Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Phone: 716 878-6011
Email: Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society will feature internationally recognized painter and teacher, Mark Mehaffey, the Spring 2013 Workshop Artist, as the demonstrator at their May 16th meeting from 7 to 9 pm at the Auditorium at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1200 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. Coming to us from Michigan, Mark is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor USA Honor Society. He has won major awards in many juried exhibitions including the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award - National Watercolor Society, the Silver Medal of Honor - American Watercolor Society, the M. Grumbacher Gold Medal - Allied Artists of America, the Skyledge Award - National Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Ruth Rosenau Silver Medallion - Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. In 2010 he was invited to participate in and was given an award at the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Biennial in Shanghai China. Mehaffey’s work has appeared most recently in The Best of Watercolor, Splash 10 and 11, Secrets of Award Winning American Watercolor Artists, (Chinese Language), and is a featured artist in “Art Journey America: Landscapes”. Mehaffey’s paintings are in many collections, i.e. Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arthur Anderson Co., The Arches Paper Co. USA, the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, and the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, the Zhujiajiao Watercolor Gallery, Shanghai, and the National Watercolor Museum of Mexico. He is a popular juror, workshop artist and lecturer. Mark’s watercolor book, ”Creative Watercolor Workshop”, was released summer of 2005, re-released summer of 2012. Creative Catalyst and North Light Publications have produced 6 instructional videos featuring Mark’s work. A retired Lansing, Michigan public school art instructor he believes our art future is with the young and is dedicated to building that vision.
Everyone is invited to attend this much anticipated event and to hear about our classes, upcoming events, watch the demo and enjoy the Burchfield Penney Art Center with a group of enthusiastic fellow artists and art lovers. For more information about NFWS check out our website, www.nfws.org, and our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/niagarafrontierwatercolorsociety.