Almost Anything Goes Watercolor and Wine Event

Wine and Watercolor Event

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5 PM MDT

The Firehouse Wine Cellars is hosting a special exhibit featuring works by Members of The Northern Plains Watercolor Society. This is an “Almost Anything Goes” show including all types of water media. Artwork will be available to purchase all night long.
Each piece will be selling for $125. Cash or check will be payment method.

Free and open to the public.
There will be an artist reception starting at 5.
Light appetizers will be provided.

Featured Artists

Linda Swan

Linda Swan

I was raised on a cattle ranch near Newell South Dakota.I was one of six children in our family. Our mother was an excellent artist. She provided for us many art supplies growing up and guidance. She was my hero.

I graduated from Black Hills State College with a degree in art education. My emphasis was watercolor. Richard DuBois was my instructor and a great artist in my college days. I have enjoyed a lifetime of watercolor and art.

I am a signature member of NPWS.

Laurie Knoll

My name is Laurie Knoll. I joined NPWS about 15 years ago after moving to Back Hawk from Wisconsin. I have been interested in drawing and sketching most of my life. My first painting experience was in oils.  I have taken classes in pastels and watercolor and discovered that I enjoy watercolor the most. I like the portability of a few supplies when traveling. Other creative interests include quilting and photography.

Ginny Reinicke

Ginny Reinicke

My love for watercolor painting started at a very young age.  I grew up in eastern South Dakota, but I have lived in Rapid City for 37 years.  I enjoyed teaching art for 30 plus years to middle and high school students.

Most of my paintings are inspired from nature.  I often start from one of my own photographs that have a special meaning to me.  The photographs provide a starting point that takes me through an experimental process.  Sometimes the paintings may appear realistic or they may be a loser interpretation of the subject.

I may be contacted by my email address, dgreinicke@hotmail.com

Kathy Foster

Kathy Foster

Kathy Foster is a NPWS signature member now living in Rapid City.  She is noted for her pet portraits, floral abstractions in watercolor and pastel.  She can be contacted at waldenwestarts@gmail.com or by text or phone at 605-545-7203.

“Learning to paint, draw and design is such a truly joyful experience!  I’ve been fortunate to be a very slow learner having studied and painted since the sixties!”

Gwen L Ray

Gwen L Ray

She has been interested in art for many years.  The last several have been more in watercolor of landscape and animals.  She enjoys the gift and loves to share it.
“Art from the Heart” by Gwen L Ray  Call: (605) 431-9420 for samples of her work

Brenda "Lowe" DenOtter

Brenda "Lowe" DenOtter

Art has been a part of my life since I was a little girl and received my first box of brand new colors.  However, watercolor has been in my soul for the last 23 yrs.  What speaks to me as an artist is color and lots of it.  I generally work pretty loose and love using water and watching the colors blend.  If you like my work and are interested in seeing more please contact me at brendadenotter@yahoo.com.

Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson

I was raised in Auckland where early in life I forged a deep relationship with the sea which surrounds the islands of New Zealand. A love for adventure and travel led me to a life on a sailing yacht which provided the opportunity to visit many of the remote islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. Years of travel and exposure to the vibrant cultures of the Pacific Rim created the desire to paint the fascinating scenes I witnessed. The opportunity came years later when I moved to Rapid City with my husband. I had the good fortune to attend a workshop with renowned local artist, Richard Dubois, which evolved into weekly painting sessions. Under his mentorship watercolor became my favorite medium. Our group was affectionately known as “Dick’s Chicks. ”For me, painting is a means of expressing the beauty and emotions of a scene and sharing it with others. My artistic direction continues to evolve; while I enjoy detail, my style allows for expression of mood and movement.

Jordan Barnes

Jordan Barnes

I moved from New York City to Rapid last year. I love the Black Hills, the Badlands, the prairie; the lay of the land, the colors and the scale of western South Dakota.
It’s a super-saturate palette!

My work in watercolor and acrylic is always work in progress. I look for the unexpected and mystery in everything I paint which, I suppose, is what artists do. I don’t stick to any one specialty. I paint landscape, figurative and abstract florals.

My last affiliations were as member of the Art Students League and the 1100 Watercolor Society in NYC.

Kristi Goodell

Kristi Goodell

I have been fortunate enough to be painting watercolor for over 25 years now. I was mentored by another local artist and it has ended up being my greatest love. I enjoy painting still lifes, animals, landscapes and just recently I have dabbled in rust cogs, nuts and bolts as designs.  My passion is detail in my art.

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller lives in Rapid City, SD, and has been painting for years. She has three signature statuses for her abstract water media paintings. Sarah uses all mediums to create art and enjoys using color, texture, and form. You can find her artwork at: www.sarahmillerart.com and www.artistsoftheblackhills.com. email: sstetler@outlook.com

Sherry Thurston

Sherry Thurston

Sherry Thurston has been enjoying all things creative for the past 30 years. She moved to this area from Western NYS in 2008 and was privileged to work with the DuBois Art Group for about 2 years. Her favorite ways to paint are expressive and loose. While working primarily in watercolor, she has recently been attracted to the vibrancy and freedom of alcohol inks.

Clarice Hynes

Clarice Hynes

After fifteen years as an art teacher in Eastern Nebraska, life’s journey brought me to the Western South Dakota and Nebraska region where a renewed focus on a lifelong love of art and painting inspired the “New Leaf Studio” –(mainly a table in a spare room!) The studio has grown to become the “White River Gallery” in downtown Crawford, NE, thanks to the craftsmanship of my husband, John, and over a year of work renovating a neglected building. My favorite medium is watercolor, though I enjoy learning and working with different techniques. I’ve taken a brush to a variety of subjects- landscapes, animals, portraits, still life, some abstract as well. I always have a camera with me, and have been inspired on trips around the country. While I enjoy painting an idea from a far-off place, I always come back to the places and people of the Midwest.

White River Gallery
425 2 nd St, Crawford, NE
308-430-5882

newleafstudio.hynes@gmail.com
white-river-art.com

Delores Ekberg

Delores Ekberg

Delores Ekberg lives near Piedmont, SD. Retired, her favorite activity is painting outside in the Black Hills. She paints in all mediums, but prefers oils when painting outside due to its slower drying time.  She is at present selling her vast art collection piece by piece on ebay, before hubby, Jerry builds a big bonfire, while her hope is to make room for new paintings.

Her contact information:  Home telephone (605)787-4980 Cell phone (605)390-6963

Mailing address:  P O Box 82, Piedmont, SD  57769

Jo Arbeiter

Jo Arbeiter

Watercolor has become a great creative outlet for me.  I have been fortunate to pursue this form of artistic expression for about 10 years.  My hope  is to present a new way of looking at the commonplace.

Email:  joarbeiter@gmail.com

Cheryl Mead

Cheryl Mead

I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a business degree but I have spent my entire working life as a travel agent. My career has led to thousands of photographs packed away in boxes–that are still waiting to be turned into paintings. So much inspiration, so little time.

I have been a dining room painter for many years, but it is only recently that I have felt comfortable in sharing my efforts with the rest of the world. I still cringe inwardly when referred to as an “artist.” I am not sure that I have earned that title.

I love batik, collage, watercolor, and mixed media. I have been so lucky to attend workshops from some
amazing artists, and look forward to more in the future.

Lorita Deurmier

Lorita Deurmier

I grew up in the wide-open  country near Yanktin, SD. Now that the kids have flown the nest, I am having fun pursuing my passion of watercolor painting. I enjoy all subjects, but have a special place in my heart for farm scenes, old buildings, and anything nature related.

Donnelle Culver

Donnelle Culver

Greetings! My name is Donnelle Culver and I live in beautiful Spearfish, SD. I enjoy painting mostly scenery and animals using watercolors and acrylics. You can view my paintings on my Facebook page Art by Donnelle.

Nora Wosepka

Nora Wosepka, decided to follow her hobby of painting after retiring from working in Washington, DC and Pierre, SD. Enjoys painting landscapes, flowers, as well as pets. Loves painting with friends and attend workshops.

Bonnie Marion

Bonnie is a California girl who relocated to the Black Hills several years ago. Her love of nature and flowers show up in many of her paintings. She works mostly in watercolor but also enjoys creating pieces with mixed media and collage.

Bonnie is an award winning artist is a member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society.

It gives her joy and happiness to bring bright and colorful art to life.

Mark Mordhorst

I was born and raised in Rapid City and am a self taught watercolor artist.  In my spare time I like to create watercolors for auction at local charity events.

Dan Cronin

Dan Cronin

I live in Pierre, SD but our cabin in the northern Black Hills has been our second home for over 20 years. Landscapes and old buildings are my focus and watercolor offers the challenges that I appreciate in learning new things. Inspiration for my paintings comes from the beauty and variety that the Black Hills offers. Artists who have inspired and motivated me include Richard DuBois, Sterling Edwards and “Cheap Joe” Miller. NPWS offers me an important connection with art and artists.

Nancy Ashley

Nancy Ashley

Nancy grew up on a ranch near Fairburn, South Dakota. She is a retired high school art teacher and now shares her love of painting by teaching adults watercolor.  Nancy enjoys creating in a variety of art mediums but her first love is watercolor. “ l find great joy in the spontaneity of the watercolor and love to experiment and explore new ways to approach this media.”

She is a charter member and signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society.