Post Office Box 4631
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  USA

2023 So Serene Awards

So Serene

California Watercolor Association Member Show
John Muir Health, Auxiliary Gallery at Aspen Center, Walnut Creek

July 16 to August 18, 2023


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First, the winners:

Glacier Carved

1st Place

Lucinda Johnson
Glacier Carved, 10 x 14

Free Lunch

2nd Place

Kristi Warren
Free Lunch, 19 x 15


3rd Place

Marion Leggett
Olive, 13 x 10

Dusk on the Lagoon

Honorable Mention

Phyllis J Behar
Dusk on the Lagoon, 13 x 20

Open Wide My Heart to Blue

Honorable Mention

Beth Brampton
Open Wide My Heart to Blue, 14 x 20

Lake Temescal

Honorable Mention

Bernie Stein
Lake Temescal, 15 x 11

Harvest Time VI

Honorable Mention

Rae Ann Williams
Harvest Time VI, 11 x 15



Ceil Bettner
Mermaids , 12 x 16

The Boy and the Boat
Carol Blanton
The Boy and the Boat, 16 x 12

Late Summer Melting
Beth Brampton
Late Summer Melting, 16 x 22

Early Summer at Malibu Creek
Olivia Dornsife
Early Summer at Malibu Creek, 11 x 14

Mount Tam and San Francisco Bay in Summer
Bro Halff
Mount Tam and San Francisco Bay in Summer, 12 x 16

North Beach Wave
Ayris Hatton
North Beach Wave, 21 x 29

Diablo Foothills
Barbara Hutchins
Diablo Foothills, 12 x 16

Purple Rain
Carol Irwin
Purple Rain, 14 x 21

Circular Logic 2
Elizabeth Johnston
Circular Logic 2, 12 x 16

White Dreams
Fateme Aya Kian
White Dreams, 22 x 30

Flying to Light
Fateme Aya Kian
Flying to Light, 28 x 21

Loreta Landucci
Medley, 16 x 20

Pink Water Lily
Marion Leggett
Pink Water Lily, 13 x 10

Winter Cabbage
Sue Matthews, CWA
Winter Cabbage, 16 x 12

Mary McGlone
Flight, 11 x 15

Ghost Ranch
Mary McGlone
Ghost Ranch, 11 x 15

Calms My Soul
Elizabeth Mihalka
Calms My Soul, 10 x 14

Love of 67 Years
Lily Nan
Love of 67 Years, 21 x 15

Dockside stroll
Anita OBrien
Dockside stroll, 12 x 16

Quiet Morning
Kristen Olson
Quiet Morning, 16 x 12

Girls in the Hood
Judy Rowe
Girls in the Hood, 14 x 11

Mesmerized By My Laundry
Dale Rutz
Mesmerized By My Laundry, 12 x 16

Diablo in Snow
Heidi Schmidt
Diablo in Snow, 11 x 18

Storm Over Diablo Range
Heidi Schmidt
Storm Over Diablo Range, 12 x 12

Stinson Beach
Bernie Stein
Stinson Beach, 12 x 16

Kathleen Stumpfel
Cruising, 16 x 12

Steps Across the Meadow
Kathleen Stumpfel
Steps Across the Meadow, 16 x 20

California Ocean and Sky
Kirsten Theurer
California Ocean and Sky, 11 x 15

Nook Geraniums
Kirsten Theurer
Nook Geraniums, 15 x 11

Banana Ladies
Kristi Warren
Banana Ladies, 36 x 24

Seriously Orchids
Rae Ann Williams
Seriously Orchids, 11 x 15