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|
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