Friday, March 21, 2014

Watercolor society of Alabama 73rd Annual Exhibit at the Carnegie

Carnegie Visual Arts Center presents the Watercolor Society of Alabama 73rd National Exhibit on display until April 19, 2014. The show, juried by Mr. Jeffery Bass of Pensacola, Forida, features 75 paintings by artists from across the USA.
Mr. Bass will also judge the paintings, awarding approximately $10,000 in prize money and patron merchandise awards. Mr. Bass is nationally known as a watercolorist, juror, educator, and author.  He completes historical subject paintings and fine art portraits for private collections and museums.  His work is represented in the Smithsonian, the Central Intelligence Agency, the International Spy Museum, the National Aviation Museum and the National WWI Museum, to name a few.  He has painted luminaries including President George H. W. Bush, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Secretary of State George Schultz.  
The WSA’s yearly exhibitions represent excellence in the field of watercolor painting and generous prizes attract the best watercolor painters in the county to compete. Many paintings will be available for purchase and artists are availble for commission pieces as well.
The Watercolor Society of Alabama Annual National Exhibit has grown to be a respected and prestigious art exhibitions in the United States.  The WSA is non-profit national organization with a current membership of over 300 of whom 145 are Alabama residents.  William C. Morris, of Mobile, Alabama currently serves as President, Chairman of the Board, and leads the Society.

Watercolor Society of Alabama Awards
Award of Excellence
Chris Krupinski for Peaches and Queen Anne Cherries 
WSA Board of Directors’ Award
Dean Mitchell, Jammin in the Quarter 
Signature Member Award #2
Keiko Yasuoka, Fresh Winter Coat  
Signature Member Award #3
E. Jane Stoddard, Waiting for Action 
Signature Member Award #1
Marion Hylton, Ruins of Fort Union 
Juried Member Award #1
Toska Courbron, Parade Moment 
Juried Member Award #2
Vicki Monette, Rockers II 
WSA Merit Award #1
Iain Stewart, To the Brooklyn Bridge 
WSA Merit Award #2
Bill Bailey, Waiting for Spring 
WSA Merit Award #3
William H. McKeown, Apalachicola Relics 
Art Society Awards
Tallahassee Watercolor Society
Patricia Eldridge, Apple Gathering 
Georgia Watercolor Society
Kay Stern, Lon Reflecting on a Long Day
Decatur Art Guild
Johanna Littleton, Creation Renewed 
Southern Watercolor Society
Susan Stuller, Lady in Pink 
Patron Fine Art Awards
Salis International, Winsor Newton, Jack Richeson & Co.
Z. L. Feng, Red Brush
Graham and Company
William C. Morris, Back Side of a Rough Ride
Salis International, Jack Richeson & Co., Creative Catalyst
Gwendolyn Bragg, The Old Cloister
Canson Excellence in Arts Award
Al Beyer, Untitled
Chroma, Inc.., Golden Artist Colors, Daler-Rowney
Lyn Gill, Glamour Girl
Dick Blick Materials, J. Michael Monroe
Judith Fields, Connections #3: Flying High

Regular museum hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM and Saturday, 10 AM - 2 PM.
The Carnegie is located at 207 Church Street, NE, Decatur, Alabama.

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