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2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition

June 13 through July 23, 2022

Gallery hours: 11-4 Monday to Saturday

The Gallery at Center for the Arts
CCBC, Catonsville
800 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21228

Reception and Awards Presentation:
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 2-4pm

Map of CCBC campus, with location of gallery circled in red.

Judge of Selection and Awards

Kathleen S. Giles, AWS, NWS
www.kgilesstudio.com

Kathleen Giles is an award winning master watercolorist and a signature member of a number of prestigious societies, including AWS and NWS.  Her realistic style on a variety of subjects is defined by strong values and intense colors.

As a thoughtful juror and generous workshop instructor, she has been a valued asset of this exhibit.  For further information, please explore her website.

Kathleen's Comments

It was indeed an honor to be invited to select the paintings and awards for the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition. The quality and variety of the work presented was a joy to behold. I wasn’t able to include all the work that I would have liked because of size restrictions for hanging, but certainly would have included more work. Also, many of the artists that entered two pieces presented me with a real challenge as to which piece was the stronger work. Many of those paintings are also exceptional. Congratulations to all the winning artists! Your work stood out amongst a fine group of paintings.

When selecting paintings I first look for a good composition supported by a strong value pattern and color unity. If the work is realistic, I look for competent drawing skills. I ask myself whether or not the painting makes sense. Are things drawn to scale? Do I know what the artist is saying? Oftentimes I find that too many objects have been added to complicate and confuse the viewer. Simple design is the often best route to follow unless you are a very experienced painter. My tips for making your piece stand out are to use eye catching pattern and/or storytelling, through the objects in your work. If your work wasn’t included in the show this time please don’t be discouraged. If I had kept all the rejections notices I have received over the years, they would fill an entire desk drawer. I still get my share of rejections. Instead of taking it personally, I have learned to look at it differently. I understand there were just other pieces that were more appealing to the judge. I also have found that rejection has helped me grow. Getting an honest critique of rejected work can provide you with new insights. Those insights can then motivate and help you to move forward with new goals… you can’t lose unless you quit!

Working on our art can be such a wonderful escape from the negativity around us. We are essentially creating our own world. Artists are never bored because we are always creating. I hope that you all continue to grow and that your work brings joy into your lives.

All the best,

Kathleen S. Giles

Award Winning Paintings Slide Show

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 Kathleen S. Giles, for inclusion in the 2022 Online Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition.

The captions for each image include:  

  • Artist Name
  • Artist Organization Signature Status
  • AWARD WINNER (if applicable)
  • Title of Painting
  • Size, Medium
  • Price

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

All images are the property of the artists and protected by copyright. No image can be used without the written permission of the artist.

BRANZINO FOR TWO by Matthew Bird - BWS Gold Medal in Memory of David Churchill, donated by Susan Churchill and Michael Eddy
GREAT BLUE ON BLUE by Deborah McFarlin - BWS Silver Medal
SOPHIE'S PARLOR by Kathy Daywalt - BWS Bronze Medal
JUNK IN THE TRUNK by Frank Wengen - Ed Kidera Memorial Award, donated by Friends and Family
DOCK OF THE BAY (WITH A NOD TO OTIS REDDING) by Linda Slattery Sherman - American Frame, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper, Winsor & Newton Award
BOTERO'S TOMATOES by Luis Perez - Classic Homes of Maryland, Dr. Ph. Martin's, QoR, Silver Brush Ltd., Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper Award
COMING by Denny Bond - Artist Angle Gallery, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Jack Richeson & Co., Jerry's Artarama, Talas Award
CLEANING MONET'S POND by John Bierley - Dr. Ph. Martin's Award, Virginia Gordon Memorial Award, donated by Artist Friends
WONDERMENT by Susan Stuller - Dr. Ph. Martin's Award for Excellence
BEYOND THE ROOST by David Eakin - Airfloat Systems, Dr. Ph. Martin's, HK Holbein Artist Materials, Jack Richeson & Co., Talas Award
CLOWNING AROUND by Jane Wise - Creative Catalyst Productions, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Jerry's Artarama, Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Watercolor Artist
IN THE SPACE BETWEEN by Bonnie Steinsnyder - Ampersand Art Supply Inc., Dr. Ph. Martin's, Jerry's Artarama, Talas, Watercolor Artist Magazine Award
AT THE BARRE by Pam Wenger - Hahnemuhle Award for Excellence
MORNING SNOOZE by Lois Ward Wolford - Colson Art Award of Excellence
PEAR JOURNEY by Joan Tarbell-Plato - Acuity Watercolor Appreciation Award
APRIL 15 2019 by Mick McAndrews - M. Graham & Co. Award
MORNING MIST by Z Feng - Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award
ON THE MOVE (IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION) by Sally Davies - Princeton Artist Brush Company Award #1
WHALE WATCH by Ruth Ann Kaufman - Princeton Artist Brush Company Award #2
TENNIS SHOES by Candy Aaron - Blick Artist Materials Award
THE SCALES OF JUSTICE by Joanna Barnum - Plaza Artist Materials Painting Award
TEAM WORK by Janet Belich - Delaware Watercolor Society Award
LITTLE BLACK DRESS by John James - Edward Longley Memorial Award Donated by Sharon Longley
BERMUDA WILDFLOWERS FANTASY by Annette Uroskie - International Society of Experimental Artists Award
QUILT STORIES 12 by Deborah Conn - New Jersey Watercolor Society Award
IS IT SAFE TO COME IN YET? by Stacy Lund Levy - Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Award
SNOWBOUND by Maria Payer - Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award
WAITING by Anni Matsick - Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Award
CROSBY STREET NEAR BROOME NYC by Stephen Hanks - Virginia Watercolor Society Award

Enjoy the 2022 Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition

Use this link to download a copy of the exhibition catalog.

Below are all the images from the show. 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.

The Gallery at CCBC Catonsville has created a 3D tour of the exhibition. www.thegalleriesatccbc.com/bws-2022

Vote for the People's Choice Award here.

Voting will end on July 23.

To inquire about purchasing a painting fill out this form.

You will need the Artist's First Name, Last Name, and the Title of the Painting when purchasing a painting.

<< All album photos 18/91 photos
Carolyn Councell BWS, MPSGS
PARADISE BLOOMS
14 x 20 (W)
$675

Award Winners

Award Award Amount Artist Painting Title Medium
BWS Gold Medal in Memory of David Churchill, donated by Susan Churchill and Michael Eddy $1,500 Matthew Bird Branzino for Two W
BWS Silver Medal/Sharon A. Green Award $1,200 Deborah McFarlin Great Blue on Blue W
BWS Bronze Medal $1,000 Kathy Daywalt Sophie's Parlor W
Ed Kidera Memorial Award, donated by Friends and Family $1,055 Frank Wengen Junk in the Trunk W
American Frame, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper, Winsor & Newton Award $914 Linda Slattery Sherman Dock of the Bay (With a Nod to Otis Redding) A
Classic Homes of Maryland, Dr. Ph. Martin's, QoR, Silver Brush Ltd., Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Paper Award $881 Luis Perez Botero's Tomatoes W
Artist Angle Gallery, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Jack Richeson & Co., Jerry's Artarama, Talas Award $879 Denny Bond Coming W
Dr. Ph. Martin's Award, Virginia Gordon Memorial Award, donated by Artist Friends $860 John Bierley Cleaning Monet's Pond W
Dr. Ph. Martin's Award for Excellence $810 Susan Stuller Wonderment W
Airfloat Systems, Dr. Ph. Martin's, HK Holbein Artist Materials, Jack Richeson & Co., Talas Award $762 David Eakin Beyond the Roost A
Creative Catalyst Productions, Dr. Ph. Martin's, Jerry's Artarama, Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Watercolor Artist Magazine Award $702 Jane Wise Clowning Around W
Ampersand Art Supply Inc., Dr. Ph. Martin's, Jerry's Artarama, Talas, Watercolor Artist Magazine Award $612 Bonnie Steinsnyder In the Space Between W
Hahnemuhle Award for Excellence $550 Pam Wenger At the Barre W
Colson Art Award of Excellence $475 Lois Ward Wolford Morning Snooze W
Acuity Watercolor Appreciation Award $450 Joan Tarbell-Plato Pear Journey A
M. Graham & Co. Award $425 Mick McAndrews April 15 2019 W
Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award $400 Z Feng Morning Mist W
Princeton Artist Brush Company Award #1 $350 Sally Davies On the Move (Immigration, Migration) W
Princeton Artist Brush Company Award #2 $350 Ruth Ann Kaufman Whale Watch W
Blick Artist Materials Award $300 Candy Aaron Tennis Shoes W
Plaza Artist Materials Painting Award $300 Joanna Barnum The Scales of Justice W
Delaware Watercolor Society Award $300 Janet Belich Team Work W
Edward Longley Memorial Award Donated by Sharon Longley $300 John James Little Black Dress MW
International Society of Experimental Artists Award $300 Annette Uroskie Bermuda Wildflowers Fantasy W
New Jersey Watercolor Society Award $300 Deborah Conn Quilt Stories 12 W
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Award $300 Stacy Lund Levy Is It Safe to Come in Yet? W
Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award $300 Maria Payer Snowbound W
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Award $300 Anni Matsick Waiting W
Virginia Watercolor Society Award $300 Stephen Hanks Crosby Street Near Broome NYC W

Artist Organization Signature Status Key

AAPL American Artists Professional League
AWS American Watercolor Society
BWS Baltimore Watercolor Society
CWA California Watercolor Society
DWS Delaware Watercolor Society
FSWS Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society
GSWS Garden State Watercolor Society
GWS Georgia Watercolor Society
ISEA International Society of Experimental Artists
LWS Louisiana Watercolor Society
MoWS Missouri Watercolor Society
MPSGS The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC
MWS Miami Watercolor Society
NEWS Northeast Watercolor Society
NJWCS New Jersey Watercolor Society
NWS National Watercolor Society
PVW Potomac Valley Watercolorists
PWCS Philadelphia Water Color Society
PWS Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
PWSA Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Artist
RIWS Rhode Island Watercolor Society
RMNW Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
SCWS South Carolina Watermedia Society
SDWS San Diego Watercolor Society
SW Southern Watercolor Society
TWSA Transparent Watercolor Society of America
VWS Virginia Watercolor Society
WAS-H Watercolor Art Society of Houston
WFWS Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
WHS Watercolor USA Honor Society
WPA Whiskey Painters of America
WSA Watercolor Society of Alabama
WVWS West Virginia Watercolor Society
WW Watercolor West

Medium Key

A Acrylic
W Watercolor
MW Mixed Watermedia

Sponsors & Contributors

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.

See our list of sponsors and contributors for the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Show.

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