Pre-Meeting Art Salon

Please bring your recently completed or “Unfinished Watercolor Objects” to our “Pre-Meeting Member Salon” show and tell beginning at 6:30 pm.  Work at any level, from newbie to experienced artist, is welcome.  This is a great opportunity to get help and painting pointers!  Salon Artwork will be placed on tables along the walls at the back of our meeting space at Maryland Hall, in Room 308.

    Since this is a relatively new concept introduced last year by our president Linda Luke, here are some guidelines:

  • Participating members should have their work set-up for viewing by 6:30 pm
  • Work can be displayed on free-standing or table top easels, or displayed on tables
  • Limit of one piece of artwork due to space restrictions
  • Watercolors can be a work (or works) in progress; could include sketches and initial drawing and design blocking
  • Members are encouraged to bring and set-up their own easels for display
  • Members do not need to pre-register for this event
  • Members are encouraged to stand near their work to talk about it
  • Paper will be provided for written comments; members may take these comments home with them

If you are not familiar with the term ‘salon’, it is from the French word for hall and has two meanings. It can refer to art exhibits; it originally referred to the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The art salon has a long history, but over the years, it has evolved to refer to any mixed exhibition of art. The term ‘salon’ also refers to a gathering for the exchange of ideas, usually intellectual, political, or artistic. Our salon is not a formal exhibition; it is an opportunity to share, converse, learn, and be inspired!