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David McGee Works on Paper at the Gallery at UTA

January 22 – March 10, 2018

Arlington – The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present an exhibition showcasing works on paper by Houston-based artist David McGee, organized by the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The Telling and the Told, which premiered in Houston before travelling to the University of Texas at Arlington, includes over thirty watercolors illustrating an eclectic array of themes. McGee’s wide-ranging literary and pop-cultural interests are evident, and are mirrored and, frequently, amalgamated in his evocative ‘mash-up’ artworks. Benito Huerta, curator of the exhibition, selected images from several series created over the past twenty years to showcase McGee’s complex visual narratives that encompass everything from art historical references and Hip Hop music, to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and fairytales, to Cuban poetry and Greek mythology. As Huerta commented, “David’s many interests are as varied as his art. He reads the classics as well as contemporary books, but what he really likes to do is mix it up – both in his literary tastes and his art.”

Dali,2010, 30″ x 22″, Watercolor on paper, Collection of Poppi Massey, Houston, TX

David McGee was born in Lockhart, Louisiana, and he currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. He is known for his thought-provoking paintings that frequently reference literature and language, and the juxtaposition of word with image. He has been the focus of several solo exhibitions throughout the United States including venues in New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah; and his work is held in collections including The Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, MA); the Boston Museum of Art; The Menil Collection (Houston); the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.

Deceive,2015, 30″ x 22″, Watercolor on paper, Collection of Jim and Sarrah Petersen, Houston, TX

In association with the exhibition, David McGee will discuss his work in an hour-long gallery talk/dialogue with Benito Huerta on Thursday, January 25 beginning at 12:30 pm in The Gallery at UTA. There will be a reception on Friday, January 26 from 5:30 to 8 pm with brief remarks beginning at 6:30 pm. The exhibition, talk, and reception are free and open to the public.

Pimp,2010, 30″ x 22″, Watercolor on paper, Collection of Gregory and Alyssa Shannon, Houston, TX

Gallery hours are 10 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday and noon until 5 pm on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Fine Art Building, room 169, at 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX. For more information, contact Benito Huerta or Patricia Healy (817) 272-5658 or www.uta.edu/gallery.

The 2017- 2018 exhibition schedule is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, Art & Art History Department Students, the Hanley Foundation, Hilton Arlington, and Nerwin & Martin.


All events are free and open to the public.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10AM – 5PM | Saturday, 12PM – 5PM

Located on first floor in room 169 at the north end of the Fine Arts Building, UTA Campus, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.

For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143 or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658

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Extra in the Ordinary: Sarah Graham Exhibition at Elm Street Studio

Elm Street Studio is proud to showcase the stunning watercolors of Sarah Graham in our January 2018 Solo Exhibition. Discover for yourself why her work has won international recognition and why her portraits are said to capture the spirit of a person. Grahams’ paintings are a response to “real life” challenges, in pursuit of deeper and perhaps more powerful realities – realities made more beautiful by the fact that they have been built on difficulties.

Her work will be on display from January 3 to March 2. Meet the artist in person at our Artist’s Reception, Jan 20 from 7-9pm. Complimentary wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served. A portion of art sale proceeds will benefit the Agape Clinic in Dallas. For more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com

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Award Winners of the SWA 2017 Members Exhibition

The Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Members Exhibition is now on view through Dec. 2nd at that UNT Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.

The reception & awards presentation was held on Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm   Sarah Graham-Harman is the juror.

Click here to see the exhibition winners & images.


Best of Show Mary Ann White – Elaine (left)

Signature Members Awards:

  • 1st Place Muriel Mimura – Severo – San Miguel 2
  • 2nd Place Michael Holter – Chuckwagon Bob

  • 3rd Place Colleen Dillon – Spirits

Non-Signature Members Awards:

  • 2nd Place r. mike nichols – Family Foto 3
  • 3rd Place Lawrence Raffanti – Keri & Allie Kayaking in Mykonos


For more information about SWA see http://www.swawatercolor.com

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SWA 2017 Members Exhibition – Awards Presentation Oct. 28

The Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Members Exhibition is now on view at that UNT Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.  The reception & awards presentation will be on Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm.    Guests are welcomed to attend, and enjoy the music & food while viewing the artwork at the reception. 

Sarah Graham-Harman is the juror.  Court Bailey is the exhibition chair.  More information can be found at http://www.swawatercolor.com   The show will run through December 2nd.


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Exploring the Natural World in Water Media Exhibit in Bastrop

The “Exploring the Natural World in Water Media” Exhibit in the main gallery of the Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St., in Bastrop,from July 25 through Sept. 5. 45 juried paintings presented by Waterloo Watercolor Group.

Reception will be Sat., July 29 from 4-7pm.

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Natural Selection by Renee Wrenwood July 7-9 at the Cove in McKinney

Renee Wrenwood invites you to attend

Natural Selection, an exhibit of her watercolor paintings this weekend July 7-9, at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee, McKinney

Watermedia Paintings by Renee F. Wrenwood
Friday, July 7, 7 – 9 pm
Saturday, July 8, 6 – 10 pm, 8 pm Artist Talk
Sunday, July 9, by appointment only

Finding beauty in the natural world, Renee F. Wrenwood explores the majesty of mountains, the intricacies of a single flower, and the details and impressions that make life the interesting show that it is.  Renee is an award-winning local artist.  She loves the surprises that water media present; the way the paint and water move upon the paper are part of the thrill of creating. The freshness and beauty of her watercolors express the gloriousness of nature. 

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Texas Watercolor Society 68th Annual National Exhibit opens June 9 in Denton


Texas Watercolor Society presents the 68th Annual National Exhibit
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Opening Reception, Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
June 10 – August 26, 2017

In 1949, the Texas Watercolor Society was founded with the mission to advance the art of painting in watercolors, and hold annual exhibitions of watercolor paintings. Today, more than 60 years later, TWS continues to promote the high standards set by its founders. As a national exhibit, TWS proudly takes its place among the elite watercolor organizations in the nation as they continue to exhibit and promote some of the of the best artists working in that unique and vibrant medium — watercolor.

Juror: Soon Warren

Related Events: Call for Entries: 2017 National Exhibition  | Jan 1 – April 1, 2017
Related Events: Free Public Demo | Monday, June 5, 6 – 8 PM
Related Events: Vibrant Reflection Watercolor Workshop | June 6 – 9, 9 AM – 4 PM

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Southwestern Watercolor Society 2016 53rd Members Exhibition


Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 53rd Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 31 through September26, 2016 to be held at the Eisemann Center on the Mezzanine level, accessible by elevator, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 18th. from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Eisemann Center.

For more about SWS, see the website: http://swswatercolor.org.


The exhibition will be a display of paintings by 81 local and national artists in water media (watercolor, acrylic, etc.), selected from 259 that were entered. The selections were made by our Juror, Stan Miller. After the paintings are hung, Stan will view them in person, and select those that will receive special awards and recognition. Artists whose work appears in five approved art exhibitions are awarded the special achievement of “Signature Membership” in SWS, recognized by adding the initials to their signatures on their paintings. Nine SWS members will receive their signature status this year.


Stan Miller is this year’s juror.  Stan Miller has been a professional painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years. He has exhibited his paintings in numerous exhibitions, galleries and museums. A signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as an AWS award winner, Stan also teaches workshops and classes in Spokane, Washington and all over the US and around the world.

SWS has a long and rich history. The first Society organizational meetings for SWS were held in 1963. The first official meeting was held in January 1964 at N.R. Crozier Tech high school in downtown Dallas. The Society was granted a charter by the State of Texas in May of 1964.

It all started with Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was at an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

53 years later SWS has grown to over 400 members to be one of the largest and notable watercolor societies in the nation. Each year SWS honors Edgar Whitney with the SWS Membership Show / Edgar A. Whitney Award for Transparent Watercolor and Naomi Brotherton with the “Naomi Brotherton Award, Best of Show” for the top winner, instituted last year. Naomi at 96 still is active in SWS and teaches classes in her Dallas studio. For more information visit our website at www.SWSWatercolor.org or look for us on FaceBook.

–from SWS publicity chair Ron Stephens

Some featured art from 2016:




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