A Celebration of Watermedia

The 2020 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors will be on display through September 27 at View Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, New York.

Each year View holds the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache and ink. Serving as this year’s jurors were Marnie Becker (Juror of Selection) and Robert J. O’Brien (Juror of Awards).

2020 Award Winners

The Beechmont First in Memory of Mathias J. DeVito $2,500
Donor: Rosetta DeVito and Ann & Charlie Walker, Baltimore, MD and Old Forge, NY
Three Magnolias and Silver
Laurin McCracken, AWS, NWS, TWSA-MA, WHS


The Ruth G. Rosenau Memorial Award $1,000
Donor: Lorraine Alexander, Rydal, PA and Old Forge, NY


The Morrison Family Memorial Award $1,000
Donor: R.P. Morrison Family, Vero Beach, FL and Old Forge, NY
Rough Neighborhood
Dean Mitchell, AWS, NWS, TWSA


The Judith and A. Richard Cohen Abstraction Award $500
Donor: Miriam Davis Kashiwa Fund
Dream Fragments
Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, AWS, AWS-df, NWS, WHS


The Garnet Award in Memory of Howard Slater $500
Donor: The Slater Family, Old Forge, NY
Winter Tree


Three Smart Sisters Award for Soft Edged Expressionism $500
Donor: Krisjann & John VanOpdorp, Winchester, MA, Charlene A. Davis, Oswego, NY and Jane D. VanOpdorp, Oswego, NY
Corner Market
Susan Weintraub, AWS-df, WHS


Realism in Nature Award $500
Donor: John B. Nolan, Brecksville, OH, and Arnold T. Drooz
Change Up
Catherine P. O’Neill, AWS, NWS, TWSA-MA


The Burstein Family Award (in Memory of Dorothea and Albert Gordon and Alan Burstein) $500
Donor: Mrs. Alan Burstein, Fayetteville, NY and Old Forge NY
From the Top
Chris Krupinski, AWS-df, NWS, TWSA-MA, WHS


The H. Samuel Slater Memorial Award for Landscape, Realistic or Imaginative $500
Donor: Hilary & Peter Crist, Stockton, NJ and Jennifer & Jeffrey Posner, Scottsdale, AZ
From Above and Below
Alonzo Clarke


The Arthur E. Baker, Jr. and Barbara S. Baker Memorial Award $500
Donor: The Baker Family, Santa Fe, NM, Manlius, NY, and Old Forge, NY
Randy Globus, CLWAC, NAWA

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