National Watercolor Society 2016 Show
National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit
October 1 - 30, 2016
Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain, NC first hosted the National Watercolor Society (NWS) Traveling Exhibit in 2013 and is excited to see it return to their galleries October 1 through 30, 2016. SASi is the only Southeast location to showcase this amazing collection of water based media. The exhibit consists of 31 paintings by artists from around the world who were selected for the traveling show after being juried into the prestigious NWS International Exhibit held in San Pedro, California last year. Over 1000 entries were submitted into last year’s competition, with 6 countries being represented in the traveling show alone.
Shown are two paintings in the traveling show. Artist Carol Creel (“MARBLES”) from Louisiana collects handmade marbles which she combines with her grandmother’s cut glass to create paintings. “The bold colors of the marbles follow the sleek lines of the cut glass giving the illusion of liquid color. This liquid color creates visual appeal.” Artist Mike Kowalski (“OLD WORLD”) from Washington found his subject while strolling through and antique emporium. “This stall with mid morning light streaming in on the collection of old globes was mesmerizing. I wanted to capture a sense of recalling travel in a less modern world, or of some adventure long dreamed about.”
Southern Arts Society (SASi) was founded in 1984 by A.B. Mauney Snow and other local artists to foster a love and appreciation for the arts by educating the community and supporting local artists. Since 2002 SASi has been located in the historic Southern Railway Station renovated to house a gallery, gift shop and space for art classes.
301 N. Piedmont Avenue (NC 216)
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Hours: Tue - Sat 10 am to 4 pm