WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON ANNOUNCES 2012 35TH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT
The Watercolor Art Society - Houston (WAS-H) is embarking upon its 35th International Exhibition where each year more than 200 watercolor artists from around the world participate in this stellar event for watercolor artists. The range of expression has been remarkable, and the competitive exhibition has been acclaimed for its breadth and diversity in displaying the current work in water-based media created across the globe.
To encourage more artists to join in this critically acclaimed exhibition, WAS-H has strengthened the 2012 award program, increased cash awards to $6000. and added a new award, the Jack Bowen Award, to its list of awards of merit recognizing outstanding achievement.
The exhibition will be juried this year by an internationally renowned and highly respected juror and artist, Judi Betts, NWS, AWS . She is also widely recognized as an art instructor and author of two award winning books. Judi is the recipient of the Louisiana Governor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Award for Professional Artist, the state\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s most prestigious award. The Transparent Watercolor Society of America awarded her their \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Master of Watercolor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" designation, and the Watercolor USA Honor Society has given Ms. Betts special recognition for her contributions to the medium of watercolor. Her paintings have been selected for invitational shows in Nanjing, China. Shanghai, Tokyo, Japan, as well as many European countries. Her name and fame is included in Who\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Who in American Art. During her stay in Houston, Ms. Betts will conduct an intensive workshop in watercolor expressions March 12-16, 2012. For more information on the Judi Betts Workshop, call Jan McNeill 713-942-9966.
The 2012 Prospectus can be found online at www.waterclolorhouston.org and click on EXHIBITIONS. A printed prospectus is also available by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 35th International Exhibition, WAS-H, 1601 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77006-4101. The deadline for the all entries is January 28, 2012, 3 pm.
More information can be found at the WAS-H Web site address where watercolor and water-based media artists can find information on continuing exhibition opportunities and guidelines. WAS-H is very proud of its role in developing an informed community of watercolor enthusiasts. The 35th International Exhibition will be an exciting and quality month-long exhibition in the heart of Houston’s fabled Museum District. The artwork will be on display at the WAS-H Gallery beginning March 13 to April 20, 2012. The current president of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston is Mrs. Linda Vanek 713-942-9966.
For further information, contact:Norm Wigington,Director,International Exhibition
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