Just recently I got an email from Tony Armendariz, Executive Director Illinois Watercolor Society. Needless to say this made my day.
Because of your inclusion into the IWS 2014 30th National Exhibition you have now become eligible to receive Signature status in the Illinois Watercolor Society.
Therefore, the Illinois Watercolor Society Board of Directors are proud to extend to you ‘Signature Membership’ in the Illinois Watercolor Society. As the executive director, I wish to congratulate you on behalf of the Board of Directors. Because of your outstanding accomplishment you have earned the privilege of using the initials, IWS, on your works of art and communications effective immediately. Signing your paintings with the IWS initials after your name recognizes your status not only in the watercolor community but also in the world of fine art everywhere.
This year the IWS will honor all the artists that are receiving Signature status this year in a special ceremony that will take place during the awards reception of this year’s National Exhibition in Dixon on May 10. This will take place following the demonstration presented by Lenox Wallace. The new Signature artists will be recognized and presented with a certificate. We hope you can make the event for this special time. If you cannot attend the reception, the certificate will be mailed to you.
In order to keep your status as a very special member of the organization, you must be an IWS member and keep your dues current.
We look forward to seeing your work with the initials IWS in future shows!
Tony Armendariz, IWS, PWS, MOWS, NEWS
Illinois Watercolor Society
Illinois Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 1003
Des Plaines, IL 60018
HIGHLAND | The LACORE meeting was held at the Gloria Dei (Glory to God) Church, 3711 Ridge Road, Highland, IN, 46322 where visitors are always welcome. Dale L Popovich IWS took the art league through his classical approach of watercolor painting. To a full house of members and guests coming in from Chicago and Dixon, IL he started with photo reference on his iPad and a pencil sketch on 300 lb. Arches watercolor paper. He took his one-inch brush and immediately laid down bold color washes. He explained every stroke along the way adding stories and humor throughout the demo. Over the course of an hour and a half he turned a white sheet of paper into a snow covered rural Midwest farm scene. After several minutes of question and answers Popovich’s demo was raffled.
LACARE’S first official board meeting was called to order on May 18, 1971. The organization of a league for the purpose of mutual encouragement, education, and enjoyment of participation in arts and crafts grew out of this beginning. The name “LACARE”, spelled as though it were a French word, was chosen as an acronym for LAKE AND CALUMET REGION ART LEAGUE.
LACARE is an Indiana based chartered non-profit organization with a Constitution and By-Laws. LACARE’s constitution states that the object of the Art League “will be sharing of knowledge and interests of the individual and the community in artistic endeavors”.
Monthly art or craft demonstrations, art or craft workshops, juried show participation, monthly newsletters, picnic, Member Appreciation luncheon, and trips to various art museums and other places of interest are offered to the membership.
LACARE meets the FOURTH MONDAY of every month except December and the THIRD MONDAY in months when there is a holiday falling on the fourth Monday. Doors are open at 1:00 PM, a short business meeting at 1:30 PM, followed by an art or craft demonstration. Refreshments are served. The meetings are held at the Gloria Dei (Glory to God) Church, 3711 Ridge Road, Highland, IN, 46322. Meetings are open to visitors. Call Ann Noldin at 219-864-0593 for more information.
Tony Armendariz, IWS, PWS, MOWS, NEWS Executive Director announced on March 24th, 2014 the list of accepted artists for the IWS 2014 National Show. Dale L Popovich IWS entry Winter Captures Fall was chosen for inclusion into the 30th National Exhibition 2014 of the Illinois Watercolor Society to be held at The Next Picture Show Gallery in Dixon, Illinois. Fifty-five paintings were selected for this exhibition by selection/awards judge Lenox Wallace. To see the complete list visit the IWS website homepage at: http://www.illinoiswatercolorsociety.org.
We hope you will join us at the opening reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at the Next Picture Show Gallery. The reception will feature a painting demonstration beginning at 1::00 PM by Awards Judge Lenox Wallace. The awards ceremony will follow afterwards. The event will be catered and feature live music.
Next Picture Show Gallery
113 W 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021
I will be giving a demonstration for the Lacare' Art League on March 24, 2014 at 1:30pm (doors open at 1:00pm) at Gloria Dei (Glory to God) Lutheran Church,.
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DEMO PAINTING WILL BE RAFFLED
The Demo is open to the public. Join your fellow artists, have some refreshments, and learn my techniques in watercolor. The demo will be raffled off at the end of the meeting. Call Ann Noldin at 219-864-0593 for more information.
Gloria Dei (Glory to God) Lutheran Church
3711 Ridge Rd
Highland IN 46322
Date: March 24, 2014
1:30 pm (Doors open at 1:00pm)
"Mr. Popovich and Mr. Shapiro are some of
the biggest influencers of my creative career."
– Dawn Rivera-Yamazi
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Dawn Ernster Yamazi, was a student of mine at The American Academy of Art, in Chicago in the 1980s. As I remember Dawn was an energetic student with a sparkling personality. Extremely hard-working, always experimenting with new things and trying to achieve the very best quality of art work. I'd say it paid off!
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OPENING: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14,
5:30 - 8 PM
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE EXHIBITION: FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 3
Come join us for a magnificent display of landscapes, still lifes, flowers, figure paintings, sculptures, watercolors and drawings. Witness our faculty's talent, meet your "prof" up close and personal and find out all about our exciting Spring/Summer 2014 class schedule. Stop by before you go to dinner or join us for the whole night!
All works are for sale – please support the P&C and the artists.
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I'm excited to announce I'll be teaching an 8 week session of Watercolor at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL.. Click here to learn more about the class.
The Mainstreet Art Center is a school of fine art offering classes in drawing and painting for artists of all ages and levels of experience. Open since 1994, Mainstreet attracts students from all over the Chicagoland area, Rockford and southern Wisconsin.
Their instructors have professional careers as artists, exhibit in galleries throughout the country, teach workshops and appear in artists publications.
Mainstreet Art Center with Dale Popovich
Starts March 5 - April 23, 2014
Wedneday 10:00 - 12:30
$175.00 8 weeks
Thank you Illiana Artists for inviting me to demo last Monday night. I was happy to see a great turnout even though the weather has been questionable.
My demo was taking a fall scene and changing the season to a winter, snow painting. I walked the group through my thought process, techniques and and when to stop. I talked about temperature conversion to a winter scene, adjustment of values and changing your light source. I'm a big believer in utilizing the photo reference as a starting point -- it's a tool. You are not a slave to the photo, but using your imagination to create your finished product. This will give you a unique and rewarding experience.
ILLIANA ARTISTS WELCOME GUESTS TO WATERCOLOR DEMO
MUNSTER | Artist Dale L. Popovich will demonstrate his watercolor techniques at the next meeting of Illiana Artists Inc., set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave.
Guests are always welcome at Illiana Artists gatherings.
Popovich, a member, was second-place winner at the Illiana Artists' 15th Juried Exhibition last August at the Chesterton Art Center.. To read more click here..
DEMO WILL BE RAFFLED -- WIN Critique with Artist
Dale L Popovich, Illiana Artists member will demonstrate his techniques in watercolor on February 10, 2014 at 6:30pm at The Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321. He was the Second Place winner at the Illiana Artists' 15th Juried Exhibition last August at the Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, IN.
Dale 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. Talent and training aside, it’s Dale’s vision that best informs his work. Temporarily blinded at age 20 for 1-1/2 years, Dale learned to rely on his mind’s eye to sustain him. After a nine hour major brain surgery removing a cyst on his optic nerve, he had to learn how to walk, talk and write again. With vision finally restored, he discovered he could see more clearly than before, easily filtering out the visual “noise” around him to focus on a subject’s essentials. His paintings began to reflect a certain purity of perception, and this “way of seeing” became the hallmark of his painting.
Trained at The American Academy of Art in Chicago by Director and President, Irving Shapiro, AWS. Dale was deeply inspired by this great American twentieth-century watercolorist. Dale later taught for many years at The American Academy of Art.
Many of Dale's paintings carry a piece of his youth, spending his childhood summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, he learned to love its colors, textures, denizens and moods. Today, his paintings celebrate these American landscapes and man’s humble efforts to tame it.
Currently, Dale teaches at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. The Palette and Chisel is an association of representational artists, founded in Chicago in 1895, is the second oldest artist organization in the United States, and membership is by an invitation only. He also has workshops, demos, and teaches weekly classes in his own studio in Highland, IN. He takes a holistic approach to painting with his students. Devoted to both painting and teaching, Dale’s work hangs in collections around the country.
PLUS ILLIANA ARTISTS MEMBERS
Bring a non-member fellow artist and get a chance to WIN a half hour private critique with the artist
You could win a chance to have Dale give you a private critique of your artwork for a half hour in his studio. Winner must be present.
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.