Dec. 5 – 31, 2017
Gallery 11
1025 Quarrier St., Charleston

Father and Son by Christine Rhodes

“Father and Son” by Christine Rhodes was the Best of Show winner

Awards for the 2017 WVWS All-Member Exhibition were announced Dec. 9 at an awards reception at Gallery 11, located at 1025 Quarrier Street in downtown Charleston. Christine Rhodes of Parkersburg won the Best of Show award for “Father and Son.”

WVWS members participating in this year’s All-Member exhibition include: Cyla Allison, Karen Ballard, Brenda Beatty, Louise Braddock, John Coffey, Joe Ann Crawford, Katherine Crim, Darryl Dean, Barbara Delligatti, Judith Douglas, Linda Elmer, Jo Anne Jacobs, Stella Jarrett, Julia Jones, Deborah Lester, Awyn Daniel McQueen-Milam, Jane C. Michael, Rita Montrosse, Betty Neely, Susan Pauley, Sandra Pealer, Judy Mattson Reed, Martha Reynolds, Christine Rhodes, Linda Walker Roberts, Pat Roberts, Janet Rodriguez, Howard Rogers, Janet Sheehan, Jan van Egmond, and Kenneth Waddell.

Laurie Goldstein-Warren planned to judge the show, but due to unforeseen circumstances was unable to do so. WVWS is appreciative that Chris Krupinski, AWS-df, NWS, who also was the juror for our Aqueous 2017 National Juried Exhibition this summer, was kind enough to fill in.

Please check back in the next few days. As we receive more images of the exhibition reception and show paintings, we will post them online. WVWS participating artists: Please email your painting images to Kristen Colebank for the show slideshow.
CLICK HERE! All Member 2017 Exhibition Slideshow


All-Member Awards

Christine Rhodes of Parkersburg won Best of Show for this year’s All-Member Exhibition for “Father and Son.”

Awards were also won by Sandra Pealer, Rita Montrosse, Joe Anne Crawford, Judy Mattson Reed, Louise Braddock, Barbara Delligatti, and Linda Elmer. (Please see the Award Gallery below).

Visitors to Gallery 11 had the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting leading up to the award’s reception. Based on their votes, the winner of the Joe Sweeney People’s Choice Award was Christine Rhodes for “Father and Son.”

Of the show, our judge, Chris Krupinski, wrote:

Watercolor is a diverse medium in both its application and usage. This show reflects that. The awarded paintings were based on their composition and technique as well as the overall intent of the painting. The Best in Show, “Father and Son” reflects a peaceful, intimate moment. The composition and wonderful technical ability of this artist draws the viewer to the father and son in the boat. Other paintings in this show were also worthy of awards but there was a finite number to distribute. Keep painting!Chris Krupinski, AWS-df, NWS -- WVWS All-Member 2017 Exhibition Judge
All-Member Awards Gallery