Juror of Awards - Mary Whyte's Statement

“It is always an honor to be asked to jury the work of one’s accomplished peers. This year’s PWCS’s international exhibition marks some of the finest examples of watercolor artists working in the world today, and jurying the work was both a privilege and a challenge.  The submissions were impressive, and all deserve recognition for their creativity, skill and innovation.”
 Mary Whyte

Juror of Selection - Ray Balkwill's Statement 

It is never an enviable task being a juror, particularly when one has to choose just eighty-five pieces from well over four hundred entries. Also evaluating the paintings in a digital format, rather than seeing them in reality brings its own difficulties.

I was delighted to see that my favourite medium of watercolour, with its endearing qualities of translucency and expressiveness, predominated. Sadly, it’s a medium that seems far less fashionable here in the UK these days. However, I also decided to select work in other media, which I hoped would make for an interesting and varied exhibition. My main criteria was to choose work that showed a mastery of drawing, composition, colour and technique. But besides this, one of the most important qualities that I also look for is the personal statement of a painter; it is this that distinguishes his or her work from others.

It has been a pleasure and honour to judge the 2021 International Exhibition and I would like to thank the Philadelphia Watercolor Society for inviting me. The submissions were of an extremely high standard and if your work was not included, please don’t be discouraged. All the artists who entered should be congratulated. Wishing the Society every success with the exhibition.

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First Name Last Name Title
Kathy Armstrong Rust & Rivets
Lisa Arnold Franklin Buckhead
Partha Protim Bala Twilight
Nancy Barch Women Series
Janet Belich Cornona
Donna Berk Barlup The Market Lady
Barbara Berry straw hat
Denny Bond Tension
Myhanh Bosse Pencil Happy
Ziyi Chen The temperature of memory
Connie Clutter Kahdija
Deborah Conn Quilt Stories 5
Phil Courtney Money Plant
Linda Cowles Construction
Lauren Daddona Gossiping Crows
Jane deGruchy Opportunity Knocks
Rebecca Denneny Improvised Celebration
Teresa DeSeve Harmony
Gwynn Di Pilla Morning Light
Stephen Edwards Looking For Patch
Joyce Eesley Rose Trio
Mozelle Forman Serenity
Jean K. Gill Crisscross My Palm
Betz Green The Evangelist
Jeanne Gunther Moon Glow
Wenqing He The portrait of a man
Albina P Herron Not all stars shine
Laura Hu City of sky
Judith Hummer Bethesda Fountain
Jeff Ishikawa Piazza Navona
Nishita Jain Promising Warmth
Gina Judy Maggie and Max Making Tracks 
Barbara Kaiser Air Space
Carol Kardon Peony Sonata
Mark Kaufman Fury
Chris Krupinski Caramel Apples
Rebecca Krutsinger Occlude
Theresa Kubert What She Saw
Alexis Lavine Think Positive
David Lee At A Sidewalk Cafe
Dongfeng Li Plateau Dancers
Carolyn Lord Lemon Shade
Stacy Lund levy Think Tank
Larry R Mallory In Full Bloom
Jeanne Marston Forest Fantasy
Jeffery Mathison The Veterans Journey
Randy Mayer Marcia
Jacqueline Meyerson Turn Me On
Lynn Millar Urban Morning
Eveline Miller Magic Moments
Terri Morse Wrap It Up!
Kimberlee Nentwig What's Cookin?
Woon Lam Ng After the Rain, Kyoto
Elizabeth Oberman Planning the Future
Kate Orr An Enigma 
Maria Payer Bound to Make Scents
Evie Peck No Natural Enemy
Lynda Pitman 3 of a Kind
Trish Poupard Lush
Lana Privitera After the Picnic
Lori Quinque - Quinn Monday Morning Mass
Kuruma Reid Black Molasses
Richard P. Ressel Red White and Blue
Karen Riedy Dog Tired
RussellRisko Dame Elizabeth
Cheryl Schlenker Autumn
George Schoonover Off Stage Critique
Suzy Schultz The Contemplation
Dena Shepherd Crowded Leaves
Mary Rinderle Smith Coneflower Parade
Michael Solovyev Spring is Coming
Bonnie Steinsnyder Cossack Dance Orchids
Jane Stoddard Sagrada Familia
Annie Strack Peter
Susan Stuller All About Me
Jeannine Swartz Zebra Scarf
William Sweeney The Loft
Susannah Thomer Swimmers
Carmella Tuliszewski Cornucopia
Dee Turba Swirling Bubbles
Denise Vitollo Beneath
Carrie Waller Denkyu
Susan Weintraub Morning Erands
Frank Wengen Junk In The Trunk
Jane Wise Clowning Around

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