Destinations: Watercolor society 83rd International Open Exhibition on Camano Island beginning October 14, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023

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Just a short scenic drive north of Shoreline, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island is hosting Northwest Watercolor Society's 83rd International Open Exhibition beginning Oct 14, 2023.

A great way to spend a lovely fall afternoon and see high quality watermedia art from around the world. The public is also invited to the awards reception on Oct 28th, 2:30 to 5:00pm.

Exceptional Quality Watermedia Paintings from Around the World Chosen
for NWWS 83rd International Open Exhibition
In-person Gallery Show Oct 14 – Nov 12, 2023
Awards reception Oct 28, 2023

Juror Stan Kurth has picked 75 watermedia paintings out of 395 submitted for the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) 83rd International Open Exhibition. 

The exceptional quality paintings from around the world will be on display for public viewing at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island, Washington, October 14 through November 12, 2023. More information and directions here

Award winning artist and signature member of the National Watercolor Society and other societies, Kurth found the task of choosing just 75 pieces daunting. 

“There were many quality paintings not accepted,” he said. The artwork entered represents 34 US states and 10 countries. Those accepted include a wonderful variety of styles and subjects. He goes on to encourage those not accepted to continue their good work and paint from the soul.

The artists’ awards reception is October 28, 2023 2:30 to 5:00pm Pacific Time at the Matzke Gallery. 

Kurth will hand out over $13,000 total in cash and merchandise. Top cash awards are first place $2,000, second $1,300, third $850, and the Purchase Award $1,000. 

“The exhibition venue is a short scenic drive north of Seattle and a perfect place to see some fine quality watermedia paintings,” exhibition chair Molly LeMaster adds. 
“Bring the family and friends and meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served. I can’t think of a better way to spend a lovely fall afternoon. All are invited.”

As part of the 83rd International Open Exhibition, Kurth will instruct 22 participants October 23 – 26, 2023 in a hands-on workshop at ArtWorks in Edmonds, Washington

Online registration is open at Costs for the four-day workshop for NWWS members is $450 and $525 for non-members. Stan is teaching his intuitive process and reinforcing artists to trust their own creativity.

More information about NWWS and the 83rd International Open Exhibition HERE


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