The STLWS 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition will be held April 9 – May 7, 2022, at Norton’s Fine Art & Framing gallery, 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63117. Daily gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We thank all our 77 talented STLWS members who submitted 133 works to our 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition. So many beautiful works. Congratulations to all whose 76 paintings were chosen by our honored Juror, Yuki Hall, TWSA, OWS, WPA.
Judging for awards will be done by Yuki Hall at the gallery on April 4th (closed to the public) and an announcement will be posted on stlws.org website after the Awards Ceremony, open only to Award Winners and new Signature members, on April 8, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at the gallery.
We thank Yuki Hall for serving as our Juror, and share her Juror’s Statement on the show below:
“I am honored and humbled to be asked to judge this year’s Juried Exhibition for the St. Louis Watercolor Society. The quality of work submitted was astonishing. By viewing through the images of paintings of so many talented artists, I was reminded of the gravity of the responsibility of judging a show with such a high level of competence. At the same time, I was deeply affected by the aspirations of all the submitting artists. It truly was a joy for me to be a part of this exhibition.
Although judging an art exhibition is a highly subjective process, my decision making is always guided by several criteria. First, I look for the artist’s ability to utilize the elements and principles of design. Did the artist use shape, values, color and edge quality effectively to create a powerful and yet pleasing composition?. Is the composition visually balanced? Does the composition lead the viewer’s eyes into the artwork? Secondly, I evaluate the technical craftsmanship. Is the artist capable of fully utilizing the unique characteristics inherit in the watercolor medium? Third, I assess the originality. Does the artist have an ability to elicit unique and compelling elements out of subject matter that is quite ordinary otherwise? Lastly, I bow to an artwork that exhibits the artist’s emotional connection to the content of the work, with an infectious power that also affects me emotionally.
Congratulations to all the artists whose talent and vision became a part of this wonderful exhibition. If your work did not get included, please do not get discouraged. We have all been there. Let’s keep painting!
I would like to again thank the St. Louis Watercolor Society for trusting and honoring me to take on this important task.”
The accepted paintings are listed below (artists to bring their paintings to Norton’s Fine Art & Framing gallery on Apr 2, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.):
|Nancy||Avdoian||The Butterfly Effect|
|Julie||Bantle||Heron at Dawn|
|Marilynne||Bradley||Dimensional Web of Steel|
|Claudia||Broom||It’s a Secret!|
|Diane||Carder||The Happy Bride|
|Carolyn||Cleveland||On the Prowl|
|Christina||Collier||Hollyhocks in My Garden|
|Janet||Doll||and Eye of Newt|
|Kathy||Dowd||Forest Park’s Nathan Frank Bandstand|
|Mary||Drastal||Do You Hear What I Hear?|
|Ward||Gillespie||Garden of Eden Kauai|
|Linda||Green-Metzler||Old Ways at Faust Park|
|Janine||Helton||Great Blue Heron: Study in Blues|
|Janine||Helton||Little Red Headed Boy|
|Fran||Kempin||Montowese, A Beautiful Place|
|Gerry||Klein||Snowy Walk in the Woods|
|Rebecca||Krutsinger||Thinking Out Loud
|Linda||Meyer||Guest of Soup Kitchen|
|Linda||Meyer||Orchids in Bloom|
|Dianna||Miller||Little Yellow Car|
|Shirley||Nachtrieb||House on Second Street|
|Gib||Palangsuptawi||Castles in the Sand|
|Gib||Palangsuptawi||The Shrimp Fleet|
|Susan||Pisoni||Samson in Blue|
|Susan||Pisoni||Smart Dressed Man|
|Florine||Porter||After the Ride|
|Mary||Riney||All Saints Church First Communion|
|Karen||Romani||Glowing from Within|
|Barbara Martin||Smith||Magnolia Magic|
|Patty||Strubinger||Dahlia Mystery Day|
|Patty||Strubinger||Tall Bearded White Purple Iris|
|Lee||Walter||Full of Hot Air|
|Linda||Wilmes||New York City Night Lights II|