The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) is pleased to invite the public to the 78th Annual International Open Exhibition, April 16 to June 1, 2018 at the Mercer View Gallery of the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.
On display will be 56 water medium paintings chosen from 352 entries by renowned juror/instructor Mark E. Mehaffey, American Watercolor Society-Dolphin Fellow and National Watercolor Society Signature Member.
Mehaffey says of the selection process, “It takes many views to be able to discern the sometimes subtle visual messages that artists include. Only being able to select 56 entries from the total 352 entries meant that many good paintings were not accepted.” He goes on to encourage those not accepted to “Keep on.”
On Thursday April 26, 2018 the public is invited to the Artists/Awards Reception at the Mercer View Gallery from 6:30-8:00 p.m. when Mr. Mehaffey will present awards up to $10,000. First place is $2,000, second $1,250 and third $750.