Watercolor Society Prepares for Showcase at Central Library

Maritima by Judith Aronson of Mobile

The Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA) will host its annual Members’ Showcase at Birmingham Public’s Central Library in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery beginning September 24 through October 31, 2013. Approximately 50 aqua media paintings executed by watercolorists from across Alabama will be selected for the exhibition. An opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, September 29, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Gallery. The library is located at 2100 Park Place.

Tampa resident Taylor Ikin will be the selection judge for the WSA show. Ikin’s art hangs in many corporate and private collections—even in The Vatican in Rome, Italy. Known as the “Yupo Queen,” Ikin has been painting on the unique surface of Yupo for over 14 years and has shared her discoveries and skills in many workshops. There are numerous articles and publications featuring her work on Yupo in art books and magazines. As an artist and art educator, Ikin belongs to numerous art organizations and societies. Her images weave a positive awareness of our environment while leaving a legacy of respect, enjoyment and pride in our natural spaces. She will be teaching a “Painting on Yupo” class September 25-27 at Forstall Art Center located at 402 Palisades Boulevard in Homewood, Alabama . Contact Tora Johnson at 205-423-0922 for more information about the class.

Charlotte McDavid of Birmingham is the Members’ Showcase Chairperson. Tora Johnson of Birmingham is the current WSA President and William (Bill) Morris of Mobile is the President-Elect.