Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina Watermedia Society’

South Carolina Watermedia Society Calls for Entries for Its “2019 SCWS Annual National Exhibition” – Deadline August 4, 2019

June 10, 2019

The South Carolina Watermedia Society’s “2019 SCWS Annual National Exhibition” will take place from Nov. 2 – Dec. 20, 2019, at the Francis Marion University Place, 142 North Dargan Street in Florence, SC 29506.

Eligibility and Entry
The call for entries for the “2019 SCWS Annual National Exhibition” is now open! All paid SCWS members may receive one entry at no cost, and one additional entry may be submitted for $20. (You will receive a separate e-mail with a discount code for free entry.) Non-members may enter for $50. SCWS accepts online entries only via CaFE, where you can log into an existing profile or create a new one. Then you can upload artwork as a digital file and enter the call.

The call for entries closes August 4, 2019. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.

Ryan Fox is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as five state & regional societies — Georgia, Illinois, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and North Carolina (GWS, IWS, NEWS, PWS, MOWS, WSNC). Fox has won awards in The American Watercolor Society (AWS), Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Missouri Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS), and Watercolor Society of North Carolina juried shows. His work has been featured in “Watercolor Artist”, “Art of Watercolour”, and “Splash 15, 16, 19 and 20” hardcover books published by F+W Media. His instructional DVDs are marketed by Creative Catalyst Productions. You can view his work online at (

Complete details and instructions are available on the SCWS website. We look forward to receiving your entry at this link (

The South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS) Calls for Entry Into Its “Spring Members Digital Show” and “Inaugural Student Digital Show” – Deadline May 15, 2019

March 18, 2019


The competition is open to any member who dues are current. Dues run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 30. Dues can be paid when entering the show. Membership is open to adults 18 or older.

The Student show is open to any South Carolina students ages 13-17.

All work submitted must be the sole work of the entering artists. All water soluble media, except water soluble oils. Where collage is used, it should be less than 50 percent of the image. Images painted from published sources or completed under instruction in a class or workshop are not acceptable. Work should not have been created prior to 2015.


Entries accepted from Mar. 7, 2019 and close May 15, 2019.

Awards winners will be notified via e-mail.

Entry Fees:

The entry fee is $25 for members.

The entry fee for students is $5.

Click here to register (

South Carolina Watermedia Society has Announced Top Winners from Annual Exhibition on View at City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC.

November 12, 2018

City Art is presenting the “2018 SCWS Annual Juried Exhibition”, featuring works by SCWS members, on view through Nov. 26, 2018. The SC Watermedia Society has announced the top three winning artists.

Congratulations to the following artists:

Best In Show goes to Lynda English for her work, “Through The Eyes of A Child, Looking Up” which won the Tony Hardwick Memorial Award

Work by Lynda English

Second Place went to Anne Hightower Patterson for her work “Wading In” which won the Award in honor of Liana Sullivan Lemery

Work by Anne Hightower Patterson

Third Place was given to Suzanne Accetta for her work “Unspeakable Praise” which won the First Citizens Award

Work by Suzanne Accetta

Sixty-five pieces were juried into the exhibit from 184 entries. Awards for thirty of the 65 will be announced at the awards ceremony. The thirty awarded pieces will become part of a state-wide traveling show at various locations coordinated by the SC State Museum. Laurie Goldstein Warren, judged the show.

Since 1977, the South Carolina Watermedia Society has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. The Society works towards achieving its goals by making the accomplishments of its members available to a broad base of South Carolinian’s

SCWS, the largest statewide visual arts group, is an active presenting organization. We nurture and promote South Carolina artists by providing exhibition opportunities, special programs to market their original works and coordinate educational programs. In addition, our goals include public outreach and participation in the arts.

For further information call City Art at 803/252-3613 or visit ( Visit the SCWS at (

South Carolina Watermedia Society Announces Spring Digital Show Winners

May 31, 2018

The South Carolina Watermedia Society is pleased to announce the winners for its Inaugural Spring Digital Show. The show includes artwork by 56 SCWS members.

Congratulations to:

Best of Show – Jackie Wukela

Work by Jackie Wukela

2nd Place – Lynda English

3rd Place – Gary Johnson

Honorable Mention: Denise Greer, Lynne Hardwick, Anne Hightower Patterson, Kathy Kitz and Steven Nisbet.

Toni Elkins, an artist from Columbia, SC, judged the show. She is a signature member of 18 elected societies including NWS, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and Nautilus Fellowship of International Society of Experimental Artists. She has won over 160 national awards including Best-of-Show San Diego Watercolor. In 1999, Governor Jim Hodges awarded her The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for her contributions to SC art. She also won the award for contributions to SCWS. The work of Elkins has been selected as juried into over 300 national exhibitions the latest being selected to represent Missouri Watercolor in China in 2018.

You can either click here ( to view the entire digital show, or copy the link and paste into your browser.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

For further info visit (

South Carolina Watermedia Society Seeks Donations for SCWS First National Digital Show

July 7, 2017

Would you consider making a tax deductible donation to help provide awards for the top 30 paintings in the SCWS first National Digital Show. Donations can be made in honor of an individual or a group. Donors and sponsors will be listed in the show catalog.

This year’s show is from October 7 through November 25, 2017, in Charleston, SC, at the Charleston International Airport, in the front atrium.

All of those donating receive promotions in the media and in our catalog which is circulated statewide with a traveling exhibit. In addition, advertisements may be placed in the catalog to provide general program support and artist awards.

Click here to make your contribution (

Click here to learn more about the digital show ( Entry deadline for the show is July 28, 2017.

South Carolina Watermedia Society Calls For Entries for Nationwide Digital Show – Deadline July 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

The South Carolina Watermedia Society is pleased to announce its Nationwide Digital Show which will be on display at the Charleston International Airport atrium, in North Charleston, SC, on Oct. 7 – Nov. 25, 2017, and will be displayed digitally until Oct. 2018.

Entry Deadline: July 28, 2017

About The Digital Show

The South Carolina Watermedia Society is excited to open its first nationwide digital show. We hope you will participate and invite your friends and students to participate. Everyone who enters will have their work displayed digitally on the SCWS website for a full year and the top ten award winners will be displayed at the Charleston International Airport from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25, 2017. The society’s annual statewide Traveling Show will also include the top 30 award winners from the digital show. It will run from Dec. 2017 – Sept. 2018.

$8,000 in prizes will be awarded.
$1,000 Best In Show Prize

Important Dates:
July 28 –      Entry Deadline
Sept. – Award Winners Notified
Oct. 7 – Annual Luncheon, Time and Location – TBA
Oct. 7 – Opening Reception, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Charleston International Airport
Oct. 7 – Nov. 25 – Show Displayed at Charleston International Airport Airium

The Show will be judged by Linda Baker (

If you are in the top ten selected:
After the thirty award winners are selected, the top ten winners will be contacted to ship or bring their original or a giclee print to be on display from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25 at the Charleston International Airport.

Artists are asked to include their artwork under their own liability insurance for security purposes.

Digital Show Entry
1) Register, Submit Image and Pay entry fee.
We will be using CaFE’ (Call For Entry), a website designed for art events.

Click here ( for details and rules for the call for entry.

• Current SCWS members receive free entry. (You will receive an e-mail with a coupon code).
• Non-members – Entry fee is $55.

For further info e-mail to (

City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, Offers A Weekend of Lectures About the South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibition – Nov. 12 and 13, 2011

November 10, 2011

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC, is presenting the exhibit, South Carolina Watermedia Society’s 34th Annual Exhibition, on view through Dec. 31, 2011. This weekend the gallery will be presenting several lectures by artist participating in the exhibit.

Work by Jackie Wukela

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 4-4:30pm – Jackie Wukela will give a lecture. After several years as an elementary school teacher and fulltime wife and mom, Jackie Wukela now devotes much of her time to her art. Educated in Georgia with a degree in education and further work in art at the University of South Carolina, Jackie has been doing commission work for over 25 years.

Although Wukela began working in acrylics, over the years patron requests have led to study and work in watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, pastels and oils. “Commission work spawns ideas, so it becomes at once a luxury and then a necessity to have time to try out new techniques or further develop old interests. I try not to get bogged down in one medium for too long. I do a great number of portrait and other commissions in oil and colored pencil, but my most innovative work is in abstract oil, watercolor and mixed media.”

A member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America, and a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Wukela now lives and works in Florence, SC. Here, she and a partner have formed the Lynda English Studio and Gallery. She teaches adults all media through the gallery, as well as working with local schools in set design for local productions.

Wukela has exhibited and won numerous awards in juried shows throughout the state, including firsts in oil painting at the State Fair in 2002, and first in show at the Pee Dee Regional at the Florence Museum in 2003 and 2004.

In August of 2004, Wukela won the top award for the International Colored Pencil Exhibition and the CIPPY Award. This prize was given to the Nassau Lady VIII. Nassau Lady VIII is one of a series of 11 Nassau pieces. Works from this series have won seven awards for pieces in four different methods during the last eighteen months.

Wukela’s work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, a few of which are the Governor’s Office of the State of South Carolina, Lexington State Bank, Centura Bank, Health South, Richland Memorial Hospital, McLeod Regional Medical Center, and the new Raddison Hotel at Myrtle Beach, having been selected after a state-wide competition.

Wukela is represented by Portfolio Gallery in Columbia, SC, Collector’s Café in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Muscadine Vine and the Frame Gallery in Thomson, GA.

Work by Kathy Caudill

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 4:30-5pm – Kathy Caudill will give a lecture. A third generation self-taught artist, Caudill has experience in a wide range of art mediums. She began her career working as a commercial artist doing freelance work for various advertising agencies and corporate clients.

Caudill’s subject matter derives from the ordinary people, places, and things that have special meaning to her. In her paintings, she places her primary focus effectively, capturing the emotion or feeling she wishes to convey to the viewer. Technical execution is secondary to successfully rendering a composition the viewer can relate to on a personal level.

Caudill has taught local and regional painting classes and workshops for more than twenty years. She is a Signature Member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and a member of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and the Allied Artists of America.

Work by Anna Schalk

On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 4-4:30pm – Anna Schalk will give a lecture. Schalk lived mostly outside in nature growing up in a small town in north Georgia. She spent her childhood crawling through the tunnels created by the vines and berry bushes, watching and playing with the various insects and caterpillars that she found. Schalk entertained her friends and younger children with her creations from the bark, soil, leaves and berries that were gathered during her woody explorations. She was comfortable with the peace and safety experienced in those moments of smelling and feeling the earth.

Schalk’s earth connections extended to all beings as she became aware of the impact of one being upon all. As the concept of union grew, Schalk’s paintings explored through fantasy and spirituality the union of all that is.

Schalk’s paintings are layers and layers of paint, medium, plaster and sometimes found objects. As the work in progress speaks to her as she scrapes, cuts, chisels and drills into the various layers. In the finished work, it is the painting itself that has determined its outcome.

Schalk studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art, the Maryland School of Art, the College of Charleston, and with various teachers outside of a school. In addition to painting from her soul, she pursued training in Entomology from Cornell University, Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of SC, and energetic healing from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Schalk had a private pediatric occupational therapy practice in New York City for 15 years. She is presently a teacher of Advanced Studies at the Barbara Brennan School.

Work by Carolyn Epperly

On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 4:30-5pm – Carolyn Epperly will give a lecture. After teaching art on Prince Island, Canada for two years, Epperly visited Charleston and fell in love with its beauty. Upon moving to Charleston, she taught Latin at a private school and took a watercolor class from Virginia Fouche Bolton. Watercolor became Epperly’s passion. She married a Charleston native and upon having her daughters, painting became a second career. She has studied watercolor and oil painting under nationally known artists such as Glenn Bradshaw, Katherine Chang Liu, and Ralph Smith.

Epperly earned signature status in the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She now serves as the President of the South Carolina Watermedia Society.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is a venue for contemporary artwork that is new, vital and innovative, with a focus on broadening Charleston’s arts outlook. The City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free.

The City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, and gallery hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm.

For more information, please call or e-mail the City Gallery at 843/958-6484 or e-mail to (