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October 6, 2023 through January 15, 2024 (see hours below)
Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion Galleries
Reception and Awards Presentation:
Exhibition hours, please read carefully:
The Exhibition is spread equally between the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion facilities, just across the quiet Kent Square Road from each other. Exhibition visitors will probably want to choose a time when both are open. The two facilities have different hours:
- Kentlands Mansion - Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
- Arts Barn - Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 pm and also for classes, activities and events.
So the overlap hours of Tues-Fri, 1-4pm are the simplest. If a visitor would like to come at a time both buildings are not officially open, they may email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment and one of the gallery managers will be happy to meet them.
Both facilities will be open for the reception on November 12, 2-4pm The awards ceremony will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Arts Barn.
Alexis Lavine alexislavineartist.com
Alexis Lavine is delighted to be juror and selector of awards for the 2023 exhibit. She is a signature member of nine watercolor societies, most notably The National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She is especially pleased to be a long-time signature and life member of BWS. Honored as one of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s “Ones to Watch,” her paintings have also been published in Splash, The Artistic Touch, and The Palette Magazine. Alexis’ paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the country and overseas, including The American and National Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA, Watercolor West, and many others. Having exhibited in numerous juried shows, she understands how important it is to serve as juror. She considers this to be a great honor and she approaches the task with a good eye for design, technique, and expression ... and with true respect, humility, wonder, and fairness.
Alexis has completed her selection of paintings for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition, choosing 97 works from 370 paintings submitted by 218 artists. Here are her reflections on the selection process...
“Judging a large and prestigious competition such as this one is always exciting, fascinating, and humbling. Faced with the task of choosing fewer than 100 paintings from nearly 400 entries made my job very challenging to say the least. The entries encompassed just about every possible subject, technique, and allowable materials. I tried to choose the strongest body of work, and to recognize and include all of those marvelous variations on the theme of watermedia. If your painting was selected, may I offer you a hearty “Congratulations!” If your painting was not selected, please do not be overly discouraged. I know how you feel! Keep on painting and learning and entering shows. Be stubborn! Be determined! And don’t give up on this unique, versatile and expressive medium, which we all love so much!“ ….. Alexis
The exhibitors for the 2023 BWS Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition are:
|Dr. PH Martin|
|Princeton Artist Brush Co.|
|Colson Art Printing|
|M Graham & Co.|
|Blick Artist Materials|
|Jack Richeson & Co|
|Holbein Artists Materials|
|Wind River Arts|
|Winsor Newton (Colart)|
|QoR (Golden Artists Colors)|
|Artist Angle Gallery|
|Classic Homes of MD|
|Woodson & Bozeman, Inc.|