Monday, September 24, 2012


Sweetie and I drove up to the Evergreen Retirement Center on Galbraith Road to see the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society fall member show.  It was an open show (not juried in) but there were awards for First, Second, Third and one Honorable Mention.  There were 69 paintings from 36 members, some traditional watercolor on paper, some watercolor or fluid acrylic on yupo, some batik on rice paper, some traditional acrylic. 

First Place went to Jean Vance, a well-known artist in Ohio.  She was not present at the show so we didn't get a photo of her. 

Her painting is called
Uncle Don's Sawmill
and is traditional watercolor on paper.

Second Place went to Susan Grogan. 

Her painting is called
Look at Me
and it's watercolor on yupo.

Susan was there so we got a photo of her smiling face (Sweetie took all the photos - sorry for the glare on the glass - it happens when you can't position yourself away from the lights enough.)

Susan Grogan - 2nd Place Winner

Third Place went to Kristie Mooney, a brand-new member this year.  This was her first time ever entering an art show!!

Her painting was called
Rusted Bike
and it was watercolor/batik on rice paper.

She was there, beaming!  So Sweetie got a good photo of her, too.

Kristie Mooney - 3rd Place Winner!

Neither Sweetie nor I could find the Honorable Mention painting - it must have been tucked away in a corner somewhere or we were moving too quickly through the gallery space!!  (The majority of paintings were small - no larger than 12 x 16.)

Here is a photo of the Honorable Mention artist, Lois Schaich.  Lois recently gave a program to our watercolor society on pouring paint as a way to start your watercolor paintings so maybe it was a poured painting?

Congratulations to the lucky and talented winners!

The show continues through October 28th so do try to stop by and see it if you're in the area.  I have 2 paintings in the show.  It's at the Evergreen Retirement Center on Galbraith Road in Cincinnati.


Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda, Sweetie,
Thank you for sharing the info. Please pass my best wishes to the winners and all participants!
Kind regards, Sadami

Katrina said...

Will the show be displayed for long? I will be driving down from Michigan to see my kids in Lexington sometime in October....would love to catch this one. I once took a class from Nancy Nordloh Neville in Cinci and love the area!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Very interesting. Thank you for this detailed story.

RH Carpenter said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Sadami and Irina.

Katrina, the show goes through October.

Mick Carney said...

It's always interesting to spend a little time with the work of other artists. Looks like a quality show.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Absolutely lovely photos and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Rhonda!... Getting out to view the work of respected peers can't help but whet one's own appetite to paint better paintings!

Some lovely work in this post! Where's yours????? HA HA!!!

Your last post contained some great works... apparently... works in progress!

Good Fall Painting!
Warmest regards,

RH Carpenter said...

Mick, as with all shows, one doesn't always see what the judge saw - but seeing the work of the other members is always interesting and fun to see what they have been painting in classes (since it's not juried, we don't eliminate class work from this one).

Thanks, Sherry - it was a beautiful Sunday to spend up at Evergreen, which is a lovely setting.

Ah, Bruce, I didn't share mine - one is a crow painting seen before and one is a pear painting - also seen before by my blogging buddies.