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Library Services - ART GALLERY
June 2018: Art Center Watercolor Affiliates



June 1 - 27, 2018

Bio for the Art Center of Northern NJ Watercolor Affiliates

The Art Center of Northern New Jersey felt it was important during the bicentennial year, 1976 to salute the American tradition of excellence in watercolor and to raise public awareness of this sensitive yet dynamic medium. An exhibition featuring paintings by some of New Jersey's best watercolor artists was held.


This exhibit "Watercolor, Our American Medium” was received with tremendous interest and enthusiasm. The Art Center Watercolor Affiliate group, in 1978 was then created to continue to promote watercolor as a medium.
The Art Center Watercolor Affiliates today, known as ACWA consists of an excellent group of 24 artists, who love the excitement and challenging medium of watercolor. Members work in a variety of styles, both traditional and contemporary.


ACWA exhibits bi-annually at the Art Center of Northern NJ as well as other public spaces in the metropolitan area. Education and awareness of watercolor as a medium is still our goal. Recently, we exhibited at the Belskie Museum, the Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Suffern Library where held a watercolor demonstration.
ACWA artists participate and win awards in national and local juried group shows. They exhibit in galleries, have solo exhibitions and are members of many invitational Art clubs, such as the NJ Watercolor Society, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, NYC and the American Artist Professional League. As professional artists’ they serve as jurors, instructors and demonstrators. The works of ACWA members are in public, private and corporate collections.


The members who are exhibiting in June at Valley Cottage are Paulette Cochet, Peggy Dressel, Nancy Glickman, Mary Guidetti-McColl, Joyce Kanyuk, Pam Leggate, Diane Nafash, Karen Rhodes, Rose Scaglione, Barbara Scullin, Sheila Trautman, Elly Wane and Nora Winn


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