The Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati 120th Annual Juried Exhibition - April 7 - 21, 2013. If you want to see some beautiful art in watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media and even fabric art, get over to "The Barn" in Mariemont (6980 Cambridge Avenue) and see the show. It is really good. And I'm not just saying that because I got in. And I'm not just saying that because I won an award (although I did!). There were 66 pieces in the show and 17 award-winners.
My painting, Gourds n'Shadows won the F + W Media Watercolor Artist Subscription award (which means I get a year's free Watercolor Artist magazines - and that pretty cool ribbon with a bronze medal thingy on the end).
This show proves that bigger is not always better. Some of the award winners were smaller paintings. This gorgeous pastel (top in the blues and whites) was small and it was wonderful! It made me want to stand in front of it for a long time, taking it all in, feeling the cold of that mountain - and those blues! Oh, be still my heart! It won one of the top 5 awards and was called Denali (by Hannah Beck).
The really nice watercolor underneath Hannah's pastel is by Carolyn Ross Hibbard, and she won the SunEden Artists Gear award.
I was pleased to learn that there were 20 watercolors in the show! I love it when we hold our own in show that has oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media.
Here is how my little painting looked, hanging on the wall. I think it was up a bit too high to see it well, but I didn't voluneer to hang the show so I can't realy complain, can I?
I took my mother over to see the show last Friday. She didn't like mine, saying, "It's a bit odd...." and, "I thought it was going to be a painting of a pumpkin."
If you are in the area any time, do stop by and see the show. It runs until Sunday, April 21st.