(Second place painting, Jewels of Summer by Jacqueline Newbold)
Central Oregon artists were well represented and took big awards in the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s 2021 fall show.
The juror, Iain Stewart, selected 80 paintings out of 199 submissions by 123 Oregon artists. Eleven of those artists selected in the show were from Central Oregon.
The following artists are included in the show: Winnie Givot of Sisters; Kim Smith of Powell Butte; Rebecca Sentgeorge and Linda Shelton of Redmond; Hazel Reeves, Steve Rothert, Judy Hoiness and Jacqueline Newbold of Bend; Helen Brown, Elizabeth Haberman; and Diane Lay of Sunriver.
Many of these artists went on to receive awards for their paintings. Hazel Reeve’s painting Goat and Friend, Winnie Givot’s painting Uncertain, Kim Smith’s painting I Heart Herons and Helen Brown’s painting Thank a Teacher won awards of distinction. Steve Rothert’s painting Remembering Hokkaido won fifth place. Jacqueline Newbold’s painting Jewels of Summer won second place.
Congratulations to all the Central Oregon watercolor artists that were included in this show! The entire show can be seen at the Elsinore Gallery in Salem, Oregon during the month of October.