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Barbara Nechis, Alpine Mood, 16 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper

Barbara Nechis, Alpine Mood, 16 x 20 inches, watercolor on paper

Demonstration  |  NFWS Fall Workshop visiting Artist: Barbara Nechis

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7–9 pm

The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society announces its October meeting and artist demonstration, to be held on Thursday, October 15th at 7 pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. The featured artist demonstrator who is also the NFWS Fall Workshop visiting Artist will be Barbara Nechis from the Napa Valley, Northern California.  

Barbara Nechis is an artist who has developed a style known for its masterful balance of spontaneity and control of the watercolor brush. She comes to us from her home in Napa Valley, northern California. Her objective in teaching and demonstrating is to share her thought process in constructing a painting. She has been the Guest Demonstrator for the American Watercolor Society (National Academy of Design) and the National Watercolor Society.

She holds a BA in History and Fine Arts from the University of Rochester and an MS from Alfred University. She was a faculty member of Parsons School of Design for many years and has taught seminars at Pratt Institute and throughout North America, Europe and Asia. She has served as a juror and board member of the American Watercolor Society and awards judge for National Watercolor Society, TWSA and many others. She is the author of Watercolor From the Heart. (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1993) and Watercolor the Creative Experience (North Light Books, 1979). Her work appears in many publications and collections, among them the Butler Institute of American Art, IBM, and Citicorp.

Visitors are invited to hear about watercolor classes and upcoming events, watch the demo, and enjoy refreshments with a group of enthusiastic fellow artists and art lovers.  

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