Artist Featured in 2014 National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit
a watercolorist from Douglasville, is being featured in the 2014 National
Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition. In November 2013, her painting, Pear Mosaic, was one of only 84
paintings juried into the 93rd Annual NWS Exhibition out of a total
of 933 submissions. As the recipient of the Watercolor Magazine award, Ms.
Chandler was offered one of approximately 30 spots in the highly selective traveling
Traveling Exhibit opened earlier this month at the Fallbrook Arts Center in
California. From there, the exhibit will
travel to galleries and museums throughout the United States in Virginia,
Wyoming, Iowa, and Illinois. For specific tour details, please visit the
National Watercolor Society website at http://nationalwatercolorsociety.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1677401.
fall, the National Watercolor Society, headquartered in San Pedro, California,
chooses a select group of paintings to include in its annual traveling exhibit.
Since its start in 1925, the NWS Traveling Exhibition has identified numerous emerging
artists who have gone on to become internationally celebrated watercolorists,
like Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Cheng Khee Chee, and John Salminen.
Chandler’s watercolor painting entitled Pear Mosaic…[is] a strong composition
that place(s) major emphasis on the elements and principles of design. Her interlinking, simple shapes, harmonious
balance of color, and strong contrasting values create a tremendous amount of
impact …in a very pleasing and graceful manner.
It was without question that her watercolor was representative of the
award winning paintings in this very prestigious and competitive exhibition.”--Frederick
C. Graff AWS, NWS, TWSA (Master Status), Selection and Awards Judge, Southern
Watercolor Society Exhibition
Upcoming Local Events
works by Ms. Chandler will also be showcased throughout 2014. Upcoming local events
featuring Ms. Chandler’s paintings include the Georgia Watercolor Society XXXV
National Exhibition at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center (March 7 - April 24), the Women Painters of the Southeast 3rd Annual
Juried Members Exhibit at the Magnolia Gallery in Greensboro, Georgia (March 28-April 18), a two-person
show at Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone, GA (May
2-June 7), and a workshop at the Art Loft in Dahlonega (August 21-23).
“Art is a thread that has run through my
life since I was very young,” says Ms. Chandler. “I have tried other mediums, but I
always return to watercolor. I love the way it flows, its luminosity and
translucence. It lets me capture special
qualities of light and reflection that inspire new appreciation for the simple
things that surround us in everyday life.”
Chandler is a primarily self-taught watercolorist living in Douglasville,
Georgia. Her vibrantly hued still life
paintings capture life’s simple moments in exquisite detail.
Chandler’s paintings have garnered awards from many prominent organizations,
including the National Watercolor Society (Pear
Mosaic), American Women Artists (Apple
Go Round), the International Guild of Realism (Candy Kaleidoscope), the Southern Watercolor Society (Vegetable Medley), Women Painters of
the Southeast, the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Atlanta Artists Center and
the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Her artwork is featured in Art Galleries and Artists of the South (Volume
11, March 2014) and Watercolor Artist
Magazine (June 2013 and August 2014-- available
is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor
Society, Georgia Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Alabama, a Juried
Member of the International Guild of Realism and Women Painters of the
Southeast, as well as a former board member of both the Georgia Watercolor
Society and the Atlanta Artists Center.
more information and to view Ms. Chandler’s online gallery, please visit http://www.marshachandler.com.