The 2018 All-Member Exhibition opened at the Randolph County Community Art Center in Elkins on Friday evening, Dec. 14, with an awards reception held from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition will remain on display at the Arts Center through Jan. 25, 2019.

Six paintings were recognized with awards by the exhibition judge, Laurie Goldstein-Warren, with John Coffey of Princeton winning the Best of Show award with his painting “On the Road to John O’Groats.”

The full list of award winners is below:

  • Best of Show: John Coffey, “On the Road to John O’Groats”
  • Award of Excellence: Linda Elmer, “Color Block: NYC”
  • Award of Merit: F. Dennis Clarke, “Landscaping Company”
  • Honorable Mention: Katherine Crim, “Cheek to Cheek”
  • Honorable Mention: Deborah Lester, “New Orleans”
  • Jean Whistler Call Memorial Award: Sandra Pealer, “Garlic Harvest”

Linda Elmer Ornament
An example of one of the ornaments on display at the Art Center.

In addition to featuring 50 works by 27 West Virginia Watercolor Society members, the exhibition also includes a Christmas tree display, decorated with 34 handmade ornaments created by exhibition members, and all are for sale.

Gallery of Award Winners

Coffey - On the Road to John O'Groats
Best of Show – John Coffey – “On the Road to John O’Groats”
Elmer - Color Blocks NYC
Award of Excellence – Linda Elmer – “Color Blocks: NYC”
Clarke - Landscaping Company
Award of Merit – F. Dennis Clarke – “Landscaping Company”
Crim - Cheek to Cheek
Honorable Mention – Katherine Crim – “Cheek to Cheek”
Lester - New Orleans
Honorable Mention – Deborah Lester – “New Orleans”
Pealer - Garlic Harvest
Jean Whistler Call Memorial Award – Sandra Pealer – “Garlic Harvest”