Kitty Kitty at National Watermedia Oklahoma

Kitty Kitty Cowboyed Up, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, 2011 by Sarah Atlee.

What: 36th Annual National Watermedia Oklahoma juried exhibition

Where: Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma City

When: 14 June - 6 July 2013

Join us for an opening reception Friday, June 14, 6-9 pm.

About National Watermedia Oklahoma

The 36th Exhibition of National Watermedia Oklahoma will showcase some of the finest artwork currently being produced in the U.S. This exhibit is known to reflect the wide diversity of watermedia two-dimensional art, from non-objective, abstract, and edgy to realistic, dramatic, and detailed. All entries should be created in some form of watermedia, such as acrylic, watercolor, casein, gouache, or egg tempera, and applied to paper, canvas, panel, or Yupo. Entries may include paper or fiber collage elements.

About the Juror

Frank Francese:  NWS, TWSA Master, WHS, WW, SDWS, WFWS, TWS, CWS

Frank Francese was born in Arizona in 1951 but has resided in Colorado for most of his life.  He has been a professional artist since 1976 and achieved the groundwork for his profession while attending Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.

Watercolors came to the forefront of Francese's artistic work in 1983.  His liquid style is unique and distinctive.  Frank enjoys working on a very wet surface, letting the pure color mix itself on the paper.  His shapes are large and loose, often disregarding fine detail.  Frank uses abrupt color changes of he same value with the while of the watercolor paper to bring his paintings to life.  The subject matter for Francese watercolors is always varied, reflecting his national and international travels as well as local western Colorado scenes.

Read more about the process behind Kitty Kitty Cowboyed Up.