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147th AWS Annual International Exhibition

My sincere thanks to the jury for selecting my work "Chambers Street - NYC" for the 147th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. It's my 3rd and Signature acceptance , so I'm especially happy, and grateful!


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2013 International Art-Bridge-Watercolor Competition : St. Peterburg

A very big thank you to the Jury of The 2013 International Art-Bridge-Watercolor Competition sponsored by The Saint-Petersburg Society of Watercolor Artists for selecting my painting "Dreams of the Dordogne" as one of just 30 works in the exhibition and for honoring it with a First Place Award in the "Imaginary" Category.
And a special congrats to my friend Iain Stewart - the only other American artist included.Thanks also to the Chairman and Director of the Society for making this exhibition possible.


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Guest Post - Stillman & Birn

http://www.stillmanandbirn.com/blog/?p=764

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"The Architecture of Light" - Workshops in Watercolor - 2014

"THE ARCHITECTURE OF LIGHT" : WORKSHOPS IN WATERCOLOR - 2014 - THOMAS W. SCHALLER

http://thomasschaller.com

http://thomasschaller.com/workshops

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying a good summer so far! Next year seems a long way off, but time goes by so quickly, so I've attached a list of my upcoming workshops for next season - 2014. The list is not quite complete. A few others venues remain to be added as soon as schedules and details are confirmed. Notices will be sent, but feel free to check my site for updates.

My workshops have become a real joy for me to conduct, and I think for painters - of all levels - to attend! Of course, we study lots of specific techniques for painting in watercolor. But the real emphasis is in helping painters to discover new ways of seeing the world around us, and how to find compelling subject matter and striking compositions almost anywhere. And primarily, we study the nature of light. I emphasize the goal of not painting the object or the scene before us as much as painting the light that defines it and gives it life. The practice is an exciting one and a technique that can help turn an ordinary painting into an extraordinary work of art.

So it is my sincere hope that you can join me for a workshop near you, or maybe you'd like a more extensive vacation in one of the beautiful venues I have lined up. These are some really exciting places to spend your time. I promise that whichever you chose, my workshops are always filled with great company, great food, plenty of fun, and of course - lots of painting. I look forward to seeing good friends again, and anticpate meeting plenty of new ones. And I am eager to paint with you all sometime and somewhere soon down the road.

All my best wishes, Tom

1. FALLBROOK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, CALIFORNIA

Workshop Dates: 03/Feb./2014 - 06/ Feb./2014 Location: Fallbrook , California, USA Contact Information: Contact: Mary Perhacs Email: info@fallbrookschoolofthearts.org http://www.fallbrookschoolofthearts.org

2. AUSTIN - TEXAS

Workshop Dates: 30/March/2014 - 03/April/2014 Location: Austin, Texas WATERLOO WATERCOLOR GROUP Contact Information: Contact: Chuck Wallace Email: chuckwallace2@gmail.com

http://www.waterloowatercolor.org 

3. ITALY : with INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

Workshop Dates: 19/May/2014 - 31/May/2014 Location: Venice and Lake Garda, Italy INTERNATIONAL ARTIST : WORKSHOPS Contact Information: Contact: Amanda Sloan (agent for Travelrite International) Email: sales@paintingworkshops.net

http://paintingworkshops.net 

4. COSTA BRAVA - SPAIN

Workshop Dates: 08/ June/2014 - 14/June/2014 Location: Bay of Roses, Cadaqués, Figueras SPAIN EPC ART COURSES - GIRONA; CATALONIA, SPAIN Contact Information: Contact: Angela Barbi Email: epcartcourses@yahoo.com

http://epc-artcourses.com 

5. GLOUCESTER - MASSACHUSETTS

Workshop Dates: 16/June/2014 - 20/June/2014 Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts NORTHEAST ART WORKSHOP RETREATS Contact Information: Contact: Katalene Masella Email: kmasella@mac.com

http://northeastartworkshops.com

6. SAN DIEGO - ALL PLEIN-AIR

Workshop Dates: 13/October/2014 - 16/October/2014 Location: San Diego, California SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY Contact Information: Contact: Denise Tverdoch Email: sdws2denise@gmail.com

http://www.sdws.org

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steps to the monument - rome

"Steps to the Monument Vittorio Emaunele - Rome"


Thomas W Schaller

Watercolor 30X22 inches

21 July 2013

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Opening: North American Watercolor Artists

The first exhibition in the USA by NAWA (the North American Watercolor Artists) . The Strathmore Mansion Gallery in N. Bethesda, MD. until Feb 4. So great to all be in the same place at the same time for the opening yesterday. Hope you all get a chance to see the show. Standing, from the left: Kathleen Alexander, Nicholas Simmons, Mark Mehaffey. Seated from left: Carol Carter, Tom Schaller, Keiko Tanabe.

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granville street bridge

"from granville island - vancouver"
30X22 inches
11 november 2011

excerpt - "to brooklyn bridge"
hart crane; 1930


"Under thy shadow by the piers I waited; Only in darkness is thy shadow clear. The City's fiery parcels all undone, Already snow submerges an iron year .  

O Sleepless as the river under thee, Vaulting the sea, the prairies' dreaming sod, Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend And of the curveship lend a myth to God."

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International Artist : Oct / Nov 2011


I am really thrilled to have the cover image, a great feature article, and demo in the upcoming issue of International Artist magazine.

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Workshop - Italy

I would love it if you could join me in Italy next Spring!  My workshop schedule for 2012 is shaping up, and a particularly exciting one is being held on May 5-12 in Cortona, Italy.

Follow the link here for itinerary and sign-up info. Hope to see you there!

http://www.toscanaamericana.com/thomaswschallercortona.html

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construction site : los angeles

"construction site : los angeles"
30X22 inches
watercolor on saunders paper
thomas w. schaller
06 may 2011

i was in downtown los angeles looking for an inspiring subject to paint -
wouldn't have guessed that it would be right there in the parking lot next to me.
the light here has been so brilliant lately - making for those deep, luminous shadows.

the objects might not be anything special, but the play of dark/light - sun / shade seemed
really outstanding to me. 
this is right off alvarado, next to macarthur park.

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