The Color of Summer, St Marys College Museum of Art

California Watercolor Association Members Show

June 9 – August 26, 2018

June 9 Artist Reception & Awards from 2:00—4:00pm

St. Mary's College Museum of Art
1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556

Accepted paintings

First   Last Title
Phyllis Brady Beach Girl
David Broad Seine Scene 3
Ann Buell Lower Yosemite Falls
Ann Buell View from Glacier Point
Robert Davidson Angle on Paris
Robert Davidson Cliffside Vilage
John Ediger Old Adobe
Kathleen Garcia Meadow Sedge Grass I
Michael Granger I Will Have The Water
Juanita Hagberg Rhythms of the Golden Land
Iretta Hunter Rose in Rows
Carol Husslein Rooftops and Chimney Pots Paris
Sue Johnston Valet Parking
Elizabeth  Johnston Arctic sun
Chris Knopp Under the Spell
Chris Knopp Silver Fork Spring
Ruth Koch Connected
Ruth Koch Loosely Moored
Loreta Landucci The Long View
Loreta Landucci A Cool Day
Lena Lee Sun and wind at summer day
Eileen Libby Summer Fog
Julie Limberg Almond Blossoms
Julie Limberg Iris  Watsonia II
Carolyn Lord Callas and Barrow
Carolyn Lord August Dahlia
Rolf Lygren Two Great Danes  a Poodle
Heather Martin Capitola Morning
Heather Martin Poppies
Marilyn Miller The Guardian
Ruth Miller City Girl
Craig Moline Benicia View
Sayeko Nakamura Almost Spring
Sayeko Nakamura Episode111
Yvonne Newhouse Bounty
Ann Nunziata  
Wendy Oliver Giraffe in the  Wild
Lillian Peng Over the Fence
Rita Sklar Swim Team
Jane Sneed Wildflowers at Meeker Slough
Stan Stadelman Over the Hill
Linda Sutton Morning Maiden
Barbara Tapp A Dignified Retirement 
Barbara Tapp Stretching Our Legs 
Dee Tivenan Tidal Pools 1
Dee Tivenan Resting Place
Joseph Tringali Beauty and the Beast
Salvador Valencia Big Bang
Wayne White Millers Landing Seward AK
Leslie Wilson Rush Ranch 2
Gail Zavala The Colors of White

St. Mary's College Museum of Art is a prestigious museum located on the beautiful, sylvan campus in the Moraga Hills above Oakland. The museum is unique in Contra Costa County as the only one accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum is well known for its extensive collection of the work of early California landscape painter William Keith. CWA is proud to have the opportunity to show our members' work in such a wonderful venue.

Juror of Acceptance—Skip Lawrence

Art is the successful presentation of our passions, affections, point of view, celebrations, declarations, or beliefs. Selecting paintings for inclusions and awards is subjective. I have no checklist of evaluation. My first criteria are how a painting makes me feel. An artist's commitment to an idea or emotion it is always evident. Whether the style is purely abstract or the most carefully rendered realism, for me, honest feeling trumps technique. Art shows are admirable, for they give us the chance to share in the evolution of art and artist. Though some have been singled out to receive special recognition, each artist who entered this show has my admiration and esteem. All painters who strive to make and share their art enrich the lives of those who view the paintings. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your process to bring these images to view.

Juror of Awards—Gary Bukovnik

When judging an exhibition I find it is one of those difficult things to know exactly what to do. Should the judge use the criteria of technique as a foremost indicator of expertise . . . or creativity with the medium . . . or perhaps inspiration? Inthe end it is all of these things, plus the one most ineffable, how a painting moves the viewer emotionally. I have always felt mastering of technique to be very important, like proficiency in another language. Once mastered, one can begin to say whatever it is they have in their heart or mind freely without restriction. Tempered by all these aspects when judging, I look to see the overall harmonious combination in a work of art that strikes the heart. This is something unquantifiable
and mysterious. Always when judging you get just one person's point of view. It is my hope that, in the end, the best and greatest are recognized even though there can be but one first place, etc. All paintings entered have something special to offer, and I often regret that every single one cannot have an award.

Awards: 1st $500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
and Four Honorable Mentions

Show Calendar (Save these Dates)

May 23-25 Artwork drop-off at St. Mary's & artist check-in, 8:00am—4:00pm
May 25 Shipped paintings must arrive at St. Mary's
June 8 Juror's Award selection
June 9 Show opens - Public Opening 2:00—4:00pm
June 9 Artist Reception & Awards from 2:00—4:00pm
August 26 Show closes 4:00pm
Aug 28-31 Artists pick up paintings (8:00am—3:00pm)


All sales will be made through the artist. All paintings must hang for the duration of the show. CWA will retain a 25% commission on all work sold.

Conditions and Liabilities

No work may be withdrawn before the end of the Show. CWA and St. Mary's College Museum of Art reserve the right to photograph artwork or copy images for promotional purposes. Insurance coverage during transport is the artist’s sole responsibility. St. Mary's College Museum of Art provides insurance for the artwork while it is in their possession. The submission of entries to this show shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Each accepted artist will also receive a St. Mary's loan agreement (in the CWA acceptance package) to sign and return with the artwork.

Michael Friedland 415 505 3399