Abraham gallery to host  American Watercolor Society art show 

August 31, 2011

PLAINVIEW – The Abraham Art Gallery at Wayland Baptist University will host the 144th International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, beginning Sept. 4 and running through Oct. 16.

Forty pieces are featured in the exhibit including many award-winning watercolors by artists from all over the United States. The AWS was founded in 1866 to promote watercolor painting in American. Each year the Society hosts a juried exhibition that travels the country.

Dr. Candace Keller, Curator of the Abraham Art Gallery, is glad to finally have the show at Wayland.

“I’ve been working to bring it here for the last three years,” Keller said. “it is an absolutely beautiful collection of works. Watercolor is my personal favorite media and these works run the gamut from amazing photorealism to minimalist collage. These award winning pieces from artists all across the United States beautifully present the full range of what can be done with watercolor and mixed water media.”

Keller said the works are also available for purchase with commission from the sales going to the WBU Art Scholarship fund.

The gallery is open during regular library hours: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.