2015 “Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors” at The Galleries at Quiet Waters

August 26-October 11, 2015

Our judge was Barbara Kiwak. Here are her comments about the show.

First Place: “I’ve Got the Blues” by Jackie Dinora

Clearly an award winner. Ambitious composition. The subject matter is masterfully handled. There is a lot of information but the artist handles this nicely with out it being tedious. Her technique flatters the subject matter and doesn’t overshadow it. Wow! Amazing control.

Second Place: “Anchor Chain” by Marietta Schreiber

Beautiful technique. A wonderful example of the medium being handled with soft transitions of color. Dynamic composition, love the cropping. The artist skillfully moves the eye around the piece with strong values.

Third Place: “Enlightenment” by Ardythe Jolliff

Strong composition, excellent control and application of color. Use of warm and cool greens as well as warm/cool pinks make this a beautiful and dynamic piece.

Honorable Mention: “Cypress Trees at Trap Pond” by Nancy Mysak

Beautiful use of fractured color. Fresh, excellent control.

Honorable Mention: “Join the Crowd” by April Rimpo

Whimsical. Fresh application of color.

Honorable Mention: “Uplifted” by Kathy Daywalt

The artist skillfully uses design and pattern to create a uniquely striking image.

Thank you to our juror, Barbara Kiwak.

First Place
Jackie Dinora—“I’ve Got the Blues”

I've Got the Blues

Second Place
Marietta Schreiber—“Anchor Chain”

Anchor Chain

Third Place
Ardythe Jolliff—“Enlightenment”


Honorable Mentions

Nancy Mysak—“Cypress Trees at Trap Pond”

Cypress Trees at Trap Pond

April Rimpo—“Join the Crowd”

Join the Crowd

Kathy Daywalt—“Uplifted”


About Barbara Kiwak

Graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1988 with a BFA in Visual Communications, Barb began her career as an illustrator. Some of her clients include Time Life, Reader’s Digest, Highlights for Children and Random House Publishing.

Upon returning from a trip out west several years ago, Barb decided to pursue a career in fine art. Since then, she has had numerous showings in the Baltimore/Washington area, including The Life of Maryland Gallery, The Howard County Center for the Arts and the Gudelsky Gallery in Washington D.C.

Most recently, Barb received the Lelia Gardin Sawyer Award for her sculpture, Plains Warrior. The Award was presented by the Catherine Lorillard Wolf National Art Club at Gramercy Park’s Grande Gallery in New York City. Barb also received the Jack and Evelyn Miller Award by the Visual Arts Society of Texas for her work and was selected for a showing at the Meadows Gallery in Texas.

Barb lives in Maryland with her partner and their German shepherd, Dolly.

The McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and The Berkley Gallery in Virginia represent her work.