International Watermedia 14
August 19–October 14, 2005
Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.
This international watercolor exhibition presented by the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society in collaboration with the Gallery of Contemporary Art features 113 works by artists. Artist and independent curator Katherine Chang Lui selected the show from slides. Ms Lui exhibits internationally and has had over 39 solo exhibitions and over 100 invitational and competitive exhibitions. Since 1986 she has been invited to juror over 80 shows in the United States alone. She does not believe in any heirarchy in art. In the process of selecting works for the show she looks for personal content and the artist’s ability to express this effectively and emotionally. She believes that her role as a juror is to choose the best work from the submissions. She doesn’t believe in putting the works through any personal preference filter.
The show includes 111 artists with only two artists getting two works selected. Colorado artists dominate the show with 52 hailing from Colorado, and 30 of these from Colorado Springs. The next best represented states are California with 9 artist; Texas with 7; New york with 6; and 4 from North Carolina. Washington, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania yielded two artists each. Connecticut, Virginia, Nevada, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oklahoma, Florida, and Michigan are represented by one artist. Although artist from 4 countries submitted slides, only one Canadian artist was selected to participate.
This show is the museum’s third collaboration with the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society.