AWS Exhibit

One of the many pieces on display at the AWS Exhibit at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

BLOWING ROCK — The High Country Watermedia Society will hold a free monthly meeting at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum with a guest artist workshop on June 8.

The day will kick off with coffee and a business meeting from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Following the meeting, there will docent-led tour of the American Watercolor Society traveling exhibition.

From 1 to 4 p.m., Carol Childers will lead a guest artist workshop. Childers teaches art at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and works in a variety of media, both two- and three-dimensional.

The workshop will focus on planning composition and painting a beetle with an abstract background using colors and ink, value and color choices, creating edge variety and how this skill can enhance painting composition. Register for the workshop online at Select “workshops,” then “registration,” and “payment.”

The American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world and election to the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world. AWS membership features many of the greatest names in painting throughout the society’s history and includes the American impressionist Childe Hassam, regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, plus almost every member of the “California School” of watercolorists and everyone in between, up to and including the late Andrew Wyeth.

AWS’s annual exhibition is one of the most revered watercolor exhibits in the world. More than 1,100 artists from throughout the United States and 33 countries submit their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS.

Of these submissions, 122 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show were selected for the traveling exhibition, which will tour six museums and galleries across the country during 2019. BRAHM is the first museum on the tour to receive the traveling exhibition this year.

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is located at 159 Ginny St., Blowing Rock. High Country Watermedia Society is a sponsor for the exhibition.

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