Category Archives: Exhibition / Jury

The California Art Club and American Watercolor Society

I’m pleased to announce that my work will be part of two major shows this spring!

Last Light on Middle Cathedral will be part of the 150th Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society in New York City, April 3–22, at the Salmagundi Club, 5th Avenue, in Manhattan, New York. The paintings That’s My Luggage! and Moods of Stavanger were juried into the 106th Annual Exhibition of the California Art Club, April 9–30 at the Autry Museum of the West in Los Angeles, California.

If you’re in the area, please stop by and have a look-see! Thanks so much!

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National Watercolor Society Invitational Plein Air Painting Exhibition

http://themuck.org/programing/2016/2/4/national-watercolor-society-invitational-plein-air-painting-exhibition

I am happy to be part of this exhibition which features some well known painters from around the country and Europe! If you find yourself in the area, please stop by and say hello!
I will have six paintings on display, the exhibition runs from February 4 to April 3

http://fallbrookartcenter.org/exhibition/world-watercolor-2016

I was also juried into this year’s exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center. Fallbrook is close to San Diego, CA.

World of Watercolor – 2016
7th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition
Presented In:
The Janice Griffiths Gallery
Feb 7, 2016 to Mar 20, 2016

Upcoming exhibitions

 

Just a quick post about some exhibitions and events I will be part of this spring:

April 13-17, Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA
April 24-26 The San Dimas Art Festival  in San Dimas, CA
May 22-24 The Paso Robles Art Festival in Paso Robles, CA

Please consider visiting if you’re in the area and see some of my work in real life!

 

The 147th Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society in New York City

Last week I was fortunate enough to be voted into signature status with this, the most prestigious watercolor society in this country. Not only that, my painting, After the Ride, won the High Winds Medal award and also had a red dot on it when I walked into the exhibition! Life is good.

I have made many new friends during this trip and I also painted outside a bit. Below are some impressions in no particular order:

Watermedia show ‘Creative Independence’

On July first, I was invited to jury the watermedia show called ‘Creative Independence’ at the prestigious San Diego Watercolor Society. The show runs from July 3 to 27, 2013 at their headquarters in San Diego, California.
If you have a chance I would urge you to check it out! SDWC is a big society and has a lot of incredibly talented watermedia artists!

Being a juror is a big honor and I don’t take it lightly! It is never easy to select certain paintings to go in and reject others. As artists, we don’t take rejections well because there’s so much of our personality that goes into our work, so when a juror doesn’t pick our work, well…let’s just say it doesn’t feel good. Jurors can usually only select around 90 paintings for any given exhibition. If there are 250 or more entries, we have no choice but to eliminate a big number of works. I tried my best to be fair, but it is of course, not possible!

This is what i look for when jurying: Technical skill and knowledge of perspective, anatomy, a strong composition and/or pattern and design. Also, an understanding of values, light and atmosphere.  (depending on the genre and subject matter, of course) In addition, the work should display a consistency (esp. if someone submits more than one painting) and assured individual style. Paintings also have to communicate with the viewer on some level and convey a mood or an expression!

My sincere congratulations to all the award winners! I hope I selected a balanced show and my thanks goes to Nell Bartlett and her wonderful team at the SDWC for making this job easy for me!