them all on his website here.



If you'd like to learn from Ned from home he offers lessons through the Tucson Art Academy. One covers painting expressive portraits in oil and the other painting harbor scenes, a subject that Ned has certainly mastered.



Monday, April 10, 2017

RoozenGaarde Recap, Upcoming Paintouts & A Deadline


Photo by Karen Bakke
Click here to see the Skagit Valley Herald article about this paint out!

Despite overcast skies a group of PAWA and Salish Sea Painters met up to paint the RoozenGaarde tulip fields on April 8. If the pictures shared on Facebook are any indication, spirits were high even in the grey light.

Photo by Sharon Curran

Photo by Sharon Curran
Photo by Sharon Curran
If you would like to paint with us this spring check out the upcoming paintout at the Seattle Arboretum. It's a 230 acre home to plants found nowhere else in the area and is not to be missed! Click here to learn more about the event.

**Don't Forget**

The deadline for PAWA's Miniature Show at the Scott Milo in Anacortes is Thursday the 20th, NEXT WEEK! Don't forget to get your application in with your best works 11x14 and smaller! Apply Here

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Where will you paint?


Where are you painting this month? Plein Air Washington has a fantastic opportunity to paint with friends new and old at the Winter Paint in and Supply Swap!

Sign up to attend through Eventbrite!

If you've been feeling cooped up and could use some good company while you get warmed up for a year full of paint outs, you should definitely attend. There will be a potluck (so bring a dish to share!) lots of still life setups and TWO professional (clothed) models!

Plus! We all have unused art supplies lying around. Maybe it's a tripod that didn't fit your setup, or a color you just don't use in your palette anymore. Bring them along for the Supply Swap and trade it for something you've been dying to try! You can buy, trade, or give away any art related materials you have.

We hope you'll join us, either way we'd love to hear your comments about where you plan on painting in February!

Monday, January 30, 2017

A National Park Salute Closing Reception

Janice Wall - Big River Afternoon - 18x24 - People's Choice
The 7th of January brought to a close PAWA's annual exhibition of member work. With winter storms threatening to make roads hazardous attendance wasn't as high as for the opening, but it made for a more cozy and personal event. We all gathered around to hear our fearless leader Karen Bakke announce the winner of the People's Choice Award. And the winner is...

Janice Wall! For "Big River Afternoon," a moody and mystical piece.

If you weren't able to make it, here are a few photos and videos from the evening.





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I hope everyone is excited for the next plein air season to start, bring on the valleys and vineyards!