The Ohio Watercolor Society: 31st Annual Juried Exhibition features 67 original paintings. Juror Alvaro Castagnet is an artist and teacher from Uruguay. When choosing work for this exhibition, he looked for paintings that developed an instant reaction in him. He believes a painting should always stand out for a reason beyond its image.
"True artists paint from their heart and they display the ability to capture the intrinsic side of life," said Castagnet. "True painters have the ability to transmit the magic of life on the everyday world around us."
Castagnet also says the show was challenging to jury because of the number of high quality paintings submitted. He called the exhibition a lovely blend of work, from traditional, figurative art, modern, to total abstract style.
Featured artists: Tamara Adams, Bess Alexander, Ann Arnold, Li-Hsing Baker, Katie Barron, Zdenka Bartz, Angela Chang, Bob. A Davis, Donald Dodrill, Bobbie Dorr, Joe Douglass, Dee Fagedes, Lynn Gallagher, Donna Garsteck, Mel Grunau, Megan Gayle Hadley, Lanna Pedleton Hall, Sally Heston, Carolyn Ross Hibbard, Rosie Huart, Renon Hulet, Linda Hutchinson, Allen Hutton, Susan Kiedio, Jean LaVeck, Chris Leeper, Marie Lekorenos, Christie Lephart, Susan Lokar, Susan Lyden, David Neil Mack, Audrey Malavite, Fran Mangino, Morris Meyer, Helen Needles, Elise Newman, Linda Nye, Jean Marie Olszewki, Kathy Sabbath Oravecz, June Parks, Gail Peters, Jeri Platt, Lane Raiser, Jeny Reynolds, Billie Richards, Barbara Rollins, Lynne Rosati, Joan Rothel, Annette Salrin, Susie Schreiber, Padmavati Seward, Patricia Hanahan Sigmier, Thomas Sorrell, Paul St. Denis, Carolyn Ross Stevens, Sharon Stolzenbrger, Rose Marie Strippoli, Joseph M. Sweeney, Lois Salmon Toole, Dianne S. Trabbic, Peggy Trimble, Ted Vassar, Dannica Walker, Kitty Waybright, Juanita A. Williams, Leonard Williams and Kristine Wyler