Baltimore Watercolor Society
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June 12 through Aug 31, 2021
Anne Abgott, is a signature member of a number of societies including AWS and NWS. She is an award-winning artist, juror, workshop instructor and author of “Daring Color.” Born in Canada and now living in Florida, she is a past president of the Florida Watercolor Society.
Enjoy Anne Abgott’s statement on each of the medal winner
I believe that my job as a juror was to assemble a collection of paintings that represents the broadest and most varied spectrum of the entries. I want to congratulate everyone who was accepted. It was very tough to narrow 100 paintings from the 466 submitted!
I looked for strong design and composition, repetition of color and shape. I especially appreciated the creativity and originality of many of the entries. Style and technique are very important, but I like to see the hand of the artist in the painting. Just recording the facts from a photo reference should not take the place of personal interpretation.
To everyone who did not get accepted into the show, please don’t be discouraged. Kudos for putting yourself out there! Thank you to the Baltimore Watercolor Society for asking me to judge this show. I truly enjoyed it! Congratulations to all the award winners.
Anne Abgott AWS, NWS
Here are her comments on the Gold, Silver and Bronze paintings:
Gold Medal - Sydni Reubin - PROJECTION
Simply wonderful in its simplicity! The painting evoked an emotion in the message it sent. The shapes and sizes of the large squares make it difficult but the artist made it “work!”
Silver Medal - David Outhwaite - ROCKS AT ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, MAINE
A powerful focal point! There is no doubt where the artist wants me to look. Beautiful technique rendered in a quiet thoughtful way.
Bronze Medal - William Jaeger - ERUPTION
A Floral! A most unusual flower painting. Along with the technique, color and composition this becomes an ABSTRACT. It breaks the rules of even numbers, but creates beautiful negative shapes. A stunning piece!
The slide show below provides a closeup view of each of the Award Winning Paintings. The slide show is followed by a presentation of each of the paintings selected by Anne Abgott for inclusion in the 2021 Online Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition.
These 104 paintings were selected from a field of 466 paintings.
Congratulations to all!
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Enjoy the 2021 Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition
Click on an image to see it larger or to scroll through the exhibit click on the word Next, located above the image you are viewing.
Peoples Choice award voting closed as of Aug 31.
You will need the Artist's First, Last Name, and the Title of the Painting when purchasing a painting.
|Award||Award Amount||Artist||Painting Title||Medium|
|Gold Medal in Memory of David Churchill||$1,500.00||Sydni Reubin||Projection||MW|
|Silver Medal||$1,200.00||David Outhwaite||Rocks at Arcadia National Park, Maine||W|
|Bronze Medal||$1,000.00||William Jaeger||Eruption||W|
|Ampersand Art Supply Inc., Artist Angle Gallery, FM Brush Co. Inc., Fredrix Canvas, Golden Artist Colors, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Award||$737.30||Tim Saternow||Famous Sichuan, Pell Street, Chinatown||W|
|Canson & Strathmore Artist Papers, FM Brush Co. Inc., Fredrix Canvas, Golden Artist Colors, Grafix Arts, Potomac Valley Watercolorists Award||$712.74||John Bierley||Glacial Thunder||W|
|Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper Blocks and Pads Award by Legion Paper||$700.76||Lois Ward Wolford||Green Chairs||W|
|Creative Catalyst Productions, Daniel Smith Artists' Materials, Fredrix Canvas, JFM Enterprises, Inc., Watercolor Artist Magazine Award||$595.27||Denny Bond||Welcome To My World||W|
|Classic Homes of Maryland, FM Brush Co.,Fredrix Canvas, HK Holbein Artist Materials, Watercolor Artist Magazine Award||$591.27||Ann Greene||Halfway Between Ragtime and Blues||W|
|Airfloat Systems, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Frederix Canvas, Jerry's Artarama, Silver Brush Ltd. Award||$589.30||Kathleen Giles||Soulful Eyes||W|
|Daniel Smith Artists' Materials, FM Brush Co., Fredrix Canvas, Jerry's Artarama, Plaza Art Award||$589.23||Eleanor Cox||South Nags Head||MW|
|Daniel Smith Artists' Materials, Fredrix Canvas, Jerry's Artarama, Logan Graphic Products Inc., Wind River Arts Award||$584.20||Janet Belich||Soup & Sandwich||W|
|Hahnemuhle Paper Award||$570||David Eakin||The Gossips||MW|
|Blick Art Materials Award||$550||Matthew Bird||How We Face the World||W|
|Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award||$550||Lizabeth Castellano-King||Moored at Holbox||W|
|Colson Art Printing Award||$475||Valerie Anderson||Trois||W|
|M. Graham & Co. Award||$400||Ardythe Jolliff||The Soloist||W|
|Chartpak Excellence Award||$350||Sidra Kaluszka||The Three Fates||W|
|Fredrix Canvas Award||$350||Stacy Lund Levy||Treading Tribe||W|
|Princeton Artist Brush Co. Kaufman Award||$350||Ally Morgan||Girls II||W|
|Princeton Artist Brush Co. Takamoto Award||$350||Alexis Lavine||A Point Well Taken||W|
|Delaware Watercolor Society Award||$300||Michael Scherfen||Afghan Pushtun Tribesman||W|
|Edward Longley Memorial Award||$300||Susan Stuller||On Angels Wings||W|
|International Society of Experimental Artists Award||$300||Pam Wenger||The Skeptic||W|
|National Watercolor Society Award||$300||Valerie Patterson||A Moment With The Past||W|
|Philadelphia Water Color Society Award||$300||Sandy Yagel||At Rest||W|
|Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Award||$300||Nishita Jain||Sub-Zero||W|
|Virginia Watercolor Society Award||$300||Robert Bowden||Field of Electricity||W|
In Recognition of Our Donors
The Baltimore Watercolor Society wishes to thank and recognize all of the companies and groups who through their generosity and significant contributions have funded or supplied merchandise or services for this year's awards.
Ampersand Art Supply, Inc.
Artist Angle Gallery
Baltimore Watercolor Society
Blick Art Materials
Canson Artist Papers
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
Classic Homes of Maryland
Colson Art Printing
Creative Catalyst Productions
Daniel Smith Artists' Materials
Delaware Watercolor Society
Dr. Ph. Martin's
FM Brush Co. Inc.
Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
HK Holbein Artist Materials
International Society of Experimental Artists
JFM Enterprises Inc.
Legion Paper Corp.
Logan Graphic Products Inc.
M Graham & Co.
National Watercolor Society
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Philadelphia Water Color Society
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society
Plaza Art Materials & Picture Framing
Potomac Valley Watercolorists
Princeton Artist Brush Co.
Silver Brush Limited
Strathmore Artist Papers
Virginia Watercolor Society
Watercolor Artist magazine
Wind River Arts
The Baltimore Watercolor Society is also very grateful and wish to thank those who generously funded our memorial awards.
BWS Gold Medal in Memory of David Churchill
Edward Longley Memorial Award