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Fall 2017 Members’ Watermedia Exhibition. Congratulations to all the Member Artists whose paintings were selected. A list can be viewed by clicking on this link.

The Juror, Linda Frayne Kemp, selected 62 paintings from the 137 submitted. 

The List of Artists Accepted, Fall 2017 Exhibition can be viewed here.

The Exhibition will be at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY, from October 8 – November 12, 2017. The Award Ceremony and Reception will be held at the Kenan Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.  Artists’ Talks will be held on Saturday, October 28, at 2 pm.

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13th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor 2016 was held at the Kenan Center House Gallery, Lockport, NY


Our 13th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor was a stunning success! Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to all the winners. The show was 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.Take a look at the winners and details on the 13th National Exhibition  page.

Catherine O’Neill, Port of Call, NFWS 13th National Exhibition First Place Award

Our next National Exhibition is scheduled for Fall 2019. Our Juror and judge will be the Fall 2019 Workshop Artist Iain Stewart!

NFWS 13th National Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor 2016

Our 13th National Exhibition 2016 opens on October 16, 2016 at the Kenan Center House Gallery in Lockport, and will run until November 13, 2016. Our juror, internationally renowned artist and teacher Thomas W. Schaller, has selected 61 paintings by 46 artists from the 115 paintings that were entered. This National Exhibition has been generously supported by local and national merchants and organizations. There will be 24 prizes handed out at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 30th! This Exhibition is inspiring! Where else in the Niagara Frontier Western New York Region, from Syracuse down to Pittsburgh, can you view a beautiful gallery in an exquisitely restored home full of topnotch transparent watercolor paintings?

Come join us for the Reception and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 30th, 2 to 5 pm. It is always an exciting event.
Thomas W. Schaller's "Norwegian Landscape"

Thomas W. Schaller’s “Norwegian Landscape”, 2016

Fall 2015 Members Watermedia Show

The Kenan Center will host the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Fall 2015 Watermedia Show, October 18-November 15. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, October 25 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St, Lockport. Exhibit hours are M-F, noon-5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 pm. The Gallery will be closed November 7, 8 & 14. The juried exhibit will feature 48 artists and 64 works.

Juror for the exhibit is Barbara Nechis. Nechis is an artist who has developed a style known for its masterful balance of spontaneity and control of the watercolor brush. She holds a BA in History and Fine Arts from the University of Rochester and an MS from Alfred University. She was a faculty member of Parsons School of Design for many years and has taught seminars at Pratt Institute, throughout North America, Europe, and Asia . She has served as a juror and director of the American Watercolor Society and is the author of Watercolor From the Heart (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1993) and Watercolor the Creative Experience (North Light Books, 1979). Her work appears in many publications and collections, among them the Butler Institute of American Art, IBM, and Citicorp. She resides in Napa Valley in northern California.

Founded in 1980, the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society is dedicated to preserving the tradition of transparent watercolor. It is presently the largest, most active watercolor society in Western New York. More than 225 members strong, the Society’s purpose is to sponsor, encourage, teach, and develop the art of transparent watercolor and secure recognition for our region in the art world. The group holds juried members’ exhibits in the spring and fall and sponsors a national juried show every two years.

Sponsors of the Kenan Center House Gallery 2014 exhibitions are Kenan Arts Council, Grigg Lewis Foundation, and Kenan Quilters’ Guild.