On Display: Apr 12-May 13
The 45th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society (SWS) is a must-see show. Selections (108) were made from a field of approximately 200 watercolor paintings representing artists from 19 southern states. The artists and their work present a compelling story of life, from portraits to street scenes and landscapes to abstracts.
Ken Call, the juror, has achieved signature status with AWS, NWS, MTWS, MOWS, IWS and has won numerous awards including 30 National and International Best in Shows, and his work has been featured in Watercolor Artist, American Artist Watercolor and most recently, the March issue of The Art of Watercolour.
Founded in 1975, the Southern Watercolor Society, a nonprofit corporation, formed to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important creative and permanent painting medium. They are dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards.
The 45st Annual Juried Exhibition will be on display in all three galleries of ArtCenter Manatee from April 12th through May 13th, a fitting venue for a beautiful show. The Opening Reception will be Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-7:00pm. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit is sponsored by Bradenton Arts and Culture.
|SWS Cash Awards|
|Best of Show||$2,000||Soon Warren|
|Georg Shook||$500||Anne Abgott|
|Watercolor of Alabama||$250||Michael Holter|
|Georgia Watercolor||$250||Don Whitson|
|Potomac Valley WC||$250||Matthew Bird|
|Virginia Watercolor||$250||Z. Feng|
|SWS Merchandise Awards|
|Golden Colors||$250||Beverly Yankwitt|
|Jack Richeson & Co #1||$150||Rebecca Mentz|
|Jack Richeson & Co #2||$150||Teresa Kirk|
|Jack Richeson & Co #3||$150||Alicia Farris|
|Holbein #1||$123||Kathy Simon-McDonald|
|Holbein #2||$100||Tracy Hebert|
|PH Martins #1||$100||Gwen Kodad|
|PH Martins #2||$100||Stacy Lund Levy|
|PH Martins #3||$100||Connie Tucker|
|PH Martins #4||$100||David Allen|
|PH Martins #5||$100||Sherry Allen|
|PH Martins #6||$90||David Hoque|
|PH Martins #7||$90||Lori Pitten Jenkins|
|PH Martins #8||$90||Susan Stuller|
|PH Martins #9||$90||Larry Hughes|
|Creative Catalyst||$70||Janine Helton|