Iain Stewart Workshop

2018 Juried Exhibition

Membership Renewal

Newsletter Submissions



Important: Book lodging soon for 2018 WSNC Conference

Available hotel accommodations in West Jefferson are limited because October is "Leaf Season". We urge you to make reservations early.

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Iain Stewart's Workshop

Open for registration now...

From Sketchbook to Studio- Painting Light in Watercolor

Workshop Dates: October 8 - 10, 2018
Forence Thomas Art School
10 S. Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED - ONLY 17 SPACES



Swedish Trains by Iain Stewart

Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Iain Stewart's, sole focus will be bringing your creativity to light and aiding you in dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in this wonderful medium. Given the right encouragement and understanding of the basic fundamentals, watercolor is a creative outlet unmatched for its ease of use, cost of materials, and pure enjoyment of artistic expression.Through demonstration, thoughtful critique, and lessons learned over a long painting career Iain will help you understand how to prepare for and anticipate the challenges that painting in watercolor presents. By guiding you through his process which relies on simplification of subject through exploratory sketching and value studies Iain will demonstrate how to create a road map, that if followed, will greatly improve your painting. Iain teaches workshops both en plein air and in a traditional studio setting. In both settings his purpose is to provide you with a repeatable process involving carefully planned steps that you can use for painting any subject.

Iain Stewart, who is both our jurist and our workshop teacher, is a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies amongst many others. His work has received top awards in international competition. In addition to working as a fine artist and workshop instructor, Iain is an architectural illustrator with an international clientele and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture at Auburn University. His workshops are very popular, and he has had long experience in teaching and interacting with students.

Click here to view the printable registration form online or click here to download.

We strongly encourage you to use our online entry form by logging into your Personal Info Page.

However, if you decide to use the paper registration form, print and fill out the form, and send it with your check payable to WSNC to:

Ed Perzel
P.O. Box 1317
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Please note that WSNC members will have first priority to register for the workshop. If you are not a member, you can join us using our online Join WSNC form. Soon after joining us, you will receive instructions to log into Personal Info Page from which you can enter into the show.


WSNC 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition

2017 First Place:

Aqua Lily Pads by

Richard Siegel

Aqua Lily Pads by Richard Siegel

October 7 - November 16
Juror: Iain Stewart
Entry Deadline: May 31 11:59PM
Entry Fee: $30

Details and Calendar

Open for entries now...

Click here to view prospectus online or click here to download it.

We strongly encourage you to use our online entry form by logging into your Personal Info Page.

However, if you decide to use the paper entry form, print and fill out the form in the prospectus and send it with your CD to :

Ryan Fox
1928 Jupiter Hills Court
Raleigh, NC 27604

Please note that you have to be a member to enter into the show. You can join us using our online Join WSNC form. Soon after joining us, you will receive instructions to log into Personal Info Page from which you can enter into the show.

Existing members can renew membership by logging into Personal Info Page.


Membership Renewal

It is the time of the year to renew your membership.

Follow three easy steps below:

  1. Log into your Personal Information Page
  2. Once your Personal Information Page is open, click the Pay Membership Dues Now button located in the second column of the page.
  3. When the payment page is up, you can either choose to pay by your credit card or your Paypal account.


Membership Payments

Full time student: $25
New member: $35
Existing membership renewal: $35

Earliest renewal date: January 1
Membership dues deliquent date: June 1

Our membership year coincides with the calendar year. Existing members can start renewing your membership on or after January 1 of each year by logging into your Personal Information Page.

Members who have not renewed by May 31st will not be listed in, nor be mailed, the annual Catalog/Directory for that year. Make sure to renew before June 1 !

New members joining after September 1 of each year enjoy free bonus months until the end of the year and the new membership payment covers the following year. For example, if you join after September 1, 2018 and pay your new membership fee online, your payment will cover the remaining months of 2018 and the entire year of 2019. You need to renew your membership only after January 1, 2020.


Share Your Member News in the Newsletter

Tell us about your acceptance into juried exhibitions (not art festivals), solo exhibitions, recent awards and honors, and workshops you will be teaching in a brief article (max. 95 words) for the Members Corner.

Write in the THIRD PERSON (‘he’ or ‘she’ instead of ‘I’). Be sure to have exact and complete information about dates of events, correct titles of venues, locations of venues, complete names of organizations, names of awards, titles of paintings, dates of workshops, etc. Submit JPEG photos (no blurry images accepted) relevant to the article, and a picture of yourself.

Email articles to Publications Editor, Cathy Klopfenstein, at catsankl@yahoo.com by the deadline. In the ‘Subject Line’ of your email, write ‘NL from [your name]’. Without this subject line, your email might be missed among many other emails.

Future Newsletter Deadlines
Spring Issue: March 29
Summer Issue: July 19
Fall Issue: Sept. 27




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