The Watercolor Society of Oregon present “Pour it On!” a combined effort featuring three exhibitions: The 42nd Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, The Watercolor Society of Oregon and an exhibition of curator Jeannie McGuire’s work.
The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies encourages and recognizes artistic excellence and encourages the visibility of watercolor as an artistic medium through annual exhibitions. The federation annual juried exhibition is hosted each year by a different regional member society. Exhibitions showcase works on paper created with a variety of water-based media, including collage, casein, gouache, tempera, acrylic and transparent or opaque watercolors. A diversity of artistic expression is the result. Artists from the following organizations will submit entries: Arizona Watercolor Association - Phoenix, AZ; Colorado Watercolor Society - Denver, CO; Idaho Watercolor Society - State Wide Nevada Watercolor Society - Las Vegas, NV; New Mexico Watercolor Society - Albuquerque, NM; San Diego Watercolor Society - San Diego, CA; Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild - Tucson, AZ; Southwestern Watercolor Society - Dallas, TX; Texas Watercolor Society - San Antonio, TX; Utah Watercolor Society - Salt Lake City, UT; Watercolor Society of Oregon - State Wide; and West Texas Watercolor Society - Lubbock, TX.
WFWS was founded in 1974 by the New Mexico Watercolor Society through the foresight and work of Dr. David Gale (1915-1980). Today WFWS includes over 5000 artists in twelve regional societies.
This is the first time that Oregon has hosted the Western Federation Exhibit. Both exhibits will be curated and juried by Ms. McGuire, a Pittsburgh, PA artist. Exhibiting internationally, Jeannie’s work has been recognized with many awards including the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor for her painting “Kenneth.” Ms. McGuire juries art exhibitions and gives figurative design watercolor workshops to artists, always encouraging a purpose for creating art. Her original work and commissions are in both private and public collections and are represented in numerous art magazines. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and other select small groups.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website