April 2023 News

Watercolor used to mean watercolor! Nowadays a number of watercolor societies are accepting other painting media - as long as it is water-based. Other surfaces, in addition to paper and yupo, are accepted in a number of exhibits, including masonite and canvas. It seems strange to us traditionalists, but it makes sense given the new media available to artists, and the fact is, many watercolor effects can be created using the other media!

My watercolor painting, “Falling Apart” has been juried into the annual Academic Artists Association Exhibit to be held in Vernon, CT May 21 – June 18, 2023. (Arts Center East,
709 Hartford Turnpike). Opening Reception will be on May 21, 1-4:00. This organization was started in 1949 in response to the developing trend in the art world away from representational work. Each year, the association sponsors an exhibit “representing the finest of realism in art.” This year, out of 130 artists, two entries each, only 74 pieces of artwork were chosen. For more information: https://academicartistsassociation.org/.

One of my paintings, “Shelved”, was juried into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s annual “National Watermedia Show”, to be held in Pawtucket RI, from May 13 (Opening 1-3:00) to June 23, 2023. Out of 214 submissions, only 71 paintings were accepted. For more information: https://rhodeislandwatercolorsociety.wildapricot.org/