J Felts wins Award at the 9th International Society of Acrylic Painters On-Line Exhibit.
Janet's painting, "Day is Done" won the 'Winsor Newton Award' at the 2018 On-line Exhibition. The painting is a large Acrylic painting on a gallery wrap canvas. The painting was inspired by two flowers given to her on Mother's Day. One survived the day without a blemish, but the rose was damaged. Janet came in from work to see the two flowers in a vase again the light of the setting sun on the wall. She instantly thought 'now short and beautiful life is'. She had to paint this image.
click here to see the on line show, scroll down for the artwork that made the show.
Jim Diehr & Janet Felts Win at Regional Art Expo
2018 Downtown Artists Co-op
Regional Juried Art Exposition
Marjorie Stewart Hicks., Juror for 2018
The annual Downtown Artists’ Co-op Regional Juried Art Exposition is held every August at the Downtown Artists’ Co-op Gallery, 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN. Artists 18 years or older who reside in Tennessee or Kentucky can enter the exhibit.
Jim placed is both Painting and Sculpture. Janet placed in Drawing with one of her pen & ink drawings .
Hilda Waide wins Sponsor Award at 36th Tn WS Exhibit
Hilda won the Tennessee Aquarium Sponsor Award of $1200 from the 2018 36th Tennessee Watercolor Exhibition at the Customs House Museum.
Jim Diehr wins Award at the Tennessee Watercolor Society
Patsy Sharpe Chair for the 36th TN Watercolor Exhibition
2Rivers Painter's Patsy Sharpe, who serves as the local Exhibition Chair for the 2018 event said, “We have a wonderful, supportive group of artists in Clarksville who believe in celebrating the beauty of this very difficult medium called watercolor. . . . . And what better place to have the exhibit but our own Customs House Museum, one of the best venues in the state.”
HILDA, JANET, JIM, PAT & PATSY JURIED INTO 36TH TNWS EXHIBIT
The Tennessee Watercolor Society 36th Juried Exhibition of water media paintings on paper at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center on Saturday, May 12. Sixty works have been selected for display by juror and artist Lian Quan Zhen. This marks only the second time that Clarksville has been selected as the host city since TnWS began its statewide juried competition in 1972.
2RIVERS SOCIETY OF PAINTERS FEATURED AT PEG HARVILL GALLERY AT THE CUSTOMS HOUSE MUSEUM DECEMBER 2017
Lunch Talk Dec. 12th at noon. Some of our members will be at the Museum for a Question and Answer Session.
t's free to the public.
t's free to the public.
2RIVERS PAINT OUT - October 2017
2Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out results:
Artists from around Middle Tennessee took advantage of the lovely weather this past weekend as they painted scenes of Clarksville’s downtown and river district in the fourth annual 2Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out.
The paint-out culminated with an awards reception, exhibition and sales of work produced through the weekend at the Tree of Life Center.
Three top awards received cash prizes: Tiffany Foss, Franklin, took the first place prize of $500, courtesy of Hand Family Companies, for her work, “Franklin Street Blooms,” a creative look at Couture Crush on the corner of First and Franklin streets.
Patsy Sharpe, Clarksville, received second place of $250, courtesy of Planters Bank, for “Looking Up,” a view of an ancient tree in her backyard.
Janet Felts, Erin, took third place of $100, courtesy of Heimansohn Steel and Salvage, for “Rock by the River,” painted from a Liberty Park view of the Cumberland.
Barbara Joins, Franklin, won an honorable mention award of $30, donated by Bettye Holte, for “Red Door,” an image of Trinity Episcopal Church. Foss also won the top honor for the 90-minute Quick Draw competition with an oil painting of the RiverWalk.
Respected educators and professional artists Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl, Austin Peay State University professors of art, judged work for the Paint-Out and the Quick Draw.
French expression which means 'in the open air,' en plein air painting became popular among 19th century impressionist painters intrigued by the changing patterns of sunlight on a landscape. Today’s plein air artists work in their surroundings, painting what the naked eye sees, without the focusing aid of photographs.
The 2Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out is sponsored by the 2Rivers Painters, Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, and Downtown Artists Cooperative.
Check out the 2 Rivers Plein Air Paint Out facebook page: click here
Patsy Sharpe and Janet Felts at the 2Rivers Paint Out Reception
Jim Diehr, Receives "Lifetime Achievement in Art" Award - 2016'
Award winners at the DAC Regional Show 2016
November at Jim's:
The 2Rivers Society of Painters met at Jim's beautiful home where we critiqued each other's works. Patsy shared two of her watercolors she been working on, Hilda display a finish large Liquid watercolors on yupo, Janet brought in three acrylics, a still life and two plein air pieces. Jim had two new abstracts to add to his series of primary colors. Of course, we enjoyed some wonderful food and good conversation . The group will be exhibiting their artwork at the Custom House Museum the month of December in the Peg Harvill Gallery.