|ArtSpace/Lima and Lima Area Watercolor Society join for juried exhibit|
|Sunday, June 01, 2014 8:00 PM|
LIMA — ArtSpace/Lima and The Lima Area Watercolor Society will hold their first-ever joint juried exhibit from June 14 through July 26, with a public opening reception on from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 14 in the Ellen Nelson Gallery.
The Lima Area Watercolor Society was organized in 1986 by watercolor artist Annabelle Vandemark and four of her students. The society has been instrumental in elevating awareness about watercolor techniques and processes. The upcoming joint exhibit with ArtSpace is the first-ever collaboration between the two organizations for a juried exhibit.
The exhibition is open to all artists working in water soluble media: watercolor, thinned acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera. All work in the exhibit will have been completed within the last three years.
Jurors for the exhibit are Yuki Hall and Christopher Leeper.
Hall, from Beavercreek, is an impressionist watercolorist, who has won many awards in, among others, the Western Ohio Watercolor Society juried competition, the Ohio Watercolor Society annual exhibition and Cincinnati Art Club ViewPoint national juried competition.
Leeper is a full-time artist from Canfield. The author of Realism in Watermedia, North Light, his work has been featured in several books and publications, including The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist and Ohio Magazine. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at Youngstown State University.
The exhibit will be marked by a number of awards, including Best of Show; First, Second and Third Awards; two Honorable Mention Awards; and a People’s Choice Award, the work chosen by polling gallery attendees. Awards will be presented at 7:15 p.m. during the Opening Reception.
ArtSpace/Lima is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to promote the arts in northwest Ohio and to provide artists with a venue to present and to sell their work. ArtSpace/Lima is supported in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.
For further information on the Juried Watercolor Exhibit 2014 or for information regarding other ArtSpace/Lima programs, please call Bill Sullivan, operations manager, at ArtSpace/Lima 419-222-1721.