Monthly Meetings

Upcoming Meeting:
Spring Fling Critique with David Lawton

Date:  Wednesday, April 10
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Maryland Hall, Room 308
Bring a painting for the critique

It’s time for one of the Annapolis Watercolor Club’s annual signature events in which the season of spring is celebrated with sharing refreshments and information from an instructive painting critique. Please arrive around 6:30 to room 308 in Maryland Hall where the fabulous Hospitality Committee will provide tasty tid-bits and refreshing drinks for all to enjoy. Your job is to bring a painting, whether finished or not, to be critiqued by one of our favorite watercolor masters, David Lawton. Many in the club have studied with David at either Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland Hall or Chesapeake Fine Art Studio. An accomplished artist in his own right, David’s work can be viewed at McBride Gallery or in past issues of American Artist, the Pastel Journal and The Artist Magazine. We all know that we learn more from “putting ourselves out there” then we do from working solo in our studio. Be brave, bring in a painting and learn how you can become a better artist!

Past Demonstrators

Catherine Dolch “The Business of Art”

Date:  Wednesday, March 13
Time:  7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Maryland Hall, Room 205

Cat Dolch, “Ganesha”

We paint because we want to express ourselves, to relish in the joy of creating something handmade that aesthetically pleases us. This is all true but darn…it also feels good to sell some paintings! At our March 13th meeting, fellow AWC member Cat Dolch will share with us her expertise on marketing and selling your work via the Internet. Getting started with online art sales can be an extremely daunting task. Terms like “social media”, “e-commerce”, and “hashtag” can seem like a foreign language to some of us. In this one-hour session, AWC Members will learn the basics of getting started with this process. Topics included are Intnernetiquette”, Explanation of Online Marketplaces with Pros and Cons, Payment Processing, Product Photography, Shop Identity Development, Attracting and Engaging an Audience, Social Media Basics, Ins and Outs of Etsy, Ads and Analytics, Building a Website, and more.
You will receive PDF Copy of Presenter Slides but bring a pen to take notes.

At our February meeting, Gloria Tseng Fischer from Tacoma Park demonstrated how she uses hot press paper to render delicate but powerful paintings. Her subject was two onions, one red and one yellow. She is a master at painting still life and florals that accentuate the white glow of the paper and require the viewer to “fill in” the missing information. Her engaging work has been on display at the MFA’s Circle Gallery many times and she has won numerous awards at venues throughout the Washington metro area.

See Gloria Tseng Fischer’s website to find out more about her and to see samples of her work:

Our first daytime meeting, the January meeting featuring Maggie Cao, was well received.  We had well over 50 members in attendance.

As promised, Maggie Cao gave us some pointers for establishing successful compositions.  For her demo, she used an arrangement of fresh flowers.  She emphasized the importance of selecting the dominant shapes and colors, and emphasized the importance of negative space.

Maggie presently teaches at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville and is an accomplished still life, portrait and plein air landscape painter. Her recent awards are too numerous to list but you can view her work at McBride gallery on Main St.



Past Demonstrators

2018 – 2019
February Gloria Fischer
January … Maggie Cao
December … Holiday Party
November … Annette Uroskie
October …  Alex Tolstoy
September … Thomas Bucci


June … Ronaldo Dorado
May … Sue Corrigan-Yo
March … Stacey Sass
February … Joan Bevelaqua
January … Rob Wood
December 13 … Holiday Party
November 8 … April Rimpo
October 11… Linda Luke
September 13…. Joanna Barnum


June …Ken Karlic
May… Diane Gibson
April ….Spring Fling with Chris O’Neil
March … Pam Wenger
February ….Anne Hathaway Chamberlain
January ….Stacy Lund Levy
December ….Holiday Party
November …. Nancy VanMeter
October …. April Rimpo
September ….Christine O’Neill