Ohio Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Ohio Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition

The Piqua Public Library is proud to host the 2020 Ohio Watercolor Society 43rd annual juried exhibition. These thirty-one paintings are on display during May in the Rollin Gallery on the second floor of the Piqua Public Library. This annual exhibition is open to Ohio residents and members of Ohio art organizations living in neighboring states. The talented artists featured in the show use watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, and egg tempera. This is one of the premier art exhibits in Ohio, with awards of cash and materials totaling thousands of dollars.

A watercolor painting of rolling green hills, a path of stone steps along a stream, and a golden yellow sky. White text on the image reads, "Ohio Watercolor Society. Watercolor Ohio 2020. 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition. On view through the month of May. Rollin Art Gallery 2021 Exhibit." The Piqua Public Library and Ohio Watercolor Society logos are in the bottom left corner of the sign.

The painting featured in our exhibit sign is "Golden Morning" by Kit Dailey.

We will be sharing photos of the exhibit on our social media channels -- but our photos will not do them justice! The paintings need to be seen in person to appreciate them fully. 

These are the paintings currently on view in the Rollin Gallery: 

"Lance" by Robert Bruce from Columbus, Ohio

"Golden Morning" by Kit Dailey from Jackson, Ohio

"Sir Charles" by Thomas Schroeder from Cincinnati, Ohio

"Heritage Hill" Frederick C Graff Salem South Carolina -- Ohio Watercolor Society Bronze Medal

"Hong Kong Backwater" by Paul Brand from Toldeno, Ohio

"Filling Station Café XVI" by Angela Chang from Newport Coast, California -- Ohio Watercolor Society Award of Merit

"Beck Tavern" by Jeff Stahler from Columbus, Ohio

"Kirikou" by Suzanne R. Accetta from Greenville, South Carolina 

"Fantasy Still Life No. 7" by Mel Grunau from Berea, Ohio -- Ohio Watercolor Society Award of Merit

"Sunday at Lakeside" by Gary Johnston from Olmsted Falls, Ohio

"Frank, Finn & Floyd Among Flowers" by Lisa A. Bumb from Archbold, Ohio

"The White Shirt" by Heidi Hanssen from Cincinnati, Ohio -- Ohio Watercolor Society Silver Medal 

"Hocking Hills" by Ed Kitchen from Columbus, Ohio

"Pablo Looks at Michelangelo's Battle" by George Kocar from Bay Village, Ohio

"Santa Monica, 1978" by Judith Ann Sigmund from Yellow Springs, Ohio

"Sammie" by Dennis Zimmerman from Findlay, Ohio

"Soft Landing" by Ron Beahn from Uniontown, Ohio

"Reunion 2020" by Susie Schreiber from The Villages, Florida -- CAC-Don Getz Memorial Award

"Face to Face" by Judy Anderson from Westerville, Ohio -- Ohio Watercolor Society Award of Excellence

"Our North Lake Canoe" by Vivian Ripley from Columbus, Ohio

"Ponderance" by Christine Misencik-Bunn from Fredericktown, Ohio

"Why Not" by Mike McEnroe from Chardon, Ohio

"Don's Place" by Richard Surowicz from Medina, Ohio -- Ohio Watercolor Society Award of Distinction

"Basking" by Kathryn George from Kettering, Ohio

"Here's the Deal" by Jeff Suntala from Strongsville, Ohio

"Break in the Storm" by David Rankin from University Heights, Ohio -- CAC-Hal Scroggy Memorial Award

"Spider-man's Sisters" by Fran Mangino from Venice, Florida -- Ohio Watercolor Society Award of Distinction

"Winter Woods" by Cathy Welner from Richfield, Ohio -- Ohio Watercolor Society Gold Medal

"Saturday Morning on Griesa Hill" by Christopher Leeper from Canfield, Ohio

"Morning Was on its Way" by Keving Buckland from Lewis Center, Ohio

"My Tranquility" by Connie S. Gifford from Kettering, Ohio