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: Marnie Becker, AWS
After a career in education and social work Marnie Becker began to study drawing and painting by taking several introductory courses at the Art Institute of Chicago, but it was in a portrait workshop taught by Ted Nuttall in 2011 that she realized she had found her passion. She has continued to study, most often with Ted, to refine her skills and develop her unique style. Marnie had mainly concentrated on the impressionist portraits which have become her signature pieces. After gaining success with these Marnie has begun to move in an abstract direction with both portraits and urban scenes. She likes to edit photos to concentrate on the shapes of the painting, leaving out many details. She has earned signature status in quite a few watercolor societies, including Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Southern Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Western, and most recently, American Watercolor Society. Additionally she is featured in Splash, Best of Watercolor, 19 and 20, and Watercolor Artist magazine included her painting, Communal Table, in an article in 2017. Artist Magazine has recently featured her work, Red Bandana, in an article titled 12 Watercolor Artists Who Are Making A Splash, in May 2019. In September 2019 Marnie was the subject of an in-depth article about her work in the international magazine, The Art Of Watercolour.
Juror of Awards: Robert J. O’Brien, AWS, NWS
Robert J. O’Brien is a full time award winning artist and popular local, national and international workshop instructor. He is a signature member of the American, National and New England Watercolor Societies, among others. He recently received the The Guild of Boston Artists Award for excellence in realism at the New England Watercolor Society’s 2020 Signature Member Exhibition in Boston, and the Award of Excellence at the 43rd International Exhibition of the North East Watercolor Society in Kent, Ct. In 2019 was accepted into the 99th Open International Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society and the 152nd International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, held at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY.
Robert was a co-Juror of Awards for the 151st International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society in 2018. He was featured in the 29th issue of the Art of Watercolour magazine also in 2018, and in the February 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine. Robert serves as the Scholarship Chair for the American Watercolor Society. He lives and paints in Weathersfield, Vermont and teaches workshops throughout the United States, and abroad. www.robertjobrien.com
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: August 7, 5-7pm (check back for any changes)