One hundred watercolors by artists from Florida and around the country are on display through Sept. 16 through Oct. 25 at the Florida Watercolor Society's 42nd annual exhibition at Art Center Sarasota.
Watercolorist Linda Baker judged the exhibition, choosing from nearly 600 entries submitted by 492 artists.
Of the 100 paintings selected for this exhibit, 40 are the works of West Central Florida artists, including Kris Parins, Helen Burkett, Elaine Charney and Diane Schmidt of Sarasota; Roger Parent of Osprey; Gary Morgan of Nokomis; Marilyn Priem and Deb Wicks of Venice; Roger Rockefeller of Longboat Key; Pauline Boston of Parrish; Anne Abgott and Susanna Spann of Cortez; and Kathy Simon-McDonald and Linda Lucas of Bradenton.
The exhibition is one of the highlights of the Florida Watercolor Society's annual conference, which is Sept. 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. The convention includes demonstrations by 20 artists, critiques from award-winning artists, and an extensive tradeshow with vendors from across the United States offering products at exclusive prices. With more than 1,000 members, FWS is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States. Membership is open to all artists residing in the state of Florida.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free. For more information: 365-2032; www.artsarasota.org.
For more information about the exhibit or convention, visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org.
To see a slideshow, go to: Florida Watercolor Society 42nd Annual Exhibition