Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Vermont Watercolor Society at Chandler Gallery in Randolph

The Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS) is pleased to announce its 2011 fall juried exhibit at Chandler Gallery in Randolph, Vermont. The show, WET: Washes, Energy and Technique, will run from September 30 to November 12.

An opening reception will take place on Sunday, October 2 from 3 - 5 pm. The public is invited. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

The VWS will offer a powerpoint presentation and painting demonstration on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. til noon, with the opportunity for participants to do some hands-on experimentation.

This exhibit is the second 2011 juried show for the watercolor society, and the first VWS show to be held at Chandler. Ninety-seven works were submitted for the jury process and forty-nine paintings were accepted by a group of judges from the Chandler Gallery committee. Membership in the VWS is spread throughout the state, and the society looks forward to this exhibit in central Vermont, allowing its nearly three hundred members an opportunity to meet, to view the work of fellow painters and share their works with the extended community.

The Vermont Watercolor Society is a non-profit organization started in 1995 to promote the awareness and appreciation of the art of watercolor painting to its membership of all levels of ability. It offers community opportunities and venues for participation, education, fellowship, and exhibitions. The society has grown from nine dedicated members to nearly three hundred strong in fifteen years. All watercolorists, from novice to professional, are invited to join at any time as associate members. Signature member status can be earned by being accepted into three juried shows within a five year period. The society offers workshops, paint-outs, "hub" activities and two membership meetings per year. For more information visit http://vermontwatercolorsociety.com.

Chandler Gallery is located at 73 Main Street in Randolph and is open on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 3 pm, and by appointment by calling 802-431-0204. www.chandler-arts.org

Image: Jillette Bea, Hibiscus Patterns