Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.
On display through August 26, 2018, at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri, the 57th exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and US territories and judged for a variety of prizes, totally approximately $20,000 in cash awards. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.
I was honored to serve as juror for this year’s event, and one thing you’ll notice right away about the show if you see it in person is the size of the work. For a watercolor show, the work is large — in some cases, unexpectedly, but delightfully and irresistibly, so.
Here are my picks for this year’s other top awards.
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