Awash in Watercolor in Alabama

Seven wildly different watercolors show off the range of styles and genres that define the state of watermedia painting today.

Established in 1939 to promote and inspire watercolor artists, the Watercolor Society of Alabama celebrates its 77th Annual National Exhibition this year. Juried by watercolor painting heavy-hitters Carol Carter and Barbara Nechis, the show is on display through July 29, 2018, at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on the campus of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Enjoy this sneak peek of some of the top award-winners.

“Pears and Plums”
Chris Krupinski
Award Of Excellence
James Brantley
WSA Merit Award
“Two Boys And A Bike—Gothenburg, Sweden”
Iain Stewart
Patron Fine Art Award
Z. L. Feng
Patron Fine Art Award
“Ferry At Night”
Bruce Little
Patron Fine Art Award
“My Kinda Red Flags”
Sophie Repolt Rogers
Georgia Watercolor Society Award
“Hanging Out At The Half King”
Charles Rouse
Patron Fine Art Award

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Kelly Kane
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  1. Thanks for letting me know! In Italy with bad WiFi. Cheers to all the artists and to Carol and Barbara for their thoughtful consideration. A special thank you to all the board members and volunteers at WSA! Without them we wouldn’t have a show. is


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