Worthington Area Art League – announcements 8/4/17

Not much as we head into meeting week. Next announcement in two weeks.

Hope you have an awesome weekend. Lots of things going on this weekend. Enjoy!

By the way, member renewal will start after the next meeting – – – stay tuned! Please wait until you see the solicitation. Thanks!


>>>> WAAL AUGUST MEETING – Thursday, August 10, 7pm

Don’t miss our August Speaker, past WAAL President, Charles Rowland. We will meet at the Griswold Center on August 10th at 7pm. Below is Charlie’s bio. Very impressive and a wonderful comment by the Dispatch.

See you there.

Charles Rowland works in various media, including watercolor, gouache and acrylic. He has lived in the Columbus, Ohio area since 1970 and currently resides in southern Delaware County.

A watercolor artist for over 40 years he is both an active artist and teacher. His work has won many awards in Ohio area exhibitions and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. His work is represented by The Canoe Club Gallery, Port Clinton, Ohio, The Terra Gallery, Dublin, Ohio and various exhibitions around the state. He is past President of the Worthington Area Art League, a signature member and past secretary of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Plein Air Painters and the Worthington, Ohio Art League.

He was featured in the February/March 2004 article “Master Painters of the USA” in International Artist Magazine. His painting “In the Port of Marseille” was selected by North Light Publishers for inclusion in “SPLASH 19-The best of Watercolor”.

His work is characterized by strong design and a solid approach to the technical fundamentals of the medium. While avoiding photorealism, his painting style captures the essence and emotion of the subject while involving the viewers’ imagination in its interpretation. The choice of subject matter is diverse ranging from seascapes and landscapes to still lifes and portraits. An avid sailor, his work is often based on nautical themes which frequently are taken from his Great Lakes and Chesapeake sailing experiences.

In a recent review the Columbus Dispatch characterized his work as having “the soft gauzy look that is often characteristic of watercolor but it also has a strong graphic quality”.

A selection of his paintings and drawings can be found on his website at:

Ruth Ann Mitchell, Artist
Vice President
Worthington Area Art League



>>>> News From the Easel – Robie Benve



>>>> active member Judy Anderson

Tomorrow ( think that means 8/5) I will be modeling at the Columbus Museum of Art for a two hour portrait demo by Fran Mangino. The demo is from 1 to 3.

* I also have a painting on display there with the Ohio Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition.
* Two of my paintings are on loan and exhibited at the Governor’s mansion.
* I will be on a panel discussing the OWS show at the museum on August 23rd. The discussion begins at 2.p.m.
* Last but not least, I am exhibiting 15 paintings till the end of September at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington.
* Thanks, Judy Anderson

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Three Points in Time Group Show @ McConnell Arts Center
Three Points in Time Group Show @ McConnell Arts Center
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm
Three Points in Time Group Show @ McConnell Arts Center | Worthington | Ohio | United States
WAAL artists were asked to submit three works of art representing 3 separate stages in their artistic careers. The result is “Three Points in Time: The Artist’s Journey”, a group show hosted by the McConnell[...]
7:00 pm February – WAAL Meeting @ Griswold Center
February – WAAL Meeting @ Griswold Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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7:00 pm February Speaker
February Speaker
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Frederick Fochtman is an art restorer, painting instructor and award winning oil painter from Columbus, Ohio. As a painter, Fred works from direct observation and paints exclusively from life. An integral part of his process[...]

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