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President's Letter

It has been a lovely month so far!  I was able to sneak out of town for a ladies’ retreat in Massanutten, VA.  We spent three nights and four days eating great food, laughing with and at each other while creating wonderful hand-stamped greeting cards for the holidays.  I did not realize how badly I needed to get out of town and relax! 

I am looking forward to one more retreat at the end of this month.  My destination will be the Pheasant Run Farm in Lancaster, PA for some well-needed painting time.  Whenever I go on retreat, I seem to put everything else out of the picture and try to concentrate on just what is at hand.  I cannot wait to pick up my paintbrush and swish some paint and water around on the paper and continue the wonderful therapy this month.  Having time to paint just improves everything for me.  

Carol Carter’s demonstration got me thinking a lot about her painting technique.  I think I’m going to try an animal painting in her style just to see what kind of results I will get.  I expect many water blossoms and something that resembles camouflage.  If I get something better than that, I will be so excited and pleasantly surprised.  I am not afraid of failing, I am just afraid of not having tried!

I would like to encourage you to send a picture of a painting you are working on, or finished, to Andrea Naft for our November 9th Art Salon.  I don’t know about you, but I really look forward to seeing what everyone is working on.  It is so much fun to see all the different styles of painting, color choices and subject matter.  The diversity is fascinating to me. 

Please continue to send in your requests for artists to do our monthly demonstrations.  I will pursue your requests and see if those artists are available for one of our Members Meetings.

I would also like to send out an SOS for some hospitality volunteers.  This is a one-time request to help us with our wonderful IN-PERSON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, please contact me: juanitagreen640@yahoo.com  Or call 443-822-5916. 

Would anyone consider being our Hospitality Chair?   Please let me know.

Juanita Green, President

In case you missed the email with the link to Carol Carter's demo on YouTube,
you can click here: 

November 9 AWC Meeting 
Painting Demonstration W
ith Richie Vios

Born and raised in Cebu City, Philippines, Richie N. Vios hails from an artistic family where even his father, brothers, and sister also paint. Studying architecture, in 1995 he graduated with a bachelor's degree and started immediately as a faculty member, teaching architectural design and presentation for the next seven years while also establishing himself as a newly-licensed architect. With a loving wife and young children, in 2004 they decided to leave the Philippines in hopes of a better future in America, initially settling down in the U.S. state of Florida as permanent residents. For the next five years, he worked closely as an architectural design associate at a local architectural firm, until his family decided to move again to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, up north on the same eastern coast.   See his COVID-19 painting series.  Impressive work!
Visit his web site:  https://www.vioswatercolor.com/copy-of-covid19-series

November 9th- Zoom Meeting
(You will receive an email invitation with a Zoom link the morning of Nov 9th)

6:30 pm   Art Salon with Andrea Naft

7:00 pm   Juanita Green will host our General Meeting.

7:15 pm    Richie Vios will present an Art Demonstration.




Please send your recent watercolor paintings in .jpg format to Andrea by Sunday, Nov 6th.  Include some back story of how you were inspired, where the painting was done, or other comments. anaft123@gmail.com


I hope the Wild Apricot website has been working as well for everyone else as it has been for me!  Registration for various events seems to be going smoothly, as well as membership renewal and new memberships.  If you are a current member, you will receive a series of dues reminders, with the first one going out in mid-December; dues are due by January 1st and are good for the calendar year.  


We recently sent out an opinion survey with questions about our monthly meetings.  Thank you to all who responded.  If you missed it, here is the link:  https://annapoliswatercolorclub.org/Sys/Poll/37920  This link will take you to the survey page on the website.  You must be a member to complete the survey, and you will be asked to log in. 


Liz Grimes, Website Administrator



“Brushstrokes,” the AWC exhibit at Wimsey Cove, was a beautiful and successful exhibit. Many guests came to the reception and there were several sales. The gallery has invited us to exhibit again in September/October 2024 so we have two years to plan. 

Now it’s time to prepare for our annual exhibit at Ginger Cove. It’s always a pleasure to exhibit at this lovely community where the residents enjoy (and frequently purchase) our paintings in their gallery. Here are the details: 

The address is 4000 River Crescent Drive, Annapolis 21401.

Please note that masks are appreciated, for the protection of the residents, any time you are in the building. If you are running a temperature or have symptoms of possibly contagious illness, please arrange for someone to deliver or pick up for you. 

The gallery has space for approximately 30 paintings, so we’ll accept two paintings per artist for the first 15 who apply. Please go to the AWC website to fill in your application. https://annapoliswatercolorclub.org/event-5020757

There is a $10 entry fee per artist.

The deadline for entering is December 1st which allows time for the gallery volunteers to prepare their paperwork.

Receiving will be on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Pick up will be on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. If you are unable to come in person, please arrange for someone to pick up your paintings for you. 

There is no commission. Sales are handled between the purchaser and the artist. 

There is no reception. However, you are welcome to come in at any time with some of your friends, to share the exhibit with them. 

Joan Machinchick

Your Exhibits Chair


What Are Our AWC Members


The Galleries of Quiet Waters Park will feature two members of the AWC October 19 to November 20, "SeasonScapes" by Joan Machinchick in the Willow Gallery and “Water and Light” by Pamela Chase in the Garden Gallery, both exhibiting recent watercolor paintings. 

"Coming Home" by Pamela Chase

Nancy Cann Shimer

I am pleased to announce that 22 of my pieces of art are on display in a one woman show at Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis  Exhibit is from October 3, 2022 - January 2, 2023.

Pip Moyer Recreation Center (Annapolis Recreation and Parks)

273 Hilltop Lane,

Annapolis MD 21403  

(410) 263-7958


Hours 6am - 8pm. Just go in the main entrance and turn left.  If you want to purchase anything, just call me. 410-279-7490.  

There will be an artist reception on Sunday November 13, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Please come and bring a friend.  I am happy to meet you there privately if you contact me.  

Nancy Cann Shimer 410-279-7490.  

Lenten Rose by Nancy Cann Shimer

Joan Machinchick has shared a flyer about an upcoming Art Show and sale where several AWC members are participating, including Carolyn Councell, Annette Uroskie, Kay and Bob Fuller, Grace Stark, Janette Hiesener, Mildred Anderson, Janice Hendra, and Joan Machinchick. It is being held on Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day), 10 am to 5 pm.

 Visit:  artsaweigh.blogspot.com.

Terri Allen-Jackson is honored to have a solo exhibit of over 30 of her paintings revealing her three-year exploration of water in watercolors! 

 “By River Lake, and Sea” showcases works of the waterways around the Annapolis area as well as her love of the vibrant waters around the island of Malta.

This exhibit, at the gallery at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, is running 9/15 to 11/15.

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146 


 By Newsletter Editor, Connie Robinson

Merrilyne Hendrickson

"Fall In" by Marrilyne Hendrickson

Merrilyne is a local Annapolis artist who lives and paints in her home on Spa Creek. She retired from her boat graphics business in 2013, and now she spends her time painting and teaching. She works primarily in watercolor. Merrilyne is inspired by light and color, sunrise scenes in Annapolis, and river scenes on the St Lawrence River in NY. Originally from Cambridge, New York, she attended and received a BFA from Syracuse University.

After moving to Annapolis, Merrilyne earned her MA in Art Education from the University of Maryland and then taught drawing and design at Dundalk Community College before establishing Accent Graphics, Inc. 

Today she paints with the West River Artist Guild, and has affiliations with MFA, AWC and ABTC.    

 “I paint with primarily watercolors, which started on vacation travels replacing my camera. I found these quick sketchy works took me back instantly to the way it felt and looked. My work is almost abstract or at least very impressionistic. They are paintings of the essence of what was there, not a picture. Even my pet portraits are like that. The softness of their fur, the life in their eyes...

The beauty of nature surrounds me and inspires me. The changing colors in the sky and reflections in the water are especially magical at sunrise and sundown.  I try to capture the luminosity in my watercolor paintings. The SLICES are slivers or a narrow sampling of the whole range or subject. An actual object is unimportant compared to the feeling of a moment in time and light. I do commissioned illustrations. Although I enjoy the discipline of rendering, I hope to impart something more than a picture.”

Merrilynne is presently teaching an eight-week Beginning Watercolor Painting course at the Annapolis Senior Center through AACC. 10/10-11/28. She wants to share the following information about an art show she is participating in along with other artists: "Art Between The Creeks," in Eastport.

To sign up for my monthly email/newsletter go to

https://www.merrilyne.com  OR email me at arteffects5@gmail.com


Sketching and
Plein Air Event
Quiet Waters Park

By Kate Tufts

One of the many delightful sketches and paintings from our time together at the park.  This one is by Deb Boudra, entitled
"Garden Gates."

Again, the weather was  perfect and a good time was had by all. 

L-R Irene MacKay,  Cheryl Duvall, Kathie Lillie, Pam Chase, Kate Tufts, Deb Boudra  Karen Elliott.


Leaves are falling

Tubes of paint are calling

Winds are getting colder

and we're all getting a little older...

sometimes the shorter days

don't help to chase the blues away

but a drop of sunshine

can ease the mind!

Remember that our Sunshine Club is at the ready to offer support, encouragement or congratulations to members who might be in need with a delightful and colorful Jacquie Lawson e-card. If you, or a member you know needs a pick-me-up, please send their name, email and occasion to sunshine.AWC.dw@gmail.com, and I will be sure to honor the occasion promptly.

Thank you, Dina Weavers

(click here to print copy)


3   7:00 Board Meeting
9   6:30 Art Salon 
     7:00 Members Meeting
     7:15 Art Demonstration by Richie Vios

1   7:00 Board Meeting
14  1-4 pm Members Meeting and In-person Holiday Party (venue to be announced at November Members Meeting.)


2022-23   Ginger Cove
December 1 - deadline for Ginger Cove entries on the website

December 17, 9:00 to 10:00 - receiving at Ginger Cove

Exhibit:  Dec 17, 2022 to Feb 2, 2023



Treasurer’s Report

As of Oct 21, 2022, AWC’s accounts are as follows:

Checking: $8,234.83

Savings: $11,240.03

Total $19,474.86

Sheryl Paris, Treasurer



As of June 1st, membership is reduced to $15 for new members for the remainder of the calendar year.  If you are not a member, or if you are a member and have a friend who might be interested in joining, now is a great time to join!  If you are already a member, don’t forget to update any of your contact information, especially your email address, by editing it yourself under your member profile; if you have any difficulties, just contact Liz Grimes, the website administrator, through the contact page and she can help or make the changes for you.


If you are on our mailing list but were not a member in 2021, please use the membership form found under ‘Join Us’ in the menu (you may use this link:  https://annapoliswatercolorclub.org/join-us )

For 2021 members:  Go to  https://annapoliswatercolorclub.org/Sys/Profile and log in, using your email address as your user name and selecting ‘Forgot password’ if you have not logged in before. If your dues are past-due, you should see a warning notice in the middle of the page, with a button to renew.  Clicking on that will take you to the payment page. Your on-line payment is secure, but we will still accept checks if you prefer. Checks should be made out to AWC and mailed to AWC, PO Box 6030, Annapolis, MD 21401.  


Do you have an article to submit? 
Any friends having an art exhibit? 
Did you read something art related to share? 

Email your article by 25th of the month to
Connie Robinson, Newsletter Editor,




President, Juanita Green

Secretary and Special Projects,
Richard Schatz, 443.482.9553

Treasurer, Sheryl Paris
410.224.6978, isaiah5410@comcast.net

Vice President (open)

Immediate Past President, Linda Luke


Exhibits, Joan Machinchick

410.757.7901, joan21409@gmail.com

Hospitality (open)

Newsletter Editor, and Social Media,
Connie Robinson. 

Plein Air/Journal Sketching,
Kate Tufts, 410.489.7052 home

Publicity & Program Coordinator (open)

Salon, Andrea Naft
443.255.5353, anaft123@gmail.com

Sunshine Club, Dina Wevers 443.597.2381, high-strung@comcast.net

Webmaster, Liz Grimes,
410.456.2560, lizgrimes@comcast.net

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