Watercolor Society of Alabama to Host 2011 Alabama Members’ Showcase at the Central Library

Watercolor paintingEverywhere USA by Marsha Solomon, Watercolor Society of Alabama

The Watercolor Society of Alabama hosts its annual Members’ Showcase at the Central Library in the Fourth Floor Gallery. The opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, September 18, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Gallery.

Approximately 50 aqua media paintings executed by watercolorists from across Alabama will be selected for the exhibit that will run through October 27, 2011. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Wayne Spradley, resident of Pell City, Alabama, and well-known watercolor artist and instructor, is the juror for this year’s Showcase. Spradley has won over 300 awards nationally, including Arts for the Parks, National Park Academy, and the Alabama Duck Stamp. His works hang at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the Alabama State House and Senate floors, and in the collections of former Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Bush, as well as in corporate, private, and museum collections.

Jaceena Shepard, Town Creek, Alabama, is the current WSA President, and Tora Johnson, Mountain Brook, is the President-elect/Members’ Showcase Chairperson.