79th Annual National Exhibition
April 5, 2020 ~ May 30, 2020
Eastern Shore Art Center (ESAC)
401 Oak Street, Fairhope, AL 36532
Selection Juror: Chris Krupinski, AWS, NWS
Awards Judge: Laurin McCracken, AWS, NWS
Juror of Selection
Chris Krupinski’s art career has achieved a tremendous following on the national and international level as a brilliant watercolorist. Well credentialed, her paintings continually draw rave reviews for her fine art work, winning more than 100 national awards and honors. Chris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and earned Dolphin Fellow in 2015. She is also a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor Honor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society Master, and Allied Artists to name a few. She has been published in major watercolor publications and has been a featured artist in numerous leading national art magazines. Chris had a painting on the cover and a feature article in the October 2014 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Her work has been in international exhibitions in China, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. Her watercolors are hung in several corporate collections and are cherished additions to the finest of private collections. Visit chriskrupinski.com to view her paintings.
Laurin McCracken, AWS, NWS, is a graduate of Rice University with degrees in Art and Architecture and from Princeton University with a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning. He is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited in juried shows coast to coast, including the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, California Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Southern Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, the Allied Artist of America and the Shanghai Zhoujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition and The 2010 Beijing International Art Biennale.
Laurin McCracken has traveled around the world to see great art in the museums of the world, and always has a sketchbook handy. His artwork has been published in leading art magazines such as American Artist, Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Artist Magazine Drawing and International Artist. His work has also been included in the Books Splash 9, 10, 11, and 12, the Artist Touch #4 Strokes of Genius, the Best of Drawing #1 and #3 and A Celebration of Light. (WSA Members $425; Non-WSA Members $465). For workshop information contact: Jaceena Shepard (256 810 9240; email@example.com). To download brochure go to www.watercolorsocietyofal.org