2014 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

August 8 - October 5, 2014

The crowning jewel of View’s exhibition season, the 33rd annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors features the nations top watercolor artists.

Award Winners

Beechmont First and Gold Medallion

  • Faraway by Jan Palmer, North River, NY

Ruth G. Rosenau Silver Medallion

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by Daniel Tennant, New Woodstock, NY

The Judith and Richard A. Cohen Abstraction Award

  • Fandango by Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, AWS, NWS, Madison, WI

The Morrison Family Award

  • East Meets West #2 by Kent Addison, Wildwood, MO

Sallie and Gannon Kashiwa Award

  • Under the El by Susan Weintraub, Brooklyn, NY

Adirondack Express Award: for Strong Narrative Content

  • Tuscan Rooftops by Joan McPherson, NWS, Madison, CT

Forest Runes Award in Memory of Scott Stuart

  • Carlton #2 by Z.L. Feng, AWS, NWS, Radford, VA

Three Smart Sisters Award: For Soft Edge Expressionism

  • Goblin Forest by Wilfred McOstrich, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tina Wolfe Memorial Award

  • Peaches and Queen Anne Cherries, Kris Krupinski, AWS, NWS, TWSA, Fairfax, VA

Realism in Nature Award

  • River Reverie by Anne Pember, AWS, Keeseville, NY

Martin Family Award

  • Untitled by Dashai Sun, Elmhurst, NY

The Arthur A. Baker, Jr. Memorial Award

  • Pima Maricopa Reservation Structure by Dean Mitchell, AWS, NWS, Tampa, FL

George Sponable Memorial Award

  • Morning Work by Antonio Masi, Garden City, NY

W. B. Romeling Memorial Fund Award

  • Mott Street General Store by Roger DeMuth, Cazenovia, NY

Pulsifer Award

  • Whitewater by Catherine Hearding, WHS

Trails and Streams Award: For a Woodland Theme

  • Wade a Minute by Catherine O’Neill, AWS, NWS

Exhibition Award

  • Split Second, Times Square by Harold Allanson, TWSA, Gabriola Island British Columbia, Canada

Bradley C. Barnard Award

  • Pelican Politics by Pat Holscher, AWS, NWS, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Finer Family Award

  • Bubbles by Denie Athanas, AWS, NWS, Washington, NC

Friedlander Award

  • Session Break by Janet Campbell, AWS, Bloomingburg, NY

Gurdon and Mildred Evans Memorial Award

  • Paint Shed Taboret by Charles Sharpe, AWS, Durham, NC

Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society Award

  • Pumping Iron by Denny Bond, AWS, NWS, WHA, East Petersburg, PA

The Segaul Family Award

  • A Peeling by James Brantley, AWS, NWS, Opelika, AL

Dr. Donald and Helen Budd Burness Memorial Award

  • Where Would You Rather Be? by Jane Stoddard, NWS, East Amherst, NY

Margaret and William Foley Award

  • Chloe's Morning Solitude by Mina Angelos, AWS, Plattsburgh, NY

Old Forge Hardware Award

  • Autumn Porch Shadows by Robert O'Brien, AWS, NWS, Perkinsville, VT

Dorthea and Albert Gordon Memorial Award

  • Porch Break by Ron Thurston, AWS, Coraopolis, PA

Harold Coopersmith Award

  • Coffeehouse Window by Robin Erickson, AWS, NWS, TWSA, Fallbrook, CA

Garnet Award

  • Pumpkin Painters by Ken Call, NWS, TWSA

Berkowitz Viewer’s Choice Award

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by Daniel Tennant, New Woodstock, NY


 Exhibiting Artists 

Suzanne Accetta Columbus, OH 
Kent Addison Wildwood, MO
Harald Aksdal Fairfax, VT 
Harold Allanson TWSA Gabriola Island British Columbia, Canada 
Patricia Allen, AWS, NWS Oakhurst, CA 
Mina Anglos, AWS Plattsburgh, NY 
Denise Athanas, AWS, NWS Mt. Pleasant, SC 
Christopher Baker Weedsport, NY 
David Beale  Cortland, NY
Annelein Beukenkamp  Burlington, VT 
Pat Billeci, AWS  Pleasant Valley, NY 
Denny Bond, AWS, NWS, WHA  East Petersburg, PA 
Myhanh Bosse  Warrington, PA 
Ciny Brabec-King, NWS, TWSA  Palisade, CO 
James Brantley, AWS, NWS  Opelika, AL 
Will Bullas, AWS, NWS  Carmel Valley, CA 
Karen B. Butler, AWS, NWS  Norwalk, CT 
Ken Call, NWS, TWSA Northbrook, IL 
Janet Campbell  Bloomingburg, NY 
Celia Clark, AWS, NWS, WHA  Oneonta, NY 
Rachel Collins, NWS, TWSA  Alexandria, VA
Cheryl Coniglio  Jamison, PA 
Eleanor Cox  Midlothian, VA 
Elaine Daily- Birnbaum, AWS, NWS  Madison, WI 
Roger Demuth  Cazenovia, NY 
Martha Deming, TWSA  Remsen, NY 
Toni Elkins, NWS  Columbia, SC 
Robin Erickson, AWS, NWS, TWSA  Fallbrook, CA 
Patrick Faile  Rock Hill, SC 
Z.L. Feng, AWS, NWS  Radford, VA 
Ryan Fox  Raleigh, NC 
Terry Freemark  Meadowbrook, PA 
Kathleen Giles  Gasport, NY 
Jean Gill, AWS, NWS  Oak Hill, VA 
Randy Globus  New York, NY 
Laurie Goldstein-Warren, TWSA  Buckhannon, WV 
Frederick Graff, AWS, NWS, TWSA  Medina, OH 
Katherine Gray  New Paltz, NY 
Carol Griffith  Cicero, IN 
Robert Halliday  Louisville, KY 
Karen Harris  Fayetteville, NY 
Catherine Hearding, WHS  Lake Elmo, MN 
Patricia Herlihy, AWSdf, NWS  Galena, MD 
Pat Holster, AWS, NWS  Washington, NC 
Jennifer Hunter  Post Barrington, IL 
Jeanne Johnson, NWS  Mechanicsburg, PA 
Ardythe Jolliff, WHS  Edgewater, MD 
Chris Krupinski, AWS, NWS, TWSA  Fairfax, VA 
Kevin Kuhne  Albany, NY 
Marty Kutas  Hamburg, NY 
Louise Lachance Legault  St. Anicet, Quebec, Canada 
Valerie Larsen, NWS  Webster, NY
Alexis Lavine, TWSA  Greensboro, NC 
Antonio Masi  Garden City, NY 
Bruce McCombs  Holland, MI 
Wilfred McOstrich Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Joan McPherson, NWS  Madison, CT 
Carol McSweeney  Kalispell, MT
Dean Mitchell, AWS, NWS  Tampa, FL 
Robert O’Brien, AWS, NWS  Perkinsville, VT 
Catherine O'Neill, AWS, NWS  Hamburg, NY 
Gay Paratore, NWS  Sante Fe, TX 
Janet Palmer  North River, NY 
Ann Pember, AWS  Keeseville, NY 
Bob Ripley  Marietta, NY 
Kay Sandler  Columbia, MD
Charles Sharpe, AWS  Durham, NC 
DeEtta Silvestro  Clarence, NY 
Mel Stabin, AWS, NWS  Park Ridge, NJ 
Roland Stevens III, AWS, NWS  Pultneyville, NY 
Jane Stoddard, NWS, TWSA  East Amherst, NY 
Dashuai Sun  Elmhurst, NY 
Dorothea Tanner Elmira, NY 
Don Taylor  Panama City, FL 
Daniel Tennant  New Woodstock, NY 
Ron Thurston, AWS Coraopolis, PA
Sarah Treanor  Buffalo, NY 
Debra Valentino  Gibsonia, PA 
Susan Weintraub  Brooklyn, NY 
Yueqi Zhang  Hammond, IN


Juror of Selection: William Vrscak, AWS


Bill Vrscak is a free-lance artist/illustrator, instructor and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. A frequent national award winner, his work is widely published, and has been included in Painting with Passion, Watercolor Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Print’s Design Annual. His paintings reside in many corporate and private collections throughout the world.

Juror of Awards: Judi Betts, AWS, NWS


Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions and have appeared on national TV, wine labels, CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. She is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies, holds memberships in both the National and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City, and is listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections throughout the world.



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