Abstraction Through Design

© John T. Salminen 20100629 - Abstract in Blue

© John T. Salminen 20100629 – Abstract in Blue

John T. Salminen 07152004

John T. Salminen 07152004 – Battery Park II

John’s workshop will focus on abstraction, encouraging representational painters to experiment with a different style and challenging experienced abstract painters to explore new possibilities in expressing their creative voices. John’s workshop includes demonstrations, critiques and lots of individual help. Artists are encouraged to expand upon their current levels of understanding and become more comfortable applying the principles and elements of design to their work.

John Salminen 300 dpi 3 x 4John T. Salminen NWS, AWS.DF

John is a signature member of numerous art  societies, including the American Watercolor  Society, the National Watercolor Society, the  Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the  Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China  and the Australian Watercolour Institute.  He has won more than 220 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society  Exhibition two times, the Allied Artists Gold and Silver Medals, the first place award in TWSA three times, the Shanghai Biennial Award and the Thailand Ministry of Culture award. John is a frequent judge and/or juror for international exhibitions. He has been an invited artist in nineteen international watercolor exhibitions in China, Taiwan,

Location & Accommodations

The workshop will be held in the studio on the lower level of the Emporium on Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. Registration is limited to 19 participants. TnWS members with up to date memberships have priorty registration October 1 until December 31st. Non members may register after January 1st. A waiting list will be maintained on a first come- first served basis after the workshop is filled.

Members’ price for the workshop is $500. Non members will be $600.

Registration payments are non refundable unless the space can be filled.

The Crown Plaza Hotel less than a block away at 401 W. Summit Hill Drive has rooms available for $120 per night plus tax (total will be approximately $140). Call 865-522-2600 and reserve early as the price will increase if the allotment is filled or after April 14, 2016 as the hotel fills. Ask for group reservations and the Tennessee Watercolor Society Show 2016 group rate.

Contact Barbara Jernigan at bbjernigan@gmail.com  for information.

Sign up for the Workshop!

To pay by check, download this form and mail to:

Tennessee Watercolor Society
c/o Linda Campbell, Treasurer
126 Windy Hill Dr
Johnson City TN 37615

To pay via PayPal or credit card, complete the form below.

Contact Info

  • Members only registration until January 1!
  • Details on supplies, etc. will be mailed or emailed to registrants. Members only registration until January 1!


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