Submission Deadline: April 3, 2017 (CLOSED)
Each year View holds the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache and ink.
Juror of Selection: Ken Call, NWS, TWSA
Born and raised in Rochelle, Illinois, Ken went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art in 1980 with an Associates Degree in Illustration and Watercolor. He has worked nationally as a freelance artist for many years. Ken spent 1993 and 1994 studying and painting in Paris, France. He is now living in Northbrook Illinois with his wife and two children.
After beginning his career as a studio artist, he soon branched out on his own, beginning a very successful freelance career, which to date has led to the creation of over 500 illustrations for books, magazines, art publishers, advertising agencies and corporations.
In the last few years, Ken, has made the transition to fine art and portraiture. Many of his originals are hanging in galleries and homes across the country. Several awards have led to Signature status in the National Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society and Transparent Watercolor Society along with being a Master Signature member with the Illinois Watercolor Society.
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Juror of Awards: Susan Weintraub, AWS
Susan Weintraub began her career in art when she received her MFA from Brooklyn College and then enjoyed twenty-five years as an art teacher in the New York City public school system. For the past eleven years she has been studying watercolor at the Art Students League in Manhattan with teachers Frederick Wong and Paul Ching-Bor. At the League Susan is an eight-time recipient of the coveted “red dot,” an award given to the best individual work in each class each year. Her work has been reproduced in several of the school's catalogs and in 2012 Susan received one of her most prestigious honors when the Art Students League purchased one of her paintings for its permanent collection, a collection that includes the work of such notable former students as Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe. During the summer of 2015 Susan was chosen as a Bryant Park painter-in-residence and the work produced during that residency became part of the permanent collection of the Bryant Park Corporation.
Susan is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the North East Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and an elected member of the Hudson Valley Art Association. She is a recipient of numerous prizes from these and other artist organizations, among them the Salmagundi Club, the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. In April 2016 her painting "End of the Day" was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the American Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition and the painting was then selected for the society’s traveling exhibit. She herself has served as a juror of selection and juror of awards for both regional and national watercolor exhibits.
Susan was a featured artist in the February, 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. The article included several reproductions of paintings of her Brooklyn neighborhood, Brighton Beach, all created after the catastrophic impact of hurricane Sandy in 2012 and inspired by the area’s resilience.
For more on Susan Weintraub click here.
Through the generous donation of our supporters, View and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is able to offer over $14,000 in awards and prizes.
2017 Award Winners
Congratulations to all the award winners!
|John||Bayalis||St. Petersburg, FL|
|David||Belling||Cape Coral, FL|
|Helen Lutton||Cohen||Lexington, MA|
|Doris||Davis-Glackin||West Chester, PA|
|Pat||Dews||Hobe Sound, FL|
|Patrick||Faile||Rock Hill, SC|
|Z. L.||Feng||Radford, VA|
|Randy||Globus||Key Biscayne, FL|
|Catherine||Hearding||Lake Elmo, MN|
|Ona||Kingdon||Richmond Hill, ON|
|Jeanne||Lampson||Natural Bridge, NY|
|Jeffery||Mathison||Spring Mills, PA|
|Robert||Mesrop||Marston Mills, MA|
|Gay||Paratore||Santa Fe, TX|
|Steve||Philbrook||West Palm Beach, FL|
|Thomas||Rebek||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Peter||Seward||Lake Placid, NY|
|Richard||Sneary||Kansas City, MO|
|Carol||Staub||Port Saint Lucie, FL|
|Jane||Stoddard||East Amherst, NY|
|Daniel||Tennant||New Woodstock, NY|
|Eric||Wiegardt||Ocean Park, WA|
For any questions regarding the exhibition, please contact Curatorial Assistant, Heather Caufield at email@example.com