To view a short video presentation of the 21 accepted works, click on the image below. The video will introduce you to the work in the exhibit but it is not a substitute for the experience of seeing the work in-person if you can make it into the gallery.
(Turn your sound on to hear the music. Please Note: The video is a large file. Unless your mobile device is on an unlimited data plan, you should use a Wi-Fi network connection to avoid excessive data use charges on your cellular account. )
The juror’s selections are in for the Watercolor Expressions national juried exhibit and we are pleased to announce the accepted artists. There were a total of 63 works submitted by 26 artists in 9 states. The juror, Lynn Ferris, selected 32 works by 23 artists.
“Watercolor Expressions” 2021
While judging this show I was inspired by the creative energy, the many points of view, creative techniques, and insightful observations of the artists. There were more award worthy paintings than awards, making my decisions exciting but also difficult.
As a judge, the first thing I look for is a painting that is compelling; one that draws me in. It may be a powerful design, a quiet voice, or sheer observation of beauty. Sometimes it’s a sense of place, an emotion, or a unique vision. Sometimes it’s an intriguing narrative. In other words, a strong painting has a point of view. Technical accomplishment is important, but it’s not the sole goal. It provides the language to tell the story, but it is not the story.
Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you for having me as your judge.
Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA
The exhibit will be open beginning Wednesday, October 13 through Saturday, November 20. Awards will be announced and a virtual awards presentation will be scheduled while the exhibit is in the gallery. You will be notified when the date is set, and a Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event.
Watercolor Expressions Accepted Artists
Rose in Blue Vase
Crocosmia Biochrome Watercolor Impressions
Self (Merit Award)
Change of Plans
Savannah Sun (Best in Show)
New Mexico River Stones
Tuesday Morning in Crested Butte
Time for a Ride (Merit Award)
Dance of the Unicorn
Curve by the Ocean, Poipu, Kaua’i
Shooting Star Over Bioluninescent Sea
Color Imagination II
A Burst of Light (Honorable Mention)
A Hint of Autumn
Precious Little (Honorable Mention)
In the Rough
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