44th Annual Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition
Opens Friday April 23, 2021

Michael Holter (Texas), The Survivors, 2019, watercolor, 29 x 21 inches

April 23 - June 19, 2021

Artists from 18 southern states and the District of Columbia will compete for a spot in the Southern Watercolor Society's annual exhibition, juried by a nationally ranked artist, David R. Smith. Founded in 1975, the Southern Watercolor Society is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and membership-based organization that was formed to elevate the stature of watercolor painters and educate the public to the significance of watercolor painting as an important creative, permanent painting medium. They are dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards and are interested in furthering watercolor artists' development through demonstrations, workshops, and exhibitions.


Additional Programming

Watercolor Journey Workshop

April 15-17, 2021 (VIRTUAL)
Hosted by the Southern Watercolor Society

The Juror & Workshop Instructor is David R. Smith, AWS & NWS. Smith has studied under numerous instructors in the states and in China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States, and he has earned awards at the State and National level. Click here for more information.


Art Talk Live!
with the Best in Show Award Winner

Thursday May 13, 5:30pm on Zoom

Join Gadsden Arts staff live on Zoom to meet and talk with the Best in Show Award Winner of the 44th Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition. Award winners will be announced on Friday April 23. Check back for Zoom registration information.


Art Talk Live! with the Award Winners

Date and time TBD

Join Gadsden Arts staff live on Zoom to meet and talk with the top award winners of the 44th Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition. Award winners will be announced on Friday April 23.

Presented by

Accepted Artists:

Sue Downes Allen (Lithia, FL)
John Bayalis (St. Petersburg, FL)
Marnie Becker (Bonita Springs, FL)
David Belling (Cape Coral, FL)
Randall Bennett (Lawrence, KS)
Gwendolyn Bragg (Alexandria, Va)
James Brantley (Opelika, AL)
Stephen Brayfield (Knoxville, TN)
Allan Butt (Huntersville, NC)
Jackie Dorsey (Athens, GA)
Kathleen Durdin (Tampa, FL)
Mike Elkins (Munford, TN)
Lynda English (Florence, SC)
Alicia Farris (Springfield, MO)
Z. Feng (Radford, VA)
Therese Ferguson (Melbourne, FL)
Rosemary Ferguson (Tallahassee, FL)
Ryan Fox (Raleigh, NC)
Susan Gibson (Mena, AR)
Susan Hanssen (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
Tracy Hebert (Port Allen, LA)
Janine Helton (Saint Charles, MO)
Catherine Hillis (St. Simons Island, GA)
Ken Hobson (Greensboro, NC)
Michael Holter (Plano, TX)
David Hoque (Prince George, VA)
Brenda Hounshell (Harrisonburg, VA)
Larry Hughes (Memphis, TN)
Kie Johnson (Watkinsville, GA)
Ardythe Jolliff (Edgewater, MD)
Michele Tabor Kimbrough (Marianna, FL)
Joshua Knight (Hamer, SC)
Lynne Kroll (Parkland, FL)
Chris Krupinski (Maineville, OH)
Joseph Lahita (Clayton, NC)
Dongfeng Li (Morehead, KY)
Stacy Lund Levy (Owings Mills, MD)
Laurin McCracken (Fort Worth, TX)
Margie McInarnay (Pike Road, AL)
William McKeown (Quincy, FL)
Dean Mitchell (Tampa, FL)
Audrey Montgomery (Beaufort, SC)
Gary Nemcosky (Boone, NC)
Judy Nunno (Weston, FL)
Linda Pelc (Tallahassee, FL)
Sue Pink (Bonita Springs, FL)
Thomas Rebek (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Max Robinson (Knoxville, TN)
June Rollins (Blairsville, GA)
Isolde Sarnecki (Raleigh, NC)
Karen Schaaf (Richmond Hill, GA)
Cynthia Schanink (Dardanelle, AR)
Lynn Schilling (Fort Mill, SC)
Dena Shepherd (Mission Viejo, CA)
Diane Simon (Sun City Ctr, FL)
Kathy Simon-Mcdonald (Bradenton, FL)
Mary Smith (Steinhatchee, FL)
Richard Sneary (Kansas City, MO)
Susanna Spann (Cortez, FL)
Mary Spellings (Mercer, TN)
Tuva Stephens (McKenzie, TN)
Susan Stuller (Midlothian, VA)
Don Taylor (Panama City, FL)
Lyudmila Tomova (Cary, NC)
David Waldrip (Brandon, MS)
Soon Warren (Fort Worth, TX)
Gail Watson (Toccoa, GA)
Jean Weiner (Le Mars, LA)
Suzanna Winton (Thomasville, GA)
Beverly Yankwitt (Pt. Charlotte, FL)

Slideshow of Artwork

44th Annual Southern Watercolor Society

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.