Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Saturday, May 9, 2009


For the second year my work has been accepted into the Woman’s Art Club juried show!
The reception was held May 3 with a good turnout and awards given. As I walked in I met the husband of the club’s president who was quick to inform me that unless they had called me, I had not won a prize – thus, I walked in very dejected that I was a Big Loser! (This is a joke – he saw my license plate which is MS LUCKY and then he asked me just how lucky I was – had I won a prize!)

The GCWS was very well represented at the show – Tamara Adams (large portrait, which is her speciality), Susan Grogan (cat on yupo - a surprise to me), Carolyn Hibbard (a beautiful, soft, pastel floral), Susan Hoffheimer (great fun – an older gentleman who has “still got it”!!), Sharon Roeder (a Venice scene on Aquabord - which invited quite a few comments), Ginny Tilbury (stylized figure), Barbara Zentgraf (who won an award for her Maine beach scene in soft, pastel-like colors) and myself. There were quite a few others who I knew who won awards, also.
This show will hang through May 17 and is open Thursday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the WACC “Barn” in Mariemont, OH (6980 Cambridge Avenue).
If you get a chance, go see it – it’s really a great show – lots of diversity in medium, sizes, prices!
Wild Roses, watercolor 21x28

Three of my pieces have been accepted into one of the Richeson 75 shows – Still Life and Floral.
These shows are sponsored by the Jack Richeson Company and the Richeson School of Art and Gallery. The paintings will be hung and juried in their gallery in Kimberly, WI. Then the paintings will appear in their online gallery as well as a catalog published for the show.
I would have been excited to have one accepted, but all three that I entered! Pinch me, I must be dreaming!
Take a look at the show currently “hanging” – ( to see Chris Beck’s work (
I’ll let you know when I see the Still Life and Floral show on line, or you can check the Richeson website in a couple of weeks.

Grandpa's Shaving Mug with Roses, casein, 14x18

Sunlit Pears 2, casein 16x20

Apples on Lace, casein 16x20


Chris Beck said...

Congrats, Deb!! Beautiful works and no surprise that all got in. I'll have one piece in that show too.

Vicki Greene said...

Congratulations Deb! You have been very busy. Beautiful roses.

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations, Deb. You don't seem to realize how good you are? I'd love to get by to see the show and let us know when the Richeson show (wow, now you're big time!!) is up and running.

debwardart said...

Thank you all for your praise!
Chris - Wow, congrats to you too (again!!!) I feel that I'm in good company!
Vicki - yep, tooooo busy for the last few months, but hopefully it will get back to "normal" soon!
Rhonda - you should try to see the WACC show, as well as the GCWS if you haven't done so, they are both really good this year.

Gaylynn said...

Congratulations Deb! I love all the pieces your entered, but my favorite is Grandpa's Mug. Good luck with your workshop this weekend.

debwardart said...

Thanks Gaylynn - I must be getting more sentimental in my "old age" and am enjoying painting items from my past. Let me know how your art show goes!