Art League of Ocean City Exhibition 2023
Delaware Watercolor Society juried fine arts exhibition held November 1-26, 2023. Hosted by The Art League of Ocean City.
DWS congratulates the award winners:
First Place: A Recipe for Artichokes by Isabel Pizzolato
Sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society
Second Place: Shaman Tree by Cindy Johnston
Sponsored by the Potomac Valley Watercolorists
Third Place: Pumpkin Party by Kathleen Cropper
Merit Award: Passages 8-The Million Dollar Staircase by Joan Fabbri
Merit Award:Before the Storm by Brad Hastings
Merit Award: Pearscape by Marjorie Wuestner
Leslie Lambert gave the following comments about the award winners. She felt the …subtle graduations of color and the control of washes of the precision in brushwork contributed to the overall excellence of Isabel Pizzolato’s A Recipe for Artichokes. Leslie thought the Shaman Tree by Cindy Johnston was a …captivating watercolor, that skillfully transported the viewer to a tranquil and magical island beach, the artist masterful technique of creating fluidity and transparency and distinct visions shine through creating a smooth and visually engaging composition . With the third place winner, Pumpkin Party by Kathleen Cropper, Leslie cited the …color scheme was striking and harmonious as the juxtaposition of the white and orange against the green foliage creates contrast. This painting serves as a wonderful representation of the beauty of Autumn. Merit Award winner, Pearscape by Marjorie Wuestner…caught my attention…The deep oranges and reds for the pears create a striking image against the dark background. In the watercolor, Passages 8-The Million Dollar Staircase by Joan Fabbri, Leslie states the painting is…visually captivating….demonstrating skill and a keen eye for architectural nuances. When viewing Before the Storm by Brad Hastings Judge Leslie Lambert remarks …by keeping the grays clean and clear, the artist has achieved a striking and harmonious composition.
The Delaware Watercolor Society would like to thank the Art League of Ocean City for providing this opportunity to display our art in their beautiful, Thaler Gallery. In addition , appreciation goes to the volunteers, whose tireless attention to detail has helped to make this exhibition possible by preparing the prospectus, communicating with the juror, receiving and hanging the artwork, and preparing the certificates and awards. We thank you:
Nancy Mysak, Ruth Ann Kaufman, Marjorie Wuestner, Pat Hoey, Charlotte Hughes, and Joan Fabbri, Exhibition Director.