March 16, 2021

December 19,2020 through April 11,2021

July 2021 TBA

August 14-15, 2021

August 16 through

October 3, 2021

​​Western Ohio Watercolor Society



Example of watercolor background pour from Marcella Roe

September 15. 2020

Virtual demo posted on the WOWS FB page

Sharon Stolenberger

Sharon graduated from the School of the Dayton Art Institute and began her career in art at Gibson Greeting Card company where she was an illustrator, then art director.  She left the company years ago to do the outdoor art festivals full time.  Sharon also teaches and hosts workshops, and was an adjunct with Sinclair Community College.

Her sensitive watercolors exemplify a passion for both the subject and medium.  She loves the spontaneity of watercolor and prefers the loose, wet-in-wet technique for expressing the essence of her wildlife subjects.
Sharon has begun experimenting with collage, image transfers, combined with acrylic, water-color and drawing to explore new ways of interpreting nature themes. Her paintings are the result of field study, life drawings and photography necessary for reference and inspiration.  She has traveled to Peru, Africa, Nepal and India.
Sharon is a Volunteer Educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

                                                             SELECT PUBLICATIONS

The Creative Artist, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Drawing and Painting from Nature, by Cathy Johnson, Design Press; The Best of Wildlife Painting II, North Light Books; The New Creative Artist, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; Confident Color, by Nita Leland, North Light Books; New Creative Collage Techniques, by Nita Leland, North Light Books.

                                                  SELECTED EXHIBITS AND AWARDS

Honorable Mention, Acrylic Painting Magazine, Artists’ Network, competition, upcoming issue.
Ohio Watercolor Society, Silver Medal Award (four times), Awards of Excellence, Awards of Distinction.
Middletown Art Center Regional Exhibitions, Best of Show, First Place, President’s Award.
Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions and Travel Shows
National Geographic Society Explorers Gallery, Washington, DC
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC
National Zoo Wildlife Show
Pacific Rim Wildlife Show

Sharon currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Watercolor Society.

March demo artist is Donna Pierce Clark and she will present “Achieving Watercolor Freedom!” With part one as a review of the beauty and qualities of transparent pigments. Part two of the demo will present the freedom of adding the funky qualities of opaque and granulating pigments.

Donna Pierce Clark biography: Upon graduation from Wright State University, Donna began teaching Secondary Art at Fairlawn High School, in Sidney, Ohio. Personal growth as an artist, led her to watercolor, & oil painting workshops under many internationally known artists. Much like the wet-into-wet watercolor technique, she also paints Alla Prima oils. A member of, Donna paints and posts on this website, daily small works, updates her own website, and sends out her weekly blog and Newsletter. As well as painting professionally, teaching watercolors and oils, at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, in Troy, Ohio.; she also teaches private students in her home studio and online. Her website is extensive:

A video of the demo will be posted on the WOWS FaceBook page for you to view

WOWS Juried Show at Springfield Art Museum


Drop off at Troy-Haynor Art Center

Show at Troy-Haynor Art Center