The North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit is now on display at Orange Hall Gallery and Loft, located on the SUNY Orange campus in Middletown.
On exhibit through March 13 are 106 paintings by 57 artists.
Kuhne's interest in local history, architecture, people, and conservation inspires him in his paintings and occasional mixed media constructions. He lives in Albany, where an abundance of buildings of many architectural eras keep him busy painting. He regularly works plein air to express his initial reactions and feelings to the life and action of the scene. In his loose technique, he expresses excitement through color, drawing, and composition.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Watercolor is a transparent and semi-transparent medium with an occasional gouache adding an opaque quality. The versatility of watercolor offers a broad variety of styles from tight representational to the loose use of the brush or other tools, and is demonstrated in the still lifes, land and seascapes, portraits, genre paintings, and semi-abstracts in the exhibit.
The following paintings in the exhibit have won awards:
Best in show: “Fall Colors, Old Boathouse" by Robert Adzema
Elaine M. Garvin Memorial Award: “Folded Once, Folded Thrice” by Lana Privitera
Excellence Award: “Take Your Seat” by Alexis Lavine
Excellence Award: “Cornwall Village” by Laura Kohlmann
Excellence Award: “What’s Around the Corner” by Midge Monat
Excellence Award: “Monarch Red Pepper” by Cheryl Johnson
Excellence Award: “London Wall” by Ann Higgins
Honorable Mention: “Hi Up There” by Jim Adair
Honorable Mention: “Bow Bridge in Summer” by Susan Weintraub
Honorable Mention: “Bellvale Barn” by Rich Van Tieghem
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; plus Friday, Feb. 28, until 9 p.m.
Orange Hall Gallery is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues in Middletown. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
For more information call 341-4891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.