A Celebration of Transparent Watercolor

Closed for months due to the coronavirus, the Kenosha Public Museum in Wisconsin reopened on July 6th, allowing visitors access to enjoy the Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s 44th Annual Exhibition through August 2.

Juror Kathleen Conover was able to view the paintings in person and select the pieces that would recieve $25,000 in cash awards.

Here’s a sample of the award-winning pieces. See the rest of the show here.

James McNeil Whistler Award of Merit:
Sylvia Aruffo
Santeria Fortune Teller
23.5″ x 16.5″
TWSA Directors Award:
Linda Baker, TWSA
All Aboard
22″ x 30″
Edgar A Whitney Memorial Award:
Thomas Bucci
Wet on Arrival
10.5″ x 14.5″
TWSA Skyledge Award:
Ken Call, Master
In A Daydream
22″ x 37″
Phil Austin Founders Award:
Cheng-Khee Chee, Distinguished Master
Deserted Farm, Boone NC
22″ x 30″
Madge Macfarlane Memorial Award:
Frederick Graff, Distinguished Master
Unlocked Memories
15″ x 21″
Zoltan Szabo Founders Award:
Ann Greene
Schooner at Dawn
13″ x 20″

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  1. Thank you, American Watercolor and Kelly Kane for highlighting the Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s Exhibition. We are thrilled to have it open live to the Public until August 2nd.


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