SPLASH! Promising Watercolorists

Posted in Exhibits, Past Exhibits

Beth Schoenleber, Making Do

Beth Schoenleber, Making Do

November 22, 2014 – January 18, 2015


Opening Reception

Saturday, November 22, 7-9 pm

Members and Artists Only, 6-7 pm


Gallery Talk

Sunday, January 18, 2 pm


Read Janet Purcell’s review in the Trenton Times.

Aqueous mediums like watercolor evoke a dreamy quality of quickly captured memories and impressions. The works in SPLASH! are no exception. Twenty-five artists bring unique vision and technique to a variety of subject matter. Robert Sakson, watercolorist, teacher and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society served as juror.

Alison Singer, A Caribe Market

Alison Singer, A Caribe Market

The show’s intent is to illustrate the variety of approaches used in watercolor. Highlights include a collaged watercolor with fractured birds, branches and abstract elements by Judith Hummer, a carefully rendered fence post in Making Do by Beth Schoenleber, and effective use of medium in Flats 1¢ by Thomas Finley. In a tip of the hat to painter Wayne Thiebaud, Susan Philips captures rows of pastries and sweet treats in luscious detail. Scenes from everyday life in A Caribe Market are depicted by Alison Singer, a nostalgic look at India by Medha Atre-Kulkarni, and a charming image of children fishing in a stream by Betty Timmermeyer. In a palette of soft colors, Richard Hoffman contributes a portrait of a demolished home.

Traditional subject matter is also featured. An excellent example is a detailed portrait of a young girl by Paulette Hill while Sheila Redford portrays a woman, GLADYS, in a dramatic profile with painted collaged elements. Flowers are featured singly—a paperwhite by Carrie Bouton– and Japanese irises by Pat Morgan and in bouquets—an abstracted version contributed by Barbara Marsh. Pastoral landscapes by Annemiek Haralson and a mountain stream by Lynn Cheng Vargas provide the viewer with contrasting styles. Deirdre Kennedy uses sumi ink and watercolor for her landscape of the mountains.

List of Artists

John Aaen, Princeton NJ
Medha Atre-Kulkarni, E. Brunswick NJ
Carrie Bouton, Pennington NJ
Liz Doles, Trenton NJ
Tess Fields, Wrightstown NJ
Thomas Finley, Moorestown NJ
Debby Fryer, Roseland NJ
Annemiek Haralson, Ithaca NY
Paulette Z. Hill, Allentown NJ
Richard Hoffman, Voorhees NJ
Judith Hummer, Bridgewater NJ
Suzanne Hunt, Princeton NJ
Deirdre Kennedy, Jersey City NJ
Barbara March, Marlton NJ
Pat Morgan, Beach Haven NJ
Diana Wilkoc Patton, Bridgewater NJ
Isabella Pizzano, Bloomfield NJ
Susan Philips, Chatham NJ
Sheila Redford, Princeton NJ
Michelle Rosenthal, Lawrenceville NJ
Beth Schoenleber, Doylestown PA
Allison Singer, Princeton Junction NJ
Betty Timmermeyer, Medford NJ
Lynn Cheng Varga, Yardville NJ
Peter Zdenek, Bethlehem PA