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, July 7, 2012


See my sidebar for upcoming shows.

I was asked to juror the Bethesda North show this year and I'm a nervous wreck about it.  Since I've so often been on the receiving end of a judge's decision, I'm well aware of how an artist feels if their work is not accepted into a show.  This is a huge responsiblity and I take it very seriously - and I don't want to mess it up!  

If you are interested in entering the Bethesda North show, it is for artists within a 50-mile radius of Cincinnati, Ohio.  You can click on the link for more info or to request a prospectus.

Two of my paintings were accepted (one each!) into ViewPoint ("Flights of Fancy") and the Ohio Watercolor Society show ("Oriental Roses").

We have two Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society shows coming up.  The first is at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, located about 2 miles south of Kenwood Mall, and I hope you will be able to either attend the opening or drop in some day while the show hangs.  This is a great facility and I'm so looking forward to this new venue for our Society.  The fall show will be at Evergreen Retirement Center and we will have 3 cash prizes.

And, last but certainly not least, my painting "Ying Yang Mums" (April 25, 2012 post) was accepted into the National Watercolor Society 92nd Annual Juried Exhibit!  YIKES!  I had to pick myself up off the floor for that one and re-read the email twice to verify what it said!


Christiane Kingsley said...

Deb, where to start in congratulating you for all these great news? You are getting some of the recognition you so well deserve. I'm very happy for you.

Vicki Greene said...

Wow Deb, a great big CONGRATULATIONS!

debwardart said...

Thanks ladies! I'm letting myself get excited!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

You SHOULD be getting excited, Deb! This sounds like a really big deal for you and I hope you get awards in every one of the shows, as you deserve!

Gaylynn said...

Deb, that is SO AWESOME!!!!
Paintings in 5 shows...WOW!!! I am so tickled for you! As for being a judge, I know you will do a fabulous job. Good Luck with all these events!

debwardart said...

Susan - from your lips . . . ! (Of course, that shock would probably bring on another heart attack - LOL!!!)
Gaylynn - Thank you - hope you enter something at BN show!!! And hope to see you at the VP opening - it's been too long since I've seen you!

Arti said...

Looks like an exciting time for you, Deb.Congrats and best of luck for your shows.

debwardart said...

Thank you Arti!