La Mesa Artist Wins Best of Theme

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. Oserin’s painting titled “Medallion #2” was selected by prominent local artist Ken Goldman for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Goldman said of  the painting, “The theme is “visual dialogues”, and I see here that the artist is having a dialog with the viewer. I almost had a sense of Aztec calendar, then I noticed the beautiful repetitions of the circle throughout, and the repetitions of the horizontal lines at the top and the vertical ones at the bottom. It has a harmonious composition, and it speaks to me. The foreground and background have depth without being representational like a landscape. The larger vertical paper allows the verticality to express itself.”

Roz Oserin took up art in 2007. She started with oils, but has added watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media to her palettes. She finds that creating both representational and abstract art brings the beauty of the world around us closer so that it can be enjoyed every day. There are a lot of symbols in her paintings, including medallions and elephants, which symbolize good luck, protection, wisdom, and fertility. Roz feels that she is just at the beginning of her creative journey, and is striving to broaden both her skills and her vision to create engaging and meaningful art. More of her work can be found at

The SDWS Gallery Exhibit will run through Sunday May 29, 2022 at the SDWS gallery at 2528 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Paintings can be viewed and purchased from the gallery as well as on the SDWS website at


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

Medallion #2
by Roz Oserin
Mixed Media, 29 x 21 inches

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