Featuring paintings by 93 artists, the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition is the most competitive juried watercolor exhibit in the region which will run through July 14 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts’ Kay Gallery.
The annual competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society, is limited to original paintings created on paper using aqueous media — with traditional transparent watercolor as well as opaque watercolor or gouache, acrylic, water-based ink, and other watermedia — by artists from within a 200-mile radius, which includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.
The juror of selection and awards this year was renowned watercolor artist Kathleen Conover, who awarded the BWS Gold Medal ($1,200 prize) to “Hopefully Helping Haiti” by Larry Lombardo of New Lebanon, NJ, the BWS Silver Medal ($900 prize) to “Just Beat It” by Denny Bond of East Petersburg, PA, and the BWS Bronze Medal ($600 prize) to “Checking Out the Show” by Lois Ward Wolford of Towson, MD, along with an additional 16 other designated awards which include both cash and sponsored prizes.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite painting in order to select the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” and that artist will receive a cash prize sponsored by BWS
BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased the present 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition in The Kay Gallery through Saturday, July 14. The public is invited to a Reception and Awards Presentation on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to meet exhibiting artists, congratulate the medalists and award winners, and view the 93 works selected by juror Kathleen Conover.
The 93 artists whose paintings were selected for the “2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition” are listed below:
SELECTED ARTISTS: Judy Antico (Falls Church, VA), Joanna Barnum (Abingdon, MD), Janet Belich (Germantown, MD), Sinikka Benson (White Hall, MD), Donna Berk Barlup (Mechanicsburg, PA), John C. Bierley (Pennsdale, PA), Matthew Bird (Sykesville, MD),Mary V. Blumberg (Solomons, MD), Denny Bond (East Petersburg, PA), Susan Bradley (Gaithersburg, MD), Barbara Brower(Annapolis, MD), Thomas Bucci (Washington, DC), Elizabeth Burin (Baltimore, MD), Sheila Cappelletti (Synnyside, NY), Connie Clutter (Washington, PA), Deb Cohan (Gaithersburg), Rachel B. Collins (Alexandria, VA), Anne Cordes (Ashburn, VA), Carolyn Councell (Pasadena, MD), Giny Crawford (Philadelphia, PA), Brenda Cretney (Brockport, NY), Sally Davies (Greenbelt, MD), Tanya M. Davis (Hugesville, MD), Kathy Daywalt (Glen Burnie, MD), Dilian Deal (Vienna, VA), David Eakin (Forest, VA), Cheryl Elmo(Morgantown, PA), Z.L. Feng (Radford, VA), Robert Ferguson (Westbury, NY, Gloria Tseng Fischer (Takoma Park, MD), Jean K. Gill (Oak Hill, VA), Sharon A. Green (Owings Mills, MD), Stephanie Gustavson (Darnestown, MD), Peggi Habets (Pittsburgh, PA), Debra Grayer Halprin (Rockville, MD), Margitta Hanff (Alexandria, VA), Peter Hanks (Annapolis, MD), Stephen T. Hanks (Silver Spring, MD), Mimi Hegler (Ashton, MD), Janice Hendra (Severna Park, MD), Susan Herron (Olney, MD), Christine A. Heyse (Silver Spring, MD), Bill Jaeger (Severna Park, MD), John James (Virginia Beach, VA), Ardythe Jolliff (Edgewater, MD), Mark Kaufman (Wilmington, DE), Brenda Will Kidera (Woodbine, MD), Michael Kotarba (Baltimore, MD), Rick Kowalewski (Silver Spring, MD), Theresa Kubert (Hopatcong, NJ), Jim Kuhlman (Fallston, MD), Angela Lacy (Potomac, MD),
Valerie Larsen (Webster, NY), Marta Legeckis (Bethesda, MD), Patricia Leith-Tetrault (Baltimore, MD), Larry Lombardo (Lebanon, PA), Stacy Lund Levy (Owings Mills, MD), Charlotte Mehosky (North East, MD), Michiyo Mizuuchi (Rockville, MD), Sally Mook (Blacksburg, VA), Sharon Morell (Towson, MD), Susan Moses (North Potomac, MD), Susan Avis Murphy (Sandy Spring, MD), Nancy Mysak(Allen, MD), Karen Norman (Silver Spring, MD), Ann Pember (Keeseville, NY), Jan Perdue (Berlin, MD), Zina Poliszuk (Marriottsville, MD), Julie Read (Winchester, VA), April Rimpo (Dayton, MD), Julia Rix (Elkins Park, PA), Alayne Sahar (Ambler, PA), Linda Slattery Sherman (Montgomery Village, MD), Nancy M. Stark (Roanoke, VA), E. Jane Stoddard (East Amherst, NY), Susan M. Stuller (Midlothian, VA), Eileen Sudzina (McKeesport, PA), Jane Thomas (Alexandria, VA), Annabelle Thurlow (Bel Air, MD), Paul Tooley (Braddock Heights, MD), Jeffrey Turner (Columbia, MD), Karen Ceolla Tylec (Millersville, MD), Peter B. Ulrich (Oxon Hill, MD), Annette Uroskie (Annapolis, MD), Linda Verhagen (Keswick, VA), Pam Wenger (Dillsburg, PA), Tammy Wiedenhaefer (Alexandria, VA), Deanna Williford (Columbia, MD), Jane Wise (Denver, VA), Lois Ward Wolford (Towson, MD), Bruce Woodward (Sykesville, MD), William C. Wright (Stevenson, VA), and Sabine Yeager (Reisterstown, MD).
Founded in 1885 by a group of five women artists, the Baltimore Watercolor Society is the third oldest organization in the country devoted to the use of watercolor as a painting medium. Since its founding, numerous artists of national reputation have been associated with the Society as members, exhibitors and jurors. The purpose of the Society is to encourage cultural interest in the development of professional quality, original works of art, executed in aqueous media. The Society offers its Signature Artist Members and Associate Members opportunities to exhibit in local and regional shows, frequent newsletters, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and trips to major exhibitions.
Admission to the galleries at BlackRock Center for the Arts is always free. The Kay Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays when classes are in session or summer concerts are being held.
Top: The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal winner “Hopefully Helping Haiti” by Larry Lombardo of New Lebanon, NJ.
Next: The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Silver Medal winner “Just Beat It” by Denny Bond of East Petersburg, PA.
Next: “Hidden Kiss” by Matthew Bird of Sykesville.
Next: “No Parking Spot” by Eileen Sudzina of McKeesport, PA.
Next: "Spring Fever" by Brenda Will Kidera of Woodbine.
Images of artwork provided by BlackRock Center for the Arts.