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Fluid: Exploring Watercolor
Exhibition Dates: June 14 - July 18, 2013

An all subject, juried exhibit of artwork
exploring the watercolor medium. 

                Juror: Marilynne Bradley                


The Juried Artists: 

Jeanne McGauley Conway
Pamela Devine
Natalie Fleming
Janice Hager Klein
Geraldine Knobbe
Linda Green-Metzler
Shirley Nachtrieb

Adrienne J. Patel
Bob Peniston
Linda Rawson
Judith Repke
Marty Spears
Lee Walter           
Linda Wilmes

First Place: "Hope for the Hemlocks I" by Shirley Nachtrieb. Watercolor Collage.
First Place
Hope for the Hemlocks I
Shirley Nachtrieb
Second Place: "Grand Opening" by Marty Spears. Transparent Watercolor .
Second Place
Grand Opening
Marty Spears
Third Place: "From Then Till Now" by Linda Wilmes. Watercolor.
Third Place
From Then Till Now
Linda Wilmes
People's Choice Award: "Free Spirit" by Adrienne J. Patel. Watercolor. $2000.00
People's Choice Award
Free Spirit
Adrienne J. Patel
Honorable Mention: "Wild Watchers" by Judith Repke. Watercolor.
Honorable Mention
Wild Watchers
Judith Repke
Honorable Mention: "A Lap for Emma at Julie's" by Linda J. Green Metzler. Watercolor.
Honorable Mention
A Lap for Emma at Julie's
Linda J. Green Metzler
Honorable Mention: "Peony" by Geraldine Knobbe. Watercolor.
Honorable Mention
Geraldine Knobbe
Honorable Mention: "Eagle's View" by Natalie Fleming. Watercolor.
Honorable Mention
Eagle's View
Natalie Fleming.
     It is my privilege and honor to jury the 2013 “Exploring Watercolors” Exhibit . The depth of talent  and variety of media made selection difficult..  Each entry was carefully studied. Along with skill,  ambition of the work and energetic sophistication were weighed in the final decision. The artists should be honored to be part of this exhibit.
     Composition, contrast, concept and creativity are what make a successful work of art . New and imaginative approaches have been used by the artists. The placement of strong elements of color and texture in “Hope for the Hemlock” sets off the first prize winner.  “Grand Opening” is a traditional use of cast shadows and overlays of color that make it successful. An excellent rendition of old vehicles in “From then til now” pays close attention to detail without losing the composition. Some artists need to pay more attention to the inventive qualities of the mind and imagination and add that quality to design and balance of subject matter. Framing plays an important part in presenting your work.  Size is not everything. Quality is more important than quantity.
     The final outcome is a well-balanced show in range of directions in watercolor media. These works of art reflect the spirit of diversity, excitement and skill in our time.
I extend my congratulations to those artists whose works were selected and to the award winners. For those not selected this time I hope you will continue your efforts.  I commend every artist who entered this competition.
      ~ Marilynne Bradley: Juror 

     St. Louis artist, Marilynne Bradley, has been acknowledged in "Who's Who in American Women Artists", "World's Who's Who of Women", and "Who's Who in the World". She is a signature artist member in the Southern Watercolor Society, Georgia WC Society, Kansas WC Society, Kentucky WC Society, and a distinguished member of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. Her work is recognized in museum exhibitions, accepted in major national juried competitions and included in many major corporate collections in United States, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Korea, Australia, Tahiti and China. She has had over 150 one-person exhibits and received over 50 awards.
     Marilynne received her BFA from Washington University, an MAT from Webster University, and her MFA from Syracuse University. She is a member of the faculty of Webster University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. In the past, she has instructed classes and workshops at the Kansas City Art Institute, St. Louis University, William Woods University, Columbia College, Washington University, and many national watercolor societies.


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