Princeton Art Guild to hose local watercolor showcase

Members of the WAG-TLC group include (front row, from left) Candy McKeown, Estelle Bernot, Mary Couillard, Frankie Oldham, Janet Laird, (second row) Maria Bruzewski, Pam Harp, Helen Thomas Romain, Kat (Katheryn) Sholly, Nola Courtney, Shirley Knight, Jinna Bower, (third row) Jean Martin, Carolyn Belanger, Jackie Lett, Joann Jones, Janet Miller, Michelle Hoskins Edelbrock, Bonnie Prudhomme and Leoma Howery Not pictured are Jan Farley, Betty Martyn and Laureen Kamin.

The Watercolor Artist Guild of Trigg, Lyon and Caldwell counties (WAG-TLC) is celebrating its 15th year by showcasing its art at the Princeton Art Guild through November 30.

WAG-TLC was established in April 2005 by a group of local artists who were studying watercolor painting with Cadiz resident, artist and teacher Jinna Bower.

After completing a series of three beginning courses, the group of nine artists decided to continue to paint together and form the Watercolor Guild.

Membership is open to all skill levels and their mission is to provide a nurturing, supportive environment for adult watercolor artists by engaging in biweekly painting groups and occasional educational community workshops.

“We have a lot of fun sharing our watercolor journey and developing local friendships,” said WAG President Janet Laird. “We donate original works of art in the form of bookmarks to our local libraries and a tree is decorated with our original art each year for the Janice Mason Art Museum (JMAM) Festival of Trees in Cadiz.”

Recently, two of WAG-TLC’s artists, Kat Sholly and Janet Miller, have been featured in the Kentucky Watercolor Society show.

Laird can be reached at 209-772-8762. More information can be found at the group’s Facebook page by searching WAG/TLC.

An artist reception will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Guild House at 115 E. Main St. in Princeton. Live music will be presented by local guitarist and singer Jon Prudhomme. Light refreshments will be available. This event is free to the public.

Those attending should be mindful of keeping a healthy social distance from other guests. For the safety of others, a mask should be worn at all times.