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2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition

October 6, 2023 through January 15, 2024 (see hours below)

Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion Galleries
311 and 320 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Reception and Awards Presentation:
Sunday, November 12, 2023, 2-4pm

Kentlands Mansion

Exhibition hours, please read carefully:

The Exhibition is spread equally between the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion facilities, just across the quiet Kent Square Road from each other. Exhibition visitors will probably want to choose a time when both are open. The two facilities have different hours:

- Kentlands Mansion - Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

- Arts Barn - Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 pm and also for classes, activities and events.

So the overlap hours of Tues-Fri, 1-4pm are the simplest. If a visitor would like to come at a time both buildings are not officially open, they may email artgalleries@gaithersburgmd.gov for an appointment and one of the gallery managers will be happy to meet them.

Both facilities will be open for the reception on November 12, 2-4pm The awards ceremony will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Arts Barn.

Judge of Selection and Awards

Alexis Lavine, NWS, WHS
alexislavineartist.com

Alexis Lavine is delighted to be juror and selector of awards for the 2023 exhibit. She is a signature member of nine watercolor societies, most notably The National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She is especially pleased to be a long-time signature and life member of BWS. Honored as one of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s “Ones to Watch,” her paintings have also been published in Splash, The Artistic Touch, and The Palette Magazine. Alexis’ paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the country and overseas, including The American and National Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA, Watercolor West, and many others. Having exhibited in numerous juried shows, she understands how important it is to serve as juror. She considers this to be a great honor and she approaches the task with a good eye for design, technique, and expression... and with true respect, humility, wonder, and fairness.

Juror's Comments

Alexis chose 95 works from 370 paintings submitted by 218 artists. Here are her reflections on the selection process...

“Judging a large and prestigious competition such as this one is always exciting, fascinating, and humbling. Faced with the task of choosing fewer than 100 paintings from nearly 400 entries made my job very challenging to say the least. The entries encompassed just about every possible subject, technique, and allowable materials. I tried to choose the strongest body of work, and to recognize and include all of those marvelous variations on the theme of watermedia. If your painting was selected, may I offer you a hearty “Congratulations!” If your painting was not selected, please do not be overly discouraged. I know how you feel! Keep on painting and learning and entering shows. Be stubborn! Be determined! And don’t give up on this unique, versatile and expressive medium, which we all love so much!“ ...Alexis

Slide Show of Award Winning Paintings

Alexis completed her selection of awards for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition on Monday, October 2.

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 Alexis Lavine, for inclusion in the 2023 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.

STANDING ROOM ONLY by Sarah Andrews - BWS Gold Medal in Memory of David Churchill, donated by Susan Churchill and Michael Eddy
RAQUETTE LAKE LINE by Nancy Stark - BWS Sharon A. Green Silver Medal
GEORGE'S MEMORIES by Beverly Perdue - BWS Bronze Medal, in Memory of Alberta Lasham
FRIENDS IN GLASS PLACES by William Jaeger - Frank Webb Award
JUST A STARLING, NOT A GANGSTER by Linda Slattery Sherman - Georgia O’Keeffe Award
ILLUMINATION II by E. Jane Stoddard - Mary Cassatt Award
THE EYES HAVE IT by David Eakin - Andrew Wyeth Award
MYSTICAL MOMENT by Carolyn Councell - Clementine Hunter Award
SWING I by Kristin Herzog - Alice Webb Memorial Award, donated by Glen Webb Family, Friends & Students
THAT'S USING YOUR...SHUTTERS by Deborah Cohan - Alice Webb Memorial Award, donated by Walter Stelzer
CATCHING THE LIGHT by Angela Lacy - BWS Merit Award
MYSTIC DRAW by Rick Kowalewski - BWS Merit Award
FEININGER SOUL by Chris Duke - BWS Merit Award
BORED by Jane Thomas - Harold Walpert Memorial Award, donated by Family & Friends
GAIA by Pam Wenger - Robert Dansky Memorial Award, donated by Family & Friends
A MAGICAL MOMENT by Susan Stuller - Ginny (Virginia) Baier Memorial Award, donated by Rebecca Rothey
UNHOUSED: MARY SUE by Deborah Conn - Edward Longley Memorial Award, donated by Sharon Longley
ON THE QUI VIVE by Deborah McFarlin - Joan Watkins Hoffsommer Memorial Award, donated by Woodson & Bozeman, Inc.
FOLLOWING THE LIGHT by Michele Rea - BWS Honorable Mention
FOREVER EVORA by Myhanh Bosse - BWS Honorable Mention
SYCAMORE MOON by Bruce Woodward - BWS Honorable Mention
DREAMY by Julia Rosenbaum - Rick Bradley Memorial Award, donated by BWS

2023 Award Winners

Award Title Artist Location
BWS Gold Medal in Memory of David Churchill, donated by Susan Churchill and Michael Eddy Standing Room Only Sarah Andrews Arlington VA
BWS Sharon A. Green Silver Medal Raquette Lake Line Nancy Stark Roanoke VA
BWS Bronze Medal, in Memory of Alberta Lasham George's Memories Beverly Perdue Midlothian VA
Frank Webb Award Friends In Glass Places William Jaeger Severna Park MD
Georgia O’Keeffe Award Just a Starling, Not a Gangster Linda Slattery Sherman Montgomery Village MD
Mary Cassatt Award Illumination II E. Jane Stoddard East Amherst NY
Andrew Wyeth Award The Eyes Have It David Eakin Forest VA
Clementine Hunter Award Mystical Moment Carolyn Councell Pasadena MD
Alice Webb Memorial Award, donated by Glen Webb Family, Friends & Students Swing I Kristin Herzog Estero FL
Alice Webb Memorial Award, donated by Walter Stelzer That's Using Your...Shutters Deborah Cohan N. Potomac MD
BWS Merit Award Catching the Light Angela Lacy Rockville MD
BWS Merit Award Mystic Draw Rick Kowalewski Silver Spring MD
BWS Merit Award Feininger Soul Chris Duke Winchester VA
Harold Walpert Memorial Award, donated by Family & Friends Bored Jane Thomas Alexandria VA
Robert Dansky Memorial Award, donated by Family & Friends Gaia Pam Wenger Dillsburg PA
Ginny (Virginia) Baier Memorial Award, donated by Rebecca Rothey A Magical Moment Susan Stuller Midlothian VA
Edward Longley Memorial Award, donated by Sharon Longley Unhoused: Mary Sue Deborah Conn Falls Church VA
Joan Watkins Hoffsommer Memorial Award, donated by Woodson & Bozeman, Inc. On the Qui Vive Deborah McFarlin Easton MD
BWS Honorable Mention Following the Light Michele Rea Glen Allen VA
BWS Honorable Mention Forever Evora Myhanh Bosse Warrington PA
BWS Honorable Mention Sycamore Moon Bruce Woodward Sykesville MD
Rick Bradley Memorial Award, donated by BWS Dreamy Julia Rosenbaum Gaithersburg MD
BWS Artists' Choice AwardLean on MeCharlotte MehoskyNorth East MD

2023 Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition

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.

<< All album photos 79/95 photos
Katherine Sullivan BWS-WM, VWS
ROOT OF THE MATTER
24 x 29 (Watercolor)
$950

2023 Selected Paintings

Painting Title Artist Location
Fresh Fruit Candy Aaron Westminster MD
Pecking Order Mary Cannell Andrews Alexandria VA
Cebulski's Decoy MaryLou Andrews Virginia Beach VA
Standing Room Only Sarah Andrews Arlington VA
Aging Gracefully Sara Azzam Alexandria VA
Corncentric Janet Belich Germantown MD
Hopeful Journey Ahead Joyce Bell Ellicott City MD
Apothecary Shelf Matthew Bird Sykesville MD
Forever Evora Myhanh Bosse Warrington PA
White Socks - Yellowstone Gwendolyn Bragg Alexandria VA
Sauce on the Side Marshall Carolus Alexandria VA
Wild Wonderful Wisteria Leslie Carson Annapolis MD
Shore Breaker Lizabeth Castellano-King Stafford VA
Kahdija Connie Clutter Washington PA
That's Using Your...Shutters Deborah Cohan N. Potomac MD
Cool Day in Kasha-Ketuwe Canyon Rachel Collins Alexandria VA
Parked Cheryl Coniglio Jamison PA
Unhoused: Mary Sue Deborah Conn Falls Church VA
One of Those Days Anne Cordes Ashburn VA
Mystical Moment Carolyn Councell Pasadena MD
Warmth in the Cold Yogini Dahiwadkar Ellicott City MD
Of Two Minds Kathy Daywalt Glen Burnie MD
Feininger Soul Chris Duke Winchester VA
The Eyes Have It David Eakin Forest VA
Winter Morning Z Feng Radford VA
Gritty City Matthew Fenton Columbia MD
Coffee in Zimbabwe Gloria Tseng Fischer Takoma Park MD
Blue Fusion Constance Fisher Berryville VA
The Selection Committee Charlie Frances Virginia Beach VA
Winter Snow Jerry Gadd Westminster MD
Plaza Mayor in Madrid David Gardner Pittsford NY
Berry Picking Rosemary Gemp Ellicott City MD
Gloconuts Jean Gill Oak Hill VA
Flamenco Dance Judith Gray Burke VA
Chickenfeed DiAnn Grimes Westminster MD
Deep Dreams Nancy Hannans Columbia MD
Oh Lemon Tree Mimi Hegler Ashton MD
Pier No More Janice Hendra Severna Park MD
Swing I Kristin Herzog Estero FL
Top O' The Town Catherine Hillis Locust Grove VA
Inspiration Juliya Ivanilova Bethesda MD
Friends In Glass Places William Jaeger Severna Park MD
A Glacial Cirque in Lahaul Nishita Jain Columbia MD
Next Stop Shirley Jenkins Sparks MD
Unraveled Judy Jones-Wisniewski Wheaton MD
Dubrovnik Rooftops Yolanda Koh Columbia MD
Meadow House Michael Kotarba Baltimore MD
Mystic Draw Rick Kowalewski Silver Spring MD
A Fan of Bermuda Jim Kuhlman Fallston MD
Catching the Light Angela Lacy Rockville MD
Flight Laura Lin Frederick MD
Order Up! Stacy Lund Levy Owings Mills MD
Rhododendron 'Hotspur' Janet Hansen Martinet Manassas VA
Daydreamin' Anni Matsick Boalsburg PA
On the Qui Vive Deborah McFarlin Easton MD
Lean on Me Charlotte Mehosky North East MD
Panic Attack Eric Miller Hanover PA
My Father's Key Karen Norman Silver Spring MD
Faerie Pools. Cuillin Mountains Isle of Skye, Scotland David Outhwaite Brooklyn NY
The Fishmonger Maria Payer Pilesgrove NJ
George's Memories Beverly Perdue Midlothian VA
Large Stump Luis Pérez Canaan NY
Lion of St. Mark Deidre Pistochini Springfield VA
First Light Jill Poyerd Leesburg VA
Sweetpeas JoAnne Ramsey Bethesda MD
Following the Light Michele Rea Glen Allen VA
Razzamatazz - Birdland, NYC Dorrie Rifkin Englewood NJ
Dreamy Julia Rosenbaum Gaithersburg MD
Debate en Trinidad Jim Sandford Woodbine MD
Searching Marietta Schreiber Annapolis MD
Sunflower Season Karen Schuster Columbia MD
Just a Starling, Not a Gangster Linda Slattery Sherman Montgomery Village MD
Glass Reflections DeEtta Silvestro Clarence NY
Mi Rinconcito en D.C. (My Little Corner In D.C.) Maria Sola-Símon Washington DC
Calamondins & Glass Gigantic Frank Spino Perryville MD
Raquette Lake Line Nancy Stark Roanoke VA
Illumination II E Jane Stoddard East Amherst NY
A Magical Moment Susan Stuller Midlothian VA
Root of the Matter Katherine Sullivan Arlington VA
Daisies in Blue Mason Jar Jeannine Swartz Mechanicsburg PA
C&O Canal Monacacy Aqueduct Robert Talbert North Potomac MD
A World of Tulips Joan Tarbell-Plato Woodstock MD
Bored Jane Thomas Alexandria VA
Lifecycle at a Glimpse Alexandra Treadaway-Hoare Silver Spring MD
Shadow Dance Carmella Tuliszewski Flourtown PA
The Fiddler Jeffrey Turner Columbia MD
At the Piazza Navona Karen Tylec Millersville MD
Tangled Frank Wengen Dallas PA
Gaia Pam Wenger Dillsburg PA
Morning Routine Lois Wolford Towson MD
Morning at the Met Fran Wood Mendham NJ
Sycamore Moon Bruce Woodward Sykesville MD
The Composer Sandy Yagel Olney MD
Broadway & Bleecker Harold Zabady Camp Hill PA
Passing Through Vicky Zhou Oakton VA

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