Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society

March 4 – March 30

FSWS Aqueous Show

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Aqueous Show

Searle and Reid-Hodges Galleries

Opening Reception Thursday March 14, 5-7pm

FSWS NEW color logo

The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society was formed in 1983 and has more than 200 members, many of whom have achieved statewide and national recognition for their works; it serves members who live along the Florida Gulf coast.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2013

Juror’s Statement:

It was indeed both a pleasure and an honor to judge this exhibition. Many outstanding images did not get the nod, only because there was a limitation on the number of awards offered.

I was looking for diversity, not only in size, but in the treatment of the subject …along with an extra bounce of creativity… making the image memorable.

It was important to offer surprises, not only in treatment but also in the choice of presentation…the direct look and almost eye contact of the subject staring out at you, the startling white snow surrounding the folks on skis and the melting ice chilling the yet to be opened bottles for libation. And then the mysterious and suggested eyes of the turban wrapped woman. These images stay with you long after leaving the Art Center Manatee.

I feel the strong use of color and clarity of design makes this a show that reflects well on the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

You have an impressive exhibition and I thank you for asking me to be a part of award process.

All the best!

Taylor Ikin


Receiving – March 2
Pick Up – March 30

Download the Exhibition Schedule and Entry Requirements