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February 11, 2014 > Watercolor artistsÕ national exhibit

Watercolor artistsÕ national exhibit

Submitted By Diane Leys

The 44th California Watercolor AssociationÕs National Exhibition (CWA) will be held at FremontÕs Olive Hyde Art Gallery, showcasing the work of 70 remarkable watercolor artists from throughout the United States.

Juror Elaine Daily Birnbaum looked beyond excellent skill in execution in making her selections for this showcase. ÒI looked for paintings that revealed something of the hand and mind of the artist, provided a unique perspective, told a compelling story, and/or pushed the envelope of creativity,Ó she said.

View the work of Gold Award winner Kathleen Conover; Silver Award winner Susan Walsh Harper, who collects her first major award from the exhibition; Bronze Award winner Melanie Lacki; and recipient of this yearÕs CWA Signature Award, John Salminen. Denise Athanas received the Golden Artist Colors Award.

The California Watercolor Association is the largest regional water media organization in California. In addition to the National Exhibition, CWA sponsors educational programs, displays and other exhibitions, to increase the skills of its members, and to further the understanding and appreciation of water media art for its members and the general public.

The 2014 CWA National Exhibition will run from February 14 through March 16. A reception, open to the public, will be held on Friday, February 21 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. During the reception, awards will be presented to the eighteen 2014 award-winning artists.

California Watercolor AssociationÕs National Exhibition
Friday, Feb 14 - Sunday, Mar 16
Thursday-Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

Reception/Awards Presentation
Friday, Feb 21
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4357
olivehydeartguild.org

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