Yes, this has been definitely a year of many blessings. I'm thrilled to announce that recently I have been found eligible for SIGNATURE Status with these prestigious USA Watercolor Associations :
- - National Watercolor Society (NWS)
- - Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWCS),
- - Philadelphia Watercolor Society (PWCS)
- My watercolor "Spanish Tablecloth" was accepted in the Northeast Watercolor Society (NEWS) 43rd Annual International Competition.
- My watercolor "Individuality" was chosen as a Finalist in the Richeson 75 Portrait and Figure International Competition.
- My watercolor "Some Cups and Polka dots" received the Jack Richeson & Co. Gold Brush Award in Aquamedia at the 2019 Audubon Artists 77th Annual Exhibition.
-Just received the news that my beloved watercolor "Spanish Tablecloth with Blue Pitcher" not only SOLD...... but also was selected among the 10 FINALISTS in the Still Life Category in the Artist Magazine 2019 Open Annual Competition. One among thousands of entries. Quite an honor!!
I'm definitely having a VERY exciting year regarding my art career! So many good things happening to me!!
1 - I'm meeting more wonderful artists in person and online
2 - I've been accepted in some top notch competitions in the USA and abroad
3 - I'm winning some nice awards.
Life is good!
The year started strong for me with a series of wonderful news.
- JANUARY - My painting "Spanish Tablecloth with Blue pitcher" was accepted in the 152nd Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.
- FEBRUARY - My painting "Wrinkles to Iron" won the Best in Show Award at the Northeast watercolor Society 2019 Member Show.
- FEBRUARY - My watercolor "Some cups and Polka dots" won the Copper Beech Foundation Award (3rd Place) at the Ridgewood Art Institute 39th Regional Open Juried show
- MARCH - Notified that my watercolor "Rainbow cups" was accepted in the in the 2019 Transparent Watercolor Society of America 43rd Annual Exhibition.
- MARCH - my watercolor " Waiting for the spoon" was accepted in the II International Triennial Watercolor & Spirit - Varna 2019 - IWS Bulgaria.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND DEMOS
- Riverside Art Workshops - Newburgh, NY
MAY 22, 23 & 24 - "Playing with Glazes and Values"
- IV Encuentro Internacional de Cangas de Onis - Spain
OCTOBER 4, 5 & 6
2018 has been quite a year!!
2018 is being a great year for my artwork.
These are some of the paintings currently showing -or waiting to be exhibited- in National and International competitions :
"Rainbow Cups" - watercolor - 30" x 22"- currently participating in the Allied Artists of America 105 Annual exhibition in NYC until Sept 17 –
“Three is a crowd” - Watercolor 15” x 22” – Participating in the Watercolor International III, Thessaloniki, Greece, in November 2018
"Some cups and Polka Dots" - Watercolor 30" x 22" - has been accepted in the 118th Philadelphia Watercolor Society International Exhibition. Oct 14 -Nov 20 -
"Silk" - WC - 30" x 22" - Currently on Exhibit at the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American watercolors until Sept 17. - Has also been accepted in the 2018 Audubon Artist Annual Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club, NYC. Oct 29- Nov 9 -
"Spanish Tablecloth with Blue Pitcher" - 30" x 22" - currently participating in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors until September 30 - Awarded the Morrison Family Memorial Award -
"Some wrinkles to Iron" - 15" x 22" - currently participating the International Watercolor Society - Canada - "A symphony in watercolor" international Exhibit Set 28- oct 27 -
"Some Circles and Stripes" - 30" x 22" - Selected to participate in the NorthEast Watercolor Society 42nd international Exhibition in Kent CT, Oct 14 - Oct 28
My apologies for not sharing my news more often with you, dear friends! Too much to do and too little time!
My watercolors have been quite the hit lately and I have won several awards and sold quite a few. I'm also very visible on Facebook -where my fan base is growing really fast. They keep asking me for videos and tutorials, so I'm going to grab the bull by the horns and give it a try!
So the BIG news is that I'm finally gearing up to start producing at home some series of short videos for Youtube and Facebook..
I have also started to post on Instagram -thanks to my 13 year old son, who is coaching me on how to use a smartphone.
Mi intention is to offer videos and tutorials both in English and Spanish. Italian and French might come later. :-)
I'll keep you posted on my progress!
Busy time for me!
My watercolors have been accepted in several National and International shows in the last couple months.
"Yellow Apple" is currently in the Watercolor Salon II, in Tessaloniki, Greece.
""Silver Morning" is currently on display in Kent, CT, participating in the Northeast Watercolor International Show.
"Silk" was accepted in the American Artist Professional League 89 Grand National Juried Exhibition and is currently being displayed online.
" The Glass Decanter" was accepted in the Audubon Artist 75th Annual Exhibition and is currently being displayed online..
In the next 2 months my watercolors will be featured in two separate Solo Exhibits. By chance they were scheduled to happen almost at the same time but I found it impossible to say no to such opportunities.
Thus, for the first time ever, I’ll have 40 watercolors of mine on exhibit at the same time.
1 - Solo Exhibit at the ORMC (Orange Regional Medical Center) in Middletown NY.
DATES: October 23- Nov 21
RECEPTION: Monday, October 23, 4-6 pm
Directions: ORMC, 707 East Main St. Middletown, NY 10940
The Gallery is located on the GROUND FLOOR , in a large corridor leading to the Cafeteria.
30 watercolors will be on display at the Reception.
(It's going to be a huge exhibit with all my best pieces, old and new, in it. Some of the paintings that will be displayed at the Ellenville show, will be hanging at the Hospital for a few days before heading for Ellenville, as requested by Nina Favata, the ORMC liaison )
2 - Solo Exhibit at the Ellenville Public Library and Museum.
DATES: November 2 - December 28
RECEPTION: Saturday, November 4, 12 - 2 pm
Directions: Ellenville Library and Museum, 40 Center St. Ellenville, NY 12428
The Gallery is located in the Library in a corridor leading to the Museum.
I’ll have on display 20 recent watercolors of the Hudson Valley and Ellenville.
Announcing my first 2-Day Intensive Watercolor Workshop at the Wallkill River School of Art in Montgomery, NY.
Students must have at least basic knowledge of the medium. Template and Material List will be provided in advance.
Max number of students 12.
Fee: $140 for Non- Members, $120 for School Members
Dates: September 28 & 29, 9:30 am - 4;30 pm
Subject: A smaller version of my painting "Open your Mind, Open your Heart" (keys).
For more details, please, email me to firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you can join us!!
1- Enlarged prints of three of my watercolors were selected to hang at the new Orange Regional Medical Center in permanent display.
2- Several of my watercolors will be in Exhibit at the Orange Regional Medical Center late this Fall. Details will follow soon.
3 - Very happy to announce that my watercolor " Silver Morning" has been accepted at the 2017 NorthEast Watercolor Society International Show in Kent, Connecticut.
4 - Dates for my Solo Exhibit at the Ellenville Public Library this Fall will be announced soon.
5 - This September I'll be participating as an Art Vendor in both the Montgomery Day Street Fair and the Pine Bush Harvest Festival.
Very happy to announce that my watercolor "Yellow Apple" will be participating in the "Watercolor Salon II" in Thessaloniki, Greece, this Fall.
Lana Privitera is back in the Art world after a 10-year hiatus.