13th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor 2016

October 16 – November 13, 2016

Kenan Center House Gallery
433 Locust Street
Lockport, New York 14094
Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri, 12 – 5 pm
Sat & Sun, 2 – 5pm

Our 13th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor is a stunning success! Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to all the winners. The show is on view at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY from October 16, 2016 until Sunday, November 13, 2016.

The winners were selected by our juror, internationally renowned watercolor artist Thomas W. Schaller, with awards presented at our Awards Reception on Sunday, October 30, 2016. They are:

NFWS First Place Award: Catherine O’Neill, for “Port of Call”
Joseph Whalen Legacy Second Place Award: Roland Stevens III, for “Buckey’s Bedroom”
NFWS Third Place Award: Kathleen Giles, for “Mallory’s Hands”
NFWS Fourth Place Award: William Vrscak, for “Taking the Shortcut”
Burchfield Penney Art Center, International Center for Watercolor Honorable Mention Award: Valerie Larsen, for “Thinking of You”
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Merchandise Award: Ona Kingdon, for “Thought Bubbles”
Marienthal’s Inspirational Award: Sally Treanor, for “Tiresias: Blind Seer”
Dr. Howard and Denise Sperry Award: Brenda Cretney, for “Walnut Hill”
Meibohm Fine Arts Conservation framing Services Award: Sandra Bemisderfer, for “Spanish Tower”
M. Graham Co. Merchandise Award: Peggi Habets, for “Rite”
Margaret M. Martin No More Wishy Washy Watercolor Award: Beverly DiPalma, for “Cousin Tom”
O’Neill Family Award: Kateri Ewing, for “Great Blue”
Elizabeth C. Case Award for Landscape: Gord Jones, for “Down Through the Hollow”
NFWS Board of Directors Award: Manning McCandlish, for “Up to the Upson Bldg.”
Todd Chalk Award in Memory of Husband and Mother: E. Jane Stoddard, for “Just the Three of Us”
Genesee Picture Frame Framing Services Award: Carol Koziol Clark, for “Fruit and Fabric”
Kathleen Giles Award in Memory of James H. Dolan for Floral: Jeanette Woodward, for “My Iris”
Hyatts All Things Creative Award: Susan Murphy, for “DC Cherry Blossom Demo”
Sandy Ludwig Award in Memory of Mother, Hilda Ludwig: Annie Strack, for “The Gossipers:
Pencil in the River Studio Reproduction Services Award: DeEtta Silvestro, for “Jailhouse Rock”
Portage Hill Art Gallery Award for Abstraction: Janis Stanek, for “Summer Lunch with Fruit”
Silvestro Family Award: Gloria Baker, for “Light of the Ascent”
Southtowns Watercolor Salon Award: Patricia S. Bennett, for “Just the Two of Us”
Treanor Studio Award for Color Harmony: Tim Oliver, for “Purebred Herd in the Home Pasture”