Saturday, April 17, 2010

61st Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition - Rockport Center for the Arts

My husband and I took a weekend trip to the TWS Opening Reception.  The Rockport Center for the Arts is a beautiful gallery that sits alongside the Aquarium, the Maritime Museum and Visitor Center on a small peninsula jutting into the ocean.  The building is surrounded by wonderful sculptures and a boatfilled harbor. 

In this photo, my husband is standing near the works of two of my favorite watercolor painters. Soon Warren's painting won the bronze award.  It was fantastic and could be "read" from across the room! That is John Salminen's painting behind my husband.  Salminen's won an award from Cheap Joe's.

We were awestruck by the Silver Award winner by Duncan Simmons.  Besides his obvious talent, he was an exceptionally nice guy, too.
Of course the star of the show was Nicholas Simmons' Best of Show winner! I am standing by it in the photo to the right. It was large and rich with textures and talent - very deserving of the top honor! 
Fellow SWS member, Barbara McNutt's painting was wonderful. Todd Chalk traveled all the way from New York with her gorgeous watercolor!
Of course we were thrilled that my painting, "The Ugly Duckling" was even included in the exhibition among such great company.


  1. Congratulations for being part of a great show! You are certainly in there with the "big guys". Your painting is beautiful.

  2. I love your painting. It's so bright and fresh. That's definitely an honor to be in such a great show. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  3. congratulations ! ... thanks for posting these photos both look so happy there cheryl

  4. thanks for putting the pics up, wish I could have been there. I think your painting is great, you have tons of talent for watercolor Cheryl!! say hi to your mom please

  5. Congrats on the show, your painting is right up there with the big boys and gals!

  6. Sorry I'm a bit late here, have just been browsing your blog....Congratulations for this, you are so talented, and what a fantastic display of work...

  7. Delightful!! I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your Blog.... thank you!
    Warm regards...