Hello Artists! I want to say that I am both humbled and excited to have your support as we move toward a future no longer overshadowed by the Corona virus pandemic. We have a lot to look forward to, including the 2021 50th Anniversary of the Tennessee Watercolor Society. There are lots of things already in the planning stage for this big event, and I feel excitement for the possibilities from all districts. After spring shows and three workshops were canceled, I realize that it has not been the canceled events that I’ve missed, but the possibilities to make new friends and renew older friendships. But I see the future as being wide open and full of opportunities to share art with you!
I hope that you are painting, and I am sure that our art will be a reflection of the events that have impacted ourselves, our families, friends and society, including the strong emotions so evident in our artistic response to the situation. It may be that we can use this idea as a foundation to build on for an online display of paintings from members across the entire state on our Facebook page. I hope you participate in the Tennessee Watercolor Society Facebook page. I have found it to be part of the glue that binds us together while we are apart. I have made many TnWS Facebook friends and am so grateful for their responses and stimulating encouragement.
I love this organization for so many reasons, and one of them is that membership is not dependent upon a jurying process. The opportunity to participate in the Facebook page, attend workshops, and talk to people who are actively involved in the very thing that makes your heart sing is readily available. I have never lived anywhere with as much talent in one place as there is here. I hope you know how much you are treasured.
Be well and keep your brushes moving,