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WAS-H 35th International Exhibition
March 13 - April 20, 2012
Watercolor Art Society-Houston presents the WAS-H 35th International Exhibition, on view March 13 through April 20. Opening Reception and Presentation of Awards Friday, March 16, 2012, 6-8 pm.
More than 100 paintings representing artists from across the globe will be on display during WAS-H’s 35th International Exhibition. The annual juried exhibition is a highlight of Watercolor Art Society - Houston (WAS-H), in the center of Houston’s fabled art district.
This competitive exhibition has been acclaimed for its breadth and diversity in displaying the current work in water-based media created across the globe. International artists from all over the world including Canada, Mexico, Spain, India, Singapore, Malaysia and China, and artists form over twenty states including Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington and Texas have submitted their paintings.
This year’s outstanding juror is nationally recognized watercolor artist Judi Betts, NWS AWS. Betts is a respected painter, author, instructor and juror with an international reputation. Her work is included in the collections of the Springfield (MO) Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art and the permanent collections of the states of Arkansas and Louisiana. Her paintings are featured in numerous art books and periodicals.
About the Images (above and below):
These are winners from last year. They show the breadth of the exhibition -- some realism, some abstract, some primitive, some traditional, some elaborately stylized.... The range of the artwork is very broad with all kinds of techniques and visions......
Keiko is Japanese and she lives in Katy, Texas. She won the FIRST PLACE AWARD and the title of the work is Coffee House. (pictured above)
Kris Preslan – Cars I’ll never own. Ms. Preslan is from Lake Oswego, Oregon and won a MERIT AWARD.
Prafull B Sawant – Silver Street is from Vanvaibhav in Maharashtra, India and he won the SECOND PLACE AWARD with the view.
Carol Frye Rabbit Hole.... this is the JENNIFER WILLIAMSON AWARD winner and is an example of abstract watercolor. Ms. Frye is from Lakeland, Florida.
Marcio Correa - He won the BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD with his painting of San Francisco entitled Parallel Lines. He is from Longmont, Colorado.
Alan Wylie – Fractured Facade is from British Columbia, Canada and he won THIRD PLACE.
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