Palouse Watercolor Socius 2013 Regional Juried Exhibition

Friday, May 31 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – The Prichard Art Gallery will welcome the summer with an exhibit featuring watercolor paintings selected for the Palouse Watercolor Socius Regional Juried Exhibition.

The exhibit will open with a free, public reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, as part of the annual Moscow Artwalk, which attracts thousands of visitors. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Aug. 3.

“The Prichard is committed to presenting a wide-range of art being created. Watercolor has a huge base of activity while requiring significant effort to become good at it. This exhibit gives a glimpse into the wealth of creativity in the community and region,” said Roger Rowley, gallery director.

Entries were received from the quad-state area of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The artists are vying for more than $3,000 in cash and prizes including the Avista Corporation, Best of Show Award and a $500 purchase award from Latah Federal Credit Union. The exhibit juror is Nancy Stonington who will have highlights from her solo exhibit presented in the Prichard’s balcony galleries during the juried exhibit. Stonington selected 35 pieces from the 91 submitted.

This exhibit presents many of the subjects represented in traditional watercolor, including still lifes and floral studies, along with a number of less common abstractions and portraits.

“The entries selected for the show demonstrate the excellence, quality and inspiration that watercolor media can bring,” said Ernest L. Weiss, president of the Palouse Watercolor Socius.

Stonington is a Northwest watercolor artist with a distinguished career. Her work has been widely collected and exhibited, including a retrospective at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Nancy has directed galleries in Alaska and throughout the Northwest.

The exhibit opens with Moscow Artwalk, which includes more than 75 exhibits, live music, demos, food and beverage and activities throughout downtown Moscow.

The complete list of exhibit sponsors includes: Avista Corporation for the “Best of Show” prize, Gritman Medical Center, Frontier Communications, Palouse Country Transmission, American West Bank, Cosgrove Insurance, Archer Photography and the Latah Federal Credit Union Purchase Award. The exhibit is organized in collaboration with the Inland Northwest Watercolor Society.

The Prichard Art Gallery summer hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m., Friday, 1-7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. The gallery is an outreach facility of the University of Idaho, and is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Moscow. For more information about the Prichard Art Gallery, visit www.uidaho.edu/caa/prichardartgallery and www.facebook.com/PrichardArtGallery.
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