FALL WORKSHOPS!  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, and barns as well as 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 in Sugar Loaf in 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.   

Mel makes a return visit to Art@1275 Studio & Gallery in Fairfield, New Jersey in the beginning of October where he will be teaching a one-day workshop. Located in Essex County, Art@1275 is ideal for an indoor workshop with its large, open studio. For those who are busy working during the week or just don't have the time to join a longer workshop, this class being held on a Saturday is ideal. Beginners to advanced painters are welcome to join. Be sure to sign up soon! For information on registering, go to our 
'17 Contact Info page. 

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. Be sure to check 
back for any additional workshops that may be added to our 
2018 schedule.  

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.  

AND ANOTHER 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULED!   If you missed signing up for Mel's workshop in Belfast, Maine this summer, don't miss the opportunity to sign up for next summer! Mel will be returning to beautiful Belfast where he will be conducting a five-day, outdoor on location workshop in July of 2018.  The town of Belfast is well known for its picturesque working waterfront and harbors with tugboats and sea captains' mansions as well as for its historic downtown. Overlooking the waters of Penobscot Bay, which is known as "the jewel of the Maine Coast," Belfast is the perfect summer destination for a watercolor workshop! Don't wait on this one! See our Summer 2018 page. Contact Coastal Maine Art Workshops by going to our '18 Contact Info page.

WE'RE SCHEDULING WORKSHOPS NOW!  If you would like to have Mel conduct a workshop for your watercolor society or art group, please feel free to contact us for details.  

2018 DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULED!  Mel is looking forward to doing a demonstration for the Essex Water Color Club in 2018. 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 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!  Mel's painting "Lunch Break in Central Park" was accepted into the 75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the 
New Jersey Watercolor Society.  The exhibition will take place at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, New Jersey from September 25 to October 29.  

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

MORE NEWS!  Mel's painting "Good Morning in South Carolina" was honored with the 1st Place Award in the Georgia Watercolor Society's 38th Annual National Exhibition.

Mel's painting "View from the Rialto, Venice" received the James A. Hopper, Beverly and William Creelman Memorial Award at the 6th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition in Waitsfield, Vermont.  


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