Museum-Quality Watercolors

A national, annual juried exhibition, Watercolor USA is open to watermedia artists from all 50 states and US territories and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by Springfield Art Museum.

This year’s exhibition was judged by Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Approximately $20,000 in cash awards were presented, including the top awards for $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards were generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

“Still Life with Silver” by Laurin McCracken of Fort Worth, TX won the Kenneth M. Shuck Memorial $3,000 Cash Award
“A Distant Melody” by Steve Cavallo of Jacksonville, NC won the Greg G. Thielen Memorial $2,000 Cash Award
“Cutting the Mustard” by Alisa Shea of Northport, NY won the Bill Armstrong Memorial $1,500 Cash Award

Exhibit History
Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this event aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium.

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  1. Thanks for these weekly American Watercolor editiond. I think they’re the greatest.I’ve been painting for40 years and find these artist explanations very helpful and inspiring.


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