Watercolor Society of Alabama

Promoting and Supporting Watermedia Since 1939

LEMONS, CRYSTAL AND ALSTROEMERIA, Peggy M. Brown


2016 Alabama Members Show Information

WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF ALABAMA
ALABAMA MEMBERS SHOWCASE 2016
ALABAMA STATE COUNCIL on the ARTS (ASCA)
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1800
334 242-4076; staff@arts.alabama.gov
September 11 through October 28, 2016

JUROR OF SELECTION

Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over 30 years.  Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received
numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society, and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society. Don is the author of the books, “Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor”, “Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor” and “Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist”. He has also created two DVD workshop sets that are based on what he teaches in a full week workshop: one on painting figures and one set painting landscapes, as well as his DVD, “Making Watercolor Glow” taken from his original video. He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor” and North Light’s new book, “Confident Color” and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist. donandrewsaws@yahoo.com.

AWARDS JUDGE

Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books. He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continue as hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to
the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum that has collected 14 of his paintings. His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows.. lianzhen@yahoo.com

WORKSHOP

WSA will sponsor a workshop by the Awards Judge, Lian Quan Zhen at

The Armory Learning Arts Center located at
1018 Madison Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104 (334 241 2787).

His paintings are featured in magazines such as
Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide. (Members – $350; Non-Members $380.) For workshop information contact: Lyn Gill: lyn.gill1@gmail.com 251-867-9573

CALENDAR

Jul 8- CD/E-Mail Entries Received by WSA (DEADLINE)
July 18 – Juror Selection Begins
Aug 3 – Notifications of Acceptance Posted on Web/Shipping Instructions Sent
Aug 23 – 26 – Shipped Work Due at Alabama State Council for the Arts (ASCA)
Aug 27 (Sat)- Hand Carried Work Due (10:00AM-2:00PM) – ASCA
Aug 27 (Sat)– Annual Member’s Meeting – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – ASCA
Sep 8-10 (Thur-Sat) Workshop with Lian Quan Zhen (9:00AM-4:00PM) – The Armory, Montgomery, AL
Sep 11 (Sun) – Award Ceremony and Opening Reception – (2:30PM-4: 30PM) – ASCA Gallery
Oct 29 (Sat)- Paintings to be picked up (The hanging committee must check out hand-carried paintings.)
Oct 31 – Paintings packaged to be shipped

Download Prospectus Below

2016 annual members show prospectus


WSA MEMBERS SHOWCASE – 2016 ENTRIES ACCEPTED

ALABAMA MEMBER SHOWCASE HAND DELIVERED PAINTINGS
August 27th, 2016
Hand Delivery times: 10 am – 2 pm

 ALLEN DEBORAH A. The Pursuit
ARONSON JUDY Oakley Mansion
BARBERO ANNE Rooster Burke
BARNES SHERMAN Mando #7
BROWN HANNAH Remembrance
BROWN PEGGY M. Cool Quartet
CARLISLE SONDRA C. Days Gone By
COSTILOW WALT Blue Hercules
COURBRON TOSKA M. Pulling For The Parade
COVELL HEIKE Near Fagan Springs
DAVIDSON J. DAVID Good Medicine
DAVIS  MICHAEL Gulf Bound
DILAURA JOAN Trail Mix
Heading Home
DYER MARTINA View of Fraumuenster
GALESE FLORENE Red Radishes
Under The Tuscan Cloud
GILL LYN Outstanding In Their Field
Hellloooo!
GIPSON KAREN Lichen Little River Canyon
GOLDMAN CORKY Colors of Spring
HASSON JACK H. Resurrection
HORNE SHEILA Branching Out
JACKSON GEORGE R. Lucky Dogs
JOHNSON TORA Pomegranates
JONES CHUCK Canton Barn
Along Roupes Creek
MATHEWS MELINDA Are We Related
The Picture Books
MCDAVID CHARLOTTE Covered Bridge
MCWHORTER KAY Together Again
MEEK ROBERT D. Tree Trunk
MICHAEL LARRY Mesmerizing Iceland
MORRIS WILLIAM C. “High Stepping” Purple Gallinule
NELSON MARSHA The Boys At Big Trees
Lauren and Clancy
PARSONS CYNTHIA The Piano Tuner
PRIOR BARBARA Blowin In The Wind
RETTIG BARBARA Anticipation
ROGERS SOPHIE REPOLT Morning Mist
La Croix de Guerre
ROSS FRANCES In God We Trust
SHEPARD JACEENA Salzburg Fortress
SHEPHERD DIANE The Hat Maker
SPRINGER RITA G. Jipur
TAYLOR STEVE Mulligan’s Farm
Homstead (Mulligan House)
TILLY PEGGY G. Azalea Burst
Ledges
TUCKER SHIRLEY Brrr!
WANG CAROLINE Opera House In The Sunset
WHIGHAM TONYA Late Dinner
WILSON ISABELLE Bon Appetit
WOLFE VIRGINIA Splendor In The Grass
Decisions, Decisions

 

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WSA WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP SPONTANEOUS WATERCOLOR by Lian Quan Zhen

SPONTANEOUS WATERCOLOR

BY
LIAN QUAN ZHEN
SEP 8-10, 2016

Workshop held  at

The Armory Learning Arts Center

1018 Madison Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104

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   Mr. Zhen will do 3 days of Spontaneous Watercolor where he integrates the Eastern and Western art to create his style and methods. Lian teaches in short segments, allowing participants time to paint in between his demonstrations. He will show you step-by-step how to complete your paintings. We usually complete a couple of paintings during the workshop. Lian is the master of negative painting and a great teacher. Between demonstrations he assists individual students at their own tables.  Lian will teach his approach on design, composition and color with clear, practical easy-to-follow demonstrations and instruction.  Your skills will continue to develop with Lian’s one-of-a-kind color pouring, blowing, and blending method. Participate in helpful critiques as he takes you step by step through this inspiring spontaneous watercolor workshop.

Artist Bio:

Lian started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued his art as a hobby while he practiced medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum that has collected 14 of his paintings.

His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, Arizona and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. lianzhen@yahoo.com

Workshop Information:

hours: 9:30am – 4:00 pm with 1 hr. lunch

Registration Deadline: Sep 1, 2016

A $200.00 registration fee is   required to hold a reservation; the remainder of the Workshop fee is due no later than Sep 8, 2016.

Fee: $350 – WSA Members   $380 – Non-WSA Members

Motel Reservations-  Embassy Suites – 334 269 5055   Renaissance Hotel – 334 481 5000  Homewood Garden Inn –334 272 3010

 Questions may be directed to:   Lyn Gill, 404 Wilson St. Brewton, AL   Lyn.gill1@gmail.com, 251 363 2233

Download the Workshop Information and registration form by downloading it by Clicking Here on Zhen Workshop Brochure 2016! It will open in another window.

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75th National Exhibition Gallery

Here are the paintings that have been selected to be in the 75th National Exhibition that will be on displayed from May 15th – July 15th 2016 at the Alabama Center for the Arts located at 133 2nd Ave. NE, Decatur Al 35601.

Peggy Milburn Brown, Sidewalk, Award: Paton Fine Art Award Awarded by Alabama Art Supply, Chroma Inc. USA, Savoir-Faire/Fabriano


WSA 75th National Exhibition Award Winners

ARTIST NAME, STATE

WINNING PAINTING TITLE

AWARD NAME
Athanas, Denise, SC Krystallos SIGNATURE MEMBERS AWARD
Bailey, Bill, TN Eating Out AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Brown, Peggy Milburn, AL Sidewalk Sale PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by  Alabama Art Supply Chroma, Inc USA Savoir-Faire/Fabriano
Butler, Kathy, GA Boy’s Work PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by M. Graham Watercolors
Collins, Amy, AL Edna PATRON FINE ART AWARD     Awarded by  Blick Art Materials
Diederich, Ellen Jean, ND Southern History MERIT AWARD
Feng, Z.L., VA Morning Creek SOUTHERN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AWARD
Frye, Carol, FL Cat’s Cradle MERIT AWARD
Goldman, Corky, AL Mountain Morning PATRON FINE ART AWARD  Awarded by Richeson School of ArtAmerican Frame Co
Guy, Deborah, AL Waterlilies JURIED MEMBERS AWARD
James, John E., TX Wrecking Ball SIGNATURE MEMBERS AWARD
Johnson, Tora, AL Hurry, Hurry PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by Forstall Art Center
Jolliff, Ardythe, MD Stars, Shells, and Shadows TALLAHASSEE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AWARD
Krupinski, Chris, WV Pomegranates and Grapes BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ AWARD
Mathews, Melinda M., AL The Seduction of Knowledge SIGNATURE MEMBERS AWARD
McWhorter, K. M., AL Hibiscus and Poppies PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by Richeson School of Art Golden Artist Colors
Morris, William C., AL Tom & Jake DECATUR ART GUILD AWARD
Morrison, Arlene, GA Cruising GEORGIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AWARD
Nelson, Marsha, AL Zara in Sweden PATRON FINE ART AWARD          Awarded by Forstall Art Center
Rettig, Barbara, AL Intermission PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by Miles A. Callahan Memorial
Schilling, Lynn, SC Dressed to the Nines PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by Winsor & Newton Creative Catalyst Production
Scott, Elizabeth Lewis, AL Samson PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by Daler Rowney USA J. Michael Monroe
Segrest, Jane Gillis, FL Capricious LOUISIANA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AWARD
Spann, Susanna, FL Dianna in Wonderland PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Staub, Carol, FL Urban Reflection MERIT AWARD
Stewart, Iain, AL The Gothic Quarter No.1     Barcelona PATRON FINE ART AWARD Awarded by Richeson School of Art Creative Catalyst Production
Tucker, Shirley J., AL Pensive JURIED MEMBERS AWARD
Yasuoka, Keiko, TX Beyond the Canals TEXAS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AWARD

 

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