Biennial Regional Show of the
New England Watercolor Society

Exhibit Dates: October 3–31, 2021
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm

Congratulations to the Award Winners

1st Place: Terrace Oasis by Brenda Bechtel
2nd Place: New Snow by Erica Qualey
3rd Place: Look for Ripples by Susan Johnson

Award of Merit: West Broadway by Mary Chandler
Marilyn Sabin Memorial Award: Homeward Flight III by Dick Sabin
Caton Connector Award: Atlantic Puffin by Steve Hamlin
Jack Savenor Memorial Award for Innovative Work: Spring Roundup by Shauna Shane
Ruth Wynn Memorial Award: Duxbury Channel Markers by P. Anthony Visco
Tuttle-Robie Memorial Award: Wake Break by Nancy Walton
Image Resolution Award: Dispelling the Pigeons by Norris Strawbridge

Honorable Mention: World on Fire by Robin Beckwith
Honorable Mention: New Guinea Man by Craig Masten
Honorable Mention: Mercato Rosso by Gary Tucker
Honorable Mention: Late Afternoon at Stanford by Yvonne Posa

Arts Center East is proud to host the Biennial Regional Show of the New England Watercolor Society, October 3–31. The show, juried and judged by acclaimed artist Anni Crouter AWS, SAA, will feature 66 watercolor paintings from all six New England states.

New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) sponsors numerous shows throughout each year, but only the Biennial (Regional in odd years and North American in even) is open to nonmembers, and only acceptance to the biennial counts toward earning Signature Membership in NEWS. This will be the first NEWS Biennial hosted by a Connecticut gallery in more than a decade.

Arts Center East is located at 709 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon. The gallery is open to the public Thursday–Sunday from 1:00–5:00pm. There is no admission fee and all work is available for purchase. Visitors are required to wear masks at all times in the building. There will be no on-site reception due to Covid-19.

Exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support from our community and visitors.