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2018 CWS State Exhibition

Congratulations to the following people whose paintings will hang in the 2018 Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibition! It's going to be a great show!

Sue Andzik
Tanis Bula 
Diana Carmody 
Maurita Casper 
Kay Cassa 
M Debra Corley 
Marcio Correa 
Kathy Cranmer 
Chuck Danford
Steve Ekblad 
Rick Forsyth 
Paul Foster 
Lucien Freedle 
David Gardner 
Curt Gillispie Rush
Susan Gordon 
Robert Gray
Steve Griggs 
Pamela Hake 
Larry Haught
Liz Huffman
Cheri Isgreen 
Zona Janssen 
Bronwen Jones
Joan Judge 
Leslie Kahn 
Wes Karchut 
Kathleen Lanzoni
Tom Lockhart
Rosemarie Lohnert 
Becky Lucas 
Susan Marion 
Dan Marshall
Barbara McAdams 

Ken McGowan 
Annette McGuire 
Donna McNulty 
Kay Moore 
Johanna Morrell 
John Murphy 
Lynn Nebergall 
Carol Newsom 
Tom Newsom 
Linda Palmer 
Mary Piche 
Judy Porzak
Nancy Priest 
Lynn Sarkis 
Mary Scriven (Williams) 
Lou Ann Sosalla 
Carla Stoltzfus 
Nancy Sullo 
Carolyn Tegeder 
Anna Timm 
Beatrice Trautman 
Donald VanHorn 
Athena Van Waardenburg
Cindy Welch 
Mary Louise Widmaier
Anita Winter 
Susan Montigue 
Gene Youngmann 

2018 award winners are:

Honorable Mention - Lynn Nebergall 
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Award - Beatrice Trautman
Francis Olson Memorial Award - Carol Newsom
Mountainside Art Guild Award - Sue Andzik
Fourth Place - Kathleen Lanzoni
Third Place - Tom Lockhart
Second Place - Nancy Priest
Best Of Show - Susan Montague


CWS Annual Members Show 2018 Winners

This years Member Show was exhibited in the Lakewood Cultural Center, at 470 S. Allison Pkwy Lakewood, CO 80226 through March 26th.  The juror, Dennis Pendleton, selected six paintings for special recognition.  

Congratulations to the 2018 Colorado Watercolor Society Members Exhibit award winners!

Cathy Pennak - “Smell the Roses” - First Place

Randy Hale - “Vienna Afternoon” - Second Place

Shanthi Kumar - “Silver Spoon” - Third Place

Gene Youngman - “Still Needs Work” - Honorable Mention

Tim Brenner - “Turquoise Adobe” - Honorable Mention                               

Diane Fechenbach - “Sheppard Street, Earl Morning” - Honorable Mention


Splash of Colorado 2018 Winners

Splash of Colorado was the first juried exhibition of the CWS on the Western Slope, held in Gunnison. Steve Griggs was the juror for the show with representation from artists on the Western Slope and the Front Range.It was a fabulous show! Congratulations to everyone whose painting was accepted.

 Special congratulations to the following award winners!

Honorable Mention - Jackie Kingsbury for The Guardian

Honorable Mention - Donna Lutsky for Girl With Bonnet

HM Juror's Commendation - Patricia Amlin for Peaks at Crested Butte

Third Place - Stan Johnson for Three Trout

Second Place - Virginia Blackstone for Earth to Earth

Best of Show - Pat Foster for Forest Dreams


New Trends Exhibit Award Winners 

Congratulations to the artists !!

                                 Prague Fun

                                Janney Sims


                                   1st Place

                               Eagle Soars

                         Audrey Ledgerwood    


                                 2nd Place

                        Offering to Morpheus

                                 Karen Hill

                                 3rd Place

                     Black Eyed Susan

                           Ken Imler


                          Merit Award



2017 CWS State Exhibition Award Winners

Congratulations to the following artist who received awards at the 2017 exhibit:

  • Steve Griggs - Best of Show
  • Nancy Dee - Second Place
  • Naum Katsenelsen - Third Place
  • Anita Winter - Mountain Side Art Guild Award
  • Carol Newsom - Frances Olson Award
  • Diane Fechenbach - Pikes Peak Award
  • Kay Moore - Honorable Mention

Steve Griggs, mpossible Dreamer, best of show

Nancy Dee, Old Farm-site at Sunset, second place

Naum Katsenelsen, Last Rays, third place

Anita Winter, LoDo Action, Mountain Side Art Guild Award

Carol Newsom, Musicians, Frances Olson Award

Diane Fechenbach, Golden Guardian, Pikes Peak Award

Kay Moore, Driving Through New Mexico, Honorable Mention


2016 Colorado State Show


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