Watercolor Society of Alabama

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WSA 2016 Alabama Members Showcase

 Watercolor Society of Alabama 2016 Alabama Members’ Showcase

September 1 – October 27, 2016

The Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists gallery is located on the first floor of the RSA Tower in downtown Montgomery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Selected Artist:

WSA 2016 Alabama Members Showcase Award Winners

Award of Excellence “Heading Home” Joan DiLaura
Board of Directors “High Stepping”

Purple Gallinule

William C Morris
Merit Award “Colors of Spring” Corky Goldman
Certificate of Recognition “Blue Hercules” Walt Costilow
Certificate of Recognition “”Remembrance” Hannah Brown
Certificate of Recognition “Mulligan’s Farm” Steve Taylor
Certificate of Recognition “Lauren and Clancy” Marsha Nelson
Certificate of Recognition “Cool Quartet” Peggy M Brown

2016 Alabama Members Show Information

201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1800
334 242-4076; staff@arts.alabama.gov
September 11 through October 28, 2016


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.


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


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


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