It's always a pleasure to look
at good art. What is not fun is having to leave some good works out of an
There is always the question
- why this? And not that. Judging a show imitates life...which is often not
Creating a balance between
the articulated and the suggested or between image and imagination leaves
a painting open for varying opinions or interpretations.
I responded immediatly to
those that were well organized into coherent statements. I felt that while
facility was important, it isn't everything.
I also look for new awareness
or fresh insight. Fluency of technical proficiency will always catch the eye,
especially if the images are personal.
However, a simple statement
even awkwardly painted can also be powerful.
I hope you like the show!
Mary Britten Lynch
AWS, NWS, WHS (Watercolor Honor Society)
The Idaho Watercolor Society
wishes to thank Boise Cascade Corporation for their support and cooperation
in continuing to host our annual juried exhibition.