Update on the IIllinois Watercolor Society 38th National Exhibition 2022

We learned that Janine Helton’s painting Color Me Beautiful was awarded the Schultz Creative Spirit Award and Rebecca Krutsinger’s painting A Lesson in Waiting was awarded the Outstanding Figurative Award by Juror Michael Ireland in the Illinois Watercolor Society 38th National Exhibition 2022.

Here are their paintings:

“Color Me Beautiful” by Janine Helton


“A Lesson in Waiting” by Rebecca Krutsinger

Time to Vote – Board Election Ballot

Members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, please vote the 2022-2023 Board Election Ballot by May 18, 2022.

Our Congratulations!

We congratulate the STLWS members who were juried into the Illinois Watercolor Society 38th National Exhibition 2022, by Juror of Selection and Awards, Michael Ireland.  The exhibition will be on display from April 30 to May 29, 2022, at The Next Picture Show, A Fine Arts Center, 113 W. First St., Dixon, IL.

Daven Anderson “West Bank Shortcut”

Claudia Broom “Comfort”

Janet Doll “Tea Time”

Janine Helton “Color Me Beautifu”l

Rebecca Krutsinger “A Lesson In Waiting”


An Update on the Fluids III Exhibition at Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery

Fluid III: Exploring Watercolor

Exhibition Dates: April 23 – July 5, 2022

at Framations Custom Framing & Art Gallery

218 North Main Street

St. Charles, MO 63301

An all subject, juried exhibit of artwork exploring the watercolor medium.

Juror, Shirley Nachtrieb

Opening Reception: April 23th, 6pm-8pm

The juried artists:

Jan FoulkMichelle Graf, Karen Hensley, Suzanne Galli Koenen, Margaret M. “Maggie” McCarthy, Barbara S. McCormack, Annette McGarrahan, Marty McKay, Stephanie A. Norton, Judith Repke, Mary RineyJoyce Rothermich, Carolyn Schlueter, Natalie Tucker, Lee Walter, Vicki White, Linda S. Wilmes

AWARD WINNERS – “FLUID III: Exploring Watercolors”

Note:  The photos of the paintings can be found on the Framations Facebook page.

First Place:  “The First Thing” by Annette McGarrahan

Second Place:  “Fall Coffee Break” by Mary Riney

Third Place:  “Amaryllis” by Annette McGarrahan

Honorable Mention: Vicki White “Three Sisters Sharing a Joke”

Honorable Mention: Maggie McCarthy “Quiet Morning, Quiet Evening”

Honorable Mention: “Ilya” by Natalie Tucker

Honorable Mention:  “Escape” by Jan Foulk

Honorable Mention: “Passageway” by Judith Repke

Honorable Mention: “Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove” by Linda Wilmes

Our Congratulations!

Janine Helton’s painting Self-Portrait has been selected by Juror Bev Jozwiak for inclusion in Watercolor West’s 54th Annual International Juried Exhibition, running from June 25 to Aug. 13 in Newport Beach, CA, and this gave Janine her WW Signature status.

“Self-Portrait” by Janine Helton

Her painting All in a Day’s Work was accepted into the Michigan Water Color Society 2022 75th Annual Exhibition by Juror David Becker, running from Jun. 4 to Jul. 2 at the Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI.

“All in a Day’s Work” by Janine Helton

And her painting Bubbly was accepted into the 41st Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors 2022 by Juror Ratindra Das. The exhibit runs from Aug. 6 to Sept. 25 at the View in Old Forge, NY.

“Bubbly” by Janine Helton