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President's Letter

Where has this year gone?  I feel like I blinked my eyes and here we are at December’s doorstep.  I had so many things I wanted to get done and still so many things I want to do.  I guess I will have to adjust my calendar and set up some new goals for next year. 

I have decided to declare my New Year’s resolution early.  This year I will stack up all my unfinished paintings and finish every one of them.  It may take me all year, but that is not the main goal here.  My goal is to work through all the issues I had.  With the help of my painting instructor, I will learn how to fix mistakes.  I want to be like one of the students in my class who uses Mr. Clean spray, or takes her whole painting and runs it under cold water to start over.  I want to be fearless like her!  I don’t want watercolor to own me, I want to own it!  I don’t want to be afraid anymore.  So, this year I confront my watercolor fears and press forward!  To make sure I keep my commitment, I vow to place my paintings in the AWC Members Art Salon.  Ok, I have said it and now I need to make it so!

I hope you will be joining us for our Holiday Celebration on December 14th this year!  It will be held at the Live Arts Studio in the Westfield Mall in Annapolis. There will be a catered lunch with music and other festivities.  Please look for more information in this Newsletter, and in an upcoming invitation with R.S.V.P. 

During December 2022 I have decided to celebrate/observe a couple of National or Federal dates:  4th – National Cookie Day, 7th – National Letter Writing Day, 12th – Gingerbread Decorating Day, 15th – National Cupcake Day, International Tea Day, 16th- National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, 17th – National Ugly Sweater Day, 21st  – National Crossword Puzzle Day, 23rd – National Christmas Movie Marathon Day, and best of all the 30th – National Bacon Day.  I hope that you have a great December, Wonderful Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah or Merry Christmas!   I would also like to wish you a New Year filled with Peace, Happiness and Good Will!

Juanita Green, President


Donations to  the
Light House Shelter

Our AWC supports the local Light House Shelter as a worthwhile charity.  Please visit their web site and see how you can donate:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054cafab22a2fa7-thelight11

In case you missed the email with the link to the Ritchie Vios painting demo on YouTube, you can still view him by clicking  on this link: https://youtu.be/LtXMhR3vubc


This month marks one year since we switched to Wild Apricot for our membership management and website.  This integrated package has made work much easier for all of our board members!  Newsletters, email blasts for event announcements, event registrations, and membership are all handled through Wild Apricot.  You will find instructions in this newsletter for renewing your membership.  Please contact me at lizgrimes@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Liz Grimes, Website Administrator


We are looking forward to our annual exhibit at the Gallery at Ginger Cove in Annapolis. If you have already entered, this is a reminder to bring your paintings to the gallery on Saturday, December 17, between 9:00 and 10:00 am.  Your paintings will remain there on exhibit until Friday, February 3. Please pick up that morning between 9:00 and 11:00 am. 

There is no reception but you are welcome to bring friends to see the installation at any time. Masks are appreciated any time you are in the building.

We have no exhibits planned for the next several months, but are starting to work on a special  Earth Day themed event in April. If that materializes, you’ll hear more about it in the next newsletter. 

If any of you know of a possible venue where we might exhibit, please let me know. We’re always open to suggestions. 

I hope to see all of you at the December 14th Luncheon.
Happy Holidays to all. 

Joan Machinchick

Exhibits Chair


What Are Our AWC Members




 By Newsletter Editor, Connie Robinson

Becky T. Lindberg

Becky was raised in western Pennsylvania, but has lived most of her life in Maryland. After teaching nursing at the University of Maryland at Baltimore for several years, she changed direction and earned another degree, this time in English and art, from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Soon afterwards, her short story “The Mud Thing” won the “Highlights for Children Humorous Fiction Contest.” This was followed by the publication of three novels for children (the Chelsea Martin series, now out of print).

After obtaining a Master’s of Library Science degree, she worked as a librarian with the Baltimore County Public Library. Since retirement, she has focused more on art than writing and began watercolor painting about four years ago. She joined the Annapolis Watercolor Club after taking an AACC course in floral painting from Carolyn Councell. In October of this year, she studied with the well-known painter Skip Lawrence during a week-long workshop at the Mount Providence Conference Center.

Along Route 50

Orange Cat With Peaches



Well, I don't know about you, but I am so full of turkey I find it hard to hold a paint brush.  And, that is a shame because the world will soon be full of "still life" ideas - like twinkly stars, ball-laden Christmas trees, snow globes, candles, prancing animals, and the like.  A season full of emotion.  It is also the time to support each other as members of a giving organization.  If you know a member needing support, or perhaps congratulations on a show or award, do let us know so our Sunshine Committee can dash off an appropriate and colorful Jacquie Lawson e-card.  Please send their name, email and occasion to sunshine.AWC.dw@gmail.com and a card will be winging its way promptly.

Thank you, Dina Weavers


(click here to print copy)


1   7:00 Board Meeting
14  1-4  In-person Holiday Party at Live Arts Studio, Annapolis Mall. Catered lunch

5   7:00  Board Meeting
11  6:30 Art Salon 
      7:00 Members' Meeting
      7:15 Painting Demonstration TBA


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 18, 2022 to Feb 2, 2023
Pick Up:  Feb 3, 2023, 9-11 am


Treasurer’s Report

As of Nov 25, 2022, AWC’s accounts are as follows:

Checking: $7,010.44

Savings: $11,240.12

Total $18,250.56

Sheryl Paris, Treasurer


All members will be receiving a dues reminder for 2023 in a few days.  Dues are still just $35 per year!  When you receive your dues notice, the link in the email will take you to a log-in page (unless you are already logged in).  Use your email address as your user name and select "Forgot Password" if you have not logged in before or don’t have your password.  Once logged in, you should be taken to your member profile.  You will see a "RENEW TO JAN 01, 2024" button part-way down the profile page. Just above the button, you will see "Renewal due on" date, so you can check to make sure you have not already paid. Your on-line payment is secure, and this method of payment is easiest for our treasurer, 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. 

New members are welcome to join at any time.  If you join now, your dues will be applied to the 2023 membership year.

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 21st 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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