No Ticket Required

The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) has announced its annual membership exhibition, “Waterworks Unlimited.” No ticket is required for the online show to see “some of the finest watermedia artwork I’ve had the honor of judging,” says juror Liana Bennett. The exhibition runs online only through June 30, 2021.

“The exhibition contains a tremendous representation of a broad range of styles,” comments Mike Thoreson, exhibition chair. “We had 422 entries from 16 states including Washington DC and international entrants from Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Canada. How Liana was able to narrow the selection to 70 paintings is a wonder.”

watercolor painting of trucks
1st Place, “Saw on I-5” by Bill Hook. Mixed Watermedia 10.5 x 10.5
watercolor painting of market
2nd Place, “Shopping Santo Domingo” by Charles Rouse. Watercolor 21 x 29
watercolor figure painting
3rd Place, “Viento de Dios” by David Amsellem. Watercolor 14 x 19
watercolor floral painting
Harriet Q. Johnson Cash Award, “Dancing Together” by Xi Guo. Watercolor 30 x 20
watercolor painting urban landscape figures
Barbara Pitts Watercolor Cash Award, “Cobblestones” by Carol Loeb. Acrylic 60 x 40
watercolor painting of figure and statue
Daniel Smith Patron Award, “A Quick Break” by Voon Wong. Watercolor 24 x 18
watercolor figure painting
Juror’s Commendation Cash Award, “Lunchtime!” by Celene Ryan. Watercolor 14.5 x 12

About NWWS:
The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) was founded in 1939 in Seattle, Washington when a group of eight artists came together to form an organization dedicated to the celebration of watercolor. With a goal to inspire both a lasting interest in the art of watercolor painting and an appreciation for watercolor as an artful, imaginative medium, the history of NWWS began. From these modest beginnings, NWWS has grown into the internationally recognized, historically rich organization of today with a membership over nine hundred Signature, Lifetime and Associate Members across the USA, Canada, and internationally.

The NWWS has remained firmly rooted in its history, devoted to the philosophy of the Mission Statement of its Founders: To promote and elevate the art of watercolor and watermedia as a medium and to encourage the growth and creativity of its artist members.

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  1. Had I juried this show, #3 would have been #1. Styling and block placement is a study in how-to. But every painting is wonderful in its own way.

    So happy to be getting your magazine tips again. I have been ill for many years and feeling better now so Learning is exciting again.


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