The MISSOURI WATERCOLOR SOCIETY and its almost 500 worldwide members will be holding its 2019 International Exhibition at the St. Louis Artists Guild, 12 North Jackson, Clayton, MO, from Saturday, June 15th to Saturday, July 27th. The 105 artist's works to be exhibited were selected from almost 500 entered. The reception and Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, June 23rd from 3 to 5 pm.The public is invited.
I offer greetings and congratulations to all the artists who entered this prestigious exhibition. It is indeed an honor to have been chosen to select and judge this show! I must say, however, that it was a daunting task to select the best pieces from such a large body of outstanding paintings. It truly was, at times, a ‘hair pulling’ decision making process!
Most everyone asks about selection criteria and the reasoning behind the choices. I am a design “nerd !” Design is always the driving first thing which presses me include or exclude any painting into, or out of, an exhibition. Content, or message, or story in a painting will set me thinking in ways that a simply “beautiful” painting would not. The message is very important.