2020 May Member VIRTUAL EXHIBITION "Beyond the Pale"

The San Diego Watercolor Society is pleased to present a VIRTUAL juried May Member Exhibition. The theme for this month is "Beyond the Pale" and features arwork from our member artists. This exhibition was juried by award winning artist, Susan Keith, and will be available for purchase until May 30, 2020.

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Demo Video by Susan Keith

Enjoy an excellent art demonstration video by Susan Keith the juror of the May 2020 Virtual Exhibition “Beyond the Pale”.  In addition to recommendations for materials, Susan shares her vibrant and loose painting techniques using ox gall and water blooms to create her award-winning paintings that are exhibited world wide

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Always the Protector by Julie Anderson, First Place

Award Winners Slideshow

14 paintings were chosen to receive awards for the May 2020 Virtual Exhibition. Congratulations to all of these artists!

About the Juror

Susan Keith is a native California watercolor artist. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Hacienda Heights. Her interest in art began very early, as a child, drawing and painting. She attended San Diego State University where she completed her BAchelor of Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking. Later on in life, Susan became a teacher and taught alllevels of high school art.

Upon retiring from teaching, Susan has pursued watercolor with a renewed love and interest. Her professional art career started in 2013, in which she began exhibiting her watercolor paintings publicly. Her work has been show in local, regional, and national shows where she has won various awards. 

Her work has been juried into the National Watercolor Society, Californial Watercolor Association, the San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, the Georgia Watercolor Society, and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. She has signature memberships in several watercolor societies.

Susan's watercolors have a sense or impression of realism. She incorporates bright colors in her paintings to catch the viewer's eye. She is intrigued by light and shadow in so many subjects from foliage, florals, and still life, to plein air landscapes, architecture and portraits. Most days you can find Susan painting in her studio / gallery or on the look out for a beautiful subject that has found her attention to capture in watercolor.

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June 2020 Juror: Linda A. Doll, AWS, NWS, is a painter, digital photographer, graphic artist, instructor and juror. A teacher of workshops and seminars throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Ireland, and Bali, she is a Past-President and Life Member of the National Watercolor Society, a Past Bard Member and Juror of the American Watercolor Society, and a past Board Member of Watercolor West. She is a Life Honorary Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an Elected Life Member of the San Diego Watercolor Society. Her paintings and drawings are included in many books and have been used by several magazines for their covers. Linda is included in many of the Who's Who Publications including Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who of American Women.

People and Still Life Subjects that hint at the person just outside the picture plane are Linda's favorite painting subjects. She portrays them without flattery or glamour in an aura of quietude, stressing their dignity and inividuality. She combines areas of flat color with highly skilled composition and design to create an attitude of introspection when depicting her subjects.