Annual Juried Exhibit Sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society

JUNE 9 – JULY 14, 2018 | KAY GALLERY  

COMMUNITY ART DAY: WATERCOLORSATURDAY, JUNE 16 11 AM – 2 PM | FREE
Drop in for hands-on activities, artist demonstrations, and tours of the current exhibits

GALLERY TOURSSATURDAYS: JUNE 16, JUNE 23 & JULY 7 | 2 PM | FREE
Special tours led by artists of the “Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition” 

RECEPTION & AWARDS PRESENTATIONSUNDAY, JUNE 24 2 – 4 PM | FREE
Reception and presentation of awards, to include the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals

The most competitive juried watercolor exhibit in the region, the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition is the annual juried exhibition sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS), which was founded in 1885 by a group of five women artists in Baltimore, MD. Now in its 133rd year, BWS is the nation’s third oldest watercolor organization, after the American Watercolor Society, founded in 1866 in New York, NY, and the Boston Watercolor Society, which was also founded in 1885 in Boston, MA. Limited to original paintings created using aqueous media on paper, the exhibit includes selected works created by up to 95 artists from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. The juror this year is renowned watercolor artist Kathleen Conover, who selected the works on view as well as the winners of the Gold Medal ($1,200 prize), Silver Medal ($900 prize), and Bronze Medal ($600 prize) and 16 other designated awards worth more than $8,000 in cash and sponsored prizes. Visitors may cast a vote for their favorite painting to help select the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

 

COMMUNITY ART DAY: WATERCOLOR
BlackRock will present a free Community Art Day: Watercolor event for all ages on Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring hands-on art making activities using water-based media, painting demonstrations by professional artist members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and interactive gallery tours of the exhibit. FREE

 

GALLERY TOURS
Special Gallery Tours will be offered on select Saturdays (June 16, June 23 & July 7) during the exhibit which will be led by professional artist members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society who will highlight and explain details about the techniques used in paintings on view in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition. FREE

 

RECEPTION & AWARDS PRESENTATION
Please join us Sunday, June 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a Reception and Awards Presentation for the “2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition,” an annual juried exhibit featuring original works by more than 90 regional artists. The annual competition is sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society and this event will include the presentation of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals along with 20 other awards which were selected by this year’s juror Kathleen Conover. FREE

 

THE BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
To learn more about the Baltimore Watercolor Society, please visit: www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org