Friday, January 16 2009, was the opening reception for the Illinois Watercolor Society 25th Annual Open Juried Exhibition 2009. This year the exhibit is at the Next Picture Show Gallery in Dixon, IL. Our juror of selection and awards was Tom Francesconi and he also did a painting demo at the gallery on saturday morning. The reception was very well attended and thanks to the staff of the gallery and to the people of Dixon for a wonderful experience. As a member of the IWS Board I know how much work went into to putting this show together and the result was worth the efforts. IWS Executive Director, Tony Armendariz, worked hard to make this years show special. The photo shows a painting by Tom Francesconi in the center and it is flanked by one of Tony's work on the left and my painting, Strata#15: Gold glow on the right. The exhibit is up until February 24 so if you find yourself in or near Dixon you should stop in to see it.
Now I have to get back into the studio and get some new work underway. Hope to have something new to post here soon!