“I’ve enjoyed attending Dale’s art classes for over fifteen years now.
His knowledge and skill with watercolors is exceptional. He's good at introducing students to all the basic principles; but also, to encourage them to try new things that may go beyond their comfort zone. Watching him do a demo can be almost magical. As a student I know there is always more to learn, and more magical paintings to create.”
– Kathleen Godshall, Studio Class
Kathy has been entering the Lake County (Indiana) Fair Art Competitions for nearly ten years. She has received a ribbon or two on her watercolors, pastels or acrylics, but this year she won in twelve different categories.
Kathy said she has been painting and drawing since she was a little girl. Her fondest childhood memories were summertime visits to grandma's. They would go into the garden and pick flowers. Then they would go into her grandma's studio and she would show Kathy how to paint the pretty little bouquet.
Kathy said she would paint off and on when her children were young, but she finally got serious about her art in the last fifteen years. Now that her kids have grown up and have their own lives she can focus on her passion. Thanks to Dale he has challenged her and encourage her to strive even harded.
CLASS IS SOLD OUT! But there is a wait list.
I'll be giving a one-day workshop this autumn, October 6th at LOLA, Land 'O Lakes Area Artisans in Land 'O Lakes, WI. Northern Wisconsin is an amazing place in the autumn. Why not plan a trip up north for the fall color show in Vilas County, the Cranberry Fest and my one-day workshop.
EXPLORE PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR
In this workshop you will learn to implement key concepts of watercolor painting. Techniques that will allow you to have a deeper understanding of the medium. Demonstration, a break for lunch and in the afternoon you will be painting from one of the instructor's photos or your own. Workshop will concentrate on composition, controlling wet on wet washes, drybrush, spattering and lifting of the medium with one-on-one instruction.This workshop will be in invaluable opportunity for beginners, intermediate or advance painters to gain new insights and painting with watercolor.
DATE: Monday, October 6, 2014
ADDRESS: Class will be held at St. Albert's Catholic Church basement,
4351 County Road B, downtown Land 'O Lakes, WI 54540
CLICK ON MAP BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS
LOLA was created by a group of individuals enthusiastic about all artistic disciplines: painting, music, photography, theater, pottery, woodcarving, writing, jewelry-making, drawing, sculpture, dance and much, much more.
They are dedicated to making sure these arts and their creators grow and flourish in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For more information regarding this workshop and lodging please contact:
LOLA, Land 'O Lakes Area Artisans
4262 County Rd B
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540
“For years I avoided painting in watercolors because I was too afraid of the medium, thinking I had to finish a painting in one sitting before it dried. Dale demystifies watercolors through demonstrations and guidance. Color palettes, layering, texturing and composition are part of every lesson. I simply could not have reached this level of success without Dale’s teaching.”
– Fredi Koltes, Studio Class
Art Show Location:
Musikantow Studio, within The Shops at Michigan Thyme
New Buffalo, Michigan
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Fredi Kolted attended the American Academy of Art in the 1980s. Although working in oils at that time, in the recent past she was introduced to watercolors by a friend and fellow artist and was interested in learning how to work in this medium. She has been attending my studio classes for the last year and recently had her first, very successful One-Woman Show in New Buffalo, Michigan selling many pieces.
Fredi began showing her work in this gallery in February 2014. From the gallery owner she learned that the colors and airy quality in her work appealed to many viewers. Her pieces were purchased as gifts or chosen for that “perfect spot” in someone’s home.
Because of this interest, the owner asked if she would consider holding a show which would entail providing at least eight new paintings specifically for the event. The artwork was showcased on the primary wall of the gallery. Champagne and homemade chocolates were provided to guests. Six paintings sold as a result of this show.
This show was titled “Around the Bend” and was a “collection of watercolors inspired by a quiet beauty found while meandering down country roads.”
Because of her love of the outdoors, many of Fredi’s paintings include rustic farms, summer landscapes and flower gardens in bloom. Reference photos come from her own back yard or farm stands, lakes and parks in rural Indiana and Michigan.
Recently Fredi has been working on commissioned pieces with subject matter as eclectic as public libraries and dairy cows. She is also in conversations with a restaurant in Mishawaka, Indiana to show pieces there.
You can reach Fredi at FrediKolted@hotmail.com.
Student wins best of show
"My most influential instructors have been Dale Popovich, watercolorist and Jon McDonald, Illustration and Medical Illustration. I love to work in watercolor more than any other medium because of the freedom and movement of the paint and water, and because of the magic that happens as it dries."
– Glendalynn Doorn-Specht
#Glendalyyn Doorn-Specht won Best of Show at the 2014 Michigan Artist Competition. back in June.
Glendalynn had attended my night classes at the American Academy of Art with her mom in the 80s. She had a demanding fulltime job at Leo Burnett as a media buyer, but had an intense passion for learning and art. She took part-time fundamentals classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and I found her to be a very good draft person with a strong desire to learn how to #DrawAndPaint. Some 30 years later, after raising a family, she again contacted me at my studio to pick up #DrawingAndPainting. She's taking classes with me at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago and has also attended classes in my private studio in my home. After several months of working hard she received the first place award at The 2014 Michigan Artists Competition. Glendalynn's contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Great evening last night. Attended the 36th Annual Indiana Heritage Exhibition in Nashville, Indiana. As always it was an impressive show with some of the best classical trained talent Indiana has to offer. I'm always humbled when I get the postcard letting me know I'm included in this year's juried exhibition.
The collection was primarily oil but also included 6 watercolors, 10 pastels, 6 acylics, a charcoal, a pencil, a graphite and a blockprint. There were 121 pieces in in total.
Marilee and I arrived when the doors opened. I knew from the postcard all three watercolors made it in and one was a winner. I was overwhelmed to see my painting 'Miner's Falls' won third place -- $2000 prize. In addition, by the end of the evening 'A Quiet Spring Flowage' was sold. It was a great day – WooHoo. http://www.indianaheritagearts.org/indiana/2014show.html
JUNE 5TH: All three of my watercolors have been accepted into the IHA 36th Annual Exhibition & Sale in Nashville, IN. Got the postcard today and it's stamped IHA Winner–WOO-HOO! This is my 10th year of being included in this prestiges show. This is a great show – one of my favorites because it continues to promote the Brown County Art Colony philosophy. A must see. It will not disappoint. www.indianaheritagearts.org
Friday, June 6th will be the opening and awards ceremony. Doors open at 5:00pm eastern time. The Prize winners will collect potentially 90 thousand dollars in awards and purchases if the record pace from the 2013 show continues.
Juror of Selection was Jason Allen Saunders. Jason received his B.A. from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. There he obtained a strong foundation of painting under Dawn E. Whitelaw. During and shortly after college, Jason travelled to study with three of America’s most treasured artists: Everett Kinstler, Matt Smith, and Scott L. Christensen. Currently, Jason lives and paints primarily in the beautiful hills of middle Tennessee.
Hours are 10 to 5pm daily and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. The Brown County Art Gallery is located at the corner of Main Street and Artist Drive Nashville All artwork is for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Indiana Heritage Arts which is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports Hoosier heritage style artists.
Brown County Art Gallery
1 Artist Drive
PO Box 443
Nashville, In 47448
I had published in an earlier post that I was excepted into the RICHESON 75 INTERNATIONAL: LANDSCAPE, SEASCAPE & ARCHITECTURAL EXHIBITION 2014.. Here's the information. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 6 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
The online exhibit for the Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural 2014 competition is now live. CLICK HERE to see the exhibit.
Exhibit and Show
May 30 - July 11
Richeson School of Art & Gallery
557 Marcella St.
The Illinois Watercolor Society's 30th National Exhibition awards ceremony was held on May 10th at The Last Picture Show Gallery in Dixon, IL. Fifty-five paintings were selected for this exhibition by selection/awards judge Lenox Wallace. Dale Popovich's painting Winter Captures Fall was juried into this year's show. In addition Dale received his Signature Membership. To read more about the Signature Membership read my earlier post – CLICK HERE.
To review the Awards Program CLICK HERE. You can see the entire show at Illiana Watercolor Society web site -- CLICK HERE.
The show runs through May 30th.
The Next Picture Show Gallery113 W. First Street
Dixon, IL 61021
Tuesday - Saturday
8 am - 4 pm
or by appointment
Checkout the Article About My Afternoon at LACARE Art League in the NW INdiana Life
Thank you NW Indiana Life for posting about my LACARE demo. I spent an afternoon with the artists at LACARE in Highland, IN. We had fun that day! Here's a short video of my demo.
Exhibit and Show News
May 30 - July 11
Richeson School of Art & Gallery
557 Marcella St.
Jack Richeson & Co. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality art materials. As part of our mission to support the visual arts community, we operate the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and have created the Richeson75 International Art Competitions. The Richeson75 Competitions are meant to offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. The 75 finalists for each regular contest will exhibit their work in our beautiful Richeson Gallery and in the Online exhibit. The newly created Richeson75 ONLINE competitions also reach a wide audience with Online exhibits of the 75 finalists' work. All Richeson75 competitions are capped off with the publication of a collectible, limited edition full-color, hardcover exhibit book: These books include work of the finalists, and also feature other meritorious entries from the competition. Richeson's underwrites large cash prizes for Best-In-Show and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle.
Dale L Popovich IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL and Popovich Studio classes.