Saturday, February 19, 2011

Roland Lee Painting Receives award at Sears Invitational

The Dixie State College Sears Invitational Art Show kicked off yesterday with a gala banquet and a great watercolor painting demonstration by one of my favorite artists, Ian Ramsay. Ramsay won the purchase award last year, which qualified him to be this year's art seminar presenter as well as the juror of awards for the show. I was pleased to receive a third place ribbon for my painting of Lake Powell, "Mirrors of Stone." I was also grateful that my painting of Zion Canyon, "Zion Riverwalk" also sold at the show last night. My dear friend, Kristi Grussendorf received the blue ribbon in watercolor in her first time at the show. The show features hundreds of paintings by top artists in all media, and will be on exhibit in the Eccles Gallery on the campus through March 27.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Award at UWS Show in Ogden, UT

I was glad to get two paintings accepted into the Utah Watercolor Society Two-Star/Signature Show and was pleased to also receive an Award of Merit. My watercolor painting "Reflections of Solitude", a painting of Lake Powell, received the award while my painting "Scotney Tower" was also part of the exhibit. We traveled to Ogden, Utah for the opening reception at the Eccles Art Center in Ogden, Utah and enjoyed seeing a great exhibit and renewing acquaintances with all my fellow artists from UWS. Special thanks to show organizer Bethann Swanson for all her hard work and to Maura Naughton for safely delivering my paintings. I'm grateful to belong to such a well-run organization.