Sunday, June 1, 2014

Watercolor Studio Workshop, Hendersonville NC

After getting into the American Watercolor Society's Exhibition two years in a row and winning a prize and a place on their travelling show, I have been asked to teach a beginner/intermediate workshop in my studio. We need 6-7 students for a specially designed workshop to meet your interests and needs.
When? July 31- August 3
How Much? $225, payable before July 15th
Make check payable to Susan Webb Tregay, 57 Skyline Drive Ext., Hendersonville, NC 28791
Non-refundable unless we can find someone to take your place.
Check out my book, Master Disaster, at Amazon or watch my video at
My full resume is in the next post, below.

RESUME--since my websites are down

 Considering taking a workshop from me? Can't find my websites? You are not alone. I can't find them either for my server seems to have shut up shop and ran away with my money. Here is my full resume to assure you that I am alive and well, and excited to teach you.

 Thanks for checking me out. Sue Tregay

57 Skyline Drive Ext.
Hendersonville, North Carolina, 28791
Phone: 828 693-0553
Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, NC, 2013
Hickory Art Muesum, Hickory, NC, 2012
Biltmore Hyatt, Asheville, curated by Wendy Outland, 2014
Tryon Arts Center, Tryon, NC 2008
"When the Hokey Pokey was All That It Was About." J.R.Kortman Gallery, 2004
"Stepping Off the Curb", Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston MA 1998
Wyoming Council of the Arts, Perry NY, 1997
"Social Patterns," Local Color Art Gallery, Oswego NY 1997
"Everyone Else Lived on the Hill," Impact Gallery, Buffalo NY 1996
Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk NY, 1996
"The Grass is Always Greener," Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts,
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY,1996
Roberta Wood Gallery, Syracuse NY, 1995
"I Grew Up Surrounded by Republicans," Impact Gallery, Buffalo NY 1994
Others include: Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, 2 shows; the State University of New York at Buffalo; Peopleart/Bflo Gallery;
Mazur Gallery; Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo; Artisan's Alley, Niagara Falls NY
American Watercolor Society 2014 Exhibition, New York City, Joan Ashley Rothermel Memorial Award
American Watercolor Society 2013 Exhibition, New York City
"Hey, Diddle, Diddle," The Galleries, Cabarus Arts Council, Concord, NC, 2012
Red River Watercolor Society, Fargo ND, 2012 Award
Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 2011, 2 Awards
Miami Watercolor Society's 2011 Online Exhibition, Second Place Award
Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, NC, 2010
ISAP Online International Open Exhibition 2009, Maxine Masterfield, judge, Award
San Diego Watercolor Society, 2009
Kenosha Museum of Art, Kenosha, Wisconsin, Transparent Watercolor Society of America National Exhibition, 2009
Watercolor Society of North Carolina 62nd. Juried Exhibition, Hendersonville, NC, 2007 Award
Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Valley Forge NY, 2007
Arts in Harmony, Elk River Arts Alliance 12th National Show, Minneapolis MN, 2007
Rockford Art Museum, IL, 2020 Vision, 2005, Screw City Exhibition, 2004, 2006
Art Association of Harrisburg, PA, Five-Artist Exhibit, 2002
Northwest Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Seattle, WA, 2002
"National Women's Exhibition," Impact Gallery, Buffalo NY 2001, Award
Gallery 101 Bistro, Buffalo, "Buffalo Homescapes Retrospective," three-person exhibition 2000
"Diaries," three person exhibition, Art Dialogue, August 2000
Canton Museum of Art, OH, Midwest Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2000
12th Batavia International Exhibition, Batavia NY, 1999, Award
el Museo, Invitational Exhibition, Buffalo NY 1999, Sarah Kelner, Hallwalls curator, juror
First NBC Center, New Orleans, Louisiana International Watercolor Exhibition, 1999
Thousand Oaks Gallery, CA, NWS Juried Members Exhibition, 1999
The Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda NY, "Five", group show, 1998
Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo NY, Regional ‘98, Nina Freudenheim, juror
Riverside Art Museum, CA, Watercolor West National, Robert E. Wood, juror, 1997
West Bend Art Museum, WI, Midwest Watercolor Society National '97
Springfield Art Museum, MO, Watercolor USA '96, curator, I. Michael Danoff,
former director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston NY, group shows, Awards, 1996 and 1993
Brand Art Galleries, Glendale CA, NWS Signature Member Show, 1999, 1996
Madison Art Gallery, Germantown TN, 1st National Painting Exhibit, 1996
Brea Gallery, Brea CA, National Watercolor Society Exhibitions, 1995,1993
Neville Museum, Green Bay WI, Midwest Watercolor Society National Exhibitions: 1992, Awards 1993 & 1995
Howard Mandville Gallery, Seattle WA, Northwest Watercolor Society National Exhibitions: 1995, 2nd Award, 1993
Carillon Gallery, Houston TX, Society of Watercolor Artists,14th National Exhibition, 1995
The Kenan Center Gallery, Lockport NY, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibitions, 1990, 92, 96, 98, Award 94;
three-artist invitational, 1991; Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit, 1988.
The Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY, X-Sightings '94
The Carnegie Art Center Gallery, Tonawanda NY, national exhibition,
curator: Anthony Bannon, director, Burchfield-Penny Art Center, 1994
North American Open, Boston, 1990, 1992, Award, 1994
Roberta Wood Gallery, Syracuse NY, Regional Watercolors, 1993
Riverside Art Museum, CA, Watercolor West Annual, Purchase Award, 1993
Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge NY, 1993, 1991, traveling exhibit, 1992.
InnerFirst Gallery, Houston, Watercolor Society of Houston, 1988, 1989 & 1990
National Arts Club, NYC, American Artists Professional League, 1989
National Arts Club, NYC, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe National, 1986
Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo NY, regional exhibition, 1985
Springfield Art Museum, MO, "Landscapes in Art", 1983
Hallwalls, Buffalo NY, "Watercolor in the Round," 1982
Wickwire Gallery, Hendersonville, NC,, 828 692-6222
Kathi Eagan Fine Art, Clarence, NY,, 716 545-7388
Residency Program, Hendersonville Schools, NCAC grant 2014
North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant, 2008, 2011
New York State Council on the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend, 1999
Inch Lee Fund Grant, Michigan Tech, Hancock, MI, 1999
Visiting Women and Minority Scholar Fund Grant, Michigan Tech, Hancock, MI, 1999

"Jane," Burpee Museum of Natural History educational program, Rockford, IL, 2003
"Herd About Buffalo" Public Art Exhibition, a Burchfield-Penney Art Center
and Roswell Park Alliance collaboration, Buffalo NY, 2000

Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
Carolina Community Care, Inc., Rock Hill, SC
Amcore Bank, Rockford, IL,
Paragon Restaurant, Rockford, IL
Arches and Rives Paper Company, Greenwich, CT
Monroe Litho, Rochester, NY
National Fuel, Buffalo, NY
Federal Reserve Bank, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce
Motorola, Elma, NY;
AAA, Amherst, NY
Independent Health Association, Amherst, NY
Advest, Buffalo, NY
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
New York State Teachers' Federation, Buffalo, NY
Lockport Savings Bank, Clarence, NY
Goldome Savings Bank, Buffalo, NY
Hartford Insurance Company, Amherst, NY
Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceutical, Buffalo ,NY
Blue Cross of Buffalo
Computer Task Group, Buffalo, NY
Pillsbury Mills, Buffalo, NY.

Art Critic, Rock River Times, 2004-2007, 35 reviews.

ARTICLES by the Artist
"Finding Yourself," Palette Magazine, June/July 2011
"No More Whimsy Watercolors," Paint Magazine, United Kingdom, May 2008
"The Art Police," Palette Magazine, summer 2004
"Juror's Statement," Art Calendar Contest, Art Calendar Magazine, June 2000
"Crossing the Finish Line," Artist's Magazine, June 2000
"Anne Abgott Demonstrates Color Mingling," Watercolor Magic, Spring 2000
"Notes on Preparing a Professional Portfolio," Art Calendar Magazine, January 2000
"21 Tips to Better Florals, Artists' Magazine," Article & Cover, April 1997
"Break with Tradition, Watercolor Magic," Winter 1997
"Say Goodbye to Murky Watercolors," Artist's Magazine, May 1993
"Dov's il Punto Focal della Vostra Composizione?" Diseugase & Dipingere, 2/87
"Getting Your Point Across," Artist's Magazine, September 1986

AUTHOR: Book and DVD, Master Disaster, 5 Ways to Rescue Desperate Watercolors, North Light Publishers, Cincinnati,
and Teaching Arts, England, (DVD) 2007
PERIODICALS with artwork and/or commentary about the Artist:
"Finding Yourself," The Palette Magazine, June/July 2011, cover art and article
The Artful Home by Toni Sikes, Lark Publishers, 2007
Mark Mahaffey, Creative Watercolor Workshop, North Light Publishers, 2005
"Flying the Friendly Skies," by Beverly Leesman, Artist's Magazine, February, 2005
"Ask the Experts," by Beth Patterson, Watercolor Magazine, Spring 2004
"Paint What's Important," by Greg Schaber, Artist's Sketchbook Magazine, January 2003
USA Today, July 7, 2000
Lockport Evening Sun and Journal, August 13, 2000
"The Language of Flowers," by Maureen Bloomfield, Watercolor Magic, Spring 2000
"The Grapevine," by Michael Kinsch, Watercolor Magazine, Winter 1999
Serge Hollerbeck, editor, Best of Watercolor 3, Rockport Publishers, 1999
International Artist, "Masters Painters of the World, USA Showcase" Summer 1999
Nita Leland, Exploring Color, North Light Publishers, 1998
Betty Lou Schlemn and Sara Dohorety, Painting Composition, Rockport Publishers, 98
Creative Inspiration, Rockport Publishers, 1998
Floral Inspiration, Rockport Publishers, 1998
The Best of Drawing and Sketching, Rockport Publishers, 1998
Lynn Loscutoff and Alfred Duca, editors, The Best of Acrylic Painting, Rockport, 1996
Katherine Kipp, editor, The Best of Flower Painting, North Light Publishers, 1996
Betty Lou Schlemn and Tom Nicholas, editors, The Best of Watercolor, Rockport, 1995
Ursula Gullow, "Beyone December," Bold Life, May 2011
Paul Howey, Laurel of Asheville, June 2010, cover art
Ted McIrvine,"Ten Events in an Auspicious 2008," Hendersonville Times-News, 12/27/08
Ted McIrvine, Good Artists Lead to Others," Hendersonville Times-News,12/19/08
Bruce Adams, The Buffalo News, 1/31/03
Richard Huntington, "Daily Thoughts," The Buffalo News, Gusto, 8/4/00
Richard Huntington, "Serious Business," The Buffalo News, Gusto, 7/6/98
Michael Miller, "Adams Art Gallery Opens Fall Exhibit," Evening Observer, 10/1/96
"Paint and Photo," Evening Observer, Dunkirk NY, 9/1/96
Josef Woodard, "Notable Works Surface in Watercolor Exhibit," LA Times, 5/2/96.
Suzanne Munson, "Repeat Winner at Watercolor Show," Seattle Times, 1993
Herman Trotter, "Philharmonic to Blend Art and Artistry," Buffalo News, 1987
Mary Stewart, "Watermusic: An Interview with Susan Webb Tregay,"
Con Brio Magazine, 1987; cover illustration, 1987-88 season.
REVIEWS (selected)
"Delightfully wacky, the young woman of Susan Webb Tregay's Risk Being Sorry (2011) rides her bike through a puddle, shooting up curling jets of water. Originally titled Before the Age of Anxiety, the work uses visual humor to protest the overly protective lives of children these days. Tregay remembers her own youth when she and her friends deliberately ran their bikes over a pot hole covered with water, thrilling at the unknown: will we hit it or not? She chooses a wacky, off-beat style to convey the exuberance of a child's daring.
Dorothy Joiner, Professor of Art History at La Grange College, for Watercolor USA, June 2011

"Susan Webb Tregay's piece titled "Us" is comprised of a hollowed book to which has been added an open brass safe door. Inside are ... slightly schmaltzy mementos. The book's title, "By Love Possessed," seems to echo the artist's sentiments in what just might be the world's first funk-art valentine."
Bruce Adams, The Buffalo News, 1/31/03

"Susan Webb Tregay's abstractions suggest a freeze-frame of complicated thoughts and feelings--a "diary".... Richard Huntington, Buffalo News, 8/4/00

"Susan Webb Tregay, working in a combination of media, has a command of modernist vocabulary..." Richard Huntington, Buffalo News, 6/7/98
"From the comic relief department, a certain naive wackiness rears its head on occasion, as in Susan Webb Tregay's "Land of Opportunity," an image of a U.S. map full of childlike houses and the block-printed script "WHERE ANY BOY CAN GROW UP TO BE PRESIDENT."
Josef Woodard, Los Angles Times, 5/2/1996
"One particularly clever piece by New York artist Susan Webb Tregay received the Puget Sound Award. "If You Don't Behave I'll Send You to Father Baker's" uses dark purple and brown to create streets of working-class houses in the shadow of a rather mysterious white cathedral. Tregay's juxtaposition of colors gives imaginative viewers comical or even sinister ideas about a parent's threat to a naughty child."
Suzanne Munson, The Seattle Times, 1993
Who's Who in America, 57th edition (2003) through 61st (2006)
Who's Who in American Education, 8th edition (2007-2008)
Archives on Women Artists, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Watercolor Honor Society, signature member
National Watercolor Society, juried, signature member, Northeast Representative
Transparent Watercolor Society of America (formerly the Midwest Watercolor Society), juried, signature member
art critic, Rock River Times, 2004-2007
Buffalo Society of Artists, juried member (2002-2003)
North Carolina Watercolor Society 2007
Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, juried, signature member, past treasurer (1982-2003)
qualified for membership in several other national art organizations
Idaho Watercolor Society, Boise and Idaho Falls, ID
Miami Watercolor Society, Miami FL
West Virginia Watercolor Society, Lewisburg, WV
Blue Ridge Watercolor Society, Waynesville, NC
Conn-Artist Studio and Gallery, Hendersonville, NC
Cazenovia Watercolor Society, Cazenovia, NY
Watercolor Society of North Carolina, Hendersonville, NC
Kanuga Art Workshops, Hendersonville, NC
Impact Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Associacion de Acquarelistas de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Beaufort Art Association, Beaufort, SC
Wisconsin Society of Painters and Sculptors, Mt Horeb, WI
Colonie Art league, Colonie, NY
Hudson River Valley Watercolor Workshops, Greenville, NY
Michigan Tech, Fine Arts Department Artists Residency, Hancock, MI
Wheelock College, Boston ,MA
Sunshine Watercolor Workshops, Vancouver, B. C.
University of Southern Alabama, Mobile
Millard Fillmore College and The Creative Crafts Center of SUNY Buffalo
Niagara County Community College, Lockport, NY
Over 85 workshops, critiques and demonstrations for art groups.
JUROR (selected)
Miami Watercolor Society Exhibition, 2010
Idaho Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2010
Rockford Art Guild, Rockford IL 2006
Impact Gallery National Exhibition 2005, Buffalo, NY
Beaufort Art Association Regional Exhibition 2004, Beaufort, SC
Art Calendar Magazine's Centerfold Art Contest 2000
numerous Western New York regional art exhibitions

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Who Taught you how to sew? Does anyone sew any more? I really got into the zone when I was designing this. The tactile memories that the theme was producing in me was such fun.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Oh how Kay, Fran and I used to ride way out Iron Works Road to coast down a big hill and get a breeze on very hot summer days. Then we had to climb up the other side of this gully and coast down hill once more. 
Frequent Flyer, acrylic, 40 x 30

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Brownies for Breakfast

At my Pauleys Island workshop recently, they had wonderful brownies that we had for 'breakfast' before they all disappeared. Someone suggested that 'Brownies for Breakfast' would make a good painting title, and thus, this painting was conceived--and born a couple of weeks later.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

When Phones Stayed Home

"When Phones Were Heavy and Stayed Home." 24 x 24 acrylic
I have a list of 1300 painting titles. They have been extremely helpful in developing a path to a finished painting. What to emphasize? (Darken the phone poles.) How to enhance this? (My pet crow on the phone line?) What Design Strategy will best emphasize those now-dark poles? Evening coming and a street light? Remember how we used to stay out until the street lights came on? I'd love to do a book on my titles list. They have given me so much content over the years.

Friday, June 29, 2012

This painting is done from a photo of the first day of school in the early 1950's. Since I've been thinking about the old friends, two of them have contacted me. Isn't that strange? I've called it "The Baby Boomers."