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2014 WVWS
All-Member Show

Judged by Ted Lawson
Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg
Oct. 3 - Nov. 3, 2014


All-Member Award Winners

Kathryn Crim- "A Spot in the Sun"

Award of Excellence
Martha Reynolds- "Ta Da!"

Award of Merit
April Waltz- "Daeodon Hollandi"

Award of Merit
Janet Sheehan - "Escape from the Ring of Fire"

Honorable Mention
Jeannine Romano - "The Chair Maker"

Dave Springston Memorial Award
Judy Mattson Reed - "Cranberry Scenic Highway"

Linda Elmer (on the stairs) presents the Best of Show award
to Katy Crim (right) assisted by Abby Hayhurst of the
Parkersburg Art Center.

A crowd gathers around the stairs to the upper level
as the awards presentation begins at the Parkersburg Art Center.

Judge’s Statement:

It is an honor and a privilege to have been invited by Linda Elmer, West Virginia Watercolor Society president, as juror of awards for the 2014 WVWS member exhibition. The artwork was well executed and it was wonderfully displayed in the Parkersburg Art Center in Parkersburg West Virginia. I regret not being able to have made more award assignments.

I had a difficult time selecting the paintings to assign awards to. I made several passes and arrived at a long list of worthy paintings. But then the hard choices began. I revisited each painting on the list and considered four basic elements to make the final award determination. The four elements I used are composition, design, use of medium and feeling. I made a “short list” of six painting to make the final award determination. I revisited the paintings again and ranked them as best of show, award of excellence two awards of merit an honorable mention and a memorial award.

Judging this exhibit was a rewarding experience. Seeing all of the paintings in this exhibit has inspired me to do more with the watercolor medium.

-- Ted Lawson

Ted Lawson is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and the president of the Canton, Ohio, Artists League. Lawson has been juried into numerous regional, state and international exhibitions. His work can be found in private collections across the country.


Abby Hayhurst—Parkersburg Art Center
Ted Lawson—judge
Bruce Brenneman -- WVWS treasurer