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The American Watercolor Society 151st Traveling Exhibition & Local Color
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The American Watercolor Society 151st Traveling Exhibition & Local Color

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Venue: Museum

$5-8*

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The American Watercolor Society (AWS) is a nonprofit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of water media. Each year the AWS holds a juried exhibition that draws thousands of entries from artists throughout the world. The top selections are included in a traveling exhibition, touring museums and galleries nationwide. This exhibition includes portraiture, landscape, still life, abstract imagery and more.

Exhibiting concurrently is Local Color. Escondido artist and curator, Linda Doll, has brought together ten of our local signature member level artists from the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. Each watercolorist, working within their own style and theme, were asked to create new works for display and sale in this exciting exhibition.

Featured local artists include: Janice Cipriani-Willis, Pat Dispenziere, Linda Doll, Robin Erickson, Ken Goldman, Elaine Harvey, Carol Mansfield, Chuck McPherson, Charles Rouse, and Keiko Tanabe.

Student Exhibition

Working with local schools and education programs, our Student Exhibition Hallway will be filled with watercolor artwork by up-and-coming young artists.

Special Events:

Members Only Exhibition Preview 4:30 PM (FREE) includes lite bites and hosted bar until 8 PM

Public Opening Reception 6-8 PM ($10) includes lite bites and no host bar

  • 2nd Saturdays “Pay What You Can” Museum Admission Day // 10 AM-5 PM

Saturday, July 14 and August 11

  • 2nd Saturdays Family Art Lessons // 10 AM and 11:15 AM // FREE (reservations recommended)

Saturday, July 14 and August 11

Come to our Museum art studio for a hands-on art activity led by a Center Teaching Artist.

Sunday, July 29

Be a part of guest curator, Linda A. Doll’s gallery talk, where she will tour guests through the exhibition and discuss the artwork.

Sunday, August 26

Join exhibiting artists Robin Erickson, Ken Goldman, Elaine Harvey, and Charles Rouse as they discuss their artwork and process.

Student Exhibition

Working with local schools and education programs, our Student Exhibition Hallway will be filled with watercolor artwork by up-and-coming young artists.


Thank you to our sponsors: Banner Bank, the California Arts Council, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Funds


Background image credit: Sandy Delehanty, Notre Dame, Watercolor, 24 x 18 in.

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