37th Annual Awards Exhibition of the Watercolour Society of WA
Once again the members of the Watercolour Society of WA are preparing to delight collectors and fans of watercolour at their 37th Annual Awards Exhibition. The opening night and awards presentation will be held on Thursday 12th October, with the exhibition continuing over the weekend of Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October.
This year’s exhibition is set to be an exciting one, with over 200 entries. One of the main aims of the exhibition is to promote the value of having art in one’s life. Members of the Society will be giving demonstrations during the weekend and will be available to chat and answer questions.
The paintings are judged in several categories with a special section named “Figure, Face, & Form” and the always popular “Innovative Section” where artists get the chance to “let rip!” The public can also play judge and vote for the “People’s Choice” and perhaps win a prize too.
When asked what is special about watercolour, local sponsor and collector, Geoff Bull of Allegro Pty Ltd in Fremantle, said: “They brighten the main living areas of our home especially if placed in close proximity, creating a gallery effect. They sit well with paintings by other masters of the medium.”
Geoff also has a group of Fremantle-themed watercolours in his business boardroom, all created by members of the Watercolour Society and purchased from the Annual Awards Exhibition. Geoff feels WA lends itself to watercolour with its bright and contrasting scenery and there are some very talented artists in the organisation who are in his opinion underrated and undiscovered.
The Watercolour Society of WA
Annual Awards Exhibition 2017
The Italian Club, Marine Terrace, Fremantle
Opening Night & Awards Presentation
Thursday 12 October 6.30pm (all welcome)
Fri 13 Oct 9am – 5pm
Sat 14 Oct 9am – 5pm
Sun 15 Oct 9am – 4pm