The Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) rotates its Biennial Exhibition around the state at respected galleries. The 35th Juried Exhibition was hosted by the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville at The Emporium Center this year. Upon its closing on June 24, 30 of the 55 paintings selected by juror John Salminen began a seven-month tour of the state. The Traveling Exhibit will be installed at the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) at 30 Frazier Avenue in Chattanooga for the month of October. The opening reception is 5:30-8:00pm on the first Friday, October 7.
The highlight of this exhibition is 14 of the 16 award-winning paintings are included - the ‘best of the best’, receiving from $1,200 to $250 each, donated by generous sponsors. The 14 are: “Old Soul, Dear Heart” by Kate Aubrey, “In the Spotlight” by Judy Lavoie, “Untitled” by Lana Wilson, “War Path” by Joan Clark, “The Proposal” by John Wilkison, “Rue Royale” by Angela Broyles, “Café du Monde Waiters” by Sandra Carpenter, Death of Innocence” by Claudia Balthrop, “Alma Sue and J.O.” by Susan Miller, “Dandelion Fun” by Tim Hacker, “White Lily” by Noriko Register, “On the Boardwalk” by Barbara Jake Wilson, “Shards” by Sandra Washburn, and “Musing” by Pam Francis. Two of the award winners, Clark and Washburn, are from Chattanooga. Other local artists are Sandy Boone, Helen Burton, Harriet Chipley, and Jennie Kirkpatrick.
Featured artists: Kate Aubrey, Judy Lavole, Lana Wilson, Joan Clark, John Wilkison, Angela Broyles, Sandra Carpenter, Claudia Balthrop, Susan Miller, Tim Hacker, Noriko Register, Barbara Jake Wilson, Sandra Washburn, Pam Francis, Sandy Boone, Helen Burton, Harriet Chipley, Glenna Cook, Kay Coop, Lee Edge, Robert Eoff, Susan Hyback, Linda Johnson, Jennie Kirkpatrick, Frank Lott, Mary Spellings, Jim Stagner, Laurie Szilvagyi, Ulla Veiro, Thomas White.