top of page

Aqueous 2023

The 2023 WVWS national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2023, held its opening reception Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, W.Va.. At the reception, awards where announced, with F. Dennis Clarke earning Best of Show for "Oysters." Please see the other sections on this page to see all the award winners, as well as a digital slideshow of all the paintings accepted for this year's show.

The 2022 juror for the exhibition was Nancy Stark, NWA, AWS. To see Nancy's work, please visit her website at​

About the Juror

Our juror, Nancy Stark, hails from Roanoke, VA and holds signature memberships in 9 watercolor societies, including the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. Her work has been published in many magazines (Watercolor Artist and Watercolor Magazine), books, and can also be found in many private collections and public spaces. Her particular genre includes trains, collages, and high contrast in subjects which also shows strong cast shadows. To learn more about Nancy and view some of her work, visit her website at


Aqueous 2023 Prospectus

For reference, the Aqeuous 2023 prospectus is linked here as a resource.

Aqueous 2023 Award Winners

Use the arrows at right and left to scroll through the winners.

Aqueous 2023 Online Exhibition

Click on the images below to open them full size.

Aqueous 2023 Reception and Awards

Click on the image to see a full sized slide show

Aqueous 2023 National Juried Exhibition

Nancy Stark,NWS, AWS, Juror
May 15 to June
 29, 2023
Chuck Mathena Center, Princeton

Jeanne Brenneman, Lewisburg, “Evening Glory”

Karen Brown, Buckhannon, “Blue Eyes”

William Campbell, Midlothian, VA, “Sundancer”

Marshall Carolus, Alexandria, VA, “Straight from the Market”

Charlotte Chan, Blacksburg, VA, “Rock Wall”

Sheila Chapman, Princeton, “Smiley the Crab”

F Dennis Clarke, Martinsburg, “Oysters”

John Coffey, Princeton, “Window”

Kristen Colebank, Wardensville, “Red, White and Farm Use Blue”

Katherine Crim, Clarksburg, “Island Layover”

Linda Elmer, Fairmont, “Middle Fork, Audra”

Deanna Gillum, Buckhannon, “Morning Light”

Barbara Hale, Princeton, “Haitian Dancers”

Carol Hilleary, Cross Lanes, “Sails Down”

Kat Jamieson, Arlington, VA, “Cape Inlet”

Gayle Jennings, Camp Creek, “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”

Gina Judy, Richmond, OH, “Where I Grew Up in Steubenville”

Pamela Lake, Hacker Valley, “Brothers in the Hayfield”

Ruth Lefko, Christiansburg, VA, “New Life and Light”

Deborah Lester, Shady Spring, “Charlotte's Bunny”

Nancy Maunz, Clarksburg, “Afternoon Conversation”

Rita Montrosse, Princeton, “Crystal Bowl and Quince”

Martha Reynolds, West Union, “Color me Coleus”

Christine Rhodes, Parkersburg, “Mama's Favorite”

Linda Walker Roberts, Beverly, “Hanging On”

Christie Saunders, Barboursville, “Finding Tranquility”

Patricia Sheets, Johnson City, TN, “Two Moose”

Patricia Stine, Renick, “Biological Mutualism”

Jan van Egmond, Charleston, “Super Cute”

Michele Walter, Blacksburg, VA, “While in Provence”

bottom of page