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, 1976-1978

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- Applications for club membership   1978-1989

File 2- Membership address cards and labels   1970’s

File 3- Membership yearbooks   1970-1972

File 4- Membership yearbooks   1972-1973 and 1973-1974

File 5- Membership yearbooks   1974-1975 and 1975-1976

File 6- Membership yearbooks   1976-1977 and 1977-1978

File 7- Membership yearbooks   1978-1979

File 8A – Membership yearbooks, 1980-1981, 1985-1986 and 1987-1988

File 8B – Correspondence   Feb. 1970-Jun. 1971

File 9- Correspondence   Jul. 1971-1975

File 10- Correspondence   1976-Jun. 1979

File 11- MSW annual exhibition   1971-1976

File 12- MSW annual exhibition   1977-1979, 1980-1988 and 1990-1991

File 13- Exhibitions and traveling show   1972-1979

End of Box 2

 

 

Box 3

File 1- Workshops   1970-1972

File 2- Workshops   1973-1977

File 3- Workshops   1978-1987

File 4- Paint-outs and trips   1970-1988

File 5 – MSW Views   1970-1971

File 6 – MSW Views   1972-1973

File 7 – MSW Views   1974-1976

File 8 – MSW Views   1977-1979

File 9 – Correspondence   Jul. 1979-1988 and undated

File 10 – Correspondence – 1984 – 1989 and undated

File 11 – Certificate of Amendment – non-profit corporation, May 9, 1989

End of Box 3

 

 

Box 4

 

File 1- MSW Views 1980-1983

File 2- MSW Views 1984 – 1985

File 3- MSW Views 1986-1987

File 4- MSW Views 1988-1989

End of Box 4

 

Box 5

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

 

Box 6A

File 1- Photographs

  • Envelope 1 – Workshops and demonstrations
  • Envelope 2 – Pictures from various “Paint-outs”
  • Envelope 3 – Claude Criney
  • Envelope 4 – Various works in watercolor
  • Envelope 5 – Linda Flake 1979
  • Envelope 6 – Frary demonstration
  • Envelope 7 – Shackelford workshop 1978
  • Envelope 8 – Mary Lee Conatser, Betty Norman, Mary Wood, Charles Fogle, and C. Warren Cullar
  • Envelope 9 – Club “Paint-out” c. 1972
  • Envelope 10 – MSW Exhibition
  • Envelope 11 – Betty Lynch workshop 1986
  • Envelope 12 – Lynda Doll workshop 1987
  • Envelope 13 – MSW Christmas Party
  • Envelope 14 – MSW Exhibition
  • Envelope 15 – “Paint-out”
  • Envelope 16 – 13th annual MSW Exhibition
  • Envelope 17 – “Paint-in” at Twin City Bank
  • Envelope 18 – Courthouse “Paint-in”
  • Envelope 19 – Pellew workshop 1976
  • Envelope 20 – Pellew workshop 1976
  • Envelope 21 – Reid workshop 1976
  • Envelope 22 – Reid workshop 1976
  • Envelope 23 – Photos from M. Zornes workshop
  • Envelope 24 – Judy Caffey 1979
  • Envelope 25 – Mrs. David Pryor 1975
  • Envelope 26 – “Paint-In” at the Arts Center

 

File 2- Photographs

1) Envelope 1 – Gerald Brommer Workshop   1981

2) Envelope 2 – Al Allen’s Demonstration

3) Envelope 3 – Doris Mapes

4) Envelope 4 – Paintings of Block-Catts House

5) Envelope 5 – “Paint-out” at Boyle Park

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

7) Envelope 7 – Tom Hill Demonstration

8) Envelope 8 – “Paint-out” at Commercial National Bank

9) Envelope 9 – “Paint-out” 1987

10) Envelope 10 – Fred Conway, Juror of 2nd MWS exhibition

11) Envelope 11 – Ernestine Puryear

12) Envelope 12 – Pictures of various groups of members

13) Envelope 13 – Unidentified photos

14) Envelope 14 – Unidentified photos

15) Envelope 15 – Unidentified photos

16) Envelope 16 – Unidentified photos

17) Envelope 17 – Unidentified photos

18) Envelope 18 – Unidentified photos

19) Envelope 19 – Unidentified photos

20) Envelope 20 – Unidentified photos

21) Envelope 21 – Unidentified photos

22) Envelope 22 – Unidentified photos

23) Envelope 23 – Unidentified photos

24) Envelope 24 – Unidentified photos

25) Envelope 25 – Unidentified photos

26) Envelope 26 – Morris Shubin Workshop   1978

  • Envelope 27 – Elsie Freund
  • Envelope 28 – Alex Yaworski and a couple of his works
  • Envelope 29 – MSW Officers 1973-1974
  • Envelope 30 – Carol Riley’s work at an exhibition at 1st National Bank of Little Rock
  • Envelope 31 – Photo collages
  • Envelope 32 – Unidentified photos

 

File 3- Photographs

  • Envelope 1 – Doris Mapes in her studio and artwork
  • Envelope 2 – Sue Tucker painting in an unknown location
  • Envelope 3 – Unknown models
  • Envelope 4 – Unknown people drawing
  • Envelope 5 – Doris Mapes on the patio
  • Envelope 6 – View of Nebo
  • Envelope 7 – Florence George in front of a house
  • Envelope 8 – Alice Holeman
  • Envelope 9 – Gary Akers with painting
  • Envelope 10 – Ann Downs
  • Envelope 11 – Woolly Homestead placard
  • Envelope 12 – Unknown man doing demonstration
  • Envelope 13 – Beth Prospina
  • Envelope 14 – Beverly McLar (?)
  • Envelope 15 – Unknown man painting
  • Envelope 16 – Polly L (?)
  • Envelope 17 – Wendy B (?)
  • Envelope 18 – Unknown art demonstration
  • Envelope 19 – Gray Hawk
  • Envelope 20 – Unknown artwork from a show
  • Envelope 21 – Unknown art demonstration
  • Envelope 22 – Unknown outing
  • Envelope 23 – Unknown art demonstration
  • Envelope 24 – Christmas Party 1986
  • Envelope 25 – Unknown art demonstration
  • Envelope 26 – Wooden well
  • Envelope 27 – Unknown gathering
  • Envelope 28 – Unknown art demonstration
  • Envelope 29 – “The Next Two Generations” Art Exhibit featuring Andrew and Jamie Wyeth
  • Envelope 30 – Unknown art demonstration
  • Envelope 31 – Setup for unknown event
  • Envelope 32 – Unknown woman with hors d’oeuvres
  • Envelope 33 – Unknown women in furniture warehouse
  • Envelope 34 – Unknown people in darkened room
  • Envelope 35 – Unknown people at art demonstration
  • Envelope 36 – Unknown women in kitchen
  • Envelope 37 – Unknown people at an art demonstration
  • Envelope 38 – Unknown women doing art presentation
  • Envelope 39 – Unknown people in art
  • Envelope 40 – Outdoor art adventures
  • Envelope 41 – Unknown people in groups
  • Envelope 42 – Unknown artwork
  • Envelope 43 – Outdoor scenes
  • Envelope 44 – Unknown black and white photographs
  • Envelope 45 – Unknown group of people
  • Envelope 46 – Southern Watercolor Workshop
  • Envelope 47 – Unknown woman in front of house
  • Envelope 48 – Patti (?) sketching outside
  • Envelope 49 – M. Burgess sitting in a rocking chair in front of a fireplace
  • Envelope 50 – Amy Hill painting scenery in an unknown location
  • Envelope 51 – Pictures of artwork by Amy Hill
  • Envelope 52 – Amy Hill Demonstration

 

File 4 – Newspaper clippings  1970-1975

File 5 – Newspaper clippings  1980-1989 and undated

File 6 – Newspaper clippings   Jan. 1990-Jan. 1991

File 7- Memorabilia

File 8- Contemporary watercolor exhibit memorabilia

File 9- Gary Akers materials

File 10- “Wild Imaginings, Transformative Dreams and Perfect Calm”, Doris Mapes materials

File 11 – Slides of Art Works of Doris Mapes     2015, on CD

File 12 – Correspondence – 2002 and 2015 and Special Board Meeting – August 2012

File 13 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. – Newsletters “Views”     2005, 2008, 2009

File 14 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. – Newsletter “Views”     2010

File 15 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc.- Newsletter “Views”     2011

File 16 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. – Newsletter “Views”  2012

File 17 – Mid-Southern Watercolorist, Inc. – Newsletters “Views”   2013 and January, February, December  2014

File 18 – Newspapers  2004, 2014-2015

End of Box 6A

 

Box 6B

File 1 – Newspaper clippings   1980-1989 and undated

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

File 3- Memorabilia

File 4- Membership directory, 1990-1997

File 5- Annual Exhibition, 1991-1993

File 6- Scrapbook, 1993, 1994, 1995

File 7 – “Wild Imaginings, Transformative Dreams and Perfect Calm”, Doris Mapes materials

End Box 6B

 

Box 7

File 1 – Newsletter Views – 1990, 1991, 1992

File 2 – Newsletter Views – 1993-1994

File 3 – Newsletter Views – 1995-1996

File 4 – Newsletter Views – 1997, January to May, 1998

File 5 – Newsletter Views – 2005, 2006, 2007

File 6 – Newsletter Views – 2008, 2009

File 7 – Newsletter Views – 2010

File 8A – Newsletter Views – 2010-2011

File 8B – Newsletter Views – 2011

File 9 – Newsletter Views – 2012

File 10 – Newsletter Views – 2013, 2014

End of Box 7

 

Box 8

File 11 – Slides of Art Works of Doris Mapes     2015, on CD

File 12 – Correspondence – 2002 and 2015 and Special Board Meeting – August 2012

File 13 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. – Newsletters “Views”     2005, 2008, 2009

File 14 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. – Newsletter “Views”     2010

File 15 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc.- Newsletter “Views”     2011

File 16 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. – Newsletter “Views”  2012

File 17 – Mid-Southern Watercolorist, Inc. – Newsletters “Views”   2013 and January, February, December  2014

File 18 – Newspapers  2004, 2014-2015

End of Box 7

 

 

Box 8

 

File 1 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists Exhibition 2000-2003

File 2 – Meetings, etc. 2005-2006 and 2006-2007

File 3 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists and Regions Bank Corporate Partnership Proposal 2008

File 4 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists Exhibition, 2005 to 2009

File 5 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists Exhibitions, 2010-2013

File 6 – Meetings and Reports, 2011-2014

File 7 – Mid-Southern Watercolorists Exhibitions 2014-2016

File 8 – 2 quarterly Arkansas Arts Center “Works” magazines, 2014

File 9 – Slides of Art Works of Doris Mapes, on CD, 2015

File 10 – Correspondence – 2002, 2012-2013 and 2015

File 11 – Newspapers, 2002, 2004, 2006-2010, 2013-2014, 2015

End of Box 8

 

 

Box 9

 

File 1 – Membership directory, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006

File 2 – Membership directory, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010

File 3 – Membership directory, 2011-2012, 2012-2013

File 4 – Magazine, “Maumelle” vol. 9, issue 4 Jan.-Feb. 2015, article page 10 about artist David Cook

File 5 – Magazine “Watercolor artist” – Feb. 2015

Item 1 – Scrapbook, 2005-2006

Item 2 – Scrapbook, 2006-2007

End of Box 9

 

 

Box 10

 

Item 1 – Carousel slide tray – 1989 Exhibition

Item 2 – Carousel slide tray – 1990 Exhibition

Item 3 – Carousel slide tray – 1991 Exhibition

Item 4 – 1 plastic tray with 15 cassette tapes, various artists, 1988 and 1990

Item 5 – 2 promo tapes, MSW, undated

Item 6 – 2 educational tapes, MSW, undated

Item 7 – 2 MSW Exhibition 1988

Item 8 – 4 slides, MSW Petite Jean paint-out, 1988

Item 9 – 6 slides MSW, undated

End of Box 10

 

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