By Pat Edep
Jim Salchak, our demonstrator, has been captivated by the medium of watercolor for over thirty years. His paintings have been shown in numerous local and national juried exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Jim is a signature member and past president of both the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West and has also achieved signature membership in the Nevada and San Diego Watercolor Societies.
His paintings have been published in the Best of Watercolor, People in Watercolor and Watercolor Expressions. He has served as a juror for both national and local exhibitions. His workshops emphasize the importance of selective vision through simplification and focus and using design principles to create strong compositions. Jim encourages direct painting, getting the right value and color with the first wash to achieve good clean color and prevent overworking. Jim’s paintings can be seen at The Schroeder Gallery in Orange, California and on his website www.johnsalchak.com.
Our meeting will be on March 12th. Remember that is Daylight Savings Time. Clocks go ahead that morning. Don’t be late for the meeting.
The Pencil Painting Show is scheduled for take-in on March 4th with that show up until we get ready for the Spring Show. Invitations are being prepared.
We wish you and yours the best for this coming year. Remember that dues are now payable for the year. Looking forward to seeing you at the meetings and shows.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings held at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue, Cypress. We start the meetings at 2:00 pm and conclude between 4:00 & 5:00 pm. Refreshments are provided, and we ask for a donation minimum of $2.00 to replenish supplies.