National Watercolor Society

2008 All Members Juried Exhibition

April 16 – May 3, 2008

The National Watercolor Society (NWS) brings before the public the best of watermedia painting, representing a wide range of directions and technique, from experimental to traditional. This year’s exhibit showcases 100 of the finest paintings, providing an exciting exhibit that showcases watercolor as a vital, enduring and expressive medium.

The goals of the National Watercolor Society are to encourage interest and excellence in watermedia paintings by providing quality exhibitions and to act as an educational channel. NWS sponsors programs to encourage and assist education in the arts through beneficial programs to artists and the public.

JUROR: Gerald D. Hannah received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chouinard Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from California State University at Northridge. He has won many awards including the First Place honor at the Watercolor West Exhibition. Gerald is a nationally respected demonstrator and juror, and he commented that “This is a must-see show with an abundance of beautiful painterly watercolors. It was a very difficult job to select only a limited number of paintings from such a talented group. I am positive that the public will appreciate the creative endeavors of the artists in subject, color, technique and the pure joy of painting.”

Below is just a sample of the paintings from the 2008 All Member Show, starting with the award winners. Click on any image for a higher resolution version.

Fealing Lin

Fealing Lin

“Prague at Dusk”
First Place – Dana Bartlett Award
Bill James

Bill James

“Chinese Festival”
Second Place – Bessie Ella Hazen Award
Kathleen Lanzoni

Kathleen Lanzoni

“Breath of Winter”
Third Place – Lee Blair Award
Barbara Yoerg

Barbara Yoerg

“Fish and Flotsam”
Barse Miller Award
Jean Gill

Jean Gill

“Yukon Gold”
Phil Dike Award
Mark E. Schuler

Mark E. Schuler

“Rough Morning”
Phil Paradise Award
Diane Schmidt

Diane Schmidt

“Hidden Agenda”
Ejnar Hansen Award
Pong Apinyavat

Pong Apinyavat

“The 101 North”
Sandra Baker-Hinton

Sandra Baker-Hinton

“Land Bridges”
Yachiyo Beck

Yachiyo Beck

“Pomegranates Deco III”
Estelle Beigel

Estelle Beigel

“Spring Bouquet”
Sterling Edwards

Sterling Edwards

“A Mission in Sedona”
Tom Fong

Tom Fong

“Desolation”
Judy Lyon

Judy Lyon

“Iron Steps”
Trish Mayberry

Trish Mayberry

“Geisha”
Mary Ann Osko

Mary Ann Osko

“Mid Sea”
Clare Pearson Zipperly

Clare Pearson Zipperly

“Cacti”
Karen Winters

Karen Winters

“The Fun Zone”