VIEW: Watercolor Society exhibit opens

The Central New York Watercolor Society currently has a signature artists’ exhibition on display at View which features 72 paintings by 43 signature artists.

The exhibit is located upstairs in both workshop rooms and in the halls and is on display through September 2nd.

An artists’ reception on Friday, August 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. will be held in conjunction with the Old Forge First Friday Art Walk.

Many of the presenting artists will be in attendance.

The CNYWS aims to foster advancement of watercolor art by furthering the interest of painters in watermedia; to inform and educate the general public through exhibitions, lectures and demonstrations; and to encourage and promote its study by art students and others engaged in watercolor painting.  

An artist must submit six paintings for review and vote by a Jury of Selection comprised of current society signature artists to achieve signature status in the CNYWS.

From Sunday, August 18  through Saturday, September 7, several members of the watercolor society will be giving half-day and full-day mini-workshops to demonstrate and teach many different styles of painting.

Registration is available by calling View at (315) 369-6411 or at

The workshop schedule includes:

August 18 – CNYWS Jane Grace Taylor: Asian/Zen Brush Painting and Calligraphic Line    from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 19 – CNYWS Sandra DeVisser: NO BRUSHES ALLOWED! from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 20 – CNYWS Barbara Kellogg: Working In A Series With Watercolor and Acrylic  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 21 – CNYWS Angela Wilson: The Art of Painting From Your Photographs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 23– CNYWS Martha Deming: Designing Your Value Structure  from 9 a.m. to noon

August 23 – CNYWS Cathe-rine Bennett: Pouring For Texture  from 1 to 4 p.m.

August 24 – CNYWS Sandy Rooney: Double Focus, High on Realism, Resting in Abstract from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 26 – CNYWS Bud Bolte: The Magic Of Painting Watercolors On A Gessoed Surface  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 27 – CNYWS Bill Elkins: Pen, Ink and Watercolor, the Creative Trio  from 1 to 4 p.m.

September 6 – CNYWS Carlton Crittenden: Photograph-ing Paintings for Digital Juried Show Entries from 1 to 4 p.m.

September 7 – CNYWS Carl-ton Crittenden: Using the Princi-ples of Linear Perspective in Your Paintings from 9 a.m. to noon.

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