Sunday, April 10, 2011

Opening of the 118th Women's Art Club of Cincinnati Annual Juried Exhibit

Today was the opening of the Women's Art Club of Cincinnati Annual Juried Exhibit.

Congratulations to the 15 winners. There were 73 paintings juried into the Exhibit. There were many mediums represented. They were monotype, mixed media, batik, glass, pastels, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, fluid acrylic and oil.

This show has awards with names in front of them unlike the exhibits I have been apart of. In these exhibits it was broken down by mediums. In this exhibit they use names of past members and/or donors of the prize, such as F&W Publishing giving 1 yr. subscriptions for Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magazine and The Artists Magazine. These were given to a participant that used that medium. There was one other pastel award and the rest of the awards were given to Colored Pencil, Mono, Oil, WC and Acrylic artists.
Natasha Kinnari     Alisa     Oil     $3,600

The Georgiabelle & Larry Clark Gold Medal Award went to Natasha Kinnari.  I met Natasha several years back at the Miamisburg Annual Art Show. It was the first time for both of us to enter this show. Natasha won a prize for her piece back then. I really like this painting because it was a familiar scene since I have daughters of my own.
Deb Ward    Peony    Fluid Acrylic    $350

My friends, and fellow Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society members, Deb Ward and Rhonda Carpenter, as well as, several other GCWS members that also made it into the exhibit. CONGRATULATIONS to all of them -Marilyn Bishop, Lorri Davis (winner F&W Award Watercolor Artist magazine), Susan Grogan, Shirley Knollman, and Barbara Zentgraf (winner Robin Imaging Award).

Rhonda Carpenter    And Your Point Is...?     Watercolor    $315

Gail Morrison    Art In Bloom     Oil     $2,800

I saw many new names (to me) under some very good paintings. There were quite a few landscapes, florals and still lifes that made up the exhibit.

One floral was an oil that was in the first painting you saw when you entered the building. These orchids were very well done and deserving of and award it received (Nova Davis Award).

Karen J. Pettit     Up Country     Watercolor     $2,000
Below is my favorite WC in the exhibit. I liked the colors and the way the paint was handled. She used many techniques (washes, dry brush, splatter) to create the texture that draws you into the painting. Very nicely done.

If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, I highly recommend that you stop by The Barn to see this exhibit.

This exhibit continues through May 1st on Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4pm at the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center, Mariemont, Ohio.

If you go to see the exhibit let me know your thoughts, click viewers commented below.


1 comment:

RH Carpenter said...

You gave us a good write-up on the show, Gaylynn, and thanks for the plug :) Karen's was a favorite of mine and my sisters, too. There were some really good watercolors in the mix!

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