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Richard Glassman Wins First Place in July Members Show

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Richard Glassman, an artist and resident of San Diego, California, won the first-place award in the continuingly competitive July 2021 Member’s exhibition “Complement Conversations” held in the gallery of the San Diego Watercolor Society at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105 Building 202, San Diego, CA; and also available to view on the website, www.sdws.orgRead more

Juror Comments and Awards August 2021 Member Show “Lazy Days”

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Juror: Robin Erickson

Juror Commendations

Charging Through by
Thomas Franca
Charlie by Susan Slater
Dress Rehearsal by Edward Abrams
Making Music, study by Julie Anderson
Erratic Evolution by Melodie Tune

Honorable Mentions

Golden Girls by Nancy Frey
Logjam by Lynn Slade
Market Daze by Anne McCartney
Redheads by Lyudmila Tomova
Quick Study – Red by Joan Captain

Best of Theme

This painting seemed to exemplify what people do on lazy days….relax… Read more

Juror Comments and Awards July 2021 Members Show “Complementary Conversations”

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Dean Mitchell, Juror

Juror Commendations:

Botanical Busyness by Alice Kayuha
Enter the Gates of Peace by
Gabriel Stockton
Navy Wake by Drew Bandish
Up Against the Cold by Susan Keith

Honorable Mentions:

Door at San Juan Capistrano
Astrid Edel Walter
Finding Light by Betty Hock
One Fine Day by Nannette Farina
Tracking Sharks by Melodie Tune
Lines of Communication 292, PETCO.COM
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Studio Workshop with Luis Juarez

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) is pleased to offer a two-day in-person workshop with local artist Luis Juarez titled “Watercolor Impressions, How to Paint with Confidence” on Thursday, September 23rd – Friday, September 24th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the SDWS’s Liberty Station studio at 2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 105 Building 202, San Diego, CA 92106.… Read more

Premier Workshop with Don Andrews

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) is pleased to offer a 3-day premier watercolor workshop for “Landscape Color & Composition”, a Zoom event taught by Don Andrews on Monday, September 13 – Wednesday, September 15, 2021. From the comfort and privacy of your own home or studio, you can participate fully in this workshop that is geared specifically for artists who are eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment.… Read more

Virtual Show “Lazy Days” Channels the Feeling of Summer

Monday, July 26th, 2021

by Carla Scheidlinger

The August 2021 Members Show of the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) is a virtual show, with the paintings available for viewing on-line only. Juror Robin Erickson selected paintings for the show with the theme “Lazy Days”. Her selections, and comments for the top awards, are shown elsewhere in the SDWS blog.… Read more

July Gallery Show “Complement Conversations” Invites Engagement

Monday, July 26th, 2021

by Carla Scheidlinger

Paintings of flowers and plants were very well represented in this show. In addition to two that were singled out for awards, it is worth taking a look at some others that made good use of complementary colors.… Read more

Gabriel Stockton Chats with Savoir Faire

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

San Diego Watercolor Society’s (SDWS) Member Show Director Gabriel Stockton was featured in a one-hour interview with Pierre-Yaan Guidetti of Savoir Faire, an importer of fine arts. Guidetti’s weekly interviews tie artists worldwide who are sometimes new to him together with some of his favorite prominent artists from around the globe, so Gabriel was in august company.… Read more

“Violent Hues” Virtual Show Stuns with Visual Diversity

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The June Members Show of the San Diego Watercolor Society was conducted virtually, with juror Bob Burridge evaluating over 300 submissions to award three top places, a Best of Theme, and five each Juror Commendations and Honorable Mentions. All of the works, including the awarded ones, can be seen in the gallery of the SDWS web page at more

Juror Comments: June 2021 Members Show. “Violent Hues”, juror Bob Burridge

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Juror Commendation
by Jean Silva

I have a thing for animated trees that dance. Also I enjoy unique and original points of view. The graphic design and gentle colors caught my attention.

Juror Commendation
“Plaza Hotel”
by Edward Abrams
I love the structural strength, the movement and one focal point.… Read more