The Awards Ceremony and Reception for our International Exhibition will be held at the Kenan Center House Gallery on Sunday October 27, from 2 – 5 pm. Our juror and judge is Iain Stewart.
These two paintings that have been chosen the postcard and the catalog are “Beckoning Ribbons” by NFWS Signature Member Sheila Reigh, and “Cortez Docks” by NFWS Signature Member Mike Killelea. Congratulations to Sheila, Mike and all of the NFWS Members whose paintings have been selected for the Exhibition!!!
NFWS 14th International Exhibition opens October 20th and runs until November 17th, 2019 at the Kenan Center House Gallery in Lockport, NY. The prospectus is available to review, download and print here and on the Call for Work page. . Our Workshop Artist, Iain Stewart is the juror and the judge for awards. Stewart selected 50 paintings from 136 entries from 76 artists. The Awards Ceremony and Reception is Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2 – 5 pm.
International Exhibition Prospectus Fall 2019 corrected 7.10.19
This is one of Iain Stewart’s idyllic transparent watercolor landscapes!
OUR FALL WORKSHOP WILL FEATURE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED WATERCOLOR PAINTER AND TEACHER IAIN STEWART
The Watercolor Workshop will be held at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY October 15 – 18, 2019, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
Workshop Brochure with Registration Form is available for download here.
Iain Stewart Workshop brochure
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist / illustrator and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele- a business he has run for the last 20 years. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama.
I rely on instinct a great deal and my sketchbook when selecting subjects for my paintings. The lion’s share of my work is done in one sitting as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process .
The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily.
I often use remembered atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and would say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.
Web Site: http://iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com
Drop off days and times for the 14th International Exhibition are:
Tuesday, October 15th, 9 am – 4 pm.
Wednesday, October 16th, 9 am – 12 pm.
Shipped paintings must reach the Kenan Center by Tuesday, October 8th.
RITA ARGEN AUERBACH has donated eleven fine works from her private collection which are being offered for sale. These framed watercolors range in price from $500 to $1400 and are by nationally recognized artists Stephen Quiller, Alvaro Castagnet, Skip Lawrence, Barbara Nechis, Tony Couch, Don Andrews, Milford Zornes, and Zoltan Szabo. Please hover over images for sizes and pricing.
These watercolors are by the nationally recognized artists with whom she has studied and who have influenced her work. All proceeds benefit the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society.
All works are framed and available for viewing and purchase:
September 14, 2019 Opening Reception and Sale 3-5 PM at Vern Stein Gallery, 5747 Main Street, Williamsville, NY
September 14-28 at Vern Stein Gallery, 5747 Main Street, Williamsville, NY
October 1-12 at The Main Frame, 1386 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY
To inquire about purchasing, please contact Tim at The Main Frame, 716-447-1107
This NFWS Fall 2019 Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor is our 14th International/National Exhibition. Juried by Iain Stewart, the NFWS Fall 2019 Workshop Artist, Stewart selected 50 paintings from 136 entries from 76 artists. The Exhibition opens October 20th and runs until November 17th. The Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, New York 14094.
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Drayton Jones, transparent watercolor artist and teacher coming to us from Fayetteville, New York.
Drayton Jones, a Fayetteville, NY resident, is an active member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society, participates in local shows including St. David’s and The Dark Isle at Lorenzo and teaches various workshops. Recently he became a Signature member of Watercolor West, a nationally recognized Watercolor Society. He has studied under Nicora Gangi, a full time nationally award- winning painter/artist. Gangi says “Drayton Jones’ sensitive style of expression, through the medium of watercolor, poetically captures the drama of natural light on his subject matter, whether it be the soft rolling hills of central New York or the tranquil beauty of our surrounding lakes”. Jones also received acclaim by Syracuse Post writer, Katherine Rushworth, in her article, Sunday June 10th, 2007 declaring “one of the highlights in the show was discovering the work of Drayton Jones. His style is reminiscent of the great American watercolorist John Marin, but Jones is crisper and less abstract in his approach.” Ms. Rushworth called his work “fluid, bold” and “daring””.
Everyone is welcome to join us. We are a group that shares enthusiasm for watercolor and watermedia, shares friendship and good snacks!!!
The Submission Period for our International Exhibition is officially open. Iain Stewart, our Fall Workshop Artist, is the juror and the judge. You may view the Prospectus and submit on line by going to the Call for Work page. Mailed submissions are also acceptable following the instructions in the International Exhibition Prospectus Fall 2019 corrected 7.10.19.
Here’s an opportunity to see what our members are doing, and to get some gentle constructive advice from two of our members who are also beloved artist teachers, Sandy Ludwig and Mike Killea. Bring in one of your paintings, preferably framed, though a mat works. Pizza, and beverage will be a treat from NFWS. Join us for this enjoyable event.
Note that the starting time is 6 pm!
Mike Killelea’s Codetalker Sandy Ludwig’s Remembering Super Duper