Tuesday, October 16, 2012

National Watercolor Society 92nd Annual Exhibition

fig 1  Dennis R. Kapp & Kim Caldwell
The National Watercolor Society's (NWS) 92nd Annual Exhibition is currently on display at its San Pedro, California gallery through December 2, 2012.  The opening reception was held on Saturday, September 29th, and was widely attended by artists, their families and collectors.  Dennis R. Kapp, the CEO of Martin/F.Weber Company as well as an art enthusiast and collector, was also in attendance.  He enjoyed the artwork so much that he ended up purchasing I Never Saw a Purple Cow, by watercolor artist, Kim Caldwell (fig. 1).  Kapp remarked that, "In our Weber fine art collection, we already own one purple cow painting.  Now we'll have a companion piece to hang with it.  If we ever purchase another purple cow painting, we'll be able to hold our own themed exhibition!"
fig 2  Martin/F. Weber Co. CEO, Dennis Kapp, 
Mission Gold Watercolors Brand Manager, Kelly Clawson
 and artist, Angela Chang

Kelly Clawson, our Mission Gold Watercolors Brand Manager (fig. 2), also attended the exhibition.  Clawson commented, "I got to make my first trip to California for National Watercolor Society’s exhibition opening.  It was wonderful to meet and get to know some of the artists.  My personal favorite painting—Kathleen Ballard’s Balboa Park Pond—even won the Watercolor West Reciprocal Award.  I’m so excited for next year’s NWS event, when Mission Gold Watercolors will sponsor its first purchase award."