2016 Glenview Mansion Exhibition

January 10-29, 2016

Our judge was Susan Herron. Here are her comments about the show.

I am honored to have been chosen as juror for the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s exhibit at Glenview Mansion. It was a joy to review these paintings and I was pleased to find so many skilled expressions in watermedia using a variety of subject matter, techniques, and painting surfaces.

When choosing award winners I rely on my first emotional response to a painting. Besides composition, use of value, and shape making, I look for a creative concept and a personal vision. The high quality of work is a testament to the skill and originality of BWS members.

Rachel Collins’ painting “Cabbage Labyrinth” shows an innovative and expert use of color with a composition that I can lose myself in.

In “The Castro” Lois Wolford suggested cars and buildings with an economy of masterful brushstrokes.

Leita Gerson’s painting, “Cats in Space” grabbed me from across the room with it's fanciful design of negative and positive shapes and a gorgeous palette of colors. I would love to live in her imaginative world for awhile

Kay Fuller, Jack Harding, and Kathy Daywalt had paintings that excited me with the use of limited palette, strong shapes, and creative concept..

I would have given more awards if I were able. I hope you enjoy this exhibit as much as I did.

Thanks for a nice experience,
Susan Herron

First Place
Rachel Collins—“Cabbage Labyrinth”

Cabbage Labyrinth

Second Place
Lois Wolford—“The Castro”

The Castro

Third Place
Leita Gerson—“Cats in Space”

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Honorable Mentions

Kathy Daywalt—“What’s Next?”

What's Next

Jack Harding—“Cliff Palace”

Cliff Palace

Kay Fuller—“Abstract Seascape”

Abstract Seascape


About Sue Herron

Sue Herron is a Washington, DC area artist who has been exhibiting for more than twenty-five years.

Her award-winning paintings can be seen in numerous private and corporate collections including those of Hewlett-Packard, Hughes Network Systems, George Washington University, and the Virginia Dominion Power Company.

In addition to teaching watercolor at the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery at Glen Echo Park, Susan is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and has received numerous awards in national and regional exhibitions.

Her work has been featured in “Splash 5: The Glory of Color,” “The Artistic Touch 4,” and “The Artistic Touch 5” by Chris Unwin

This past year Susan’s paintings received awards in shows sponsored by the Southern Watercolor Society, the National Society and Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and Potomac Valley Watercolorists. She was also elected an honorary life member in the Southern Watercolor Society.