Baltimore Watercolor Society
A Mid-Atlantic Organization of Watermedia Artists
2015 “Hot Summer, Cool Watercolors” at The Galleries at Quiet Waters
August 26-October 11, 2015
Our judge was Barbara Kiwak. Here are her comments about the show.
First Place: “I’ve Got the Blues” by Jackie Dinora
Clearly an award winner. Ambitious composition. The subject matter is masterfully handled. There is a lot of information but the artist handles this nicely with out it being tedious. Her technique flatters the subject matter and doesn’t overshadow it. Wow! Amazing control.
Second Place: “Anchor Chain” by Marietta Schreiber
Beautiful technique. A wonderful example of the medium being handled with soft transitions of color. Dynamic composition, love the cropping. The artist skillfully moves the eye around the piece with strong values.
Third Place: “Enlightenment” by Ardythe Jolliff
Strong composition, excellent control and application of color. Use of warm and cool greens as well as warm/cool pinks make this a beautiful and dynamic piece.
Honorable Mention: “Cypress Trees at Trap Pond” by Nancy Mysak
Beautiful use of fractured color. Fresh, excellent control.
Honorable Mention: “Join the Crowd” by April Rimpo
Whimsical. Fresh application of color.
Honorable Mention: “Uplifted” by Kathy Daywalt
The artist skillfully uses design and pattern to create a uniquely striking image.
Thank you to our juror, Barbara Kiwak.
Jackie Dinora—“I’ve Got the Blues”
Marietta Schreiber—“Anchor Chain”
Nancy Mysak—“Cypress Trees at Trap Pond”
April Rimpo—“Join the Crowd”
About Barbara Kiwak
Graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1988 with a BFA in Visual Communications, Barb began her career as an illustrator. Some of her clients include Time Life, Reader’s Digest, Highlights for Children and Random House Publishing.
Upon returning from a trip out west several years ago, Barb decided to pursue a career in fine art. Since then, she has had numerous showings in the Baltimore/Washington area, including The Life of Maryland Gallery, The Howard County Center for the Arts and the Gudelsky Gallery in Washington D.C.
Most recently, Barb received the Lelia Gardin Sawyer Award for her sculpture, Plains Warrior. The Award was presented by the Catherine Lorillard Wolf National Art Club at Gramercy Park’s Grande Gallery in New York City. Barb also received the Jack and Evelyn Miller Award by the Visual Arts Society of Texas for her work and was selected for a showing at the Meadows Gallery in Texas.
Barb lives in Maryland with her partner and their German shepherd, Dolly.
The McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and The Berkley Gallery in Virginia represent her work.