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  Our Features

01  ~ Happy New Year ~

            Welcome to 2024

For 2023 our WOW! members enjoyed a variety of events and activities that were fun, informative and challenging at times. In our

Group Painting Sessions (GPSs), In Person and on Zoom, our artists enjoyed painting, sharing, learning, visiting, and helping one another.   While at our Get Togethers and Paint Outs, we painted, played, relaxed, and painted some more.

  At the WOW! Spring Workshop, our guest instructor Harold Walkup

shared his style, insights, wisdoms, and painting his way. We learned much and thank him for delighting and pushing our boundaries.

   For our Annual WOW! Art Show (WAGS) at KAA, we rose to the challenge of putting on stunning watercolor show with 14 WOW! artists presenting 66 paintings. The judge commented that it was one of the best shows she had seen.

  WOW! provided demos, held meetings, developed its website, and celebrated the year's end with our annual Holiday Tea. 

  For 2024, WOW! has exciting events planned including demos plus our Spring Workshop and continues with our In Person and Zoom painting sessions. 

   We start off the year with the WOW! Annual Meeting at our In Person GPS at the Tualatin Heritage Center (THC) 12 - 3 pm on January 26th (rescheduled from January 12th.

         See flyer Invite below.

02 Annual Meeting & GPS  

         January 26, 2024

We celebrate WOW! highlights 2023 that include successful activities and events, an amazing 2023 WAGS show in August, enjoyable and productive GPS, both In Person and on Zoom. WOW! is proud to continue providing a meaningful and friendly place for our artists.
Our time together the last Friday in January includes: Welcoming new and returning members and guests, a Getting to Know You Activity, our Annual meeting of review and planning for 2024, Painting time, Sharing members artwork, and having "Tea & Cake".  

What's Coming in 2024 - Calendar
01 _ Happy New Year   
02 _ Annual Meeting & GPS
03 _ Thinking Ahead
04 _ WOW! Artists ~ Congratultions

Call to Artists - Shows to Consider 
Flyers   _ Annual Meeting and GPS
                _ WOW! Spring Workshop

03  Thinking Ahead

   As I start 2024, I'm wondering what I want to paint, learn, accomplish, and which shows to do. Which direction is my artwork heading? Some of us may know, others have a plan, and a few paint and go with the flow.

  First, to help members, WOW plans on having demos on topics that add to your skills and knowledge. 

If you have some topics for demos for our In Person and Zoom GPSs, share them at the Annual Meeting or reach out to the WOW Board.

   Secondly, what shall I paint and where do I show my artwork? Ideas come from books, Pinterest, artists, YouTube, classes and art shows.

   SO take a look at 2024 upcoming shows held by KAA, OSA, and WSO for ideas and/or topics. 

                  _Submitted by: K Berg   


    View below:  Call To Artists




To Angela Wrahtz  for receiving the Community Enhancement Award for 2023, in recognition "of significant art contributions within the Tualatin Community." Angela finds and recruits local artists to display their artwork in the Living Gallery of Tualatin Public Library.

Click Kudos below to read article 

Nola Pear begins our 2024 WOW! Artists - Congratulations

Awarded  Best of Show at KAA's January 2024 "Fur, Feathers, and Fins" Show. 

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Bonded Pair

Nola Pear 

Illustrated Flowers

What's Coming in 2024

Activities ~ Shows

January - July

Jan 26th _Annual Mtg & GPS

                      at THC


Mar 14th _Board Meeting

Mar 24th _Spring Fling - Salem

Apr 12th  _General Mtg - THC

Apr 26/27th _WOW! Workshop

                                at THC

May 15th   _WAGS Submission

                       _Entry Open 

July 15th   _General Mtg - THC

July 17th _WAGS Deadline

                      for Art Entries

New on WOW! Website

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Call to Artists

Are you thinking ahead for 2024?

Painting for upcoming shows?

Entering?  KAA, OSA, WSO, WAGS

Beware. Time marches by quickly.

Shows To Consider - Entry by:

Mar  _KAA  The Color Blue             2/28

Apr   _WSO Spring Experimental  2/1

May  _OSA  Water Media Juried     4/18

May  _KAA  Celebration of Flowers 5/1

May  _WOW August WAGS   Entry 5/15

June  _OSA  Rose Festival Art          5/23

June  _KAA Members' Showcase    5/29

July   _Travel Adventures                 6/26

July  _WOW August WAGS-Due by 7/17

Click on website links below

WOW! ANNUAL MEETING & GPS  January 26 _12-3 pm

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WOW! Spring 2024 Workshop ~ April 26-27  

Guest Instructor:   Anji Granger

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