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May 15, 2014

Tallahassee Watercolor Society hosting water media exhibition

The Annual 3-State (Alabama, Florida, Georgia) Water Media Exhibition is set from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Fla.

The juror of the exhibit is Susan Hinton, an award-winning artist from Portland, Ore. She began using watercolor in 1997 and has been an avid watercolorist since. She enjoys all subjects with strong, dramatic light, deep shadows and layers of transparent color.  She is a prestigious signature member of the National Watercolor Society.

Hinton has selected 60 paintings from a field of 161 to be in this exhibit.  Awards will be chosen by the juror from the actual paintings.

“First impression is always key to me … something that quickly draws me in and makes me want to take it home and hang it on my wall,” she said.

Hinston also looks at color scheme, composition and presentation of the subject as well as the artist’s personal expression, technique and general presentation of the content.  Local artists accepted are Suzanna Winton and Kay Cromartie.

Winton’s painting “On the Right Track” won the Bronze Award.

Penny G. Anderson, president of Tallahassee Watercolor Society, said, “This exhibit is one of the activities the Watercolor Society supports for the artistic community.  The mission of the TaWS is to promote the fine art of watercolor painting in Tallahassee and its surrounding communities.  TaWS aims to foster interaction among artists, to promote art in the schools, and to enrich the local community.  Our mission will be accomplished through exhibitions, critiques, educational classes and workshops, displaying art in public places, and exposing artists to current methods and materials.

Tri-State Chairperson Rene’ Lynch invites the public to attend the reception as well as the 7 p.m. awards presentation at the FSU Museum of Fine Art, 250 Fine Arts Building, 530 W. Call Street).  This annual exhibit has been a popular water media show in the region and attracts many art patrons and visitors.

The exhibit will run through July 3. Daily hours at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts is 9 a..-4 p.m. Monday Friday except Memorial Day (closed).

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