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Area artist’s work selected for exhibit

SELECTED — Richmond artist Gina Judy stands next to her painting hanging in early March at the Stifel Center in Wheeling. Its title is “Nursing-Home Series II: Dad’s ‘Golden Years’ Not So Golden.” The work has been selected to be part of Watercolor Ohio 2020, the 43rd-annual Juried Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition. -- Contributed

FINDLAY — Watercolor Ohio 2020, the 43rd-annual Juried Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, will be on display at the Fisher/Wall Gallery at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay.

The exhibition, which will open on Oct. 30 and run through Dec. 26, will include Richmond artist Gina Judy’s “Nursing-Home Series II: Dad’s ‘Golden Years’ Not So Golden”

An opening reception by the Ohio Watercolor Society is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The reception may be impacted by state regulations.

Sponsored by the Ohio Watercolor Society, a nonprofit fine arts organization, the highly competitive juried show annually attracts entries from throughout Ohio and areas along its boundaries. Chosen for the exhibition were 69 paintings from 248 entries submitted by 164 artists.

A nationally recognized juror from outside Ohio juries the show.

This year’s juror of selection and awards was Frank Eber of Paso Robles, Calif.

Eber is an award-winning watercolor artist and Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is a juried artist member of the California Art Club and conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level.

An exhibition of 32 works from this show, including all of the award winners, will tour the state of Ohio through May 2021 following the conclusion of the full exhibition at the Marathon Center. More than 350 Ohio artists are signature or associate members of the Ohio Watercolor Society, which was established in 1978 to further the stature of aqueous painting as a major art medium and to assist in the education of Ohio artists and the general public.

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