Four honored at AquaVenture at JCC Patio Gallery

Thomas Powell won first prize in the Kentucky Watercolor Society annual Water-Based Media Show, AquaVenture for “Tending.” Judy Mudd took home second place for “Spring in the Bluegrass” and Mary Lou Hall won third for “Corsica.” Honorable mentions were given to Susan Huttenlocher for “The Yellow Brick Road” and Thomas Powell for “The Out-of-Towners.”

AquaVenture is on display until August 26 at the Patio Gallery in the  Jewish Community Center. The show is a competition open to both members and non-members of the Watercolor Society. A total of 50 submissions were accepted and 24 pieces will be exhibited.

This year’s juror was realist painter Gabrielle Mayer, M.F.A., who is an associate professor at University of Louisville. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally including last year’s show U.S. Global Perspectives on America’s Heartland at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Ky. She’s been an Al Smith Fellowship recipient and a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and an artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center.

The Kentucky Watercolor Society was formed in 1977 to promote water media as an important medium in the arts community and provide support and educational opportunities for water media artists. To that end, the society sponsors exhibitions, competitions and workshops for professional, hobbyist and beginning artists. The Kentucky Watercolor Society is a non-profit, nationally recognized, all-volunteer organization.

The Patio Gallery presents a broad variety of different media, artists, groups and individuals. It features shows that range from representational to abstract and from traditional to cutting edge.

Patio Gallery tries to foster an appreciation of today’s 2D and 3D artists. It often includes artists who reside outside of Louisville and offers exhibits that address significant social issues.

Patio Gallery hours are Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Fri., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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