Watercolor society exhibit on display

Posted 1/22/20

The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the …

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The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view through March 13, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, February 28 until 9 p.m.

The show timeframe is the same for artist-judge Kevin Kuhne who will have on exhibit on the Fringe wall in Orange Hall Gallery, ten of his lively urban scenes of Albany. Kuhne will be the art demonstrator at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 2 in the middle of the reception which runs from 1 to 4:15 p.m. His topic is Adding Excitement to Urban Scenes.

Pianist Geoff Hamburg will keep the atmosphere friendly and convivial playing jazz standards, classical pieces, and contemporary music favorites from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The reception and demonstration and exhibits are free and open to the public.

Watercolor is a transparent and semi-transparent medium with an occasional gouache adding an opaque quality. The versatility of watercolor offers a broad variety of styles from tight representational to the loose use of the brush or other tools, and is demonstrated in the still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, genre paintings, and semi-abstracts in the exhibit.

Please note: Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to Orange Hall which is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, (GPS: 24 Grandview Ave.) on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Questions may be addressed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891 or cultural@sunyorange.edu. You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

The following are the winners of the ten awards:

Best in Show – “Fall Colors- Old Boathouse” - Robert Adzema

Elaine M. Garvin Memorial Award – “Folded Once, Folded Thrice” - Lana Privitera

NEWS Excellence Award – “Take Your Seat” - Alexis Lavine

NEWS Excellence Award – “Cornwall Village” – Laura Kohlmann

NEWS Excellence Award – “What’s Around the Corner” – Midge Monat

NEWS Excellence Award – “Monarch Red Pepper” – Cheryl Johnson

NEWS Excellence Award – “London Wall” – Ann Higgins

Honorable Mention – “Hi Up There” – Jim Adair

Honorable Mention – “Bow Bridge in Summer” – Susan Weintraub

Honorable Mention – “Bellvale Barn” – Rich Van Tieghem

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