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NOAPS Best of America Small Paintings 2019

hosted by RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.

Join us for a full week of awesome events.  Meet new friends and


calendar of events

  Wednesday & Thursday - February 27th & 28th   

  Two Day Plein Air Workshop with


William J. Kalwick, Jr.

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Workshop Details:

  • Location: Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

  • Times: 10-4 each day

  • Cost: $220 per student


Plein Air Painter William Kalwick will begin each day with a demonstration of his painting techniques.  He will discuss how to choose the composition from the subject matter at hand and how to concentrate on the focal area.  Students will learn how to manage the changing light, and the use of color as it relates to depth perception, thereby creating an illusion of space on a two dimensional surface.

Materials List:

  • Portable Field Easel

  • Canvases or panels, one for each day.  Bring manageable sizes

  • Variety of brushes to include hog bristle and some soft brushes

  • Palette knife

  • Variety of oil colors; please bring what you have.

  • Gamsol with covered container

  • Paper towels

  • Trash bag

  • Sketchpad with pencil, charcoal or other drawing implement

  • Notebook for note keeping

 Thursday, February 28th Meet & Greet Dinner 6pm

Group dinner at Friedhelm Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Separate checks will be available for attendees.

905 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX


Friday, March 1st- 9-11:30am- NOAPS Master Artist Demonstration

Join us for an demonstration by NOAPS Master Artist, Ann Hardy at the RS Hanna Gallery.

Ann Hardy

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Ann Hardy will demonstrate an oil painting of a floral using natural light.  She will demonstrate her composition, color choices and the techniques she uses to capture the essence of her subject in stunning color.


Abbreviated List of Awards and Memberships:

Awards won on the National level have been Best Painting of American Woman Painters; Oil Painters of America National Show-2nd and 3rd; Best of Show-Texas and Neighbors; Best of Categories in Still life, Figurative and Landscape with the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.

Ann is a Master Signature Member of: The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society and the Outdoor Painters Society, and a Signature Member of: American Impressionists, oil Painters of America, American Women Artists and Texas and Neighbors.



Friday, March 1st- 12-1pm- Awards Presentation 

Awards and complementary luncheon at the RS Hanna Gallery.

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Friday, March 1st- 1:30-4pm- Artist Demonstration

Artist Demonstration at RS Hanna Gallery with Bob Rohm, Celebrated Artist and Author.

Bob Rohm

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Bob has been painting most of his life, and received classical art training at the York Academy of Arts in Pennsylvania. Now a resident of Texas, his paintings reflect the brilliance of the colors found in the clear, bright light of the southwest.


Bob juries shows, teaches workshops, lectures and demonstrates in oil and pastel mediums. Known for his ability to capture the poetry of light, he has received many awards and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Oil Painters of America and the Outdoor Painters Society.  He is the author of the book THE PAINTERLY APPROACH and has been featured in many publications including Southwest Art, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, International Artist and Pure Color. His painting approach has been the subject of several instructional DVD productions and his work is collected internationally and is represented by a number of fine galleries including Aspen Grove Fine Arts in Aspen, CO and Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.

Friday, March 1st- 5-8pm- Opening Reception 

RS Hanna Gallery

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Saturday, March 2nd- 9-12pm- Artist Demonstration 

Artist Demonstration with William J. Kalwick, Jr., Judge of Awards

William J. Kalwick, Jr.

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William J. Kalwick, Jr. is a highly recognized landscape and portrait painter, whose paintings hang in collections in North America and Europe.  He has exhibited in many high profile shows, including the Prix de West in Oklahoma City and two one-man shows in the Museo Ixchel located in Guatemala City, sponsored by the American Embassy.  His portrait and figurative works capture the essence of life itself, from scenes in a local market to formal portrait sittings.

Kalwick will be demonstrating a portrait done in natural light, showing viewers the subtle skin tones and expressive brushwork for which his work is noted.

Saturday, March 2nd- afternoon on your own

Visit area attractions including:

  • Wine Tours at Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, Texas

  • Tour Fredericksburg Art Galleries in Downtown Fredericksburg

  • Tour the Pioneer Museum

  • Tour the Pacific War Museum, 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas

  • Tour the Historic Churches located in Downtown Fredericksburg

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