Opening Reception September 20, 5-7 p.m.
In conjunction with the Annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota
(Sarasota, FL) The Florida Watercolor Society’s “42nd Annual Exhibition” is September 16-October 25, 2013, at Art Center Sarasota. The exhibit showcases 100 of the best works by artists from Florida and around the country. Opening reception is September 20, 5-7 p.m., at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.
About The Exhibition and Convention
Internationally renowned watercolorist Linda Baker AWS, NWS, is the juror and judge for the exhibition. Baker selected the show from 596 entries submitted by 492 artists. Exhibition awards will be presented at a gala dinner on September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota.
Of the 100 paintings selected for this exhibit, 40 are the works of West Central Florida artists, including Kris Parins, Helen Burkett, Elaine Charney and Diane Schmidt of Sarasota; Roger Parent of Osprey; Gary Morgan of Nokomis; Marilyn Priem and Deb Wicks of Venice; Roger Rockefeller of Longboat Key; Pauline Boston of Parrish; Anne Abgott and Susanna Spann of Cortez; and Kathy Simon-McDonald and Linda Lucas of Bradenton.
The exhibition is one of the highlights of the Florida Watercolor Society’s (FWS) annual conference, which is September 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. The convention includes demonstrations by 20 artists, critiques from award-winning artists, and an extensive tradeshow with vendors from across the United States offering products at exclusive prices. With more than 1,000 members, FWS is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States. Membership is open to all artists residing in the state of Florida. For more information about the exhibit or convention, visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org. Registration for all events will be available on the FWS website.
Prior to the convention, internationally known artists Linda Baker and Mike Bailey will hold workshops, September 16-19, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. For general information, contact FWS president, Carol Frye, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathy Durdin, director of operations, at email@example.com or 813-220-5800.
After this exhibition closes in Sarasota on October 25, a portion of the exhibition continues to the Appleton Museum in Ocala.
Photos courtesy of FWS
“Sarasota Lawn Bowling” by Anne Abgott
“City Light” by Kris Parins
“Seatcovers” by Pauline Boston
“Crystal & Pears” by Roger Rockefeller