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"Welcome Anybody" painting accepted into Exhibition in Houston

This year's Watercolor Art Society-Houston 47th International Watermedia Exhibition opened in style on March 3rd at the WAS-H Building near downtown Houston. The show boasts 88 masterworks from four countries and 21 states hung Salon style. The opening was well attended and a number of awards given. This year's show was judged by Vladislav Yeliseyev.

My painting "Welcome Anybody" was accepted and it is my fourth year with this show. I am honored to have my work among such great painters. The juror's comment was "This is a high-quality show. It rivals the American Watercolor Society Show."

"Welcome Anybody" was completed in late 2023 and is a composition I've wanted to do for quite some time. I visited San Francisco in 2005 on vacation with my spouse and shot many pictures in and around town. This store signage appealed to me because it had such a presence. I waited until the time seemed right because of it's unusual composition. I had to rework some things to make sure it had better asymmetric balance and simplify some of the features to get what I wanted. This is the first show that it's been accepted to after finishing it.

The Exhibition runs through May 31, 2024.

WAS-H Building is Located: 1601 West Alabama, Houston TX 77006
HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm


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