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Watercolor exhibit continues in Tullahoma through April 17  

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Press Release

The Tullahoma Art Center will welcome the 149th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society March 10-April 17 at the historic art center in Tullahoma.

The public invited to view the exhibit from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Please, check the website for extended hours.

The AWS Exhibition is one of the premiere watercolor exhibits in the world.  More than 1,200 artists from throughout the United States and 23 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from Signature Members of the AWS.  Of these submissions (one per artist), 147 paintings were selected for the exhibition.  Forty paintings from the show are selected by the Jury of Awards for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year.  For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit www.awsinc.org.

While inclusion in this exhibition is itself an honor, participants also competed for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals of Honor, and 32 other awards and medals with nearly $50,000 in prize money.

The American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world.  Election to the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world.  Membership has included many of the greatest names in painting throughout the history of the Society, including the great American Impressionist Childe Hassam, the well-known regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, virtually every member of the important “California School” of watercolorists, and everyone in between, up to and including the late Andrew Wyeth.

The Tullahoma Art Center is an ADA/504/Title VI-compliant facility committed to the development of quality cultural experiences and education by providing access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities, and influencing the direction of area visual, literary, performing and creative arts.

The center will be hosting an opening and closing event. On Saturday, March 25 we will be having creative art for kids. Go to the  website for more detail at www.tullahomaart.org.

The Tullahoma Art Center is located at 401 S Jackson St. in Tullahoma. For more information, contact the center at 931-455-1234 or email at art@tullahomaart.org. Visit online at tullahomaart.org or on Facebook and Instagram at The Tullahoma Art Center.


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