By Gabriel Stockton
Showcasing a rich diversity of watermedia styles from masters to up-and-comers, the 103rd National Watercolor Society (NWS) International Open Exhibition includes work from artists representing eight countries and 29 states.
“I would like to thank our three jurors, Thomas W. Schaller, Jean Pederson, and Ruth Armitage, for bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the judging process. Their professionalism, open-mindedness, and passion created a fair and inclusive selection process, and their commitment to objectivity ensured that each work of art was given a fair chance to shine,” said NWS President Stephanie Goldman. “We are extremely grateful to our Judge of Awards, Janine Gallizia, for her expertise and discerning eye. Janine has selected an impressive and diverse range of artistic styles and techniques with passion and verve.”
Together, the works on view demonstrate the versatility and beauty of watermedia, showcasing a wide range of styles, subjects, and approaches — from representational portraiture to traditional landscapes and abstractions, from delicate washes to bold applications of color and values.