BELFAST, MAINE!  Join Mel this summer in beautiful Belfast, Maine where he will conduct a five-day, outdoor on location workshop in July. Belfast sits on a hill overlooking the beautiful waters of Penobscot Bay and is well known for its picturesque working waterfront and harbors with tugboats, sea captains' mansions, and ocean vistas all of which make for great painting locales. Belfast is the perfect summer destination for a watercolor workshop!  Contact Coastal Maine Art Workshops. Just go to our '17 Contact Info page.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA!  Mel heads down to Norcross, Georgia in August to conduct a four-day, indoor workshop. The Kudzu Art Zone Gallery and Art Center will be sponsoring this workshop. Located just 20 miles outside of Atlanta, Kudzu Art Zone is housed in a beautiful 3200 square foot building with nearby parks and restaurants. Each day you'll see Mel do a class demonstration followed by one-on-one instruction, and then a class critique all of which is done in a casual and friendly atmosphere. To find out 
more and how to register, contact Kudzu Art Zone today!  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 JUST 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 

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 JUST SCHEDULED!  Mel was invited to do 
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 "View from the Rialto, Venice" just received the James A. Hopper, Beverly and William Creelman Memorial Award at the 6th Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition.  The show is being held at the New Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont from June 18 to July 22.  

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 "Siesta in San Miguel" was accepted into the 41st National Exhibition of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.  The show will take place at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin from May 6 to August 6.

Mel's painting "Home on the Range, Montana" was accepted into the 24th Annual National Watermedia Exhibition of the Red River Watercolor Society.  This exhibition will take place from June 19 
to August 5 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minnesota. 


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