The Best of the Best

Ninety-one watercolor paintings were chosen from the images entered by 850 artists for the 2018 National Watercolor Society (NWS) Annual International Exhibition. The works will be on display at the National Watercolor Society Gallery in San Pedro, California, through December 16, 2018. This year’s jurors of selection included Carla O’Connor, Linda Daly Baker, and Michael Schlicting. Over $40,000 in Purchase Awards, Cash and Merchandise Awards were presented for paintings selected by Awards Juror D. Scott Atkinson.

Here’s a look at a few of the watercolor paintings from the show.

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“Mario” by Julio Jorge
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“Autumn Light” by Kathleen Alexander
“Crash 2” by Ratindra Das
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“Gion Matsuri 5” by Debra Edgerton
“Air Stream” by David Giordan
“Tangle No. 4” by Xi Guo

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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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