Watercolor Ohio 2020

Because of the ongoing effect of the coronavirus pandemic, display of the paintings in this year’s annual exhibition will not take place until February 26, 2021 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay, Ohio.

To see images of the works in this exceptional show, you can view a video slideshow of the exhibition by clicking the button below.
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Video is best viewed in full-screen mode.

To see the image of a particular artist’s painting, you can pause the video or click on the artist’s name listed at the bottom of this page. Award Winners’ works can also be seen by clicking on the thumbnail images below.

Cathy Welner (OWS)
Winter Woods
21.5” x 29”

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Heidi Hanssen (OWS)
The White Shirt
11” x 16.5”

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Frederick C Graff (OWS)
Heritage Hill
30” x 22”

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Additional Award Winners in Watercolor Ohio 2020

OWS Award of Excellence

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Judy Anderson (OWS)
Face-to Face
17.5” x 23.5”

OWS Award of Distinction

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Fran Mangino (OWS)
Spider-man’s Sisters
21” x 29”

OWS Award of Excellence

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Christine Misencik-Bunn (OWS)
28” x 17”

OWS Award of Distinction

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Rick Surowicz (OWS)
Don’s Place
22” x 30”

OWS Award of Merit

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Mel Grunau (OWS)
Fantasy Still Life No. 7
21.5” x 29.5”

OWS Award of Merit

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Angela Chang (OWS)
Filling Station Cafe XVI
29” x 19”

CAC-Hal Scraggy Memorial Award

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David Rankin (OWS)
Break in the Storm
10” x 14”

CAC-Don Getz Memorial Award

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Susie Schreiber (OWS)
Reunion 2020
15” x 22”

Juror’s Statement
Frank Eber

Lucian Freud said: 'what do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince!'

Being selected as a juror is a bit daunting for me. I don't ever think I am qualified. It also goes against principles I live by: non-resistance, non-attachment, and non-judgment. Yet here I am judging people's art, as if I could really know.

I always say the problem with juried shows is that there are jurors. As a result, some paintings won't be selected or awarded. Juried shows have their place but I think they neither validate nor invalidate the art we create. I believe we should not paint to 'get into an exhibition' or 'win something'. That's not a good reason to be an artist.

A good reason for entering may be to share genuine feelings and ideas without the need to please anyone or look for acceptance and rewards.

It wasn't hard to see the re ned art, people who put years into their work and those who are just starting out or have little to say. I tried hard to move beyond my own biases and look for ability, skill and personal expression.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their work, accepted or not.

Accepted Works

Face to Face
Soft Landing
Hong Kong Backwater
Red Star Feed
Morning Was on its Way
Frank, Finn & Floyd Among Flowers
Home From the Hunt 1
Filling Station Café XVI
Maumee River, On the Rocks
Cow From Blowing Rock
Sunlight on the Seine
Golden Morning
Last Rose of Summer
Brittani and the Butterfly
My Tranquility
Heritage Hill
Fantasy Still Life No. 7
Stop and Drink
The White Shirt
Spring Floral
Sunday Fishing by the Scioto
Hilton Head Summer
Morning Light, Burt Street
Pandemic Self-Portrait No. 1
Sunday at Lakeside
Dad's "Golden Years' Not So Golden
Hocking Hills
Pablo Looks at Michelangelo's Battle
Saturday Morning on Griesa Hill
Spider-man's Sisters
On Your Mark
Why Not
Yaadon Maikhoya
Purdy Alley Puddles
New Day Temecula
In the Tall Grass Prairie
Break in the Storm
Light in a Dark Place
Blackhand Gorge
Our North Lake Canoe
Setting the Docks
Denali Dozer
Meadow Grasses
Reunion 2020
Sir Charles
Santa Monica, 1978
Into the Shop
Beck Tavern
Big Sur
Caught in the Spin
Sunkissed Glads
Here's the Deal
Don's Place
Wood Song
Yellow Fellows
The Golden Oldie
Winter Woods
Its Future is in Its Past
Empty Dreams

Indicates inclusion in the Travel Exhibition

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(For reference purposes)