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Wes Waugh – Juror’s Statement

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When asked to serve as a juror for an exhibition, I like to provide the participants and organizers with this overview. Many painters are often curious as to how a juror reaches his or her decisions about award selections, particularly the balance of subjective versus objective influence and decision-making. First, there is no set formula ...

Wes Waugh / One Day Watercolor Workshop / Florence Thomas Art School, W. Jefferson, NC. / October 15, 2016

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One Day Watercolor Watercolor Workshop / Florence Thomas Art School, W. Jefferson, NC. / October 15, 2016 Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm (session begins promptly at 9am, 1.5 hour lunch 12-1:30pm) Suggested Level 1-2 : Experience helpful, but not necessary Overview: A morning demonstration and discussion will focus on many of the technical aspects of the wet into wet ...

Demo & Afternoon Workshop for High Country Watermedia Society – July 9th 2016

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Wes Waugh, well known watercolor artist in the High Country, will be the guest demo and workshop artist for the High Country Watermedia Society meeting on Saturday, July 9, at Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff in Boone, NC. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. which includes coffee, a short general meeting and an art demonstration until ...

Noyes Capehart Long – An Artist’s Reflections

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Defiant Warrior, 2004 (Private Collection) Noyes Capehart Long “It stood there like a defiant warrior, girded in the splendor of the silent autumn day.” In 1998 I participated in a week long workshop in Banner Elk with artist Noyes Capehart Long. I had been introduced to Noyes by my teacher, Joe Miller, and was intrigued by his work ...

Upcoming Workshop Opportunities

2017 Workshop at Montana Wild Education Center, Helena MT.

Here are the currently scheduled workshops for 2017-2018 I anticipate a few more opportunities to be added for Fall 2017 so keep checking back! SOLD OUT  (with waiting list)   Cheap Joe's April 30-May 4th, 2018 / Painting Bold and Controlled with Watercolor Wes Waugh Workshops are designed for groups and organizations to address desired skill levels, time frames, ...

Lady Gaga and The Life of Passion

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Lady Gaga and The Life of Passion My teacher and mentor William Skip Lawrence posted this NYTimes link on FB this evening. It is an interesting and (in my opinion) very "spot on" article  by David Brooks regarding the relationship between passion, creativity and courage in making art, music or in working toward self-actualization in life. ...