Rancho Bernardo Artist Wins Third Place

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. Sorrentino’s painting titled “Windswept 3” was selected by prominent local artist Ken Goldman for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Goldman said of  the painting, “It appears that the artist has a great sense of the seasons. We see the sunflower, with gravity pulling back the biggest bud, and the open flower moving into winter. The background textures are gorgeous, with a somber quality and a dominance of low-key colors, with occasional accent of a warm coming out. It is not overdone; it is just right.”

Vita Sorrentino was born and raised in Italy. She moved to the United States in 1960 and has been a resident of Rancho Bernardo, San Diego since 1979. While residing in New York, Vita attended The New York Fashion Institute. After taking several workshops and being introduced to acrylic and watercolor painting, she adopted watercolor as her passion and medium. Lately, however, she has begun to work with acrylic and gouache to expand her productive creativity. Vita has taken numerous workshops with national and local renowned teachers. Her paintings have been exhibited in many national and local shows and have won numerous awards.  Her paintings are part of many private collections around the country.   More of her work can be found at https://www.zhibit.org/vitasorrentino

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 https://www.sdws.org/galleryart.php?cat=6992.


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 http://www.sdws.org.

Windswept 3
by Vita Sorrentino
Mixed Media, 20 x 14 inches

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