Frye Art Museum

photo by Jill Berarducci

Seattle, Washington



Northwest Watercolor Society Celebrates Sixty Years: A Retrospective Exhibition in Seattle

July 8 - September 17, 2000


Watercolors and the Northwest go hand in hand. In fact, the Northwest is home to one of the largest groups of active artists in the United States specializing in this fluid medium. This summer, the Frye.Art Museum and the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) will team up to exhibit a 60 years of watercolors beginning July 8. The Frye has a long-standing tradition, spanning four decades, of presenting works by Northwest watercolor artists.

The retrospective will be the Frye's largest exhibition of the summer, featuring over 120 artworks, some dating back to the 1940s. Curator for the exhibition, Nancy Axell, points out that the, "exhibition will honor the creative and dedicated members of the Society from the past and present who have specialized in this vibrant but challenging medium of watercolor." (left: Pat Cairns, Polliwog Jar, watercolor, 32 x 39 inches)

The Northwest Watercolor Society was formed in 1939 by a small group of artists. Since then, the group has evolved into an international society with over 800 members. Some of the artists presented in this exhibition include Paul Immel, John Ebner, Fred Marshall, Fay Chong, Jackie Brooks, Carla O'Connor, and Sueellen Ross.

Several of the artists are represented in the permanent collections of the Frye Art Museum. This exhibition is presented by the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Frye Art Museum.

Read more in Resource Library Magazine about the Frye Art Museum.

For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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