MISSOURI WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

2019 International Exhibition

Selected Artists and Works

Scroll down to below the list of artists to view the Juror's Statement


Anne

Abgott

DATE NIGHT BRIOS

Ingrid

Albrecht

UNDER THE TWISTED CANOPY

Craig

Anderson

ALL BOXED UP

Tony

Armendariz

DAVE

Sylvia

Aruffo

CHAMPS de LAVANDE

Denise

Athanas

JAZZY RED IV

Gloria

Baker

THE MEETING

John

Bayalis

26th AVE RAIN

Judi

Betts

BALI BREEZES

Matthew

Bird

ANGLE of MUSIC

Bruce

Bobick

LISTENING to MOUSSORGSKY'S PICTURES at an EXHIBITION; Bydlo

Denny

Bond

ILLUSION

Jerry

Bowman

THINKING OUTSIDE (and INSIDE) THE BOX

Marilynne

Bradley

INTO THE LIGHT

Francesca

Brayton

SAFARI PARK

Carol

Brody

PARTY PAPERS and RIBBONS VII

Ken

Call

WHERE R U?

Ali

Cavanaugh

HOPE ….WITH SILENCE

Lana

Cease

CONFECTIONARY

Keming

Chen

MYRTLE CREEK GARDEN

Rachel

Collins

VERTEBRA IV

Kay

Coop

DO NOT ENTER

Doris

Davis-Glackin

PRICKLY PEAR PATTERNS

Barbara

DiMartini

DAY 500

Jeanne

Dobie

TWILIGHT

Linda

Doll

BEST FRIENDS

Kathleen

Durdin

BOWLEG CREEK VETERAN

Kelly

Eddington

GLASS GEMS

Toni

Elkins

UNDERWATER CIRCUS

Sy

Ellens

ON TOP

Jerry

Ellis

IN THE YARD AGAIN

Carolyn

Epperly

DOKBUA

Ryan

Fox

NEPALESE GIRLS

Charlene

Gerrish

HITCH-A-RIDE

Jean 

Gill

ALOE & BEHOLD

Peggi

Habets

HELLO, MY NAME IS JOHN

Grace

Haverty

SYMPHONY

Catherine

Hearding

COCONUT SHADOWS

Janine

Helton

COLUMBUS

Carole

Hennessy

GROWING SEASON

William G.

Hook

GRANVILLE ISLAND

Larry

Hughes

SILT BAR, MARBLE CANYON

Jeff

Ishikawa

ALMOST DRY

Paul

Jackson

BELIEVE

Kim

Johnson

GIRL'S TIME OUT

Sue

Johnston

PHOTO OP

Ardythe

Jolliff

STARS, SHELLS and SHADOWS

Bev

Jozwiak

TAKE 5

Karen

Knutson

YACHT CLUB

Mike

Kowalski

THE SHORTCUT

Lynne

Kroll

GEARED

Rebecca

Krutsinger

FRONT ROW SEATS

Chris

Krupinski

THE LOST CHERRY

Howard

Kuo

NAKED THOUGHT

Angela

Lacy

SUDDEN DOWNPOUR

Rebecca

Latham

ATTENTIVE

Terry

Lay

DOMINO EFFECT

Jorge

Leon

SNAKE CHARMER

Fealing

Lin

THE FRENCH MAN

Trish

Mayberry

WINDOWS TO THE PAST

Carol

McSweeney

SIGN OF THE TIMES

Gary

Mealor

FALL, SINK, PINCH & REST

Bob

Mejer

JASON'S DELIGHT

Ruth

Miller

HAPY HOUR

Marilynne

Miller

MASAI MARA

Christine

Misencik-Bunn

EMMERSON

Dean

Mitchell

PHOENIX CACTUS

Caryl

Morgan

SAFETY CYCLE

Steve

Morris

MILK and EGGS

Molly

Murphy

LOCKS and KEYS

Shirley

Nachtrieb

TIDE POOL

Vickie

Nelson

NIGHT LIFE

Elaine

Nunnally

IN THE RED OF THE NIGHT

George

Politis

THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT

Kris

Preslan

BRUSH PAINTERS

Debora

Reed

FEELING CRABBY

April

Rimpo

MAKING TORTILLAS

Chuck

Rouse

FUTURE BOUND

Fred

Schollmeyer

BUS RIDE AT DAWN

Carmelo

Schifano

EARLY RISING

George

Schoonover

WHALE WATCHERS

Annie

Schuchart

CONVERSATION

Arena

Shawn

FIRE DANCE

Alisa

Shea

IT'S ONLY ROCK & ROLL

DeEtta

Silvestro

QUARTET

Natalie

Smythe

WINGS OF GOLD

Richard

Sneary

CARRIE FURNACES #3

Susanna

Spann

DIANNA in WONDERLAND

Carol

Staub

CELESTIAL 5

Tuva

Stephens

FIRM FOUNDATION

Jane

Stoddard

OUT of SERVICE

Susan

Stuller

THE WINDOW WASHER

Don

Taylor

ASCENSION

Bruce

Thayer

DOG RUN

Patsy

Tidwell-Painton

EXPLORERS

Jac

Tilton

FOURTH of JULY

Lyudmila

Tomova

DETOUR

Lorraine

Watry

MOONLIGHT MELODIES

Leslie

Wilson

RUSH RANCH 2

Carrol

Wolf

ALONG THE BAJA COAST

Monique

Wolfe

SHADOW PLAY

Kate

Worman-Becker

LUCKY'S GOT YOU NUMBER

Christopher

Wynn

PEACHES ON THE PIANO

Marilyn

York

SHARING

Peggy Flora

Zalucha

COPPERPOTS 8


Juror’s Statement

Missouri Watercolor Society 2019 International Exhibition

I offer greetings and congratulations to all the artists who entered this prestigious exhibition.   It is indeed an honor to have been chosen to select and judge this show!    I must say, however, that it was a daunting task to select the best pieces from such a large body of outstanding paintings.   It truly was, at times, a ‘hair pulling’ decision making process!

Most everyone asks about  selection criteria and the reasoning behind the choices.   I am a design “nerd !”   Design is always the driving first thing which presses me include or exclude any painting into, or out of, an exhibition.   Content, or message, or story in a painting will set me thinking in ways that a simply “beautiful” painting would not.  The message is very important.

There is an overriding condition, which appears in a few paintings, which holds enormous power . . .and that is creativity.   This aspect shows how the artist thinks and exposes the artist’s audacity, authenticity and freedom.   It, therefore, carries a lot of weight. . . .at times as much, or more, than content.

Lastly, expert technique counts for little.   That is to say that a well designed painting that exhibits strong content and / or exemplary creativity will win out over poor technique.

As an aside, I must admit to sometimes allowing personal taste to enter into the above reasons for judgment.   While I try to prevent taste from entering the decision making, my humanness may, at times, unexplainably enter into the final reasoning.

To those artists who did not make the cut, you have my sincere empathy while I encourage you to continue reaching for higher levels of artistic achievement.   I know rejection can be painful.   It can also be the stimulus needed to advance aesthetically.   So, press onward and continue entering; it is very much worth your efforts!

Sincerely,

M.E. “Mike” Bailey, AWS / NWS

Missouri Watercolor Society

St. Louis, Missouri

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