This exhibit features eighty-seven paintings from watercolorists across the nation, eleven coming from Tennessee artists. Exhibits Curator, Terri Jordan, states “I am honored to have the Southern Watercolor Society (SWS) present its 38th Annual Juried Exhibition here at the Customs House Museum. We have featured the talents of some of the best artists living in the South and I am happy to add the SWS to that list. Our visitors will be thrilled to experience such an exceptional exhibition as this. The quality of work and the professionalism of the group’s representatives have made this partnership a most enjoyable endeavor.”
The Southern Watercolor Society, founded in 1975, is a non-profit corporation formed to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important creative permanent painting medium. Membership in the Southern Watercolor Society is open to persons living in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
This year’s juror Kathleen Conover will be instructing a sold-out workshop during the opening week. Kathleen has received national and international recognition for her expressive paintings. Her current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”.