"Tago vos" was selected by show judge Mark Mehaffey for inclusion into the Illinois Watercolor Society 32nd National Exhibition 2016. After 55 years of painting he achieved signature member status in a dozen societies, been added to international permanent collections, and published several instructional books. He will demonstrate his techniques at the beginning of the day's presentations starting at 1 pm.
Previous submissions of this piece to group shows has been unsuccessful. I am especially fond of this piece and am thankful that it was chosen to hang among other very qualified and celebrated watercolorist peers.
Afterwards, the awards for the 53 participants will be announced. If "Tago vos" is designated an award, it will be the third consecutive time at an I.W.S. National Show. The entirety of the opening is free and open to the public to view and participate. Hospitality and music will also be provided.
The exhibition will be hung to see from May 5 - 28 in The Next Picture Show of the hometown to former president Ronald Reagan. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 1 - 4 pm. An early arrival time is recommended in order to chat with the artists and claim a comfortable seat for the succeeding presentations.