President's Letter

I hope that each of you have had a chance to make some memories this summer.  Perhaps you finally had an opportunity to take that long awaited vacation; you were able to go visit your family, or maybe go on a watercolor painting destination vacation.  Whatever you did, I hope it brought you great joy!

I am excited to get back to our monthly Members Meetings and look forward to new opportunities in the upcoming year.  We have a great lineup of demonstrators for our fall meetings.  You might want to take a few minutes on the internet to research Matthew Bird, Carol Carter and Richie Vios.  They each have a lot to offer us in our watercolor journey.  I think that is why I am so passionate about continuing to bring new artists to you.  Along with new techniques, there are also new supplies and products on the market.  We look forward to increasing your knowledge about watercolor, artists and supplies in the months ahead.   

In case you are wondering, we will be having a Christmas party this year -- in person! We will announce the location soon and will be looking for volunteers to help make this a special evening.  If you would like to volunteer, please email

We will also be having our watercolor workshops again, beginning in October.  This is a great opportunity to take a workshop at a reasonable cost.  Consider gifting a watercolor class to someone who may not have ever taken a workshop, or someone who loves taking workshops. What a wonderful gift for someone!

Let us have a great September, and don’t forget to pick up that paint brush!  It is the best therapy ever. 

Juanita Green

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For the September 14th Art Salon, please email your painting jpgs to our Art Salon host, Andrea Naft at

DEADLINE: Sunday, Sept 11th



September 14 AWC Meeting Painting Demonstration With Matthew Bird 

Matthew Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of numerous organizations, including the National Watercolor Society where he served as vice president, and his award-winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, and Italy. His work is in permanent museum collections as well as numerous private collections.

For 15 years he worked as a designer and art director in advertising agencies, specializing in non-profit fundraising. As an illustrator, he has five children’s books published and his paintings have been used as greeting cards for The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation, among others.

Visit Matthew's web site


September 14 - Zoom Meeting
(You will receive an email invitation with a Zoom link the morning of Sept 14th)

6:30 pm   Art Salon PowerPoint slide show with Andrea Naft

7:00 pm   Juanita Green will host our General Meeting

7:15 pm    Matthew Bird will present an Art Demonstration


What Are Our AWC Members


Joan Machinchick is presently exhibiting in the Gallery of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, through September 11. The address is 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.

Here is one of her paintings in the exhibit:  "Bird of Paradise"

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! 

 “ Water in Art - Local Waters & the Mediterranean 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 with a reception open to AWC members and friends Friday 9/16, 5-7pm.

Please RSVP to 

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

Linda Luke is Hosting

A Three-Day Fall Watercolor Workshop
October 25th - 27th
Pheasant Run Farm Bed & Breakfast
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

If you plan to stay at Pheasant Run Farm Bed & Breakfast, please tell them that you are taking this workshop. Space is limited. There are, however, several other places nearby to stay and still join in the fun!

We will paint with Linda's instruction each morning inside the inn from 10:30am - 1:30pm, and outside 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

You will receive photo references of Lancaster scenes
and sketches for three different paintings once you register.

This workshop is for a very small group of students.

Each participant will be painting at his or her own table in this beautiful inn.

Workshop cost is $300 for three days. Any lodging costs are additional.  
For more information,  contact Linda:

Quite a few of our AWC members are exhibiting with The West River Artists at the Quiet Waters Park galleries through October 2, 2022.

Below is a painting in the exhibit by Kay Fuller "Autumn Bouquet."

Here is another painting in the West River exhibit by Janice Hendra. "Midnight on the Rue Petit".

Annette Uroskie with her painting in the show, "Last Leaves of Winter," which has sold!


West River Artists at Quiet Waters Park Exibit


Remember to check under ‘Upcoming Events’ for updated information about exhibits, special events, and workshops.  To ensure that you continue receiving communications from AWC, keep your contact information, especially your email address, up to date by editing it yourself under your member profile; if you have any difficulties, just contact Liz Grimes through the contact page and I can make the changes for you. 

 Liz Grimes, Website Administrator



Our AWC exhibit, “Brushstrokes” is now on view at the Wimsey Cove Gallery. Eighteen of our members are showing their watercolor paintings, covering a range of subjects. Be sure to stop by and see this lovely exhibit, and be sure to bring your friends and collectors, especially to the reception on Sunday, September 18, from 1:00 to 3:00.

Wimsey Cove Framing & Fine Art Printing graciously offers this space for our exhibits. Be sure to keep them in mind for your framing and giclée reproductions. They also offer a fascinating collection of vintage map reproductions for sale. 

The address is 209 Chinquapin Round Road, #101, Annapolis

Looking ahead, we will be returning to Ginger Cove for our annual exhibit in their gallery, December 17 to February 3. More details will be in the newsletter and on our website in the coming months. 

Joan Machinchick, Exhibits Chair


Anita Ewing


 By Newsletter Editor, Connie Robinson

This is one of Anita's paintings, "Running With The Wind," watercolor on Yupo paper, which is also in the West River Artists exhibit at Quiet Waters Park, through October 2.

Before my senior year in high school, I was faced with the choice of whether to take a 4th year of math, or another art class. I loved both - so I ran to my art teacher for advice. She wisely suggested I take the 4th year of math. That turned out to be sage advice. I am retired from ARINC in Annapolis after 24 years there in Software Development. Now that I am retired from the path that the 4th year of math set me on, I've returned to that decision and made the other one.

In watercolor there is always an element of surprise, of chance. The colors blend on the paper; the paints flow. I am always exploring other media, but so far, watercolor is still the medium that takes my breath away.

I am a member of the Muddy Creek Artist Guild, the West River Artists, and the Maryland Federation of Art. I have exhibited paintings with all of these groups around Anne Arundel County. The teachers who have recently influenced my art work include Ken Cosgrove, Mary Anne Beckwith, Mark Mahaffey, and Joan Bell, the founder of the West River Artists group.  I live in the Mayo community with my husband of 51 years, Don , Emma, our dog, and 27 chickens. We have raised 3 wonderful sons and have two adorable granddaughters. In addition to painting, I teach Pilates classes at the Chesapeake Pilates Center. 

Visit Anita's website at 


Sketching and Plein Air Event
on the Eastern Shore

By Kate Tufts

Grab your sketchbooks or easels for a September foray to Historic Stevensville, Maryland --  September 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Founded  in 1850, Stevensville boasts about 100 historic structures.  Even the Bank  is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Nearby Terrapin Park may also be included in the afternoon.  The park has a small beach and grand views of the Bay Bridge.  Restrooms, parking and eateries are all available. Rain date: September 28.

This event is limited to 20 attendees.  Registrants will be sent specific information regarding meeting place.  Please sign up by September 18th.  

Visit our AWC website to log in and register:


Welcome back one and all.  Hope everyone has had a most enjoyable and productive summer!  I'm assuming we each have at least one new painting of a sunflower in our collection now!  This is a reminder that our Sunshine Club is at the ready to offer support, encouragement  or congratulations to members who might be in need by way of a beautiful Jacquie Lawson ecard.  Please send name, email and occasion to, and I will be sure to honor the occasion promptly.

Thank you, Dina Weavers
Sunshine Club Chair


(click here to print copy)


1 7:00 Board Meeting
14 6:30 Art Salon by Andrea Naft
7:00 Members Meeting
7:15 Art Demonstration by Matthew Bird

6 7:00 Board Meeting
12 6:30: Art Salon by Andrea Naft
7:15 Members Meeting
7:15 Art Demonstration by Carol Carter


2022   Wimsey Cove

Sept. 5 to Oct. 15

2022-23   Ginger Cove 
Dec 17, 2022 to Feb 3, 2023

Sept. 21, 10 am to 2 pm
Sketching/Plein Air, Stevensville, Maryland


As of August 15, 2022, AWC’s accounts are as follows:

Checking  $8,589.98

Savings  $11,239.84

TOTAL  $19,829.82

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: )

For 2021 members:  Go to 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? 

Send the article or link to Connie Robinson, Newsletter Editor,




President, Juanita Green

Secretary and Special Projects,
Richard Schatz, 443.482.9553

Treasurer, Sheryl Paris

Vice President (open)

Immediate Past President, Linda Luke


Exhibits, Joan Machinchick


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

Sunshine Club, Dina Wevers 443.597.2381,

Webmaster, Liz Grimes,

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