Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

Hard Won, Not Done

Friend Mary helped me transport two paintings and a sculpture to Muscatine Art Center for their exhibit “Hard Won, Not Done,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. … Continue reading

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Christmas glow

Thank you to everyone who came to the Eastside Artists Show and Sale, and to everyone who donated bras to help Free the Girls! I could feel the joy of community as guests enjoyed the show. It began my Christmas … Continue reading

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Video interview

University of Iowa student Grace Wenstrom interviewed me for a project and created the professional-looking video embedded below. Grace is a Pre-Law student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She describes how the video came to be: “I … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Eastside Artists 2019

Update: This year’s Iowa City Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale has ended. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Previously: Getting ready for the Eastside Artists show, my apartment looks like this, with projects everywhere! I enjoyed pulling out … Continue reading

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Bird bra bonus

Update: This year’s Iowa City Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale has ended. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! Previously: Birds — especially chickens — are a favorite subject of mine to liven up color mixing lessons. After our … Continue reading

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Let it Show

Jeanette and I demonstrated watercolor techniques with the assistance of a young art student at the opening event for the “Let it Show” exhibit at Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy in Bettendorf. The exhibit is open now through December during … Continue reading

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Painting and donating

I’m pleased to be offering classes at Iowa Artisans Gallery, and my first class there was also a fundraiser! Part of the proceeds went to Free the Girls, an international non-profit that collects new and gently-used bras of good quality … Continue reading

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Tech for teaching

I’ve tried different setups over the years to give my students a better view during demonstrations, and I brought my favorite system yet to the Octagon watercolor workshop earlier this month. Without some kind of apparatus for viewing, there may … Continue reading

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Cards to help fight ALS

When the weather forecast turned blustery, this year’s Walk to Defeat ALS® turned into an Open House, inside on the concourse at Principal Park in Des Moines. I used the occasion to introduce a new set of notecards — “Family … Continue reading

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Well-traveled

The Iowa Watercolor Society’s (IWS’s) Annual Meeting, Luncheon, Demonstration and Awards Ceremony is held at the end of each summer’s IWS Annual Exhibition. It’s a great way to meet fellow Iowa artists, and learn from each other and from the … Continue reading

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