Members from all over the region come together to paint in a variety of locations across the area. The Great Plains Watercolor Society has both men and women who participate in their events and workshops totaling 117 members to date. Members come from Nebraska, Minnesota and all over South Dakota.
On Thursday, July 26, The Great Plains Watercolor Society met at The Mother’s Healing Garden here in Dell Rapids. “I don’t paint very well, but it is the experience of sharing nature with your paintbrush,” said Mary Buckmiller, member of the society. “Together, we share our love for painting. We have been to the Avera Cancer Center to paint with patients and family members as well as The Inn On Westport and shared our art with folks that can’t get out and paint.”
Every Thursday the society meets to paint on location at a variety of locations varying from Falls Park in Sioux Falls, Veteran’s Memorial Garden, Jappenese Gardens and so many more. “Twice a month we also get together and paint indoors,” Jeannie Ammon stated. “We have one of our members demonstrate and we all follow along.”
The Great Plains Watercolor Society has numerous art shows throughout the year. Currently, they have an exhibition at Coffea in Sioux Falls and had a display at the Wine & Wander event held in Dell Rapids on July 27.
New members are always welcome to join The Great Plains Watercolor Society. Information for membership can be found at greatplainswatercolorsociety.com. “Everyone is welcome to come check us out,” Ammon said. “Beginners who may have never picked up a brush, or even professionals. We would love to have more people join.”
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