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Juror Comments December 2023 Members Show “Luminous Spaces”

Friday, December 1st, 2023

Juror Chuck McPherson

Juror Commendations

“Golden Hour” by Meghan Kharpertian

“Golden Hour” caught my attention all the way through jurying. I love the fact that it is very small, but it has a great graphic impact with the repeated circles of the bottles.… Read more

Ken Goldman Book to be Released in January 2024

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

A new book by Ken Goldman, a well-known and multiple award-winning member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, will be published in January 2024. The publication will be celebrated locally with a book signing by Ken at the Atheneum in Barrio Logan, San Diego, California.… Read more

Juror Comments

Friday, November 3rd, 2023

November Members Gallery Show “What’s the Story?”

Juror Jesse Miller

Juror Commendations

“Jardin” by Susan Arab

I like the abstract feel of this painting with the colors and texture, and I was drawn to the lettering on the canvas. The colors seem to float and even move on the surface.… Read more

The International Show is Here!

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Every year, the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) hosts an International Exhibition, featuring artists in water-based media from around the world. The 43rd International Exhibition is now open at the SDWS gallery at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105 (Building 202) in San Diego’s Liberty Station.… Read more

Juror Comments September 2023 Members Show “Element of Surprise” (a virtual show)

Friday, September 1st, 2023

Juror: Liz Walker


Honorable Mentions

“Spring Tidings” by Cathy Casteel

The colors and linework in this quilt-like painting really spoke to me. The artist deftly balanced the loosely gridded color blocks with expressive and playful black linework–all against the white edges of the paper—not an easy feat.… Read more

People Choice Winners of August 2023 Members Show

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

The winners of the “People’s Choice award for the August 2023 Members Show at the San Diego Watercolor Society have been announced. These are the top three paintings that were voted on as favorites by visitors to the gallery during the month of August.… Read more

Preview of the 43rd International Exhibition at the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery

Sunday, August 20th, 2023

The 43rd International Exhibition of Watercolors will open on October 1, 2023 and will continue at the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Gallery at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105, in Liberty Station, San Diego, California through October 31, 2023. All works will be available for viewing and purchase, both in the gallery and on line.… Read more

August 2023 Members Show Juror Comments

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Juror: Angela Chang


Juror Commendations

“Boomerang” by Mark Smith

The whimsical design and colors pulled me to this painting. Thoughtful placement of objects and consistency are shown in all parts of this hard-edge painting.

“Boomerang” by Mark Smith

“Social Hour” by Cynthia Roach

The way the artist arranged the birds is wonderful, and the quality of the drawing is strong.… Read more

Juror Comments July 2023 Members Show “Where The Fun Is”

Sunday, July 9th, 2023

Roberta Dyer, Juror

Juror Commendations

“Cuban Traditions” by Ann Slater

The shapes and the forms in this painting are well thought out – just extraordinary. The rendering is tight but in an organic way, so that it feels like a loose painting.… Read more

San Diego Watercolor Society Artists Well Represented at the 2023 Del Mar Fair

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

A full 37 artists from the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) had works accepted into the Fine Arts display at the Del Mar Fair in 2023. There were 77 works accepted into 13 categories of 2-dimensional paintings, and 30 of those works garnered awards.… Read more