Monthly Meeting/Contact Us

General Membership Meetings are held at Logan Library, Bonneville Rm., 255 North Main, Logan, Utah, on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-9 PM (critique from 6:30-7PM. No monthly meeting from June-August. Contact us at

Dec 22, 2017

Cache Valley Chapter 2017 Winter Show

The UWS-CVC wound up its winter show at the Thatcher Mansion (December 11–22, 2017) in Logan.

Oct 17, 2017

Ernie Verdine Demonstrates His Art to CVC Members

Logan artist Ernie Verdine shares some of his unique water media techniques at the October monthly meeting.

Verdine frequently incorporates "liquid pencil" to his gem-like paintings.

Plein Air

Several CVC's plein air enthusiasts enjoyed a sunny day painting the fall colors on East Bench, Logan.

UWS 2017 Fall Exhibition Winners

The Exhibition ws held at the Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah, October 6–November 17

Juror, Keiko Tanabe

Congratulations to all the Winners!

Best of  Show

Paige Kimball, "Jamaican Mama"

Awards of Excellence

Tereece Beesley, "Rainy Night in the City"
Andi Jorgensen, "The Swan"

Awards of Merit

 Brienne Brown, "Evening at the Ranch"
Lori Burchinal, "Briggs0N-Stratton"
Kristi Grussendorf, "Umbrellas"

Juror's Awards

Ruth Nichols, "Tooele Valley #11"
Susan Kendall, "Cockscomb #7"
Ian Ramsay, "Sakura"
Paige Kimball, "Banana Ana Fo Fana'"

Past Presidents' Award

Kathy Sutherland, "Woodland"

Merchant's Awards

Bessann Swanson, "White on White"
Jana Parkin, Encircled About by Fire"
Brenda Brunello, "Missing You"
Cynthia Hepworth, "Blooming Brilliance"

Jul 24, 2017

Some CVC Award Winners, 2017

Several CVC members were recognized this spring and summer for their artworks. Here's a partial list:

Brenda Brunello, UWS Spring 2017 Exhibition, Merchant's Award for "Winter's Last Respite"

Sandy Maxson, Capital Reef 2017 Plein Air competition, First Place

Roxanne Phister, UWS Spring 2017 Exhibition, "Quoth the Raven"

Cindy Budge, Logan Summerfest 2017 Plein Air competition, First Place, Flowers

Eiko Anderson, CVC Summer Exhibition, Best of Show, Amarylis (professional category; image unavailable)

Phil Parisi, CVC Summer Exhibiiton, Award of Excellence, "Soliloquy of the Grotto" (amateur category)

Diane ("Sig") Sigfried, CVC Summer Exhibition, Award of Merit, "Here's Looking at You" (amateur category)

Brenda Brunello, CVC Summer Exhibition, Award of Merit, Buffalo (amateur category)

May 16, 2017

Focus on Abstraction

Two CVC members ponder their addition to a groups abstract painting at the May 2017 CVC meeting.

Signature UWS-CVC member Kristi Grussendorf attempts to give some shape to a group attempt at abstraction.  Kristi, who was the presenter for the May meeting, encouraged members to try their hand at abstraction.

CVC Exhibits at Logan Library

Members of the CVC exhibited their works at the Logan Public Library during May 2017.

Library visitors admiring CVC works.

Mar 19, 2017

March Meeting: Focus on Plein Air

Maura Naughton, past president of the Utah Watercolor Society, discussed her techniques and processes for plein air painting at the March 2017 general meeting of the CVC.  She has been an artist all her life, graduating from Westminster College with a degree in art.  After 25 years in the Army, she devoted herself full time to painting, traveling worldwide, and teaching.  Her watercolors have received many awards.

Painting plein air  (on location out of doors), artists frequently encounter some adverse conditions.  In this demo, Maura shows CVC members how to avoid being bitten by insects by wearing fine mesh netting and cap.

Art of Traditional Japanese Brush Painting

Eiko Anderson, CVC member, gave a demonstration of Japanese Brush Painting at the February general meeting of the UWS/CVC.  Eiko is widely recognized for her masterful watercolors in this traditional style.
For more information, please see Eiko's website:

Dec 12, 2016

CVC Winter 2016 Exhibition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 

CVC's 2016 winter exhibition,

December 9, 2016

The winning entries and all other entries are on view at Thatcher Mansion, 35 W. 100 S., Logan.  Juror for the competition was Joseph Alleman.  This year, there were two competition strands: Professional and Amateur.

These are the winners from left to right.
Leisa Firth, Amateur, Best of Show, "Sagebrush Inn"
Ernie Verdine, Professional, Best of Show, "Fields"
Roxane Pfister, Professional, Jurors Award, "Cache Valley Fall"
Kristine Groll, Professional, Award of Excellence, "Winter Wonderland"
Ovie Reynolds, Amateur, Jurors Award, "Sheep Shearing"
Brenda Brunello, Amateur, Award of Excellence, "Wellsville Super Moon"
Sally Gibbons, Amateur, Award of Merit, "Storm's Over"
Kent Baker, Amateur, Award of Merit, "Back Home Under Overhang"

Aug 8, 2016

CVC Members Launch Sketch-Crawlers Group

Cache Valley Chapter members spent the day, Saturday, August 6, 2016, on their first organized urban sketching outing, thanks to new CVC member Margaret Pettis, who organized the event.  The focus was Logan's spectacular National Register historic district, made extra special by the morning sunlight and cool breezes. The idea is to move about an area sketching as many subjects as possible in the allotted time, then comparing the results with the group. For info on SketchCrawlers, an international group of sketchers, see

Phil Harrison (CVC president, 2016–2017) was attracted to  the morning light on the porch of this gem.

Andi Jorgensen talks about her effort at the group's critique session.

Eiko Anderson takes a momment to show her work in progress.
Brenda Brunello found beauty in a gateway.

The group met mid-day to show off their works.

Margaret Pettis (left) talks about her sketch at the end of the afternoon session.

Dianne Siegfreid shows off one of her efforts.

Jul 25, 2016

CVC Members Rave about "Vibes" Workshop, July 20–23, 2016

David Lobenberg's workshop, "California Vibes Portraits and More", July 20–23, 2016, made a big splash with CVC members.  Their brilliant and daring uses of color, as shown below, and their words tells the story.

"This was just an exceptional workshop.  Clear and concise instruction. Lots of painting time and best of all the instructor spend a lot of individual time with participants and divided his time equally among all."
             Brenda Brunello

Lost kitties

David Lobenberg discusses his color chart.

"David was charming, humorous and a very caring instructor.  He offered simple clarifications and helpful exercises that allowed each of us to explore, nurture and release our own personal vibes in brilliant colors.  One of the most entertaining sessions I've attended."

            Dianne Siegfreid

Jun 27, 2016

Workshop To Be Held in August at Flaming Gorge

Utah artist, current teacher at Salt Lake Community College, and past president of Utah Watercolor Society, Tom Howard, will be teaching a watercolor/oil composition and design workshop at Flaming Gorge, Friday and Saturday, Aug.12 &13. Class starts at 9:00 a.m and we will paint until 4:00 p.m
Lodging, restaurant, and store available. Call for reservations Flaming Gorge Lodge Resort 435 889 3773 or there are motels in Vernal and we can car pool.

Come and enjoy the beauties of Flaming Gorge. We will be painting inside but Friday night we will travel just ten minutes from where we paint to see Red Canyon Overlook. Dutch oven dinner that night will be served by our own John Millecam with a special presentation from Tom that evening. Lots of fun! Cost $200 due by July 15th.
Contact  435 790 4312 3400 West 2500 North Vernal, Utah 84078

CVC Members' First Group Show, Fun and Profit

About a dozen CVC members displayed their artwork at the Art on the Lawn festival in North Logan Saturday, June 25.  Several artworks sold to the public in this first group show by the CVC.  It was a lovely summer day, and an enjoyable social event.  Local and traveling artists from around the state participated.   A silent auction was held, with the proceeds going to local high school art programs.

Mar 25, 2016

March 12 Journaling Workshop Deemed Stellar!

Jump Start into Illustrated Journaling
by Dianne ("Sig") Siegfried, March 12, 2016 

Joseph Alleman Demo at March 8, 2016, General Meeting

Nationally recognized watercolor artist Joseph Alleman takes a moment during his demo to give members his methods of working.

Feb 17, 2016

CVC Winter Exhibition Winners in Photos

We had great attendance and support at our opening reception for the February 12 Winter Exhibition! Carl Purcell, who was also teaching a workshop, judged the show, and gave out the awards. Here are the results:

Best of Show: Maurice Wiberg, “Cloudy Day in Tory”

Award of Excellence: Diane Adams, “Woody”

Juror’s Award: Mary Pusey, “Zion Cliffs”

Award of Merit: Jeannie Millecam, “Snow Canyon

Award of Merit: Kristi Grussendorf, “Pilgrimage”

Honorable Mention: Lori Burchinal, “Nature’s Paradigm”

Honorable Mention: Maurice Wiberg, “Hope Shining Through”
Honorable Mention: Jeannie Millecam, “Poppies”

Maurice Wiberg receives Best of Show award from Carl Purcell.
"Cloudy Day in Tory" by Maurice Wiberg.

Dianne Adams received the Award of Excellence.

Mary Pusey wins Juror's Award.

Kristi Grussendorf receives the Award of Merit and a hug from Carl.

CVC Members Kent Baker and Dianne Sigfreid yuk it up with Carl.

Feb 16, 2016

Carl Purcell Workshop, February 11–13

Carl Purell discusses the importance of drawing.
Carl Purcell demonstrates techniques in value.

Diane Adams Presentation

Dianne Adams demonstrated painting a glass Mason jar at CVC's February meeting—AWESOME!

Feb 14, 2016

Eiko Anderson, Exploring Traditional Watercolor Techniques Workshop

Eiko Anderson leading her workshop on traditional Asian watercolor techniques, January 16, 2016,  was well attended.

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