San Diego Watercolor Society Artists at the Del Mar Fair

June 16th, 2022

I had a wonderful time exploring the Fine Arts Exhibit at the Del Mar Fair this week! There were a number of artists from the San Diego Watercolor Society with work exhibited, and more than a few awards. I show here at least some of the exhibited artists and their work.… Read more

Juror Comments June 2022 Member’s Show

June 6th, 2022

Susan Keith, Juror

Juror Commendations

“Raider” by Roberta Dyer

You just get the character of the raccoon!  I love the texture she has created with the mark-making that she has done with the crayon, and the soft colors in the background.
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Juror Comments Spring 2022 Members TriAnnual Online Show

May 21st, 2022

Amid el Haddad, Juror

Honorable Mentions

Full Bloom by Lori Pollack

A beautiful floral composition. The background with the leaves is beautifully executed with an infinite variety of greens. Shadow passages on the leaves are barely perceptible but deeply felt. The flowers painted in complementary colour, compared to the background, bring them forward and give them a lot of shine.… Read more

La Mesa Artist Wins Best of Theme

May 16th, 2022

Roz Oserin, an artist and resident of La Mesa, California, has won the Best of Theme award in the continuingly competitive May 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Visual Dialogues”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA.… Read more

Rancho Bernardo Artist Wins Third Place

May 16th, 2022

Vita Sorrentino, an artist and resident of Rancho Bernardo, California, has won the third-place award in the continuingly competitive May 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Visual Dialogues”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA.… Read more

San Diego Artist Wins Second Place

May 16th, 2022

Luis Juarez, an artist and resident of San Diego, California, has won the second-place award in the continuingly competitive May 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Visual Dialogues”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA.… Read more

Oceanside Artist Wins First Place

May 16th, 2022

Kathleen Scoggin, an artist and resident of Oceanside, San Diego, California, has won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive May 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Visual Dialogues”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA.… Read more

Juror Comments May 2022 “Visual Dialogues” Gallery Member Exhibition

May 9th, 2022

Juror Ken Goldman

Juror Commendations

“ Morning Light”
by Edward Abrams

A beautiful treatment of cast shadows coming from the trees. I like the limited palette used. The rosy sky is duplicated in the shadow colors with the neutrals with a little bit of the rosy quality, and the shadows stand out against the greens.
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Juror Comments April 2022 Member’s Show “I Got Rhythm”

March 31st, 2022

Juror, Ralph Kingery

Juror Commendations

“King of Libraries”
by Sarah Sullivan

This is quite a nice view of the Geisel Library at UCSD. It is almost “El Greco-esque” in its composition and so forth, but it has really great lighting, and definitely deserves a commendation.… Read more

Juror Comments March 2022 Member Show

March 4th, 2022

Go Paint!!! Juror Pierre Guidetti

Juror Commendations

“Goldfinches”
by Edward Abrams
This artist’s wonderful technique works with the architectural patterns. When you mix the brushwork and texture together, the goldfinches just appear. It is a fun painting. The birds give attention, talking and singing to one another; and, with the balcony railing, Romeo and Juliet are brought to mind.
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