Reception for Watermedia Exhibit

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/10/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Gordon Jewish Community Center

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The Nashville Region of the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) presents a Watermedia Exhibit at the Gordon Jewish Community Center for the month of August. The opening reception is Wednesday Aug 10, 7PM to 9PM.

Women Artists of Middle Tennessee member Wendy Latimer is the Regional Coordinator for the TnWS Nashville Region and arranged for the exhibit. Wendy arranges for 2 or more non-juried exhibits per year across the Region which reaches to north to Clarksville, east to Cookeville, south to Tullahoma and west to Fairview and all communities in between. We are 77 members of the statewide membership of 250+ members. TnWS divided the state into 5 Regions based around the Metropolitan Areas to help build local community.

The purpose of the TnWS is to elevate the stature of watercolor / watermedia and educate the public to the significance of watercolor / watermedia as an important, creative, permanent painting medium. The organization’s purpose is to further the interest of painters in all watermedia by its programs, competitive exhibits and workshops, to encourage the study of watermedia by art students and others engaged in the medium, as well as supporting all the visual arts. Our exhibits present watermedia on paper, matted and framed behind glass or plexiglas.

The Tennessee Watercolor Society became an organization in 1971 through efforts of some of the finest Watercolor Artists and Educators from across the state. The first meeting was held at the University Club in Nashville. Our founder is still an active member and lives in the Chattanooga Region where the first juried exhibition took place in 1972 at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum. Our Juried Exhibitions are highly respected and now take place every 2 years changing locations around the state. We just closed the 2016 Juried Exhibition (juried by John Salminen) in Knoxville. Mr. Salminen chose 30 of the 55 paintings, in the main Exhibition, to travel across the state into January 2017. The Juried Traveling Exhibit will be at The Pryor Gallery at Columbia State Community College in Columbia for September and will return to Region II in December thru Jan 2017 at the Custom’s House Museum in Clarksville.

This month’s event is a non-juried exhibit of 26 Region II members.

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