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NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY SINCE 1920 SPRING 2014

PRESIDENT Linda A. Doll FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT Valli Thayer McDougle SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT Open THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT Carol Mansfield FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT Mary Ann Beckwith TREASURER RJ Lowy DIRECTOR, EXHIBITIONS Penny Hill INTERNATIONAL CHINA EXCHANGE Linda Baker RECORDING SECRETARY Julie Crouch MEMBERSHIP/ COMMUNICATIONS Jeanne Hyland HISTORIAN Lowri Sprung BUILDING Debbie Abshear NEWSLETTER Nancy Swan HOPITALITY Detra Francis GALLERY DIRECTOR Jan Godachy WEBMASTER Parrish Hirasaki
President’s Message Linda A Doll As your returning President, I am grateful for a wonderful Board of Directors, a great Gallery Director, enthusiastic volunteers and an awesome membership. This should be a great year; contact me if you’d like to help or have concerns. I look forward to working with all of you. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers and we are so grateful to those who have served and to those agreeing to serve for the next year. We certainly couldn’t do it without these generous souls. Check the left-hand column of the newsletter to see those artists serving on the board of directors for the 2014-2015 year. The votes are in and our Jurors for our Annual Exhibition have been chosen for the next two years. I’m thrilled to announce the results of this election. Alternates are listed and will be moved to active juror status if any of the jurors cannot complete their responsibilities. We have a really fine set of jurors and alternates. 2015 Judi Betts Soon Y Warren David Poxon Alternates Carolyn Lord Ken Goldman Geoff McCormack 2016 Frank Webb Paul Jackson Myrna Wacknov Alternates Sue Pink Robbie Laird Laurin McCracken

The prospectus for the 2014 Members Only Exhibition has been mailed out. If you didn’t receive a copy, you can download it from our web page: www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org or you can email me: nwspresident@gmail.com and I’d be happy to email one to you. We have hired an outside data entry person to help any artist that can’t submit online. We are uploading images through our own web page this year. This will save us thousands of dollars and hundreds of data entry hours. Deadline for the Member show uploaded entries is April 6, 2014. Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 5, 2014. This year promises to be an exciting year as we continue to take NWS into the digital age. Our new membership management system, Wild Apricot, was definitely a first step to completing this goal. Here you will find your member profile, all information about NWS, including newsletters, bylaws, prospectus, member news, workshop registrations and photos from past events. You are able to update your own member record, change addresses, email addresses and web page addresses whenever needed. This will be particularly handy for our “Snow Birds” who move often during the year. You are also able to sign up for workshops and demos, and upload images for our juried exhibitions. We are linked to PayPal for easy dues renewal and donations. We are here to help you learn and make use of our new system. We will leave no member behind. Sincerely, Linda A Doll NWS President

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

2014 NWS Events At-A-Glance
HAPPENINGS AT THE NWS STUDIO GALLERY SAN PEDRO ISEA ANNUAL EXHIBITION (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL ARTISTS) September 6, 2014 to October 6, 2014 2014 NWS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION November 8, 2014 to January 12 2015 LECTURE - JOHN SALMINEN 8/17/2014 10:00 AM LECTURE - KATHERINE CHANG LIU 11/09/2014 10:00 AM

NWS ANNUAL MEMBER EXHIBITION June 7, 2014 – August 17, 2014 NWS Gallery San Pedro, CA Gallery Hours: Thursdays -Sundays, 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Location: NWS Studio Gallery 915 South Pacific Avenue San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 831-1099 MEMBER EXHIBITON-ENTRY ONLINE February 4, to April 5, 2014 Accepted Artists Posted to Website: April 22, 2014 Art Shipped to Chandler: April 24 to May 9 , 2014 Hand Delivery of Art to NWS: May 10, 2014 Awards Jury: May 17, 2014

2014 NWS 2014 Annual Calendar
BY EVENT MEMBER EXHIBITION 2/8/14 Prospectus Mailed/Web Posted 4/5/14 Entry Deadline 4/12/14 Member CD to Juror 4/22/14 Accepted Posted to Web 5/10/14 Paintings Hand Delivered 5/14/14 Paintings – Chandler Delivery 5/17/14 Awards Jury 5/18/14 5/20/14 Member Notices Mailed/Posted 5/23/14 Setup Member Exhibition 6/7/14 Opening/Reception 6/10/14 Member Trilog Mailed 8/17/14 Exhibition Close -Demo - Pick-Up Hand Delivered 8/19/14 Chandler Pick-up NEWSLETTER DEADLINES March 1, 2014 July 1, 2014 November 1, 2014 (same each year) ANNUAL EXHBITION 5/7/14 Annual Prospectus Postcard Mailed/Posted to Web 6/1/14 Entries Begin Online 7/31/14 Entry Deadline 8/16/14 Jury of Selection 8/17/14 Lecture John Salminen 8/19/14 Accepted List Posted Webpage 9/12/14 Painting Due to Chandler 9/21/14 Painting Hand Delivery 9/24/14 Chandler Delivery & Setup 9/27/14 Awards Jury 9/28/14 Awards Juror Demo & Workshop (TBA) 9/29/14 Final Acceptance Letters Mailed/ Web Posted 11/8/14 Annual Opens/Annual Reception 11/9/14 Lecture: Katherine Chang Liu 1/11/15 Annual Closing 1/11/15 Hand Delivered Pick-up after Business Meeting on Sat or Sun 1/13/15 Chandler Pick-up paintings ISEA ANNUAL EXHIBITON (Gallery Rental) Linda Baker contact 9/3/14 Chandler Delivery & Setup 9/4/14 ISEA 1st Thursday 9/5/14 Meet & Greet 9/6/14 Opening Reception 10/6/14 Closing BOARD MEETINGS (*Some Online) 1/11/14 Annual Meeting (Always Second Saturday January) 2/1/14 Board Meeting 3/8/14 Board Meeting – Installation 4/5/14 Board Meeting– New Board 5/3/14 Board Meeting 6/7/14 Possible Meeting before Opening 7/12/14 Board Meeting 8/2/14 Board Meeting 9/6/14 Board Meeting 10/4/14 Board Meeting 11/8/14 Possible Board Meeting before Annual Opening 12/6/14 Board Meeting

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Figuring it Out

BY M.E. “MIKE” BAILEY, PAST PRESIDENT OF NWS

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egarding the NWS National Exhibition, “For goodness’ sake, why do the rules refuse paintings that have been shown in other shows before? What’s more, why do they make such a big deal out of

requiring that the paintings have been painted only in the last two years? What are they thinking?” “NWS is the only national exhibition that has these odd rules . . . .why do they bother? It would sure be easier to compete if these rules didn’t exist.” We hear questions and statements like these every year when we publish the prospectus for our annual National Exhibition. You may not be aware of this rule —Board members and officers may not be included in our National Exhibition.”—Wow!!—Why is that?—Think about it: There are no shortcuts or “shoe ins” in the NWS National Exhibition for any reason. As a contestant, you can be assured of absolute honesty and integrity in the selection of entries and judging of awards. No favoritism or cronyism, whatsoever! NWS is so sensitive about this aspect of the selection process that the jurors MAY NOT talk among themselves during the selection process! (Bet you didn’t know that!!) I was stunned when I learned of how strict NWS is about these rules! As a person who came to know NWS first by gaining acceptance to the show, achieving awards, then gaining an intimate view of the insides of the organization by being a board member, I can now see that the motives of the board of directors that arranged these rules were incredibly wise! I am not sure who made these rules or when they were made. I am, however, extremely proud to be part of such an organization that provides such honor in its selection process!! Consider the effects that these rules insure: To be a leader in the world of watermedia painting exhibitions by showing only the newest and best of the art, and (this is the big one) to set the environment of rich competition so that the art community itself grows and reaches past tradition and habit and is constantly evolving. Would you rather see that same “re-tread” paintings that have shown in many other shows come to NWS and take our awards?...or would you rather be in a show that honors and exalts the newest, freshest work in our painting community? As a member of NWS, you may have noticed that NWS is always at the leading edge of new innovations in watermedia painting. Just look over the last ten to twenty years of show catalogs and you will see that the winners of those shows went beyond just “pretty pictures.” We take pride in rewarding the new and different. And, by encouraging and rewarding those sorts of paintings, there are implied higher standards put into the painting community. The result is that we see artists exploring ever deeper into the realm of creative expression. For example, look at the artists and paintings which have won top honors in the last decade or two: Robert E. Wood and his iconic style, George James and his innovative paintings on Yupo, Nicholas Simmons and his huge dripping portraits, or the innovative abstractions of Miles Batt, Sr. Because we demand the newest work and put all that into a highly competitive exhibition, we witness the appearance and methods of watercolor painting evolving from the same old “tried and true” to the “new and exciting.” It took me awhile, but it finally became quite obvious that the purpose of these shows and the purpose of associations, such as NWS, is not only to lift up the artists and their paintings, but to sponsor and encourage growth by asking for the newest, best efforts of the painting community at large.

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NWS/ISEA Exchange with the Wales Group
BY LINDA BAKER, INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

ISEA/NWS Welsh Exchange Above: Linda Baker & Linda Doll presenting medals and catalogs

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he National Watercolor Society joined forces with the International Society of Experimental Artists to create an exchange exhibit with The Welsh Group of Wales of the United Kingdom. This exchange exhibit was a small works show with half the work coming from the Welsh Group and half the work from a juried exhibit from the United States. Linda Daly Baker, NWS, served as the juror and selected 62 works to be combined with the 38 works from Wales and was exhibited first at BigArts in Sanibel Island, Florida and then traveled to San Pedro to be on exhibit in the NWS Gallery in conjunction with the NWS Annual International Exhibit. The work is now crated and traveling to the Country of Wales where it will exhibit next at Art Central in Barry, Wales from July 12 through August 30th, 2014. The opening reception will be held on July 12, 2014 in Barry. For more information please check the NWS and ISEA websites. ISEA will host their 23rd Annual Exhibit at the NWS Gallery in San Pedro, California in September with Linda Doll, president of NWS as juror and workshop person. To enter the exhibition check the website http://iseaartexhibit.org/ —Linda Baker

Linda Baker packing for Wales
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Workshop Etiquette

BY DEBBIE ABSHEAR, NWS BOARD

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Be conscious of your attitude.

any aspiring artists try to learn painting by attending workshops. It should come as no surprise that you will be attending these workshops with people of all different skill levels. After a recent challenging experience at a watercolor workshop with a truly wonderful instructor, I felt the need to help create a ‘Code of Workshop Etiquette’ from the viewpoint of the attendee. I received input for this list from many fellow artists and hope it helps alleviate some of the behaviors that can ruin a workshop.
Remember, we all started as beginners and the learning curve in painting can cause great anxiety. Be conscious of your attitude, one negative person can poison the room which doesn’t allow others the opportunity to learn. And please be patient with your fellow painters; you are there to learn techniques not to produce masterpieces.

Don’t monopolize the instructor’s time.
There are many participants in the workshop wanting attention. Ask the instructor whether he/she will entertain questions during their demonstration. Oftentimes the instructor is at a point in a painting where it is critical that they focus on the painting.

Ask the instructor ahead of time if he/she allows photographs of his demo or work. Be flexible.
Sometimes the instructor is in the middle of a demo when lunchtime rolls around. Be patient until they reach a manageable stopping time. Return from lunch on time; don’t expect your instructor to hold his demo and instruction until you return.

Take notes
While watching the demo and listening to the lecture, jot down notes to help when you sit to work on your own painting.

Don’t keep asking the instructor, “What color is that?”
Often it is a combination of many dabs of color that are already on the palette. If there is a critical need to know a particular color, the instructor will point it out.

Bring your own supplies.
Make sure you obtain a copy of the instructors’ workshop supply list ahead of time and purchase your supplies. This is especially important if you are attending a plein air workshop with no local art supply stores. Don’t ask to borrow supplies from your neighbor. It is difficult for some people to say no and it could cause them to feel uncomfortable.

Don’t take critiques personally.
Instructors are not there to tell you your painting is wonderful. They are there to point out potential problems with the painting. Be open to suggestions and if you don’t understand what they are trying to tell you, ask clarifying questions. Other attendees should not contribute to this critique, unless invited by the instructor. It can be confusing and counter productive to the critique process. While the instructor offers suggestions for improvement, the conversation about the painting will benefit everyone.

Don’t bring your previously finished artwork for a personal critique.
The techniques you are learning won’t necessarily translate from one to another.

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ISEA / NWS Workshop January 2014 KATHLEEN CONOVER AT THE NWS GALLERY
KATHLEEN CONOVER ENCOURAGES THE FREEDON TO TRY NEW TECHNIQUES AND SHOWS US HOW TO EXPERIMENT WITH TEXTURE AND DESIGN.

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hat a colorful workshop this was! It was so much fun to leave all your inhibitions aside and just play for four days. Such a great group of artists together. Thank you so very much Kathleen, you are such a joy and I loved getting to know you. I am constantly reminded of your words on design.— Jan Godachy

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NWS
JOHN SALMINEN LECTURE

SIGN-UP FOR EXCITING GALLERY LECTURES OR SIGN-UP TO JOIN THE LECTURE LIVE ONLINE
915 So. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731

NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
08/17/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM NWS GALLERY SAN PEDRO, CA John will show examples of his work and paintings of artists who have influenced him over the years. He will talk about how he selects his painting subject matter as well as the techniques he employs to create the resulting paintings. He will share examples that illustrate how his work has changed and grown over the years, and how he has expanded his subject matter vocabulary and his vision for future work. Throughout the presentation, John will welcome questions regarding his technique and philosophy.

KATHERINE CHANG LIU LECTURE

11/09/2014

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM NWS GALLERY SAN PEDRO, CA Katherine Liu is an abstract painter, collage artist and printmaker, and an internationally renowned painter, teacher, curator and juror. Born in China and raised in Taiwan, Her work has been featured in 26 books and over 70 magazine articles, and she has served as a frequent juror for national, regional, and statewide exhibitions. and has appeared in many publications . She enjoys acrylics because they are more conducive to layering of colors. See how she approaches working with inside shapes and edges as well as learn how she paints and thinks about the negative spaces in her abstract collages, giving them elements that acheive a certain feeling.

(Cut along line and return with your check to Penny Hill) SALMINEN REGISTRATION • ATTENDING AT GALLERY - $20.00 (USD) • ONLINE VIEW OF LECTURE - $10.00 (USD CHANG LIU REGISTRATION • ATTENDING AT GALLERY - $20.00 (USD) • ONLINE VIEW OF LECTURE - $10.00 (USD)

Please make all checks payable to NWS Mail form (below) and check to: NWS Lectures, c/o Penny Hill, 1145 Barham Drive #130, San Marcos, CA 92078 Questions? email NWSAnnualExhib@gmail.com NAME (please print) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE EMAIL __________ I will be staying in San Pedro and need hotel information. (We often can get a discount for you.) Enrollment is limited so sign up early either here or onliine.! ! CANCELLATION POLICY: Workshop: Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the first day of the workshop are 100% refundable for deposits. Once workshops begin there will be no refund for no-shows or withdrawals. NWS reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment; if cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel and there is a waiting list or a replacement is found, you will receive a complete refund. We will consider each case on an individual basis. We know that life happens.

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NEWSLETTER GUIDELINES
We are so proud that our members achieve so many accolades and therefore we are limited to what can be included. We print the following for signature and associate members:: • Awards (only from National or International exhibits open to all artists. No “members only” shows. Indicate the award[s] you received.) • Recent publications that include your work • Special honors (i.e., Signature membership to national art groups; serving as Juror; having work added to permanent collections, etc.) • Inclusion in invitational, solo or two-artist exhibitions We do not print: • Your workshops or websites • Your inclusion into exhibits (unless you get an award and it is in an exhibit open nationally to all artists) • Items over 6 months old Submitted material will be edited if it does not conform to the above criteria OR in order to fit space available. REQUIREMENTS: • Indicate your member status (Signature or Associate) • Kudos: Format your submission in the 3rd person, using the Kudos section in this newsletter as a guide. Please be specific about titles and dates. • Articles will be reviewed for content and relevancy. NWS reserves the right to accept or reject your article, and to edit its contents to fit. • In Memoriam: NWS will publish one submitted photo, space permitting. • Call for Entries: Submitted and applicable to NWS will be posted on our website. • We appreciate the effort of a personal email of your achievements instead of your monthly newsletter. Monthly newsletters unfortunately end up in our spam mailbox! Deadlines: Spring: March 1; Summer: July 1; Winter: November 1. Online | NWSnewsletter@gmail.com (Indicate “NWS Newsletter” in subject line or you will be accidentally deleted as spam!) Mail-in | NWS Newsletter Editor, 915 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro CA 90731-3201

NEW NWS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
November 1, 2013 to March 1, 2013 Roja Bandari, CA Catherine Barrett-Fischer, CA Anne Beletic, TX Mary Blumberg, MD Louise Bougourd, UK James Brady, TX Angela Breese, PA Cynthia Bremmer, OR Jim Chomchai, CA Laura Claesson, MA Anne Crown-Cyr, DE Leigh Culver, DC Walt Davis, TX Cynthia DiDonato, RI Kristen Doty, WA Mark Drewelow, AZ MaryAnn Dunn, MI Jesus Esquivel, VA LD Evans, CA Francesco Fontana, IT Elizabeth Goddeau, FL Cris Gordy, CA Angela Grainger, OR Nancy Grigsby, WA Glenda Haas, NJ Mark Hafeman, CA Jacqueline Hall, AL Susan Harper, CA Kathryn Hemlick, PA Hailey Herrera, TX Parrish Hirasaki, CA Janine Hoefler, VA Sheila Hogge, Spain Carol Hunsaker, CO Amanda James, OR Colleen Janee, Bronwen Jones, CO Georgia Kandiko, MN Gunasiri Kolambage, Sri Lanka Jan Lewis, CO Ling Jun Luo, Shanghai China Lynne MacDonald, CA Paul Mason, WI Leslie McDonald, Jr., TX Louisa McHugh Quilisch, CA Linda Mullen, CA Lynn Penning, MI Scott Persons, AZ Margaret Ann Polchow, LA Trish Poupard, CA Derek Robertson, Scotland Ramon Rodriguez, CA Larry Rolph, CA Peg Sandin, MI Marianne Sandstrom, GA Shinja Scheidnes, CA Lynn Schilling, SC Ann Schwartzwald, CA Jerron Scott, OK Michael Sessions, ID Andy Sewell, ID Peg Sheridan, VA Van Simmons, CA Linda Snider-Ward, LA Eleanor Stecker, GA Ellen Strier, OR Doris Syme, CA Rita Szopinski, FL Marilynn Thomas, MI M Katherine Tipton, WA Gary Tucker, MA Minnie Valero, CA Beth Verheyden, OR Margaret Washington, CA Kimberly Weissenborn, FL Tracy Williams, CA Suzanne Wolfe, AL Weibin Zeng, Singapore Yueqi Zhang, IN

VOLUNTEER WITH NWS
WE WELCOME ALL MEMBERS. COME BE A PART OF A GREAT GROWING ORGANIZATION AND WORK WITH FELLOW ARTISTS EITHER ONLINE OR IN PERSON. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE TIME OR TALENT YOU ARE WILLING TO SHARE. PLEASE EMAIL LINDA DOLL:
nwspresident.@gmail.com

OR CALL 858-774-1532 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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China Small Image Exchange Exhibit
BY VALLI THAYER MCDOUGLE, NWS, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

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hou Tianya, CAA, NWS, has invited the National Watercolor Society (NWS) to collaborate in hosting a small image exchange exhibition. The

small image show will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Shenzhen International Biennial Exhibition -- curated by Zhou Tianya -- in Shenzhen, China. In 2016, following the exhibition in Shenzhen, the small paintings from both countries will travel to San Pedro, CA, where they will be shown in the NWS Gallery. Separate opening receptions are proposed for both the Shenzhen International Biennial and the small image exhibitions, possibly on the same day. The small images submitted by NWS artists will be juried by Zhou Tianya, and Linda Doll will serve as juror for the Chinese artists’ paintings. Zhou Tianya is a well-known artist, teacher, author, and editor, who also has served -- for the past seven (7) years -- as Chair of the Art Department at Jingshu Academy of Technology in Hubei, China. Linda Doll, President of NWS, is an internationally-known artist, teacher, juror, and workshop instructor. Small works for this joint collaboration will consist of images no larger than 15” in the longest dimension. Catalogs of the small image exhibition will be printed through the generosity of China, and each accepted artist will receive this wonderful catalog. Watch for further breaking news about this exciting opportunity!

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and one piece selected for the new Splash Retrospective, Best of the Best Watercolor Book. (2014) Sandy Kay, has been awarded Honorable Mention for Of This Time…Of That Place in The Artist’s Magazine March issue: Over 60” Competition. Melanie Lacki, NWS, won the Bronze Award for Cherries Jubilee in the California Watercolor Association’s National Exhibition 2014 at the Olive Hyde Art Center, Mission San Jose, Ca. and wrote an accepted proposal for an exhibition titled, Just Add Water, showing at the Harrington Art Gallery, at the Firehouse Arts Center, in Pleasanton, CA, featuring her work and fellow NWS members, Anne Fallin, David Savellano, and Claire Verbiest. Jan Ledbetter AWS, NWS, received notification her Maya Women of Chichicastenango has been selected for the Shenzhen Watercolour International Biennial Exhibition 2013 Traveling Exhibition. It will be displayed at the Ningbo Art Museum in March and then proceed to seven other venues throughout China. Dave Maxwell won Honorable Mention for Interior Mobility in the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial held in Shenzhen, China. r. mike nichols received Second Place Watercolor in the 28th Annual National Art Show at the Dog Show for Time for My Walk. He also received a First Place Watercolor for Trout Man and a Third Place Watercolor for Kolorful Koi at the 2014 Winter Exhibition of The Arts Colony in Corona. Jill Poyerd, NWS, published three workbooks to help fellow artists with technology-based tasks: Editing & Saving Images with Photoshop, Editing & Saving Images with Photoshop Elements, and Creating a FREE Website Using Weebly.com., available on Amazon.com. She will have a solo exhibit this May at the Arts Club of Washington in Washington, DC. Kris Preslan, NWS,TWSA, WW, WAS-H, was awarded the Grand Prize by International Artist magazine Cars I’ll Never Own, #10 and her article is to be published in the upcoming issue of Art Collector magazine. Frank Spino, won the Strawbridge Art League Merit Award and the People’s Choice Award at the Brevard Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibit with Fresh Heirlooms . Liz Walker received Signature membership in ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists), after having her work accepted in three of their annual juried exhibits Steve Walters, NWS, won Best of Show in the NCA Bold Expressions International Exhibition for Annitra in Lavender and the M. Graham Co. Merchandise Award in the Watercolor West 45th Exhibition for You’ll Love It!.

NEXT NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - JULY 1, 2014 Debbie Abshear had her painting Storm Chasers selected for the June 2014 issue of Splash 15. Chris Beck, NWS, will be an invited exhibitor in the Eau en Couleurs International Watercolour Biennial 2014, held at the Castle of Bourgogne in Estaimbourg, Belgium, August 15, to September 7, 2014 Mary Baumgartner received her Signature Membership from Watercolor West with her entry, Snow Blossoms. Carol Z. Brody, NWS, was awarded First Place in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society’s Members’ Juried Exhibition in Florida, for her painting Papers and Images IV. Carol also received Signature Membership in Watercolor West and in the Florida Watercolor Society this fall. Diane Cannon had her painting Ascending included in Acrylic Works, The Best of Acrylic Painting, released this February by North Light Books. Jeanne Dobie, NWS, TWSA, WHS, PWS, FWS, PWCS,will be one of the Awards Jurors for the 2014 American Watercolor Society International Juried Annual Exhibition, NY. The other two Awards Jurors are Frank Webb and Eric Wiegardt. She was juror for the Phillips Mill Exhibition, New Hope, PA. which helps foster the Bucks County Impressionist Artists movement. Jeanne won the Keystone State Medal Award at the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s, 34th International Juried Exhibition, PA. Lynn Ferris, NWS, AWS, has been awarded Signature Status in the American Watercolor Society. Lynn will also be the juror for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Signature and Transparent Show as well as the awards judge for the Gainesville Fine Art Association’s Winter Fine Art Fair Bev Jozwiak, NWS, AWS, won the Claborn Family Award in the Fallbrooks 5th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition for her painting Three dancers. Her 164 page hardbound book Painting Life with Life published by Creative Art Press will be released May, 2014. She had two paintings accepted into NorthLights Book AcrylicWorks-Best of Acrylic Painting,

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Another 9 NWS Artists Featured in New Release of Chinese book BY DR. RUAN HOE AND ZHOU TIANYA, NWS

2014 Annual Traveling Exhibit Schedule
FALLBROOK ARTS CENTER February 5 - March 18 103 South Main at Alvarado Fallbrook, CA 92028
www.fallbrookartcenter.org

LEMARS ARTS CENTER September - October TBA Central Ave SE LeMars, IA 51031
www.lemarsarts.com

PENINSULA FINE ARTS CENTER May 2 - June 29 101 Museum Drive, Newport News,VA 23606
www.pfac-va.org

THE NEXT PICTURE SHOW November 4 - December 31 113 W First Street Dixon, IL 61021
www.thenextpictureshow.org

COMMUNITY FINE ARTS July 15 - September 6 400 C Street Rock Springs, WY 82907
www.cfac4art.com

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he second volume of Inspirations & Technical Breakthroughs, Secrets from the Contemporary International Watercolor Masters in Chinese language by Ruan Hoe and Zhou Tianya, NWS is published by Jilin Fine Arts Press, China, in December 2013. Following the first volume, the second volume features another nine Signature Member of NWS: Mary Whyte, Susan Swinand, Dean Mitchell, Ted Nuttall, George James, Joseph Alleman, Carl Purcell, Peggy Zalucha, and Nicholas Simmons. In the book they candidly discuss their inspirations, generously share their creative processes and show-case their exemplary work with Chinese readers. Inspirations & Technical Breakthroughs is the product of an international collaboration. Editor Dr. Ruan Hoe, a ChineseAmerican watercolorist and a principal researcher at UCLA, translated and edited the text. Second editor Zhou Tianya, a well-known Chinese professional watercolor artist, member of Chinese Artist Association, signature member of NWS and AWS, curator of Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial 2013-14, originally fathered the idea and designed the entire book. As the first of its kind, the first volume was critically acclaimed in China and its first edition’s 4000 copies are almost sold out. The second volume (4000 copies) is currently being distributed to all major Chinese bookstores and also available online (paper back, 11.6”x 8.8”, 144 pages, ¥78.00RMB, approximately $12.50USD). The third volume of this title with nine artists from the United Kingdom is in the planning phase and scheduled due out in later 2015. Released By Zhou Tianya, NWS.

IN MEMORIAM
DEE KNOTT, NWS, 70, Nationally acclaimed watercolorist, died August 14, 2013 at her home in Beaufort NC. She devoted her energy and passion for painting exclusively to transparent watercolors in her 35-year professional career. Dee Knott’s paintings have veen widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country and she has received numerous national awards. She is survived by her husband Ray who said she was very proud of her longstanding membership and relationship with NWS. LEW WALLACE , NWS, died on Nov 20, 2013. A technical illustrator with various aerospace companies at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, he developed his own watercolor techniques for painting nature, rocks and water. His work has been featured in national and international art magazines.

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