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Water + Color National Juried Exhibit
Feb. 14-Mar. 31, 2020 | Reception: Feb. 14 , 6-9 PM
Sponsored by Bob & Joanne Andresen

Juror’s Statement: Sandy Delehanty
Some paintings just grab your attention from the moment you see them. You know the ones. They are the paintings that practically jump off the wall when you walk into an exhibit. You find yourself drawn to that particular painting and you walk right to it and study it closely. What is it about that painting that calls to you?

When I judge a show, I am always hoping to find that one painting that draws me in like a magnet. I studied each painting carefully, looking for well-crafted compositions, good technique, a unique idea, or a story well told. Key elements that stood out in the paintings I chose included dramatic value contrasts, bodacious colors, or serene beautiful colors, powerful shapes, and dynamic compositions. Some paintings were unique either in subject matter, or style. I found landscapes that made me want to walk into them and feel that hot tropical sun, and I found portraits of people I wanted to know. The entries were almost all representational works; portraits and landscapes were the most popular subjects with this group of painters.

My thanks go out to the artists who worked so hard to create the 364 paintings that I was privileged to view. It is not easy to put your babies out there in the world to be judged by some stranger, and I thank you all for having the courage to do just that.


- 1st place: Sue Steele Thomas, Red Alfa Among the Shasta Daisies, ($5000), Roanoke, VA

- 2nd place: Jacqueline Dorsey, Apathy & Good Books, ($3000), Athens, GA

- 3rd place: Linda Cloonan, The Three Graces, ($2000), Walnut Creek, CA
- Honorable Mention: (Won a year-long Pence membership)
Albert Wong, Beyond Illusory Space #22, Vallego, CA
John James, Letter to Remember-4 Corners, Virginia Beach, VA
Lynda A. N. Reyes, Walking Along Venice Beach, Glendale, CA


JUROR’S TALK: March 1, 2-3 PM (FREE)
Sandy Delehanty will share her insights as a juror for the exhibit in this gallery walk-through. She has earned Signature Status in American Women Artists (AWA) and the California Watercolor Association (CWA), and exhibited as part of the American Watercolor Society’s International Juried Exhibition. Sandy serves on the Board of Directors of American Women Artists, and is currently represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento.

Art History Talk: History of Watercolor Painting : March 7, 2-3 PM (FREE)

Dr. Catherine Anderson, Professor of Art at Sacramento City College, will discuss the history of the watercolor medium, from its use in the Middle Ages to the “Golden Age” of watercolor in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century British art. She will also cover how watercolor was considered an appropriate medium for women artists, and the role of professional societies of watercolor painters in England and America in establishing the recognition of women artists’ work.

SELECTED ARTISTS
Sid Bingham, Elaine Bowers, Linda Cloonan, Matthew Connors, Marieke de Waard, Jacqueline Dorsey, Woody Duncan, Linda Erfle, Jarv Falkard, Z. Feng, Edmund Ferszt, Ellen Fountain, David Gregory, Pamela Haunschild, Carmen Havens, Ellen Hedfield, Nelson Hee, John James, Chris Knopp, Carolyn Lord, Ron Malone, Lynda A. N. Reyes, Diane Stolz, Diane Tharp, Sue Steele Thomas, Steve Walters, Joann Wilson, Albert Wong
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