Friday, February 17, 2012

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 36th Annual exhibition

Shows Over    ©2011 LWatry
Great News! My painting, "Shows Over", was juried into the 36th Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA) exhibit. The show will be held at Kenosha Public Museum in Wisconsin from May 5 to August 5, 2012
    The TWSA began in 1976 by Nora Stevens and Sybil Olson and was named the Midwest Watercolor Society. In 2003 the society was renamed the TWSA because they had gone from  regional status to national. Famous watercolorists were and are members of the TWSA like: Nora Stevens, Frank Webb, Cheng-Khee Chee, Irving Shapiro, Zoltan Szabo and Phil Austin.
    The TWSA mission statement says, "From its inception, the purpose of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America has been to advance the stature and foster appreciation of watercolor as a major medium."
    The TWSA show only juries in paintings that are done completely with transparent watercolor. No other medium can be used and even the pencil lines must be minimally visible. If you would like to see paintings from other recent TWSA exhibitions, click this link and scroll down on their home page until you get to the Recent Exhibitions section. There are some amazing watercolors!
    If you would like to see how my painting, "Shows Over", came into being, I posted the demo from February to March in 2011 to this blog and here are the links:


  1. Hi Lori,

    You're on a roll! Congratulations...this is another great achievement. I've tried entering TWSA once with no luck. Also, wanted to comment on your previous post...thanks for sharing the make it look so easy.

    Regards, Johanna

  2. Johanna,

    Thanks for the nice words! I am having fun with video and plan to keep adding more to my list.

  3. Congratulations on the selection -- you have the most interesting for still life paintings! I love your waterlily and the blue jar one. And thanks for sharing your process in the videos! They are very very helpful...

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my band painting post, Arena. I appreciate the feedback!