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FALL WORKSHOP!  Mel is looking forward to conducting a three-day, indoor workshop for the North East Watercolor Society in Sugar Loaf, New York this October.  The village of Sugar Loaf is surrounded by apple orchards, horse farms, barns, art galleries, and antique shops.  You don't have to be a member of the North East Watercolor Society to attend the workshop.  Mel will also be the Juror of Awards for the Society's International Juried Exhibition.  Join Mel this October - a beautiful time of year with peak fall foliage and lots of colors!  For more information, go to our Fall 2017 and '17 Contact Info  pages.   

WINTER 2018 WORKSHOP!  Join Mel in beautiful Tucson, Arizona! This five-day, plein air workshop will take place at the renowned Tanque Verde Ranch in the Rincon Mountains of southern Arizona. Magnificent desert vistas, wonderful accommodations, and ideal weather awaits.  For details, go to our Tucson 2018Winter 2018, and '18 Contact Info pages. 

2018 WORKSHOPS!  It's never too early to plan for a watercolor workshop! Check out our 2018 workshops on our 2018 Schedule  page and our Winter 2018Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 pages. To find out more about our 2018 workshops including how to register, just go to our '18 Contact Info page. 

ANOTHER 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULED!  Mel is looking forward to returning to Island Heights, New Jersey in the spring of 2018 to conduct a three-day, indoor workshop for the Ocean County Artists' Guild.  The renovated art facility is part of a beautiful 
100-year old historic Victorian house.  This workshop is always enjoyable for all who attend.  Lots of learning and lots of fun! Contact the Ocean County Artists' Guild to register!  See our '18 Contact Info page. 

AND ANOTHER 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULED!  Come join Mel in the spring of 2018 in Montgomery, New York located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  Mel will be conducting an outdoor on location weekend workshop for the Wallkill River School.  This Saturday and Sunday workshop is perfect for those whose schedules don't allow time for a weekday workshop.  You may join for one day or both days.  For inquiries and registration, contact the Wallkill River School by going to our '18 Contact Info page.  

2018 DEMONSTRATION!  Mel was invited by the Essex Water Color Club to do a demonstration in April.  Founded in 1932, the Essex Water Color Club is the oldest watercolor organization in 
New Jersey.  This Sunday afternoon demo, which is open to the public, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on April 8 at the Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, 
New Jersey. Free for members of the Essex Water Color Club and $10 for non-members and guests. 

NEW NEWS!  One of Mel's paintings was accepted into the 75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the New Jersey Water Color Society.  The show will take place at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, New Jersey from September 25 to October 29.  

Another one of Mel's paintings was accepted into the 5th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition of the Pascack Art Association.  The show will take place at the William Dean Mansion in Park Ridge, New Jersey from October 1 to October 28.   

Mel was selected to be a juror for The American Watercolor Society's 151st Annual International Exhibition, which will take place in April in New York City at the historic Salmagundi Club.  

Mel received the James A. Hopper, Beverly and William Creelman Memorial Award at the 6th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition.  


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