NWWS Puts Their Best Work on Display

Soon Young Warren reminded entrants in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s (NWWS) 2019 annual membership exhibition that putting out their work to be judged “takes guts, and you did it. That’s what you should be proud of.”

First Place: “Still Point,” by Kate Aubrey

From those paintings that have been put forward, she awarded First place to Kate Aubrey for her watercolor painting, Still Point. “I saw her gaze and the eyes grabbed me so intensely, an emotion I could not walk away from,” said Warren. Aubrey, who watched the presentation from her home in Maryville, Tennessee, on Facebook live, commented, “You only dream of highly respected artists saying something like that about one of your paintings. Now it has happened and I’m almost in tears.”

Taking second place of $750 for Flamenco Whorl was Sandy Haight of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Third place of $500 went to Denise McFadden from Vancouver, Washington for Flap.

Second Place: “Flamenco Whorl” by Sandy Haight

These paintings plus more by 48 other artists from across the US and Canada can be viewed at Tsuga Fine Art & Framing in Bothell, Washington, until November 22, 2019.

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.

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