2019 Alabama Members’ Showcase
September 15, 2019 ~ November 8, 2019
JEMISON-CARNEGIE HERITAGE HALL MUSEUM (HHM)
200 South Street, East, Talladega, AL 35160
Selection Juror: David R. Smith, AWS, NWS
Awards Judge: Judi Betts, AWS, NWS
Juror of Selection
David R. Smith, AWS, NWS, has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States, and his work has been awarded at the state and national level. David has received Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and others. He enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting intermingling and textures effortlessly. https://dsmithfineart.com
Judi Betts, AWS, NWS of Baton Rouge, LA, a master of watercolor paintings, has attained an international reputation for her transparent paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions; i.e., The National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA.
Judi has received the Louisiana Governor’s Award for Professional Artist, the state’s most prestigious award, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America awarded her their “Master of Watercolor” designation. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORDINARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. The ARTIST’S MAGAZINE selected Judi to be a juror for their 2002 International Art Competition that drew over 15,000 entries.
Judi is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. She also holds memberships in both the National and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City; and is listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN ART. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections. email@example.com
Judi Betts, AWS, NWS, has been juror/judge for over 150 national/international and regional competitions. She has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi. (Members $360; Non-Members $400. For workshop information contact: Jaceena Shepard (256 810 9240; firstname.lastname@example.org).