40th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

August 7 - September 26, 2021

Next Session: Saturday, August 07, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 / All Day


Celebrating our 40th year! 

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021


Juror of Selection: Pat Dews AWS D.F, NWS

Pat Dews, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society and the National Collage Society.

Pat has received numerous awards across the Nation and in China, some of Dews’ awards include the 33rd and 36th Award in the Abstract/Experimental category of Artists Magazine Competition.  Pat is the author of [the painter’s workshop] Creative Composition & Design, and Creative Discoveries in Watermedia and her works have appeared in numerous books and publications. Dews’ videos, Designing Great Starts with Texture and Form and Let’s Get Started Finishing are available through Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. Pat is an enthusiastic and popular national, international workshop instructor. Dews’ has served as juror for both the American and National Watercolor Societies and numerous art organizations across the country.

 Juror of Awards: Matthew Bird, NWS, TWSA

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Matthew graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of numerous organizations, including the National Watercolor Society, where he serves as vice president. His award-winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, England, Greece, Hong Kong, and Italy. His work is in museum and private collections.

Matthew has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine as one of “Today’s Masters” (Feb. & Oct. 2018, Feb. & April 2019, Dec. 2020), American Art Collector Magazine (Issue 158, 171), Watercolor Magazine as “One To Watch” (Dec. 2017), The Artist’s Magazine (July/August 2017), The Art Of Watercolour Magazine (Issue 32), and in the Splash “best of watercolor” book series.


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