Painting juried into National Watercolor Society exhibition.

by | May 21, 2024 | Studio Posts

The 2024 National Watercolor Society Member Online Virtual Exhibition

The 2024 National Watercolor Society Member – Online Virtual Exhibition
Saturday, May 1st – June 30, 2024

I am excited to announce that my watercolor painting, ‘Surf’s Edge Oystercatcher’ was juried into the ‘The 2024 National Watercolor Society Member Online Virtual Exhibition’. Juror Larry Moore selected 108 artworks for the members’ only show. The members only show is reserved for Signature Members only. Signature status is awarded only if other distinguished signature members jury one in.  You can see and / or purchase the artwork by clicking Exhibition.

The National Watercolor Society (NWS) is one of the oldest non-profit artist-led societies in the United States and are one of the few watercolor artist societies with a distinguished reputation of representing some of the best watercolor painters in the world.

The subject for this watercolor painting is an Oystercatcher that I saw at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. I portrayed it in a surf’s edge setting that I also saw at Fort Worden. I often saw Oystercatchers probing among the inter tidal zone rocks for mussels, mollusks, and other invertebrates. It’s fun to watch them fly up to avoid the crashing surf.

I wanted to portray an Oystercatcher in a North Beach setting because it is an extraordinary stretch of beach that is strewn with an amazing diversity of hundreds of distinctly different types of rocks that were deposited there by glaciers from Canada, the Cascades, the Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. I thought the combination of the active surf’s edge, the diverse rocks, and the noble Oystercatcher made a good painting.

This painting was also juried into the 2023 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington.

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