I Made the Show!

I am so excited that my two new watercolor paintings - "Jerry Van, Music Man" and "Jesus Saves" - are accepted into the Tennessee Watercolor Society's 33rd Exhibition. This show, as is typical of watercolor exhibitions, is juried by one person, in this case by internationally acclaimed artist Gerald Brommer. The exhibit includes 70 paintings chosen from 212 submitted as digital images by member artists from all over Tennessee. The juror will wait to view the paintings in person to determine the award winners, and these will be announced during a ceremony on May 19th. The Exhibition runs from May 19 through June 20 at Gallery Ten Ninety One, in Cordova, Tennessee, just outside Memphis. Details about the show are below.

Not only has "Jerry Van, Music Man" been accepted, it will also be included in the Traveling Show of about 30 paintings from the Exhibition! The Traveling Show will allow those in four other locations around Tennessee to see these works of art. Its final stop will be at the Knoxville Museum of Art, from November 2, 2012 - January 6, 2013, so it will be really close-up for me and all you who live near me to see. The dates and locations of other venues for the Traveling Show are listed below.

Although I most often work in acrylics, I did both of these paintings in watercolor. They are actually done in transparent watercolor, meaning that no white or opaque pigments are used. Any white areas in the paintings are actually unpainted sections, allowing the white of the paper to show through, like in the texture of the white beard in "Jerry Van, Music Man" or the tiny fluffy dandelions in "Jesus Saves". You can read more about my inspiration and see photos illustrating my techniques in my previous blog posts about these two paintings.

This acceptance into a third Exhibition of TnSW also earns me the status of a Signature Member. I am also a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and of the Jacksonville Florida Watercolor Society.



Tennessee Watercolor Society's 33rd Biennial Exhibition will be held in Memphis from May 19 - June 20, 2012. This juried show will take place at Gallery Ten Ninety One, part of WKNO Public Broadcasting, in Cordova, Tennessee.

Seventy paintings from several hundred digital entries were selected for the show by internationally renowned artist Gerald F. Brommer. The juror will wait to view the paintings in person to determine the award winners, and these will be announced during a ceremony on May 19th at the Gallery, with over $13,000 in cash and merchandise for the winning artists.

The Tennessee Watercolor Society's mission is to promote an appreciation of watercolor and water media. The organization strives to present exciting shows, with versatility and innovation in both traditional and cutting-edge water media paintings. TnWS is a statewide organization, with five geographical/metropolitan regions: Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Tri-Cities. These exhibitions feature exceptional original artwork, from extraordinarily talented artists, working in both representational and abstract styles. The Society's website features the paintings from the 2010 Exhibition. (NOTE: I had two paintings is the 2010 Exhibition, "Decadence", an award winner, and "Nature Paints a Picture". My painting "Out to Pasture" was part of the 2008 Exhibition.)

In order for the Exhibition to be enjoyed by those in other parts of Tennessee, a Traveling Exhibition brings award winning paintings and others selected by the juror to four additional gallery and museum locations around the state. The Traveling Exhibition Schedule for this show is:

West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, July 19 - August 15
Customs House Museum, Clarksville, August 20 - September 20
Art a La Carte, Cookeville, September 25 - October 25
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, November 2, 2012 - January 6, 2013

I hope you'll get to see the show!