Garden State Watercolor Society: Open Juried Art Exhibition 2019

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Open Juried art Exhibition:





October 4 through November 3 2019


on the Road to 50 Years

AOY Art Center 949 Mirror Lake Road Ya r d l e y, P a

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ABOUT US The Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS) was founded in 1969 by Dagmar Tribble, a noted watercolorist. It is a non-profit organization with the goal of encouraging painting in the water media, and providing educational and exhibition opportunities for artists and residents of New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Please visit the GSWS website at

Cover art:

The cover art is a collage from various artists in this year’s exhibition. 2

Open Juried art Exhibition:

on the Road to 50 Years October 4 – November 3, 2019 Artists of Yardley Art Center 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, Pa







Friday through Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

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Acting President’s Message Welcome to the Garden State Watercolor Society’s 2019 Annual Juried Exhibit. It is our first time exhibiting at this lovely facility and we thank the AOY Art Center for their generosity and support. In particular, I want to thank AOY Art Center Representatives Bette Sovinee, Coordinator, Susan Cohen, Board Show Committee Chair and the entire AOY Art Center Board. It has been particularly nice to meet and work with so many talented Pennsylvania artists. This exhibit is titled On the Road to 50 Years. This special exhibit focuses on all aspects of travel: The journey through life, a journey around the world, or a journey into the future. I hope you enjoy viewing the concept of travel through our artists eyes and experiences. You will also notice an art installation that we have included in this exhibition called Head and Shoulders. This installation was put together with paper donated by the Winsor and Newton Company and a challenge put to GSWS artists. The challenge was to paint anyone’s head and shoulders on the 5 x 7 inch paper using only two of the three primary colors. What has resulted is an endlessly fascinating group of portraits. This is our second and final showing of the Head and Shoulders installation. We want to thank our nationally known artist, Gail Bracegirdle, who has done a great job choosing the art for this exhibition then having the difficult job of selecting the award winners. I was fortunate to have the diligent work of my co-chair, Lois Westerfield. She kept me on track and accomplished many of the tedious and important jobs that go into making an exhibit a success. Thank you Lois! A special 4

thanks to Linda Arnold for her help securing donations. Thank you to our benefactors and sponsors and, once again to Joanne Amantea for her never ending expertise and support. Thank you to Sue Beym for her beautiful graphic designs and social media efforts and Margaret Simpson for her help with press releases. Last but not least, I want to thank our talented hanging crew lead by the incomparable Joan Capaldo and the easygoing Robert Lowe. I want to encourage other artists and art lovers to come and enjoy the art of the many events that are planned. Enjoy!

Acting President, Garden State Watercolor Society

She’s blue | TESS FIELDS

OUR LEADERSHIP Executive Board Acting President: Tess Fields Vice President: vacant Treasurer: Joanne Amantea Recording Secretary: Deborah Fryer (retiring) Corresponding Secretary: Linda Arnold Committees Membership Chair:Aleksandra Seletskaya Membership Co-Chair: Grace Chiarella Juried Exhibition Chair: Tess Fields Juried Exhibition Co-Chair: Lois Westerfield Members Exhibition Chair: Judith Hummer Members Exhibition Co-Chair: Lois Westerfield Small but Mighty Exhibit Co-chair: Joan Capaldo Small but Mighty Exhibit Co-chair: Monica Sebold-Kennedy Publicity Co-Chairs: Clara Sue Beym & Margaret Simpson Newsletter: Clara Sue Beym & Margaret Simpson Historian: Barbara March Hospitality: Lynn Cheng-Varga Past Presidents Founder Dagmar Tribble, AWS: 1969-1989 Mary LaForge: 1990-1996 Elizabeth Lombardi: 1995-1996 Rachel Hendershott: 1997-1998 Elizabeth Roedell: 1999-2000 Deborah Paglione: 2001-2002 Barbara March: 2003-2004 Carole Bleistein: 2005 Charles McVicker: 2006-2007 Ruth Kaufman: 2008-2010 Fran Franklin: 2011-2014 Program designed by Jessi Franko Designs LLC. All rights reserved. | 5

OUR SPONSORS GSWS is grateful for the following donations: Benefactors, Patrons & Sponsors James Warga Family Martha Tribble McKinnen James McKinnon, Cotswald Industries Princeton Artist Brush Company Holbein Grumbacher Schmincke Golden Artist Colors Image Arts


special events all events are open to the public Friday, October 4, 2019 Opening Reception and Awards 5:30 – 7:30pm Saturday, October 5, 2019 (Rain date: October 6) Plein Air Workshop at the AOY Art Center Featuring Aida Birritteri 10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday, October 16, 2019 Princeton Brush Company Brush Testing Representatives from the Princeton Brush Company will be on hand so you can try their wonderful brushes and receive a FREE sample brush. Noon – 1:00pm Guided Gallery Walk Featuring Tess Fields and Joanne Amantea 1:00 - 2:00pm Sunday, October 27, 2019 Artist Round Robin Event During this lively event, GSWS artists will collaborate to create four beautiful paintings that will go home with four lucky attendees. 1:30 – 3:30pm Sunday, November 3, 2019 Artist Demonstration Featuring Zina Umyn 1:30 – 3:30pm


Our Juror

The juror for acceptance and awards for the GSWS On the Road to 50 Years, 2019 Exhibition is Gail Bracegirdle. Gail is a representational artist whose watercolors are filled with light and color. Gail is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, her paintings are actively exhibited in juried, group and solo shows throughout the region, have won awards, and are held in private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. She lives and works in Bucks County, PA.

"It was a pleasure for me to jury the On the Road to 50 Years exhibition for the Garden State Watercolor Society. As artists, we choose to work in watercolor because we are drawn to the infinite variations that can be created with the simple elements of pigment and paper. The artists chosen for this exhibition are skilled in this challenging medium and have taken on the task of representing many stories and interpretations of travel. I was impressed by the variety of entries and think that the quality of work is exceptional.� -Gail Bracegirdle


Oils in Watercolor | Gail Bracegirdle

2019 Awards

Best in Show: Nummie Warga Award Inner Sagrada Familia by Henrieta Maneva


2019 Awards

Dagmar Tribble Memorial Award Winter in the Pines by Dallas Piotrowski

Cotswald Industries Award Gale Warning by Anne Greene 10

2019 Awards

GSWS Member’s Silver Award Mixed Emotions by James Toogood

PRINCETON BRUSH COmpany AWARD Orange You There Yet? by Judy Hummer 11

2019 Awards

PRINCETON BRUSH COmpany AWARD Canyon Condor by Edward Baumlin

Holbein Artist Materials Award Sole Survivor lll by Lucy McVicker 12

2019 Awards

Holbein Artist Materials Award Stairway To Heaven by Kimberly Nentwig

Grumbacher Watercolor Award Cloud Gazers by Alayne Sahar 13

2019 Awards

Golden Materials Award McConkey’s Ferry Inn by Richard Hoffman

Image Arts Award Peggy’s Cove by Gloria Weirnik 14

2019 Awards

Schmincke Materials Award The Barber by Mike Schefern


2019 exhibitors Artist Title Price

Jo Adachi Statue of Rubens $500.00 Joanne Amantea Unapologetic Fashionista $475.00

Linda Arnold Alone $500.00 Joanne Augustine Angela Barbalace

The Ghost of Summers Past

St. Mark Square Venice Italy

$2,800.00 $1,300.00

Edward Baumlin Canyon Condor $1,200.00

Jan Robyn Becker Serenity $1,500.00 Patrick Biesty

Contemplating Stokes Pond


Aida Birritteri

Spring Showers, Washington Square Park NYC $800.00

Kristen Birdsey Couldn’t Skate By $400.00 Tonette Campbell Going Home $1,500.00 Joan Capaldo Homeward Bound $450.00

Lynn Cheng-Varga Jersey Shore $1,000.00 Grace Chiarella Yellow Fin $400.00 Amelia Chin

Piazza San Marco


Susan DeConcini

Sweet Gum Leaf Portrait 064


Cheryl Coniglio All Aboard $1,200.00 Gwynn Di Pilla Siena Cafe $1,400.00 Sue Ann Erickson Aboriginal Genesis $450.00 Doris Ettlinger

Andrea Fairservice

Portrait of Nancy Steele Trail to Kearsarge Lakes



Tess Fields She’s Blue $425.00

Thomas Finley Chinatown-Philly $1,500.00

James Fiorentino Morning Bath $4,500.00 Joan Gantz Mussels Revisited $800.00 Carla Graifer Possibilities $500.00 Ann Greene Gale Warning $6,000.00 Richard Hoffman Marilyn Holland

McConkey’s Ferry Inn Yellowstone is Blue Too

$2,000.00 $800.00

Judith Hummer Orange You There Yet? $2,000.00 Alexandra Indara

Let’s Cross the Bridge


Ronald Lent

Towanda from the Bridge


Margaret Kukafka

The Ukulele Player


Robert Lowe Corrugated Art $250.00


2019 exhibitors Henrieta Maneva Teresa Maone

Inner Sagrada Familia

Drying Under the Tuscan Sun

$800.00 $375.00

Barbara March Road Trip $900.00 Randy Mayer

Goin’ to the Country!


Catherine McGovern

Through the Trees


Lucy McVicker

Sole Survivor lll


Michael McFadden Finding Birds $325.00

Charles McVicker Generations $4,400.00 Sandy Mezinis Mei-Ling $5,000.00 Kimberlee Nentwig Elizabeth Oberman

Stairway To Heaven An Imaginary Excursion



Jo-Ann Osnoe Flatiron District $800.00 Diane Pastore

End of the Day


Dallas Piotrowski

Winter in the Pines


Dorrie Rifkin

82nd Street - Flower Store


Jacqueline Pidgeon-Pankuck Ravages of Time $750.00 Michele Rath

Donna J. Roettger

The Wall - Coming Down Piece by Peace Heading Home



Alayne Sahar

Cloud Gazers


Carol Sanzalone

Morning Color at the Bridge


Margie Samuels

Michael Scherfen Gitte Schlessinger

South Mountain Reservation The Barber Sailing the Fjords in Norway

Monica Sebald-Kennedy Salamanca Memory


$4,500.00 $400.00 $695.00

Margaret Simpson Deep Roots $400.00

Jackie St. Angel Coming Home $350.00 Lucia Stout Sedona Love $275.00

Robert Sussna London Moment $2,500.00 James Toogood

Mixed Emotions


Jill Tressel Westward $300.00 Zina Umyn Any Buyers? $975.00 C M Valente

Gozo From the Citadel


Gloria Wiernik

Peggy’s Cove


Kathleen Wert

Gray Day, Burrard Inlet


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ABOUT AOY ART CENTER The AOY Art Center is pleased to host the Garden State Watercolor Society “On the Road to Fifty Years� Exhibition! We invite members of GSWS to join the AOY Art Center community. Member benefits include Open Studio (a place to work on your art with fellow artists, M&F 9:30-noon), participation in monthly facilitated Critique Night, and discounts on classes and workshops. AOY Art Center has grown to over 225 members who range from beginning students to nationally known professional artists. Our programs are exciting and innovative and are taught by professional instructors. Throughout the year AOY offers many opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public including four member-only shows, adding to artists visibility. AOY Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the creative spirit of the community by educating and encouraging individuals to experience, appreciate, and share in the arts. The various shows were developed, a partnership with Pennsbury High School was formed, adult and youth education, and kids camp programs were initiated and have grown every year. Programs and events are held throughout the year focused on both learning and community. The Center has been located in the Janney House on the Patterson Farm which has been leased from Lower Makefield Township since 2010. Built in 1837 around the original one-room farmhouse with the original stone hearth dating to 1730. The original pine floors are still in place and were restored a few years ago. The 230-acres surrounding the Center are preserved farmland and are actively farmed. This location affords a spectacular setting year-round as inspiration to artists of all mediums.


ABOUT The art installation The Head and Shoulders Art Installation is a first for the Garden State Watercolor Society. To create the installation, artists were challenged to limit their pallets to two of the three primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and to paint on 5 x 7 inch paper donated by the Winsor Newton art supply company. Over 80 artists painted 100 paintings. These wonderfully varied portraits reflect the artists impressions of their friends and family, or people from their imagination. Head and Shoulders represents the excitement that comes from what is created by one individual is grouped with others to become a unique and interesting whole. Enjoy!


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