M89-05 - MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS

This collection contains the records of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, which was formed in Little Rock in 1970, in order to bring together watercolorists from throughout the south.  They also want to help educate the public about watercolor’s significance as a creative medium.  Some of MSW's founders and first officers were Doris Williamson-Mapes, Bruce Anderson, and Josephine Graham.  Through the years, MSW’s many projects such as its workshops and exhibitions have brought not only many famous watercolorists to Arkansas, but also brought recognition to many Arkansas artists.  The organization’s commitment to bringing the arts closer to the public is one of the main reasons that MSW is still functional.

MSW’s records consist of administrative reports, exhibition and workshop materials, organization newsletters, photographs, and scrapbooks.  It also contains some biographical information on some of the members who have belonged to the organization through the years.

Note: When requesting materials, please specify collection number (M89-5), box number, and file number.

 

Box 1

File 1 – Constitution

File 2 – Articles of Incorporation

File 3 – Minutes of board meetings, Aug. 1970-Apr. 1975

File 4 – Minutes of board meetings, Jul. 1975-1980

File 5 – Minutes of board meetings, 1981-1989

File 6 – Minutes of general meetings, 1970-1977

File 7 – Minutes of general meetings, 1978-1988

File 8 – Monthly financial reports, Sept. 1972-1976

File 9 – Monthly financial reports, 1977-1979

File 10- Monthly financial reports, 1980-Jan. 1989

File 11- Yearly financial reports, 1971-1977

File 12- Income tax returns, 1970-1979

File 13- Arkansas Planning Commission’s, Grants-In-Aid Program

File 14- Applications for club membership, 1974-1975

File 15- Applications for club membership, 1976-1977

File 16- Applications for club membership, 1978-1989

File 17- Membership address cards and labels, 1970’s

File 18- Membership yearbooks, 1970-1972

File 19- Membership yearbooks, 1973-1974

File 20- Membership yearbooks, 1975-1976

File 21- Membership yearbooks, 1977-1978

File 22- Membership yearbooks, 1979-1980

File 23- Membership yearbooks, 1981-1983

File 24- Membership yearbooks, 1984-1989

End of Box 1

 

 

Box 2

File 1 – Correspondence, Feb. 1970-Jun. 1971

File 2 – Correspondence, Jul. 1971-1975

File 3 – Correspondence, 1976-Jun. 1979

File 4 – Correspondence, Jul. 1979-1988 and undated

File 5 – MSW annual exhibition, 1971-1976

File 6 – MSW annual exhibition, 1977-1989

File 7 – Exhibitions and traveling show, 1972-1988

File 8 – Workshops, 1970-1972

File 9 – Workshops, 1973-1977

File 10- Workshops, 1978-1987

File 11- Paint-outs and trips, 1970-1988

File 12- MSW Views, 1970-1971

File 13- MSW Views, 1972-1973

File 14- MSW Views, 1974-1976

File 15- MSW Views, 1977-1979

File 16- MSW Views, 1980-1983

File 17- MSW Views, 1984-Jan. 1989

File 18- Newspaper clippings, 1970-1989 and undated

File 19- Photographs

Env 1 – Workshops and demonstrations

Env 2 – Pictures from various “Paint-outs”

Env 3 – Claude Criney

Env 4 – Various works in watercolor

Env 5 – Linda Flake, 1979

Env 6 – Frary demonstration

Env 7 – Shackelford workshop, 1978

Env 8 – Mary Lee Conatser, Betty Norman, Mary Wood, Charles Fogle, & C. Warren Cullar

Env 9 – Club “Paint-out” c. 1972

Env 10- MSW Exhibition

Env 11- Betty Lynch workshop, 1986

Env 12- Lynda Doll workshop, 1987

Env 13- MSW Christmas Party

Env 14- MSW Exhibition

Env 15- “Paint-out”

Env 16- 13th annual MSW Exhibition

Env 17- “Paint-in” at Twin City Bank

Env 18- Courthouse “Paint-in”

Env 19- Pellew workshop, 1976

Env 20- Pellew workshop, 1976

Env 21- Reid workshop, 1976

Env 22- Reid workshop, 1976

Env 23- Photos from M. Zornes workshop

Env 24- Judy Caffey, 1979

Env 25- Mrs. David Pryor, c. 1975

Env 26- “Paint-In” at the Arts Center

File 20- Photographs

Env 1 – Gerald Brommer Workshop, 1981

Env 2 – Al Allen’s Demonstration

Env 3 – Doris Mapes

Env 4 – Paintings of Block-Catts House

Env 5 – “Paint-out” at Boyle Park

Env 6 – “Paint-out” at the Little Rock Yacht Club

Env 7 – Tom Hill Demonstration

Env 8 – “Paint-out” at Commercial National Bank

Env 9 – “Paint-out,” 1987

Env 10- Fred Conway, Juror of 2nd MWS exhibition

Env 11- Ernestine Puryear

Env 12- Pictures of various groups of members

Env 13- Unidentified photos

Env 14- Unidentified photos

Env 15- Unidentified photos

Env 16- Unidentified photos

Env 17- Unidentified photos

Env 18- Unidentified photos

Env 19- Unidentified photos

Env 20- Unidentified photos

Env 21- Unidentified photos

Env 22- Unidentified photos

Env 23- Unidentified photos

Env 24- Unidentified photos

Env 25- Unidentified photos

Env 26- Morris Shubin Workshop   1978

Env 27- Elsie Freund

Env 28- Alex Yaworski and a couple of his works

Env 29- MSW Officers, 1973-1974

Env 30- Carol Riley’s work at an exhibition at 1st National Bank of Little Rock

Env 31- Photo collages

Env 32- Unidentified photos

End of Box 2

 

 

Box 3

Item 1 - Scrapbooks, 1970-1976

Item 2 - Scrapbooks, 1977-1979

Item 3 - Scrapbooks, 1980-1981

Item 4 - Scrapbooks, 1987-1988

End of Box 3

 

 

Box 4

File 1 – MSW Views, Sept. 1990-May 1991

File 2 – Newspaper clippings, Jan. 1990-Jan. 1991

File 3 – Memorabilia

File 4 – Contemporary watercolor exhibit memorabilia

File 5 – Gary Akers materials

File 6 – “Wild Imaginings, Transformative Dreams and Perfect Calm,” Doris Mapes materials

Item 1 - Scrapbooks, 1988-1989

Item 2 - Scrapbooks, 1989-1990

End of Box 4

 

 

Box 5

File 1 – Photographs

Env 1 – Doris Mapes in her studio and artwork

Env 2 – Sue Tucker painting in an unknown location

Env 3 – Unknown models

Env 4 – Unknown people drawing

Env 5 – Doris Mapes on the patio

Env 6 – View of Mt. Nebo

Env 7 – Florence George in front of a house

Env 8 – Alice Holeman

Env 9 – Gary Akers with painting

Env 10- Ann Downs

Env 11- Woolly Homestead placard

Env 12- Unknown man doing demonstration

Env 13- Beth Prospina

Env 14- Beverly McLar (?)

Env 15- Unknown man painting

Env 16- Polly L (?)

Env 17- Wendy B (?)

Env 18- Unknown art demonstration

Env 19- Gray Hawk

Env 20- Unknown artwork from a show

Env 21- Unknown art demonstration

Env 22- Unknown outing

Env 23- Unknown art demonstration

Env 24- Christmas Party 1986

Env 25- Unknown art demonstration

Env 26- Wooden well

Env 27- Unknown gathering

Env 28- Unknown art demonstration

Env 29- “The Next Two Generations” Art Exhibit featuring Andrew and Jamie Wyeth

Env 30- Unknown art demonstration

Env 31- Setup for unknown event

Env 32- Unknown woman with hors d’oeuvres

Env 33- Unknown women in furniture warehouse

Env 34- Unknown people in darkened room

Env 35- Unknown people at art demonstration

Env 36- Unknown women in kitchen

Env 37- Unknown people at an art demonstration

Env 38- Unknown women doing art presentation

Env 39- Unknown people in art

Env 40- Outdoor art adventures

Env 41- Unknown people in groups

Env 42- Unknown artwork

Env 43- Outdoor scenes

Env 44- Unknown black and white photographs

Env 45- Unknown group of people

Env 46- Southern Watercolor Workshop

Env 47- Unknown woman in front of house

Env 48- Patti (?) sketching outside

Env 49- M. Burgess sitting in a rocking chair in front of a fireplace

Env 50- Amy Hill painting scenery in an unknown location

Env 51- Pictures of artwork by Amy Hill

End of Box 5

End of Collection