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Dear South Hill Artists,

President's Message

     Spring Camp 2024 was a fantastic gathering and success once again!  With so much talent, camaraderie, friendships and plenty of laughter, the days we shared were so worth all the time and effort to make it happen!  My thanks go out to our wonderful board members who work hard to put all the parts together… so a big thank you to you all!  I’m very happy to be part of this wonderful group of artists and am looking forward to many fun filled, creative adventures ahead… Happy painting!


“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas


Doreen Koch Allen

SHA President

June 6th, 2024 SHA Potluck Party


      It’s been a long time since we got together for a potluck.  It is a great opportunity to socialize and share each others’ culinary delights!  Please bring a salad or other lunch dish to share, and your own beverage.  Plastic ware, plates, and napkins will be provided by SHA.  Also, bring an unwrapped white elephant, re-gift, or something fun for a gift exchange…Cindy will make sure we only steal once!


11:00am - 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Country Clubhouse

16067 232nd Street Court East

Graham, WA


From Meridian & 224th, travel east on 224th which becomes Country Drive East. Turn left onto 232nd Street Court East.  The Country Clubhouse will be on your left (map attached).











Preparing Artwork for Entry at The Fair


     If you are planning to enter your artwork in the Fine Art Show at The Fair, please see the attached guide for preparing your artwork.  The entry registration deadline is July 21, 10:00pm.



Our Next Demo Will Be:

Thursday, September 5, 2024

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kay Seale

 "Painting Pets in Watercolor"



     Plan ahead for the first 2024-25 SHA demo, provided by artist Kay Seale.  On Thursday, September 5, 2024 Kay will lead us through the process of painting pets in watercolor. More information to follow.

SHA  Art Camps

  Fall Art Camp Is:

October 21, 2024 - 9 am through October 25, 2024 noon


Spring Art Camp Is:

April 14, 2025 - 9 am through April 18, 2025 noon


     Spring Art Camp has an optional night of April 13 to allow artists to set up their art area, for an additional fee.  Additional information about Fall Art Camp will be in the August newsletter.


Camp Arnold, 33412 Webster Rd E, Eatonville, WA

Members’ Corner


     Do you know of an art show, competition, workshop, class, or art exhibit that may interest other SHA members?  To include information in the newsletter, please email the information to: by the date of the preceding SHA demo. 


Upcoming Events:


Landscape Fundamentals

Sunday June 9, 12:00 - 4:30pm, Red Sky Gallery, Lake Forest Park

Nancy Romanovsky (February demo artist) is teaching a class on landscape fundamentals in oils.  This is an intense, hands-on workshop for beginners and intermediate-level artists aimed at understanding major principles of landscape painting with oil.


Register at


Information: 206-755-3529


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Tool Making for the Gelli Plate & Acrylics

Friday May 17, 10:00 - 3:00pm, Mineral Lake Lodge, $60


Cole Adams: Create stamps, stencils and masks that are meaningful to you. We will work with found object starts then creating a stencil from your mind. Working through your inspiration library and how you can translate it to stamps, stencils & masks in different sizes. We will sample out our new tools on gelli plate after creating them.


These tools are the creative playground that will inform the advanced Gelli plate & collage workshop in late summer.  This will be an experimental space of play and trying new things.

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SHA Membership Information


    Membership to South Hill Artists - SHA offers individuals numerous opportunities to create, learn and gather in a supportive and creative atmosphere.  Throughout the year there are scheduled live demos, where one can paint and create alongside an experienced professional artist.  Twice per year SHA holds a weeklong art camp workshop in Eatonville, at an affordable cost to its members.  Membership also gives artists the opportunity to display and sell their artwork in SHA’s annual art exhibit.  Members will receive an email newsletter, announcements, an invitation to join the private SHA Facebook group, and participate in various social events.


      A paid SHA Membership entitles you to participate in all these activities, September through August.  Payment of dues is required 30 days prior to participation in art exhibits and shows.  SHA members are encouraged to volunteer and support SHA activities, events, and chartered objectives. 


     Membership dues are $50.00 for the 2023-2024 SHA year.  When joining SHA, please download and fill in the SHA Membership Form.  Send the completed form with your check to the address below.  Membership dues can also be paid at the monthly demo meeting.  Also, please update your contact information when joining or renewing your SHA membership.


     Guests are welcome to attend and participate in an art demonstration for a $30.00 fee. Invite a friend to join us!

Please send your payment to:​



PO Box 731762 

Puyallup, WA 98373-0019




Please note: the email address that generates the SHA newsletter is not monitored.  Emails requiring a reply need to be sent to:





Demo Location & Time


 We Meet at The:

First Presbyterian Church of Puyallup


10:00 am -  2:00 pm


First Presbyterian Church of Puyallup

412 West Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98371









Demo General Information 


    There is parking behind the church as well as on the street. The doors are located at the back of the building from the parking lot.The meeting rom is only available for the set up crew until 10:00am. Members may access the room beeginningg at 10:00am. Bathrooms are located down the hall form our meeting room. If you arrive before 10:00 am, you may wait in your vehicle and/ or access the bathroom. The first 10 - 15 minutes of our meeting time are devoted to give members time to set up their individyale work area and socialize!





SHA Demo Artists


      SHA is looking for suggestions of demo artists.

Please contact Celene Ryan at:


































































































































































































































































































































Paint Cans

Garden Plein Air Painting Party

Thursday July 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm and/or Saturday July 13, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pmLake Offutt, Olympia, $40


Cole is working with Steve Scheibe at VisibleInvisible Studio & Gardens on Lake Offutt.  We will lead off the 1st day with a demo and creative encouragement. Then, there will be a few hours of painting session. Gather for lunch & a positive critique circle.


The 2nd day will follow with a second demo and afternoon painting session. See Steve’s studio, and wander through the lush gardens and lake to find the perfect place to paint. Two options: come to either or both!

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Creative Bonfire Retreat - Art Journal Focus

Tuesday July 30, 1:00pm to Fri Aug 2, 11:00 am, Hood Canal,  $250 ($225 before May 31)

Cole Adams: Come explore the Northwest, while you reflect on the journey in an art journal you make yourself.  Create a space to reflect and build your visual library.


Light your creative fire with art journaling, inspirational field trip, deepening of creative community with sharing and campfire learning.  


Supply list will be sent when you sign up. PLAY CREATE SHARE - our sparks to ignite your creative fire & rekindle your practice.


RSVP & Register with or

253.347.3036 (text or call)

Cole Adams, Woo Hoo Creative

YOU TUBE @colewoohoo on YouTube, Instagram & Pinterest         


Look for videos on gelli plate printing, abstracting acrylics, drawing & sewing!

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