Top-Grade Watercolors Spring Up in Albuquerque

With 236 paintings by 103 artists submitted to the New Mexico Watercolor Society Spring show, Juror Lynn McLain had his work cut out for him. If you’re lucky enough to be in New Mexico this month, you can see his picks in person at the Fine Arts Gallery at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, through May 27, 2018.

The rest of us can enjoy this sample of fine watercolor paintings from the show.

Best of Show: “The Flower” by Steve Rothert
1st Place: “Jemez Mountains” by Peter Krusko
2nd Place: by Susan Weeks
3rd Place: “Squall Over Hermit’s Peak” by Jane Fritz
Groves Award: “Thinking of You” by Patricia Rios
Artistry of Iron Award: “Entry to the Past” by Joyce Rapp
Teresa’s Framing Award: “Slalom Siren” by Barbara McGuire

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