Watercolour Society of WA holds annual awards in Fremantle

Wanneroo artists Marion Power and Lorraine Gardner will have works on display at the Watercolour Society of WA exhibition this weekend. Picture: Matt Jelonek d460539
Wanneroo artists Marion Power and Lorraine Gardner will have works on display at the Watercolour Society of WA exhibition this weekend. Picture: Matt Jelonek d460539

MEMBERS of the Watercolour Society of WA have been putting the finishing touches to the paintings they plan to enter into their 36th annual awards exhibition.

Opening on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Italian Club in Fremantle, the exhibition is the highlight of the society’s year.

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President Susan Payne said members would bring their latest and finest work off the easels and out of their studios to be “shown, admired, discussed and hopefully purchased by an ever increasing number of WA watercolour aficionados”.

The paintings will be judged in several categories, including best in show, general, still life, innovative and this year’s special category “Fremantle, The Passing Parade”.

The general public can vote for the “people’s choice” award.

The free exhibition is open on October 14 to 16 and will feature more than 200 watercolour paintings and demonstrations by the society’s members.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: The Watercolour Society Annual Awards Exhibition 2016

Where: The Italian Club, Marine Terrace, Fremantle

Entry: free

When: Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 9am-4pm

More: email secretarywswa@gmail.com or visit www.watercolourswa.org.au_