Joanne Newman Wins Third Place in May Show

Joanne Newman, an artist and resident of Point Loma, San Diego, California, won the third-place award in the continuingly competitive May 2021 Member’s exhibition “Shape Zone” held as a gallery show in May 2021, at The San Diego Watercolor Society gallery at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, California.  Newman’s painting entitled “Layered Landscape” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Rise Parberry for this honor, out of more than 270 entries. Parberry said of  the painting, “My heart goes with abstract painting, and I thought this was a beautiful painting of layers converting into a grid composition with a lot of lovely texture and just a lovely quiet harmony. It’s good from a distance and it’s great up close.”

Art has always been a big part of Joanne’s life. She has an art degree from San Diego State University and has worked for a leading-edge international textile company for over 30 years. Currently, most of her paintings are landscapes, although she has painted other subjects and abstract compositions. She is a mixed media artist working on canvas and paper. Her work is frequently selected for SDWS shows.  She is a member of Point Loma Artists Association and participates in many of their shows as well. More information about Joanne and her work can be found at  

The gallery exhibit is the first in-person showing of art for the San Diego Watercolor Society since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, and will run through Saturday June 27, 2021 at the gallery at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. The gallery is open Friday – Sunday from 11:00 AM through 3:00 PM. The show can also be seen on the San Diego Watercolor Society’s website at where the paintings can be both viewed and purchased from the Online Store. 


The San Diego Watercolor Society, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1965, is dedicated to expanding the appreciation of and involvement in watermedia painting through education, exhibition and promotion.  More information can be found at

“Layered Landscape” by Joanne Newman

Mixed Media, 18 x 18 in

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