Watercolor Society of Alabama

Promoting and Supporting Watermedia Since 1939

75th National Annual Exhibition (2016)

75th National Annual Exhibition
May 15 – July 15, 2016 Alabama Center for the Arts
133 2nd Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601 256 260 4293, Alabamacenterforthearts.org 260-42

JUROR OF SELECTION: The 75th Exhibition Selection Juror, Marilyn Hughey Phillis, AWS, NWS, whose background is in both art and science states: “Every painting is an adventure in the search for truth and beauty through the use of color, form and light. I am always looking beyond the surface to the depiction of the human response to nature. It is not just what the eye sees, but what the soul senses, that I find important, and the statement I want to communicate in my work.” Known for her expressive water media a painting ranging from representational to cosmic abstraction, Marilyn has served as juror for many major national and regional juried exhibitions. Marilyn is widely known for her inspiring lectures, creative water media, collage, and healing arts workshops. Marilyn, an Ohio native, currently living in Wheeling, West Virginia, may be contacted for workshop or jurying information at 72 Stamm Circle, Wheeling, WV, 26003; 304 242 6831; mhphillis@aol.com.
AWARDS JUDGE: Janet Rogers, AWS, FWS, SCWS, originally from Philadelphia, PA, lives in Ormond Beach, FL with watercolorist Steve Rogers. Janet has won numerous awards from exhibiting her watercolors including Disney’s Festival of the Masters, Under the Oaks, and the Florida Watercolor Society, of which she is a Signature Member, and also a Member with Excellence of the South Carolina Watercolor Society. Janet is well known for her sensitive portraits of women and children as well as her expressive floral paintings. She has gained much popularity as an instructor for many watercolor workshops in the United States and Europe. Watercolor demonstrations are part of her busy schedule, including Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and workshops throughout the United States. Janet’s work is in Maine and Florida, and can also be found in the book “The One Hour Watercolorist” by Patrick Seslar, and published by North Light, as well as her three new DVDs. Janet may be contacted for workshops or jurying information at 2049 John Anderson Dr. Ormond Beach, FL 32176; 386 441 4930 or 386 451 8441; janet@watercolorsbyrogers.com; http://www.watercolorsbyrogers.com.
WORKSHOP: Janet Rogers states “I love the qualities of watercolor – its fluid nature. To me, the interaction of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling and expression. I love to watch the painting develop and to discover new color and composition. As a teacher, I would like to enable students to find their connections with watercolor in a new and expressive way.” Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this dynamic workshop – progressing to the figure. Through a series of “fun” painting exercises, artists will develop a more loose and natural approach – enjoying the process of discovering new colors, leaving whites, avoiding mud, while interpreting flowers and figures in this exciting workshop Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach throughout the workshop and work individually with each student, as well as class instruction. “Show and Tell” sessions will be included so that students can see their progression as well as their fellow students. Workshop Fee: Members: $350 Non-Members: $380.) For information contact: Jaceena Shepard at jaeshep@aol.com.

Feb 27 – CD/E-Mail Entries Deadline (Received by WSA)
Mar 12 – Juror Selection Begins
Apr 2 – Notifications of Acceptance Posted on Web/Shipping Instructions Sent May 2 – May 5 – Shipped Work Due at Alabama Center for the Arts
May 7 – Hand Carried Work Due (10:00AM-2:00PM)
May 12 – 14 Workshop with Janet Rogers (9:30M-4:00PM Thurs and Fri; 9:30-3:30PM Sat)
May 15 – Award Ceremony and Opening Reception – (1:00PM-4:00PM)
Jul 15 – Exhibition Closes
Jul 16 – Hand Carried Paintings to be picked up (10:00AM-2:00PM)
Jul 18 – Paintings packaged to be shipped

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