Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County
Opening reception: Saturday, April 9, 5 pm
Exhibit remains through May 1st

Beacon of Light The colorful displays of lilies and daffodils each spring serve as a sign that the WASCO (Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County) watercolor show is returning to GAC. This year's exhibit in the Burnett Gallery opens on April 9 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and continues through May 1. The subject matter and treatments are always skillful and demonstrate the wide range of approaches artists employ in this medium. This event is one that guarantees to please not only local artists but also the casual visitor.

WASCO, founded in 1993, is open to professional and amateur painters as well as those who support its goals. Many of the artists represented at this upcoming show have paintings on display in WASCO's virtual gallery at the organization's website: wascoart.org. Visiting the website confirms the high standards of the artists on display. In addition to holding shows for members in the Mendonoma area, WASCO also offers workshops and demonstrations in the Santa Rosa area for its large membership. This organization offers support, training, and exposure to Northern California watercolorists.

Idaho Barn This non-juried exhibit has become an annual event anticipated by south coast artists who appreciate the use of watercolors and the increasing role the medium plays as a contemporary art form. WASCO sponsors a number of shows throughout the year including "Aqua Areas," a September juried and judged exhibition held each September at Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa. The GAC show is WASCO's only exposure to residents on the coast. However, many of the artists represented do participate in Art in the Redwoods. For more information on WASCO be sure to visit the website mentioned above.

Gualala Arts Center is located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, and is open from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays, and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.