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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Delaware Watercolor Society

Today I want to highlight another of the links on our "Links to our Friends and other Goodies" page on our website "Live Cheap & Make Art Studios - the Delaware Watercolor Society. "The Delaware Watercolor Society (DWS) aims to promote and encourage mutually shared interests in watercolor media among its members and the public. The Society works toward fostering high-quality, professional art and creative contributions to the Delaware community through education events, exhibits, and other activities."

I have been a member of the Delaware Watercolor Society for the last couple of years now and enjoy seeing my work displayed in exhibits along with such a fine collection of watercolor painters as Dale Sheldon, Lesley McCaskill, Don Blow, Anne Crown-Cyr and Susan Johnston, just to name a few.

Works of just a few of the members of the Delaware Watercolor Society:

Doris Davis-Glackin

Dale Sheldon

Anne Crown-Cyr

DWS holds an Annual Juried Show that is open to all members who pay the required entry fees. A commission is paid for all works sold, with a portion retained by the DWS.

Membership of $20 runs from January 1 to December 31 and Newsletters are emailed periodically throughout the year. In January and July a jury process occurs to select members for Signature-Level. All the criteria for applying are listed on their website.

This year's Spring Exhibition was held May 6-29th at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. Juror and Awards judge was well-known artist Kass Morin Freeman, signature member of both the American and the National Watercolor Society. (My painting "Terra Cotta Pots" was juried in).

The Nassau Valley Vineyards and Winery Show is currently on exhibit through July 31. (I did not enter this one - too busy painting and getting ready for our Decatur show)

This is a very professional organization and strict rules and regulations apply to all work submitted. Guides for Exhibiting are clearly written and explained with each prospectus as well as on their website.

If you are a watercolor artist, consider joining this very worthwhile organization.

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