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Watercolor critique group to show work

October 12, 2012

A sheet of manufactured watercolor paper measures 22-by-30 inches, or 22 x 30. Thus, 22 x 30 is an appropriate name for a group that paints watercolors – and critiques them.
The work of the 13 current members of 22 x 30 will be on exhibit at ASU Gammage Oct. 31-Dec. 2.
Participating will nationally and internationally known artists: Mary Deloyht-Arendt, Betty Braig, Mickey Daniels, Darlene Goto, Grace Haverty, Tom Herbert, Stanley Kurth, Trish Mayberry, Sebastio Pereira, Cynthia Peterson, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Jo Toye and Miri Weible.
The group was started in 1975 by three of the Valley’s most prominent artists at the time: Robert Oliver, a professor emeritus of art; Jason Williamson, well known painter of western and abstract subject matter; and Dick Phillips, a highly respected teacher and painter of both abstracts and watercolor landscapes.
“All three are deceased but have contributed much to the culture of watermedia nationally and to the art community in Arizona,” said Stroud.
Members of 22 x 30, which is the oldest critique group in the Valley, meet monthly on a rotational basis at a member’s house, each bringing a painting for their colleagues to critique. The host of the meeting decides what the discussion will be, and that discussion takes place after the critique.
Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays or by appointment by calling (480) 965-6912. Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call (480) 965-6912 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice.
Parking is available at meters around the perimeter of ASU Gammage. Entrance is through the East Lobby Doors at the Box Office.
For more information contact Brad Myers, (480) 965-6912 or (480) 965-0458.