Sheila Greer – In Memorium

January 9th, 2023

San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) member and frequent exhibitor Sheila Greer died last month in a tragic accident. Sheila was a close friend of a number of SDWS members who remember her as a person who had lived her life to its fullest. … Read more

Juror Comments January 2023 Members Show “Serendipity”

January 4th, 2023

Juror Wanda Honeycutt

Juror Commendations

“ Cute as a Button” by Carolina Dealy

This is a very strong painting. I love the composition, the dark up above and the light on the tablecloth below. It is very whimsical in that it depicts a jar full of cute little buttons.… Read more

Juror Comments December 2022 Members Show

December 1st, 2022

Juror Tiffanie Mang

Juror Commendations

“ Turtle Cove” by Cheryl Dicus

I personally really like this one because it is simple and very effective. It caught my eye because of its boldness and almost monochromatic nature. I love the detailed way the turtles are rendered and the simplicity of the ocean in the background.… Read more

Plein Air Gallery Show 2022

November 25th, 2022

Juror: Frank Ebers

This is a truly widely regional and international show! There were 19 out-of-county entries, and two of the award winners are from this group. The third-place winner, Carolyn Lord, is from Livermore, California and an honorable mention went to Timo Bechert, from Munich, Germany.… Read more

November 2022 Members Show “Lines of Communication”

November 8th, 2022

Juror: Carol Thomason

Juror Commendations

“Lucy in the Sky” by Mark Smith

This is just a gorgeous example of the artist’s superior work, a good job in every way. The tilting quality of the landscape is humorous and fun. Everything is painted so beautifully; the watercolor is handled just gorgeously as applied to the paper.
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Edward and Jodell Abrams

October 26th, 2022

A Remarkable Pair of Artists in San Diego

And a few of Ed’s award-winning paintings and Jodell’s wonderful illustrations

What do The Atlantic Monthly, Hallmark Cards, Capital Records, the 1992 Olympics, and Westways, Highlights, and Time Magazines have in common? Or try this: what function can a 46-foot classic racing yacht, a renovated farmhouse in Julian, and a former dentist’s office in San Diego conceivably share?… Read more

Juror Comments September 2022 Members Show

September 7th, 2022

Juror: Edward Abrams

Juror Commendations

“ Twilight Over the Wetlands” by Susan Weinberg-Harter

I did like the composition, and the way the paint is handled. I like the flocks of birds. It’s comfortable, it’s nice, it’s very pretty.

Twilight Over the Wetlands by Susan Weinberg-Harter

“Bonita Cove Morning” by Sarah Sullivan

There is nothing to do with surf, although it looks like a surf scene. … Read more

August 2022 Members Show “Gray Matters” Juror Comments

August 16th, 2022

Juror: Drew Bandish

Juror Commendations

“Pismo Adirondacks” by Mark Smith

I really appreciate the unique decisions that this artist makes, the wobbles that he puts into it are personal; I know this from seeing this artist’s work over the years. It is very unusual in subject matter.
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Juror Comments July 2022 Members Show “Illumination 2.0”

July 3rd, 2022

Geoff Allen, Juror

Juror Commendations

It’s A Southern Thing by Carolina Dealy

It’s very cultural in its expression, very fresh. With the complexity of everything, the reflections, the attention to every square inch of this, it’s amazing. It’s like a house, like a building.
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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