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Lima Area Watercolor Society

Juried Exhibit 2014



June 14 - July 26





Opening Reception

Saturday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 pm










For a printable copy of the Prospectus


click here:  LAWS Watercolor 2014 Prospectus.pdf






Eligibility and Requirements

The exhibition is open to all artists working in water soluble media: watercolor, thinned acrylic, casein, gouache and egg tempera. (Water soluble oil paints are not eligible.) May be painted on any material that supports the paint, including canvas; however, painting must be framed and under glass/Plexiglas. Painting must have been completed within last three years. The artwork may not be a copy or likeness of anotherís work (i.e. painting, drawing, photograph, digital image or print). Only original artwork is accepted.






The Awards










Best of Show



Virginia Kretz




Summer Garden











First Award



Ellie Miller


Rough Road





Second Award




Emily Pitney


Reservation School House











Honorable Mention



Linda Lehman


Cusco, Corpus Christi





Honorable Mention



Laura Barnhardt Corle


Tom Becket's Red Coat












Third Award



Debra Henkener


Pears and Memories






Ellie Miller


Harrod's Pork Rind  Festival














Kay Kocher


Elsie's Barn





People's Choice Award 



Kay Kocher


Biking to the Library


Chosen by polling gallery guests. 








Jurors' Statements









First, I would like to say how honored I am to be asked to jury the Lima Area Watercolor Society Art exhibition. Iíve worked with LAWS for a number of years and have always appreciated their warmth and hospitality. I would also like to thank Bill Sullivan from Art Space/Lima for being a gracious host.


I would like to extend my appreciation to co-juror Yuki Hall for her insight and cooperation in picking the show and awards. It was a very fun and engaging experience.


I was impressed with the breadth of vision and skill shown. Picking the show and awards was not easy. There were many deserving paintings. We looked at each painting again and again and discussed merits and weaknesses. Eventually we reached a consensus.


I would like to say a few words about the Best of Show award winner. This painting stood out to me right away. It had an interesting color palette and wonderful brushwork. Obviously, the medium is handled with great skill. It is a great mix of interesting color, value and textures, wrapped in a good design.


Finally, thank you to the artists for sharing their skill and vision.  It was a pleasure jurying the show.


Christopher Leeper

Department of Art at Youngstown State University




It was my great honor to be invited to serve as a co-juror for the Lima Area Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, 2014 at ArtSpace/Lima.  The variety of subject matter was outstanding, and I was truly impressed by the talent exhibited by each artist in this group.


As a juror, I select paintings that exhibit an understanding of design principles, especially in shapes and tonal value distribution.  Then I pay close attention to the artistís technical ability to present the subject matter as a compelling work of art.  Lastly, I turn to pieces that show the artistís genuine courage to take risks with this wonderful watercolor medium, to express themselves at a very personal level.  


I would like to thank Chris Leeper for sharing with me his vast knowledge and experience in judging.  I also would like to thank Bill Sullivan for his assistance and hospitality.


Yuki Hall

Beavercreek, OH








Please click Catalogue Watercolor Exhibit 2014.pdf for a printable copy of the Watercolor Exhibit catalogue.