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
|First Name||Last Name||Title|
|Ronda||Albright||Rose in Blue Vase|
|Belinda||Botzong||Crocosmia Biochrome Watercolor Impressions|
|Shannon||Cronin||Self (Merit Award)
|Shannon||Cronin||Change of Plans|
|Jane||deGruchy||Savannah Sun (Best in Show)
|Michael||Gouker||New Mexico River Stones|
|Steve||Griggs||Tuesday Morning in Crested Butte|
|Steve||Griggs||Time for a Ride (Merit Award)
|Richard||Hagerty||Dance of the Unicorn|
|Bro||Halff||Curve by the Ocean, Poipu, Kaua’i|
|Kathleen||Jamieson||Shooting Star Over Bioluninescent Sea|
|Kathleen||Jamieson||Color Imagination II|
|Jes||Reger Davis||Feelin’ Blue|
|Ray||Snouffer||A Burst of Light (Honorable Mention)
|Ray||Snouffer||A Hint of Autumn|
|Glenn||Tomlinson||Precious Little (Honorable Mention)
|Monica||Wilkins||In the Rough|
Please click through for the important information below regarding the shipping/delivery of accepted work.
The gallery address for shipping or hand-delivering work:
Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Contact information for the Berkeley Arts Council:
Phone 304-620-7277, Wed. – Fri. 11am – 5pm.
Artwork to be hand-delivered must arrive at the Berkeley Art Works during business hours on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday October 6, 7 or 8 from 11am to 5pm, or Saturday October 9 from 11am to 4pm. All artwork must have identifying information attached: Title, artist name, medium, price.
Pickup of Work at End of the Exhibit: Artists picking up their work at the conclusion of the show should do so on Saturday November 20, 2021 from 11:00am to closing time at 4:00pm.
Artwork to be shipped must arrive during the week of Monday October 4 through Friday October 8, 2021. Staff will be at the gallery to receive shipments between 11am and 5pm.
- Work must be shipped prepaid to the Berkeley Art Works in sturdy, reusable packing. (No styrofoam packing peanuts!)
- Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass.
- Accepted artwork must be ready for presentation. Two-dimensional works must be suitably framed. All entries to be hung must be equipped with wire for hanging (no saw tooth or single loop hangers, please).
- All artwork must have identifying information attached: Title, artist name, medium, price.
VERY IMPORTANT: The Berkeley Art Works does not receive U.S. Mail at the gallery address. Do not ship to the gallery address by U.S. Postal Service. Please use Federal Express (FedEx) or United Parcel Service (UPS). If you are unable to use FedEx or UPS to ship your work, please e-mail us for instructions.
- Please make your shipper (UPS/FedEx) aware that our hours for accepting deliveries are Monday – Friday, 11am to 5pm.
- Artists are responsible for tracking and verification of when your package arrives at the Berkeley Art Works.
- For return shipping, a pre-paid, printed shipping label must be included with your work – no exceptions! Hand-written labels are not acceptable. The Berkeley Arts Council does not pay for return shipping. Failure to provide a proper pre-paid shipping label could result in delays in returning your work, increased costs, and potential damage due to limited storage at the gallery.
Return of Shipped Work: The BAC will deliver shipped work to FedEx/UPS on Monday/Tuesday following the close of the show, on or about November 22-23.
Hand delivery or shipment of accepted works to the Berkeley Art Works: Monday October 4 – Friday October 8; Saturday October 9 for hand-delivery only.
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday October 13 through Saturday November 20, 2021.
Presentation of Awards: Virtual awards presentation to be announced.
Pick Up Work at End of Exhibit: Saturday November 20, 2021 between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
Return of Shipped Work: On or about Monday/Tuesday November 22-23, 2021.
General Guidelines and Terms for Accepted Work
The Berkeley Arts Council reserves the right to reject any work that is not consistent with the work presented in the digital entry image, or if the framing or presentation is not adequate.
No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.
Commission: The BAC will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Works may not be removed during the exhibition.
Insurance/Liability: By delivering or shipping your work, you agree that, although the BAC will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the entries in the gallery, the BAC is not responsible for loss of or damage to the artwork, and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired.
Publicity: The artist grants permission for the BAC to use submitted images of artwork for promotion and publicity. The BAC will promote the exhibit through its Web site, e-mail list, press releases and social media.
Thank you for your participation!