The American Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition Starts Today

The American Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition Starts Today

There are plenty of cultural events happening in New York City this month, including the 149th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious art associations in the world. 

Opening today in the galleries of the historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village, this annual event is one of the premier watercolor exhibits in the world. More than 1,200 artists from throughout the United States and 23 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from Signature Members of the American Watercolor Society—a group that has included the likes of American Impressionist Childe Hassam, regionalists painters Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, members of the “California School” of watercolorists and Andrew Wyeth. 

Each artist submitted one painting, 149 of which were selected for the exhibition. Participants also competed for top awards and prize money. Forty works from the show will tour museums and galleries across the county during the next year as part of the Traveling Exhibition.

The exhibition runs thru April 23 and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. daily. For a complete list of the 2016 exhibitors, click here. For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition and to view images of the prize-winning entries, click here.

Painting by James George.


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