The 42 Annual Ohio Watercolor Society

Watercolor Ohio 2019

September 28 – October 27

The Mansfield Art Center is delighted to host the Ohio Watercolor Society’s 42nd juried exhibition featuring 80 paintings by Ohio artists.

The legacy of the Ohio Watercolor Society continues with this exquisite exhibition. There is a fantastic mix of the traditional transparency and contemporary spontaneity that celebrates the confidence and passion of each artist’s personal approach to the water medium.

I salute the OWS artists, board members, volunteers and visitors for their dedication in making “Watercolor Ohio 2019” possible and a magnificent success.

Congratulations to the artists & award winners who were selected to exhibit.

– George Whitten, Executive Director


Featured Image:

Gold Medal Winner: Christine Misencik-Bunn

I Know What You Are Thinking

This highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from the entire state of Ohio and areas along its boundaries. Chosen for the exhibition were 79 paintings from 275 entries submitted by 172 artists.

A nationally recognized juror from outside Ohio juries the show. This year’s juror of selection and awards was William Vrscak of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vrscak is a free-lance artist/Illustrator and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. He is also a renowned and popular workshop instructor and teacher whose watercolor paintings have earned national and international recognition and awards.

An exhibition of 32 works including all of the award winners will tour the state of Ohio following the conclusion of the full exhibition at the Mansfield Art Center. More than 350 Ohio artists are signature or associate members of the Ohio Watercolor Society, which was established in 1978 to further the stature of aqueous painting as a major art medium and to assist in the education of Ohio artists and the general public.


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