Paintings at La Poste

Jo Myers-Walker in front of archway with renovated woodwork at La Poste in Perry, Iowa

La Poste’s building itself is a work of art. Built in 1914 as a post office, it has been painstakingly restored.

I’m honored to have two of my paintings in this year’s Iowa Watercolor Society (IWS) Annual Exhibition. Here I’m dropping them off at La Poste in Perry to join the work of artists from across Iowa, in a wide range of styles. A smaller set of these paintings will be chosen to join the IWS’s 2019-2020 Traveling Show which travels to art centers around the state.

IWS members are signing up to paint at La Poste on Thursdays (4 p.m. –8 p.m.) and make the exhibit available for viewing — you can see who’s scheduled on the Painting at La Poste page. Plus, there will be live music and food to complement the visual show — see La Poste’s Facebook page for each week’s musical artist and menu. (The building is open for scheduled events or by appointment.)

The artwork will be at La Poste until just after the IWS Annual Luncheon and Meeting on Sunday, September 22. You don’t have to be a member to go to the luncheon and get to know fellow artists! Details are on the Luncheon and Meeting signup page; register by September 9.

Noted watercolorist and teacher Alexis Lavine will serve as judge for this year’s Exhibition and will give an art demonstration after the luncheon on September 22. She will also lead the workshop “From Ordinary to Extraordinary” on September 23 – 25 (IWS Workshops page and workshop registration page). Act quickly if you’d like to sign up! Member registrations for the workshop are due by August 15 and non-member registrations by August 19.

Jo Myers-Walker poses with paintings to add to the IWS 2019  Annual Exhibition at La Poste in Perry, Iowa

Adding my artwork to the mix
   

Jo Myers-Walker with two of her paintings, watercolor portraits of women, accepted into the IWS 2019 Annual Exhibition

A closer view of my paintings.
I’ve been getting more into portraits.

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